The 8 Best Cannabis Bath Salts of 2022 

Self Care may be the buzzword of 2022, but we’ve got a better way to elevate your routine than bottomless brunches. We’ve curated a list of the best cannabis bath salts of 2022 to help you find ultimate relaxation and get rid of stress. From foot soaks to body scrubs and more, cannabis-infused bath salts can offer major relief for every body. 

THC and CBD bath products are on the rise, and it’s important to know exactly what you’re using. High quality ingredients and essential oils play a huge part in offering the most relief. From their ingredients to their delivery, you’ll find both relaxation for body and mind on our list of top-tier infused bath salts. 

Marijuana Bath Salts

These marijuana bath salts are THC-infused and ready to help you find easy ways to elevate your self care. Bath Salts are for more than just baths — you can use these THC and CBD products as shower steamers, foot soaks, and more.

Rose Bath Salts by Nové

Rose Bath Salts by Nové contain 100mg of CBD and 100mg of THC for a powerhouse punch of relief. CBD acts as the ideal inflammation fighter and muscle relaxer. Because Nové Luxury Topicals uses premium herbal ingredients, you’re getting real rose essence, not a perfumed product. The fresh, floral aroma from this THC brand doesn’t overpower or smell too sweet. 

Great for any body aches, this THC and CBD-infused bath soak also works well as a foot soak, especially after a long day of exploring in the mountains. Give them a try by shopping at Colorado dispensaries, and if you’re a medical patient, check out their extra-potent 500mg CBD:500mg THC version. 

Papa & Barkley ReLeaf Soak 

Another product taking relaxation to a new level is Papa & Barkley’s ReLeaf Soak. This is a 1:3 CBD:THC bath soak, so you get unmatched relief almost instantly. They use Dead Sea Salt for a truly relaxing experience and their infusions also use high quality ingredients so you don’t lose any long term relief. 

With 17mg CBD and 50mg THC per pouch, it’s a great option for those looking for consistent relief over a longer period of time. You can dissolve a little or the whole pack into warm water, and be able to continue on with your day with very little down time. Papa & Barkley ReLeaf Soak works wonders on post-work out bodies or after intense activity. 

Lavender Bath Soak by Avexia 

With 100mg THC per jar, this Lavender Bath Soak is sure to deliver targeted relief. The lavender scent is light and relaxing, soothing away stress. Calming aromatherapy aids the natural, sleep-promoting effects of cannabis, making this a great potential solution for those struggling to get quality rest. 

We’re not doctors, but if you experience insomnia, chat with a registered, cannabis-trained medical professional. Our partners at Leaf 411 would be happy to help, and their hotline is free.  

If you’re looking for this soak from Avexia, visit Illinois dispensaries. Note that if you’re local to Colorado, this Lavender Bath Salt from Nové is a great alternative. 

Himalayan Kush Mineral Salt by OM

OM is a household name in self-care cannabis products. Their mineral salts offer intensive relief to targeted areas through a proprietary blend of minerals, oils, and salts. Specifically, their full-spectrum infusions include rose quartz, magnesium, and Himalayan Salt for a totally unique experience. These OM Mineral Salts are perfect for targeting areas that need quick delivery like bruises, bumps, sprains and stresses so you can get back to being you.

Each pouch of Himalayan Kush Mineral Salts contain 25mg CBD and 25mg THC, and are available at select dispensaries in California.  

Eucalyptus Bath Salts by Nové

If self-care is a part of your routine, you’ll likely know the benefits of eucalyptus. Recreational Eucalyptus Bath Salts from Nové Luxury Topicals are 100mg THC per pouch with 5mg THC per dose. Meanwhile, their medical version contains 500mg THC with 25mg doses. By dissolving just one scoop into hot water, you’ll find that relaxation comes quickly for you. 

The eucalyptus aroma helps transport you away, even if you only have 5 minutes for self care. This infusion is ideal for working out worry and staying out of stress. Eucalyptus is a powerful aroma that helps to open up your mind and body. After soaking, consider pairing the experience with some stretches and meditation — trust us, cannabis and yoga are a great combo. 

Find them in stores throughout Colorado. 

Hemp Bath Salts

CBD Muscle Soak by Not Pot

A well-respected CBD brand, Not Pot created this CBD Muscle Soak with pain relief in mind. It’s no secret that cannabis use for pain is highly common — in fact, according to a recent Gallup poll, it’s the #1 reason Americans use hemp-infused products. 

Whether you’re looking to ease muscles or simply relax, this 300mg CBD bath soak is a great choice. Made with dead sea salt and peppermint essential oil, its refreshing effects can be enjoyed throughout the United States. 

