Everyone is aware of the intoxicating effects of Cannabis, which are most commonly known to come from smoking marijuana. As more and more people are becoming health-conscious, many are now opting for cannabis edibles as their preferred method of consumption.
There are several different types of edibles ranging from your typical brownies or cookies. One that is gaining in popularity with those looking for a healthier high, are Cannabis drinks and beverages.
Marijuana infused Cannabis drinks have been around for centuries. Dating back to the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. Chinese emperor Shen Nung wrote about using “Ma” (the flower) mixed with recipes of tea and wine.
Today, there are many different types of cannabis drinks on the market. These Cannabis beverages range from cold-pressed juices with CBD to THC-infused sodas . One can even purchase marijuana beer in some areas, which is brewed using barley or hops.
Some prefer to stay away from smoking marijuana because they want to be more discreet about their consumption of weed. This protects them without drawing too much attention to themselves. This is where cannabis drinks come into play! They provide a healthier alternative for those looking for that extra “kick”.
The biggest difference between the two is that cannabis edibles takes longer for you body to absorb compared to smoking or vaping. However, once you do ingest THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) into your system, the high is much more intense and lasts longer. This means that you need to start with small amounts. At least until you’re familiar with how much you should take for desired effect.
While cannabis drinks are healthier than smoking because it does not contain any carcinogens or tar found in regular cigarettes, one cannot deny that they do still contain some sort of sugar added to them, which doesn’t cancel out their health benefits but should also be used with caution. However, there are now companies creating cannabis drinks without sugars so those looking for a healthier alternative can sip away!
If you want to avoid getting “high” then CBD (Cannabidiol) beverages might be right up your alley as these drinks only include CBD instead of THC.
It is currently legal to purchase CBD oil as long as it has been derived from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC, which will not get you “high” but can provide all the same benefits of regular marijuana drinks.
Cannabis beverages are THC or CBD infused drinks that can be enjoyed with alcohol, without the psychoactive effects of weed. They come in two forms: beer and non-alcoholic mixed drinks. The THC-infused beers have a longer shelf life, but they are not considered safer to drink than alcohol as there is still no limit for how much alcohol one can consume. The non-alcoholic mixed drinks will be more popular within the mainstream market, however, they do not have a long shelf life and are more expensive to produce than beer.
The taste of Cannabis beverages will depend on what type you’re drinking. For instance, THC-infused beer is expected to have a much stronger cannabis taste than non-alcoholic mixed drinks. Beer drinkers will prefer the stronger tasting ones as it can go with many different flavors and complement them. On the other hand, those who are drinking mixed drinks or want to avoid alcohol may still enjoy the non-cannabis version of these beverages as they have strong flavors and tastes on their own.
The health benefits of non-alcoholic Cannabis drinks are yet to be determined as there is not enough research into CBD effects. However, it has been claimed that CBD reduces anxiety, insomnia, pain, nausea and inflammation (Reddy). As for THC-infused drinks, they provide the same benefits as cannabis in other forms.
For THC and CBD infused beer, the process of infusing them will be similar to making cereal beers. They are brewed like any craft beer, but with added marijuana ingredients and flavorings. The non-alcoholic mixed drinks will be infused with THC or CBD during the production process.
There are many companies focusing on making cannabis beverages, but to date only one company has received approval to produce these in North America. The first legal beer containing THC was called “Dixie Elixirs” from Denver, Colorado (Marijuana Business Daily).
At the moment, there are no supermarkets or liquor stores that sell these beverages. They can only be purchased from cannabis dispensaries and beer store licensed to make these products. Furthermore, they are still in their pilot phase and may not even be available for sale at all dispensaries yet. Nevertheless, you can still purchase them by contacting the company directly.
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So you are looking to try some Cannabis Drinks. That is great! There are dispensaries out there that sell drinks with various THC levels to the public. But, before your venture out into drinking THC infused beverages make sure you do your research first.
Studies have shown that smoking Marijuana can be dangerous for your health . It would be wise for you to familiarize yourself with what is out there before making the decision to go into dispensaries and purchase Cannabis Drinks.
There are many dispensaries in Denver that sell beverages infused with THC. They range from 100mg drinks, like the one pictured above, to drinks with as much as 600mg in them. You do need to keep in mind that drinking THC will differ from smoking it, due to the THC absorbing into your bloodstream through your stomach.
Dispensaries denver are making loads of money off their selection of drinks infused with marijuana. On average dispensaries are selling beverages for 70$ a bottle. Keep in mind these dispensaries are charging this money due to the fact that they have to purchase new equipment to infuse drinks with THC. On top of all of this, dispensaries are looking at about 25$ per bottle after you factor in the costs of producing the drink and what it cost for them to obtain the marijuana used within the drink.
If you are planning on drinking cannabis drinks like the ones pictured above, then consider dispensaries that offer deals . This is where dispensaries with dispensaries in denver will try to sway you into purchasing their product. Always look for dispensaries that offer daily, weekly, and monthly deals on Cannabis Drinks.
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