When it comes to drinking THC people often look at it from a recreational point of view. But with an Oklahoma medical marijuana card, one wonders, is it a possibility to re-purpose THC drinks in a medical manner.
The cannabis drinks market has been growing exponentially over the past couple of years. This can be attributed to the fact that technology has been growing in leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. From where one was to today, with the emergence of nanoemulsions the landscape of cannabis drinks has truly transformed.
The Problem With Cannabis Drinks
When cannabis drinks were initially introduced, there were a number of issues they were plagued with. These included the taste, the potency of the drink, and then there is also the issue of dosage and effects.
Cannabis is a tough substance to infuse in drinks. The issue lies with cannabinoids in the plant tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Both of these are fat-soluble and can not be mixed with water easily, This led to the separation of cannabis oil and water in the drinks. The product, in the end, was inconsistent, and every sip had a different concentration of cannabis. Which meant that you had no control over the end product and the effects that you would end up feeling.
So, crossing over from the slightly high feeling to full-blown paranoia takes about a sip.
The tolerance to cannabis can only be grown and not inbuilt. For people who have just started using cannabis, these drinks can be a big issue as tolerance varies. Some bottles are known to contain upward of 100 gms of THC per liter of marijuana. This is almost twice what a seasoned cannabis user needs to feel high.
On the other end of the spectrum, you have drinks that have about 2.5 milligrams of THC. This means you have to drink about five bottles to feel drunk, and even then, you would most probably spend more time in the bathroom instead of tripping. So, whose problems are we out to solve? What is the perfect dosage?
Why The Sudden Rise? The CBD Boom
Millennials are to thank for the sudden rise in the consumption of CBD. As CBD is the answer to the biggest issue that is being faced by millennials today is anxiety.
CBD, a non-psychoactive ingredient of marijuana, has the ability to be derived from the hemp plant as well as the cannabis plant. It is also the more socially acceptable brother of THC ( albeit entirely different effects).
Not that people no longer want to be stoned while drinking; it is just that CBD is why most people have first entered this market of cannabis.
In 2017 cannabis had a market of 9 billion, and this was before the legalization was picking the pace it has found now. At the current and projected trends regarding its growth, we have a figure that is surpassing $23 billion in 2022.
There is no restriction on who is consuming cannabis at this point in time from veterans to an increasing number of twenty-somethings that are just coping with life. Legalization is the second reason why people want drinks. They are easy to consume. It is as simple as that
So, Can you Drink THC?
Yes, there are ways you can drink THC now. Through a process called nano-emulsification, cannabis is broken down into really small microscopic particles that can help oil actually dissolve in water. This helps manufacturers come up with a drink that is actually balanced and helps get the right effects across.
In Oklahoma, the market for THC drinks is still developing but in the meantime, you can easily get your hands on CBD drinks. Those have been all the rage as well across the city.
Cannabis with your morning cup of coffee is all in range. First popping up in various subscription boxes, coffee is now available in dispensaries and discreet online shops.
If coffee is not your cup of tea. Head to a dispensary to pick up cannabis tea.
Sweet with cannabis can never be a bad option ( I don’t mean it, it is terrible). start small and only if you are tolerant build up the quantity otherwise
Just basic infused water has been around for a minute. Now, however, you can move onto cannabis-infused water. The THC content in these drinks is enormous, and that can create a big issue for people who drink it like regular water.
The dosage of THC at times has the potential to reach 40 mg of active cannabinoid. Not a suitable dosage for a beginner, as you must be aware.
Soda contains 20 mg of active cannabinoids, so not as bad as water. But, we have some shining stars who like to mix it with alcohol.
If you have it just like a soda, the dosage that is available in soda is one of the best in the market and is also the right amount to go about your day.
Whether you decide to drink your cannabis or use it any other way you can be sure that this market is one that will only constantly grow. This means that even if cannabis drinks are something that you can’t get behind there are plenty of other options for you to choose from.