Missouri Cannabis: Best Products of the Year 2023

Missouri Cannabis: Best Products of the Year 2023
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Illicit Gardens has been voted Cannabis Company of the Year in Missouri.


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Now that adults 21+ are free to use cannabis in Missouri, you may wonder, “What are the best weed products in MO?” From flower, to concentrates, to edibles, vapes, and more—there are some fantastic and innovative cannabis products on the market.

What are the top 5 weed products for 2023? Check out some of our faves!

Missouri’s Best Pre-Rolls

If you’re new to cannabis (as a lot of law-abiding Missouri residents are), pre-rolled joints are a great option for you. Smoking cannabis flower is an ages-old tradition because it is quick, easy, and effective. But perfecting your joint-rolling technique is hard! If you would like to smoke a joint but skip the frustration of rolling it perfectly, check out these pre-rolls from Illicit.

Smokos pre-rolls are convenient, tasty, and come in a retro, reusable tin.

Smokos Pre-rolls

Smokos Mix Tape .5 gram pre-rolls are the perfect size for a quick smoke sesh, and could their packaging BE any cuter?! This adorable and clever slide-top tin design won “Best Packaging 2023” in the Greenway Readers’ Choice Awards. And just like a real mixtape, you get a variety of Illicit’s best hits. Each Smokos Mix Tape package includes one joint each of five of the favorite strains from Illicit.

Missouri’s Best Live Rosin

A newer way to partake in cannabis is called dabbing, and it’s done with cannabis concentrates with names like crumble, wax, budder, shatter, bubble hash, jam, and more. These are all just weed concentrates of various consistencies. Dabbing is a very fast and potent way to feel the concentrated effects of full-spectrum cannabis.

When you’re shopping for concentrates, you should look for “live rosin” products.

What is rosin and how do you smoke it?

Rosin is highly concentrated full-spectrum cannabis which can be “dabbed” by heating it to an extremely high temperature. You’ll need a dab rig for this. Check out how to use a dab rig here! Another option is to buy live rosin in a vape cartridge.

Why is rosin so popular?

Unlike some concentrates, live rosin is extracted from the cannabis plant using a solventless, cold water extraction process. So not only do you avoid ingesting toxic solvents, but live rosin maintains the full spectrum of terpenes, cannabinoids, and flavonoids present in whole cannabis, making it both delicious and highly effective.

Illicit Gardens’ Live Rosin was named “Product of the Year” by the Greenway Readers’ Choice Awards for its clean processing and dabbing, and variety of forms, including Cold Cured, Bubble Hash, Jam, and Vape Carts.

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Illicit Live Rosin is the cleanest, most potent cannabis concentrate you can find.

Missouri’s Best Cannabis Vape

Speaking of vapes, what’s the best vape for 2023?

The Greenway Reader’s Choice Award for ”Best Vape—Live” also went to an Illicit product: the Live Resin Purple Chem vape cartridge. Purple Chem is a tasty cross between Stardawg and Purple Punch, which provides a happy, energy-boosting high. This vape cartridge is a live resin vape, which is superior to the more common distillate vapes on the market.

However, live resin is not quite the same as live rosin. Confusing, I know! So what is live resin? Both live resin and live rosin are made from flash-frozen cannabis plants, preserving the terpenes and cannabinoids in the trichomes. This is what makes them “live.” But live resin extraction does use chemical solvents, while live rosin extraction does not.

Then there are your basic distillate vapes, which contain a terpene-free, usually THC-only extraction that is obtained through high heat and chemical solvents. These are the most common vapes on the market.

What is the best vape to buy right now? While distillate vapes can also be safe and effective, a live resin vape like Illicit’s Live Resin Purple Chem is a better choice because it will provide you the full-spectrum benefits of the entourage effect.

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Live resin vapes contain a flash-frozen, full-spectrum cannabis extract.

Missouri’s Best Cannabis Flower

As a leader in Missouri’s medical market for years, Illicit is responsible for some of the best weed strains in Missouri. What are the best strains of weed in Missouri for 2023? We chose both an Indica and a Sativa favorite.

Best Indica Strain

The Purple Chem strain (also known as Purple Chemdawg strain) is our pick for Best Indica Strain. You can buy it in a live resin vape cart as seen above, but it’s even more “live” if you get the pretty purple flower itself.

Purple strains of weed are often known for their fruity flavors, due to their high anthocyanin levels. Purple Chem is fruity for sure– Stardawg and Purple Punch come together to make this indica-dominant hybrid strain, rife with juicy grape and sharp diesel flavors.

Purple Chem’s effects tend to be happy and talkative, while providing relief from pain and anxiety.

Best Sativa Strain

And the best sativa strain in MO? Drum roll… Bruce Banner! The Bruce Banner weed strain (also from Illicit Gardens) is as mighty as its green namesake.

The Banner strain (also known as OG Banner) is a cross between OG Kush and Strawberry Diesel, and you can savor those gassy sweet undertones when you take a whiff or a toke.

Bruce Banner weed is known for its potent effects that come on strong– you can expect an initial powerful punch followed by creative and euphoric aftereffects. Users say that Bruce Banner strain effects are best enjoyed in the daytime.

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Illicit Gardens has been a leader in Missouri cannabis since 2020.

Missouri’s Best Cannabis Company

As you can probably guess, Illicit Gardens is our favorite Missouri cannabis company! Illicit’s long-term experience in the Missouri market has given them the technique, safe processes, flavor, and effects that Missouri weed lovers are looking for.

Not only are their products fire, but Illicit works for a higher cause: They donate to charitable groups that are fighting for the release of cannabis prisoners, and helping folks reintegrate into daily life once they are freed. The national organization Last Prisoner Project and Missouri-based Canna Convict Project are two of the change-making groups that have received over $100,000 and counting in donations from Illicit to support their important work.

Enjoy boutique cannabis while changing lives with Illicit Gardens.

Find a Missouri dispensary that carries Illicit’s quality product line here!

Note: This article is not medical advice. Please consult with your doctor for treatment for any medical conditions.

About the Author: David Craig is the VP of Marketing for Illicit and From The Earth. Craig has been on the ground floor of developing multiple lifestyle and retail brands in the cannabis, fitness, and entertainment industries from Las Vegas to New York City. He previously developed flagship properties for global group fitness concept TruFusion. Prior, he opened Drai’s Las Vegas entertainment properties and oversaw Marketing & Corporate Events