For those inexperienced with cannabis edibles, experts say that less is more. Most edible products sold at metro Detroit dispensaries contain 10 to 20mg of THC — marijuana’s psychoactive compound — per serving, a dosage which can create powerful effects that may be uncomfortable for newer users. Luckily, the cannabis industry is listening — more products are available in low-THC dosages now than ever before.
Here, we’ve collected eight edibles — available at various metro Detroit dispensaries — that offer all the health-promoting properties of cannabis with only 5mg of THC (or less) per dose.
James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal lends her mastery of flavor and texture to this line of artisanal edibles produced by Cresco Labs. The Chicago-based restaurateur formulates THC and CBD gummies, fruit chews, and hard candies with vegan, non-GMO ingredients and natural fruit juices. At 5mg of THC per gummy, the line’s Botanical White Grapefruit gummies are an ideal option for those seeking low-dose pain relief in a great-tasing package. The treats combine fresh, clean grapefruit flavor with essences of gin botanicals to create a juicy, slightly sour bite. $10 for a 20-pack at Dreams Canna, 28930 Telegraph Road, Southfield; 248-357-1107. dreamscanna.com.
Women-led cannabis brand Sarah Jane crafts approachable, low-dose THC products designed to be seamlessly integrated into busy lives. Each spritz of this minty-fresh breath spray contains a precise 2mg dose of both THC and CBD, offering mild pain relief while preserving focus and productivity. Apply directly beneath the tongue for best absorption and expect effects to last from 2 to 4 hours. $7 a bottle at Puff Hamtramck, 11941 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck; 313-552-4200. puffhamtramck.wm.store.
Inspired by the El Camino Real road that winds through southern California, each of these premium cannabis gummies pairs 5mg of high-quality THC concentrate with flavors of wild blackberries and fresh raspberries. To sweeten the deal, they come in a sleek, convenient tin that slips easily into purses or pockets. $16 for a 20-pack at Liv Cannabis, 2625 Hilton Road, Suite 100, Ferndale; 248-420-4200; livcannabis.com.
Levitate’s gummies are designed to taste delicious, using expertly crafted flavors and a light, crunchy sugar coating to mask the taste of cannabis. They’re hand-crafted in small batches using full-spectrum cannabis oil derived directly from the flower, which means each gummy contains not only 5mg of THC, but also 5mg of CBD, allowing for a well-rounded, full-body effect. $10 for a 10 pack at Exclusive Ann Arbor, 3820 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor; 734-494-0772; exclusivemi.com.
Available in flavors like Tart Cherry, Moroccan Mint, Pineapple, Cinnamon, and others, these ultra-portable cannabis mints cater to sweet, sour, and spicy tastebuds. Each mint contains 2.5mg of THC, making careful dosing a cinch. Our favorite flavor for summer is Tart Cherry, which tastes almost as bright and juicy as the real thing. The slim, discreet tin fits easily into a pocket or bag. Pineapple, blackberry and cinnamon flavors available for $16 for a 40-pack at Liv Cannabis, 2625 Hilton Road, Suite 100, Ferndale; 248-420-4200; livcannabis.com.
Delivering 5mg of premium THC concentrate in every half-teaspoon squeeze, this new liquid drink enhancer can transform any beverage into a custom cannabis cocktail. The vegan, gluten-free, low-calorie formula promises to deliver effects in 30 minutes or less, and the resealable bottle makes for easy portability. $20 for a 20-dose bottle at House of Dank Ypsilanti, 50 Ecorse Road, Suite B, Ypsilanti; 833-746-7463. shophod.com.
In a laborious 10-hour process, U.S.-grown dried blueberries are infused with cannabis oil, dusted with cocoa powder, and covered with a coating of creamy milk chocolate to create this decadent edible. Each juicy bite contains 5mg of THC, and the sleek packaging is perfect for discreet dosing on-the-go. The line also offers chocolate-covered espresso beans, sea salt caramels, and peppermint patties in 5mg formulations. $14 for a 20-pack at Shango Hazel Park, 22821 S. Chrysler Drive, Hazel Park; 248-629-9681. goshango.com.
While each bar of this Michigan-made chocolate contains 100mg of THC, pre-portioned 5mg blocks make for easy micro-dosing. The creamy milk chocolate base, made of cocoa sourced from France, is infused with full-spectrum cannabis oil and comes in a variety of need-specific formulas. Want a little afternoon pick-me-up? The Daytime bars contain 20mg of caffeine for every 5mg of THC. Struggling to fall asleep? Try the Snooze bar, which offers 2.5mg of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin in every dose. For simple stress relief, the Relax bar pairs an equal dose of CBD for every mg of THC. $15 for a 100mg bar at House of Dank Center Line, 26829 Lawrence Ave., Center Line; 833-746-7463. shophod.com.
This post was originally published in 2021 and has been updated for 2022.