Benefits of THC Drinks

Aug 22, 2023The nama Team

Modern cannabis consumers are always searching for new, improved ways to experience the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. And they may have just found one: our THC-infused drinks deliver consistent potency and dosage control, making them the best way to consume low amounts of THC and CBD.

Smoking isn’t your thing? Same here. Drinks and edibles are how we roll. Liquid or chewable, in a devilish pink lemonade or infused with fresh watermelon, we are team edibles all the way. 

Benefits of THC Drinks

What Is a THC Drink?

THC drinks, or cannabis-infused beverages, are liquid products that contain small amounts of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or Delta 9 THC. They are formulated to provide the effects of THC in a liquid form, allowing for convenient consumption and precise dosing.

THC drinks provide an alternative way to consume cannabis that offers certain advantages compared to other methods like smoking or vaping. We’re not fans of smoked cannabis because we like knowing how much THC, cannabidiol (CBD), or other cannabis compounds we’re consuming. That’s why THC-infused beverages are just perfect for microdosing. 

New to microdosing? Check out our guide to the practice of taking small amounts of Delta 9, otherwise known as microdosing cannabis. Apart from delicious cannabis drinks, our second favorite way to microdose cannabis is with our low-dose THC edibles

THC Drinks vs Edibles

Traditional edibles and cannabis drinks are both ingested forms of consuming cannabis, and they are probably the healthiest ones. However, the effects of edibles and THC drinks may not be the same. 

  • When you consume cannabis in the form of an edible, the stomach and intestines absorb the THC. It goes through the digestive system before being absorbed into the bloodstream. 
  • With cannabis-infused beverages, the cannabinoids dissolve, pass through your digestive system, and quickly enter your bloodstream once they hit the lining of the stomach. The cannabis in a drink can elevate mood quicker than edibles because drinks don’t need the digestive breakdown process. 
  • Because of the way they are absorbed, drinks infused with THC or CBD have a more rapid onset, but edibles last longer.

THC drinks and gummies differ a bit in the time it takes them to kick in and last, but fundamentally, their effects are pretty much the same: a low-dose awesome way to deliver the benefits of cannabis safely and responsibly

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Benefits of Drinking THC

From their controlled potency to discreet portability to faster onset compared to edibles, cannabis drinks are disrupting old habits and improving how you experience the unique effects of THC.

Here are some of the major benefits of cannabis-infused drinks.

Precise Dosing 

We mentioned this already, but it’s worth mentioning again because precise dosing is one of the major reasons people turn to drinking THC. The amount of THC in drinks is pre-measured and distributed evenly throughout the liquid. This allows for consistent, reliable dosing every time. 

No guesswork is required when you sip on a cannabis beverage—compared to smoking or vaping, where you’re basically eyeballing the amount of THC you’re inhaling.

Faster Onset

We LOVE chewing our organic, hemp-derived, fruit-filled edibles. But they do take a bit longer to kick in—you can feel the effects of gummies anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours. The frustration! 

Compared to edibles, THC drinks provide a much quicker uptake. You can feel the effects of THC beverages 10–20 minutes after consumption. This rapid onset happens because the THC gets absorbed directly through the stomach lining rather than having to pass through the digestive system like in edibles. 

Longer-Lasting Effects

While THC drinks provide that nice quick uptake, the effects of weed drinks also tend to stick around longer than smoking or vaping. This prolonged duration happens because the cannabinoids are released steadily over several hours as the drink passes through your system. 

So after hitting peak effects within the first hour or so, you'll still feel a nice, smooth high for the next two to six hours.

For medical patients especially, the extended window of relief from a single drink is a major perk compared to having to repeatedly smoke or vape every hour or two when symptoms flare up.

Less Intense High

Some people find that smoking or vaping cannabis makes them feel uncomfortably zonked out or anxious. That’s completely understandable when you think about the fact that you have no idea how much cannabis you’re inhaling or the amount of THC in every cigarette. 

With THC drinks, the effects tend to be much more mellow and manageable due to the lower, controlled dosing. Most THC drinks limit servings to 5–10mg of THC, allowing you to reliably achieve just a mild buzz without getting overly stoned every time.

Our liquid Buzz drops contain only 2 milligrams of THC and 2.9 milligrams of CBD, so you know exactly how much you’re getting in every drink. The effects are strong enough to provide relief or relaxation but gentle enough to still keep you functional and clear-headed. 

And if you ever need more intensity, you can simply drink a little more.

Healthier Than Smoking

This is as plain as day, but we still need to mention the fact that THC drinks are far healthier alternatives to smoking and vaping. 

