Drink Your Cannabis: The Best Products for Coffee, Tea, Soda & More…

Now that edibles are becoming a primary way to consume cannabis, the market of available products has been spiraling out of control. It’s not just about brownies anymore, no the offerings today encompass way more than a little chocolate and flower mixed with your marijuana. These days, it’s all about gummies, chocolates, sucking candy…and drinks. Yup, in this day and age, it is now possible to drink your cannabis.

There are a million edible cannabis products on the market. You can drink your cannabis, eat it, or smoke it. Some products have CBD only, some have delta-9 THC, and some are with delta-8 THC. If you’re not yet familiar with delta-8 THC, its an alternate version of THC that produces a more clear-headed high, and doesn’t cause the same anxiety as delta-9. This makes it preferable for many people, maybe even you. Give it a shot with our great delta-8 THC deals to find out for yourself.

Cannabis edibles in history

Though it might seem like a new invention, eating cannabis to gain effects from it, is not a recently started activity. Some of the oldest available records date back to as early as 1,500 BC in China, where cannabis tea was consumed. In these texts, writing was done in the past tense, leading researchers to question if the practice was going on even longer. Around about 1,000 BC, cannabis is mentioned in many texts coming out of Hindu culture, where the cannabis drink ‘bhang’ became – and remains – popular.

In terms of the edibles we know and love today, the modern practice of consuming cannabis by extracting compounds from it and putting them in food, gained popularity in 1954 when Alice B. Toklas, the life partner of American author Gertrude Stein, published a cookbook that contained a recipe for brownies that she made a lot (though it wasn’t technically a recipe she created herself). The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook is still available for purchase today, and still has a recipe for ‘Haschisch Fudge’, though the recipe explicitly calls for ground cannabis, not hash, and the final product, while often referred to as a brownie, isn’t exactly that.

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What really popularized the brownies wasn’t the cookbook itself, but a movie put out in 1968 by Peter Sellers, called I Love You Alice B. Toklas. The movie features an uptight lawyer who likes the pot brownies, and helped launch the ‘pot brownie’ as a principal part of the 60’s counter-culture movement.

Why edibles in the first place?

What is it about edibles that make them such a popular choice? After all, they take a long time to kick in, it’s hard to know beforehand exactly what effect an individual will get each time, and the effect isn’t quite the same as smoking or vaping. Of course the latter is one of the main benefits – it might not feel exactly the same, but it doesn’t come with the risks of smoking and vaping either. However, there’s more to it than that.

For one thing, edibles are technically way stronger than cannabis consumed in other ways. When smoking or vaping cannabis, the THCA – C22H30O4 (which is the only abundant form of THC in a cannabis flower), decarboxylates to create delta-9 THC in this chemical structure: C₂₁H₃₀O₂. In the decarboxylation process, a carboxyl group is dropped from the compound (COOH) to create the new molecule. The next question is, how do different ingestion methods effect this compound.

When this new THC is smoked or vaped, it goes straight to the lungs where the active compounds are nearly immediately transferred to the bloodstream, and then to the brain. This explains why the high is almost instantaneous when cannabis is smoked. In the brain, THC binds with CB1 receptors in the endocannabinoid system, producing the feeling of getting high.

However when eaten, the THC goes through the digestive tract, and is then absorbed by the stomach. The active compounds are metabolized in the liver, and in that process the delta-9 THC (C₂₁H₃₀O₂) is converted to 11-hydroxy-THC (C21H30O3). This slightly altered compound is stronger than its predecessor, and lasts significantly longer, generally between 4-6+ hours, rather than the one-two from smoking. This longer process also explains why the effects take longer to feel, since the THC must go through the stomach and liver, in order to get processed into its new form. It can take anywhere from 45 minutes to three hours to really feel effects with edibles.

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One of the main negative issues with edibles is that its easy to overdose on THC, an occurrence that won’t lead to real injury, but can sure make a person feel pretty bad. The necessity of waiting hours can confuse a person as to whether they actually took enough, and sometimes leads to over-consumption. This is far less likely (though not impossible) with smoking and vaping, since the effects occur so much more quickly after ingestion. For this reason, edibles in dispensaries are clearly marked with THC content, with instructions to start with a small amount, and increase the dosage very slowly as needed.

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In the A.M.

If you want to drink your cannabis, there are a myriad of companies and products in nearly every drink category imaginable. There are so many, that it’s hard to know where to begin. So, we’ll start with breakfast. What better way to start the day than with cannabis coffee? One option is Sträva Craft Coffee, a premium CBD infused, locally sourced Colombian coffee, or Canyon Cultivation Coffee, locally roasted Guatemalan coffee with 10 mg of THC per serving.

