You either hate it, have never heard of it, or can’t wait to try it, but by now you might have heard of weed wine. While the cannabis craze isn’t necessarily new, thanks to new technology, cannabis-infused wine has had some upgrades recently. In other words, thankfully the cannabis wine doesn’t taste like bong water anymore.
Weed wine is most prominent in the US and producers are still facing a lot of red tape in terms of regulation. A common misconception is that cannabis wine has alcohol in it, but due to complicated legal reasons, you won’t find any alcohol in the product.
This makes it a great alternative for those who want to socialize but not drink alcohol. It’s also perfect for those who usually like to smoke instead of drink because this way they can get high and have a beverage without the harmful effects of smoke. Interested? Read on to find out more about the world of weed wine.
Does Cannabis wine taste good?
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Unfortunately, weed wine has had a bit of a bad rap because removing the alcohol from wine means you have to strip away its aromas and flavors. But in the past year or so it’s come a long way from its swamp water roots.
This is due to original cannabis wine focussing on infusions over blended emulsions. The two are different since the infusion process means cannabis plants are directly submerged in wine (similar to making tea). Whereas, emulsions are water-soluble, oil-based solutions that blend more seamlessly with wine.
Infusions take away all of the terpenes, and some of the first wines made this way had a skunky flavor. Whereas now, technology can strip away those flavors, making both aromaless and colorless emulsions, with the added benefit of THC and CBD.
How much should I have?
Cannabis wine is currently classed as an edible and like all cannabis products, it has certain dosage recommendations. Depending on the user’s tolerance level. The suggested dosage can range anywhere from 1mg for beginners to 30 mg for advanced consumers of cannabis. It really just depends on their body and metabolism.
So start slow and see how you go. It’s also good to keep in mind that while smoking cannabis can have almost immediate effects, cannabis wine might take 45 minutes to an hour to kick in.
Where can I get some?
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Cannabis wine production at the moment is mainly exclusive to the US, predominantly California. There are also a lot of complicated regulations for producers—including only being able to sell weed wine with cannabis grown in the state it’s sold in.
Are you keen to try cannabis wine? Let us know in the comments below!