I started making candy with my mother back when I was only 10 years old. By that time I was proving to be a helpful assistant in the kitchen, although I wasn’t quite ready to prepare an entire meal without help. Even so, I was eager to help my mom in the kitchen as often as she would permit, which was usually every single evening unless we went out to eat at a restaurant for a special occasion. We made spaghetti, pizza, chicken pie, pork roast, meat loaf, and hamburgers on a continual basis, with other meals on irregular rotation depending on what we all wanted to eat as a family. Thankfully I was able to convince my mother to help me make candy at least once or twice a month. She wasn’t against sugar and sweets like some parents, but she didn’t like paying exorbitant prices at local stores. Making gummy candies and chocolates isn’t just fun and exciting, it’s also rewarding when you make a particularly delicious batch. Then you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I haven’t given up on making homemade candy despite living alone and hundreds of miles away from my parents. However, more often than not if I’m making candy it means that I’m making cannabis gummies and other cannabis candy products with marijuana oil I purchase from a variety of medical cannabis dispensaries. The cannabis oils are rich in THC and are extremely easy to add to existing candy recipes. That way you don’t have to pay the markup to get pre-made edibles from the cannabis dispensaries.