Canada has just recently made the first legal cannabis beer. They brewed their beer from the stalks, stems, and roots of the cannabis plant. After many attempts, scientists have made a “flavor that is dry, savory, less sweet than a typical beer flavor.
The beer hits you very quickly which is not common for marijuana edibles,” quoted by the notes of Wendschuh. They are currently trying to create the perfect dose similar to alcohol. Any alcohol that is produced in the beer is removed.
Recent tests have shown there to be 6.5mgs of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) per beer. Additionally, some brews from the sativa plant have turned out to be gluten free. All of these brews are currently still in testing, awaiting consumption laws to pass in Canada’s parliament.
In America however, we have had a few companies brewing cannabis infused beers, mainly containing CBD (Cannabidol). With about 4-5mgs of CBD in each beer. They have IPA’s, stouts, and rye beers available in some breweries or online. There are a few companies in legal states have also infused beer with about 10mgs of THC but also provide the CBD alternative. Blue moon, Lagunitas and Two Roots brewing are just a few companies in the American race to create the best infused brew. The method of infusion is the main difference in these companies. They say the estimated shelf life of these brews are around eight months. The effects of these brews can last for about three hours but can be felt in up to fifteen minutes.
Currently we are unaware of how this will change driving laws considering most of these beers don’t have alcohol in them.