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The Different Types of Cannabis-Infused Drinks

The Different Types of Cannabis-Infused Drinks

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It is safe to say that the cannabis industry is booming. With more and more states legalizing marijuana in one form or another, it's no surprise that businesses are scrambling to get a piece of the action. As cannabis becomes more mainstream, an increasing number of brands are entering the market. This can be both good and bad for consumers, as it can be difficult to determine which products are trustworthy and high-quality. However, there are a few established online retailers like Daily High Club that offer a wide variety of high-quality products including vapes, water glass pipes, and everything in between. Additionally, new trends in the industry are being introduced occasionally, with cannabis-infused drinks being the most recent one. From cocktails to coffee to smoothies, these cannabis drinks can elevate your evening to a whole new level. This article will explore the different types of cannabis-infused drinks so grab your favorite beverage and keep reading.

What are cannabis-infused drinks?

There are many ways that you can consume cannabis these days and one of these ways is with edibles which are food and drinks containing cannabis. Many people are familiar with the idea of edibles in the form of food and baked good products, however, cannabis-infused drinks are a new craze that is sparking interest in the cannabis community. Any drink that contains cannabis is considered a cannabis-infused drink including juice, teas, sodas, and even alcoholic beverages such as beer and wine. Cannabis drinks have become big business in just a short time and the growth of this market is rapid. Non-alcoholic drinks are popular for their health and wellness properties and alcohol cannabis drinks are a popular way for people to relax. THC infused beverages are usually made with around 10mg of THC while CBD infused beverages contain around 25mg per serving. Cannabis drinks are legal and can be bought online or at physical stores that sell cannabis products. Many cannabis tours also serve cannabis drinks.

Types of cannabis drinks

There are many different options of cannabis-infused drinks available both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. A few options include:

  • Cannabis-infused water: This is available in the form of still or sparkling water.
  • Cannabis-infused sodas: These are acidic drinks that contain cannabis.
  • Cannabis-infused tea: These are the most common type of cannabis-infused drink that if consumed and is tea infused with cannabis leaves.
  • Cannabis-infused non-alcoholic beverages: These are non-alcoholic beer, wine, or mocktails containing cannabis.
  • Cannabis-infused alcoholic beverages: These are beers, wines, and cocktails that contain alcohol and cannabis.

You also get THC-infused drinks that create psychoactive effects and CBD-infused beverages which are mainly consumed for health benefits and to treat certain medical conditions. When choosing a drink consider what you are looking for. If you want a good time and a high, consider THC-infused drinks and alcoholic beverages. If you want to relax and unwind before bed, consider having tea. Whatever your need is, there is an option for you. You must be warned though that cannabis drinks do not have a pleasant taste and many describe it as having a “funky” taste and smell. You also need to consider the dosage of cannabis that is infused into the drink before consuming it.

How to make cannabis-infused drinks

The great thing about cannabis-infused drinks is that they are easy to make at home. You will need cannabis oil or tinctures and a drink of your choice. For tea, you can simply add a few drops of cannabis oil or tinctures into your tea and consume. Another way to make cannabis tea is to boil dry cannabis herbs in water in a pot on the stove for a few minutes before pouring them into a cup.  If you would like something alcoholic like a cocktail, you can add a few drops of cannabis oil into the cocktail recipe of your choice and enjoy. You can make anything from lemonade to ice tea, all you will need is a cannabis oil or tincture.  Avoid consuming cannabis-infused drinks if you are on certain medications because this can have negative side effects.

Benefits of drinking cannabis-infused beverages

There are many benefits associated with consuming cannabis-infused drinks. If the drinks are infused with THC, you can enjoy psychoactive effects and these drinks can make a great addition to a social gathering with your friends. On the flip side, CBD-infused beverages are great for treating certain medical conditions such as pain, anxiety, and insomnia.

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