Whether you’ve tried jerky, cookies or any of the many other edible pot products available on the market, if you haven’t tried a ganja beverage you may still be in for an entire new world. Drinking pot may not sound as enjoyable as eating or smoking weed, but some cannabis lovers profuse to love their pot drinks and their relaxation properties much better than, say, a beer.
One popular line of beverages in Washington is the Legal brand. Legal has five different beverages available, each with 22 mg of THC. Mirth Provisions founder Adam Stites says that each drink features “enough to know that you’re high, but not so much as to overwhelm,” and each flavor yields a totally unique high, making it a novelty to try each one. Flavors include Rainier Cherry, Lemon Ginger, Sparkling Pomegranate, and Sparkling Cranberry.
Each beverage’s unique high can be found on the website. For example, Rainier Cherry, produced with locally grown cannabis and Washington cherries, has a “clear-headed, focused high,” while Sparkling Cranberry, made with Long Beach peninsula cranberries, features “A gloriously powerful body high with a clear, anxiety-free head trip.” Legal drinks range around $10 to $15.
People may be more familiar with Canna Cola, which is available as a medical marijuana product. Flavors include Sour Diesel, Orange Kush, Grape Ape, the original Canna Cola and Doc Weed. Canna Cola was founded on the idea that taking your medical marijuana should be a positive experience without shame or stigma. “Canna Cola is founded on the idea that taking your medication should be a life affirming experience free from shame and stigma. The idea that taking your medicine shouldn’t be an enjoyable experience is not only cruel but counterproductive to healing and the relieving of suffering.”
Coffee lovers can also find cannabis beverages that are right up their alley. The Catapult coffee pod, which is compatible with any machine that accepts K-cups, contains 10mg of THC and can be purchased in Washington. Catapult pods are $10 each.
Alcoholic Weed Libations
Pot lovers are finding all kinds of ways to create their own weed-infused cocktails. There are recipes available for weed-laced martinis, the Green Dragon (marijuana-infused liquor), and classics with a twist, like a weedy Rob Roy or strawberry daiquiri. Infusions may take a slightly skilled hand at pressurization with carbon dioxide, but it’s a pretty simple process to infuse your liquor once you get the hang of it.
Teas and Lemonades
People who aren’t fans of fizzy drinks but still would like to try something to quench their thirst while delivering a high might be interested in Cannabis Quencher, a lemonade that contains a whopping 75mg of THC. Their flavors are not limited to Old Fashioned Lemonade, either. They have Strawberry Lemonade, Cherry, Mango and Pomegranate Blueberry Acai as well. The bottles range up to about $15 and contain water, cane sugar, lemon juice concentrate, organic lemon flavor concentrate, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate and cannabis. Makers warn newbies to consume only a quarter of a bottle and waiting at least 75 minutes before ingesting any more lemonade in order to find out how much of a high you can tolerate.
If tea is more of your, well, cup of tea, try Subtle Tea, a buzz-worthy green or black tea that contains 40mg of THC. Made from the same makers of Cannabis Quencher, Subtle Tea runs around $8 and if you love flavors in your tea, you are in luck. Subtle Tea is available in Raspberry, Plum, Decaf Apple Mango and Green Apricot Orange.