How do Cannabis Drinks Compare to Traditional Edibles?

August 12, 2020

Have you ever considered drinking your cannabis? If not, you’re not alone. For many, it’s unchartered territory. However, cannabis-infused drinks are growing exponentially in popularity. Why?

Cannabis-infused drinks have progressed leaps and bounds in flavor and consistency over the last decade. People are looking for an alternative to alcohol and with marijuana legalization sweeping the nation, more and more people are turning to cannabis drinks. According to BDS Analytics, 20% of cannabis consumers are now consuming cannabis beverages in fully legal US markets to relax, feel peaceful and to have fun.

Maybe you’ve tried cannabis edibles, like gummies, chocolates or cookies, and it didn’t go so well, so you’ve sworn off of them ever since. Now may be the time to re-consider how you consume cannabis products. So how do cannabis drinks compare to traditional edibles?

Cannabis drinks provide a more social experience.

Unlike smoking a joint or vaping, you do not need to step outside the party to enjoy your cannabis. With Keef cannabis drinks, you can stay inside the party, join in the toasts, keep the conversations going and share in all the good times.

Cannabis drinks offer the opportunity to genuinely enjoy them.

Forget indulging with a single gummy or one piece of chocolate and knowing if you have another it may not end well. With a weed drinks you can savor an entire 12 fl oz can, and not worry about being hungover the next day!

Cannabis drinks have a quicker uptake than other edibles.

A quicker uptake means that you’ll feel the effects of the THC and CBD sooner. The reason being that the absorption of the medication in cannabis drinks made with nanoemulsions, like Keef, begins inside the mouth through saliva. This expedites the onset to occur in about 30 minutes or less. Conversely, edibles such as cannabis-infused baked goods, gummies and chocolates need to be fully digested for absorption to begin, which is why it can take up to four hours to feel the full effect.

Cannabis drinks can be a good option for new consumers.

Since you feel the effects more quickly than conventional edibles, it reduces the chance of consuming too much or getting “too high” by consuming too many edibles and not waiting long enough to feel the maximum effects.

In addition, one of the many beauties of marijuana drinks, is that you have a lot of flexibility with how you can consume them. Simply pour it over ice, get creative and mix one with one of your favorite non-alcoholic beverages for a custom cannabis concoction. Add them to your cooking or baking recipes for a tasty cannabis treat or enjoy them over ice cream for a nostalgic ice cream float. The cannabis drink world is your oyster!

What are Nanoemulsions?

Cannabis oil is a lipophilic substance, which means it is “fat-loving” and has poor solubility in liquid environments. To paint you a clear picture, imagine mixing water and olive oil while cooking. The two will remain separate as much as you try to combine them together for a consistent mixture. Now swap the olive oil out for cannabis oil, and you will experience the exact same thing.

Simply put, without an expertise in chemistry and innovative technology, it is extremely difficult to produce cannabis-infused drinks that are and will remain completely homogenous, containing the same amount of THC from your first sip to your last. This is the primary reason why cannabis drinks have received such a bad rap over the years. The inability to maintain a homogeneous mixture creates for poor tastes, inconsistent effects, and dissatisfied indulgers.

To combat these problems, Keef uses a proprietary infusion process with the key ingredient being nanoemulsions. Keef’s nanoemulsions are created using innovative ultrasonic technology that breaks down the THC cannabinoids into tiny nanoparticles that cannot be seen by the human eye. The THC nanoparticles are then locked within an emulsifier, a substance used to make an emulsion or diffusion of a fixed oil, that keeps the THC oil separate and prevents it from bonding back together.

Did we lose you? Don’t feel bad - this is complicated stuff. Just think back to the example of mixing olive oil and water. The nanoemulsions are created to hold the THC cannabinoids evenly dispersed in water for consistent and precise dosing every time. Cheers to cannabis!

Please consume responsibly. This product may cause impairment and may be habit forming. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.  State laws impact what dispensaries can and can’t sell to recreational customers and medical marijuana patients. Not every type of product, consumption method, dosage form, or potency mentioned on this blog will be permitted in all locations.

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