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Lagunitas Brewing Co. Is Now Selling Marijuana-Infused ‘Beers’

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.

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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.

(h/t Business Insider)
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Blue Moon’s Creator Is Now Developing The First Ever THC-Infused Beers

With cannabis-infused foods on the rise in the U.S., it was only a matter of time before a big name jumped into the field. The man who created Blue Moon for Coors Brewing Co. is officially getting into the marijuana business with THC-infused beers.

Keith Villa, who retired from Coors a couple of months ago, is working on making beer that actually gets you high.

According to Forbes, federal regulations prevent the combination of psychoactives and booze in the same product, but Villa is getting around that by taking the alcohol out of his beer and replacing it with THC, meaning you could still get a buzz, minus the hangover.

Villa’s new company, CERIA Beverages, aims to create these THC-infused beers in amounts proportional to a brew’s typical alcohol content. If an ale has 4-4.5% alcohol, for example, CERIA’s version would replace that with a comparable amount of THC. The company is working with ebbu to translate alcohol contents into THC dosages.

CERIA would then make the initial booze and distribute it to dispensaries, who would then add the THC in pre-determined amounts before selling to consumers. This allows the dispensaries to customize which strains go into the beer, making for custom psychoactive and relaxation experiences each time you sip on one of these.

If you’re interested in trying this non-alcoholic, psychoactive beer, you won’t need to wait long. CERIA plans to be on store shelves by this fall in Colorado, and is looking to spread to other states where marijuana is legal, soon.