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Would You Give Up Real Wine For Cannabis Wine?

With the business rush clamoring to get in on the popularity of legal marijuana, all sorts of products are being created. There are apps to help you find nearly anything related to marijuana, machines to make all sorts of cannabis products and there is now the cannabis wine and alcohol industry.

Non-alcoholic wine is now being produced by Rebel Coast Winery, where consumers are able to experience wine flavors but instead of feeling intoxicated from the effects of alcohol, the consumer experiences the psychoactive effects of THC. The promise of no hangover may sound appealing, but there are plenty of wine drinkers out there that show enough restraint not to get drunk.

Rebel Coast Winery claims to be the first to make a no-alcohol Sauvignon Blanc-flavored drink – mixed with marijuana – that is supposed to smell like weed and taste just like wine. A bottle contains 16 milligrams of THC, the chemical compound in cannabis that causes a high. And a single serving has four milligrams of THC. (Edible products can contain no more than 10 mg of cannabis per serving size, according to California state law that will go into effect in January.)

One glass contains 35 calories and tastes like cannabis, lemongrass, lavender and citrus, according to the company. The blend is also said to have a Sauvignon Blanc flavor with subtle notes of marijuana.

The bottles are a steep $59.99, and legal to sip for recreational use in Alaska, California, Maine, Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Washington, DC and for medical use in 29 states. Even though marijuana sales are legal in California, they are still federally illegal, so your credit card may get declined initially when trying to purchase, the site points out, but those eager to order can email or call Rebel Coast. To purchase, for now all you need is a valid ID that says you’re over 21. The wine will ship throughout California in January next year once marijuana for recreational use becomes officially legal in the state. It will then be for sale in states like Colorado where recreational use is already legal.

There is plenty of overlap between marijuana and alcohol enthusiasts for whom the prospects of innovation with these age-old commodities are quite exciting. Do you believe the wine experience will get better by including terpenes found in marijuana and cannabinoids?

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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