When you smoke or vape, you are inhaling combusted plant material along with tar and other byproducts from the heating process. Over time, this can irritate the delicate tissues of the lungs and throat. Smoking cannabis also deposits tar in the lungs, which can impair function over many years of use. 

THC-infused beverages bypass lung irritation and tar buildup from combustion. Without exposure to hot, burned material, the lungs remain clear and healthy.

Cannabis-infused beverages completely avoid additives and toxic chemicals that are often present in vape cartridges and e-liquids. Tests have found vitamin E acetate, propylene glycol, and heavy metals in some cannabis vape products. 

Choose oral methods instead and prevent any risks associated with inhaling adulterated vape ingredients.

We care about your health, so we avoid any heavy metals, toxins, or other harmful ingredients that could be present in smoked or vaped cannabis. Our Buzz drops contain only pure, natural extracts and organic ingredients to provide the cleanest, safest way to experience the benefits of cannabis.

THC Drinks Are More Discreet

Let's be real: sometimes you don't want the whole world to know you're enjoying your cannabis. Pulling out a vape pen or lighting up a joint makes that pretty obvious, though. Not with THC drinks. 

Our THC-infused drops come in normal-looking bottles that blend to make them easier to infuse beverages with. Just a drop or two in your lemonade, root beer, tea, or even smoothie will make all the difference. The best part? No one will ever know. 

Portable and Shareable

Our small bottle of liquid THC makes it easy to transport and share at parties or gatherings. You can bring your bottle to parties, tailgates, concerts—you name it. 

When you want to enjoy cannabis socially, THC beverages make it a breeze to share with friends. With pre-portioned drinks in everyone's hands, you can all relax and sip your THC together.

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How Do THC Drinks Make You Feel?

Cannabis-infused drinks lead to a more mellow, relaxed euphoria that doesn’t overwhelm the senses. THC drinks are unlikely to induce the same intense “stoned” feeling as smoking or vaping cannabis, which is great for people who don’t want a super intense high.

THC and CBD in drinks interact with our body's endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a complex network of receptors, enzymes, and neurotransmitters that plays a crucial role in maintaining balance and homeostasis within the body. 

When you drink THC, the infused beverage passes through the digestive system into the bloodstream and, from there, to the brain. THC binds to two main endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. 

CBD doesn’t seem to affect these receptors directly. Instead, it modifies the way that the receptors respond to other cannabinoids, primarily THC. According to Vučković, et. al., “CBD has little binding affinity for either CB1 or CB2 receptors, but it is capable of antagonizing them in the presence of THC.” 

When THC and CBD are taken together, CBD improves the tolerability of Delta 9 THC and downregulates its possible psychoactive effects. The synergy between their effects and benefits produces even greater therapeutic benefits, which is popularly called the entourage effect

The entourage effect is a concept that suggests cannabinoids like THC, CBD, and other compounds found in the cannabis plant have more significant health benefits when they work together synergistically rather than when taken individually.

You’ll find these powerful synergistic effects in our very own full spectrum CBD gummies. These gummies contain not only THC and CBD but a rich array of cannabinoids and terpenes from the whole hemp plant. Our full spectrum products unlock the potential of the entourage effect, providing you with an enhanced cannabis experience. 

If you want to experience the entourage effect, you can start with our Sleep Plus gummies. These edibles contain a balanced ratio of cannabinoids and melatonin for restful and rejuvenating sleep. The 2 mg of THC gently lulls you into a state of calm, while the 25 mg of CBD works in harmony to ease stress and anxiety, setting the stage for a peaceful slumber. 

Shop our full collection of Delta 9 gummies and edibles now. Many of our cannabis products contain low-dose THC, including our Buzz Drops. This allows you to find the perfect product and dosage for your needs, whether you're looking for a mild buzz or maximum therapeutic relief. 

Browse and buy online today—your new favorite THC edible awaits.

Read our article that goes into detail on how THC drinks make you feel if you’re still curious about the topic.

Where to Buy THC Drinks

If you’re looking to buy THC-infused beverages, remember this: quality matters a lot. Some low-grade THC beverages may contain nasty stuff like pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants that can negate the health benefits of cannabis. You'll want to source your THC drinks from reputable sellers that provide lab testing results and use top shelf ingredients, like nama. 

Be a savvy shopper and order at nama. We’re transparent about the ingredients we put in our products—which are nothing short of top quality—and we use only organic, non-GMO, American sourced hemp with no artificial colorings or flavors. 

Buy smart, choose nama, and your mind and body will thank you.

THC Drinks FAQ

THC drinks offer a unique way to experience the effects of cannabis. When you consume a THC-infused beverage, the onset time is generally longer compared to smoking or vaping. This delay is due to the digestion process required for the body to absorb the cannabinoids. 

