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5 Delicious Ways New Tech Is Making Cannabis More Palatable

by | Feb 20, 2024

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The earthiness and intensity of cannabis can be off-putting for people who are trying it for the first time. Cannabis can have an intense flavor. That can sometimes make it challenging to enjoy this natural plant to its full potential. However, those who choose not to consume it for these reasons now have options. Technology has helped to make cannabis more palatable and enjoyable in these ways.

How to Make Cannabis More Palatable

Flavor Enhancement

Manufacturers making cannabis-infused edibles are using special techniques to improve the sensory experience and taste of them. They’re relying on flavor masking and even microencapsulation to hide cannabis’s natural bitterness. 

We’ve even seen it with other naturally-occurring goods like psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms. For example, Neau Tropics bars were created in flavors like cookies and cream and milk chocolate to mask the dirt-like taste of the mushrooms. As a result, consuming magic mushrooms can be a more pleasant experience. 

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Nanoemulsion Technology

Nanoemulsion technology is not new. It has been used to improve the bioavailability of active agents for a long time. It boasts good stability, controlled release, and rapid digestibility. These are all favorable features. As a result, it makes sense to rely on this technology to make cannabis more enjoyable to consume.

Nanoemulsion in the making of cannabis products involves breaking down cannabinoids into smaller parts. This process increases their bioavailability. When consuming cannabis edibles that have undergone nanoemulsion, you may enjoy a faster onset of effects and a more predictable outcome. 

Encapsulation

When you’d prefer not to taste the earthiness of cannabis at all, you might assume you don’t have too many options. However, encapsulation has been a game-changer in this respect. Thanks to encapsulation, you can now enjoy the effects of specific cannabinoids without the traditionally intense flavor.

Encapsulation involves encapsulating cannabinoids in lipid or polymer layers to improve their stability. These layers also allow for consistent quality and easy consumption. 

Customization Technology

We all have different tastes and preferences. Some people actually do prefer the earthiness of cannabis and can consume it as raw flower. Others like it when their cannabis has undergone more processing to be incorporated into something else,  like a chocolate bar, gummy, or drink. 

Customization tech has ensured that cannabis dispensaries can cater to many different tastes and preferences. They can change dosages, create tailored products, and explore new flavor profiles. Essentially, they’re ensuring there is something for everyone in the cannabis sector. 

Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction (UAE)

Ultrasound-assisted extraction (UAE) describes extracting compounds from plant materials with ultrasound energy and solvents. Such a technique can often cut down processing time and improve efficiency.

Since it causes the cell walls of plant material to rupture, manufacturers can easily extract the compounds they need for edible products. Studies have also found that this extraction method is a successful alternative method for preparing cannabis extracts for medicinal purposes. 

We’ve come a long way from only having raw cannabis flower to experience the effects we desire. Consumers can now enjoy knowing that manufacturers are using a range of technological advancements to make cannabis more palatable and as convenient as possible.