CANN Drink: Best Cannabis Beverages You Must Try
10.26.21 - 4 min read
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You can find your favorite CANN beverage at RISE dispensaries in Illinois
Not everyone is a fan of smoking or vaping. We get it! The good news is, dosing options like CBD and THC-infused drinks and edibles (including alcohol-free cannabis seltzers and fruit punches) provide a subtle way to enjoy marijuana, with none of the smoke.
Whether you’re after the calming sensation of CBD, the ecstatic effects of THC, or the therapeutic benefits of the cannabinoids present in these drinks, you can now enjoy every variety in the form of a beverage.
Wondering which infused drink you should try first? In this article, we’ll introduce you to CANN Social Tonics, a popular cannabis beverage that’s perfect for working relaxation into your daily routine no matter where you are. But before we get into our recommendations, we’ll walk you through the basics of CBD and THC-infused beverages and give you all the info you’ll need to get started.
CBD-infused drinks are the new kids on the block, but what exactly are they?
“As the name suggests, CBD-infused drinks contain cannabidiol (CBD) or simply dissolved CBD in them. They are often referred to as “liquid edibles” or “drinkables.” However, CBD-infused drinks are intended to help you relax without feeling intoxicated, versus beverages infused with the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).”
Ideally, CBD molecules interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our bodies. In combination, ECS and CBD are said to have great benefits in maintaining overall wellness. These valuable responses are what make cannabis energy drinks perfect for health-conscious cannabis consumers.
While drinks infused with CBD aren’t intended to intoxicate, we’d still recommend easing into use by figuring out the dosage level that’s right for you.
THC drinkables are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) infused beverages. Unlike CBD drinkables, these can give you intoxicated feeling like that of other consumption methods. . (Remember, it’s always a good idea to check the THC levels before drinking.)
Because marijuana edibles are known to vary in effectiveness for every person, it’s best to approach with the rule of “start low, go slow,” especially for THC-infused drinks. You may feel the effect of THC drinkables quicker because unlike other edibles these can be absorbed by your body more quickly. Please keep in mind that each person’s body and metabolism is different, so the effects may not be universal for everyone.
Yes, marijuana drinks are legal in the US. But the laws and therefore the ingredients in marijuana-infused drinks will vary from state to state.
There’s no doubt that the rush for the green herb is upon us. And no one wants to be left behind, especially in ensuring the goodies you want to enjoy are legal. The most recent Gallup Poll from 2019 shows that 12 percent of Americans are active marijuana users and the industry is worth $61 billion, a figure that is expected to reach $100 billion by 2030.
With this kind of growth, it’s no surprise that the U.S. is witnessing widespread interest in, and legalization of cannabis in a variety of forms: medicinal, nutraceutical, and recreational. The growth of marijuana is more evident judging by the 34 US states where medical cannabis is now legal.
When it comes to the consumption of cannabis, defining what’s legal and illegal can be tricky, and the regulations are always changing as new laws come into play. That said, cannabidiol extracted from marijuana is considered illegal as per the federal laws, but some legal states have passed reform laws for medical marijuana use.
Cannabidiol hemp oil that comes from manufactured hemp prepared from natural ingredients of legally imported hemp or grown as per the Farm Act in the U.S., is described as a nutritional supplement in the United States and is considered legal to purchase.
But keep in mind that hemp consumption is still governed by U.S. Controlled Substance Act, meaning that for you to grow or research the product, you need a permit from the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
When it comes to cannabis drinks versus traditional edibles, there are some key differences that you should be aware of before you dabble.
Compared to traditional edibles, which are fat soluble, cannabis drinks are water-soluble beverages that are absorbed much quicker without requiring any external fats or oils.
Traditional edibles are a great way to self-medicate, but because the body metabolizes the molecules more slowly, they regularly have a delayed onset before they kick-in. This delayed onset with traditional edibles can put users at risk of consuming too much of the substance because when they finally kick in, the “high” can sometimes be way too intense, especially for inexperienced users.
Cann drinks, on the other hand, have a high absorption rate especially due to the high bioavailability level (aka the amount of a substance that enters your system when you consume cannabis drinks). This means that the effects are more consistent than traditional edibles, and the results are fast relieving.
