If you’re on the hunt for something extra-special to give a serious cannabis consumer this holiday season, look no further than the latest and greatest cannabinoid that’s just beginning to get major buzz: THCV.
Minor cannabinoids like CBG (cannabigerol), CBN (cannabinol), and CBC (cannabichromene) have been on consumers' radar for some time now, but the one with some of the most excitement surrounding its discovery is THCV (short for tetrahydrocannabivarin). Research is still in the works to determine THCV’s full range of effects, but it reportedly has an energizing and focusing effect. It’s also quickly becoming popular for its purported role in suppressing the appetite stimulating effect of THC—earning it accolades from consumers looking to fend off the munchies and the cheeky nickname “skinny weed.”
Since new THCV products are popping up all the time, we turned to Meg Sanders, CEO of award-winning Massachusetts dispensary Canna Provisions with locations in Lee and Holyoke to round up three of the best products with THCV to gift for the holidays this year.
The COAST 1:1:1 THCV:CBG:CBD Raspberry Lime Gummies are the latest innovation from Massachusetts-based COAST Cannabis. The woman-owned company and independent edibles manufacturer has perfected their edibles recipe into these tasty, uplifting gummies designed to help battle that 3pm slump or to help amp yourself up for that first difficult January workout.
For anyone that loves and swears by Betty’s Eddies’ Bedtime Chews, the Go Betty Go energy chews are sure to be a hit. They're infused with an ingenious blend of L-theanine, natural caffeine from coffee, and a combo of THC and THCV. In short, the crew at Betty’s Eddies have whipped up another winner. These full-spectrum, vegan real-fruit chews will make the perfect addition to any of your friend or loved one’s winter survival toolkit.
Bay State Extracts is Massachusetts’ number one source for hemp-derived minor and rare cannabinoids, so there’s no doubt that it also has an impressive lineup of its own products available. Its line of Trifecta Focus oil drops and vape cartridges have a 4:3:1 ratio of THCV to CBG to CBD and are formulated to help provide all the energy and clarity you need this winter without the intoxicating high of straight THC. The oil drops are flavorless and odorless for ultimate discretion and the vape cartridges are lightly flavored with a citrusy blend of terpenes including Limonene, B-Caryophyllene, Myrcene, and Pinene meant to provide uplifting and focused effects.