A Washington purveyor of “handcrafted cannabis-infused goods” is rolling out a line of cannabis-infused beverages, including cold brew coffees and sparkling juices.
Each bottle will contain about 20 milligrams of THC, enough for “freeing head highs” and “powerful body buzzes,” according to the company’s website.
“We want the experience to be more similar to that if you had a nice IPA or glass of wine. We don’t want to pack so much THC into every one of our drinks that it’s unpleasant, especially for people that are just getting into marijuana,” said creator Adam Stites.
The drinks are made with various strains of cannabis to produce different highs, and should be available at retail outlets sometime this summer.
Contrary to popular belief, combining caffeine and marijuana does not kill or moderate highs, according to experts at the Weed Street Journal, who presumably know what they’re talking about. “Drinking a cup of joe during a smoke session will only make you more alert, concentrated, and energetic. This can serve to add a different dimension to a typical smoke-up, possibly helping to reduce any social anxieties that can occur when under the influence of THC.”
Washington Initiative 502, which made it legal for adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of pot, passed in November 2012, though consumers are still waiting for state-licensed stores.
In both Washington and Colorado, THC in cannabis-infused food products is limited to 10 milligrams per serving and 10 servings per package, but further regulation may be needed to protect New York Times columnists from themselves.