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  1. Why choose a cannabis-infused edible?

    There are a number of reasons why edibles may be preferable over other methods of cannabis consumption. Sometimes an individual is looking for a discreet, uninvasive option due to their environment- or they may be looking for longer, more sustained effects. Check out our blog post for more information.

  2. What types of products do you offer?

    We currently offer four types of medical cannabis edibles for patients: KIVA Chocolate Bars, PETRA Mints, TERRA Bites, and KIVA Chocolate Minis. These products come in a variety of potency levels and flavors, so patients with different needs can find a product that’s right for them.

    Kiva Chocolate Bars

    Our THC bars come in two potency levels, 60 and 180MG THC, and six delicious flavors.

    Our CBD bars come in 60MG Espresso Dark Chocolate and 120MG Ginger Dark Chocolate. They have a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC for a calm and relaxing effect.

    Petra Mints

    Kiva's first non-chocolate confection. At 2.5MG of THC, Petra mints are our lightest dose, and come in two refreshing, sugar-free flavors.

    Kiva Terra Bites

    Bite-sized espresso beans covered in Kiva dark chocolate. 

    Bite-sized blueberries covered in Kiva milk chocolate.

    Kiva Chocolate Minis

    The Minis offer a discreet and convenient single dose format in the same flavors as our classic bars.

  3. I don’t live in California. Can you ship to me out of state or internationally?

    Unfortunately, due to federal regulations, we are unable to mail or ship our products outside of California just yet. However, you can also find our products in Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois- and stay tuned for the addition of more new states.

    To find the closest Kiva-carrying Collective in one of the states listed above, please visit our interactive Find Us map.

  4. How do I know which product is best for me?

    We’re taking the guesswork out of edibles. Every KIVA product clearly displays THC content in milligrams, a reference for dosing and instructions for use.

    KIVA's confectioners mix in just the right amount of THC every time, giving patients the power to make an educated decision for a portion that’s right for them.

    If you’re new to edibles we recommend you start with Petra mints (2.5MG THC each) or Terra Bites (5MG THC each). If you know you have a higher tolerance or have serious chronic pain, we recommend the higher potency of our triple strength chocolates (180MG THC). 

    Tolerance levels are different from person to person so it’s important that you start small and learn how your body handles THC consumption before working your way to something stronger.

  5. What is THC and what does it do?

    THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, is one of the natural compounds found in the resin, mostly on the reproductive organs (or “flowers”) of the cannabis plant. When used, either through ingestion or inhalation, it binds to cannabinoid receptors on nerve cells associated with thinking, memory, pleasure, coordination, and time perception and is known to provide pain relief and reduce anxiety.  

    Please consult with your doctor before trying KIVA.

  6. How do you know how much cannabis is in your product?

    THC is the active ingredient in cannabis that's responsible for many of its physiological effects. Cannabis is a broader term which can be used to describe any part of the plant. It's for this reason we quantifiy the THC content over the cannabis content on our labels. Our products range from 2.5MG THC, all the way up to 180MG THC.

  7. How do you make your chocolate?

    The finest chocolate begins with the best beans. We acquire our chocolate from a source that selects cocoa beans from around the world for their quality to deliver a premium chocolate experience. The percentage of cacao in the chocolate is derived from the cocoa bean and excludes any other flavors or additives, natural or artificial. We use 54% Cacao Semisweet for our dark chocolate bars and Espresso Terra bites, while our milk chocolate bars and Blueberry Terra bites are made with a minimum of 34% Cacao. Our chocolate contains only the purest, natural ingredients delivering an indulgent, velvety smooth taste without the strong flavor of cannabis.

  8. How should I store KIVA?

    We strongly recommend storing your chocolates out of the reach of children. If you refrigerate or freeze your chocolate it may take on a dull look but won’t affect the taste or potency.  Please enjoy KIVA by the expiration date on the package to guarantee freshness. For more information be sure to read our blog post, Tips for Storing Cannabis Chocolate.

  9. Where can I find KIVA products?

    Check out the Find Us section to find a collective, dispensary or delivery service nearest you. Our products are available at fine cannabis dispensaries and collectives throughout California and Arizona.

  10. What strains do you use?

    KIVA Confections uses a mixed blend of Indica and Sativa strains and sources the highest quality cannabis from expert California cultivators. 

  11. How do you test your products?

    KIVA testing begins at the extract level, where our third party lab conducts tests for cannabinoid profiling and potency levels and any residual contaminants naturally present in the cannabis plant.  We then routinely test our finished chocolate bars and KIVA Terra bites one more time to ensure consistent potency and the signature taste profile of KIVA Confections.

  12. Does the cannabis KIVA uses contain pesticides?

    Kiva Confections works with a third-party testing laboratory in California is ISO-certified, with over 73 years of analytical testing experience. Our testing protocols are in accordance with cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) established by the FDA for the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of over the counter (OTC) drugs. 

    Kiva does extensive testing at three levels of our manufacturing process to ensure that every lot of California Kiva Bars, Terra Bites, and Petra Mints has been tested and screened for potency, pesticides and microbial activity to assure that is the product meets the dosage label claim as well as safety standards established for consumables.  

    In Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois, Kiva Confections adheres to strict laboratory testing protocol to make sure we are providing safe, reliable, and consistent cannabis products to our patients, no matter where they are located.

  13. How can I contact KIVA Confections?

    We’d love to hear from you! Please visit our Contact section for details on how to reach us.

  14. I have food allergies and dietary restrictions. Can I still enjoy your products?

    KIVA products are produced on shared equipment that may contain milk, soy or traces of nuts.

    All our chocolate products are gluten-free. Our Petra line of mints is sugar-free.

    Kiva products are not Kosher at this time.

  15. When are you coming out with a CBD product?

    We officially debuted our 60MG Espresso Dark Chocolate CBD bar and 120MG Ginger Dark Chocolate CBD bar in mid-2016. 

    Our CBD bars are a perfect balance of THC and CBD, allowing for a sensation of relaxed calm rather than the psychoactive high associated with pure THC. They are handcrafted in California with 100% California grown cannabis plants.

    If you'd like to learn more, visit kivaconfections.com/cbd.

  16. I have a dispensary and wish to carry KIVA. How can I place an order?

    We’re always looking for state compliant delivery or retail partners who share our passion for artisanal edibles. Visit our Contact section and complete the New Account Form. 

  17. I want to work for KIVA.

    As we continue to grow we’re always looking for new talent to join us at KIVA Confections.

    Visit our Careers page for more information.