Marijuana-infused foods have long been available in the medical pot industry. Now, a company has come up with a new way to consume cannabis with the introduction of drinkable marijuana.
Washington-based company Mirth Provisions has come up with “Legal” which is a line of cannabis-infused drinks. They come in five varieties: Cold Brew, Cold Brew with Milk and Sugar, Rainier Cherry, Lemon Ginger, and Pomegranate, each of which costs about $10.
Legal is being marketed as a milder alternative to smoking a joint, and could be a better alternative for those who are still cautious about the effects of cannabis. The company also has a disclaimer on their official website saying, “Our products have intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.”
Founder of Mirth Provisions, Adam Stites said of the product, “It’s much more approachable, as opposed to ‘Hey, mom and dad, do you want a joint?'”
According to Huffington Post, Stites also said that he had to get the necessary permits and approvals from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and the Liquor Control Board before started selling.
“It’s an opportunity to make an amazing, unique, unusual, and delicious product while also making history. I think my grand-kids will be amazed to know that people used to go to jail for having a plant.”
In Colorado and Washington, the edible marijuana products are limited to 10 milligrams of cannabis for each serving, which is said to be the average of a joint. Each item is also limited to 10 servings, for a maximum of 100 milligrams for each food item.
Mirth Provisions is not the first company to come up with drinkable marijuana. Colorado-based company Dixie Elixirs also sells marijuana-infused Old Fashioned Sasparilla and sparkling juices. The Venice Cooking Company from California also sells marijuana-infused lemonade. Las Vegas-based company Canna Cola, on the other hand, sells weed sodas in different flavors.
Mirth Provisions hopes to someday sell marijuana-laced coffee. But for now, they have to settle with the five drinks they have and offer people the chance to “belly laugh more, to worry less” according to their manifesto.
Recreational marijuana became legal in the state of Washington last July following marijuana sales in Colorado, which began in January. Washington is the second state to legalize marijuana, and voters in Oregon and Alaska will have their chance to state their opinion in referendums for both states this coming November.
[Image via Mirth Provisions]