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momofthegoons

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Here’s Why You Should Be Drinking Your Cannabis

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Many medical marijuana patients are familiar eating and smoking cannabis. But many may not realize that some consider drinking marijuana healthier than smoking it. Sure, smoking is the fastest way to deliver THC to your mind and body.

Why the Sudden Interest in Marijuana Drinkables?
Smoked cannabis kicks in within a few minutes. The noticeable high lasts for 1 to 3 hours. Then you become "sober." Drinkables, on the other hand, take 30 to 60 minutes to kick in, but the effects last for 4 to 8 hours and then slowly descend. It’s because of these long-lasting effects that people find drinkables particularly helpful in the treatment of conditions such as nausea and chronic pain.

Additionally, when you drink marijuana, the THC produces more body-centered effects compared to smoking, and the impact is more evenly distributed all over your body. For this reason, drinking marijuana is a more effective method for treating muscle spasms, epilepsy and other similar conditions. The best part is the burned-out effect you sometimes get after smoking marijuana is less noticeable when you drink marijuana.

Dosage for Drinkables
As with any other method of ingesting weed, finding the appropriate dose will take some experimentation. If you haven’t used marijuana before in any form, start out with a tiny bit. This will help you get accustomed to its associated effects and sensations.

For instance, you can begin with 1/2 cup per day. If you’re a regular user, go with 1 cup per day. If you find you need more for relief, you can bump up to 2 cups per day, taken at intervals of 12 hours.

4 Delicious Marijuana Beverages and Drinks With Recipes
Here are a few of the most popular types of weed-infused drinks.

1. Coffee and Tea
Marijuana coffee or tea is perfect for when you simply want to unwind, watch TV and relax without having to deal with the negative effects of smoke. There is a considerably higher solubility of THC in hot beverages than in cold ones.

You can either make tea, coffee, cappuccino or mocha for instant medicine. It’s the perfect way to jump-start the day, delivering an instant burst of energy and relief from your chronic disease symptoms, just the way nature intended it.

Marijuana Tea/Weed Tea Recipe

What You’ll Need: 1 tea cup, 1 tsp. cannabutter and a tea bag.

Directions

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of cannabutter to your cup. Put the tea bag in as well.
  2. Boil water and put into the cup.
  3. Dissolve the cannabutter.
  4. Take the tea bag out and pour in a dash of milk, if you like. Then drink.
Tip: You can try mint or other flavors of herbal tea for a richer and wholesome flavor.

2. Soda and Lemonade
Thanks to new technology developing in the world of marijuana, we can now make sugary carbonated beverages with tinctures. If you’re looking for a quick hit that will perk you up, marijuana sodas and lemonades will leave you smiling. They’re super-refreshing and an easy way to get the benefits of your medicine.

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Cannabis Lemonade Recipe

What You’ll Need: Blender, sieve, jug, water, sugar, 1 juiced lemon, 4 tablespoons weed tincture and 6 mint leaves.

Directions

Put sugar, water and lemon juice into a blender. Let it blend for 15 seconds or until everything is well blended.
Stir in the weed tincture and mint leaves. Run through the sieve into the jug.
Chill in the refrigerator or serve immediately over ice.
With a drink this refreshing and sweet, you can never go wrong with lemonade on a hot day.

3. Syrups
Cannabis-infused syrups are introducing young people to the goodness of concentrated liquid cannabinoids. Once you’ve made a bottle of cannabis simple syrup, you can use it to add a little dose of THC to your favorite drinks. You can always spike your tea or coffee, mix it into a smoothie, make a glass of lemonade or cool off with a canna-cocktail. Whatever you want to make, this recipe for cannabis syrup should be your starting place.

Cannabis Simple Syrup Recipe

What You’ll Need: 3 cups water, 3 cups fine sugar, 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin, 2 grams finely ground cannabis, strainer or cheesecloth.

Directions

Put the sugar and water into a pot. Bring to a boil, then stir until all the sugar dissolves.
Once sugar is dissolved and the mixture is boiling, add cannabis. Cover and let it continue boiling for 20 minutes.
Now add vegetable glycerin. Reduce the temperature and let it simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes
Carefully pour your hot syrup through the strainer and into the container where you’ll keep the syrup.
Allow the syrup to cool.
You can use your cannabis syrup to add sweetness and a little THC to your favorite drinks.

4. Cocktails and Mixers
Not every state is open to letting people mix weed and alcohol in one setting. But in Washington, it's happening. Bud rum and weed-infused wine are two such way to infuse cannabis into any of your favorite alcoholic beverages. It can be fun to make and enjoy anytime you're in need of a dose of your medicine - just be sure to obey local laws. Before you steep any buds in your rum, bake it in the oven for 3 minutes at 175 F. This will help release more THC.

Bud Rum Recipe

What You’ll Need: 8 grams weed, water, 750 ml of light 80-proof rum.

Directions

Grind your weed and add to the rum
Store in a cool, dark place for four days. Make sure to shake vigorously on a daily basis.
On the 4th day, boil a large pot of water. Once it boils, turn the heat off and put the sealed bottle of rum inside the hot water for 20 minutes.
Do not fully immerse the bottle in the hot water.
Strain plant matter out of the rum.
Discard the leaves to get your rum and use it to make your favorite cocktail.
Find Another Way to Take Your Medicine
Marijuana drinkables are a healthy alternative to smoking and act much faster than edibles. However, as it is with any medicine, you need to have a conversation with your doctor to make sure they’re right for you.

