08.24.2017
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Cannadips Cannabis Pouches Are Portable, Discreet, And Dope As Hell

The water-soluble THC/CBD pouches present consumers with an entirely novel and pretty chill weed experience.

It's a dreary, depressing day when I pop open my first Cannadip pouch. What's that, you ask? Coined a “lifestyle pouch” by the Humboldt, California-based brand Cannadips, it's supposedly capable of delivering the perfect dose of THC (10 mg/pouch) in under 10 minutes. Smokeless, odorless, vapor-less, and not quite an edible, the Cannadips pouches could be seen as a nicotine replacement as they closely resemble Snus pouches, their tobacco-filled counterparts. 

Perhaps more simply, though, the pouches are a cannabis-infused take on the traditional drug delivery mechanism. To be frank, I hate chewing tobacco, and I don’t see myself giving up my Marlboro Golds anytime soon. But I also appreciate my weed experience to be individual unto itself. That is, I don’t roll spliffs (weed + tobacco in one joint). I fill my papers with dank herb only, and I smoke cigarettes for completely different reasons than I consume cannabis. 

I try the mint flavor, but the pouches also come in "American" (which has a distinctively herby-weedy taste that dissipates the longer you keep it in) and citrus. The pouches carry coconut-fiber base with water-soluble cannabis-extract; CBD and THC extract blends derived from Humboldt County grown cannabis. This is very important because a significant portion of California weed, though surely dank AF, is coated in toxic pesticides. But I digress. 

"I haven’t seen anything quite like the technology we’re using.”

“Our product is absorbed sublingually, for the most part,” Cannadips CEO Case Mandel tells me over the phone. Mandel earned a masters degree in Sustainable Business from Humboldt State University and has been working in the cannabis industry for just shy of a decade.

“We’re taking water-soluble cannabinoids and putting them in a pouch,” says Mandel. “I’ve tried other water soluble cannabis products from different chemists, and I haven’t seen anything quite like the technology we’re using.”

The brand, which got its start over a late-night phone call between Mandel and his partners, is the first on the California market utilizing the water-soluble cannabinoids in a pouch. Furthermore, Cannadips seeks to deliver a product that “my mom would be comfortable and able to easily use,” according to Mandel. Of course, the weed that goes into Cannadips pouches, and the product itself, are indeed an excellent means of dosing medical marijuana. But the lifestyle aspect of Cannadips also speaks to their recreational usability.

I'm a big believer in cannabis as medicine and personally use it to combat anxiety and depression. And as we’re learning more about the whole plant, we're discovering how CBD, THC, and CBN interact with our individual endocannabinoid systems. For now at least, Cannadips seems to prevent a novel way to experiment with what delivery systems and compounds work best for you. 

"You can dose weed virtually anywhere."

I send a Cannadips tin to a friend in the Midwest via post––a habitual tobacco dipper––and he brings it with him to a music festival where every other dip is a rotation between nicotine and cannabis. This usage in particular is tantamount to the uniqueness and discreet nature of the product. You can dose weed virtually anywhere. 

“We really had to work through the cannabis plant, and the different compounds, while holding ourselves to a higher standard,” Mandel tells me. “We just did the High Times Cannabis Cup, and we entered the infused foods category. But [among the judges] there was some minor confusion and debate as to exactly which category we should have entered,” Mandel said.

“For now, we’re carving out a new niche; an entirely new category of products,” Mandel said. His enthusiasm for his job is evident as he ends our interview to begin sending out orders to California dispensaries. “And we’re really excited to move forward with that.”

Look for Cannadips to hit dispensary shelves early this fall.

All images courtesy of Cannadips.

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