Cannabis and beverages: CBD wine, THC soda and other cannabinoid-infused drinks
Throughout history,medical marijuana has been used in all sorts of preparations, with infusion emerging as one of the healthiest, most widespread applications. Cannabis tea has always represented a healthier, softer alternative to smoking, and has been widely used as a homemade remedy against pregnancy nausea and stress in countries as far afield.
Infused cannabis has a slower onset of action and is generally less invasive. Some cannabis compounds such as THC and CBD are virtually insoluble in water, yet with the advances in technology things are starting to change and some companies are already producing cannabinoid-infused drinks – the cannabinoids are immersed in liquid so that it absorbs the flavour, the aroma, the colour and the properties – opening up a realm of possibilities previously unthinkable, such as CBD-infused water.
Cannabis water for athletes
Some brands in the US are already offering a combination of pure water and CBD – the most widely used cannabinoid in medicine and pain therapy – a hydrating, beneficial drink that relaxes the body and helps soothe muscle tenderness.
The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD Beverages have attracted the interest of the sporting world, where injuries are an everyday occurrence. In fact, by suppressing THC, cannabis can contribute to alleviating muscle spasm, to reducing nausea and to fighting insomnia.
Prior to infusing the CBD in water, companies like CBD Living Water have nano-sized the cannabinoid into tiny particles -one millionth of their size – and encapsulated them in water clusters, a process that makes them immediately available to the body, enhancing the therapeutic effect of the cannabinoid.
CBD-infused energetic drinks as an antidote to a bad cannabis trip
When using marijuana, CBD acts as a THC antagonist, moderating and neutralising some of its effects. Accordingly, some companies thought that cannabidiol-infused beverages could constitute a good way of counteracting the psychoactive effects of cannabis when they start to feel unpleasant, particularly for first timers.