There was a time when cannabis-infused beverages were absolutely awful.
They tasted like liquid marijuana, smelled foul and had a really unpleasant temperature.
It was like drinking oatmeal. Because of this, I wasn’t excited when I discovered beverages on the shelves of my local dispensary. I didn’t even consider trying them. I was unwilling to waste my money. Cannabis doesn’t dissolve in water, making it very difficult to create a tasty drink. However, the process has come a long way. Cannabis products are big business and all the manufacturers are looking for new ways to tempt consumers. I am a big fan of edibles. I like the ability to enjoy cannabis without making a big production of it. I don’t want to carry along a grinder, deal with ashes or have to explain the smell or smoke. I can pop a gummy in my mouth without anyone being aware that I’m partaking in marijuana. My complaint with edibles is the calories and very delayed onset of effects. Plus, the chocolates, cookies and gummies sometimes melt. They aren’t always ideal to bring along on an excursion. The budtender at the dispensary talked me into purchasing a cannabis-infused cola. It was delicious. The texture was perfect. I love that beverages are a single dose in a sealed container. They offer portability, convenience and discretion. I can drink a cannabis-beverage instead of alcohol when I socialize and avoid the hangover. They also eliminate the harmful long-term effects of alcohol. There are now CBD drinks, drink mixes, hot teas, iced teas, sparkling tonics, fruit punch, cannabeer, root beer and mocktails for sale.