CBD Luxury Soaking Salts by Empower Bodycare

Empower Bodycare has developed one of the best, pure CBD soaking salts on the market for 2022. There’s 250mg of CBD behind Empower’s 16oz package of CBD Luxury Soaking Salts. Their salt blend includes epsom and Himalayan salts to give you a truly relaxing experience. Their combination of essential oils like bergamot and lavender give Empower a unique scent that won’t overpower you. You can melt away stress with the pure CBD isolate and aroma, and get back to feeling better, wherever you are in the U.S.  

Muscle Soak Bath Salts by Vertly  

For those long days you need to recover from, the Vertly CBD Bath Salts give you all the goodness of powerful CBD soaking. Vertly uses full spectrum CBD which includes many cannabinoids and terpenes that help deliver the full effect of the CBD. The scent is pure relaxation with clary sage, lemongrass, ginger and Dead Sea salt combining to transport you away from stress. 

Enjoy the Best Cannabis Bath Salts on the Market

Essential oils, epsom salt, and infusions for every body make these products some of the best cannabis bath salts for 2022. At Nové, our infused bath salts offer a premium product at an every day price, with luxuriously relaxing results. But we know our way around all aspects of self care! Browse our website to discover more of our products including luxury chocolates and gummies.


What is Single-Origin Chocolate?

What is single-origin chocolate? At its heart, this is chocolate made from the cocoa beans of a single location — just one harvest from the same grove of trees.

When we talk about gourmet food, we always talk about the ingredients. For example, wine connoisseurs recognize that the origin of the grapes and even the composition of the soil they are grown in can be tasted in the final product. 

We call this the terrior, or the element of the earth that is infused into each plant as it grows. Just as flowers are different colors grown in different soil and grapes from different countries grow with different flavors, the same can be said of chocolate. 

More on Single-Origin Chocolate

Choosing single-origin provides a unique quality that can only be found, well, from one place in the world. 

Cacao beans used to create single-origin chocolate share unique qualities and the exact same balance of nutrients from the soil, the weather, and level of care. Terrior, the French word for “soil,” is most often discussed during wine tastings, but the same can be applied to craft coffee, honey, olive oil, and even cannabis! 

The soil’s acidity, unique blend of nutrients, and weather patterns from the local ecosystem all affect how each crop grows — as well as what they yield. 

When you source single-origin chocolate, you are tasting not just the chocolatier's artistry, but the taste of the single, special orchard where your cocoa powder comes from.

Did You Know? It takes about 400 beans processed into raw cocoa powder to produce one pound of chocolate. 

What Makes Single-Origin Chocolate So Special?

Single-origin chocolate is like no other. We don't say this as a platitude or an airy statement; it's the exact truth. Every source of single-origin chocolate will make a unique product, even compared to chocolates made with the same recipe using a different cocoa source. 

This is because cocoa isn't a pure chemical that is the same every time; the beans take on the flavor of where they are grown. Two different single-origin chocolates from different orchards will taste subtly different. The more distant these orchards are from one another, or differing in care from their farmers, the more flavors will change in the chocolate itself. 

If you want to experience a truly one-of-a-kind taste, seek out single-origin brands that specialize in creating gourmet chocolates.  

Did You Know?

  • Every cacao tree produces about 2,500 beans.
  • Some cacao trees are over 200 years old, but produce beans for only 25 years.
  • It can take up to five years for a cacao tree to produce its first bean.

How is Single-Origin Chocolate Sourced?

Did you know that most cocoa powder used in chocolate production is made from a blend of different sources? Farmers send their cocoa beans in to be processed, and even international raw cocoa may be mixed by brands that source from multiple countries.

To create single-origin gourmet chocolate, chocolatiers must cultivate a relationship with farmers or farm-direct suppliers. Global markets will typically sell a commercial blend, easily made by processing many farm products in large facilities. And in fact, blended chocolate can be and is delicious. 

But for that unique single-origin chocolate experience, brands need to know the farmers directly. To cultivate the best single-origin chocolate, there's a need to find the best farmers whose terrior is truly superb.

A cocoa farmer has a lot to gain from partnering directly with single-origin chocolatiers. A line into the gourmet industry can often boost profits and provide further incentive to lovingly cultivate a natural richness of flavor in each cocoa bean's terrior qualities.

Did You Know?

  • Most Cocoa trees are raised by hand on family-owned farms.
  • About 70% of all Cocoa orchards are in West Africa.

Can Single-Origin Chocolate be Cannabis-Infused?

If you love chocolate, you may naturally be interested in gourmet chocolate edibles, or chocolates infused with cannabis oil. Cannabis and gourmet chocolate are a wonderful combination, providing both that flavorful mood lifting benefit of chocolate and the more holistic rewards of THC, CBD, or full-spectrum cannabis oils.

Single-origin chocolate can be made using cannabis oil as part of the oil infusion that makes the chocolate soft and creamy. With proper dosing, oils in chocolate help achieve the right texture — and when it comes to cannabis oil, a balanced effect that’s uplifting, but not overpowering. 

