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THC Drinks and THC Infused Beverages at Velvet Dispensaries in California

It’s a new age for cannabis consumption. As weed becomes more mainstream, THC-infused beverages are emerging as a popular way to comfortably consume and experience the buzz and benefits of THC. At Velvet Cannabis, California’s leading dispensary, you’ll find a wide range of flavors, formats, and potencies, offering a targeted and properly dosed experience for newbies and experienced stoners alike.


The Growing THC Drink Market

The THC beverage market has rapidly expanded beyond just cannabis-infused beer and wine. You’ll now find carefully dosed THC drinks ranging from sparkling waters to energy drinks and more.

Popular types of recreational weed drinks include:

  • Fizzy THC Seltzers – Light, fruity flavors with refreshing carbonation
  • Traditional Sodas – Sweet, nostalgic flavors like Root Beer and Orange Cream
  • Teas & Punches – Non-carbonated drinks with natural and flavored tea formulations
  • Energy Shots & Elixirs – High in THC and often including added stimulants, these can be consumed directly or mixed into your favorite beverage

Liquid THC emulsions (or powdered THC mixtures) allow brands to infuse beverages without the strong weed taste. This makes THC drinks an approachable, refreshing way to consume cannabis for both weed enthusiasts and newbies. Many brands also incorporate minor cannabinoids like CBD and CBN to craft effect-specific drinks for wellness, sleep, or energy.


Insider Tips for Enjoying THC Beverages

Here are some tips for making the most of THC-infused beverages:

  • Start slow – Try half of the recommended serving size until you know your tolerance
  • Wait – Be patient for effects to kick in over 30-60 minutes
  • Stay hydrated – Sip water to avoid dry mouth or dizziness 
  • Avoid over-drinking – The tasty flavors can be tempting, but THC takes time to impact you
  • Add flavor – Enhance the taste with fruits, herbs or mixers

THC drinks can provide a pleasant, chill high, but always consume responsibly – you can always drink more, but you can’t go back! With so many novel products to try, find the right THC drink for your tastes and desired vibes.


CANN

One of the OG’s in the THC beverage game, CANN crafts “Cannabis-Infused Social Tonics”. With 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD per 8oz can, these light, refreshing, microdosed tonics are meant to be “sessionable”, allowing consumers to enjoy several drinks in succession (as one might do with alcoholic drinks at a social function) but without the dreaded next-day hangover. 


CANN’s infused social tonics come in a variety of “grown-up” flavors such as Grapefruit Rosemary, Lemon Lavender, and Blood Orange Cardamom. There are also rotating flavors like Pineapple Jalapeno and seasonal flavors like Cranberry Sage.


CANN has also introduced several other beverage formats such as Hi Boys (a 12oz can with 5mg THC and 10mg CBD), Lo Boys (a 12oz can with 1mg THC and 15mg CBD), and Roadies (a concentrated liquid pouch that can be mixed into your favorite beverage).


PBR High Seltzer

The name Pabst Blue Ribbon may bring to mind dive bars and hipster BBQs, but their new line of infused seltzers is making waves in the THC drinks market. With 10mg THC per 12oz can, and made with real juice and California cannabis, PBR High Seltzers include “the right amount to start having a good time…depending on your experience”. Their advanced emulsion technology allows the cannabis effects to kick in quicker than the average weed edible, so you won’t be left waiting hours to feel a buzz.


The classic 10mg THC seltzers come in Passion Fruit Pineapple, Mango Blood Orange, Strawberry Kiwi, and Lemon. Pabst High Seltzers also come in Midnight Berries (with 10mg THC for the buzz, 3mg CBD for the vibes, and 2mg CBN for the sleep), and Daytime Guava (with 10mg THC for the buzz and 5THCv for the boost).


Mary Jones Soda

From the makers of cult-favorite Jones Soda Co. comes Mary Jones, a THC-infused line of carbonated beverages with classic soda shop flavors. Mary Jones offers formulations for both newbies and experienced cannaseurs, with two unique formulations: a 12oz, 10mg THC bottle, and a 16oz, 100mg tall-boy can.

Both the 10mg and 100mg THC formulas come in classic soda flavors: Orange & Cream, Root Beer, Cola, and Grape, as well as unique flavors such as Berry Lemonade and Green Apple.


St. Ides High Tea

Yep, the same brand that brought you the “Crooked I” 40oz malt liquor is now in the THC drink game with a line-up of non-carbonated, cannabis-infused teas and punches.

And speaking of punches, St. Ides weed drinks hit hard, with 100mg THC per 12oz can. Designed for rapid onset, St. Ides nano emulsion formula gets you where you need to be with the quickness. 

St. Ides flavors include Georgia Peach High Tea, Wild Raspberry High Tea, and High Punch.


Uncle Arnie’s

Close your eyes and imagine if your favorite iced tea/lemonade concoction was created by your VW-bus-driving hippie uncle instead of a golden-era golf professional. What you’re likely envisioning is Uncle Arnie’s line of weed-infused shots and beverages. Uncle Arnie’s boasts three unique formats, with something for every palette and experience level: 7.5oz cans with 10mg THC, 8.55oz bottles with 100mg THC, and concentrated 2oz shots with 100mg THC.

Uncle Arnie’s infused drinks and shots are non-carbonated and come in flavors like Iced Tea Lemonade, Watermelon Wave, Zen Green Tea, Cherry Limeade, Pineapple Punch, Apple Juice, Sweet Peach, and more. There’s also a 100mg THC shot formulation with 5mg CBN for a more restful night’s sleep.


Thirsty for More Info? Check the FAQs.

What is a THC drink?

THC drinks include a broad variety of cannabis-infused beverages. Formats include flavored seltzers, teas, juices, sodas, shots, and even mixable liquids and powders. All contain some formulation of THC and may include secondary cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN, and/or THCv. These infused beverages can vary in potency, from microdosed (less than 5mg THC per serving) to very high strength (as much as 100mg per serving).

What are the effects of THC drinks?

THC drinks can provide a small euphoric lift at small doses, or a profound (and sometimes uncomfortable) high at medium to high doses. The key, as always, is to start slowly and allow yourself 30-60 minutes for the effects to settle in. You can always have more, but you can’t go back!

How do THC drinks taste?

Because they are crafted with a THC nano emulsion, cannabis-infused beverages tend to have less “weed” taste than other edible products, and often the flavor of cannabis is non-detectable. THC drinks can be lightly flavored with natural ingredients, or very sweet and robustly flavored like traditional soda.

How long do THC drinks take to kick in?

Due to the nano emulsion process used to create many THC drinks, effects may be noticeable more quickly than with edibles such as gummies or baked goods. However, allow at least 30-60 minutes for the effects to settle in before going back for more. Start low, go slow.


Shop THC Drinks at Velvet Cannabis

Visit Velvet Cannabis, California’s best weed dispensaries, and discover the brave new world of THC Drinks. Take your time and find your vibe in-store with one of our experienced budtenders, or save some time and shop online at www.VelvetCannabis.com.