Canada became only the second country to legalize recreational marijuana, and that’s not all. A Canadian company called Province Brands will now be brewing cannabis beer. Province Brands’ beer will be brewed using actual parts of the cannabis plant, instead of being brewed with barley and grains.
Their cannabis beer will be brewed using almost the entirety of the plant, except the leaves and flowers themselves, according to the Guardian, offering growers an alternative stream of income for the parts of the plants least used in the marijuana smoking industry.
“The beer hits you very quickly,” Dooma Wendschuh, Province Brands’ CEO, told the newspaper. “Which is not common for a marijuana edible.”
Unlike with edibles, which tend to take an hour or two to kick in, Province says its cannabis beer will start to kick in within 10 minutes. This is big time, without having the beer kick in quickly, users would be waiting an hour or two just for the beer to kick in like other edibles.
One thing to note, some cannabis beer is actually non-alcoholic.
“It’s an alternative to alcohol that is also low in calories and sugar, and is gluten free,” the statement from Province Brands reads. “You’re not going to get the eight different types of cancer that drinking alcohol causes, or liver disease, heart failures or one of the many many costs exacted on our society from consumption of alcohol,” Wendschuh said in an interview with the BBC. “We’re not saying that this product is good for you. This is a psychoactive substance. You should not use it every day.”
Nevertheless, there are some pretty groundbreaking concepts going on in the cannabis world right now!