Did You Know?

  • The Aztec emperor Montezuma drank 50 cups of cacao a day from a golden chalice.
  • Cocoa beans have been so valuable that Mesoamericans used them as currency.

Where Can You Find Single-Origin Chocolate Edibles?

Single-source chocolates are a specialty product that few cannabis brands carry. While the trend may soon become more widespread, today you will need to know which brands to seek if you want single-origin chocolate edibles. 

At Colorado dispensaries, look for Nové Luxury Edibles. Our single-origin chocolates come in a beautiful variety of flavors and infusions for you to choose from. Whether you are seeking a sumptuous evening or the perfect cannabis gift for a friend, Nové has a selection that you'll be sure to love.

Now that you know and appreciate what is single-origin chocolate, see our store locator to discover where you can find Nové near you. Dispensaries that carry Nové may also offer online ordering, making it even easier to elevate your everyday with chocolate that carries the flavor of the very trees where it was grown. 


10 Tips for Making Chocolate Edibles Recipes (To Set You Up for Success)

The demand for cannabis products has been on the rise as more and more states legalize recreational use. According to Statista, the spending on legal cannabis is anticipated to exceed 33 billion dollars globally by 2025. And while it’s easy enough to buy cannabis-infused products, we invite you to express some creativity in the kitchen. To help set you up for success, below are our top 10 tips for making chocolate edibles recipes. 

Tips for Making Chocolate Edibles

Working with chocolate is not as easy as it seems. It can be temperamental and take a lot of time and patience to master the techniques needed to create yummy chocolate edibles. But with practice and by following these tips, you'll soon have your own delicious recipes for making chocolate bars and other cannabis-infused edibles that are sure to impress.

1.   Start with good quality chocolate

Using good quality chocolate is the key to making delicious chocolate edibles. Single-origin chocolate is preferred, as each growing region reflects unique, subtle flavors, along with the fact that in general, it’s more ethically sourced. Experiment with white, milk, and dark chocolates, along with varying cacao percentages.

2.   Use high-quality cannabis oil or butter

To get the most potent and flavorful results from your chocolate edibles recipes, you should use high-quality cannabis oil or cannabis-infused butter. This ensures that all of the terpenes and cannabinoids are preserved to get all of the wellness benefits you're after when enjoying your homemade chocolates.

3.   Temper your chocolate properly

Tempering is an essential part of working with chocolate as it helps ensure that your final product has a smooth texture and shiny appearance, with no streaks or spots on its surface. Proper tempering also results in a nice snap when breaking up your chocolate, rather than the dull sound that would indicate it was not tempered correctly.

The two main ways of tempering chocolate are tabling and seeding. Seeding is the easiest method and involves simply melting your chocolate, then adding in a few chunks of untempered chocolate and stirring until it's melted. This is the method commonly used when making things like chocolate bars or truffles. On the other hand, tabling involves a more precise placement and movement and is best used when making things like chocolate bark or decorations.

4.   Don't skimp on the prep work

Whether you're trying to make a simple chocolate sauce or complex multi-layer bonbons, you must take the time to properly prepare your ingredients and equipment. This means having all your ingredients measured out ahead of time, as well as making sure that your workstation is clean and free of any potential contaminants.

Also, ensure that you use a double boiler when melting your chocolate, as it will help prevent the chocolate from burning or clumping.

5.   Know your doses

One of the most important things to keep in mind when making chocolate edibles recipes is knowing how much THC is in each serving. Start with small doses and work your way up until you find the perfect amount for you. It's always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to cannabis-infused edibles, as they can take up to 2 hours to take effect.

6.   Use a mold for consistent sizing

If you want your chocolate edibles to be a certain size or shape, then using a mold is the way to go. You can find molds specifically designed for making chocolates, or you can get creative and use molds for other types of foods, like candy or baked goods. The goal here is to have fun with your chocolates and express your creativity. 

7.   Be patient

This is especially important when tempering your chocolate. If you rush the process, your chocolate will be more likely to become unusable. The same goes for waiting for your chocolate edibles to set; don't try to hasten the process by putting them in the fridge or freezer, as this could cause them to crack. 

As you melt the chocolate with a double boiler, make sure to stir gently with a rubber spatula. Be sure to work slowly, as overheating or stirring too hard can cause your chocolate to "seize" or become grainy. Pour the mixture into your mold and let it sit at room temperature.

8.   Store your chocolate edibles in a cool, dark place

Chocolate should be kept in a cool, dark location such as a pantry or cupboard. This helps to prevent it from melting or becoming too soft. When storing cannabis-infused edibles, it's important to keep them in an airtight container to preserve freshness.

