Cannabis edibles continue to grow in variety and popularity in just about every place that has medical or recreational dispensaries. The area of edibles that is still pretty new is that of cannabis drinks. It’s always nice to have options no matter how you choose to consume your cannabis and drinks sometimes are a fun and novel way to try cannabis. Plus you are also getting some hydration at the same time so that’s a bonus. The quality and variety differs from state to state and even among dispensaries in a single city but the one thing that seems to be constant is the price. Cannabis drinks are fairly pricey compared to other edibles and definitely compared to flower, cats or concentrates but that does not mean drinks are not worth a try or even worth the cost. Like most things, if demand increases and dispensaries start offering more options for drinks, prices will come down. So if you try a cannabis drink from your local dispensary that you really like, let them know. Also, as with edibles in general, pay attention to the dosage. The common wisdom is to start with 5-10 mgs and wait at least 30 minutes before consuming more. If you know you have a high tolerance, obviously your starting point will be much higher, pun intended, at around 50-100 mgs. Here are a Hibiscus Lemonade cannabis drinkable review and Berry Shot cannabis drinkable review.
Hibiscus Lemonade Cannabis Drinkable Review
Factoids: Manufacturer-Muru Highwater /Dispensary-Chalice Farms
Hybrid 50 mg THC 2 fluid ounces per bottle/each serving contains 5 mg THC (approximately two capfuls) 10 servings per bottle
Buzz: This is an infused water so the taste was stronger than expected with typical, non-cannabis infused water. You can taste the lemon but the actual taste is more like lime. You can also taste what might be hibiscus but is a bit like Ricola cough drops, the brown ones. Overall the taste is good but not super refreshing and you will get a bit of an after taste similar to apple cider vinegar. Not for those who want to sip their cannabis. This should probably be done like a shot. The effects come on slowly and are fairly balanced between a head and body high. If after 30 minutes you are not feeling much, either try another capful, or two or simply wait a bit longer. You will notice the body relaxation but it is not so strong that you will be couch locked. The head high is there but plays second to the body high so this would probably be good for stress and if you have sore muscles could help ease the soreness. Overall the high is not super intense with this cannabis infused water which makes it great for a novice and something new and different for the cannabis connoisseur.
Drinkables-You are definitely going to need to keep something to drink handy, not because of dry mouth but because the aftertaste does linger. Normal water won’t help, you need flavor so go with your favorite soda or even a flavored water if you don’t want the caffeine.
Munchables-The munchies will likely not be an issue with this Hibiscus Lemonade but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat something anyway. Salty foods seem to go best, so perhaps some chips or pretzels just something light to snack on. Tortilla chips and salsa are perfect and if you want a more substantive snack, go with nachos because…cheese!
Doables-Drinking your cannabis is an interesting way to consume it so why not do something interesting. You will not be super stoned or couch locked so go exploring. Walk through a new neighborhood in your city or if you are close to some beautiful nature, take advantage of that. Just enjoy the mellow happiness of being stoned and outside.
Berry Shot Cannabis Drinkable Review
Factoids: Manufacturer-Enjoy/ Dispensary-Chalice Farms
Indica 50 mg THC 2 fluid ounces per bottle/each serving contains 5 mg THC (approximately two capfuls) 10 servings per bottle
Buzz: This Enjoy Berry Shot was a surprise. Not because it was an Indica that allows for an amazing night of restful sleep but because of how you feel before you actually fall asleep. Start with a two capful dose but if after 30 minutes you are not feeling much, feel free to add two more capfuls. This cannabis liquid is slightly thick in texture, which some people might be bothered by. If you prefer your liquids more liquid then mix it into some tea or carbonated water. The taste and smell is like berries, which berries is a difficult to determine. It tastes more like raspberries than any other berry. Berry shot is super sweet so mixing it with an unsweetened tea is the way to go! There is not much of a head high but the body high starts slowly and builds to such a relaxing mellow feeling of being happy and content. Good for those with insomnia and could even help with mild pain and stress. The most unexpected part? After about an hour you may start to feel a little, let’s just say amorous. Something to consider if you decide not to go to sleep right away. Either way expect a sweet slumber with Berry Shot.
Drinkables-Tea, either green or black is the best thing to drink with Berry Shot and afterwards as well. If you want another type of liquid and you drink alcohol, a glass of wine or something with bubbles will work perfectly for a cannabis beverage. Just don’t drink too much or it will interfere with your sleep.
Munchables– By getting your cannabis in a liquid form rather than a food edible, that opens the door to all snack options. If you are feeling the berry theme, you could go with some strawberries, or even better chocolate covered strawberries. You would need to plan ahead for that type of snack. Generally sweets work will and chocolate is just perfection!
Doables– This liquid cannabis does not leave you couch locked in a serious way but you will likely not feel like a hike either. If you want to enjoy that deep relaxation with a movie or a podcast, great choice. As mentioned before, Berry Shot can leave you feeling amorous so …take it from here!
Feel free to give your own Hibiscus Lemonade cannabis drinkable review or Berry Shot cannabis drinkable review in the comments below and be sure to check out: Marijuana Strain Reviews (Flowers): Blackberry Octane & Violet Vixen