Cold glass of dark beer with a cannabis leaf on it

CBD and its benefits are in public discussion around the country. CBD’s popularity is increasing, and its use is less taboo by the day. People interested in these hemp-derived products are looking for the best way to take them, and producers attend to their demand. One of the most popular methods to take CBD is in drinks. It is infused in traditional beverages, such as coffee, tea, or water. Even in beer and wine. CBD drinks are becoming popular

Will I Get High Drinking CBD drinks?

Going out with friends and ordering hemp or CBD-derived drinks is an option today. These drinks are becoming trendy because people seek more convenient and discrete ways of consuming the cannabidiol for those who look for mind and body relaxation. CBD is well-known for its therapeutic benefits, and research shows that it could reduce anxiety and be a treatment to avoid nausea and insomnia.

Since 2018 CBD and hemp-derived products are legal to produce and sell in 46 states so long as it contains no more than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive compound of hemp and cannabis not permitted in the United States. Of course, taking CBD won’t make you feel high like THC does.

CBD Beers and CBD Wines

Hop—one of the main ingredients in beer—and hemp have an ancient history together. They are similar plants, and both have myrcene and lemonade, two kinds of terpenes that give them their characteristic fruited and citrus smell. That’s why some IPA and Pale Ale beers smell like marijuana. 

In recent years, beer entrepreneurs have gone further. They created weed beers replacing alcohol with THC—current laws don’t permit drinks with alcohol and THC in their ingredients. More recently, these beer lovers have made CBD and hemp beers. These drinks have the same taste and can be consumed like regular beer but without alcohol. Producers can brew low alcohol beer (0.5% or less) or eradicate the alcohol. Then a CBD nano emulsification is infused into the liquid. These beers are meant for consumers who want to enjoy a non-alcoholic drink with some CBD benefits. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) have shown their concern about CBD oil and CBD-infused alcoholic drinks. Even though it is not legal to sell or take these drinks in bars and restaurants, many brewers continue producing and selling them. Independent brewers are creating new CBD drinks in the US and UK. Vermont’s Long Trail Brewing is known for its CBD drinks, also Hop and Hemp Brewery overseas. 

CBD unites California, Texas, and Bordeaux

Beers are not the only ones at the table. Wine has also landed in the CBD scene. Infusing wine with CBD is becoming a reality in American and European vineyards. This CBD-infused wine has low amounts of alcohol, adding the perk of reducing the risk from excessive alcohol consumption.

California’s Napa and Sonoma Valley producers are behind CBD wines. One of them is Cannavines. They produce CBD-infused wines with cannabis terpenes in Chardonnay and Red Blend grapes. Also, in Texas, there’s CBD Vines. This winery’s flagship is a Cabernet Sauvignon named CaBD and a Chardonnay, called CBDonay. Recently, the first French wine with CBD has been announced. Raphael de Pablo and his team produce Burdi W in the region of Bordeaux. They are still in a crowdfunding campaign, but their idea is to create and sell the vine in 2021.

The CBD scene is growing, and new products like beers and wine are becoming more popular every day. However, even though they have low to 0% alcohol, laws don’t allow people under 21 years old to drink these substances. CBD products, on their own, are not medicines and are not intended for people under 18. Always consult your doctor before starting a CBD program. Common sense is also an ally.