9.   Experiment with flavors

One of the fun aspects of working with edibles is that you have many different flavor options. Chocolate pairs well with a variety of flavors, so don't be afraid to experiment when coming up with your own recipes. Some good flavor combinations to try include chocolate and mint, chocolate and raspberry, chocolate and orange, chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate and salted caramel, etc.

10.   Have fun!

Making chocolate edibles recipes should be a fun and delicious experience, so don't take it too seriously! Have fun experimenting with different flavors and textures, and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment when you finally perfect your process.

Also, think outside the box when it comes to packaging and labeling your creations. You can even get fancy by adding decorations like edible gold leaves, chocolate chips, or colored sprinkles.

Sometimes you win, and sometimes your edibles don't turn out quite as planned, but that's all part of the learning process.

The Bottom Line

Chocolate edibles are a perfect way to elevate any dessert or even elevate your everyday mood! With their delicious flavor and potent effects, they are a perfect treat at any time. You can now have fun crafting these amazing delights in your kitchen with our easy tips. 

Nové, one of brands made by Medically Correct, offers 6 indulgent luxury chocolate flavors. Check out our store locator to find a dispensary retailer near you! 

 


8 Cannabis Trends: What’s Hot and What’s Next

2022 is shaping up to be a year of groundbreaking cannabis industry shifts. We predict that recreational and medicinal marijuana will take on a central role in the economic, healthcare, cultural, and social progression of the nation. Take a look at our top 8 picks for this breakthrough year's most "smoking" cannabis trends: what's hot and what's next. 

8 Cannabis Trends: What's Hot and What's Next

1. Legalized Marijuana Nationally

The 116th Congress passed The MORE Act to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substance Act in just one chamber – the House – right as the session was expiring in December 2020. This big move may have come a little too late for the Senate to take up the bill, but the fact that the 117th Congress passed The MORE Act in the House again in April 2022 is considered a good sign. That, combined with a slew of new legislation aimed at hammering out the details of getting cannabis legalized, makes for a promising outlook.

Bills in the Congressional pipeline include Senate leaders' groundbreaking Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, the Cannabidiol and Marijuana Research Expansion Act, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries' and Rep. Brian Mast's PREPARE Act.

2. Edibles Take a Bigger Bite Out of the Cannabis Market

"I have always appreciated the ability of chocolate to blend with cannabis." – Nové Co-Founder and Executive Chef, Josh Fink

Market research indicates that cannabis sales are set to explode in the edibles segment of the market, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.1% between 2021 and 2026. One of the reasons for this trend is that cannabis edibles have never been better. The reason? Advancements in plant-based research mean that edible companies are becoming more adept at understanding how their customer's health and happiness can both be elevated by using the right combination of ingredients.

Another way of putting this is that cannabis businesses are leveraging science to merge food and therapeutics in the application segment of the edibles market.

Nové Luxury Edibles is one example of this. CEO Rick Scarpello, Executive Chef Josh Fink, and the rest of the dosing pioneers at the award-winning brand incredibles recently took cannabis edibles to the next level by introducing single-sourced South American cacao beans into their creations. They also brought a team of expert chefs on board who use their culinary skills to take optimal advantage of the cannabinoids present in high-quality chocolate.

When expertly blended with similar cannabinoids found in cannabis oil and terpene-rich fruits, these luxury chocolate bars produce what's known as the entourage effect, where each mouthwatering ingredient helps boost the others' wellness effects – while also providing next-level flavors consumers can't get enough of.

3. SAFE Banking Act Predicted to Pass, Leveling the Economic Playing Field

Nearly a dozen years after first being introduced, the pressure is building to (finally!) pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act. If successful, the bill would put protective measures in place for bankers at the regulatory level so they feel safe in offering their services to cannabis companies in states where its production and sale are legal.

SAFE has passed the House five times since 2013, and as of April 2022 three top, bipartisan lawmakers in the Senate, House, and state-level offices have contacted Senate leaders about the bill, while also taking to social media to help build public pressure.

For anyone with a small or medium-sized cannabis company, this is welcome news. SAFE is set up to help these smaller businesses that are currently reliant on cash because they can't get financing due to banking industry hesitancy– putting them at a competitive disadvantage and making them more prone to expensive break-ins and theft.

The bill doesn't go quite as far as The MORE Act or The PREPARE Act, both of which stipulate removing marijuana from the Controlled Substance Act's list of Schedule I drugs– which is another reason why the SAFE Act is the most likely of the three to pass this year.

4. Advances in Cannabis Chemistry Bring Faster Effects + More Affordability

Industry insiders know that cannabis products are known for their ability to dodge absorption due to the age-old axiom "water and oil don't mix". Elevating 'bioavailability', or cannabis absorption rates, means developing ever-more advanced solutions that help fat-soluble cannabis compounds mix with the water-loving tissues found in the human body.  

