In recent years, cannabis has been a very popular ingredient in chocolates, cookies, gummies, and other edibles. The problem so many of us face the first time we try an edible is having too much too soon. Whether you’ve made your own from home or purchased from a dispensary, it’s not uncommon to overdo your consumption leaving you feeling high for hours. If you haven’t been completely discouraged by this type of cannabis experience, we have a more reliable alternative for you!
Introducing cannabis-infused beverages, a healthy, more fulfilling option for anyone seeking to experience the blissful and relaxing sensation of cannabis, without any sort of excessive feelings of being high. Even in the last decade, cannabis drinks have progressed immensely in terms of both flavour and consistency which has made them a front-runner in this industry.
At State B, we have made it our mission to elevate your cannabis experience by not only giving you an alternative to edibles, but allowing you to feel the real potential that CBD and THC have to offer. Throughout this article, we will be comparing edibles with cannabis-infused beverages to give you a true understanding of how cannabis, when used appropriately, can offer a plethora of amazing benefits.
Let’s Talk About Edibles
Edibles are food products that are infused with cannabis extract. THC is one of the primary psychoactive ingredients used in edibles that is responsible for the “high” you experience following consumption. You can find edibles in varying forms — from baked goods to candies, and even lozenges.
The Problem with Edibles
One of the primary issues that has come up time and again from people describing their first edible experience is the intensity of their high after a period of time. Research has found that peak psychoactive effects occur on average 3 hours after ingestion of an edible and take as long as 24 hours to go away. Of course there is some variation of intoxication based on individual characteristics such as weight, gender, metabolism, eating habits and so on.
Considering this slow uptake time and long-lasting effects, it’s not uncommon for people to feel the need to take a higher dose than necessary and regret their decisions 3 hours later. At this point, it’s too late to go back and correct your dose leaving you to feel overwhelmed by the experience.
The Benefits of Cannabis Beverages
When considering the beverage variety of cannabis, it’s safe to say that you can throw out all your previous assumptions away — especially if you expect it to be anything like edibles. Below are the top 3 benefits of cannabis-infused beverages, and how they compare to edibles.
1. Cannabis Beverages Provide a Faster Uptake Time
One of the most beneficial elements to drinking cannabis rather than ingesting it is its speedy uptake time. From the moment you take your first sip, the cannabis is fast-acting as it diffuses into your system, allowing you to feel its full effects in 5-30 minutes. This is incredibly helpful as your brain receives more feedback and allows you to make a more conscious decision about if you want to continue drinking or not.
2. Cannabis Beverages Give You Accurate Doses of THC and CBD
Whenever different cannabinoids are introduced to a product, it’s very important to have a good understanding of the dosage. This is especially important when you consider using a psychoactive substance like THC. Not knowing the exact quantity that will best serve your body and mind can be very tricky, particularly for new users.
Fortunately, when it comes to State B cannabis beverages, the use of micro-dosing offers you that feel-good sensation without any chance of getting too high. Now you can confidently consume cannabis knowing that you will be more mindful of how you’re feeling in this present moment.
3. Cannabis Beverages Offer More Social Experience
New social environments can be incredibly daunting to many people. Cannabis beverages allow you to enjoy that social experience just like you would with a beer or glass of wine. Unlike using an edible where your experience tends to be fairly uncertain, cannabis-infused beverages are a delightful alternative that keeps you involved in all the fun social events. Toast your friends getting engaged, cheers your partner at dinner and simply enjoy being social.
The best part about these beverages is the flexibility they offer you in how you consume them. Choose to pour over ice, mix into a non-alcoholic beverage concoction, or just have them straight up.
What Makes State B Unique?
Cannabis is an incredibly unique substance that is notorious for never wanting to combine into a beverage. Since cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) are fat-soluble, they don’t tend to mix well with water. Fortunately, our team at State B Elevate has uncovered the secret to introducing cannabis into the beverage form. Using a proprietary method known as Rapid Emulsion Technology by OILS™, or “Rapid Tech”, we have successfully curated an impressive line of high-quality non-selzer cannabis beverages.
Formulated with an assortment of hand-selected ingredients in every can, these products are the first of its kind designed as mood modulating, consciousness shifting beverages. Looking to enhance your sociability? Try out our Sparkle recipe. Need to get into a creative, purposeful and productive mindset? Resolve is just for you. Or perhaps you’re in dire need of an energetic boost, then Zing should be your go to. No matter the state, we have you covered.
Let’s Start Sippin’
Experiencing an unintentional “high” or “highs” that last far longer than anticipated are a couple of the top reasons that people fear the use of cannabis. Fortunately, with State B cannabis-infused beverages, we have curated a more sustainable option for you to fully enjoy all that cannabinoids have to offer. Check out our beverage shop today to find all our top products, including a line of cannabis-free beverages that will be coming out soon!