Weed Wine: What You Should Know

With pot legalization now fully implemented in the state of California, it’s only a matter of time before someone offers you some weed-infused wine. Should you or shouldn’t you take a sip? Before you decide, here are a few things to know.

Sorry, it’s not really wine.

Federal and state rules prohibit the combination of THC and alcohol, so what you’re getting is essentially non-alcoholic wine. The vino is put through a process of reverse osmosis to remove the alcohol. If we haven’t already burst your bubble, read on…

Don’t Expect a “high,” just a mellow.

Weed-infused wines are said to be less potent than straight weed or other edibles. The result is more of a relaxed “body high,” as opposed to a knock-you-off-your-you-know-what experience.

If you’re a wine snob, forget it.

Obviously it depends on the product, but weed-infused wines aren’t exactly known for their exquisite taste or aesthetics. The popular Cana Vine produced in California is bright green in color. It’s hard to imagine a true wine connoisseur putting that on their table more than once.

If you’re a reds person, it might be even harder to find a product you like. Winemakers have had the most success with white Sauvignon Blancs.

You’re not that cool.

Think you’re in some kind of uncharted territory? Think again. Archeological evidence suggests that man has been combining weed and alcohol in some capacity for thousands of years.

Been there, done that, your ancestors would say.



Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 18:07

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