THE BEST CANNABIS INFUSED DRINKS FOR YOUR FRIDGE
Whether it’s summer or winter, a cool refreshing drink or a warm tasteful one can provide such a revitalizing feeling. We’ve all heard of cannabis edibles but have you ever thought about infusing cannabis into your favorite drink? Keep reading to learn all about cannabis infused beverages.
WHAT ARE CANNABIS INFUSED BEVERAGES?
THC and CBD drinks are beverages infused with cannabis cannabinoids; they are known as “liquid edibles” or “drinkables.” Beverages infused with THC are psychoactive, which means they will make you feel high, while drinks infused with CBD are intended to help you relax without that “high” feeling.
Edibles and drinkables have to go through your digestive system in order to take effect. There is no way to determine exactly how long it will take. This differs from smoking or vaping which deliver effects almost instantly. So you will need to experiment with cannabis drinks to figure out how quickly or slowly they work for you. Anecdotally, customers tell us they notice effects from drinking cannabis more quickly than edibles so effects are likely noticed between 10 minutes and an hour plus (depending on each individual person).
TYPES OF CANNABIS DRINKS
There are all types of cannabis drinks whether it be THC-infused or CBD-infused including flavored waters, seltzers, coffee, tea, and soda.
THC beverages can be mood-specific as you can choose from different strains (sativa, hybrid, or indica). When considering a THC-infused beverage, the label will show the amount of THC milligrams inside the container. There may also be a label stating how many doses are in a container. This is important to consider, especially if you are a beginner. The industry recommended single dose of THC is 10mg. However, if you’re new to cannabis you might want to consider a lower dose of 2-5mg or lower to start. Start low, and go slow.
Also, it’s important to mention that there is no such thing as alcoholic THC-infused beverages. There are laws restricting the development of alcoholic beverages that contain psychoactive THC. Mixing alcohol and cannabis increases the intensity of both. That being said, mixing them in high doses can be dangerous and can cause anxiousness and vomiting.
CBD beverages on the other hand have more freedom when it comes to ingredients. CBD is sourced from hemp and is very low in THC content. Consuming large quantities will not make you feel “high”. Unlike THC-infused drinks, this makes CBD-infused beverages compatible with beer and spirits. Hemp and beer actually go well together because cannabis and hops are in the same plant family.
Although CBD will not get you “high” it may make you feel tired and relaxed. With any cannabis product, practice moderation especially with others and if you’re planning to drive, avoid THC, or plan an Uber/Lyft ride.
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT WEED DRINK EFFECTS
As we mentioned earlier, it’s important to note that THC-infused beverages will make you feel “high” while CBD-infused drinks will make you feel more relaxed. Check out this chart from Leafly that explains THC dosages in edibles and their effect on the body.
OUR FAVORITE CANNABIS DRINKS
Utopia Cannabis Infused Beverages
One of our favorite cannabis infused beverages are Utopia Cannabis Infused Beverages. These sparkling waters have six flavors including lime, grapefruit, cherry, tonic water, watermelon kiwi and tangerine. The best part is that there are zero calories, zero sugar and zero cannabis taste! Utopia Sparkling Water comes in 10mg, 30mg, 50mg and 100mg dosages of THC per 12oz bottle.
Another one of our favorite brands is Olala which offers cannabis infused sodas, sparkling waters and tonics. With a wide range of flavors including blue raspberry, fruit punch, mango, guava, cola and more you are sure to find one to enjoy. They offer products with 5mg, 10mg, 50mg, 100mg and 250mg of THC as well as 25mg CBD + 2.5mg THC, 20mg CBD + 10mg THC and 50mg CBD + 10mg THC. With both THC-infused and CBD-infused beverages, Olala has the right fit for your desired journey.
Greenmed Lab Happy Apple CBD
We love Greenmed Lab Happy Apple CBD because it’s Washington weed with cider pressed Washington apples and crystal clear water sourced from the Pacific Northwest. This cannabis drink is a mere 140 calories, has zero sugars, artificial flavors, or additives. It’s one of the purest cannabis beverages on the market. It has dosages with 10mg, 50mg or 100mg per 12 ounce bottle.
Green Revolution Wild Side
Green Revolution Wild Side has antioxidants, hydrating electrolytes and all-natural fruit flavors. It contains 100mg THC + 10mg CBD per 17oz bottle. This cannabis infused beverage comes in six flavors including mango tropical storm, pink grapefruit, watermelon, summer peach, blackberry lemonade and lemon ginger bliss.
Marijuana infused beverages provide a new way to explore cannabis. For the best cannabis infused drinks on the market, find an Origins store near you. With our unique lifestyle spectrum, you are sure to find the right product that matches your desired experience.