Take some of the stress out of your holiday with THC and CBD drinks. In a recent report by data analysts, Earphones, statistics show that Generation Z consumes 20% less alcohol than Millennials at the same age.
Non-alcoholic beverage sales fell by 30% in 2020 and are expected to continue to grow by 31% in 2024, according to a report by market research firm IWSR. Meanwhile, the U.S. cannabis beverage market grew from $ 67.8 million in 2019 to $ 85.2 million in 2020.
There is also an annual increase in the beverage market share during the holiday season.
Although cannabis drinks have been touted in recent years as the next explosive trend in the market, starting with the acquisition by Constellation Brands of the Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth, the market has not yet skyrocketed. according to the predictions of various analysts.
As the category grows, with unique brands included Saka House, i The jewel of Cannacraft + Jane, the category as a whole, has not yet competed with alcohol or the cannabis flower for significant market share.
The ban on interstate cannabis trade and the lack of state-by-state bottling plant manufacturing contracts are currently hampering the national release of cannabis. Once national distribution is available, the market could see an explosion in this category.
Below is a handy guide for cannabis to explore and what markets are currently available.
Uncle Arnie’s iced tea lemonade
While most people think of bringing a pack of six beers or a bottle of wine when you go to a house party asking for a BYOB, Uncle Arnie’s iced tea lemonade will give you the most profit.
With about $ 1 for an average dose of 10 mg, 10 friends in California can make “injections” from an eight-ounce 100 mg bottle, $ 10.00!
Speaking of value, it’s no wonder it’s the best-selling cannabis in California, according to Headset.
The sharp bottle even includes a ruler built into the side, so you can evenly and efficiently pour 10 mg (or more) without any guesswork.
Certainly Uncle Arnie’s is not meant to be a “health and wellness” drink. It resonates more with inherited cannabis users. Although, it doesn’t differ much in calories and sugar than a normal bottle of iced tea (although probably only Real B could drink a whole bottle!).
Uncle Arnie’s released a freshly flavored sweet peach iced tea, just in time for the holidays.
CAN Non-alcoholic beverages
Founded by Stanford and Harvard graduates, CAN remodels the social drink with its microdose, non-alcoholic beverages.
Vegan, gluten-free and with only 35 calories, each CANN has five all-natural ingredients with a strength similar to a can of beer or a glass of wine.
There are no sweeteners or artificial flavors, sugar substitutes or cannabis flavor.
Each is micro-dosed with a 1: 2 ratio of THC and CBD, so you can enjoy more than one and experience a light and refreshing social buzz in 10-15 minutes.
CANN enters handful of delicious flavors: Lemon Lavender, Blood Orange Cardamom, Grapefruit Rosemary, Grapefruit Rosemary Lite (no added sugar), Ginger Lemongrass (limited edition), Cranberry Sage (limited edition), Yuzu Elderflower in collaboration with Sundae School, and Lime Basil in collaboration with Sava.
Sava and Cann, two value-based queer companies that emphasize the use of cannabis for well-being and pleasure as part of a healthy lifestyle.
I was lucky enough to try a CANN of blood orange cardamom on Thanksgiving Day in a glass of Baccarat whiskey with a cube of rock ice, no more and no less.
It was crunchy and refreshing, with no aftertaste of weeds and included the perfect amount of social lubrication (I had no hesitation in consuming it around my friend’s parents).
CANN social tonic is currently available in California, Illinois and Massachusetts.
Saka House – Mimosa
Saka Mimosa is the perfect revolutionary drink for the mother football set!
Coming from the cool coastal vineyards of California, the white bottle looks like a wine fridge. It can be easily consumed around in-laws without arousing suspicion.
House of Saka is the complete opposite of Uncle Arnie’s. One whole bottle of Mimosa contains a microdose of 5 mg of THC.
Each bottle is a full portion, like a six-ounce bottle of champagne, or just a glass. (A batch of champagne is a miniature bottle that contains about 6.3 ounces or 187 milliliters of champagne, which is a quarter of the standard 750 ml bottle).
If you’re planning a holiday brunch, join the party with a pack of stylish, life-size Mimosa bottles.
MXXN Non-alcoholic spirits
MXN (pronounced “moon”) is available in California and claims to be the industry’s first 1: 1 alcohol-free substitute for cannabis-infused alcohol for gin, tequila, and bourbon.
One bottle of MXXN contains 100 mg of THC, or about 6 mg per shot.
MXN’s Kentucky Oak contains complex notes of charred oak, vanilla and demerara sweetness.
It is designed to replace your favorite bourbon. London Dry, with floral aromas of refreshing citrus, juniper and cucumber, can be replaced by your favorite gin.
Jalisco Agave, which contains sweet agave, oak vanilla, with hints of flint and salt, is a substitute for tequila where non-alcoholic cocktails are made.
Levia is also available in water-soluble tinctures in the same formulations.
Levia is currently available in Massachusetts in three flavors: “Achieve” Raspberry Lime (Sativa), “Celebrate” Lemon Lime (hybrid) and “Dream” Jam Berry (Indica).
Hello 5 Seltzers
Hello 5 Seltzers are zero-calorie, are all-natural, and claim to offer a faster onset of THC than most foods.
Hi5 comes in a variety of flavors and dosages.
Flavors include peach, mango, lemon, lime, pomegranate, black cherry, grapefruit, pineapple and Holiday Mule and Cranberry seasonal selections.
Select Squeeze Beverage Sweetener
Think about Select Press such as the cannabis-infused version of Mio or any water or beverage sweetener.
Turn any drink into a THC-soaked experience with this pocket party enhancer.
Squeeze combines portability and precise dosing in easy-to-use liquid form.
The limited edition holiday package includes two flavors, Hint of Sweet and Lemon Lime.
Select’s innovative nanotechnology aims to offer a premium mood in 15-30 minutes.
Each Squeeze contains 100 mg of THC, at 5 mg of THC per dose.
Squeeze is available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Utah.
Whatever your drink, from tap water to tequila, there’s now a cannabis-infused version to try. Happy holiday!
* All data for CA, CO, MA, NV, OR, WA.