Wine has become such an important part of our lives and whether it’s red, white or champagne or even blue wine (yes, that’s also a thing), people all over the world are slowly starting to appreciate wine in all its forms. And this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, but apparently Cannabis Wine has been around for a really long time. File this under “the more you know”.
What exactly is Cannabis Wine?
It’s called Canna Vine and it’s a high-end marijuana product that combines organically grown marijuana and farmed grapes. Because of the lower fermentation temperatures, drinkers can still feel the therapeutic effects of marijuana without the high levels of THC – which is the psychoactive compound that is found in the drug.
The result is, as opposed to a mental high when smoking the drug, a mellow and physical body high. So it doesn’t alter much, just makes you feel ‘happy’.
So, how is it made?
According to Spoon University, “the creators of the Canna Vine are experimenting with two new weed types – sativa and indica – to find an equal balance of uplifting and relaxing sensations”.
A pound of cured marijuana is wrapped in cheesecloth and then added into a wine barrel. There it will ferment and repose for a year or more. According to some, the final product is described as “subtle with a little flush after the first sip, but then the effect is really cheery, and at the end of the night you sleep really well. It really is the best of both worlds; you get delicious wines with medicinal benefits.”
However, Canna Vine is only available and legal in California and even then, only if you have a medical marijuana license. It’s not cheap either, even with the license, you’d have to spend about $120 – $400 for half a bottle.
Lindquist, one of the founders/creators of Canna Vine said, “Cannabis wine has been so effective as a stress reliever, as a mood elevator, and as a medicine. I have no idea what the market will be like for it, but whatever I make I want to be safe, made from pure ingredients and, hopefully, delicious.”