There was a time when cannabis-infused beverages were definitely awful.
The texture was grainy and the flavor seriously unpleasant.
It has taken quite a bit of experimentation, innovation and effort to create cannabis beverages that are worth the investment. While only the tploy cannabis connoisseur will love the taste, there are some advantages to beverages. The dosing is super self-explanatory, you recognize exactly how much THC and CBD you’re getting from a single portion. They don’t require any investment into special gear such as rolling trays, Enails or even a lighter, and all you need to do is unscrew the cap and sip. No one can tell that you’re consuming cannabis. There is no smoke, smell or ash. Beverages are equally if not more discreet than gummies, brownies and other edibles. The varieties available at my local Denver dispensary are quite diverse, including tonics, cannabeer, colas, sparkling water, infused root beer and mocktails. They are quite refreshing, convenient, provided in lots of flavors and range from THC-dominant to balanced to CBD-dominant options. Cannabis beverages are unlike inhaled methods because of how the cannabinoids are activated. Smoking or vaping cannabis requires heating to activate the chemical compounds. Beverages contain cannabis extracts and the cannabinoids have already been activated and are ready to consume. The effects of beverages are felt a bit quicker than the regular edible because of sublingual absorption of the cannabinoids. The onset of effects is usually between 8 and 15 minutes. The cannabinoids are absorbed through the mouth and tongue as well as the digestive tract and can produce greater intensity than smoking or vaping.