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In 2022, the sheer volume of marijuana products available means that you almost always have an opportunity to try something new. In 2022, here are seven ways to switch up your cannabis experience.

Try not to laugh - Mike Tyson’s “Mike Bites” Ear Shaped gummies 

Mike-Tyson

Few celebrities have gone through a bigger career renaissance over the past two decades than Iron Mike. 

Since the late 90s, the former “Most Dangerous Man Alive” has turned in a timeless cameo in The Hangover, had a reality show about raising pigeons, and is now a legal cannabis magnate.

Much like his “Dwiink” CBD beverage that references his iconic lisp, his new ear-shaped edibles are an obvious nod to his most infamous (boxing) moment. This is, obviously, Tyson’s 1997 fight with Evander Holyfield, in which he took a bite out of the Real Deal’s right ear. 

The ear-shaped Mike Bites come in bags of 10 with 10 mg of THC per dose and are missing a bite-shaped chunk up top. A tasteless nod to one of boxing’s darkest moments or a stroke of cannabis marketing genius? Why not both?

Cannabis Strains to try in 2022 - Featuring Peanut Butter Breath 

Cannabis-Strains-to-try-in-2022

A cross of Leafly 2021 strain of the year Do-Si-Dos and Mendo Breath (a cross of popular strains Mendo Purps and OG Kush Breath), Peanut Butter Breath has been a fan favorite among cannabis smokers for the past few years. 

Credited to Michigan’s ThugPug Genetics breeders, the strain is a potent, balanced hybrid said to produce a relaxing, euphoric sensation. And while the taste is often described as nutty or evocative of peanut butter, it won’t trigger anybody’s peanut allergy.

Other popular marijuana strains:

Apple Fritter (a cross of Sour Apple and Animal Cookies)

Kush Mints (a cross of Animal Mints and Bubba Kush)

Apples and Bananas (a cross of Platinum Cookies, Granddaddy Purple, Blue Power, and Gelatti)

Socially conscious cannabis from Farmer and the Felon 

Farmer-and-the-Felon

Why just get high when you can advocate for justice at the same time? That’s the pitch behind “Farmer and the Felon,” a southern California cannabis brand that has partnered with the Last Prisoner Project to “bring restorative justice through the power of cannabis.”

The company was founded by farmer Ned Fussell (the farmer) and Dennis Hunter (the felon), a Mendocino County native who served 6.5 years in prison for cannabis cultivation.

The company's products include premium cannabis flower at an affordable price “sourced from OG cultivators.” This includes flower certified by Sun+Earth for regenerative agricultural practices.

Crack open a tall one - the cannabis beverage from Pabst 

Pabst

Schlitz may have been the beer that made Milwaukee famous, but it seems Pabst Blue Ribbon is looking to be the drink that made us stoned. 

In 2020, the company announced the launch of a new offering for the cannabis beverage market.  The seltzer is available in 12-ounce cans containing 5mg or 10mg of THC and flavors like strawberry kiwi, lemon, mango blood orange, and passion fruit pineapple. They’re significantly more pricy than a six-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon, with a 4-pack retailing for $18 on the company’s website. 

DIY Cannabis-Infused Beverages with ALT’s liquid solution

ATL

If you don’t want to leave your cannabis happy hour toast to the good folks at Pabst, then consider getting your own mixer from ALT. 

Short for “Advanced Liquid Technology,” ALT is an infused cannabinoid liquid that comes in small vials and can be seamlessly added to any beverage. 

The liquid is flavor, calories, and sugar-free. And according to the company, the nanoemulsion technology allows it to be more effectively absorbed by the body, with onset times as short as 5-15 minutes. 

For Delta-8 edibles - the Eighty-Six Delta 8 Cookies and Cream chocolate bar 

Delta8

Delta-8 THC - the little cannabinoid that could (get you high legally, even in many non-legal states). Because it is derived from hemp that contains less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), Delta-8 THC falls inside a legal gray area.

A great way to get to know this fascinating corner of the cannabis market is the Cookies & Cream Delta-8 chocolate bar from Eight Six. It packs 300 mg into every bar, which can be easily broken into 12 25mg pieces. 

The cannabis edible that melts in your mouth (or under your tongue) - Kin Slips

Kin-Slips

Let’s face it, smoking and vaping cannabis isn't for everyone. So says Kin Slips, the makers of sublingual edible strips that melt under your tongue and promise to kick in within 15 minutes.

The company offers a wide variety of sublingual strips, including “blends” with evocative names like Shut Eye, Park Life, Float On, and Cloud Buster. They also offer “strain-specific” strips named after four dynamite strains: Forbidden Zkittlez, Do-Si-Dos, Sour Berry, and Wedding Cake. 

The strips contain a wide variety of dosages, including 5mg or 10mg of THC, 1:1 10mg THC and 10mg CBD strips, a 10mg CBD and 1mg THC blend, and the THC-free Shut Eye blend, which contains 5mg CBN and 5mg CBD per dose.  

What to look for in a cannabis product 

Third-party lab results/Certificate of Authenticity

Online or at the dispensary, look at the product label and check that it has independent, third-party lab results showing the cannabinoid and terpene profile and the presence or lack of any contaminants.

Ingredients and/or additives

Take a look at the ingredients list with edibles, tinctures, ingestibles, and topicals, especially if you are vegan or have any allergies or other dietary restrictions.

Company reputation 

The recreational cannabis market is saturated these days, and not every company will maintain the same level of quality. It’s a good idea to stick to brands you feel confident that you can trust. 

THC content and your intent

Before using any cannabis product, you should first determine your intent. Are you looking for some mild relaxation or a more intense experience? Knowing your intent before consumption is of great importance, and once you’ve figured that out, make sure the product’s potency matches your goals. 

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Ben Hartman is a cannabis writing and marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in journalism and digital content creation. Ben was formerly the senior writer and research and analysis lead for The Cannigma.

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