Is This Mild THC Soda the Solution for the Reluctant Weed Smoker?
Cann is a “social tonic” that delivers just the right amount of buzz
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I used to smoke weed — sorry, cannabis, this is a gentleman’s website — on a regular basis during high school and college. I wasn’t a “stoner,” per se, but I partook of the devil’s lettuce with some degree of frequency. Then one day during my junior year of college, I took one too many hits out of someone’s bong and slipped into another dimension.
For a few hours (or was it minutes?), my life felt like it was stuck in the iTunes visualizer that we coincidentally used to watch while smoking marijuana. The bright side was that Kanye West had just released My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and I was listening to it for the first time. The dark side was that my friends had to coddle me into the wee hours of the morning, and afterward, weed was never the same for me. Each subsequent time I tried it, I was overcome with anxiety, almost as if I was just waiting for the effects to wear off, rather than relishing in them.
So eventually I just stopped consuming altogether. Every year or so I’d take a puff of someone’s joint and immediately regret the decision; in the presence of friends who had recently indulged, I often felt like a housecat sitting at the screen door, pondering what outside existence would be like without ever actually stepping across the threshold.
Then I heard about Cann. Cann is a California-grown and -brewed “social tonic” uniquely designed to allay my fears and the fears of so many others like me. The description on the site sounded like exactly what I was looking for in a THC-spiked product: “You should expect to feel the initial effects within 10 minutes. You will also feel the effects subside faster too, after about an hour. No more uncontrollable experiences.” This is all due to the fact that, because the THC is in liquid form, your body is able to more quickly metabolize and process it. Unlike edibles (which are far more unpredictable given how differently each body breaks food down) or smoking (with which it’s difficult to regulate doses), Cann is quick to work and easy to predict.
The product comes in a small 7.5-oz can that bears 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD. During my first sampling, I took things slowly, finishing the can over a period of 15-20 minutes. I felt a nice little buzz, but nothing overwhelming. As most nervous smokers can attest, the biggest fear is that you won’t be “in control” of your high. With Cann, I felt minimal psychoactive effects, while the good things I remembered liking about weed — relaxation, cheerfulness, levity — came to the fore. I realize that for regular partakers, 2mg is an insignificant amount of THC to consume.
But to someone who has been dreading getting back in the game for a decade, it was truly a Goldilocks moment, with the desired effects hitting me just right.
Cann’s founders, Jake Bullock and Luke Anderson, put a lot of intentionality in the dosing amounts of THC in their cans. As they point out, most cannabis drinks on the market have anywhere from 10mg to 100mg of THC, which can be quite overwhelming for most people. According to Bullock, “If you’re a new consumer, it’s not going to be too much to have one. But more casual users can have two, three or four and be OK and still in control.”
The thing I didn’t realize until talking to the founders is that they don’t see their beverage as a replacement for smoking. They see it as a replacement for alcohol. An interesting twist that makes total sense when considering the mild but undeniable effects of Cann. And because the body breaks down THC in liquid form much faster, the timetable of the effects is similar to that of beer: If you have one or two in an hour, you’ll probably maintain a light and pleasant buzz. If you have half a case, you’re probably not going to be awake for long.
As Anderson tells it, “Jake always talked about how cannabis was going to become the next wave of mainstream social intoxicant, and that beverage was going to be the form factor, because thousands of years of humanity is centered around socializing with beverages.”
Cann is a new THC soda that offers those who drink it a mild and calming experience. How did it first arrive on the scene?
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UNDERSTANDING THE CBD ADVANTAGE
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HEMP VS MARIJUANA
A Tale of Two Plants
Both hemp and marijuana come from the same species of plant called cannabis. However selective breeding has created two forms of the plant with very different characteristics.
Fiber – Food – CBD
Legal in All 50 States
Decades of selective breeding has turned this cannabis sativa varietal into a powerhouse of fiber, oil and CBD. This is the hemp plant famously grown by Thomas Jefferson. For hundreds of years it’s provided fiber for clothes, canvas and rope and oil for industry, food and fuel. Hemp by law must contain less than .3% THC and is the primary source for commercially available CBD extracts, concentrates and isolates and the source of micro-encapsulated nano CBD for Canna Cola.
Psychoactive – THC
Schedule I Narcotic
Marijuana is the inspiration for countless poets, musicians, subcultures and, of course, Cheech and Chong. Selective breeding of cannabis sativa and indica has produced plants with THC content reaching 30%. Breed for an abundance of trichome rich buds that produce the hundreds of known cannabinoids and terpenes that make our favorite cannabis strains potent and effective, marijuana is conversely a poor choice for fiber and fuel and is usually very low in CBD.
CBD VS THC
A Tale of Two Molecules
Both hemp and marijuana share dozens of cannabinoids in common. However two of them, CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are the most studied, abundant, consumed and predicable in their effects on the mind and body.
Legal – Homeostasis
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a potent, yet no-psychoactive cannabinoid thought to help reduce inflammation, help lessen feelings of anxiety, and promote muscle relaxation. Some consider CBD to be a nootropic for its suspected effects on promoting neurological homeotstais and feelings of calmness. Because CBD won’t get you “high” it’s a good choice for those seeking the benefits of a cannabis without the possible impairment of THC.
Psychoactive – Illegal – Pain and Sleep
THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol, the potent cannabiniod know for its psychoactive effects. Sativa varietals are know for their energizing high that can make mundane tasks fun, help you focus and help you be more social. In higher doses some get the well known paranoia effect. Indica varietals are know for their sedating high – the couch lock effect. Prized for pain relief and muscle relaxation, Indica is often used to help induce sleep. Marijuana is a Schedule 1 Narcotic.
A Brief History of Canna Cola
The World’s Most Recognized Brand in
Medical Marijuana Soda Pop Goes All-In with CBD Reboot!
The Little Drink That Could
Canna Cola, the World’s Most Recognized Brand in Medical Marijuana has made a complete switch to CBD only infused ready to drink beverages. We started 2011 – nearly a lifetime in the history for the cannabis legalization movement – by providing tasty THC infused carbonated beverages for medical marijuana users. But the time is right for a shift.
STILL ON THE TOP TEN LISTS OF CANNABIS BEVERAGES FOR 8 YEARS STRONG
Since bursting on the scene in 2011 the hype machine has never stopped. Canna Cola still tops the lists of hottest cannabis infused beverages year after year.
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Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Fear causes hesitation and hesitation causes all your worst fears to come true.
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No one changes the world who isn’t obsessed.
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