Of course, some people prefer tea to coffee, and there are plenty of options here as well. Like Kikoko’s Positivi-Tea, coming from an all-female run brand in California with cannabis teas made for sex, sleep, mood, and pain relief. The Venice Cookie Company also makes a great cannabis tea with its Subtle Tea, (as well as a line of Cannabis Quencher drinks for other times of day). For those that want to wake up without coffee or tea, there’s Nu-X’s Awake CBD Shot containing caffeine to get you up and moving, and Joy Organics’ CBD Energy Drink mix which contains no THC.

Daytime

Let’s be honest, a lot of us have become hardcore soda drinkers in life, and as such, there are tons of soda-style ways to drink your cannabis. You can try Mad Lilly’s line of cannabis spritzers that come in Raspberry Hibiscus, Passion Fruit Mango, and Ginger Pear. There’s also Canna Cola, which offers low-sugar sparkling soda in Citron, Black Cherry, Mango-Peach, Wild Berry, Fruit Punch, and their Classic flavor. Another great option is Keef’s Classic Sodas, which come in the following flavors: Original Cola, Orange Kush, Purple Passion, Root Beer, and Blue Razz. Recreational drinks have 10 mg of THC, while medical drinks have 50-100 mg.

Some people like their soda to be a little lighter, like sparkling water. For this group we’ve got MiraFlora and its Sparkling CBD beverage in Peach-Ginger, and Tuscan Blood Orange. Or there’s Recess CBD Sparkling Water that comes as either drinks or drink mixes, with flavors like Coconut Lime, Pomegranate Hibiscus, and Blackberry Chai. CBD American Shaman also puts out Sparkling Water with 10 mg of hemp extract per serving, coming in Watermelon-Strawberry-Lime and Coconut Grapefruit.

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Even American brewing company Pabst Blue Ribbon is in on it, producing its Cannabis-Infused Seltzer, with 5mg of THC per can in the non-alcoholic beverage. There’s even delta-8 THC Sparking Water by D8 Seltzer, which comes in Lime, with Mango and Berry flavors on the way.

Maybe soda isn’t your thing though. Maybe you like lemonade, or other juices. Well, there are even more options. Like Matt’s High Soda’s Uncle Arnies Iced Tea Lemonade with 100 mg of THC. Or Zasp, which puts out a line of cannabis infused drinks like Strawberry Lemonade, Tangerine, Tropical Punch, and Black Cherry, containing 30, 80, 120, or 240 mg of THC. If you’re not sure what kind of drink you want to make, there’s CannaPunch with its Original Colorado High, a CBD heavy multi-purpose additive that can be applied to any drink.

In the P.M.

In the evening, if you want your cannabis mixed into your alcoholic beverage, there are options for that too. Like Doran Brand’s Tomato Jane, perfect for making a buzz-inducing bloody Mary, or for those who just want a different kind of non-alcoholic beverage.

For people who want the feel of a classy wine, but with the buzz of cannabis, there’s House of Saka’s Infused Luxury drinks in both Pink and White, created out of grapes from the Napa Valley. Or Artet’s Cannabis Aperitif, non-alcoholic blends of botanicals and cannabis, in Flagship and Rosemary Jane flavors. If you prefer your non-alcoholic experience to be more beer-like, there’s Lagunita’s Hi-Fi Hops, coming in Unplugged with an 18:1 CBD:THC ratio, or Tuner with a 1:1 THC:CBD ratio. Of course, if you’re a shots person, then S*Shots Cannabis Infused Shots is probably more up your alley, combining THC and fruit juices to create flavors like Watermelon Punch and Lemon Crush, each with 100 mg of THC!

To finish the night

Last, but not least, as a great way to unwind at the end of the night, there’s Kefla Organics’ fair trade Hot Cocoa with 25 mg of organic CBD. Serenity Mountains is another great choice for CBD hot chocolate mix, with each bag containing 40 mg of CBD in the following flavors: Classic Blend, Spicy Aztec, and Madagascar Vanilla.

Conclusion

There are so many ways to drink your cannabis these days that its impossible to mention them all. This list should give a good start, though. For interested buyers, just remember to make sure you’re taking the correct dosage, and if you’re unsure of what that is for you, consult a professional first for further help, or simply start at low levels, and increase slowly as necessary.

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German Court Ruling Now Allows Hemp in Food

To be clear, the recent court decision is not specifically related to hemp in food, but by clearing hemp tea sellers of trafficking charges, the German court ruling opened a door to allow hemp products in food.