At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we have highly qualified doctors who recommend marijuana drinkables as a treatment for your ailment. If you have tried other medicines without success, don’t suffer in silence. Marijuana drinkables can provide you relief in a much more effective fashion than other ways of consuming cannabis.

 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
Big Brewer Makes a Play for Marijuana Beverages
By Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh
Oct. 29, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET


The U.S. distributor of Corona beer is chasing a new type of buzz.

Constellation Brands Inc. STZ 0.08% has agreed to take a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth Corp. WEED -1.24% , a Canadian marijuana company, and plans to work with the grower to develop and market cannabis-infused beverages.

Canopy Growth is the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis company, with a market valuation of 2.2 billion Canadian dollars on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The C$245 million (US$191 million) deal gives Constellation a toehold in an industry that the brewer expects to be legalized nationwide in the U.S. in the coming years.

“We think that it’s highly likely, given what’s happened at the state level,” Rob Sands, chief executive of the Victor, N.Y.-based beer, wine and spirits company, said in an interview. “We’re obviously trying to get first-mover advantage.”

Constellation—flush with cash after posting a 13% increase in beer sales in its latest quarter—is interested in developing drinkable cannabis products that don’t contain alcohol, he said. Products currently on the market in U.S. states where they are legal include buzz-inducing sodas, coffees and fruit elixirs.

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A worker trims medical marijuana plants at a facility in Canada, where recreational use is expected to soon be legalized. PHOTO: JAMES MACDONALD/BLOOMBERG NEWS
Constellation doesn’t plan to sell such a product in the U.S. before marijuana is legalized there nationwide, Mr. Sands said, but could sell it in Canada, where edible and drinkable cannabis products are expected to be legalized by 2019, or other countries where recreational marijuana is permitted.

Independent research firm Euromonitor International estimates that the legal marijuana market in 2018 will be US$7.5 billion in Canada and $10.2 billion in the U.S.


U.S. beer-industry executives have been debating whether legalized marijuana could cannibalize sales of beer, even as other consumers migrate from beer to wine and spirits. Some brewers have experimented with cannabis-infused beers, not containing THC but instead a marijuana flavor.

“Wine and spirits are not sitting still, and marijuana is being legalized in many states,” Heineken USA Chief Executive Ronald den Elzen said at a beer wholesalers conference earlier this month. “We have to act now, and we have to do it together.”

Mr. Sands said he doesn’t see pot as a threat to booze. But if a consumer is going to choose a can of beer, a glass of wine, a shot of liquor or a weed-laced elixir, he wants to be able to offer all four, he said.

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An employee with medicinal marijuana plants at Canopy Growth in Smith Falls, Ontario. PHOTO: LARS HAGBERG/GETTY IMAGES
“Could it be a threat? Yes, I guess it could be,” he said. “We’re not going to stand around twiddling our thumbs.”

Medical use of marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001. The country is expected to legalize recreational use, not including edibles, by July 2018, with edible and drinkable products expected to become legal the following year. In the U.S., eight states plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana, and more than 20 states have legalized it for medical purposes.


Constellation doesn’t plan to lobby for or against marijuana legalization in the U.S., Mr. Sands said.

Canopy Growth, based in Smiths Falls, Ontario, is ramping up capacity ahead of next summer’s legalization in Canada and said it would use the new capital to expand its production and storage facilities throughout the country.

The deal, expected to close by early November, gives Constellation board-observer status and the option to increase its stake to just under 20%. Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton said Constellation’s expertise in alcohol distribution would be helpful for the cannabis company as it determines how to distribute and package recreational cannabis. Canada’s provincial regulators are still considering how to handle the selling of marijuana, he said.

Mr. Linton said he hoped the deal could be the turning point for the nascent industry, signaling to institutional investors “that a cannabis company that fully complies within legal jurisdictions would be the right place to invest."

There are 69 publicly traded cannabis companies listed on Canada’s three main stock markets, representing about C$8 billion in market capitalization. The bulk of the trades in Canada are conducted by retail investors.
 

Shredder

Dogs like me
We make a hemp oil infusion. To one fluid ounce of organic hemp oil, I add 1/2 tsp of lecithin and 1-3 grams of concentrate. I gently heat this on a coffee warmer until it all blends. Then it goes in a eye dropper bottle.

One dropper is a dose, and can be used on food, liquids, or under the tongue. It can be used topically as well.

For our old arthritic dogs we make a weaker version and put it on their food.
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
7 Deliciously Drinkable Cannabis Recipes

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Cannabis-infused beverages are catching on fast!
When it comes to ingesting your cannabis, who says that food should get to have all the fun?

Classic edibles will never go out of style, and cannabis-infused dishes are all the rage in the ever-growing cannabis community.

So, what about cannabis drinks?

With a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can take the trend a step further. Sipping your stash may quickly become your favorite alternative to smoking or vaping.

Try one of these deliciously dank cannabis drink recipes for a delicious liquid twist on edibles.

