You can consume marijuana in a lot of different way. Like, a lot. Even if we just stick to edibles, there are gummies, chocolates, and even sodas. One thing we were always missing, however, is weed infused alcohol. Until now, that is. Sure, there has been talk about weed infused vodka, but we have yet to see any. Thanks to dispensary owner Lisa Molyneux and winery owner Louisa Sawyer Lindquist, we now have weed infused wine.
The brainchild of these two women is called Canna Vine, and is made with organically grown marijuana and biodynamically farmed grapes, and even celebrity wine and weed aficionado Chelsea Handler is a fan. As you might imagine Canna Vine isn’t cheap, ranging from $120 to $400 for a half bottle.
Due to how the wine ferments, the THC content of Canna Vine is low, and the main effect is the release of the cannabinoids as opposed to THC. “What’s nice about it is how subtle it is,” Molyneux says. “There’s a little flush after the first sip, but then the effect is really cheery, and at the end of the night you sleep really well. It really is the best of both worlds; you get delicious wines with medicinal benefits.”
The wine ferments with a pound of marijuana wrapped in cheesecloth for an entire year before it is ready to be sold. Currently California is the only state in which an infusion of this type is legally permissible, and you must be a medical marijuana patient.