With so many cannabis companies creating an amazing array of products that fit into different lifestyles, it’s an exciting time to try out new cannabis concoctions.
There are now several sugar-free cannabis products — especially edibles and beverages — designed for people who want a tasty but healthier high.
Whether you’re on a Keto or Whole30 diet, you’re simply looking to be more health-conscious or you’re curious to try the latest and greatest cannabis products, here are the sugar-free cannabis products we’re loving right now.
Reading labels: How to spot sugar by another name
First, a few basics you can use when you’re in a dispensary. Many products that contain sugar don’t actually list “sugar” on the ingredients list. In fact, there are at least 61 other names for sugar on food packaging. Some common ones are:
High-fructose corn syrup
Sugar alternatives popping up in cannabis-infused edibles and drinks
The Biggie: xylitol
With a sweetness similar to sugar, xylitol is extracted from corn or birch wood and found in many fruits and vegetables. It contains 2.4 calories per gram or 40% fewer calories than sugar. Xylitol doesn’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels, which is important to note, because most of the harmful effects associated with sugar are due to its high fructose content. Xylitol has none.
Sugar Alternatives That Experts Say Are Better in Moderation
Honey: Say thanks to the bees. Honey has trace amounts of vitamins and minerals and an abundance of beneficial antioxidants, shown to raise the level of antioxidants in your blood, which is linked to a lower risk of disease. Honey does, however, still contain fructose, so consume in moderation.
Stevia: Native to South America, stevia has been used for hundreds of years to support healthy blood sugar levels and prompt weight loss. It has zero calories, zero carbohydrates and none of the nasty side effects of artificial sweeteners.
Coconut sugar: Made from extracted sap from the blooms of coconut and then heated, coconut sugar has a low glycemic load and rich mineral content.
Fruit juices: Many of your favorite fruits are naturally sweet (apples, berries, stone fruit, pears, and grapes) and perfect ingredients to sweeten up edible products.
7 Great Sugar-Free Cannabis Edibles and Beverages
100mg per container, 2.5mg each THC (or some CBD options), 40 mints per tin
California’s first microdosed cannabis-infused mint, Kiva Petra Mints are discreet, portable and designed for the new or even a seasoned cannabis user looking for a consistent, low-dose of THC throughout the day. All Petra flavors are gluten and sugar-free, vegan and made with xylitol.
“I love Petra Mints for their great taste and reliable microdosing abilities. They’re also perfect to consume sublingually to relieve headaches, I always keep a tin in my bag.”
- Murphy, Caliva’s Education and Training Supervisor
Ingredients: xylitol, dextrin, rebiana (stevia), malic acid, citric acid, natural flavors, fruit & vegetable juice for color, cannabis extract, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, vegetable oil
1:1 (5mg THC : 5mg CBD) or 10 mg THC
Queer-owned in the heart of San Francisco, Somatik’s Cold Brew Coffee features ethically and sustainably harvested coffee in the Gigantes region of Colombia. Coffee is brewed in small batches, then infused and bottled by hand. With rich and creamy notes of chocolate, dried cherry and currant — and no added sugar – Somatik Cold Brew Coffee works in just 15-20 minutes.
“No matter how you like your coffee, hot, cold, black or with milk, Somatik is an excellent way to start your day with a microdose of THC and all the caffeine you’ll need to make sure you don’t get any of that sleepy-edibles feeling.”
- Mitchell Colbert for Cannabis Now
Ingredients: filtered water, organic coffee, butane-free THC, vegan protein (used for cannabis infusion)
150mg CBD and 8 mg THC
Om Edibles is 100% owned and operated by women. Both the Day Time Elixir and the Night-Time Elixir use MCT coconut oil as the base, and these products are vegan as well as alcohol, gluten and sugar-free. Enjoy the Elixirs on their own or add them to your favorite beverage.
“For those who want an elixir-type tincture for help getting to sleep and staying asleep, Om Edible’s Night Time Multi-Herb Elixir is a powerful and affordable choice.”
- Max Ballou for The Californian
Ingredients: MCT coconut oil, sun grown cannabis flowers, cannabis concentrate
9.68mg THC 314.84mg CBD, 30ml, 1Fl oz.
A homegrown business based in Santa Cruz, Dr. Delights products are all-natural and filler-free. Dr. Delights Relieve CBD Tincture is infused with natural oils, natural terpenes, and a great-smelling concoction of essential oils.
Ingredients: full-spectrum THC, full-spectrum CBD, grapeseed oil, beeswax, avocado oil, olive oil, vitamin E, essential oils (arnica, yarrow, wintergreen, birch, lavender, rosemary) and plant-derived terpenes
5mg of THC, 5mg of CBD, 12fl oz.
AbsoluteXtracts partnered with Bay Area neighbor and world-famous beer crafter, Lagunitas Brewing Company, to bring the first-ever craft cannabis and hops sparkling beverage. With zero alcohol, zero calories and zero carbs, this IPA-inspired sparkling beverage is Infused with a balanced mix of THC and CBD.
“It looks like cloudy Sprite, smells like an IPA, and tastes like a La Croix frolicked in a hop field. Zero alcohol, zero calories, zero carbs, and either 5 or 10 milligrams of THC, cannabis’ main active ingredient. Hallelujah.”
- David Downs for Leafly
Ingredients: carbonated water, liquid stevia leaf extract, dried hops, food-grade lactic acid, nutritional brewers yeast, cannabis oil, olive oil, natural flavors
10 Protabs per package, 250mg in total; 25mg of THC per tablet
Both vegan and gluten-free, Protabs are an orally consumed concentrate tablet that’s extra strength and fast-acting. The Hybrid Protab is infused with steam distilled hybrid terpenes to stimulate your mind and body. Better yet: it’s scored and easily split in two for a precise half-dosage.
Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, delta-3 tetrahydrocannabinol, croscarmellose, magnesium stearate, steam distilled cannabis terpenoids
2mg of CBD and 1mg of THC per berry, 30 berries
Also from Somatik, Sparks are artisanal vegan micro-dosed edibles made in collaboration with Endorfin Foods. The chocolate is sustainably harvested, crafted and infused in small batches by hand. The Chocolate Covered Goji Berries are vegan, gluten-free and cane-sugar free.
“Um, who doesn’t want to eat cannabis and chocolate–covered coffee beans and goji berries WITH SPARKLE in them? The first time I shook a Sparks by Somatik out of its package, I was like, wait a minute, did that little coffee bean just sparkle at me? It sure did.”
- Marcia Gagliardi
Ingredients: coconut sugar, organic cacao, organic cacao butter, organic goji berry, starch, cannabis