Step off See’s Candies and move over Russell Stover. Now that adult-use cannabis is legal in the Golden State, this Valentine’s Day presents a gift-giving alternative to those with a pot-loving beloved: luxury-level edibles that combine chocolate and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical compound in marijuana that gets you high).
Below are four of the high-end brands that have not only caught our eye and piqued our palate, but are packaged so exquisitely that they’re worth tracking down — at a state-licensed dispensary — for your Valentine. (If you’re new to the legal weed game, it’s worth checking out a website called WeedMaps.com, which has a very accurate, frequently updated list of what’s in stock at participating dispensaries.)
Before that, though, there are a couple of key things to keep in mind if you — or your beloved — aren’t an experienced consumer of cannabis-containing edibles.