Note is that there IS at least one cannabis drink mix available for sale in Michigan, THC & CBD fast acting drink enhancers from Fluresh.
The Detroit Metro Times has an excellent feature on cannabis drink mixes that says (in part):
There is a whole new generation of cannabinoid concentrate consumption that is beyond oil. Water-soluble liquids and powders that one can just toss in a drink are on the market in some of the more mature cannabis markets (e.g., Colorado, California). There’s even a cannabinoid delivery system that comes as a thin strip of film intended to dissolve under your tongue. No smoke, no greasy kid stuff, no calories, and by-and-large tasteless.
…the ability to pour a little in the drink of your choice opens up a world of possibilities for cannabis users. And the wait time to feel the effects required for edibles — 45 minutes to two hours, depending on several factors — has been shortened. Most of these products claim a 5- to 15-minute wait for onset. That’s because they move quickly into the bloodstream without having to go through the digestive process the way oil needs to.
This opens up a wider ability for consumers to standardize doses. Medical marijuana users definitely want to know how much they need to achieve relief. Gummies and other edibles come in measured amounts, but the user has to wait for the digestion process. These new products activate much faster. Plus, with a little experience, consumers can really pinpoint how high they really want to get. Do you want to chill out for an hour before you go to that meeting, or do you plan on spending all day strolling through the forest? Those might call for different levels of high. Sort of like the difference between having a beer at lunch and tying one on with pals and a fifth of scotch.
Right now, oil rules the roost when it comes to cannabis consumables. But, as they say, all things must pass. Water-soluble cannabinoids may soon take a chunk out of that dominance. These new products are potentially more diverse than oil in how they are used, and much easier for the common consumer to apply in their lives. You can even put it in a glass of water.
“It’s clear with consumption trends leaning in favor of beverages that customers want more than just what’s on the dispensary shelves,” says Brooks Allman, founder of ebb. “Water-soluble edibles allow consumers options — options to make any beverage or snack into the edible of their preference, and we expect this trend to continue.”
Read it all in the Metro Times & check out more cannabis food & drink stories on our Michigan Culinary Cannabis page!