Cannabis beverages are the newest and hottest product in the cannabis market. But what makes these infused weed drinks so good? Or bad? I’m here to tell you all about it.
For so long, cannabis users have had to be the odd ones out at parties, going to distant corners to smoke a joint and not offend the other guests. Not any more Leroy! Now we can grab a few tasty treats, and no one will know otherwise. That is my favourite feature of cannabis beverages; they allow “potheads” to feel normal and help remove some negatively associated stigmas.
First things first, the annoying yet necessary childproof tab. I found the solution to opening them in two easy steps, using just your fingertips and no tools.
- Push down on the centre of the finger tab to break the first seal.
- Once broken, put your finger in tab and pull it up and off with ease.
It seems obvious, but I used to struggle with them, and it can be very frustrating. I wonder how the alcohol/beer industries would react to such restrictions on their beverages?! Anyway, that topic is for another post.
Currently, Health Canada regulations allow for a drink to contain 10mg of THC with no cap on the amount of CBD. (If you want to learn more about the differences between THC and CBD, check out my post titled “Cannabis Basics”). For an experienced or regular cannabis user, 10mg of THC might not be enough to get high; however, for new or inexperienced cannabis users, 10mg could be too much. And please remember, it can take 45 minutes to 1.5 hours to feel the full effects of any cannabis that is ingested. This is why I always recommend starting low and going slow. With that in mind, there are lots of great options for both types of users.
- Houseplant Grapefruit Sativa Sparkling Water
- 2.5 mg of THC, 0 mg CDB, Sugar: 0 g, Calories: 4, also available in lemon and lime
- Little Victory Blood Orange Sparking Water
- 2.5 mg of THC, 2.5 mg CDB, Sugar: 6g, Calories: 35, also available in dark cherry, dry lemon and lemonade
- UBU Blackberry & Juniper Berry Sparkling Beverage
- 0 mg of THC, 20 mg CDB, Sugar: 0g, Calories: 5
- Quatreau Passionfruit & Guava Sparkling Water
- 0mg of THC, 20mg CDB, Sugar: 0g, Calories: 25, also available in cucumber and mint
The pros know their stuff, so I won’t get into too much detail about how to consume. I’m just going to recommend my favourite high THC beverages:
- Collective Project Blood Orange, Yuzu & Vanilla Carbonated Juice
- 10 mg of THC, 10 mg CDB, Sugar: 14 g, Calories: 70
- XMG Watermelon
- 10 mg of THC, 0.9 mg CDB, Sugar: 15 g, Calories: 70
- Klon Terpene Smash Citrus Beverage
- 6 mg of THC, 6 mg CDB, Sugar: 0 g, Calories: 1
Whether you’re looking to fit in at a party or just love a great-tasting cannabis beverage, I’ve got you covered. And surprisingly, some of my favourite drinks listed above are sugar-free. A great benefit for those of us watching our beltline.
Don’t forget, all of these thirst-quenching treats can be found at Spiritleaf Riverside at 781 Queen St. E. in Toronto.
- The opinions in this article are solely the writers’ and are not associated with any cannabis brand or company.
- Nothing for sale.
- Must be 19 years of age or older.
- Please consume responsibly
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