Next-generation fast-acting edibles offer an experience similar to inhalable cannabis, but without the smoke. Edibles make it easier to tailor the experience to the moment, whether that’s an energizing microdose before a midday hike, a quick boost during an impromptu gaming session, or a fast-onset dose for relaxation at bedtime.
Wana Brands launched its Quick Fast-Acting Gummies in Colorado last year. In less than four months, Wana Quick ranked #4, #6, and #7 out of the top 10 most popular edibles in the state’s adult-use market. Word-of-mouth buzz spread regarding the flexibility of these new products, and the brand began hearing from consumers in other states, eager to find out when Wana would expand availability of rapid-onset gummies in their area.
For California consumers, the wait is over. Launching exclusively with MedMen dispensaries in March, Wana Quick Fast-Acting Gummies will be available widely in April. The Quick line includes happy hour–inspired flavors CBD/THC 1:1 Strawberry Margarita, Sativa Peach Bellini, and Indica Piña Colada, all featuring fast-acting technology paired with a class-specific, terpene-enhanced distillate.
“We believe that advances in one area should not require compromises in others. We searched for a year to find the best fast-onset technology,” said Nancy Whiteman, CEO of Wana Brands. “We think we found the most effective technology in the industry while maintaining our high standards for overall great taste and quality.”
How do Wana’s fast-acting edibles work so quickly? With a traditional edible, THC absorption is slow. It must work its way through the digestive system, where the liver converts delta-9-THC into 11-hydroxy-THC. This not only takes a while, but the resulting high has a different, heavier body-feel with effects lasting for up to eight hours.
Wana Quick Fast-Acting Gummies use Azuca’s groundbreaking TiME (Thermodynamic Individual Molecular Encapsulation) technology to encapsulate THC in water-soluble particles. Water-encapsulated THC is readily absorbed into the bloodstream before it hits the digestive system, resulting in a fast-onset delta-9-THC high similar to smoking. Rapid-onset effects occur in less than 15 minutes for most people and can last from 2 to 4 hours. Effects also fade more quickly, in line with a smoking or vaping experience. As such, Wana Quick is the only gummy in California offering the trifecta of a quick onset (5-15 minutes), a rapid offset (2-4 hours), and a delta-9 smoker’s experience.
“Wana Brands infused-edible products always have been a good choice for health-conscious and active consumers,” Whiteman continued. “Now that we have removed high-fructose corn syrup from our gummies, consumers have one more great reason to experience our cannabis-infused gummies.”