Wine Infused With Cannabis Is Now Available

If you get the balance right, you can get a perfect little buzz by drinking wine and smoking cannabis at the same time. Allegedly. Ahem. But it depends on a number of factors - not least the amount you drink and the strength of what you're smoking.

Over-indulge on either the booze or the marijuana and you'll likely end up in a dazed haze that will leave you paranoid rather than mellow, and that's never fun.

Now, though, you don't have to worry about striking the right balance - online retailer Firebox has started selling wine infused with cannabis yesterday. And at £20 for a bottle of the sauvignon blanc, it's probably healthier for your wallet than going to your usual, errr, supplier.

Don't get too carried away, though. Although on paper it sounds like a winning combination, the truth is that Winabis - as the medium sweet drink is called - won't actually get you stoned. Rather the bright green liquid contains cannabis-derived oils that are designed to merely mellow you out.

Credit: Firebox
Credit: Firebox

The wine itself only has a strength of 9.5% - a good few percentage points lower than 'normal' wines - and contains less than 0.01% of THC, the psychoactive compound found in the drug.

According to Metro, a spokesperson for Gik, the company who make the wine, said: "You'll be met by the taste of medium sweet grapes, juicy peach, and a sophisticated note of cannabis.

"It's completely legal and won't get you high thanks to the lack of THC and CBD - the two naturally occurring chemicals in weed that makes you feel stoned."

Gik are known for producing odd beverages, such a bright blue wine, but this is the first time the company have infused cannabis into one if its drinks.

And while the cynical might wonder what the point of it is if it doesn't get you high, it does demonstrate the increasingly accepting attitude of people towards the drug - which, for example, is now legal in whole of Canada for both recreational and medicinal purposes.

"Winabis wine is the result of our experience as wine growers combined with our interest in innovating with new kind of wines," a spokesperson said.

Featured Image Credit: Firebox

Mischa Pearlman

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]

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