If you’ve had mixed results with cannabis and worry about getting paranoid, anxious, or losing control, consider counter-balancing your high.

Gone are the days of selecting cannabis purely for the most euphoria. In the new era of modern, legal herb, more people are dialing in wellness benefits and avoiding feeling disoriented.

Be patient. Stick to one serving size every two hours, max.

Combining cannabis’ main and secondary active ingredients—THC and CBD—in equal amounts tames the euphoria of THC while calming anxiety. Look for the golden ratio of “one-to-one” — signified as “1:1” on recreational and medical cannabis product packages in California.

A 1:1 dose of CBD:THC can induce a state of mind where you feel really good, but without too many racing thoughts or jittery impulses. On the cellular level, cannabidiol (CBD) confounds the action of THC, blunting the trippy effects of the main active molecule. Eating edibles with a one-to-one ratio of THC to CBD brings you the best of both worlds, taking the edge off while leaving you in control, blissful and relaxed.

Keep responsible dosing in mind, since it’s still possible to overdo it on one-to-one edibles if you eat too much.

  • Read packages to understand how much of each molecule comes in a single serving size.
  • Choose edibles that pair five to ten milligrams of THC with an equal amount of CBD in each piece.
  • Start with a small “microdose” of just 2.5 mg of THC and 2.5 mg of CBD if this is your first experience with cannabis edibles.
  • And be patient. Stick to one serving size every two hours, max.

You can find a variety of high-quality edibles in California containing the one-to-one ratio, including cookies, gummies, chocolates, mints and even licorice!

The best of THC & CBD — unified.

Cinnamon CBD Mints by Breez Mints

Tuck these mints into your purse or desk drawer for discreet relief throughout the day, along with breath-freshening cinnamon flavor similar to a Red Hot candy. Packing 5 mg of THC and 5 mg of CBD into each little mint, Breez Cinnamon CBD Mints helps you maintain a subtle level of highness throughout the day, just eat one mint every four to six hours for consistent relief. With 20 mints per bottle, Breez offers convenience for those seeking relief from pain or anxiety.

Price: $30

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Ruby Fruits by Emerald Sky

This newly launched product is the brainchild of Joshua Taylor, a confectioner with 20 years experience who decided to add cannabis to his candies. Making the first-ever infused licorice in the California marketplace from a facility in Oakland, this upstart brand wisely included a 1:1 product in their initial release. Look for Emerald Sky Ruby Fruits, a flavorful combination of berries, acai and pomegranate, with each piece containing five milligrams of THC and five milligrams of CBD, and ten pieces per package.

Price: $25

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CBD Dark Chocolate Caramels by Chill Chocolates

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Coming on strong after their January 2018 debut, Chill Chocolate can be found at a great many dispensaries in California, challenging longtime leaders like Kiva for domination of the cannabis chocolate market. With a wide variety of flavors, Chill makes two different bars that use the 1:1 ratio, an Acai Berry and Dark Chocolate Caramel, each containing five milligrams CBD and five milligrams of THC in a serving, with ten servings per bar.

Price: $19

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Tropical Gummies by District Edibles

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Powered by cannabis oil from Organa Labs, this brand is a subsidiary of the company that produces O.penvapes along with other products available in California, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. Gluten-free and low in sugar and fat, District Edibles gummies contain gelatin, which absorbs slowly into the body for long-lasting effects. Look for the 1:1 Tropical Punch gummies, each piece contains five milligrams of CBD and five milligrams of THC, with ten pieces per pack for a total of 50 mg of each cannabinoid.

Price: $14

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Churro Cookies Venice Cookie Co.

Created by one of the pioneers of cannabis edibles, Venice Cookie Co. has been in business since 2008, providing sweet and savory infused snacks to Californians during the medical marijuana era and beyond. Deliciously dusted with cinnamon, these vegan, mini-churro cookies deliver 10 mg of CBD and 10 mg of THC in each piece for a satisfying bite-size serving of cannabis. Widely available in Southern California, Venice Cookie Co. is spreading throughout Nor-Cal as well.

Price: $32

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Sublingual Drops by Care By Design

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Widely available throughout California, Care By Design is the original innovator, popularizing products with varying ratios of THC to CBD. Producing tinctures, topicals, capsules and vape carts with a 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, Care By Design also makes blends that combine these two cannabinoids in ratios of 2:1, 4:1, 8:1 and 18:1, so there’s something for everyone, appropriate for every level of cannabis tolerance. Try this tincture for fast-acting relief throughout the day.

Price: $48

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