Luckily, there are agents that can cause two unmixable agents to mix, and they're known as emulsifiers. Plant-based DMSO is one such agent that has taken the industry by storm in recent years. It's a byproduct of the paper-making industry. However, to cut down on environmental impacts and the potential side effects of DMSO, some cutting-edge companies are turning to the body's own technology instead.

Quiq is one example. It's a subsidiary of Medically Correct, LLC in Colorado, and leaders at the company have developed patent-pending Rapid Absorption Technology that's the first of its kind. The method uses natural sugar and fatty acids as the emulsifier. This allows for fast-acting effects that make for easier dosing, potentially fewer side effects, and greater affordability.

5. Growing Trends in Cannabis Acceptance Among Older Adults

A 2020 study published in the renowned Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) revealed that U.S. adults over age 65 showed some of the most significant increases in cannabis use of any age group, with a 75% increase between 2015 and 2018.  

Pain management, sleep issues, stress and anxiety, and chronic conditions are some of the top reasons people list for adult-use cannabis. In fact, the study highlighted that there was a 180% relative cannabis use increase among participants with diabetes and a 157% relative increase among those receiving mental health therapy.  

6. Live Resins: The Cannabis Industry's New ''Golden Child"

In California alone, the live resin niche of the cannabis dabbable market went from 50% at the end of 2018 to 61% by the beginning of 2021. Cannabis concentrates' new golden child is cultivated from fresh, flash freeze-dried cannabis plants, making for a full spectrum experience that takes optimal advantage of its health-boosting terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids. The flavors and aromas are widely considered the deepest, most sophisticated available.

With live resin purchases growing at double the rate of the total cannabis concentrates market in six states between 2020 and 2021, now is the perfect time to invest in these powerhouse product lines.

7. Private Labeling Adds to the Industry Job Growth

According to Business Wire, private label cannabis companies already hold a "prominent" share of the cannabis market.

With the widespread legalization of both recreational and medical marijuana and the consumer trend toward functional ingredients like CBD and hemp-based products that the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is seeing, we predict more new cannabis businesses will use this route to get started in the industry. This can only help the cannabis jobs market continue to grow, as it has throughout the pandemic.

8. The Demand for Social Equity in the Industry Increases

The leading cannabis job recruiting network Vangst recently put out the third edition of its biennial report 'Women & Minorities in the Cannabis Industry' and it highlights some troubling changes from the second edition. These changes include a decrease in women and minority-owned cannabis businesses between 2019 and 2021, as well as fewer women and minority executives. 

This is in keeping with the national trend showing that the COVID-19 pandemic most negatively impacted minority-led businesses.

This is why demand is growing from social equity cannabis program leaders to include key reform measures which address generational wealth and drug incarceration disparities in federal legislation. While passing Rep. Jeffries' proposed PREPARE Act would expunge nonviolent marijuana crimes from people's records, these additional measures aim, in part, to encourage the inclusion of a federal social equity regulatory agency, along with its defining permit requirements and types.

Conclusion

Nové Luxury Edibles, incredibles, Quiq, and Clear Creek Extracts are leading the current cannabis industry trends with their breakthroughs in rapid absorption technology, industry-expert private labeling, high quality + high-value live resin concentrates, and health-enhancing luxury edibles. Order incredibles and Clear Creek online today, and find all these Medically Correct brands using our convenient store locator.

Interested in our industry services? Contact us today to find out how we can help your cannabis business thrive, and reach out to an experienced specialist for exclusive private labeling services.


Danny, a budtender at Medicine Man dispensary, reviews Nove chocolates in a recent interview. Here, he stands in front of the Aurora store's logo.

Medicine Man Budtenders Review Nové Chocolates and Share Edible Tips

Medicine Man is much more than one of Colorado’s favorite cannabis cultivations and dispensaries; it’s a family.  With stores in Denver, Aurora, Thornton, and Longmont, their meticulous focus on both high-quality cannabis at the best prices possible helped them grow to become one of the state's most beloved marijuana brands.  As one of our exclusive retailers, we asked Medicine Man budtenders to review Nové chocolates and share their favorite ways to consume edibles.

But before we get into their helpful insights, we have a fabulous reason for you to stop into one of their stores.  Throughout the entire month of November, all Nové chocolates are 30% off!  You won't be disappointed by our luxury edibles, nor the exceptional customer service Medicine Man offers.  Here's what two of their staff members had to say about their experience working in cannabis, our new products, and more.

Budtender review Nove chocolates, ranking Honey Peanut Butter as one of their favorites.  The chocolate box rests on a wooden surface next to honeycomb and loose peanuts.

Q&A with Danny and Abby, Budtenders at Medicine Man

In a nutshell, what brought you to work with Medicine Man?

