Drink edibles have become very popular lately, or rather, a staple of the cannabis culture in Cali. Why waste time in horrible hangovers, when you can explore a multitude of different flavors with a body and mind buzz instead?
But if you miss that “going” for a drink vibe, the cannabis market has matured enough for that experience.
And this is why weed drinks have become so popular: they are lowkey, easy to drink, and easy to enjoy at parties. And to be honest, the market has become a place for everyone to enjoy, no matter your preference.
Whether you want some tea, a seltzer-like experience, get creative with some new cannabis cocktails, or some canna-shots, you’ll find the cannabis space in Cali has some of the greatest cannabis-infused drinks to offer.
We’ve gathered the best drinks we could find with a huge diversity of beverages that are as diverse as California itself.
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Keef is a company known for their line of THC-infused energy drinks. They have quickly become one of the leading brands when it comes to THC-infused drinks. While their energy drinks are certainly their most popular product, they offer a wide range of other beverages as well, including sodas and sparkling water. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at Keef and their products, with a focus on their classic sodas.
Keef’s classic sodas are modeled after some of the most popular carbonated beverages on the market, but with a twist. Instead of using traditional sugar, Keef uses cane sugar infused with THC. This gives their sodas a unique flavor that is quickly becoming a favorite among cannabis consumers.
Their Classic Original Cola is a perfect example of Keef’s dedication to quality and flavor. Made with real cane sugar and natural flavors, Keef’s Classic Cola is a delicious throwback to the sodas of yesteryear.
THC-infused beverages are nothing new, but Keef’s sodas are definitely setting the standard for what a quality THC-infused drink should be. Their classic sodas are well-carbonated, not too sweet, and have just the right amount of THC. No matter what your preference is, Keef’s classic sodas are a great option.
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Now, if you often lean into warm tea or beverages, the Sleep Atlas Line might be a new favorite. This beverage mix comes in a small packet that’s packed with different flavors. These can be taken in cold or hot water, so if you want to be a little more discreet about sleeping or unwinding, they’ve got something for you.
The Chamomile & Mint mix has a refreshing yet mellow flavor. These packets contain a cannabinoid mix specialized in enriching and enhancing the quality of your sleep. It comes with 7mg of CBN, 5mg of CBD, and less than 2mg of THC. So chill out and get better rest.
Their Lemongrass & Ginger flavor is perfect for an uplifting recovery throughout the day. Besides the fresh, zesty flavor combined with the spiciness of the ginger, it’s perfect to relax and rejuvenate your mood. This pack comes in 10mg of CBD and 5mg of THC, so expect relaxation with a slight psychoactive effect.
If tart, sweet, and juicy are more on your flavor profile, the Pomegranate Green Tea flavor is for you. This pack also comes with 10mg CBD and 5mg THC per serving. If you are into matcha, you could also potentially turn this mix into a green-tea smoothie filled with fruity and floral aromas to rejuvenate your day.
You can also try the delicious and fragrant Raspberry and Hibiscus mix, which also has a 10mg CBD and 5mg THC content. This mix is both fruity and tangy, mainly thanks to the sweet notes of raspberry and the tanginess of the Hibiscus flower.
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Wunder’s drinks are a great alternative to alcohol at any party or cookout. The Wunder Sessions and Highest Vibes are lightweight canned drinks that come in two buzz levels, have a low-calorie count, and are hangover-free. Did I mention their award-winning flavor?
The Sessions line from Wunder leans into the softer side. I’d recommend these if you are a newbie to the cannabis scene, want something light and smooth, or just prefer something in a lower dose. All of their flavors come in 2mg Delta-9 THC, 2mg Delta-8 THC, mixed with 4mg of CBD.
The Higher Vibes fall into the bold side of doses, better to unwind after a heavy week. It comes with a 10mg Delta-9 THC and 10mg Delta-8 THC mix, which is great to melt the stress away. I’d recommend these for binging your favorite series or start that videogame you’ve saved up for the weekend.
All of the Wunder drinks come in their iconic 4 flavors: refreshing yet spicy lemon ginger, sour and sweet lemon bitters, fruity and tangy grapefruit hibiscus, and the classic mocktail mix, blood orange, and bitters.
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Mad Lilly’s Beverages have a soft, bubbly taste you’ll just want to try all of their flavors. Their spritzers all come in the 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD mix in the standard 12oz. Bottle. All of their spritzers have a mix of delicious natural juice fruit, mixed with some fizzy bubbles.
These spritzers do not contain added sugar or sweeteners and come in 3 flavors: Raspberry Hibiscus, Passion Fruit Mango, and Ginger Pear. They all have less than 50 calories per bottle, so feel free to indulge and treat yourself to some bottles.
