Ah, what is the deal with cannabis-infused beverages? They are few and far between and when you can find them, they usually have crazy doses – think of taking a shot-sized drink (like a little Nyquil serving) that still has 10mg of THC! On the occasion that you can find something lower in dose per volume, it’s as if you’re drinking liquid gold with the inflated pricing. I used to try anything and everything I could find in lower doses but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to justify spending $8-12 per drink for a beverage that contains 5mg or less of a cannabinoid – especially when you can get a mint with a similar dose for less than $1 per dose.
That said, I did decide to splurge on this drink. I’ve cut way back on my alcohol consumption so I thought it would be nice to have a try a cannabis alternative that I could slowly sip and enjoy as I would usually experience with an alcoholic beverage. It was Friday night at home and I was cooking some chili. I thought I’d pop this bad boy open and enjoy it while I’m cooking and then eating dinner. I also decide this was worth the splurge because of the addition of the CBD.
It took me about 45 minutes to get through the whole thing but I started feeling very subtle effects 20 minutes after the first sip. Like a lot of edibles, particularly those that you can administer sublingually, the effects built very gradually and after about an hour, I was feeling it more and was very relaxed. This feeling continued for quite awhile. About 3 hours after the first sip, my body was feeling tingly in a good way. I had some work to do. It was a little hard to focus because I was so relaxed, but I got through it. It’s important to mention that it was not a “high,” but very relaxed – almost sleepy.
Four hours after the first sip, I went to bed and slept great!
I would absolutely indulge in this beverage again, but at the price point, it would be strictly for special occasions.