There are many ways to incorporate CBD and THC into your life, including via drinks. You can find CBD and THC drinks that already include the cannabinoids, or you can choose to mix THC concentrate on your favourite beverages. Here are some of the drinks you should have in your fridge or cabinet.
A Refresher on CBD and THC
CBD and THC are cannabinoids, naturally occurring substances that are found in cannabis and interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD can also come from hemp, which must have less than 0.3 percent THC.
CBD (cannabidiol) is non-psychoactive while THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is psychoactive. Both THC and CBD are legal in areas with legal marijuana use, and CBD is also legal in the United States at the federal level.
Drinks to Keep on Hand
The following list includes some of the most popular drinks with CBD and THC. We purposely included a range of drinks, from alcoholic to non-alcoholic variations of traditionally alcoholic beverages to sodas, coffee, and more.
Artet Cannabis Aperitif
If you like the flavour of alcohol but do not want to mix alcohol with your cannabis consumption, then this drink from Artet is likely to hit the spot. It is non-alcoholic and cannabis-infused. Every batch is carefully made with cannabis and seven botanicals. It is excellent by itself or in cocktails. A bottle contains 15 servings, each with 2.5 milligrams of THC. This makes it easy to adjust the amount to your ideal dosage, especially when mixing the drink into a cocktail.
Just want CBD in your drink, but no THC? Consider Aurora Elixirs, which contains 15 milligrams of CBD per serving. They also have 8 grams of sugar or less, and all the ingredients are organic. Choose from Grapefruit Rosemary or Lavender Spice. You can enjoy the Aurora Elixirs by themselves right out of the fridge or mix them into a cocktail. These drinks have no THC, so you will not experience psychoactive effects.
Cannabinoid Creations Soda
Prefer to relax with a soda? Consider Cannabinoid Creations’ selection of hemp sodas with CBD. The flavours include classics like Orange Cream and Ginger Ale along with fun flavors, such as Cartoon Cereal Crunch, High Tide Honeydew Melon, and Grape Limeade.
Perhaps the best-known option for cannabis-infused sodas is Canna Cola. This drink is infused with medical marijuana, so you can expect THC to be present, along with some CBD. Some flavours include the classic Canna Cola, Sour Diesel, Orange Kush, Grape Ape, and Doc Weed.
If you want to get a very nice buzz after enjoying your cold beverage, consider CannaPunch OMG Bold. This drink is delicious when cold, and each drink has plenty of activated THC extract, 151 milligrams, to be exact. Choose from pineapple mango or blue raspberry flavours, which are the most popular. You can also get Watermelon Nectar or Grand Daddy Grape.
For those who love a nice glass of wine, Cannawine is a Spanish wine that is sugary and sweet and contains CBD hemp extract. It is made from 50 percent each of Carinana and Garnacha grapes, giving you flavours of black and red fruits and a mild cannabis scent. It tastes best when cold and has an ABV of 14.5 percent.
Canyon Cultivation Coffee
If you do not necessarily want a cold drink with your cannabis and love coffee, then Canyon Cultivation Coffee may be a great choice to keep in your cabinet. This brand claims to be the first cannabis-infused coffee drink. It is all-natural coffee from Guatemala that is locally roasted.
Dirty Lemon is a kombucha drink that also includes CBD. It also has only 15 calories in each bottle. The flavours of Dirty Lemon get their inspiration from the famous Pineapple Express cannabis strain, including woodsy hints. The drink also has pink Himalayan sea salt to help with your electrolyte balance and L-theanine to help provide tranquillity, alertness, and cognition.
Dixie Elixirs is based in Colorado and offers a range of elixirs infused with cannabis. Keep the “Lift” shots on hand if you need energy along with your THC. You will get 90 milligrams of THC in each can, so this drink is better for those with some cannabis experience instead of newcomers.
ELix THC Drink Mix
This is a delicious THC drink that you don’t even have to keep in your fridge. Instead, keep some water or your favourite beverage in the refrigerator, so it is nice and cool. Then, when you want to enjoy a drink with THC, add the THC drink mix to your beverage of choice.
For those times that you want water without any extra flavours but still want CBD, consider Endo Water. This is just water infused with CBD, so you get a hint of cannabis flavour without unwanted ingredients.
For those who prefer their caffeine to come in the form of cold brew coffee, Kickback Coldbrew gives you that along with CBD. Each serving of this coffee has 20 milligrams of CBD and is vegan. You can stick to the O.G. Cold Brew or try a flavoured option, like Golden Cashew, Matcha, Coffee Date, or Just Peachy.
If you love beer but want to incorporate cannabinoids into your drink of choice, consider HiFi Hops from Lagunitas. It is inspired by IPAs and is calorie-free. This comes from the fact that it is sparkling water, not beer, despite its heavy influences. Each bottle has 5 milligrams each of THC and CBD. If you prefer, you can also get a version without CBD and with 10 milligrams of THC, which is enough to give you a buzz.
Jane’s Brew Hot Cocoa
Another drink that you will keep in the cabinet instead of the fridge, this hot cocoa is a delicious treat infused with cannabis. The cocoa contains cannabis oil made from freshly ground flowers. You can also choose from the ever-popular chocolate flavour or opt for a minty chocolate one. One of the cool things about Jane’s Brew is that you can even select the strain of cannabis in your hot chocolate, with some limitations.
