Needless to say, cannabis edibles are a large and growing segment of marijuana consumption. Composed of baked goods, beverages, gummies, chocolates, and more, the cannabis-infused edibles market was estimated in 2021 to be worth $4.1 billion and is expected to reach $9.03 billion by 2026. When you think of edibles, what comes to mind is probably the sweet and sugary treats — brownies, cookies, and gummies, and those are certainly easy to find.
Many consumers prefer edibles because they’re discrete and a healthier alternative to smoking or vaping cannabis, which can exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma. Not every consumer can, or wants to, indulge in sweets — especially those who need to avoid sugar because of conditions like diabetes. Others may adhere to low sugar eating plans like keto or paleo, or just wish to avoid unnecessary sugar. So, what about sugar-free edibles? Are there any cannabis-infused treats out there for the sugar-conscious consumer? Let’s dig in.
Our Favorite Sugar-Free Edibles
Papa & Barkely Releaf Gummies
These sugar-free, gluten-free, keto-friendly, and zero-calorie edibles contain 5 mg THC and are made of fruit juice, allulose, agar agar, coconut oil, and natural coloring.
Mota Sugar-Free Jelly
Maltitol, aspartame, and agave powder stand in for sugar in this 15mg THC bite and come in cherry, citrus, tropical, and watermelon flavors.
CBD Cacao Fusion
From the folks at Buddhas Teas, this tea contains cacao powder, ginger root, cinnamon, maca root, licorice root, and rooibos. It features 5 mg of CBD and terpenes in each infusion bag.
Free the Lemon Cookie
tangy treat, monk fruit sugar is used to sweeten this gluten-free goodie.
Rosemary Cheddar Crackers
For those who want to take a walk on the savory side, check out this snack from Love’s Oven. With 10 mg of THC and made with herbs, spices, and cheddar cheese, this is a great option for those missing a sweet tooth.
Feel Well Sugar-Free CBD Lollipops
Lollipops aren’t just for kids. These 4 mg broad-spectrum CBD treats are made with sugar substitutes Isolmalt and Stevia, and come in black cherry, honey lavender, cotton candy, and grape flavors.
A Word About Sugar Substitutes
Sugar substitutes like xylitol, aspartame, stevia and others can be a great option for consumers who wish to avoid sugar. But for people with ailments like Crohn’s Disease and irritable bowel syndrome, sugar substitutes can exacerbate symptoms associated with those conditions, like bloating, gas, constipation, and diarrhea. Before you choose a sugar-free edible, make sure to read the label to ensure that the sugar substitute is one that won’t make a medical condition worse.
Our Favorite Low-Sugar Edibles
If you’re sensitive to sugar substitutes or just prefer low sugar options, these are our top picks.
Cacao Keto Bites
Made by Pantry, these dark chocolate bites are vegan, keto-friendly, and gluten free. Made with coconut sugar, the bites have a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio with 5 mg of each.
Cannabis Protein Bars
For those looking to add some protein to their snacks, check out these bars from YUP. Featuring 5 mg of THC and 20 mg of CBD, these are made without gluten, soy, added sugar, and dairy, and come in flavors like Lemon Lavender, Bacon Rosemary Bliss, and Dark Peppery Chocolate.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are There Sugar-Free Edibles?
Why yes, there are plenty of options out there, though many of them fall in the gummies category.
What are the Healthiest Edibles?
Hm…tough call, and one that boils down to personal preference. My personal choice would be the Free the Lemon Cookie made with monk fruit sugar, but you might be more into the Cacao Keto Bites.
What is the Best Brand of Edible Gummies?
Here at WikiLeaf, we’re fans of Mindy’s Edibles Gummies.
Are There Healthy Edibles?
Many of the edibles on the list above would fall into the “healthy” category. Cutting back on sugar, in general, is a good choice for your health in the long run.