Whether you like your cookies baked or your edibles raw, there’s a new name on the block that guarantees a great product and a Thailand-first certification to go with it. Introducing Baked, one of the newest brands to emerge in Thailand’s booming cannabis industry and certainly worth your attention.
At first look, Baked may appear to be one of many other weed shops in Chiang Mai, but upon closer inspection, you’ll find they’re actually selling something no other cannabis brand has – Thailand’s first ever FDA-approved cannabis cookie.
This certification not only guarantees the highest quality cannabis product every time, but also does something not many other cannabis entrepreneurs have yet to accomplish: Compliance.
Instead of waiting for industry-governing rules to kick in, Baked took a path of Buddha-like patience and sought to make the best quality weed product in Thailand through delicate research and development followed by the tedious process of getting the ultimate symbol of trust in the food industry: Thailand’s Food & Drug Administration’s approval.
Eating Edibles in Small Doses: A Chiang Mai Weed Journey
When entering the edible world for the first time, both seasoned smokers and new-to-the-scene experimentalists can be overcome by a strong dose that can be more uncomfortable than fun.
Since the quasi-legalization of cannabis in Thailand, many people on both sides of the coin have expressed concern about unregulated, low-quality cannabis products hitting the shelves with little in the way of certification.
Since there are no measures in place for quality control, there is often no way of knowing exactly what’s inside your edible – from high-doses of potent weed to chemical additives and low-quality ingredients.
Over time, attempts were made to add checks and balances, and the Ministry of Public Health and the Thai FDA made amendments to rules defining cannabis-infused food products last year, limiting THC concentration (the psychoactive substance in the marijuana plant) to 1.6 mg per unit.
Baked Thailand decided to follow the rules and today, their efforts have paid off. By creating a guaranteed standard in all their cookies, they sell the perfect microdose cookie that promises 1.6 mg of THC in every dose. With this known number, users can be safe in the knowledge of how much they’re consuming, and enjoy weed edibles to their preferred limit every time.
At this low dose, beginners and first-timers can also ease into experiencing how cannabis edibles work without getting too overwhelmed or intoxicated. Regular cannabis consumers now also have a tasty way to microdose and experience euphoria without losing functionality during the day.
With Baked, concerns over getting too high from one cookie are cast aside, as their cookies are made for people sensitive to THC, microdose enthusiasts, and expert consumers alike.
Certified Weed is a Long Process
Baked’s founders, Ornipa & Louis Levey, tell us about their journey from the start to FDA approval. The inspiration for small-dose edibles came from Louis, who hails from the United States and used cannabis edibles to ease his sick father’s chronic pain. In a situation where his father was unresponsive to opioid painkillers, he found relief with edibles.
Ornipa, a Chiang Mai native, had concerns regarding marijuana like most of her fellow country people. But the stigmas were eased after learning about her husband and late father-in-laws’ experiences. She now knows that when used responsibly, cannabis can be a good thing. This led to the couple creating Baked – with the intention of making legal microdose cannabis food items to ease people into exploring all the good that marijuana has to offer.
The approval from Thai FDA was a long process with much back and forth, as expected in such a case. But their efforts have paid off and today they are grateful for the journey as it helped them create an edible that everyone can get behind. From government officials to previously concerned mothers and grandmothers.
All Baked goods come with detailed cannabis-related information on the packaging and guarantee strict quality checks from start to end, going the extra mile to ensure a safe, approved marijuana edible.
Where to Find (and get) Baked
For people in Chiang Mai and across Thailand, orders at Baked can be made both on their website or at the following dispensaries around Chiang Mai:
- RabBuds: 1, 12 Nimmanahaeminda Road, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50200
- Kha-Nom 24hrs Social Club & Dispensary: 183 Moon Muang Rd Soi 9, Tambon Si Phum, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000
- The Spot – Cannabis Dispensary: 36 Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 11, Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200
You can check out these other dispensaries which sell high-quality edibles in the city:
- Space Trees: 13 Siri Mangkalajarn Rd, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, 50200
- Bb budz.cnx Weed Dispensary: 17/1 Chang Khlan 1, Kamphaeng Din Rd., Muang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50100
- The Joint Cannabis Dispensary: 85 Bumrung Buri Rd, Phra Sing, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, 50200
- Thai Top Shelf Cannabis Dispensary: 40, 1 Nimmana Haeminda Rd Lane 17, Tambon Su Thep, Mueang Chiang Mai District, 50200
Frequently asked questions
Q: What is the best place to buy cannabis edibles in Chiang Mai?
A: The best place to buy cannabis edibles in Chiang Mai is at the cannabis cafes or dispensaries that sell high-quality cannabis products. Worth checking out Radbuds and The Spot, both stock Baked products!
Q: Is cannabis legal in Thailand?
A: Yes, anyone over 20, as long as they are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q: What is CBD, and how is it different from THC?
A: CBD is one of the compounds found in the cannabis plant. It has no psychoactive effects and is commonly used for medicinal purposes. THC, on the other hand, is the compound responsible for the high associated with cannabis use.
Q: Are there cannabis shops in Chiang Mai?
A: There are many cannabis shops in Chiang Mai now, including dispensaries and cafes that sell various cannabis products and accessories like bongs and teas. Some popular spots to check out include Nimman and Old Town stores.
Q: What are some of the most popular cannabis strains available in Chiang Mai?
A: Chiang Mai has various cannabis strains available, ranging from classics like White Widow and Trainwreck to more exotic strains like Thai Stick and Purple Haze.
Q: Can I consume cannabis products in public places in Chiang Mai?
A: No, it is illegal to consume cannabis products in public places in Thailand. It is important to consume cannabis products in a private setting to avoid legal trouble.
Q: Are the staff at cannabis dispensaries in Chiang Mai knowledgeable about the products they sell?
A: Yes, the staff at cannabis dispensaries and cafes in Chiang Mai pride themselves on being friendly and knowledgeable. They are happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect product for your needs.
Q: What are some of the most popular edible cannabis products in Chiang Mai?
A: Some of the most popular edible cannabis products in Chiang Mai include cookies, gummies, chocolate bars, and teas. These products come in a variety of flavours and strengths to suit your needs. Baked make amazing cookies!!!
Q: What is the age requirement for buying cannabis products in Chiang Mai?
A: The legal age for buying cannabis products in Chiang Mai is 20 years old. You may be asked to provide identification to prove your age when purchasing cannabis products at a dispensary or cafe.