Cannabis Milk (sugar free)
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Also called “Mother’s Milk”, cannabis milk is the way many medical cannabis users opt to take their medicine. It’s a delicious way to incorporate cannabis into your morning coffee or tea, and it’s also a key ingredient in many cannabis beverages.

Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • ¼ ounce of finely ground cannabis flower
  • Cheesecloth
Directions:

  1. Start by decarboxylating your cannabis in an oven set to 240 degrees. Spread the cannabis evenly on a baking sheet or dish, and cover with aluminum foil. Put it in the oven for 25 minutes, and let it cool.
  2. Using the double boiler method, bring the milk to a simmer. Add your cannabis slowly, stirring, until the milk completely covers the cannabis. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should be greenish-yellow in color.
  1. Remove from heat, and strain with a cheesecloth. Squeeze out every drop of milk from the cheesecloth to avoid wasting any of the potent liquid.
  2. Allow to cool and enjoy either alone or added to another drink.
Vanilla Cannabis Milkshake
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This is one of the more versatile cannabis drink recipes that can be used to make any flavor of milkshake you want -- just switch to your preferred type of ice cream. Cannabis milk makes this a creamy, sweet treat that’s perfect for cooling you down on a hot day.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 3/4 cups cannabis milk
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender. Mix until milkshake reaches desired consistency.
  2. Pour into a tall chilled glass and enjoy!
Strawberry Canna-Basil Lemonade
When you want a treat that’s as refreshing as it is potent, this strawberry basil lemonade is the canna-bee’s knees. If you don’t have an immersion blender on hand, a standard blender will get the job done.

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • 3 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed (about 5 lemons)
  • 4-6 strawberries (tops cut off)
  • 2 ½ tbsp fresh basil
  • 4 tbsp cannabis tincture
Directions:

  1. Juice the lemons and set the juice aside in a large pitcher.
  2. Combine sugar with one cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir frequently to make sure the sugar dissolves.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature and set in the refrigerator until chilled.
  4. Add the syrup mixture to the lemon juice, along with the cannabis tincture, remaining water, strawberries, and basil.
  5. Use an immersion blender for about twenty seconds to fully blend the ingredients. When the basil is finely chopped and the lemonade has turned pink, it’s ready to be enjoyed.
  6. Serve chilled or over ice.
Cannabis Thai Iced Tea
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The only thing better than sweet and creamy Thai iced tea? This tea that puts the “high” in “Chai”. Tip: keep a spoon or straw on hand to make sure the cannabutter stays properly mixed, and enjoy the goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Chai tea bags
  • 8 cups of boiling water
  • ⅓ cup of sugar
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3-5 tablespoons of melted cannabutter
Directions:

  1. Steep tea bags in the boiling water for about five minutes. Remove bags and stir in the sugar.
  2. Combine condensed milk and cannabutter in a small bowl, and mix.
  3. Fill glasses two-thirds of the way with tea and add the butter mixture to the top. It will sink, so be sure to have a straw or spoon handy to stir it back in. Drink, and enjoy!
Hot Canna-Cocoa
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One of our favorite cannabis drinks, when the weather outside is frightful, this canna-cocoa recipe is so delightful. Whip up a batch of cannabis milk to make this chocolatey concoction, and you’ll be ready to curl up in front of the fire for hours.

Ingredients:

● ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

● ¾ cup of white sugar (substitute other sweeteners if desired)

● 1 pinch of salt

● ⅓ cup of boiling water

● 3 cups of milk

● ½ cups of cannabis milk

● ¾ tsp of vanilla extract

● ½ cup half-and-half

Directions:

  1. Add sugar, cocoa, and salt to a saucepan. Pour in the boiling water, and bring to a low boil while frequently stirring for about two minutes.
  2. Slowly add milk and cannabis milk while stirring. Heat until steaming, but don’t allow the milk to reach a full boil or you’ll risk scalding.
  3. Remove from the burner, and add vanilla. Divide evenly among a few mugs, and add half-and-half to cool.
Hot Canna-Buttered Apple Cider
When the chill of fall starts to settle in the air, nothing tastes better than a cup of spiked hot apple cider. Except, that is, for this spiked hot apple cider that will get you high as the temperatures get low.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups Applejack or apple brandy
  • ¼ cup of (packed) light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of cannabutter
  • 6 cups of apple cider (or unfiltered apple juice)
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring cannabutter, brown sugar, and applejack to a simmer over medium heat. Stir frequently, and simmer until the sugar and butter have both melted. Don’t allow the mixture to heat to the point of boiling, just simmering.
  2. Stir in cider, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Allow to steep for a few moments before serving. Garnish each cup with sprinkled nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Sparkling Pear Prosecco CannaPunch
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If you’re in the mood for a drink that’s as pretty as it is potent, mix up a bowl of this pear prosecco punch. Whether you’re throwing a party your pals won’t forget or looking for a sweet porch-sipping beverage for a quiet evening, this sparkling pink punch is a lovely, refreshing choice among cannabis drink recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts pear nectar or pear juice
  • 2 parts prosecco (for a non-alcoholic option, use sparkling cider or lemon-lime soda)
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 10 mg-worth of cannabis tincture
  • Garnish with pear slice
Directions:

  1. Combine pear and cranberry juices in a pitcher or punch bowl. Add cannabis tincture, and gently stir to mix.
  2. Finish by pouring prosecco over the mixture. Float pear slices on top or use as a garnish in each glass.
There’s a cannabis-infused beverage for every occasion if you know how to make it. Just remember to always enjoy responsibly when you’re consuming any mind-altering concoctions.
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
CANNABIS KOMBUCHA – DIY REFRESHING TEA WITH WEED!
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Have you beenloving kombucha before it became trendy? Maybe you’ve only just heard of it. No matter your experience, this is a new one to try!