At a very basic level, everyone’s body and rate of metabolism is different. That’s why it might take one person around 30 minutes after ingesting an edible brownie to start noticing the effects, while it may take up to two hours for some people before they feel anything from a marijuana edible at all.
Research shows that edibles typically take about 30 to 60 minutes to kick in, but the onset time depends on a lot of factors such as the type of edible you’re consuming, your metabolism, and the product’s active ingredients. If the edible contains a high concentration of THC, it could take effect much faster.
It always helps to ask a Patient Care Specialist or your cannabis pharmacist for their recommendation. (Pro tip: Start with a small dose and wait for about two hours to experience the full effect.)
Because CBD is less psychoactive, it doesn’t provide the “high”that users associate with ingesting THC beverages. However, it’s intended to provide the wellness benefits from cannabis herbs without the mind-altering effects.
CBD is known for its calming effects that resemble those of THC but lacks the euphoric effects due to lack of THC – the element in cannabis that helps you achieve the feeling of being intoxicated. For this reason, many people report that CBD may help with insomnia, anxiety, stress and behavioral issues.
Additionally, CBD contains potential therapeutic qualities. Numerous studies have cited that CBD can help relieve pain. Many states have approved medical marijuana for the treatment and management of Parkinson’s disease as well as other skin diseases.
CBD may be recommended for relieving symptoms related to anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress and panic disorder. If you’re looking for an alternative to alcohol to get that relaxed feeling, then CBD-infused drinks might be a great option for you.
Perhaps you’re the type that cherishes social drinking and wants to avoid the crazy hangover, or maybe you’re the explorative type looking to try something new.
If this sounds like you, then a cannabis-infused beverage like CANN Social Tonic might be what you’re looking for. Read on to get familiar with this buzzed-about drink and discover a flavor that’s a perfect fit for you.
Crafted in California, CANN Social Tonics are cannabis-infused microdosed beverages that prioritize both effects with a delicious taste. They use simple all-natural ingredients and produce a light yet refreshing social buzz in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. Only 30 to 35 calories are in this THC-infused soda and it’s enough to make you throw away your favorite glass of wine. The best part is that you won’t be dealing with a hangover the next morning.
Whether you’re feeling fancy or laid-back (or a little bit of both), CANN Social Tonic has you covered. Available flavors include:
Lemon Lavender: With a pale-yellow hue, this flavor uses fresh lemon juice and a natural lavender flavoring. It’s super tasty and extremely refreshing, with a bit of fizziness to it. The best part is that it contains only 30 calories and is not made from any artificial flavors.
Blood Orange Cardamom: If you’re a sucker for anything Blood Orange, then this is the flavor for you. It’s a cannabis-infused seltzer with a low dosage that delivers relaxing and uplifting results without rendering you incapable of getting your things done.
Grapefruit Rosemary: Packed in a 7.5 oz can, Grapefruit Rosemary is a more classic flavor that features a unique combination of grapefruit and rosemary that balances the citrusy-themed and earthly flavors pretty well.
Pineapple Jalapeño: Sweet & spicy, this flavor is for the adventurous ones! You might think that this combination cannot work but you have to try it to understand why exactly it works perfectly!
Ginger Lemongrass: This zesty flavor is guaranteed to bring you joy and relaxation with it’s light and fresh taste.
CANN tonics contain 2mg THC and 4mg CBD so you can enjoy more than one, and have as much fun as possible and a refreshing social buzz within the shortest time possible.
With a limit of 30 to 35 calories per can, CANN THC drink is designed for you to have more than just one. However, how much you can take depends on your level of cannabis tolerance. It contains a mild amount of THC, so you’ll find your limit once you start getting that energizing buzz.
CANN marijuana soda contains a perfect balance of THC and CBD plus five simple all-natural ingredients, selected for their energizing and uplifting effects. These social tonics are a great low-calorie alternative to alcohol.
These drinks contain 100% organic agave nectar from Mexico & locally sourced pure cannabis extract.
CANN Drinks DON’T contain any artificial flavors, gluten, GMO or Stevia.
You can find your favorite CANN beverage at RISE dispensaries in Illinois!
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