A trend that’s been a long time coming, cannabis-infused drinks have finally hit the mainstream and are poised to replace alcohol as the go-to social drink. These beverages, either already infused with THC or a powder you add to your drink of choice, are available in many different flavors and can be found anywhere that marijuana is legal for consumption.
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive compound responsible for cannabis’s intoxicating effects while CBD (cannabidiol) is non-intoxicating and may provide relaxation and pain relief. These beverages, also known as THC-infused drinks or weed drinks, are typically made with a combination of these two compounds and come in various mood-specific formulations including sativa, hybrid, and indica. THC drinks are a great option for those who want to avoid the strong, lingering effects of traditional edibles and instead enjoy a drink that can be consumed on the go.
Unlike solid edibles that require digestion to be absorbed into the bloodstream, THC-infused drinks are absorbed through the mucosal membranes under the tongue and inside the cheeks without any digestive process. This means that the THC is absorbed much more quickly and can start to take effect in as little as 30 minutes.
In addition to being a more discreet way of consuming THC, THC-infused drinks are ideal for those who struggle with eating or swallowing edibles, but still want to get high. THC drinks are also a perfect choice for those who want to get high before parties or other social events, but don’t want to wait up to four hours for the effects of an edible to kick in.
There are a few things to keep in mind before trying thc drinks, especially when first starting out. It’s important to remember that these drinks contain a high amount of THC and can cause an intensely powerful buzz. It’s best to practice moderation and consume these drinks responsibly, only taking one sip at a time. Additionally, it’s a good idea to always stay hydrated and make sure you’re consuming your beverage of choice with plenty of water to ensure that the THC is absorbed properly.
When choosing a THC-infused drink, look for products that have been produced using a safe and effective method like CO2 extraction, which uses liquid CO2 to extract the cannabinoids from raw cannabis plants. Then, this extract should be distilled further to remove waxes, lipids, and impurities, leaving behind a clean, high-quality product that will provide you with a potent buzz.
The THC content of thc drinks can vary widely, with some containing as low as 2 mg of THC per 8-ounce bottle and others containing up to 200mg. Be sure to read the label carefully and ask your budtender for more information before purchasing. This way, you can be confident that you’re getting a high-quality product and are able to gauge your dosage to find the right level of intoxication for you. And of course, it’s always a good idea to consult with a medical marijuana doctor before trying any new products to ensure that they are appropriate for you.