THC and marijuana-infused "beers" are really starting to get some traction. The creator of Blue Moon is developing one to launch in Colorado soon, but California has its own a little ahead of that timetable. Cult favorite Lagunitas Brewing Co., which is now owned by Heineken, is currently selling their own version of a THC beer.
Listed as a "hoppy sparkling water" on the label, these new Hi-Fi Hops are alcohol-free, and instead use a comparable amount of THC, CBD, or both. Each can of the marijuana-infused beverage has a total of 10 milligrams (mg) of marijuana extracts, which is either 10 mg of THC or 5 mg each of THC and CBD.
For those wondering, the ingredients inside are basically just sparkling water, hops extracts for flavor, and the THC or CBD. So each of these cans contain a total of zero calories, meaning you don't have to worry about splurging the carbs on one of these brews, either.
What's more exciting, though, is that a major brand like Heineken is co-signing and allowing one of their brands to infuse marijuana in beverages. The field is still very new and touch-and-go, so putting their name behind a cult favorite like Lagunitas and letting them create these THC drinks is huge. It could also open up the possibility for other brewing giants to start creating their own bud-friendly versions.
Heineken and Lagunitas's first foray into the marijuana-infused drinks is a huge step forward for the movement, and could have lasting implications as the possibility of increased nationwide legalization becomes stronger.
For now, though, you can find Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops inside of a small group of California dispensaries for eight bucks a can.