The low dose of the Mad Lilly Spritzers is the perfect substitute for spiked lemonade or cocktails, so feel free to try the well-rounded and refreshing experience that Mad Lilly has to offer.
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Want to try some hangover-free, drinking experience? Rebel Coast brings to the table 3 different innovative lines that want to bring a refreshing, low-calorie alternative to alcohol and other festive drinks in 12oz canned deliciousness.
You can try the Seltzer line with 10mg of THC that mix in with some delicious fruity and fizzy flavors. It comes in the tart and sweet Lemon Lime, the rich and juicy Black Cherry, or the sweet and tangy Mixed Berry.
The Sparkling line is more like a cocktail, with its 10mg of THC in its carbonated formula. It comes in the tasty Sauvage 2019 and the hot summer Pink Passion flavors. They are both reminiscent of alcohol mixes, but way tastier plus no hangover.
Their Classic line comes in a non-carbonated drink, also in Sauvage 2019 and Pink Passion flavors. These are more akin to a long island or non-fizzy cocktail, so relax and take some sips while you chill out for a second.
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If you want something light and refreshing, the Pabst Blue Ribbon High Seltzer will probably pique your interest. Each of its 12oz cans comes in two varieties, 5mg or 10mg of THC.
Thanks to Pabst Blue Ribbons’ technology, the cannabis-infused seltzer will hit you a lot quicker than your typical edible. So if you feel like waiting for hours to get some buzz is troublesome, they’ve got you covered.
You can try their innovative formula in 4 tasty flavors: Lemon, Strawberry Kiwi, Passion Fruit Pineapple, and Mango Blood Orange. These Seltzers are great for a stroll down the beach, staying lowkey about smoke but getting all the buzz.
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If you feel thirsty for THC, S*SHOTS has the perfect drink for you. These cannabis-infused shots come in the 8oz presentation, with over 10 servings per bottle. Now, this might seem weird until you see it has 100mg THC per bottle. So these are perfects to have some quick gulps before sleeping or to add to your favorite water to take a stroll down the park.
These shots offer a full-body high, so whether you want to take them alone or want to get creative with some of their cannabis cocktails, you’ve got some tequila alternatives for the weekend.
They come in 4 delicious flavors. You can try some of its juicy Watermelon Punch for those hot summer days or delicious and tangy Tropical Thunder with mango, pineapple, and orange for some cannabis cocktail daiquiris.
You can also try the Lemon Crush for some tangy, citrusy cannabis-spiked lemonade, or just some of Berry Blast with ice on the rocks.
If you try them, I’d advise getting them on the fridge for at least an hour before consumption for best results. Also, get creative! You can drink them as shots, as mocktails, or just on the rocks, so try them out if you miss cocktails.
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If you are a social drinker, Cann has the right cannabis-infused beverage for you. They take pride in providing a similar buzz to alcohol, without hangovers, incredible flavors, only 5 ingredients, and one-third of the regular calories of a soda.
Their social tonics come in three luscious flavors: Lemon Lavender, Blood Orange Cardamom, and Grapefruit Rosemary. All three come from all-natural flavors and are just lightly sweetened with Agave.
These drinks are easy to adapt to any lifestyle, as they are full gluten-free, non-GMO, and have no added artificial sweeteners or preservatives. Or worse, bitter “natural” sweeteners like Stevia, that leave a less than a tolerable aftertaste.
Dose-wise, these are low with 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD. You can also get them in a party pack to share with friends in events or bring them to the next cookout for a spin on the drinks.
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Last but not least from our list, is the pun-based, luxury-like cannabis-infused Herbal Teas from Kikoko. These are great for both cold and ice drinks with a slight buzz. Their cannabis-enriched teas are focused more on the wellness side, aiding you to sleep, anxiety, pain, or even raise your mood.
Their four flavor or styles have different cannabinoids inside the plant-starch tea bags in a really pretty metal tin. The Sympa-Tea variety comes as 20mg of CBD per serving, making it great for aiding with pain.
Tranquili-Tea has a delicious chamomile-valerian mix with a very low THC content (3mg) that pairs with 5mg of CBN. This one is great to relieve anxiety, promote peace of mind, or just help you fall asleep super easily.
The Sensuali-Tea is ideal for a moderate cannabis experience, having 7mg of THC per serving. It has a tangy hibiscus flavor, that paired with the THC increases blood circulation and helps with sexual desire. So whether you want to try for sexy time or just enjoy some prime time, this one tastes great as a cold infusion with some ice.
Lastly, the Positi-Tea variety provides a great balance with 10mg of THC and 5mg of CBD per tea bag. It’s a perfect blend for a higher dose or tolerance, that also has a delicious mint green tea flavor that works great both hot and cold.
It is perfect to bring in your favorite cup in an outdoor adventure, or just some smooth icy tea for a creative time.