New Cannabis Drinks Offer Alternatives to Alcohol

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Tired of hangovers? Looking for alternatives to beer that you can sip at parties? One of the most exciting trends in the newly legalized cannabis industry, weed-based beverages come on quickly, taking affect within 15 to 20 minutes versus the two hours required to fully feel the effects of THC-infused foods like cookies and brownies. The fast-acting high from drinks is due to quicker uptake, with the THC beginning to be absorbed within your mouth, moving through your digestive system with increased speed.

It’s a feeling that consumers enjoy, evidenced by shoppers increasingly choosing any type of legal cannabis products over alcohol. As reported by Forbes, states with legal cannabis have seen a 15 to 20% reduction in sales of beer and wine, alarming the liquor industry and sparking a spate of news coverage as giant multinational companies work to get a piece of the action.

In California, it’s still illegal for licensed manufacturers to combine cannabis and alcohol together, as well as label cannabis products using phrases and names reserved for the liquor industry, which is why you won’t see “cannabis lagers” or “weed IPAs.”

Look for innovative new drinks containing 5 to 10 milligrams of THC, a state-mandated dosage limit that encourages responsible consumption. Sip slowly and avoid driving or operating machinery after ingesting cannabis of any type.

Come on over to KindPeoples to kick off your weekend—we’ve got a California Dreamin’ demo happening on Friday, so you can learn more about cannabis drinks at our Dubois location from noon to 3pm and at our Soquel location from 4 to 7pm. Check out the new beverages stocking our fridge, and get acquainted with weed drinks!

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California Dreamin’

Fun fruity, low-dose cannabis sodas combine bubbles with 10 milligrams of THC. Currently in stock at KindPeoples in Grapefruit and Tangerine varieties.

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Manzanita

Cola and ginger ale on shelves now, each flavor packing 10 milligrams of THC. Use it to make a Cola float with ice cream or to wash down a burger and fries, adding a nice buzz beyond sugar and caffeine!

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Sprig

Citrus soda in regular and sugar-free versions, each containing 10 mg of THC that goes down easy. Find Sprig cans chilling in our fridge and enjoy the terpy flavor!

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Dixie Elixirs

With a convenient dosing cap that takes the guesswork out of proper serving, this drink contains 100 mg per bottle. Homogenization allows for accurate dosage as well as higher bioavailability, meaning a little bit goes a long way. Made with natural cane sugar for sweetness and now available in nostalgic flavors like Berry Lemonade, Cherry Limeade, and Fruit Punch.