Daikoku Discovers: Cannabis Beverages

Do you drink your weed? The edible market has expanded beyond chocolates and soft chews to offer an array of beverages from sweet to sparkling there’s something for everyone. Beverages offer a unique consumption experience and may not feel the same as edibles. 

Why are beverages different?

Beverages and beverage add-ins rely on emulsification technologies to make oil-based cannabis extracts water soluble. As a result, beverages on the legal market interact differently than other edibles.

When ingested, cannabis molecules are usually too large to absorb into your bloodstream until they are digested into your liver. When cannabis molecules are broken down in your liver Delta-9 THC converts to 11-Hydroxy THC, an alternative that’s about 5x stronger. That’s why edibles often have a stronger effect. However, the emulsifications that beverages undergo make the molecules smaller than previously allowing them to begin absorbing within 15 minutes of consumption. As a result, beverages may have a more rapid effect than edible alternatives and create a unique user experience.

And while many beverage products on the market today usually have small quantities of THC (maximum 10 mg per beverage), the effects are additive. They can easily creep up on you. So as always, start low, go slow.

For the Soda Lovers 

Tweed Sodas

Tweed’s most popular strains are now available in a ready-to-drink beverage. With 2mg of THC, Tweed currently offers beverage mixes; Houndstooth & Soda and Bakerstreet & Ginger.

Cannabinoid Content: 2mg THC/ 355ml can

Flavours: Bakerstreet & Ginger and Houndstooth & Soda

Houseplant

Houseplant offers refreshing, cannabis-infused sparkling water with 2.5mg THC/can. This naturally flavoured beverage is perfect for social or solo occasions. 

Cannabinoid Content: 2.5mg THC/ 355ml can

Flavours: Lemon and Grapefruit

Quatreau

Encouraging you to “calm up” the latest in CBD beverages comes in two refreshing flavours. With 20mg of CBD, these beverages make the perfect addition to your busy days. 

Cannabinoid Content: 20mg CBD/ 355ml can

Flavours: Cucumber Mint and Passionfruit Guava 

Summit

Claiming to be free of the distinct taste of cannabis, Summit infused waters offer citrus flavoured still water infused with 2.5mg of THC per 355ml bottle.

Cannabinoid Content: 2.5mg THC/ 355ml bottle

Flavours: Lemon and Grapefruit 

Basecamp

Just a hint of sweetness accompanies this classic black tea with lemon infused with 15mg of CBD per 355ml bottle.

Cannabinoid Content: 15mg CBD/ 355ml bottle

Flavours: Lemon Black Tea 

Veryvell

Offering a complete line of products to support your self-care journey. Veryvell CBD-dominant and balanced sparkling water and iced tea aim to be your new go-to. 

Cannabinoid Content: 15mg CBD/ 355ml bottle 

Flavours: Sicilian Lemon and Strawberry Hibiscus 

Little Victory

Vibrant, naturally flavoured sparkling beverages to toast to any of life’s little victories. Celebrate a little with their selection of balanced beverages. 

Cannabinoid Content: 2.5mg THC & 2.5mg CBD/ 355ml bottle 

Flavours: Dry Grapefruit, Dry Lemon, Dark Cherry, and Blood Orange

Everie

Made with great taste in mind, Everie’s sparkling beverages offer natural fruit flavours and really pure CBD. 

Cannabinoid Content: 10mg CBD/ 269ml can

Flavours: Mango Passionfruit, Dragon Fruit Watermelon, and Lemon & Lime

Mollo

Mollo-out with the crisp, cold taste of mollo beverages. Offering the same easy-drinking flavour in two balanced potency’s 2.5mg and 5mg. 

Cannabinoid Content: 1:1 CBD and THC in either 2.5mg or 5mg/ 355ml bottle

Flavours: Malt & Barley 

House of Terpenes

A range of terpene-forward sparkling tonics that celebrate the flavours of cannabis. House of Terpenes offers balanced sparkling tonics to help you reach a higher taste. 

Cannabinoid Content: 5mg THC & 5g CBD/ 355ml bottle 

Flavours: Limonene and Myrcene 

Deep Space

A deep, dark, and mysteriously full-flavoured carbonated beverage designed for those looking for something small, potent, and ready to go. 

Cannabinoid Content: 10mg THC/ 222ml can

Flavours: Herbs, fruits, and liquid smoke 

For the Mixologists 

Ripple

Ripple powder provides the freedom to infuse any food or beverage. They’re packed into individually sealed packets of precise portions of flavourless, dissolvable cannabis. 

Cannabinoid Content: multiple content varieties – 10mg THC, 7.5mg THC, 5mg THC (2 pack), 1mg THC & 10mg CBD (4 pack), 2.5mg THC & 2.5mg CBD (4 pack) 

Flavours: Flavourless

Drift Shots

Sip back and enjoy the journey with the refreshingly new THC Shots – a quick and easy-to-enjoy cannabis beverage captured in a conveniently small bottle. Every shot is infused with a measured dose of THC and tangy citrus flavour. Shake well before drifting.

Cannabinoid Content: 10mg THC/ 45ml shot

Flavours: Tangy Citrus 

Veryvell Drops

Get the drop on the latest from Veryvell. Their water-soluble drops allow you to infuse your drops into any beverage of your choice. Their build in dosing cap provides the ability to control the experience you’re looking for.

Cannabinoid Content: multiple content varieties: 1mg CBD/2 drops, .5mg THC & .5mg CBD/2 drops, 1mg THC/ 2 drops 

Flavours: Chamomile Extract, Ginseng Extract, and Passionflower Extract

For the Tea Drinkers

TGOD tea

Whole Leaf Tea combines the highest quality organic ingredients with cannabinoids from certified organic cannabis. Responsibly sourced premium ingredients are packed in a resealable pouch containing two biodegradable pyramid sachets. Add one tea sachet to 250ml cup of hot water and steep for five minutes. Absorption can occur in just 15 minutes, with 4.5 times more absorption versus oil alone. Sip and enjoy!

Cannabinoid Content: multiple content varieties: 5mg THC/ tea bag, and 10mg CBD/ tea bag

Flavours: Happy Hibiscus Mate, Zen Green Sencha  

Everie

Three deliciously bold tea blends all boldly infused with CBD. Everie tea is a decaffeinated premium, whole leaf herbal tea designed to offer you a soothing tea experience. 

Cannabinoid Content: 10mg CBD/ tea bag

Flavours: Lavender Chamomile, Peach Ginger Green, and Vanilla Rooibos

Haven St.

Blended in small batches, using only the highest quality, natural ingredients. Each street is hand-crafted, using organic ingredients and a proprietary cannabis infusion process to provide an enchanting aroma and superior flavour.

Cannabinoid Content: multiple content varieties – 20mg CBD, 5mg THC & 5mg CBD, 5mg THC & 10mg CBD, 10mg THC & 5mg CBD, 10mg THC

Flavours: Green, Chamomile Berry, Vanilla Earl Grey, Chocolate Rooibos, Citrus Berry

Industry: It’s October 17th!

Or, as I like to call it, Legal Canna-Dab-Is Day

The legalization of cannabis in Canada was a much-anticipated event. The industry has come a long way since the first legal bud was sold in Newfoundland.

Many of us in the industry had high hopes (hah!) of what it would look like.

In many ways, the legal industry has given us many surprises. Some good. In other ways… Well, let’s just say that some most of our predictions have yet to come true.

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