Back in 2008, Stephanie Hua had a popular food blog called "Lick My Spoon," which showcased mouth-watering photos and recipes of such delicacies at "Playa Jambalaya" and "Unicorn Poop." But of the hundreds of recipes she posted, nary a one included cannabis.

Jump to 2015. Hua had just graduated from culinary school, while her husband was busy co-founding a cannabis software company in the Bay Area. During their frequent visits to pot shops, Hua became frustrated by the confection offerings.

"As someone who has a lower tolerance for edibles, it was really difficult for me to find a product that I could consume," she says. "I was a 5-milligram kind of gal." Although she would try to self-dose by cutting various cookies and brownies into small pieces, "it was a crapshoot as to whether or not I was getting the actual 5-milligram dosage," Hua says.