Dried infused fruit platter. Photo credit: Jeff the 420 Chef.
Fall means harvest, plucking perfectly ripe fruits in the crisp autumn air, and relaxing with cannabis. The season bears fruits we can smoke with, from pomegranates, to apples, to citrus.
While many often associate this time of year with pumpkins, oranges are also harvested in the fall and winter months. These bright, sweet yet tart fruits make the perfect company for cannabis. Whether it’s orange-flavored edibles, rolling papers, or even orange-infused cannabis serum, the citrus fruit pairs great with the plant. Both cannabis and oranges have their defining qualities; like their distinct tastes, smells and health benefits for the consumer.
According to Healthline, oranges are packed with vitamins and minerals. Of course, oranges are a great source of vitamin C. In addition, they contain vitamin B, more specifically thiamine (B1) and folate (B9) as well as a sufficient dose of potassium. Oranges have been shown to improve heart health, and decrease risks of kidney stones and anemia.
Here are seven orange-inspired cannabis products to indulge in this winter.
7 Orange Inspired Cannabis Products
~50 mg of cannabinoids
What’s better than a glass of fresh OJ to get the day started? Herban Tribe pairs the popular citrus drink with cannabis to make this wake-up call in a glass.
The brand has a line of fresh cannabis-infused juices, including their Orange juice, Lemonade, and Grape Juice. Their refreshing Orange Juice has 48 mg of THC per bottle with 10 servings in each, so roughly 5 mg per serving. The drink has 11 calories per serving and has few ingredients, consisting of only orange juice, grapeseed oil, and cannabis concentrate.
A Proper High recommends this juice for quick 8 a.m. wake ups, and also, to ease into socializing. The cannabis takes orange juice to the next level by delivering a euphoric feeling accompanied by both a head and body high.
This canna OJ is currently available in dispensaries throughout Oregon.
1 ¼ inch papers
$6.23 per pack on Amazon
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Juicy Jay’s collection of flavored papers includes everything from candy cane to orange. The company makes all of their papers from pure hemp and they use soy-based ink for the cute detailing on their papers that match the flavor. Juicy Jay also triple-dips and soaks the papers in flavoring, ensuring the entire wrap is bursting with the flavor.
Their orange papers compliment the natural taste of cannabis with fresh citrus. The flavoring method delivers an orange punch without being overpowering. Plus, they give off a sweet orange scent when burned, which creates a delicious aroma. And, the orange pattern completes the joint for the perfect smoking experience.
100 mg per 20 count bag
~$16.00 (price will vary by area)
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These orange THC gummies by Papa & Barkley are sweet and tangy edibles used to relieve stress, anxiety, and pain. The company also promised that these juicy candies will also help with sleep and relaxation.
These gummies are made with solventless hash, and contain zero calories and no sugar. In addition, they’re gluten free, vegan, and made with all-natural ingredients and no chemicals. Everyone can enjoy these bursts of citrus cannabis with no worries or guilt. The fresh, fruity edibles don’t stop with orange — they’re also available in strawberry, berry blast and apple flavors.
Consumers can order them online for delivery or pickup at dispensaries throughout California. The gummies have 5 mg of THC each with 20 gummies per bag.
1000 mg per 2 oz container
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Cannabis users can benefit both internally as well as externally, and the same goes for oranges. Fern Valley Farms makes a CBD-infused citrus lotion that moisturizes and aims to relieve aches and pains. They use a mixture of natural moisturizers like shea butter, coconut oil, cocoa butter and beeswax, as well as orange essential oil and CBD extract.
In addition to hemp extract, the company infuses orange and hemp terpenes for natural smell and increased effects. The natural terpenes ensure the user will get the full benefits of CBD and that signature orange scent.
This product targets quick relief of pain and discomfort, and overall body relaxation, according to the company. Customer reviews prove it’s effectiveness in treating arthritis, muscle soreness, tension, and minimal joint pain. They also love the fresh orange scent.
This product is made in Oregon however the company ships throughout the U.S.
Glass Orange-Shaped Pipes
$49 – $115
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Oranges shouldn’t be limited to just their taste — a glass orange pipe is a refreshing, new way to smoke. There are a variety of creative pipes now from ceramics, to crystal and glass. Consider a glass orange fruit pipe when buying a new piece.
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Humble Pride Glass makes an adorable handmade pipe out of borosilicate glass. Crafty smokers can purchase this orange bowl on their website, on Etsy or Burning Love — a smoker’s boutique. The rave reviews prove this tangy fruit is more than just a nice snack.
Edie Parker’s Flower collection also has a cute orange fruit bowl, just a little more pricey. Both bowls are unique and as bright as the fruit they embody — making it a great conversation starter during a smoke session.
33.3 mg per 1 ml
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The orange peel is the part we always forget about. It’s time the neglected peel gets some use, rather than going right into the trash can. How about CBD made from orange peels? This is where Peels comes in.
Peels is a relatively new company that extracts and configures molecules from orange peels to make CBD. The result is CBD with no hemp or any trace of THC, simply made from orange peels. Peels uses a process called cyclic terpene assembly (CTA), which derives terpenes from orange peels and combines them with olivetol to create CBD. This isn’t a substitute or CBD replacement because the substance created has the exact same molecular structure as CBD, according to the company.
While still having all the benefits of hemp-derived CBD — relaxation, recovery, relief of stress and anxiety — Peels provides a hemp-free alternative for a few reasons. Firstly, they reduce waste by using orange peels that would otherwise be discarded. In addition, there is no risk of this showing up on a drug test.
According to Healthline, certain CBD-rich formulations can sometimes contain traces of THC that will get flagged on a drug test. Therefore, this hemp-free CBD has no risk of containing THC since it is not derived from hemp or cannabis. Plus, this product is available nationwide.
THCV Dried Oranges
~.5 mg per serving
Price will vary based on products
Time to get creative in the kitchen. Dried fruit is a scrumptious and unique way to get nutrients — and get a hint of THCV. Plus, you can make it at home!
Renowned cannabis chef, Jeff the 420 Chef, explains that THCV is a different type of cannabinoid found in Africa Sativa strains.
To create one’s own infused dried fruit, begin by using a dropper and drizzle cannabis oil into oranges (among other fruits) before drying them. Follow this recipe by Emerald for a dried fruit experience like never before.
It’s time to see oranges’ true potential — from flavor, scent to peel. So start thinking about vitamin C with cannabis, best of both worlds.