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THC & CBD Infused Drinks: Should You Try Them?

By August 14, 2019April 26th, 2022No Comments

Are you curious to try some of the new cannabis-infused drinks on the market? 

Between the recent studies that show millennials’ growing disinterest in alcohol consumption, a new boom in health and wellness products, and the widening legalization of marijuana across the United States, new and intriguing cannabis-infused beverages are showing up on shelves, taking the country by storm. 

The trend doesn’t seem to be going away. What’s more, 2020 will most likely be all about drinking weed instead of smoking it. So, if you want to be in on the trend before everybody on the planet catches up, you may want to find out as much as you can about cannabis drinks. Read on!   

Should I try cannabis-infused drinks or CBD-infused drinks? 

Marijuana leaf with a cannabis-infused drinkMany of the cannabis-infused drinks on the market are CBD-only and THC-only, though the majority contain both types of cannabinoids. But what exactly is the difference between the two? 

THC is the psychoactive chemical, and it’s the one that gets folks high, so to speak. It affects the dopamine receptors and has a range of effects. Ingesting THC can help people relax, but too much can sometimes induce anxiety.

CBD, or “cannabidiol”, counteracts some of the effects of THC and can lessen the sense of paranoia or anxiety that THC sometimes encourages. It’s non-psychoactive, so CBD can’t get you high—no matter how much you ingest. Hemp-derived CBD is federally legal and can help with inflammation and other health problems.

What types of CBD products are available?

Even though hemp CBD products are generally easier to find, we encourage customers to try out marijuana-derived hemp products first. While hemp CBD has positive effects, a little bit of THC is better to have in your CBD products – it increases the bioavailability, meaning that it allows your body to absorb the CBD better than it otherwise could.

If you live in a state without legalized marijuana, your best option may be to buy CBD online or to look for CBD drinks and capsules at health food stores near you. Hemp CBD oil is a great buy, as it can be added to food easily without significantly affecting the taste. 

For those who live in California or states that allow recreational marijuana use, your options are endless. CBD flower, CBD and THC vapes, and gummies with various ratios of CBD to THC are among your options. Just be careful where you consume marijuana

What is the best cannabis drink for me?

Purple tea pot with pot leaves and loose leaf teas infused with CBD and THCYour cannabis drink preference will entirely depend on who you are and what you like – a member of the sober-curious movement has different needs than someone who’s purchasing THC drinks to spice up their dinner party, for example. 

Lagunitas, a popular national brewery, makes a hopped-up hi-fi THC drink with 10 milligrams of THC in each can. The drink contains no CBD, so it’s not necessarily as appealing to a health- and wellness-focused customer or a sobriety-focused customer looking to stay grounded.

There are a variety of gentle cannabis drink options for those who don’t want to get high, or just want to get a little buzzy. In addition to all the Silicon Valley CBD beverage companies currently drowning in VC funding, smaller and more community-focused brands like Kikoko are coming up with a wide variety of innovative drinks. They make high-THC loose tea blends as well as gentler versions like Tranquili-tea, which contains more CBD than THC and is rumored to be extremely relaxing.

Where can I buy cannabis drinks in California?

Not sure where to try your cannabis-infused drink and have the best experience? Look no further! People’s OC is the foremost cannabis store in California, with friendly and knowledgeable product specialists who will help you find the right products to fit your tastes and lifestyle. Our clean, spacious flagship store is located in Santa Ana, right by the border of Irvine. 

You can order our products online for pickup or delivery. We look forward to seeing you soon!