Learn about how THC gummies work and how to choose between different options in this handy shopper’s guide.

THC Gummies: A 2023 Shopper’s Guide

THC gummies have become a hugely popular choice for people looking for a delicious, smoke-free, and discrete way to enjoy the therapeutic and recreational benefits of cannabis. 

These bite-sized edibles offer a consistent dose, making them ideal for newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike. But with so many options now on the market, how do you know which THC gummy is right for you?

In this guide, we'll answer common questions about THC gummies as well as offering tips on how to choose the edibles that best fit your needs.

Shopping for THC Gummies

What Can THC Gummies Do?

What to Look for in THC Gummies

How Many mg of THC Gummies Should I Eat?

What Does an Edible High Feel Like?

What to Expect from Sunnies THC Gummies

Where to Buy Sunnies THC Gummies

What Can THC Gummies Do?

Consumers of THC gummies report that they offer therapeutic advantages such as pain relief, reduced anxiety, and improved sleep quality. Additionally, many users appreciate the creativity and heightened sensory experiences that can accompany the THC journey, making activities like listening to music, watching movies, or even simple conversations deeply engaging. 

Beyond the recreational and medicinal perks, THC gummies provide a discreet and controlled method of consumption, allowing users to enjoy cannabis's benefits in manageable doses and without the smoke.

Stack of SunMed Sunnies Gummies

What to Look for in THC Gummies

Navigating the world of THC gummies can be a tad overwhelming, especially with the many choices for edible cannabis now available. But don’t fret – we’ve got some key criteria to keep in mind when selecting the right THC gummy for you:

  1. Potency and Dosage: Always check the THC content mentioned on the packaging. For beginners, starting with a lower dose (5-10mg THC per gummy or less) is advisable. Remember, it's easier to take more if you feel you need it, but once consumed, there's no going back. If you’ve never had an edible cannabis product before, you can even start with half of a THC gummy to ease into the experience more gently.

  2. Ingredients: Just like any other edible, the quality of ingredients matters. Opt for gummies made with natural ingredients, avoiding those with high fructose corn syrup or excessive artificial additives. Some THC gummies also contain other beneficial cannabinoids like CBD, which can modify the effects.

  3. Source of the Cannabis: Knowing where the cannabis used in the gummies comes from is crucial. At SunMed Growers, our sun-grown cannabis is cultivated in greenhouses in Maryland, ensuring top-notch quality and consistency.

  4. Taste: Let's not forget, one of the primary reasons many opt for gummies is the taste! Look for brands that offer a good balance between flavor and effectiveness.

  5. Lab Testing: Always ensure that your chosen gummies have been lab-tested for potency, contaminants, and purity. This guarantees that you're consuming a safe product.

  6. Packaging and Storage: Proper packaging can maintain the potency and freshness of the gummies. Look for child-resistant and opaque containers that protect against light and air, as these factors can degrade THC content.

  7. Onset Time and Duration: Understand how long it might take for the effects to kick in and how long they will last. Edibles like gummies can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to start showing effects, and the experience might last several hours.

Consider these factors to find a THC gummy that aligns with your preferences and needs. 

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How Many mg of THC Gummies Should I Consume?

If you're new to cannabis edibles, it's recommended to start with a low dose, typically between 5-10mg of THC (or less). A lower dose allows you to gauge your body's response and build a foundation for understanding your tolerance level. For those more accustomed to cannabis, dosages can vary based on individual tolerance, but it's always wise to approach consumption conservatively. Even if you regularly smoke cannabis, the experience of taking edibles can be quite different, so be sure to start slowly with the amount you consume.

And remember, when it comes to edibles, patience is key. The effects may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to manifest fully. Be sure to note the time when you eat your THC gummy, and wait 2 hours before taking more. Taking more than you need can lead to an uncomfortable experience, so always err on the side of caution.