Cannabis Kombucha may improve digestion and here’s why I’m loving it:
  1. It’s natural fermentation process means that it delivers on probiotic promise – meaning: your digestive system will love it.
  2. It’s fizzy and refreshing – like drinking pop, without all of the extra chemicals and additives.
  3. You feel so chill and relaxed afterward. Who doesn’t like that feeling?
  4. The flavor infusions are endless and you can put in anything you like to add a little extra to it!
Have we got you convinced that Cannabis Kombucha is where it’s at?
We do have to warn you that making your own Cannabis Kombucha takes patience and time – so knowing that, we’d love to share with you how to brew it yourself.

Kombucha 101:

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage, and because of it’s fermentation process it is believed that it can support a healthy digestion system.

Fermentation is great for digestion because it contains probiotics – essential for gut health!

From what we’ve researched, it also delivers in vitamin B and antioxidants.

A SCOBY is the one thing you can’t leave out – it stands for: symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.
Yes – a SCOBY is slimy, and strange-looking – but it’s the most important element in your batch!

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As kombucha brews, it also produces vinegar and probiotics. Vinegar helps your body by killing any harmful bacteria.

The probiotics aid in digestion and may even lower inflammation! The cannabis makes it perfect with a fizzy buzz that’ll leave you feeling great!

Equipment
  • Big Cooking Pot ( enough to fit one gallon of water)
  • Wooden spoon only ( no metal)
  • Stove/Cooktop
  • Large Glass Storage JUG with sealed lid (enough to fit one gallon of water)
  • Cheesecloth of pantyhose
Ingredients
  • 1 SCOBY ( you can check online or go to natural food stores to get a start scoby)
  • 1 cup Store-bought kombucha for your first batch Any plain brand/flavor will do
  • 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar
  • 12 bags Black Tea Any brand you like
  • 1 quart Of your favorite juice Optional
  • 1 ounce Cannabis – decarbed
Instructions
  • On your stove, bring water to a boil
  • Add your sugar and stir with wooden spoon until it's all dissolved
  • Add your tea bags to the water and let it steep for 10 minutes
  • Once it's cooled to room temperature, you can remove the tea bags and transfer the liquid to a large glass jug – leave enough room at the top.
  • Pour your juice inside (optional)
  • Pour your store-bought kombucha inside
  • With very clean and sanitized hands, gently slide in your SCOBY. It's okay if it sinks or floats – let it be. Do not adjust it.
  • Dip in in your decarbed cannabis – either with cheesecloth or pantyhouse. Tighten the lid, seal it up and ensure no air can get in – this is the fermentation process.
  • Gently place your jug somewhere warm, dark, and quiet. 75-85 F is an ideal temp.
Checking on your Cannabis Kombucha
  • Leave your kombucha alone for a few days, untouched.
  • After about 4 days, check on your batch by either noticing tiny little bubbles OR taking a straw and having a small sip of your batch. It should taste sweet. Seal it back up thought, it needs to ferment more to reach the best levels!
  • Leave it for another 4-7 days. Check it every 4 days or so. When you test it, if it has the right amount of fizz and taste – then it's ready for you!
 

bulllee

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MXXN Launches Industry’s First Cannabis-Infused, Non-Alcoholic Spirits​

By
Ben Walker
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Oct 4, 2021
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The latest news involving the innovative cannabis industry involves the introduction of cannabis-infused spirits, barring the alcohol. Introducing MXXN, pronounced like “moon”. MXXN is a non-alcoholic cannabis-infused spirits brand that recently launched their first line of cannabis spirits.
Founded by a veteran in the spirits industry, MXXN wants to change the face of the at-home bar and cocktail culture with the introduction of non-alcoholic spirits infused with cannabis. The idea comes from some shocking data taken over the last few years that shows that consumers have drastically cut back on alcohol. Throughout the pandemic, lack of social pressure to drink is down and the drive for a healthier lifestyle is up.
Among Gen Z, alcohol use is 20% lower than millenials at their age. Meanwhile, 64% of Gen Z is expected to lower their consumption of alcohol as they get older. Further, non-alcoholic and low-alcoholic beverage sales rose 30% in 2020 and are projected to grow 31% by 2024.
On the other hand, the cannabis industry is always exploding. The cannabis-infused beverage market itself grew from $67 million in 2019 to $85 million in 2020. It’s projected to continue climbing by 20% throughout 2021. The old cocktail culture doesn’t really resonate with the current times, according to these consumer habits.