Danny: I’ve been in the industry for two years and with Medicine Man for two months.  Medicine Man feels like home because the store draws in the nicest of customers and all my fellow employees collectively work together. I really like how our dispensary has large display showcases that help visitors understand our product selections.  And, I believe our cohesive, clear menus help improve that customer experience.

Abby:  I’ve worked at Medicine Man for four months and it’s my first industry job.  Previously, as a regular at Medicine Man's Thornton location, I noticed that the budtenders always appeared to be having fun, encouraging me to apply.  I love that our dispensary offers a clean and friendly environment with modern branding.  I’m sure that this, along with the fact that our store always has good vibes, help attract such great customers.  One shopper comes in every morning, looking to order his usual two grams of flower.  Others come in yelling their favorite budtenders' names!

When do you most enjoy consuming a cannabis edible?

Danny: I love edibles, and have tried literally every option that Medicine Man sells.  Generally, I consume edibles after work, hanging around the house, and when there's nothing else on the agenda.

Abby: I’m not a big drinker, and as an alcohol alternative, I'll pop an edible before a concert, while traveling, and especially when out snowboarding.  Edibles take the edge off any nervous feelings that come up when I’m riding the slopes.

Abby, a budtender at Medicine Man dispensary, stands in front of their branded icon wall.

How do you want an edible to make you feel?

Danny: I want an edible to provide a chill experience and a relaxing body high.  I’m a flower consumer too, so to keep my tolerance in check, I rotate between smoking and eating edibles.  When consuming an edible, I’m looking for potency and consistent effects from the 10-30mg I generally consume.

Abby: My favorite method to consume is flower via bong rips; but I love edibles for their discreteness, and I often consume 20-30mg before going out to an event.  In terms of effect, I want an edible to make me feel bubbly, giggly, and energetic.

As a budtender, how would you review Nové Chocolates?

Danny: Nové contains no hash flavor, which is exactly what I want and expect from an edible.  It’s a smooth, sweet, rich treat that reminds me of a Ghirardelli square.  I really love the packaging and believe the product stands out on the shelf compared to other chocolate bars, especially with its reflective elements.

Abby:  I am extremely impressed by Nové chocolates, and admit I’m picky about edibles.  There’s zero weed taste!  I don't want to eat an edible just to get high; I want to enjoy it.  Nové checks that box.  My favorite flavor is Sea Salt Caramel.

Danny, a budtender at Medicine Man dispensary, reviews Nove chocolates in a recent interview. Here, he stands in front of the Aurora store's logo.

What cannabis products would you recommend pairing with our cannabis chocolates?

Danny: I have a background as a barista, so I recommend that consumers pair Nové chocolates with infused coffee from Canyon Cultivation.  For chocolate-lovers, I also recommend incredibles, as the brand has a different feel, offering more fun flavors.

Abby: In terms of pairings, I recommend Medicine Man's Max Stax strain, which also gives me the same desired bubbly effect.  I also recommend taking Nové out with any infused cartridge, both perfect for activities on-the-go.

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So, what are you waiting for?  Go ahead and drop by your local Medicine Man store to stock up on all of the delicious Nové flavors.  New fans, we invite you to leave us a review on Google and our website.  We're excited for your feedback!


A shot of line-drawn cannabis leaves, posted to the outside windows of a dispensary. Retail workers in the cannabis space are incredible; read nine things budtenders do that most people don't realize.

Nine Things Budtenders Do That Most People Don’t Realize

Ever wonder what budtenders do?  I mean, what they really do other than sell you cannabis?  We had the pleasure of speaking with budtender Amanda Bushere of Euflora Southlands, an all-star rec dispensary in Aurora, Colorado, to learn what the day-to-day is like for these front-line workers.  Below are nine things budtenders do that most people don’t realize.  There is so much more that goes on at dispensaries than meets the eye!

Budtenders have such a big impact on the industry, and this often goes unnoticed.  It’s time to change that!  Whether you’re a regular shopper at dispensaries, or are one considering entering the cannabis space, read on to discover how budtenders’ efforts are all about making your visit a positive experience.

A male budtender weighing out an eighth of cannabis flower.  Keeping up on latest industry research is just one of nine things budtenders do that most people don't realize.

Nine Things Budtenders Do

1)  Adhering to ever-changing compliance regulations.

Imagine if the ground under your feet moved in different ways as you walked.  This is what it can feel like to work in the cannabis industry.  Regulations change rapidly, and although some may argue about the purpose of all the changes, they are ultimately for your safety.  If budtenders don’t stay on top of it all, and comply with even the smallest of changes, you wouldn’t even be able to make a purchase.  Now that’s a big deal.

2)  Sampling the products ahead of time.

Think of a royal taster, but for you, the consumer.  Yet instead of checking for poison, budtenders sample the products to get to know them first-hand so they can speak to you from experience.  Ask them anything!

