We know that Gwyneth Paltrow is onboard with a cannabis beverage, but let’s dig a little deeper into this relatively new cannabis product. Here at Kiaro, our crew loves a good canna-beverage and can’t recommend this format enough.
Why are we such fans? Well, in addition to being an effective vessel for THC and CBD consumption, there’s something about a canned (or bottled) beverage that is so comforting and familiar. And it turns out, we aren’t the only ones who feel this way.
Earlier this month, Truss Beverage Co., released some statistics about if and how Canadian consumers are integrating cannabis into their holiday season. According to their study, 87 percent of adult-age Canadians are familiar with cannabis beverages. In fact, 26 per cent of adults are considering gifting cannabis beverages this holiday, and one fifth consider purchasing a weed beverage for themselves.
And what better time for it? For many, the holiday season is rife with food and alcohol. Holiday season 2020 is shaping up to look a little different—we’ll all be trading in celebratory nights with loved ones for laidback evenings at home. And since we’re trading, we suggest switching up a glass of wine for a cannabis or CBD drink.
Here’s why we think you’ll like it:
Familiar format. For those of us who are newer to our cannabis journey, the familiar sensation of sipping from a bottle may be more comforting and predictable than a pre-roll or edible. Also, it’s way more social—and warm—than slipping outside to smoke.
Relatively quick onset. While some people feel the effects of an edible in half an hour, more often than not, it takes a bit longer (up to two hours) to kick in. Because beverages are already in liquid form, they are more easily absorbed and consumers can expect an onset of about 30 minutes. Expect the effects of a cannabis beverage to be a little shorter in comparison to edibles, lasting around two to four hours.
Appropriate dosing. Although everyone reacts differently, smaller amounts of THC is needed to feel the desired effects when sipping a weed drink. Additionally, the dose has been sorted out ahead of time based on the vessel. So you can enjoy a drink—or a few drinks—in one sitting.
Low Calorie. Perhaps the best gift of 2020 was low-calorie, low-carb beverages that mimic an alcohol experience. Cannabis beverages are here to stay, approachably dosed with refreshing and unique flavours that take a zero-calorie experience to new heights.
No hangovers. Need we say more?
Cannabis beverages provide a different experience to occasions that traditionally turn to alcohol. And it’s an experience we recommend exploring, regardless of where you are on your cannabis journey. Get a head start with Houseplant! Co-founded by screenwriter Evan Goldberg and actor Seth Rogen, Houseplant is cannabis-infused sparkling water with 2.5 mg of THC and natural flavours of delicious grapefruit or refreshing lemon. Right for just about any occasion. Because nothing says says holidays like bubbles.