With all this data in mind, MXXN’s Darnell Smith hopes to provide an alternative to alcohol. After spending over 15 years with the top global spirits brands, including Diageo, Pernod-Ricard and Bacardi in product innovation, he aims to attract new-to-cannabis users looking for alcohol alternatives with sessionable, social spirits containing low-doses of THC. MXXN’s new product line offers a happy medium between cannabis and alcohol. You still get the flavors of your favorite spirits and the relaxing effects without the hangover or the calories.
MXXN just entered the space earlier this month, announcing the launch of three new products: London Dry, Jalisco Agave, and Kentucky Oak. Each one is made by blending distilled essences and extracts to create the same, bold flavors you’d expect from spirits. They’re non-alcoholic and contain low-doses of THC that kick in within 15-30 minutes. These are the very first 1:1 non-alcoholic replacements for gin, tequila, and bourbon.

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MXXN’s London Dry is a gin replacement that offers complex notes of black pepper, coriander, lemon, rose and hints of melon and cucumber. The Jalisco Agave is a spicy tequila replacement with fresh notes of green agave and lime zest. It has a sweet floral honey body and a tingling burn finish. The Kentucky Oak is an oak-barrel aged whisky replacement with notes of oak, vanilla, caramel and maple, offering that familiar burn on the finish.
“Over the course of my 15 years in the alcohol space, specifically in the innovation realm, I noticed an opportunity for a new kind of beverage product that connects two industries — cannabis and alcohol — and evolves how we enjoy cocktails for an entirely new set of experiences,” said Smith, founder and CEO of MXXN. “We are extremely proud of the quality and taste of our spirits that allow our customers to enjoy their favorite cocktails sans the alcohol but with a similar relaxation effect thanks to our preferred ingredient — cannabis. We’re thrilled to bring to market the first cannabis-infused, non-alcoholic spirit that’s an exact replacement for consumers’ favorite spirit.”

MXXN spirits (and recipes) are now available for delivery and at a handful of dispensaries in California. They will be sold in 750mL bottles containing 100mg of THC. A standard shot, or 1.5oz, contains 6mg of THC per serving. However, there’s an option to microdose with 0.5oz and 2mg THC. A bottle will run you $80, but a portion of the proceeds will benefit organizations working to pass federal reforms to repair the disproportionate harm faced by low-income, Black and Latinx communities during cannabis prohibition.
 

bulllee

Well-Known Member

What is Water-Soluble THC?​


Saturday January 8, 2022
By Nicholas Demski

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Education
Cannabis legalization has led to a large and lively edibles market including high-end confections, savory dishes, and a revolution in home infusing from coffee to cream to Thanksgiving dinners. But through it all, cannabis drinks have been few and far between. The primary reason for this is that THC, the psychoactive compound cannabis is known for, is not water-soluble, meaning it does not dissolve into water for quick and simple digestion.

Many drinks have experimented with small amounts of oily concentrates to varying degrees of success, but all along, water-soluble THC has been to the edibles market what the moon landing was to the Space Race. So where are all the THC drinks, and packets of powdered THC?
In this article, we review the science behind water-soluble THC, the benefits of it compared to smoking or edibles, and what else to expect over the horizon.

Table of Contents:
  1. How is Water-Soluble THC Made?
  2. The Science Behind Water-Soluble THC
  3. The Future of Water-Soluble THC
  4. Why Water-Soluble THC is Great for All Consumers
  5. FAQs

How is Water-Soluble THC Made?​

THC is a lipid, or fat, with incredibly low solubility in water: 0.003mg/ml. For perspective, a standard edible dose of 10mg THC would require over three liters of water to dissolve. Like other aromatic terpenoids, THC readily dissolves in other lipids and alcohol. This has been exploited for the production of myriad oil- and alcohol-based beverages on the current cannabis market.
For those seeking THC without alcohol, the options are limited to cannabis beverages that attempt to mix oils with water. Inevitably, emulsifiers have been required for this task.

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Like raw milk, or a vinaigrette, these mixtures can settle and separate, requiring a vigorous shake or stir. Traditionally, these oils did not hide well, often dictating the flavor and mouthfeel of the final product.
However, recent advances in emulsion science, genetic modification, and cannabis chemistry have resulted in near-completely water-soluble THC. This opens the door to entirely new products that had until now been out of reach. Given the infancy of this new field, many companies and brands are coming to market with wildly different approaches to the same goal.

The Science Behind Water-Soluble THC​

Most water-soluble THC products currently available have taken advantage of innovative oil-based delivery methods. Producers have learned from molecular gastronomy and modernist cuisine, employing technology to rethink food.
These micro-emulsions are usually achieved by packaging cannabis extracts into tiny bubbles, or micelles. Vegetable starches like maltodextrin, and ‘carrier oils’ mediate this process. These ‘micro-bubbles’ can easily be blended into water or other liquids with a little shake or stir. PHOTO CURRENT OKThis process is employed for prepared and packaged beverages, many of which are low- or zero-calorie and make use of different approaches to mask the minimal remaining flavor and texture. Some employ carbonation and familiar archetypes like cider or beer to forego even more minimal additives.
A few other brands take this microencapsulation a step further by drying the final product into a fine powder. This is the most advanced form of water-soluble THC so far, with the option to add it directly to any drink or food. These are edibles that have brought convenience and discretion to a new level. In fact, for safety’s sake, the creator of Ripple, a dissolvable powder made by Stillwater Brands, stresses that the product doesn’t dissolve clear, preventing any surprise additions to your drink.



