Microdosing is an increasingly popular way to consume cannabis, particularly among people who use it primarily for medical purposes. Edible forms of the plant work well for microdosing. With edibles, you can easily and discreetly take small amounts multiple times per day just as you would a snack. One sweet and tasty way to microdose is by eating cannabis candy.

What is Cannabis Candy?

Cannabis candy is exactly what it sounds like: candy that contains cannabis. Usually, the candies are created by adding an extracted cannabis tincture or concentrate to a familiar candy recipe. Most of these candies are not full-spectrum, which means they do not contain all of the cannabinoids and terpenes found in cannabis flowers.

Cannabis candies generally contain THC and CBD, the two most well-known cannabinoids. Although packaging laws differ across states, most cannabis candy packaging lists how much THC and CBD is found in each serving of candy.

Since cannabis candies are not full-spectrum, they tend to lack the smell or taste associated with full-spectrum oils or cannabis flowers. Usually, cannabis candies taste exactly like non-cannabis candies. Although they contain cannabis, you cannot tell by looking at, smelling, or tasting the candies. They appear to be identical to regular candy, so keeping them stored in appropriate packaging and out of reach of children is important.

In some states, such as California, the term “candy” is prohibited from cannabis product labels. Instead, manufacturers use more specific terms. Common cannabis candy types include:

  • Chocolates
  • Gummies
  • Lozenges
  • Marshmallows
  • Suckers
  • Truffles

cannabis sweets

Why is Cannabis Candy Good for Microdosing?

Cannabis candies come with a set amount of THC and CBD in each piece, which makes them amenable to microdosing. When you begin, it’s best to take only 2 to 5 milligrams of THC at a time. Often, that amount is found in one-half or less than one-half of a candy serving. Candies give you the ability to precisely dose the amount of THC you’re ingesting, which can be difficult to do when you smoke or vape.

Another benefit to microdosing with candy is the ability to ingest cannabis easily and discreetly. Eating a gummy bear or small piece of chocolate takes only a matter of seconds. It also doesn’t create a mess or require any accessories. Unlike smoking and vaping, eating candy can be done around others without creating a smell people might find bothersome or drawing unwanted attention to yourself.


Cannabis candy provides an easy, effective, and tasty way to take low doses of THC and CBD throughout your day. With candy, you don’t have to estimate how much THC and CBD you’re consuming. Instead, you can rest assured that you’re taking a precise dose.

To get started, find a candy that contains the THC/CBD ratio you desire. Check the label to determine how much you should take at a time, then start by eating that amount once in the morning and once in the evening. Observe how your body reacts, then increase (or decrease) how much candy you eat and how often, until you experience the results you desire.