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    What Exactly Is Cannabis Water and Seltzer?

    April 26, 2024

    • Cannabis water is a more socially acceptable and convenient way for seasoned connoisseurs and weed newbies to enjoy the full benefits of cannabis. 
    • Cannabis water allows you to experience the wellness benefits of cannabis and terpenes in a delicious and accessible beverage that anyone can enjoy.
    • Drinking cannabis seltzer offers several advantages over other consumption methods. It is discreet, convenient, odorless, readily available, and kicks in quickly.
    • Cannabis water can vary widely in THC and CBD content which is a concern for some consumers. Starting with a low dose and gradually increasing is advised to gauge individual tolerance.
    • The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived products, including cannabis water, federally legal in the US. Some states have enforced restrictions such as mg caps on THC content.

    Cannabis water might feel like it’s been around forever but it is a relatively new product that many still don’t understand but enjoy all the same. 

    So, what is cannabis water? How is it different from other cannabis products? How is it made? And why is it arguably the best way to get high?

    In this article, we shine some light on this breakthrough product that helps explain its surge in popularity both for cannabis connoisseurs and people looking for an alternative to alcohol. 

    What Makes Cannabis Water Different?

    Let’s get real for a second, if you are reading this article as a long-time cannabis user, you probably started out smoking weed. Now that public opinion about smoking has flipped, you’re looking for a potentially healthier alternative.

    If you’re new to cannabis, you are probably here because you don’t want to smoke. Perhaps you had a bad experience with edibles, and are looking for another method that is easier to enjoy.

    These reasons are essentially why cannabis water and THC-infused drinks have become so popular. 

    As a human race, we associate just about any social gathering or even relaxation with drinking. Whether it’s tea, coffee, alcohol, or strictly anything but alcohol, drinking is the go-to solution 

    Cannabis water has many advantages because it is convenient, odorless, readily available, and often calorie-free.

    Why Drinks are the Best Way to Consume Cannabis

    We have already mentioned some of the advantages of drinking cannabis compared to eating or smoking. What about the experience and how the high kicks in? 

    Onset – How Quickly Do You Feel It?

    Depending on what method you use to consume cannabis, the cannabinoids take a different path to reach your bloodstream. Smoking is a quick process where cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream through your lungs. Edibles must be digested so they take up to two hours to kick in. 

    With drinking, your stomach absorbs liquids much faster than solids meaning that the effects can kick in after only 10 minutes – similar to alcohol. 

    Dosing – How To Control Your High

    Because edibles take so long to hit, it is hard to know how much to take. This means people are likely to go over their comfortable limits. Sure, people say you can take a small bite and wait an hour… But have you ever taken only one bite from a brownie or cookie and not had more? It’s impossible! 

    With cannabis water, the effects are felt fast so it is easier to dose. Depending on how pre-disposed your body is to cannabis, you can either start with half a can or take it one sip at a time. This is the simplest way to steadily increase your dosage and get the desired experience. 

    Common Misconceptions About Cannabis Water

    Potency and dosage are the biggest concerns for anybody new to THC-infused drinks and with good reason. With cannabis water being so new, it is hard for most people to understand the difference between 5mg and 20mg.

    The easiest way to think about cannabis dosage is by comparing it to a can of light beer. That is what DrinkHemp has done with this helpful illustration for dosing. Just remember that everyone processes THC differently based on tolerance. That’s why we always recommend starting slowly to gauge how you handle the high. 

    Another big thing is taste and texture. It is hard to imagine beer being so successful if it didn’t taste good. (Ask anybody who drinks alcohol-free beer and they will agree.) So the same goes that you want your cannabis water to taste great. 

    Another concern is the legality and regulation of cannabis water. In the United States, legislation was passed in 2018 (the Farm Bill) that amended the classification of hemp, opening up new possibilities for THC and CBD-infused beverages. Fast forward to 2024 and hemp-derived cannabis water is now legal in almost all US states.

    Top Tips To Understand Dosage and Potency

    Your tolerance to cannabis and CBD is the main factor affecting dosage and potency. This means that it is difficult to suggest a specific number of milligrams to somebody because we are all different. 

    Cannabis water should always state the quantity of THC and CBD contained in each can. Cannabis water can be anything from 5mg to 20mg or more. That is the difference between a first-timer and a seasoned smoker. 

    Also, pay attention to the ratio of THC to CBD. CBD has the potential to regulate how strongly a high hits because it effectively blocks CB1 receptors in the brain. This is most important for people who are sensitive to the psychoactive effects of weed and want something less intense. 

    The best way to understand your personalized dose is to start low and go slow. Yeah, that old cliché! 

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