Edible Marijuana Naysayers Shut Down with Safer Snack Labeling
The idea of mixing cannabis and tasty treats to create edible marijuana snacks can leave may consumers in a daze—literally. But these mouthwatering goods don’t just look enticing to the typical marijuana user, they can be just as delicious to consumers that had no intention of getting high.
To keep marijuana snacks beneficial for their intended parties and leave their respectability intact, Baked Smart has created an easy to use, effective, and super cool way to label ganja goodies: Cannacals™, the simple and inexpensive way to mark cannabis-infused foods.
Exploring the Pros and Cons of Edible Marijuana Snacks
When most people think about consuming weed, you might picture a huge cloud of smoke with a hazy view of assorted bongs, rolling papers, and/or pipes. Although smoking is a popular method, you don’t have to learn how to roll your own joint to get high. By definition, an edible is any product containing the cannabinoids THC and/or CBD that can be consumed by eating or drinking.
You’d be surprised by how many different types of edibles are available—just look at our compilation of tempting holiday recipes! Nonetheless, people choose to eat marijuana snacks for a variety of reasons.
Why People Keep Coming Back for More Edibles (Pros)
- Some medical marijuana patients cannot inhale smoke due to other conditions and others prefer to protect their lungs.
- If you want to hide the fact that you’re going to get high around certain people, you can easily do that by ingesting some cannabinoids, rather than smoking them.
- Depending on the strength of the edible, you may experience a much longer high than if you were to smoke your ganja.
- Many consumers report that there is a different “bodily” high or affect of consuming marijuana snacks compared to smoking due to the cooking process.
Baked Smart is Here to Erase the ONE Reason Edibles Are Frowned Upon (A Single Con)
Although marijuana use is being increasingly accepted, there are still naysayers that claim it’s not safe.
Unfortunately, there have been past instances where edible snacks become confused with the “normal” baked good, kicking off a high for someone it was never intended for. Even though this makes for a hysterical plot twist for a comedy skit, it can be very serious—especially because children are attracted to sweets just like anyone else. Thankfully, Cannacals™ came and saved the day!
What Are Cannacals™?
These God-sends are edible labels that can be baked into (or applied after baking) your actual edibles for safe labeling! Why is this necessary?
Plastic containers and lids become mixed and lost all the time, so it’s not safe to rely on an outside layer to warn people of the substances contained. And let’s be real…young kids don’t take the time to read labels either—especially when there’s a delicious cookie on the other side of that pesky Tupperware lid. With the increasing popularity of edible marijuana, Baked Smart has provided consumers a way to make an awesome product safer for everyone by launching Cannacals™ and founding the Green Cross Initiative.
What Types of Cannacals™ Are Available?
The beauty is that Cannacals™ can be customized for branding (23 designs to choose from) and to fit regulatory requirements depending on your edible product.
- Cannacals™ Home Kits—Allow the average joe to mark their edibles at home for personal use.
- Cannacals™ Transfers—Make it easy to label small edibles like chocolate, hard candies, caramel, gummies or taffy.
- Cannacals™ Baking Sheets—Perfect for pan baked goods like cookies or brownies that will label a whole single side of the edible.
- Cannacals™ Targets—Allow for a focused application that does not cover the entire surface area on one side of an edible. Ideal for baked goods, pastry items and hard candies.
You Can Become a Part of The Green Cross Initiative, Too!
As a business that sells edibles or even the average cannasnack consumer, you play a part in the success or demise of the future of edible marijuana use. By making each tasty treat easy to identify, you can ward off those who aren’t old enough or not interested and welcome those who are intentionally wanting to get high.
If you’re in Colorado, there’s no reason to not become a part of The Green Cross Initiative. If you’re not in the state and think that this initiative could be helpful in other places, we encourage you to contact your state legislators here. After all, Baked Smart has made edibles more fun and safe for everyone!
About the Author:
Maxine Samone Parks spends her free time curating awesome articles, branding businesses, and documenting her journey on Instagram. Get daily news on everything hip and urban—including the best business practices for up and coming brands—by visiting www.maxinesamone.com.