We all love edibles. They’re convenient, discrete, delicious, and can be potent enough to give you an amazing experience however you enjoy them. But there’s a category of cannabis edibles that’s not quite ‘edible’— cannabis beverages, and more and more amazing brands are creating incredible products in this category on the rise.
It’s the perfect time to learn a little bit more about cannabis beverages, because we’re running a special promo now through Sunday on one of our favorite cannabis drink brands in the game. CANN produces amazing cannabis-infused social tonics, and this week all 6-packs from CANN are buy one, get one for $1.
Technically, cannabis drinks are considered to fall in the ‘edibles’ category, since edibles describe any cannabis product that enters your body through your digestive system. But what you really need to know is that the category of cannabis beverages is filled with amazing, delicious, and high-quality products and brands— from refreshing teas to energizing coffees, delicious sodas to crisp selzers.
Here’s everything we think you should know about cannabis-infused drinks— including some of our favorites.
How Are Cannabis Beverages Made?
Cannabis-infused drinks are made by using a process (usually involving heat) to activate the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, such as THC or CBD, then dissolving them entirely alongside other ingredients to create the final product.
Want to know exactly how much THC, CBD, and other materials are in your cannabis drink? Simply read the label, which will always be clearly marked with all of the important information you need to know to buy and drink responsibly.
Types of Cannabis Drinks
As more and more high-quality brands have entered the cannabis beverage game, you’ll find an amazing range of products to try out. From flavored waters and seltzers to cannabis-infused coffee, soda, tea, and more, there’s something for just about everybody.
Whether you’re looking for a potent cannabis experience or just want a very light buzz that comes from microdosing, you’re sure to find a cannabis-infused drink that’s right for your interests. Just check out the label before buying to make sure you’re buying the right product for you. Meanwhile, remember that some cannabis beverage products are designed to be used in mixed drinks— so the potency is largely up to you.
How High Will Cannabis Drinks Get You?
This brings us to one of the most frequently asked questions we receive about cannabis drinks— will they actually get you high?
Like other cannabis products, the potency of cannabis drinks exists on a spectrum. You can’t expect the same potency from one drink that you’ll find in another from a different brand. Some are designed for microdosing and feature very little THC content (or none at all, in some CBD-based drinks). Others have much higher THC content.
Don’t be fooled just because you don’t immediately feel a high after your first few sips of a cannabis beverage— like other edibles, the THC from cannabis beverages takes some time to enter your system. Start low and slow, then work your way up while remembering that it may be an hour or two before you start to feel the effects.
Our Recommended Cannabis Beverages
You’ll find a range of excellent cannabis-infused drink brands at The Farmacy. Here are some of our absolute favorites that we think you’ll love.
CANN social tonics are the future of social drinking, providing microdoses of cannabis that provide a light, energetic buzz (without the hangover) in a low-calorie and truly delicious canned beverage.
Their fruity and refreshing flavors range from Lemon Lavender and Grapefruit Rosemary to Blood Orange Cardamom, giving you plenty of options to choose from until you find your favorite.
Plus, all beverage 6-packs from CANN are buy one, get one for $1 in-store and online this week, so you can enjoy this amazing brand for less.
Artet is bringing high-end elegance to the cannabis beverage game, crafting a non-alcoholic, cannabis-infused aperitif that makes for a delicious on-the-rocks choice that can also be used in mixed drinks. Artet can also be dosed based on your personal preference, letting you start with something light or go for a stronger dose.
Perfect for on-the-go enjoyment, Atlas creates cannabis-infused beverages mixes that can be added to water or used to create mixed drinks. We love Atlas mixes because they’re delicious, potent, and feature full-spectrum pressed rosin for the full expression of the plant’s compounds and benefits.