The first time I tried a Wana Brands product was when I was touring Mindful’s cultivation facility and dispensary in Denver in February of 2016. I bought a large bottle of their “jewels” to get me through my nights and travel for the remainder of that trip and just loved them. There wasn’t anything that polished in Oregon at that time, since recreational/adult-use cannabis had just become legal here a few months prior. I loved them and they definitely set the bar for edible candy brands in my own personal experience.
Well, a little over a year ago, Wana Brands became available in Oregon and are now in cannabis retail shops all over the state. I recently got to review an entire set of their edibles, from everything to their carmamels to their hard candies to their gummies! It was truly a delight.
This company is not only good at creating edibles, but is committed to pushing the cannabis industry forward with their products.
“Since launching in the Oregon market in July 2016, Wana Brands has successfully positioned itself as a market leader. We attribute this success to our consistency, taste and innovative drive,” noted Nancy Whiteman, co-founder & co-owner of Wana Brands. “We have invested in refining our recipes so that the taste of our delicious products come through, not the taste of medicine, and consumers know they can count on Wana Brands’ consistency.”
I took a long break from edibles in my cannabis consumption career because I felt like I was never sure what kind of effect they would have on me, and I always seemed to (accidently) over-consume and just get really lethargic. As a consumer who has the option of purchasing legalized cannabis products, the first thing I look for is if the edible is a sativa, indica, hybrid etc so that I know if It is going to keep me going through my afternoon or help me go to bed. Wana Brands products do this perfectly, and the effect they offer is both smooth and predictable because of this.
While I enjoyed each jar of this amazing selection of products, I did have my favorites. For this review, I will focus especially on the Wana Watermelon Sour Sativa Gummies. I chose this particular Wana Brands edible because sativa gummies are the exact thing I look for when I walk into a dispensary/cannabis retail shop, so I am VERY picky about them!
Packaging: The jars that Wana Brands uses for their edibles are clearly labeled and include an image of what the edible looks like on the front. You don’t have to hunt around the jar to find out if you are buying a sativa, hybrid or a 1:1 and the state compliance labels with dosing and other testing information are also clearly displayed for consumers to read.
Taste: These gummies are some of the best I have ever tasted...and I am not even a big fan a watermelon flavor OR sour candy! The way that Wana has put together the ingredients made these delightful to eat and have little to no cannabis-like aftertaste (which is not always the case with edibles!).
Effect: The dosing and labeling info was very clear and incredibly helpful for me to create the exact effect that I was looking for. I knew exactly how many to consume and got the sativa effect that was both expected and desired. The effect was uplifting, refreshing, streamlined my focus and left me feeling mentally calm yet energized.
A close second: the Wana Strawberry Lemonade CBD/THC 1:1 Gummies….they’re delish and perfect for anytime consumption, night or day!
Wana Brands is the number 1 ranked edibles brand in sales revenue in the highly competitive Colorado market according to BDS Analytics. Wana products are also available in Oregon and Nevada, and has announced entry into Arizona and Illinois, with more markets readying for launch. For more information, visit www.wanabrands.com, or you can follow Wana on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.