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The Best Low-Dose Cannabis Edibles

Our favourite weed gummies, drinks and drops with less than 3 mg THC.
The Best Low-Dose Cannabis Edibles

(Photo illustration: Isie Yang)


Since cannabis edibles hit the legal market in 2019, they’ve become pretty much my only method of consuming weed: Smoking burns my lungs and stinks up my house, vapes are too much of a commitment, capsules are boring and don’t even get me started on the skunky taste of most oils and tinctures. Peta Francis, the purchasing manager for the Tokyo Smoke’s Ontario and Newfoundland stores, says I’m right on trend: Edibles—a category which includes everything from weed gummies and chocolates to drinks and baked goods—are especially popular with the chain’s female customers.

I’m also all about micro-dosing—who has time to be high for hours on end?! Once again, according to Francis, I’m right there with many of Tokyo Smoke’s female clientele, especially those in the post-35 crowd. “We’re adults with day-to-day responsibilities,” she says, “Consumers like low-dose options so they can really control their experience.”  

But low-dose cannabis edibles (those containing less than a 3 mg dose of THC) can be hard to find. That’s because there’s a maximum 10 mg of THC allowed in every package of edibles, and since most manufacturers want to get the biggest bang for their buck, that means you’re often stuck with higher doses. But that amount of THC is a lot for the casual user who’s just looking for a little buzz on a Tuesday night.

That’s why Francis and I have created this quick list of some of our favourite low-dose weed gummies and edibles. For simplicity’s sake, I’ve mostly linked to the Ontario Cannabis Store, but even they don’t carry everything in this category. You can always check what’s available at your neighbourhood dispensary. (Edibles don’t always get as much shelf space as they deserve IMO, so if you’re after something really specific I’d call ahead to see if they stock it! And, of course, be sure to keep all edibles locked away from pets and kids.) 

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Lord Jones Chocolate fusions in cookies and cream flavour

Ok, these little bubbles of chocolatey goodness are my go-to after-dinner treat. You would never know that this triple-layered confection—creamy white chocolate, cookie crunch bits and a chewy fudge centre—has cannabis in it. Francis is into them, too. “I find the winning products are the ones that are delicious, and you can’t taste any THC — just the pure goodness of the candy.” If cookies and cream isn’t your, um… jam… there are also Salted Caramel and Dazzleberry Pop versions (the latter features  a sweet berry centre and pop rocks-style candies.) 

 $5.50 for a five-pack; 2 mg THC per piece.

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Olli Juicy Bursts Passionfruit for Mango cannabis edibles, purple with one cut to show orange oozing from the inside

Canadian company Olli's latest edible is giving serious Bubblicious vibes. The juicy mango liquid centre of this gummy explodes in your mouth when you bite down—and I’m here for it. 

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$5.25 for a four-pack; 2.5 mg THC and 10 mg CBD per piece. 

With 5 g of sugar per serving, the Green Monké collection of low-dose sparkling drinks—there are also  Mango Guava and Pineapple Coconut flavours—are slightly sweet but not overwhelming.  The 3 mg of THC in each can is also nicely balanced with 6 mg of CBD.

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$5.05 per 350 mL can; 3 mg THC and 6 mg CBD per can. 

A white, pink and green container reading "Sugar-coated Pearls" strawberry melon 4:1 40 mg can; 10 mg the per package, 5 pearls next to five pink weed gummies
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Sugar-coated Pearls soft gummies taste good, and they work. Pearls focusses on minor cannabinoids—a.k.a. lesser-known cannabinoids like CBN, CBC and CBG that have different effects than THC or CBD—and there’s a Pearl for every type of girl (see what I did there?). I’m a fan of the Strawberry Melon version with CBN, which helps me sleep. 

$5.20 for a four-pack; 2.5 mg THC and 10 mg CBN per piece.

A package of mod drops THC drops variety pack with a green bottle reading THC lime drops; a red bottle reading THC berry drops; a pink bottle that says THC watermelon drops; and a blue bottle that says THC drops; all say "your dose. your way." for a piece on the best low-dose cannabis edibles and weed gummies
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Ok, this is a bit of a cheat because these lightly flavoured water-soluble drops aren’t technically edible on their own: You have to put them into something—I usually go for a glass of Perrier—but they’re my absolute best hack. You can use them to  perfectly calibrate exactly how much cannabis you want to drink without all the sugariness or empty calories of most of the pot beverages on the market. They also aren’t oil-based, so you don’t have to deal with the icky oily texture you get with many weed tinctures, either. One drop is equal to about 1 mg of THC, and with up to 60 drops in every bottle, these are cheap as chips, too. 

$24.95 for a four-flavour variety pack (which includes cherry, lime and watermelon flavours as well as unflavoured), 240 mg THC total; $9.95 for one bottle; 60 mg THC per bottle.

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Olli Sugar Free 1:1 Orchard Fruit Gems in pink, red, green and orange on a white background for a post on the best low-dose cannabis edibles

Are you a hard candy lover? Then this sugar-free, low-cal variety pack of candies inspired by the fruits of Ontario orchards (McIntosh Apple, Niagara Peach, Sweet Cherry and Juicy Pear) is for you.  

$5.75 for four pieces; 2.5mg THC and 2.5mg CBD per piece. 

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A blue resealable bag reading "Bernard's Cannabis Creations" "Presented by Palm Gardens" "Chocolate Nut Cup Assortment" "assortment de Tastes au chocolat et aux noix" with four low-dose chocolate cannabis edibles next to the weed gummy package

This Canadian company has been in the chocolate business for five generations, so you know when they jump on the cannabis train it’s going to be good. This variety pack features almond, hazelnut, pistachio and peanut butter mini cups. (One caveat: This brand can be tough to find on the East Coast.)

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$8.95 for four pieces; 2.5 mg THC per piece. 

A bag of Wyld Real Fruit Dark Cherry Gummies 5:1 for a post on the best low-dose cannabis edibles

Gummies aren’t my first choice of edible, but these ones are so tasty even I can’t resist. This Climate Neutral Certified Brand uses eco-conscious botanicals and compostable packaging, and at a scant 1 mg of THC per gummy, you’ll barely know you’ve taken one until you feel just a bit more chilled out. (This one also has CBN in it for snoozing because yes, I’m very tired.)

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$9.99 for four pieces; 1 mg THC and 5 mg CBN per piece.

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