Edibles are a popular method of intake for a number of reasons — they're discreet, easy to dose, and fun to consume.
According to data from Headset, edibles continue to grow in popularity, accounting for 12% of the national market share in 2022. In Colorado, the first legal-ish cannabis market in the US, they're even more popular, comprising close to 15% of sales in the state.
While edible cannabis used to be synonymous with the weed brownie, times are changing. Last year, brownies made up only 1% of national edibles sales, while gummies dominated the market, accounting for close to 75% of sales nationwide.
Another development we've seen is the shift from products made with distillate, a THC-only cannabis extract, to products made with high-quality, full-spectrum extracts like solventless hash (live rosin) and hydrocarbon extracts (live resin).
Having matured along with the market, consumers now look for weed treats that make them feel happy, healed, and relieved, not just earth-shatteringly high. So to snapshot this stage in the wildfire evolution of weed gummies and beyond, we looked at the best edibles in the state where it all started, Colorado.
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How I found the best edibles in Denver
When choosing which brands and products to include in this list, here's what we took into consideration:
- Personal experience: I've been writing about cannabis for close to a decade, so I'm extremely familiar with what's going on in the edible world.
- Expert interviews: There's a ton of crossover in the edible products available in the California and Colorado markets, so depending on where you live, you may already be familiar with most of these brands and products. However, to be sure this portrait of the Denver market is as accurate and current as possible, I interviewed a number of industry experts, budtenders, dispensary owners, journalists, etc.
- Quality: Quality is obviously a major factor when quantifying a term like "best" — especially in the edibles space where you have products running the gamut from solventless rosin granola bars to distillate syrup made out of goo. I took into account each edible's ingredients, who the brand works with to create them, where the flower or extracts comes from, and more.
- Brand reputation: In my opinion, great brands don't make bad products, so I included only brands with solid reputations that are loved by consumers and respected by industry insiders who really have that tea.
With these protocols in mind, here are the best edibles in Denver by category.
Best overall edibles in Denver
Dialed In was at the top of every expert list when it came to the best overall brands. Specializing in fruit and vegetable-based gummies and its own Liquid Gummies, a syrup product, Dialed In produces small-batch collaborations featuring strain-specific solventless rosin from some of the best cultivators in Colorado.
Wyld is a nationwide gummy phenom that has dominated most legal markets — Colorado included. While its original line of THC and ratio gummies is great, Good Tide, a new solventless brand under the Wyld umbrella, is even better. But, more on that later.
Coda Signature has been around forever — and for good reason. Its line of truffles and chocolate bars are celebratory, gourmet, and totally delicious. For Denverites looking to ball out without breaking the bank, look no further than Coda.
Best high-THC edibles in Denver
Dialed In Liquid Gummies
Liquid Gummies are a popular line of live rosin-infused simple syrups by our expert-favorite brand Dialed In. These 100-milligram vegan syrups are made with fruit, vegetables, and high-quality, single-strain live rosin from Colorado's best cultivators.
Available in a number of classic strains like Donny Burger and Sour Diesel, as well as hype strains like Kush Mints and Bananagrams, they can be added to any beverage or dessert, or you can stay true to the name and drink your gummies straight out of the bottle.
Good Tide Hash Rosin Gummies
Good Tide is a new gummies brand by Wyld that specializes in tropical-flavored hash rosin infused with effects-based terpenes. These 10-milligram gummies come in three flavors: Pineapple (sativa), Guava (hybrid), and Mango (indica). The combination of full-spectrum rosin and real-fruit ingredients offers tropical flavor with radiant highs that do not disappoint.
Keef 100 milligram Sodas
Keef is a true OG in the cannabis beverage space and a great way to get super high super fast. Its line of 100-milligram sodas puts a weedy spin on classic flavors like Original Cola Coke, Orange Kush, and Bubba Kush Root Beer, all three of which may or may not make the best (read: most potent) ice cream float of your life.
Best high-CBD edibles in Denver
1906 Chill Drops
If you're not quite ready for a psychoactive voyage but still want to switch gears, check out 1906's Chill Drops for Relaxation. 1906 is a high-concept effects-based brand with a lineup of innovative “drops" that use a blend of cannabinoids and medicinal plants to produce various effects.
Each Chill Drop contains 25 milligrams of CBD and 5 milligrams of THC, with the plant-derived amino acid L-theanine and Magnolia flower, which is used in Chinese medicine to alleviate anxiety.
WYLD Pear 1:1 CBG Gummies
These 1:1 THC:CBG gummies from Wyld are some of the best feeling edibles I've ever experienced and are available in most legal markets. CBG (or cannabigerol) is known as “the mother of all cannabinoids," meaning all cannabinoids start at CBG. Like THC, it binds to both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, meaning it can help regulate the nervous system, in addition to its potentially anti-inflammatory and relaxing effects.
Each gummy contains 10 milligrams of CBG and 10 milligrams of THC, a combination that may leave you with a warm, titillating feeling where you can't stop smiling no matter how hard you try.
710 Labs Hash Rosin Gummies
710 Labs is one of the best hash brands in the world, and its gummies don't disappoint. Full disclosure: these are not for the faint of heart. While each gummy only contains THC, the effect feels much stronger — in the best way possible.
In true 710 Labs form, these gummies come in limited-edition strain drops and cost a pretty penny. But as with all things, and especially weed, you get what you pay for.
Editor's note: Weedmaps does not get affiliate revenue from the brands recommended in this article. All products are chosen independently by the author. The only influence Weedmaps News is under is weed.