A shot of the interior of Euflora Aspen, a Colorado-based cannabis dispensary.

3)  Continuing education.

Even after initial education and training are over, budtenders know how important it is to keep up with latest research on strains, genetics, terpene profiles, and innovative developments such as fast-acting edibles, unique cannabinoids, and more. This helps them have more precision with what options can be the most effective for you.

4)  Utilizing intuition when recommending solutions and products.

Knowledge is power and combining this with the sense of intuition takes their service to the next level.  Have you noticed how budtenders speak to you in a way that invites you to feel more at ease and genuine?  This helps them connect with you more deeply and get to know you better so they can use both their knowledge and their intuition to narrow down the best recommendations for you.

A young black man holding a piece of Nove Cafe Cappuccino cannabis-infused chocolate up close to the camera.

5)  Budtenders genuinely aim to help you.

If you were to ask a budtender why they chose to do this work, one of the most frequent responses would be so they could help people feel better with the help of cannabis medicine.  So, when you feel like they are truly caring about you…they really do!

6)  Vibing out the space. 

Aesthetics are important and they know it.  Isn’t it nice to walk into a dispensary and really dig the vibe?  Budtenders consciously help create the atmosphere and tend to it throughout the day to make your experience the best it can be.

7)  They are listening.

Like, really listening to you…what you’re dealing with, how you want to feel, what products you love that have really worked for you.  They embody attentiveness through their listening skills and also pay attention to what works for other customers so they can share that information with you.  They don’t just sell, they help guide, offering advice such as to “start low, go slow” and when you’re just getting started with consuming cannabis, using micro-dosed edibles.

An image of Nove Luxury Edibles Glacier Mint chocolate bar resting on a gold tray surrounded by chocolate and mint leaves.

8)  Helping you get the most value for your dollar.

Budtenders strive to help you get the biggest bang for your buck.  By bringing together daily specials, product spiffs, and an understanding of what you’re looking for, they strategize for you on how you can go home with the most value.

9)  Keeping their fingers on the pulse.

Their work doesn’t end when they leave for the day.  They keep connected in the community and industry, learning about new products on the market, such as the upcoming, luxurious Nové gummies and what’s the latest and greatest in the world of cannabis so they can be a better resource for you and their colleagues.

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Thank Your Budtender for Their Incredible Work

Are you part of the industry?  We'd love to hear different perspectives, whether you're a grower, extractor, manager at a dispensary, or business owner!  Reach out to us here and tell us your story for a chance to be featured.

Either way, next time you visit a dispensary, may you have a new appreciation of the person behind the counter helping you with your purchase.  Connect with your local budtender at these fine retailers.


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10Buds' Guide To Buying and Consuming Cannabis Chocolates

Interested in cannabis edibles but not sure where to start?  In today's legal industry, there are a wide range of available products, from effect-specific options that encourage energy or sleep; microdosed and CBD-infused formulas; and all sorts of tasty treats, including cookies, candies, and savory selections.  You can probably guess that here at Nové, our favorite edibles are of the chocolate variety.  10Buds' guide to buying and consuming cannabis chocolates is a great resource for all your newcomer questions.

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Who is 10Buds?

Guy Sherman, founder of 10Buds.com, and his team of cannabis experts started testing and reviewing marijuana seeds, strains, infused products and more back in 2015.  Since the inception of their blog, their mission has been to highlight best-in-class companies that prioritize quality and authenticity.  What started as a passion project has grown into a large community of readers, from cannabis connoisseurs to novices looking for honest guidance.

What To Expect When Consuming Cannabis Chocolates

As 10Buds' guide shares, there are five key benefits to consuming cannabis chocolates.

  • Discretion - If you don't want to advertise your consumption, cannabis chocolates are a great solution.
  • Portability - Edibles are easy to take on-the-go!
  • Doesn't require smoking - Especially for new consumers, an edible may be less intimidating than the process of smoking or vaping.
  • Dose control - When you buy lab-tested, legal edibles, you know exactly how much THC you're consuming.
  • Pleasurable and delicious - Chocolate and cannabis are truly a match made in heaven, both scientifically and in terms of flavor!

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Chocolate contains anandamide, a naturally-occurring chemical known as the "bliss molecule."  It produces an effect similar to THC.  10Buds states, "when chocolate and cannabis are combined, these blissful sensations may be enhanced."  Their guide further explains how chocolate makes cannabis more readily available for the body to absorb, leading to prolonged euphoric effects.

Read 10Buds' Guide To Buying and Consuming Cannabis Chocolates Now

Curious to learn more?  Read about various cannabis chocolate varieties, how to properly store your products, and what questions to ask when selecting your ideal edible at a dispensary.  Click here to review 10Buds' ultimate guide.

Once you're educated, visit our store locator and elevate the everyday with Nové Luxury Edibles, available at select Colorado retailers.