The Future of Water-Soluble THC​

While they’re not currently available, some products will soon be released that remove the need for additives or emulsifiers entirely. In their purest forms, they are nothing more than flavorless THC in purified water. The approaches being pursued are innovative and much more advanced than your average emulsion.
Trait Biosciences solves the problem of solubility by learning from our own bodies and the cannabis plant itself. By attaching a sugar molecule to THC, something organisms naturally do, the compound instantly becomes water-soluble. They accomplish this ‘glycosylation’ both directly in genetically-modified plants, and after the fact through enzymatic fermentation.

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Infusion Biosciences claims their ‘Aqueous Phytorecovery Process’(APP) produces a whole-plant extract dissolved in only water, THC and all. A THC drink derived from this technology has yet to hit stores, but in August 2020, Infusion Bio announced a partnership with Kalo to release a drink that utilizes this process with hemp, infusing Kalo with full-spectrum CBD.

Why Water-Soluble THC is Great for All Consumers​

For a dozen different reasons, fewer people are smoking cannabis, and turning to other alternatives for their THC infusions. The edibles market has exploded to fill the gap, with products both savory and sweet. While convenient, long-lasting, discrete and tasty, this booming form of consumption brings along new challenges.
The nature of eating cannabis both delays and extends the effects, progressing through digestion before hitting the bloodstream. This often results in variable and unpredictable timeframes for the experience. These unforeseen consequences are one of the primary reasons people report avoiding edibles.

Conversely, water-soluble THC, when consumed on an empty stomach, can take full effect within 15 minutes.​

From a medicinal perspective, this fast onset is incredibly useful for prompt relief. Recreationally, the equally accelerated duration can be appealing for those that have things to do later in the day. Further, liquid or powder delivery allows for precise mixing and dosing: no more surprises from a strong corner of the brownie.
Finally, something most edibles can’t claim: water-soluble THC rarely has more calories than if it had been smoked. Many water-soluble THC products have very low calorie counts, owing only to added sugars, oils or other ingredients. Along with the calories, the characteristic cannabis flavor that imbues so many edibles is nowhere to be seen.



FAQs​

Can You Infuse Water with THC?​

Water can be infused with THC with the right products, of which there are currently only a few. THC occurs naturally as a lipid, a fatty substance that only mixes with other fatty lipids. In the past, microemulsion has been utilized to infuse tiny bubbles of concentrate into watery drinks, but new technologies are beginning to produce powdered THC that can be mixed into any drink.

Is THC Water Soluble?​

No, THC cannot be dissolved in water in its natural state.

How Does THC Become Water Soluble?​

Currently, the most common way of infusing water with THC is through nanoemulsion, which breaks THC molecules into tinier nanoparticles. Unfortunately, these are still lipids, and still require an emulsifier, or slight thickening agent, to keep the nanoparticles suspended in the solution (as opposed to separating like, well, oil and water).
Other cutting-edge proprietary methods are being developed by different companies, but don’t expect the science to be revealed until patents are secured.

Are There Any Water-soluble Cannabinoids?​

No. All naturally-occurring cannabinoids are fat-soluble lipids.
 
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bulllee

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Check these guy's out . I just got this in my mail.

New High-Capacity Infusion Formula for Fast-Acting Edibles​

Leading edibles ingredient company Azuca is thrilled to announce the second generation of their fast-acting infusion formula for edibles manufacturers: TiME INFUSION™ Activator Formula D2.
Now available with 3x higher cannabinoid infusion capacity, Azuca D2 is the most simple and scalable manufacturing solution for producing fast-acting edibles.
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TiME INFUSION™ Activator Formula D2:

  • Allows manufacturers to make higher-dose products with fewer ingredients and reduced labor.
  • Requires no expensive equipment investment, making it cost-effective and scalable.
  • Offers consumers a sociable, fast-acting, controllable, and delicious edibles experience with a 5-15 minute onset.
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Elevate the Chocolate Experience​

Did you know that traditional chocolate edibles tend to have the slowest onset times due to their high-fat content?

Savor that delicious chocolate edible, but don’t be stuck waiting an hour or more for it to take effect. With Azuca Chocolate Activator™, onset can be as fast as 5 minutes, with most consumers experiencing onset in 20 minutes or less.

Chocolate Activator was created by chefs and chocolate makers to ensure seamless manufacturing integration and retain all the important qualities of fine chocolate like texture, shine, snap, and taste. Learn more about how this revolutionary product can alleviate the challenges of making fast-acting, great-tasting infused chocolate edibles.
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Reduce Cannabinoid Loss up to 65%​

Edibles manufacturers report an average cannabinoid loss of 15-20% during production.

Our latest research shows that when the reduction in transfer and potency losses provided by AZUCA TIME INFUSION™ are combined, the total waste during the process is reduced up to 65%.

Want to learn more about how Azuca can help improve efficiencies in your edible manufacturing? Download our white paper to learn more or schedule a call to talk to the team.

