The folks over at the Specialty Food Association have announced that this year cannabis edibles have cracked their Top 10 for the trendiest foods of 2018 joining the likes of Filipino food, plant based meat substitutes, and so called “goth” cuisine (which is really just coloring regular foods with activated charcoal)! Even with legalization spreading across many states around the country, it is still very surprising to see that marijuana edibles were even considered for the list given that they are still very much illegal in most places. However, their addition goes to further illustrate just how mainstream marijuana use is quickly becoming in the United States. Needless to say that this is a highly encouraging development for cannabis advocates and enthusiasts everywhere.
Follow the links below to see the full list of 2018’s most trendy foods!
Marijuana edibles sits at eight on the list, amid other predicted trends such as:
- Plant-based food, including algae as a meat substitute
- Filipino cuisine
- Goth food, such as activated charcoal (heating coconut shells until they are carbonized)
- Shakshuka, grilled haloumi and other Middle Eastern foods that go beyond the now-ubiquitous hummus, pita and falafel
Cannabis edibles have a bright future as the panel of experts predicted “continued interest and acceptance in a host of snacks, treats and beverages with a little something extra.” That next trip to Trader Joe’s could become a lot more interesting.
The Rise of Edibles
The effects of marijuana edibles tend to be stronger and longer lasting than smoking weed, which caused problems in early days with novice cannabis users. In its 2017 State of Cannabis report released earlier this year, California marijuana delivery company Eaze reported that edible sales have increased as more people learn best practices for proper dosing.