How to Consume Marijuana Drinks

How to Consume Marijuana Drinks

Thirsty for a high? Learn how to consume marijuana drinks in the many fashions they come in.
While edibles are always a fun way to consume marijuana, marijuana drinks are quickly becoming an appealing alternative. Not only are marijuana beverages nourishing and refreshing, but they are also much more discreet to consume when compared to the hot smoke of a joint. Plus, unlike traditional edibles, marijuana drinks don’t smell, won’t melt in the hot sun or go bad if not immediately consumed. If you are on the fence about trying out a marijuana drink for the first time, we can show you how to consume marijuana drinks in the many fashions they are available in. Drinkable cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, are just as effective as those that are found in solid edible products, according to Ezra Pryor of the American Chemical Society's Cannabis Chemistry Subdivision. The effectiveness of cannabis drinks has everything to do with the chemistry involved in altering the cannabinoids to infuse with the liquid. Infused creams and milk contain milk fat and lemonades have pulp, which is needed to effectively bind the cannabinoids so that you get a hit with every sip. If you want to try drinking your daily cannabis, here are the most popular kinds of marijuana drinks to consume on the market today.

Tea and Coffee
ultimate hot beverage. It has been proven that there is a significantly higher solubility of the cannabinoid THC in a hot drink as opposed to a cold one. Several companies now offer teas, cappuccinos, coffees, and mochas in the form of a K-Cup that can provide you with instant low-key medication anytime you need it. Various dosages are available, as well as creamers that have been infused with marijuana. You can also add your own tincture or cannabutter to your morning cup of coffee if you're loyal to a particular brand of coffee you already like to consume.

Soda and Lemonade
More and more businesses are starting to find new ways to create sweet carbonated marijuana drinks that are infused with tinctures thanks to new extraction and infusion technologies. A popular product in southern California, Sprig Soda is a citrus-flavored beverage that packs a punch with 45mg of THC for each can without the taste of cannabis. Other than the pulpy lemonades, it is challenging to infuse fruit juices with marijuana. However, you can juice the raw cannabis leaves yourself to create a healthy cannabis-infused drink to consume at home.

Syrups and Elixirs
Marijuana infused syrups are a nod to hip-hop culture and are introducing many older people to all the wonderful benefits of concentrated liquid THC and CBD. Most people will mix the marijuana infused syrups with a carbonated drink or hot tea, or you can consume them straight, just as long as you are incredibly careful about the dosage. Make sure to read the labels carefully beforehand. While not every state with legal recreational cannabis is keen to let people mix their cannabis with alcohol, especially in Washington state, it is quickly becoming a popular trend. Companies like Dixie Brands and Craft Elixirs are combining herbology with cannabis-infused simple syrups. You can add them to any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage of your choosing. While currently, these cannabis-infused cocktails are only available for private use, it's safe to say that at some point in time, we might start seeing them turn up at our favorite bar or nightclub.

Dosing Marijuana Drinks
With any marijuana infused product, before consuming you will need to look at the suggested serving size. Although not all cannabis products will have this type of information on the label for you to reference from, knowing how much to take, or in this case how much to drink, will help you consume a safe and reliable dose. A majority of cannabis edibles and drinks will display a total THC milligram amount right on the packaging. Roughly that number will be 100 milligrams or below, depending on the state’s regulations. Now, knowing that the product has a total of 100 milligrams, you can divide the number of doses you would like to consume to find out the number of milligrams you will receive, and vice versa. With marijuana drinks, although they lie in the same category as edibles, they don’t necessarily work the same. When you consume marijuana drinks, you don’t have to wait 45 mins or so to feel the effects. Because you are drinking a liquid and not having to digest a sold, your body will absorb the cannabinoid infused liquid much faster, hence entering your bloodstream quicker than having to go through the digestive process. You’ll still get the same effects as if you were to eat an edible, but the activation time is cut shorter. Be prepared to start to feel the effects within 10 – 15 mins or so.

Consuming marijuana drinks is an easy way to enjoy your cannabis legally without having to light up a smoke. You can comfortably consume them with friends or at gatherings, without it being too noticeable. If you’re looking for a new way to consume cannabis, you might want to give marijuana drinks a try. Just remember to dose accordingly and to always drink responsibly.