My preferred method for consuming cannabis is by way of beverages.
There are lots of unique advantages to cannabis-infused drinks. A bottle or can is typically a single dose. The label provides clear information. I know exactly how much THC, CBD and even calories I’m getting. They are wonderfully portable. The bottles and cans are tightly sealed and compact, allowing me to transport them to a social event or any type of activity. I like to bring them along on camping trips, picnics, bonfires and I even pack one in my kayak when I go out on the lake. Consuming a beverage creates no smoke, odors or mess. No one needs to be aware that I’m ingesting cannabis. I don’t require any specialized accessories such as rolling papers, grinder, Enail, battery or ashtray. While beverages are most often classified as an edible, they are a little different. When consuming a conventional edible, the cannabinoids are absorbed by way of the liver, resulting in a delayed onset of effects. It can take several hours to realize the peak effects. With a beverage, the cannabinoids are absorbed sublingually for a quicker onset of effects. However, the effects tend to be wonderfully mild. I prefer to drink a cannabis beverage rather than alcohol. There are less calories, none of the harmful health side-effects and no hangover. The only difficult part of cannabis-infused beverages is finding them. I am fortunate that several of the dispensaries in Muskegon carry a nice selection. I can choose from colas, root beers, lemonades, cannabeers, fruit-flavored tonics and mocktails.