A More Palatable Cannabis Edible | Chicago magazine | August 2018

These next-gen CBD snacks won’t make you loopy — and some of them even taste good. Oh, and they’re legal!

The New Pot Edibles

Marijuana-infused foods may be all the rage these days, but until recently I’d sworn them off. The high tended to come on too strong and left me feeling foggy. And lest we forget, recreational pot use is still illegal in Illinois. Plus, most of the brownies and gummies I tried tasted conspicuously like, well, pot. But now there’s a new breed of consumables containing cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive sister compound of THC, which is the component of marijuana that gets you stoned. Advocates say CBD, typically available as an oil, can still help ease anxiety, alleviate pain, and prevent insomnia, and its taste is easier to mask in culinary products. It’s also completely legal in

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