Cannabis Drinks: Elevating Happy Hour With THC-Infused Refreshments

The world of all things cannabis is exploding with products like concentrates, edibles, capsules, and vape cartridges.

In addition to these products, cannabis drinks are also a popular way to get a THC buzz and enjoy some fun and relaxation with friends.

Maybe you’ve dabbled in some of the other cannabis offerings but have never tried cannabis drinks. You’ve got questions:

  • Can cannabis drinks make you high?
  • Where are cannabis drinks legal?
  • How long does it take to feel the effect?

We’ll cover the answers to those and other questions to give you the big picture on cannabis drinks to help you decide if you’d like to give them a try.

Table of Contents

  • Keef Brands: Find Our Cannabis Drinks Near You
  • Can You Drink Cannabis?
  • What Are Cannabis Drinks?
  • 9 Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabis Drinks
  • Keef: Creating Fun, Innovative, and 100% Sharable Cannabis-Infused Drinks Since 2010

Keef Brands: Find Our Cannabis Drinks Near You

Keef Brands offers an array of cannabis drinks, including:

  • Sodas
  • Energy drinks
  • Sparkling H2O
  • Mocktails
  • And more

In addition to cannabis drinks, you can also find a variety of oils and vapes for additional ways to enjoy the effects of THC.

Keef Brand products are available in seven U.S. states. Click here to find a store near you.

Can You Drink Cannabis?

Yes, indeed, you can drink cannabis.

Keef Brands has developed an array of cannabis-infused beverages that bring fun, celebration, and adventure together all in one can.

Whether colas, energy drinks, or sparkling water is your thing, Keef Brands has you covered. With 20 drink options, including …

  • 7 kinds of cannabis sodas
  • 2 Energy drink flavors
  • 3 Sparkling H2O flavors
  • 3 Life H2O options; and
  • 5 Mocktail varieties

… you’re sure to find a cannabis drink that suits your taste buds while giving you an opportunity to share good times with friends over a refreshing drink.

All Keef Brands drinks are gluten-free. Our Keef sodas are caffeine-free, while the energy drinks contain 90 mg of caffeine — about the same amount in a cup of coffee.

Each of our drinks, with the exception of our Life H2O drinks, are infused with Hybrid strains. Our Life H2O drinks are:

  • Indica dominant
  • Sativa dominant; or
  • A hybrid mix

Keef beverages have a shelf life of six months and can be refrigerated for up to two weeks after being opened.

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What Are Cannabis Drinks?

Cannabis drinks are beverages that have been infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the major psychoactive components in cannabis. Some cannabis drinks may also contain caffeine, alcohol, or other cannabis derivatives.

Cannabis drinks can be purchased by someone at least 21 years old at licensed dispensaries and delivery services in states where the sale of cannabis drinks is legal, including:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon

Drinks infused with CBD are also popular, but it’s important to understand the difference between CBD-infused drinks and cannabis drinks infused with THC.

CBD (cannabidiol) is found in cannabis plants but is not psychoactive like THC. CBD-infused drinks don’t get you high and are therefore available in more states than THC-infused cannabis drinks.

How Are Cannabis-Infused Drinks Made?

To make cannabis-infused drinks, two processes are necessary:

  1. Creation of a cannabis extract
  2. Nanoemulsion

Cannabis extract is created when liquid carbon dioxide is added to raw cannabis under pressure and heat. The result is that the carbon dioxide is released as a gas leaving the concentrated cannabis extract behind.

Nanoemulsion involves breaking down cannabis oil into nanoparticles and blending them with a liquid base used to make the cannabis-infused drink.

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Cannabis Drinks

#1: Why Drink Cannabis?

For many, cannabis drinks are a great alcohol substitute when getting together with friends for a fun social gathering.

But there are plenty of other reasons to enjoy cannabis drinks. Consider these:

  • Cannabis drinks may offer a way to relieve anxiety without the consequences of tough hangovers and excessive calories. (It’s important to remember that each person is different, and their experiences with alcohol and cannabis drinks may vary.)
  • The effects are quick and subtle and may not last as long as alcohol or other THC substances.
  • Cannabis drinks are a great way to enjoy social interaction with others.
  • Most cannabis drinks have lower levels of THC for a predictable experience.
  • Cannabis drinks can be very refreshing.
  • There are lots of ways to enjoy cannabis drinks:
    – Over ice
    – Mixed with other beverages
    – Added to cooking recipes
    – Poured over ice cream as a float

#2: What’s the Best Way To Drink Cannabis?

One of the great things about cannabis drinks is that you are in control of how you drink it.

For a fast and strong effect, you could drink a whole can quickly, or for a slower effect, you can take your time and sip it at your leisure. That way, you can experience the effect to help you decide how (or if) you want to continue enjoying the drink.

Most cannabis drinks contain amounts of THC that range from 10mg to 25 mg per serving. With THC amounts included on the can, you can easily choose the flavor and THC amount that suits your fancy.

