When it comes to cannabis there is a lot that we don’t really understand. The years that it has spent as a scheduled substance have led to a significant lack of research into this herb. What has been however helpful is the years of anecdotal insights that have backed the usage of herb. What began as 420 evaluations have now evolved to become an entire industry that operates on both levels – recreational as well as medical.
There are various methods of consumption that have come in over the past couple of years. And amongst all of them making a big splash recently has to be drinks, THC drinks. If you are a big proprietor of cannabis and keep up with the latest happenings in the cannabis world then you might have some clue of what I’m talking about. But if you don’t there is no reason to fret. We will be telling you precisely everything you need to know about cannabis drinks and a little more.
What is The Deal with 420 Evaluations & Cannabis Drinks?
The initial lot of cannabis-infused drinks entered the market quite a while back. But there were a number of issues with them. The consistency was off, the texture’s abysmal and the general consensus was that it would not work. So, what changed? Well, the same thing that has formed our world as we know it, technology. It evolved to make a drink that has the same level of effectiveness and relief as that of your traditional edibles which include gummies, cookies, or brownies.
Cannabis Drinks Help You Create a Community Experience
As things return back to normal and community gatherings become more and more accepted, you would like to have a more holistic experience with your gatherings. Unlike with smoking or vaping in which case you need to step out of the party, with drinks you can stay in and keep the conversation flowing and participate in all the good times taking place right there and then.
Cannabis is a Great Replacement to Alcohol
For people in the 30’s, there is always a flipside with alcohol after all it is really not like fresh coconut water. If you drink in moderation there is a possibility that you won’t be having any big issues but if by any chance you are the kind who takes it even a smidge too far then there are a horde of issues that can come for you. I’m referring to aging skin, anxiety (that pesky thing!), and probably the worst of them all which is completely obliterating your sleep pattern. Which let’s all be honest is one of the most important things for you to maintain. Yes, there is a chance that it may help you go to sleep initially but once your body metabolizes the alcohol, then there is a chance that you will wake up. And waking up in the middle of the night or early morning is again not as fun as movies make it out to be.
The Effects Set in Faster than Edibles
Now that we have had a decent conversation about how it is recreationally viable, let’s have a look at drinks from a medical standpoint. Which is pretty nice too. The uptake time of a drink is much faster than that of edibles. This basically means that you will feel the effects of cannabis a lot faster than you will when you have an edible. This is because most cannabis drinks are made of nanoemulsions, which means that the absorption of the medical compounds begins right in the mouth through the saliva. This process expedites the process of onset and brings it to about 30 minutes. On the other hand edibles like brownies and gummies need to be fully digested for the effects to be felt in their entirety. Which can take up to four hours to be fully felt.
It is a Great Option For Beginners
Since the effects set in a lot sooner the chances of getting too high are minimized. Traditional edibles are great in a lot of aspects but their slow onset time is the primary reason behind a large number of people ending up in the emergency room. People start with edibles, lose patience and then proceed to have too much instead of waiting for the full effects to set in. This can lead to them thinking that they have overdosed. Not a good place to be in at all.
Another great aspect of cannabis drinks is the versatility. The beauty of this form of consumption is that you can use it any way you want. Now, you might be wondering why it took so long for people to adopt it into a beverage. Well, cannabis is a little difficult to infuse into a beverage. Cannabinoids, the medicinal compounds of the cannabis plant, are both fat-soluble and do not easily mix with water. For a long time, cannabis beverage startups would struggle with finding a way to combine the two. As the cannabis oil and beverage would separate.
Thankfully, novel technology has provided startups to create better-tasting beverages. Today when you go to the market you will find an array of great beverages that range from beers, tonics, to teas and aperitif. So, the only question that remains is, when are you planning to take the plunge and try out a beverage.