Gone are the days when you needed to pass around a joint in your cousin’s dark and damp basement to get some kind of high. Today, you can get that same sweet feeling a number of different ways – gummy bears, popsicles, lollipops, and of course the go-to, baked goods.
Now, thanks to a company called B-Edibles, you can add cotton candy to the list. That’s right folks, your favourite fluffy childhood treat just got even more magical.
Based in San Diego, B-Edibles officially launched in February and specializes in organic cotton candy infused with cannabis. Currently, they are in the process of launching infused sugar cubes that are micro-dosed to 10mg per cube. The company is also working on sugar substitute cubes that diabetic and cancer patients have requested.
The candy floss is made from naturally gluten and allergen-free, non-GMO organic sugar, and comes in a variety of different flavours. Some of the flavours include lavender, rose, watermelon, mango, orange, coconut and pineapple.
The company’s mission is to embrace individuality and bring colour to the cannabis community by being your authentic and beautiful self. Founder Vanessa Corrales says that before she got into the cannabis community she saw a lack of uniqueness among brands and that everything – colours, themes, taglines – started to look the same.
“For decades, I had a personal struggle with my individuality. I thought for many years that being myself wasn’t an option because work didn’t approve or people around me thought I wasn’t like them,” Corrales shares. “Fast forward to today, I thought that if I was going to be a part of my cannabis community, I would need to fit in with what already existed. I didn’t identify with anything that was available. I don’t smoke cannabis everyday, all day. I consume cannabis when my body or mind needs it, so again I would need to change in order to belong. I wasn’t okay with that option.”
Corrales knew that to stand out she would need to create a product that was noticeably different from chocolate bars or baked goods; anything else that was already on the market. She landed on cotton candy after meeting with some friends who are chefs to discuss different options. “Candy Floss or Cotton Candy was the best option since I’ve had a non-medicated cotton candy catering company for a few years now, so I already know how to work with sugar.”
The bright colours and fun packaging alone is enough to make B-Edibles standout. “Another amazing aspect of cotton candy is that it makes people nostalgic, it brings them to their happy place when they were kids and that brings smiles to faces without even opening the product,” Corrales says. However, unlike the traditional sugar-on-a-stick traditionally found at carnivals, circuses and fairs, B-Edibles is made without the use of artificial flavours, colours or preservatives, and uses lab tested C02 oil for their cannabis extracts. Because it is fresh to order and uses natural ingredients, the shelf life for the cotton candy is only 30 days. But based on the feedback so far – the company has been awarded three edible awards since beginning their journey – consumers will be lucky if there’s any left by then.
As of now, only California verified medical marijuana patients can get this sweet treat, and the best method of obtaining the edible is to request it at a local dispensary where one is a registered patient, or visit the B-Edibles stand at local events. B-Edibles also caters events, which is where most of their patient interaction has been made so far, however they are working to get into some dispensaries so that even more patients can experience the product.
“I want B-Edibles (“Be”) to embrace uniqueness, self-respect, happiness and confidence,” says Corrales. “Introducing cannabis into my life wasn’t just helping with my endometriosis pain, it helped me love myself again and be happy with the woman I have become. I truly believe that Be will help with breaking the stigma surrounding cannabis with its colourful approach, specifically in the Hispanic community. This 2 letter word is the be-ginning. Be amazing, Be loved, Be pain-free, Be colorful, Be medicated, Be yourself, just start Being.”
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