Once the effects set in, you may feel a gentle, gradual high characterized by relaxation, euphoria, and altered perception. The intensity of the high can vary depending on factors like the THC dosage, your tolerance, and your metabolism. 

THC drinks are great because they can provide a social experience, making them popular among cannabis enthusiasts seeking an alternative to traditional forms of consumption.

THC and CBD drinks offer a range of potential benefits. CBD, a non-psychoactive compound, is known for its potential to alleviate anxiety, reduce inflammation, and promote relaxation without causing intoxication. 

When combined with THC, these drinks can provide a balanced experience that harmonizes the potential therapeutic effects of both cannabinoids. Depending on the ratio of THC to CBD, consumers might experience a gentle high while enjoying the potential calming and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. 

THC tea typically offers a milder high due to its lower THC concentration and quicker onset time. Edibles, on the other hand, often have a delayed onset and can lead to a more intense and long-lasting high. 

Comparing THC tea to edibles involves considering personal preferences and desired effects. The choice between the two depends on factors such as your tolerance, the kind of experience you seek, and your preferred forms of cannabis consumption. 

If you're looking for a quicker and milder experience, THC tea might be preferable; if you're prepared for a more potent and gradual high, edibles could be what you’re looking for.

Consuming edibles can lead to red eyes, similar to smoking or vaping cannabis. The redness occurs due to the way THC interacts with blood vessels in the eyes, causing them to dilate. This phenomenon is a common side effect of cannabis consumption and is not limited to a specific method. So, whether you consume edibles, smoke, or use other forms of cannabis, red eyes can be a noticeable physiological response.

THC syrup offers a versatile way to incorporate cannabinoids into your routine. Typically, you can mix the syrup into a beverage of your choice, such as water, juice, or a favorite cocktail. 

Start with a low dose, as the effects can take longer to set in compared to smoking. The onset time can vary, but it's generally within 30 minutes to an hour. Remember, the effects will depend on factors like the THC concentration in the syrup and your individual response.

A 10 mg THC drink contains a moderate dose of THC. For many cannabis consumers, especially beginners, 10 mg is considered a relatively low to moderate dose. It can provide a gentle high characterized by relaxation and mild euphoria. 

However, the strength of the effects varies from person to person due to factors like tolerance and metabolism. If you're new to THC consumption, starting with a 10 mg drink is a cautious approach to gauge your sensitivity.

A THC concentration is considered high when it exceeds around 20% in cannabis flower or cannabis products. A 25 mg THC edible can be a high dose for beginners or those sensitive to cannabis. This level can potentially induce potent psychoactive effects, including intense euphoria, altered perception, and relaxation. 

High-THC strains are often sought after by experienced cannabis users looking for a more powerful and profound experience. Don’t forget that the perceived potency also depends on an individual's tolerance and sensitivity to THC.

THC drinks can make you high, although the experience might differ from other consumption methods. The high from THC drinks is generally characterized by relaxation, euphoria, and altered perception. 

The onset time can be longer compared to smoking or vaping due to the digestive process required to absorb cannabinoids. It's essential to start with a low dose, especially if you're new to THC consumption, to avoid overwhelming effects and to allow for a controlled experience.

Drinkable edibles, like other cannabis products, have a shelf life and can expire over time. The expiration date depends on various factors, including the ingredients used, storage conditions, and the presence of preservatives. To ensure the best quality and potency, it's advisable to consume drinkable edibles before their indicated expiration date. 

Proper storage in a cool, dry place can help extend their shelf life. Always check the packaging for specific guidance on the shelf life and storage recommendations of the product.

Cannabis beverages offer a unique and healthier replacement for alcohol. THC drinks are infused with compounds from the cannabis plant, such as CBD and THC. They provide relaxation and a mild high, potentially serving as a replacement for alcohol in social settings. 

These effects depend on factors like the strain and dosage of cannabis flower used in the extraction process. 

You do not need to use a dab rig in order to enjoy a good THC-infused drink. 

A dab rig is a device used for consuming cannabis concentrates. It consists of a water pipe, a nail or banger made of materials like quartz or titanium, and a torch to heat the nail. The concentrated cannabis extract, often referred to as a "dab," is placed on the hot nail, vaporizing it and allowing inhalation through the water pipe. 

This method offers potent and fast-acting effects compared to traditional consumption methods like smoking cannabis flowers, but it isn’t a very healthy or safe option.

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Resources

Vučković, S., Srebro, D., Vujović, K. S., Vučetić, E., & Prostran, M. (2018, October 15). Cannabinoids and Pain: New Insights From Old Molecules. Frontiers. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.01259

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