Here's the link , https://azuca.co/


 

Tincandtoke

Well-Known Member
Check these guy's out . I just got this in my mail.

New High-Capacity Infusion Formula for Fast-Acting Edibles​

Leading edibles ingredient company Azuca is thrilled to announce the second generation of their fast-acting infusion formula for edibles manufacturers: TiME INFUSION™ Activator Formula D2.
Now available with 3x higher cannabinoid infusion capacity, Azuca D2 is the most simple and scalable manufacturing solution for producing fast-acting edibles.
top-skew
activator-d2-2

TiME INFUSION™ Activator Formula D2:

  • Allows manufacturers to make higher-dose products with fewer ingredients and reduced labor.
  • Requires no expensive equipment investment, making it cost-effective and scalable.
  • Offers consumers a sociable, fast-acting, controllable, and delicious edibles experience with a 5-15 minute onset.
bottom-skew
chocolate-activator

Elevate the Chocolate Experience​

Did you know that traditional chocolate edibles tend to have the slowest onset times due to their high-fat content?

Savor that delicious chocolate edible, but don’t be stuck waiting an hour or more for it to take effect. With Azuca Chocolate Activator™, onset can be as fast as 5 minutes, with most consumers experiencing onset in 20 minutes or less.

Chocolate Activator was created by chefs and chocolate makers to ensure seamless manufacturing integration and retain all the important qualities of fine chocolate like texture, shine, snap, and taste. Learn more about how this revolutionary product can alleviate the challenges of making fast-acting, great-tasting infused chocolate edibles.
top-skew-red
whitepaper-1

Reduce Cannabinoid Loss up to 65%​

Edibles manufacturers report an average cannabinoid loss of 15-20% during production.

Our latest research shows that when the reduction in transfer and potency losses provided by AZUCA TIME INFUSION™ are combined, the total waste during the process is reduced up to 65%.

Want to learn more about how Azuca can help improve efficiencies in your edible manufacturing? Download our white paper to learn more or schedule a call to talk to the team.

Here's the link , https://azuca.co/





Is this on the market yet?
Is it available to non commercial entities?

Is it just a binder or a process??
Remember this being mentioned several months ago but I get a lot of links to products that never pan out
Hope this is for real and it is available to everyone
 

bulllee

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MARIJUANA

Scottsdale Man Invents Cannabis-Infused Water, Swears by Health Boost​

TOM REARDON APRIL 14, 2022 6:51AM
For 11-year-old Devin Light, Verdone’s C2W “was a game changer.”

For 11-year-old Devin Light, Verdone’s C2W “was a game changer.” Andrea Light
Joseph Verdone, a 63-year-old Scottsdale father, thought he was going to lose a kidney in April 2015.
That's when he was diagnosed with cancer. But when his doctors opened him up seven months later, they were amazed, he recalled. Instead of a malignant tumor, the cancer that surgeons removed was gray and dead.
He credits his invention, a way to dissolve in water CBDA, THCA, and an entire host of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds found in marijuana and hemp. Many are largely misunderstood and poorly studied.
Right now, Verdone claims no one else can do this in the way that he creates his product, C2W (Cannabis to Water), and the longtime fixture in the local and national auto industry is in no hurry to share how. All he'll say is he's built a machine to process hemp and cannabis oil into the water solution.
His cancer diagnosis forced the issue.
"I am highly allergic to everything, including almost every pain medication. So when I got cancer, I had no choice but to figure out how I was going to fix myself. The doctor tells me to go home and drink what I made because it would go right to the kidney and possibly get rid of my pain. I continued drinking the 'water' all the way up until November, when I had kidney surgery," he recalled.
"I went in thinking I was going to lose a kidney and I still have one and a half of my kidneys. C2W killed the cancer," Verdone said.
No science backs up his conviction. The research is spotty at best, and his conclusions are purely anecdotal, theoretical, and untested. If Verdone's claims sound too good to be true, consider how much we just don't know about the medicinal benefits of cannabis and hemp.
Dr. Vershalee Shukla, who works for HonorHealth and is a radiation oncologist, remains skeptical.
"(Cannabis) is really good at treating symptoms. It helps with nausea. Some people use it for skin reactions and inflammation," she said. "As a treatment of a cancer, I wouldn't trust it. There's very little data. I wouldn't recommend anyone going that route, but I've recommended it to my patients for nausea, skin reactions, and burns."
Shukla added, "I treat a lot of cancer and I know what it takes. I know how to monitor responses. Even with some of the best treatment, cancer gets the best of some people. It takes a lot of skill and clinical trials before I recommend something for a patient."
CBDA wasn't even discovered until Raphael Mechoulam, a professor of medical chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, was able to isolate it during research in the mid-1960s. He began looking at how CBDA could help those suffering from epilepsy, and much of that research was done abroad.
"We badly need well-established clinical trials with almost all cannabinoids," Mechoulam said.
Mechoulam noted during a recent episode of the Cannabis Conversation podcast that "THCA is not psychoactive, contrary to THC. CBD is a very interesting compound. It acts on a long list of things that are of major importance in terms of therapeutics: anxiety, pain, depression, schizophrenia, and inflammation. Chances are, when using a new compound (such as in its acid form, CBDA), we can use lower doses. CBD has been approved for use in epilepsy."
Lacking more hard science, Verdone points to stories from friends and relatives to conclude, "The water goes to where it's needed."
Andrea Light's son Devin, now almost 11, was suffering from cortical dysplasia, a devastating form of epilepsy. It's caused when the cerebral cortex does not form properly, and it results in frequent severe seizures.
Light needed a new way to help ease those seizures. Devin's case is extreme and, for his family, devastating. The hardest-hit part of his brain was the area that governs vision.
"I remember standing in the hall with his neurologist listening to her explain all of this to me. Looking at the MRI on her computer and feeling like my world was crashing in. I couldn't believe it — my sweet little baby was having seizures, I was looking at this image and could actually see the difference from his left and right brain. I was terrified for him," Light said.
The scariest parts were yet to come.
The doctors at Phoenix Children's Hospital immediately put Devin on phenobarbital, an extremely addictive medication that is supposed to work well for babies who have seizures. Light noticed her boy had adverse reactions and developed addictive behavior.
One of Devin's doctors, Matthew Troester, vividly recalls the boy's situation when he saw him.
"At that time, I was one of the few doctors in town that was willing to allow families to have their experience with some of the things that aren't traditional Western medications," Troester said, recalling he was happy to do anything to help.
"He was as close to dying from epilepsy as anyone I have ever seen. There were days where I was like, 'Oh my God, I just hope he makes it through the day.' He had so many seizures and when he had them, he wouldn't breathe properly, he would turn blue, and it was awful," Troester said.
Troester was open to the family experimenting with C2W, especially after listening to Dr. Sanjay Gupta in his 2015 documentary, Weed, explain how cannabis was helping children with epilepsy.
Devin underwent major surgery in June 2020, and Troester has not seen him since November 2021.
"If you put a gun to my head and asked what made (Devin) seizure-free, I would have said it was the surgery. Was that contributed to because of the other products he was taking? I don't know. I can tell you that everything we were throwing at him from a traditional medical standpoint, almost of the medicines that are out there, they weren't touching anything he was having. The only thing the family thought was helping was the THC and CBD products," Troester said.
Prior to meeting Verdone, Light had tried Charlotte's Web, a CBD product inspired by Charlotte Figi, a Colorado girl who had a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome.
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The Light family.
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It didn't help.
When Light did find a strain of cannabis or a CBD product that helped with Devin's symptoms, the benefit was often short-lived. The dispensaries would either run out of it or the strain would become difficult to find.
It was often back to the drawing board. This is how Verdone heard about Devin on a Facebook group. He met the Lights at an International House of Pancakes just north of Phoenix in summer 2016.

