Courtesy Photo

Garden Society’s Bliss Blossoms and Bright Blooms

Great Flavors and Manageable Dosing in These Edible Cannabis Candies

The edible cannabis market is blowing up right now, and it’s no longer just gummy bears, which are actually now illegal in California. (For the protection of kids, state law no longer allows edibles to be shaped like animals, humans, fruits, or vegetables.) Rather, these infused, typically candy-like treats are moving gourmet, which is why a former chef from premier San Francisco restaurant Gary Danko is helping to craft these particular confections by Garden Society.

The Sonoma County–based company was founded by Erin Gore, a former corporate careerist who found relief for her hip injuries in cannabis, and she’s using creative flavors, low dosage, and attractive design to appeal to the female market. But there’s nothing gender-based about the treats themselves, which are delicious and easy to share if you want to keep dosage even lower.

Courtesy Photo

The Bright Blooms are fruit-and-herb gelées in various flavors with 5 mg of sativa-derived THC, just enough to relax, put a slight shine on everything, and go about your day as needed. The Bliss Blossoms, meanwhile, are presented in a dense, dark milk-chocolate square with just a hint of dankiness and pack a little more punch at 10 mg of indica-derived THC. They’re great after dinner with a movie cued up.

As with all edibles, learn your dosage first, and wait at least an hour to see how it feels. Remember the mantra: “You can always eat more, but you can never eat less.”

Want your cannabis products or gear reviewed? Send an email to

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

Have a Thorny Saturday with the Rose Society

Annual Mission Rose Garden Pruning takes place January 19; volunteer invited to bring shears and gloves.

Edison Company Counter-Sues County and City

Claims they were aware of risks underlying original lawsuit.

Man on the Run Hits Car and Two People

Driving away from attempt to serve felony warrant, injures woman and child, say police.

Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 12 Years

Oxnard resident will serve time for heroin sales in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, among other charges.

New York Times,’ and Many Others, Name S.B. a Top Travel Destination

'AFAR,' 'Travel + Leisure,' and 'Conde Nast' all feature the region for 2019 trips.