Exploring Cannabis Drinkables

The Hottest Trend in Cannabis Consumption

Cannabis consumption has evolved significantly over the years, branching out from traditional methods like smoking and edibles to more innovative forms. One of the latest trends capturing the attention of both consumers and industry experts is cannabis drinkables. These beverages offer a unique and convenient way to enjoy the effects of cannabis, and their popularity is rapidly growing. But what exactly are cannabis drinkables, and how do they compare to traditional methods of cannabis consumption? Let’s dive into the facts, new developments, flavors, and potency of this exciting trend.

 Understanding Cannabis Drinkables

Cannabis drinkables, also known as cannabis-infused beverages, are drinks that contain cannabinoids such as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). These drinks come in various forms, including sodas, teas, coffees, seltzers, and even juice. They are designed to provide the fast acting effects of cannabis in a familiar and enjoyable method, making them an appealing option for both new and seasoned consumers. David Klein, CEO of Canopy Growth, a publicly traded world-leading cannabis company, notes “Cannabis beverages represent a significant opportunity for innovation in the cannabis industry. By offering a familiar and socially acceptable form of consumption, we’re opening the door to new customers who might be hesitant to try traditional cannabis products.” Cannabis drinkables range in dosing as well making it perfect for both experienced conversores and beginners. For example our hugely popular Highbrow 10mg shooters are perfect for morning microdosing where the 100mg bottles are better for a sip and relax in the evening while still being able to dose efficiently. 

The Science Behind Cannabis Drinkables

The infusion of cannabis into beverages involves a sophisticated process to ensure that cannabinoids are evenly distributed and remain stable. Nanoemulsion technology is often used, which breaks down cannabinoids into tiny particles that can be easily mixed with water. This method not only enhances the bioavailability of the cannabinoids, meaning the body can absorb them more efficiently, but also ensures a consistent experience with each sip. Dr. Alex Capano, Chief Science Officer at Ananda Hemp, explains, “Nanoemulsion allows for quicker onset times and more predictable effects compared to traditional edibles, which can take a while to kick in due to digestion.”

Cannabis Drinkables vs. Traditional Methods

Onset and Duration: One of the most significant advantages of cannabis drinkables is their rapid onset time. Effects can be felt within 15-30 minutes, much faster than traditional edibles, which can take up to 2 hours. The duration of the effects is typically shorter, lasting around 2-4 hours. Traditional edibles take longer to kick in because they must be digested first and the effects can last anywhere from 4-8 hours, sometimes longer.

Flavors and Variety: These beverages come in a wide range of flavors and types, catering to various taste preferences. From refreshing lemonades to root beer and sparkling seltzers, there’s something for everyone. The flavor profiles are often designed to mask the taste of cannabis, making them a delectable treat. Traditional edibles also offer a variety of flavors and types, but the taste of cannabis can be more noticeable in some of those options.

Potency and Control: These drinks typically have a controlled dosage, making it easier for users to manage their intake. Jamie Evans, author of “The Ultimate Guide to CBD,” adds, “Cannabis drinkables are a game-changer for the industry. They offer a discreet and controlled way to consume cannabis, which is particularly appealing to wellness-focused consumers.”

This precision helps in avoiding overconsumption, which can be a concern with traditional edibles. Potency can vary widely in traditional methods, especially with unregulated homemade edibles. 

Collaborations in Cannabis Drinkables

The cannabis drinkables market is experiencing rapid innovation. Major beverage companies and cannabis brands are investing heavily in this sector. Many collaborations are bringing sophisticated and high-quality products to the market. For example, our Fore River beverages are crafted with Green Truck Full Spectrum Refined RSO and Highbrow’s Rosin drinks are made with rosin from Hillside Cannabis Farms, Firefly Organics, Helios Hash, and other well respected cultivators. Some of the best full spectrum drinks in Maine can be found at our Recreational dispensary, The Garage, located in Sanford Maine and our flag-ship medical location in North Berwick. 

So, the next time that you’re looking for a new way to relax or explore something new, consider reaching for one of our cannabis-infused beverages and enjoy a unique and modern twist on a timeless tradition.