The world of cannabis just got bigger as a German court ruling opened the door for hemp to be used in food. This is as exciting as the advent of delta-8 THC products, and the ability to get the same kind of benefits as standard THC, while experiencing less psychoactive effects, and less anxiety. We can even help you get started if you’re a beginner with this new THC. Check out our awesome delta-8 THC deals, and join in on the excitement!

Germany and cannabis

Before getting into how a German court ruling on drug trafficking could allow hemp in food, let’s take a look at how cannabis is governed in Germany. According to Germany’s Federal Narcotics Act, cannabis possession is illegal and offenders can face up to five years in prison. Use crimes are not specifically mentioned in the Act, and therefore, offenders are usually sent to some kind of program instead of prison, at least for small amounts. In Germany, the term ‘small amount’ is judged not by the quantity held, but the quantity of THC within the product. And different regions of Germany use different amounts to denote this ‘small amount’. Generally speaking, it means in the neighborhood of 6-15 grams.

Cultivation, sale, and supply crimes are all illegal. Most of these crimes can earn an offender up to five years in prison, although supply crimes can go up to 15 years, depending on the specifics of the case. Supplying to minors, using weapons, and/or having very large quantities are some of the extenuating factors that can lead to higher prison sentences.

Germany does have legal medical cannabis. This started in 1983 with nabilone – a synthetic derivative of THC. In 1998, the pharmaceutical THC medication dronabinol was also approved. However, it wasn’t until 2017 that the country instituted a real medical cannabis program, opening the door for more disorders to receive treatment with cannabis medications. Since 1996, Germany has also allowed the legal cultivation of industrial hemp.

German ruling hemp food

In 2019, Germany passed a law to institute a regulated system for the export of medical cannabis products. In that same year, Germany was both the biggest importer AND exporter of cannabis oils in the EU. Obviously, there’s a disconnect here, as Germany is putting precedence on its export market, rather than supplying itself first.

In 2019, Germany paid out approximately $240.9 million for cannabis oil imports, making up 7.8% of the market that year. It was second only to the US. That year it also exported $229.8 million, making it the 4th biggest global exporter of cannabis oil, and the biggest out of the EU, accounting for 8% of the global market.

What is this hemp tea case?

The German hemp tea case involves Marcel Kaine and Bardia Hatefi, operators of the store Hanfbar, in Braunschweig, Germany. Hanfbar was a retail store that was selling hemp tea. It was announced in 2020 that prosecutors in the case were seeking jail time of three years, and 2.5 years respectively, according to the newspaper Braunschweiger Zeitung. Hanfbar had been selling CBD oil, as well as hemp food and drink products since 2017.

The meat of the case is in the idea that hemp tea is technically banned under the German Federal Narcotics Act. The reason for this, is that the law states that hemp products can’t be used for the purpose of intoxication. Ingestible products are generally regulated by (BfArM) the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, which follows rules set by (BfR) Germany’s Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. BfR is a part of the Ministry for Food and Agriculture which offers scientific advice for food consumption regulation. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture set the following guidelines about THC use in ingestible products:

  • Beverages can have up to 5 micrograms per kilogram of beverage
  • Oils can have up to 5,000 micrograms per kilogram
  • Food products can have up to 150 micrograms per kilogram

The defendants in the case argued that the charges were unjust, and that similar products were already widely available. Hanfbar is actually a vegan café, and the products being sold were hardly meant for intoxication. In fact, the view on hemp according to Hanfbar, is that its “the key to a sustainable and conscious lifestyle.”

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Prosecutors claimed the defendants showed a “blatant lack of understanding about the illegality of their actions”, and were unable to be worked with given their indifference to previous police raids. The defendants in question were originally charged with drug trafficking…for selling hemp tea, and found guilty! As it turns out, the prosecutors are now eating their words.

German court ruling now allows hemp in food products

On March 26th, 2021, it was reported that (BGH) Germany’s Federal Court of Justice, annulled charges against both Kaine and Hatefi. They did so on the basis that the Narcotics Act does not actually ban the sale of hemp leaves and flowers directly to consumers for consumption. By overturning this case, going against a regional court ruling, and setting this new legal precedent, the high court of Germany just opened the door for hemp to be used in food products throughout Germany.

The Federal Court of Justice didn’t come down on lower courts for an error in judgement, but it did state that regional courts had not fully examined whether the defendants had meant their products to be used for intoxication purposes.

According to Hempro International GmbH, one of Germany’s leading hemp companies, “From now on it is more a matter of the actual intake of the psychoactive substance THC… The supply and possession of unprocessed industrial hemp products to end consumers is therefore not subject to the Narcotics Act as long as deliberate abuse for intoxication purposes is excluded.”

