Marijuana-Infused Wine Is Now Being Sold In The U.S.
It's supposed to deliver a mellow "body high."
When it comes to wine, sometimes it’s a guessing game as to what we’ll see next.
The idea of mixing pot and wine is—perhaps surprisingly—nothing new, but the idea of selling it to the masses is.
Canna Vine is wine infused with high-end, organically grown marijuana.
The creators are continuing to experiment with two new types of marijuana, sativa and indica, to find an equal balance of “uplifting and relaxing sensations.”
But regardless of the strain, it’s reported that the process used to make this weed-infused wine starts with around a pound of marijuana.
The weed is then wrapped in cheese cloth and added to a barrel of wine, where it sits for nearly a year to ferment and repose.
The wine is designed to deliver a mellow “body high” without large effects from THC, which is the primary psychoactive compound found within marijuana. THC is responsible for the disoriented mental high many people experience when they smoke or ingest marijuana.
For now, Canna Vine is available only in California to those who hold a medical marijuana license. But even if you are able to get your hands on this new green wine, you’re looking at a price range of anywhere from $120 to $400 for just a half of a bottle.
However, the two founders, Lisa Molyneux and Louisa Sawyer Lindquist, said they’ll continue to refine the wine in their desire to position themselves in the market of high-quality cannabis-infused products.
“Cannabis wine has been so effective as a stress reliever, as a mood elevator, and as a medicine,” Lindquist told the LA Times. “I have no idea what the market will be like for it, but whatever I make I want to be safe, made from pure ingredients and, hopefully, delicious.”
This photo from the company’s Instagram shows the wine with a very soft greenish yellow tint and a pretty awesome wine bottle design.
Would You Try A Cannabis Gym?
Entrepreneurs are putting a green spin on more than just wine these days.
There are plans to create a cannabis gym in San Francisco called Power Plant Fitness, though the owners are running into some funding and regulatory issues (go figure). The gym was supposed to open recently, but the timeline has apparently been pushed back.
The brainchild of “ganga-preneur” Jim McAlpine, Power Plant Fitness is part of a new and rapidly growing industry eager to cash in on California’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana. Not only will gym-goers be permitted to consume the green stuff before and after their workouts, but they can choose from an array of health and wellness options to help them get fit and fly high.
The gym offers everything from weed-assisted fitness plans to a line of edibles for “pre-workout focus and post-workout recovery.” Yep, you read that right. Healthy edibles!
What’s your take on all the innovation related to marijuana? How far do you think entrepreneurs will take this trend?