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Tips for Consuming Cannabis Edibles

A Beginner's Guide to Consuming Edibles

Novices and experts alike are partaking in edibles as a regular method of cannabis consumption. It makes sense since you can pretty much add cannabinoids to almost any kind of food; from gummies and chocolate bars to full-course meals! A wide selection of delicious, infused treats is just one reason to buy from legal, licensed dispensaries. These retailers and the manufacturers they promote follow strict state regulations, ensuring that all products are tested for consistency at a certified lab. But, if you're new to shopping at your local pot shop, it's especially important that you follow our tips for consuming cannabis edibles. 

Have you been curious to see what the hype is all about? We’ve put together a list of guidelines so you can be prepared for your first edible experience.  

9 Tips for Consuming Cannabis Edibles

1. Start with a low dosage

You’ve may or may not have heard of the saying ‘start low, go slow,’ but it’s something all cannabis newcomers should remember. It’s never a good idea to try taking more than the recommended dose if you haven’t tried cannabis before. You can find plenty of stories from people who had a bad experience after consuming too much, too fast. 

2. Be patient

One important distinction between smoking and eating cannabis is the time it takes for the effects to start kicking in. When you smoke, the onset may only take a few minutes. But with edibles, you likely won't experience effects for 30 minutes to an hour after consuming; and, you should wait at least two hours before consuming more. Those who aren’t aware of this will sometimes eat another edible thinking the first dose wasn’t enough. This is a trap many first-time cannabis users can fall into, but it can be avoided if you stay patient and monitor how you’re feeling.

A man looking at his wrist watch. "Start low, go slow" is one of our tips for consuming cannabis edibles.

3. Don’t mix with alcohol

Mixing alcohol with edibles doesn’t make for a good combo. One issue with this is you’d be unable to distinguish whether the effects you’re feeling are from the alcohol or the THC. Another is the alcohol may increase the THC concentration in your blood, which was found in a study from the American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC). 

4. Read the packaging closely

Just like how you read the nutrition labels on other foods, you’ll want to carefully read cannabis edibles' packaging. Legal market products will always show the amount of milligrams of THC per package and per serving. In Colorado, the standard at recreational dispensaries is 10mg THC per dose. But at medical retailers, some edibles can go as high as 100mg THC per dose! 

5. Know your tolerance level

Chances are if you’re not an avid cannabis user, than your tolerance is relatively low. The effects will always differ person to person, but sometimes even the recommended dose can be too much for someone just starting out. If you're new to consuming edibles and are nervous about how your body may react, eat just half a piece for a 5mg serving! Nové Luxury Chocolates' fillings are stable enough to cut through without making a mess. This way, you’ll get a better sense for how you feel and be able to judge whether you need another dose or not. Remember, you can always increase the dosage, but you can’t put back what you’ve already eaten.

A female model eating a half piece of Nove Cafe Cappuccino, a 5mg THC serving.  Microdosing is one of our tips for consuming edibles.

6. Eat a meal beforehand

It’s not a good idea to eat edibles on an empty stomach. Having a meal beforehand will help keep the edible's effects more gradual and consistent. Plus, this allows the body to be able to absorb more of the infused cannabis at a faster rate. In particular, one study from Science Daily discovered high-fat foods can speed up cannabidiol absorption. Lastly, it might help curb some of the munchies later on! 

7. Be in a comfortable space (figuratively and mentally)

Your setting plays a bigger part in your cannabis experience than you realize. This goes for your mental headspace, too. Keeping your head in a positive place and being in a familiar environment that isn’t overstimulating will help you stay even more calm and relaxed. Putting on your favorite music or TV show can also make everything more enjoyable while keeping you occupied.

8. Store your chocolate edibles in a cool place

What you don’t want to do is let your cannabis chocolate melt. This will make it harder to properly dose how much THC you’re ingesting. Besides, a cool chocolate edible straight from the fridge hits just the spot.

Nove Honey Peanut Butter cannabis chocolate resting next to fresh honeycomb and peanuts.

9. Key tip for consuming cannabis edibles: have a plan if you take too much

Even the most experienced cannabis consumer has gotten a little too high. But the good news is that no one has ever died from eating too many ediblesIf you accidentally overdo it, the first tip to remember is to breathe and stay calm. The symptoms will eventually pass, but one thing you can do is take a small dose of CBD to help lessen the intensity of the THC. Just put a few drops of the trupura CBD tincture under your tongue for 30 seconds, drink plenty of water, and find a quiet space to relax.

Elevate the everyday with Nové Luxury Cannabis Chocolates!

You have the knowledge and insight, now it’s time to indulge. Nové chocolate edibles can satisfy any sweet tooth and we have the flavors to prove it! Visit our store locator to find a dispensary near you and treat yourself to an everyday luxury.