His mother "said that he wasn't doing too well, and she thought he was going to die," Verdone said.
He recalled thinking, "Well, God had some new mission for me." That mission became helping Devin realize his dream of returning to school. A close relationship developed, Light said.
"I was on the phone with [Verdone] for like two or three hours that first night we talked. He had so much information about what you can do with cannabis, like how he could give Devin THCA, which would not get him high," she recalled.
"It was like nothing I had seen before and I think that is what intrigued me the most at first, but I was skeptical," she said.
"C2W was different than anything we had ever used before because they were making the cannabis and CBDA into a water-soluble solution that could be further diluted. Devin was now absorbing more of the (THCA) and CBDA than he was able to with the oil-based tinctures," Light said. "This was a game changer for Devin."
The infused water enables Devin to need less THCA and CBDA than people may imagine. Verdone does not disclose Devin's exact dosage because it's unique to every patient. But Devin is currently taking a fraction of one dose for each full day.
He doesn't take any other products using THC or CBD because the concentration in the water is about 1,000 times stronger than typical cannabis or hemp-derived products. That's consistent with recent statements by Mechoulam that THCA and CBDA are much stronger than their more stable counterparts, THC and CBD.
Said Verdone, "Devin also gets the benefits of all the terpenes in the plant, which are just as important as all of the cannabinoids." This is often referred to as the "entourage effect."
There is simply no way to validate Verdone's claims. The research isn't there.
Mechoulam talks about how the entourage effect could provide additional benefits because "some of the terpenes are not active by themselves."
Light looks no further than the quality of her son's life for proof.
"To be completely honest, I am not sure my son would be alive today without the C2W," Light said.
"It is giving him a chance to be a kid and have a life. We have made more progress toward seizure freedom than with anything we have tried before. Devin completed kindergarten, first, and second grade with only reading and writing deficits. Mathematically, he is at or beyond his peers. I believe with my whole heart my son is alive today because of this amazing medicine," she said.
Last June 19, Verdone joined the Light family and members of their church at the family home in Cottonwood to celebrate a year of Devin being free of seizures. Devin remains seizure free and continues to thrive. He leads a relatively normal life while feeling none of the usual disorientation, drowsiness, or high a person might feel if they were using THC to treat pain.
Verdone never says that he can cure anyone of anything or make promises he can't keep. But he thinks he's found something special. The magic is the water. You can put water in anything, which makes the possibilities endless.
"What about ice cream?" Verdone asked with a smile. "I could put CBDA into ice cream and everyone would enjoy getting a consistent dose of medicine while eating their favorite flavor."
 

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