Pot Infused Pop: Doc Weed Or Canna Cola?
Canna Cola, Doc Weed, Grape Ape... Not much mystery about what's in these sodas! But medical marijuana users are thrilled at the newest options to take their medicine - sparkling sodas!
The newest marijuana soda brand, Canna Cola, will be out next month in Colorado, sold through medical marijuana dispensaries. Including its own brand of cola-flavor, there's a Doc Weed, similar to Doctor Pepper, a lemon-lime Sour Diesel, Grape Ape, and Orange Kush.
Clay Butler, entrepreneur and co-founder of Canna Cola, says the marijuana sodas are marketed the way "Snapple or Coca-Cola or Minute Maid would make a marijuana beverage, if they ever chose to do it." And you have to admit that the packaging looks very appealing.
Many marijuana patients cannot smoke cannabis because of the harmful side-effects of the smoke, and others don't want to smoke because it's offensive. Additionally, smoking pot makes it more difficult to measure your exact dosage. But with pot now infused in sodas and many edibles, patients are able to digest the marijuana without having to smoke it.
Other marijuana beverage companies, like Dixie Elixirs, are already marketing their pot-infused sodas. Dixie Elixirs uses Rocky Mountain Spring Water and raw cane sugar in its beverages.
A Diavolo Brands spokesman, Scott Riddell, said that the dose of cannabis in the sodas will be between 35 to 65 milligrams, far less than the majority of marijuana infused drinks on the market. He likened the Canna Cola sodas to a light beer in comparison to the others on the market. Diavolo Brands is the marketer of Canna Cola.
The Canna Cola sodas will have a 'mild marijuana taste,' Riddell told the Santa Cruz Sentinel, But, he added that the taste factor was negligible when compared to some of the other pot infused drinks that have up to three times as much THC.
Canna Colas will sell at medical marijuana dispensaries for $10 to $15 for a 12 ounce bottle.