Check out these Keef Brands THC amounts in our 12-ounce THC-infused sodas:

  • Pineapple X-Press – 10 mg THC
  • Orange Kush – 10 mg THC in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Maine
  • Orange Kush – 100 mg THC in Arizona, California, and Oregon
  • Bubba Kush Root Beer – 10 mg THC in Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, and Nevada
  • Bubba Kush Root Beer – 100 mg THC in Oregon

Check out the full line of our cannabis-infused sodas, energy drinks, sparkling water, and more to find your new favorite cannabis drink flavor.

#3: How Much THC Is In Cannabis Drinks?

THC doses are not standardized, so the amount of THC in cannabis drinks varies depending on the brand, type of drink, and the state where the drink is being dispensed.

THC doses in cannabis drinks can be as low as two to four mg per eight-ounce can and as high as 100 to 200 mg THC per eight to twelve-ounce container.

Keef Brands THC levels vary as follows:

When consuming cannabis drinks, to gauge the effect, it’s highly recommended to pay attention to:

  • The THC dose amount per serving
  • How quickly your drink it; and
  • The amount you drink

#4: Do Cannabis Drinks Get You High?

Since cannabis drinks contain varying levels of THC, they can cause effects like:

  • Drowsiness
  • Relaxation
  • Euphoria; and
  • Other “high” symptoms

Of course, since amounts of THC in cannabis drinks are variable and each person is different, how you react or the effect you experience will change from person to person and product to product.

Until you know how you’ll react to THC-infused cannabis drinks, it’s best to start slowly and drink small amounts.

#5: How Fast Do Cannabis Drinks Kick In?

Liquids are absorbed into the body fairly quickly, so you can expect to feel the effect of cannabis drinks in a short time — generally 10-15 minutes, with full effects climaxing around 45 minutes to an hour.

#6: Does Drinking Cannabis Get You High Faster Than Edibles?

Liquids pass through the body more quickly than solids, so you can expect to feel the effects of a cannabis drink quicker than you do with edibles.

It can take up to two hours to feel the full effects of many edibles, while cannabis drinks can deliver effects in as little as 15 minutes.

That’s because the contents of the drink made with nanoemulsions begin to absorb in the mouth with the saliva. Edibles must be fully digested before absorption begins, so it can be hours before feeling the full effects.

Feeling the effects of Keef drinks so quickly means a real-time and responsible consumption experience.

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#7: Does Drinking Cannabis Get You High Faster Than Smoking?

Unlike edibles, you can feel the high effects of smoking much quicker than you can feel the effects of consuming cannabis drinks.

The high effects of smoking can be felt within seconds and may last for two to three hours.

On the other hand, drinking cannabis-infused beverages takes a little longer (15-30 minutes), which is beneficial to help avoid the most adverse effects of THC when absorbed very quickly. With cannabis drinks, it’s much easier to gauge how you feel and make changes accordingly.

#8: Are There Any Side Effects To Drinking THC Beverages?

Since everyone is unique, the effects of cannabis beverages vary from person to person.

Since most cannabis drinks contain lower amounts of THC, side effects may be minimal and may include:

  • Reduced alertness
  • Increased appetite
  • Increased heart rate
  • Mild euphoria

Other side effects that may accompany larger doses of THC may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

People who have experienced effects like paranoia or panic with other cannabis products may want to avoid cannabis drinks or start with low doses and drink slowly.

#9: Where Are Cannabis Drinks Legalized?

Cannabis use is legal in around 19 states, and states have differing regulations in place regarding cannabis drinks and the THC dose amounts.

Keef Brands cannabis drinks can be purchased from licensed retailers in:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Puerto Rico
  • Ontario

Legal Dosage Requirements

Each state where cannabis is legal sets a limit on how much THC a cannabis edible or drink serving can contain.

For example, in Oregon, the standard dose is 5 mg; in Arizona, California, Washington, and several other states, the standard dose is 10 mg. A microdose of THC is considered to be 2.5-5 mg, while the average recreational dose is considered to be 10 mg.

Because THC drinks are produced via nanoemulsion, the THC is fully emulsified, meaning that the THC is evenly distributed throughout the can rather than drinking a large amount that has settled in the bottom of the container.

Keef: Creating Fun, Innovative, and 100% Sharable Cannabis-Infused Drinks Since 2010

In 2010, we started Keef Brands cannabis-infused drinks to combine the fun and social experience of drinking with the joy and effects of cannabis.

We believe in:

  • Togetherness – Sharing, celebrating and coming together with cannabis beverages.
  • Inclusiveness – Gathering friends, family, cannabis veterans, and cannabis newbies to enjoy the effects.
  • Fun – Sharing moments and getting in on the party that makes life an adventure.

We strive to be the leaders in the cannabis beverage market to provide an alternative to alcohol to celebrate, have fun, and enjoy life.

With beverage options from sodas to energy drinks to sparkling water, finding a drink that’s tasty, refreshing, and uplifting is just a click away. Find products and store locations to purchase your Keef drinks and enjoy your first Keef Brands experience today.

The content in this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.