Hempro, for its part, has current legal proceedings of its own regarding cannabis. The company is actively suing the city of Düsseldorf after it banned marketing and sales of CBD products in extract form. It also has a case against the city of Braunschweig since 2019, which contests the city’s use of a stop-sell order that was levied against one of the company’s wholesale buyers. In light of this legal reversal for Kaine and Hatefi, Hempro hopes that its own cases will be resolved soon.

The verdict was also celebrated by (BvCW) Germany’s Cannabis Industry Association, which released the statement: “This means a great relief for the sellers, who have so far been often affected by raids that damage their business.”

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What next?

It’s possible this verdict will, in fact, influence the cases Hempro has in the works currently. The more substantial outcome, however, is that the highest court in Germany just said that so long as the intention is not to cause intoxication, that hemp leaves and flowers can be used in food and beverage products at will. As most people don’t go to hemp when looking for intoxication, this would include pretty much any edible hemp-based product.

The case also highlights how a ruling in one specific avenue, can have resounding effects throughout an entire industry, and beyond. This is similar to France vs the EU, where the EU’s ruling that France cannot restrict imports of CBD oil into France by other EU countries – that were made in compliance with EU law, made CBD legal throughout all of the EU. In the current case, by Germany trying to put a couple guys out of business, what the country actually ended up doing, was expanding the legal boundaries of the hemp industry to include food and beverage products.

Conclusion

There’s something special about a case like France vs the EU, or the German hemp tea case. Maybe because the intent was so malevolent, that the opposite and stronger outcome feels that much more like a victory. And in both instances, new case law was essentially formed by governments trying to impose unnecessary and unfair restrictions on their people, and losing. So, here’s to Marcel Kaine and Bardia Hatefi, two of today’s current cannabis heroes, who successfully fought to overturn their verdict, and in doing so, elicited a German court ruling that now allows hemp to be used in food.

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Edibles Recipe: A Marvelous Marijuana-Infused Matcha Latte

Not unlike chia seeds and ancient grains, matcha is popping up on menus around the country right now. It most frequently appears in baked goods, smoothies, chocolate or as a stand-alone tea, and its lovely pale green color and herbal flavor makes for an intriguing ingredient. Combine matcha with cannabis and you have a showstopper.

Matcha is finely ground green tea powder that is — and has been for centuries — the basis for the Japanese tradition of the tea ceremony. Because the entire tea leaf is ground into a fine powder, the whole plant becomes consumable when added to hot water to make a tea. One can’t help but draw a comparison between this green tea plant and cannabis, recognizing that matcha is, in essence, a full-spectrum drink.

Much like cannabis, matcha is also regarded as having important nutritional properties, including lowering cholesterol and regulating blood sugar levels. Matcha is rich in chlorophyll and is a natural detoxifying agent that helps to cleanse the body by removing toxins. Matcha powder also contains considerably more caffeine than standard green tea. However, the amino acid L-theanine, which matcha produces when it is grown in the shade, counteracts the negative results of ingesting too much caffeine like jitters or caffeine crashes.

When it comes to flavor, matcha is strong and earthy with a hint of sweetness, enhanced when honey or agave is added to it. Matcha works well as an ingredient in all kinds of recipes, adding a layer of complexity to the flavor, a gorgeous bright green color and many health advantages. Given that cannabis has many of the same flexible qualities, it’s a natural pairing with matcha. Learn to love matcha and it will love you back.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon matcha powder
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk, or any dairy substitute, heated
  • 2 – 3 teaspoons honey or agave
  • 2 teaspoons (or less) canna-butter or canna-coconut oil, melted

Directions

  1. Place the matcha powder in a heatproof measuring cup or bowl. In a tea kettle or pot, heat the water. Let it come to a boil and then let it sit off the heat for two minutes. Pour the water over the matcha powder and stir, preferably with a bamboo matcha whisk.
  2. Heat up the milk in a small pot and stir to make sure it doesn’t burn or boil.
  3. In order to get the best-tasting, foamiest latte and emulsify your cannabis butter or oil into the latte, a quick spin in the blender is the way to go. Place the matcha and water mixture in the blender and add the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Process in the blender for a minute and then pour into two mugs.

Dosage

Make sure you know the potency of your canna-oil or canna-butter so that you give yourself an amount of THC you can tolerate. With edibles, it’s best to go low and slow. If you need to add less than the 2 teaspoons of canna-oil the recipe above calls for, that’s OK.

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Originally published in Issue 34 of Cannabis Now. LEARN MORE

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