Let's use a Sunnies as an example of how an individual might portion out doses. Remember, your own sensitivity or tolerance may vary: 

Relative dosage Amount of THC Size (10 gummies per pack)
Microdose 5mg 1/2 gummy 
Standard dose 10mg 1 gummy 
High dose 15mg 1 1/2 gummies 
Macrodose 20mg 2 gummies

How Strong is a 10mg THC Gummy?

In terms of edibles, 10mg is often considered a standard dose. For beginners or those with low tolerance, however, a 10 mg THC gummy might produce pronounced effects. This could range from a sense of euphoria and relaxation to heightened sensory experiences.

The body processes THC from edibles differently than when it's smoked or vaped. When ingested, THC undergoes a conversion in the liver to 11-hydroxy-THC, a compound that is both more potent and longer-lasting than its counterpart. This is why the effects from edibles can often feel more intense and have a longer duration than other consumption methods.

For those with moderate experience or tolerance, a 10mg dose might offer a balanced and comfortable experience without overwhelming effects. If you aren’t sure whether a 10mg dose is right for you, you can always start with 5 mg and see how you respond.

What Does an Edible High Feel Like?

Cannabis edibles can deliver a profound full-body relaxation often described as "body melt" or a “body buzz.” Additionally, users frequently report heightened sensory perceptions—brighter colors, enhanced sounds, and a deeper appreciation for art and music.

Mentally, the experience leans towards euphoria, a deep sense of well-being, and introspection. However, its intensity and duration, which can last 4-8 hours, mean that it's vital to start with a modest dose, especially for beginners, to avoid potential feelings of anxiety or overstimulation.

How Long Does an Edible High Last?

The effects of edibles tend to last longer compared to other consumption methods. While a smoked high might last 1-3 hours, an edible high can persist for 4-8 hours or more, gradually tapering off.

How Do I Know When My Edibles Kick in?

Recognizing when edibles begin to take effect can be subtle, especially if you're new to them. Remember, unlike the quick-acting effects of smoked cannabis, edibles take a minimum of 30 minutes to kick in, and can take as long as 4 hours for any effects to start.

Typically, the first signs are a gentle change in perception and a deepening sense of relaxation throughout the body. You might find colors becoming slightly more vivid, sounds more resonant, or a slow drift into introspective thoughts. Physically, there could be a mild heaviness or tingling sensation, particularly in the limbs. It's also common to experience a mood lift or a gentle wave of euphoria. 

What to Expect from Sunnies THC Gummies

SunMed offers two premium gummy collections: Sunnies and Oria. Together, these two lines encapsulate SunMed's commitment to quality, taste, and holistic wellness, setting a new standard for cannabis edibles.

Sunnies THC Gummies

SunMed’s delicious Sunnies Gummies are carefully crafted using only our sun-grown flower, ensuring an authentic, full-spectrum flavor and experience. Every gummy offers a consistent 10 mg THC dose and a delightful taste. 

Sunnies Gummies come in allergen-free, eco-friendly packaging made from biodegradable wood pulp. With Sunnies, you're not just enjoying a premium THC experience, but also championing a sustainable choice.

Sunnies Gummies Variety of Colors and Flavors

Flavors of Sunnies Gummies

Our Sunnies Gummies come in a range of flavors including:

  • Golden Pineapple

  • Cinnamon

  • Key Lime

  • Green Apple

  • Grape

  • Blue Raspberry

Whichever flavor you choose, Sunnies Gummies promise a consistent and enjoyable experience, both in terms of effect and taste.

Oria by Airo

Oria by AIRO tin of gummies

Oria is SunMed's premium line of gummies that marries artisanal expertise with the purity of sun-grown cannabis. Our Black Mamba flavor is crafted with sun-grown cannabis flower paired with a delicious citrus and blackberry taste. Each Oria gummy is natural, vegan, and gluten-free. 

Where to Buy Sunnies THC Gummies

Ready to find your new favorite flavor? We've created a comprehensive list of dispensaries where our THC gummies are available. Head over to our dispensary locator to find the closest SunMed Growers partner near you and start enjoying the incredible taste and experience of sun-grown cannabis.