Yet another soda option that is infused with THC and cannabis, Keef Cola comes in multiple flavours. There is the classic Keef Cola, as well as Orange Kush, Blue Dream, and Flo Energy. There is even a lemonade.
Neorogan Hemp CBD Tea
Tea lovers will want to keep some of this organic tea in their cabinets. It is made using non-GMO Danish hemp, so it contains CBD but not THC. It has a light taste and has the earthy, grassy flavours associated with hemp. If you prefer, you can easily mask those flavours with lemon and honey.
Province Brands’ Beers
Province Brands is still a small beer company, but keep your eyes open for drinks starting to appear near you. The company’s Cambridge Bay Pilsner would be a great addition to your fridge, with 7 percent ABV. On the THC front, it features a mash that comes from cannabis roots, stalks, and stems. This mixture gets fermented with yeast and hops.
Quigley’s Cannabis Shot
For those times that you want a quick drink filled with cannabis and not much else, consider Quigley’s Cannabis Shots. You can choose the THC concentration that you prefer and will enjoy a drink without fat or calories.
Recess CBD Sparkling Water
Another option for those who want sparkling water comes from Recess and adds 10 milligrams of CBD without any THC. The sparkling water is infused with adaptogenic herbs along with hemp extract, so all drinks are naturally flavoured. Some popular flavours include Blackberry Chai, Black Cherry, Pomegranate Hibiscus, Blood Orange, Coconut Lime, and Peach Ginger.
Although you should keep it in your cabinet instead of the fridge, you may also want to have some Subtle Tea on hand. These are green tea bags with 40 milligrams of THC in each. So, you can expect the calming nature and flavour of green tea but with a bit of a buzz.
Tree Below Zero Sparkling CBD Juice
This is a fizzy juice that will appeal to those who do not want earthy flavours. Instead, you can choose flavours like Blueberry Raspberry Pomegranate, Mandarin Blood Orange, and Cranberry Ginger. Each can of this sparkling juice has 25 milligrams of CBD.
True Breeze Hemp Shots
If you prefer to have a quick shot of CBD, then consider True Breeze Pineapple Express Hemp Shots. These feature 10 milligrams of hemp oil extract along with pineapple juice. The flavour also features black pepper, cayenne, and ginger, giving you a spicy kick.
Two Flowers IPA
Two Flowers IPA does not have any THC, but it contains 4 milligrams of CBD in each 12-ounce glass. While it is most readily available in Portland at the moment, it is spreading. This drink from Coalition Brewing is a west coast IPA with a bitter, light, and crisp taste.
How to Choose Your CBD or THC Drinks
With so many options on the market for CBD and THC drinks, how do you choose which one you should keep in your fridge or cabinet?
Personal Preferences – Type of Drink and Flavor
The first thing to think about is your personal preferences, specifically whether you prefer juice, sparkling water, soda, wine, beer, non-alcoholic wine or beer, coffee, or something else. You will also want to consider the flavour you want.
One of the most critical decisions will be how much CBD or THC you want in your chosen drink. Do you want it to be a replacement for smoking cannabis and deliver a full buzz? Or do you want to continue to function normally with a slight buzz?
Do not just look at the concentration stated on the beverage; look for proof that this is accurate. That proof will come in the form of a certificate of analysis or other lab testing results.
Brand Reputation and Quality
Do not buy a cannabis-infused drink without lab testing, as there is no way to know what else it contains without these tests. A certificate of analysis helps ensure quality, the specified concentration, and no contaminants, such as pesticides. You should also confirm that your chosen brand and vendor have strong reputations, as this improves the chances of receiving a quality product.
Other Ways to Consume THC or CBD
What about those times that you do not want something to drink but want to enjoy the effects of THC or CBD? You have plenty of other methods to choose from as well. Each packet has 30 milligrams of THC and is designed to mix with 250 millilitres of liquid. You can even select from Berry Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade, or Sugar flavours, depending on your preference.
The classic method would be to smoke your favourite strain of cannabis to get both THC and CBD at the same time. You can find strains that are high in THC and low in CBD as well as those that are high in CBD and low in THC, so you should be able to find one that fits your preferences.
Another option is to vape a THC or CBD concentrate. Vaping can also give you access to a range of cannabis strains and concentrations.
Vaping is far from the only way to use a THC concentrate, as there are also live resins, sauces, shatters, and other forms. You can use these concentrates alone or even mix them into drinks or use them to make edibles.
Speaking of edibles, these are a simple and popular way to enjoy THC or CBD. Edibles are pre-portioned, so you know the exact concentration you will get, and you can choose from a range of flavours. The most common edibles are gummies, but you can also find hard candies, chocolate, and other items.
There are dozens of drinks with THC and CBD on the market, ready to suit a range of tastes and preferences. From drink mixes that you can store in your cabinet and add to a liquid of your choice to cannabis-infused coffee, there is something for everyone. Just be sure to choose cannabis drinks from reputable brands to keep yourself safe.