Weed-Infused Wine Just Hit Shelves, but There's One Big Catch
Getting your hands on this green drink isn't going to be easy.
Marijuana-infused wine has reportedly existed for centuries in places all over the world, but it has officially hit the marketplace in California for the first time. It's called Canna Vine, and it's made from organic marijuana and biodynamically farmed grapes. Don't get too excited, though: Getting your hands on this green drank is going to be anything but easy.
First, you're going to need a medical marijuana license. And even if you have one of those, it's only legal to buy this wine in the state of California. Although states like Washington, Oregon, and Colorado have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, they don't allow alcohol to be infused with weed.
That said, California's Proposition 64 is up for a vote this November. If it passes, it would legalize marijuana for recreational use in the state of California. Unfortunately, the initiative doesn't actually address alcohol and drug infusions. So, we're back to square one: If you want to sip on some Canna Vine, you're going to need a medical marijuana license.
But even if you qualify for a medical marijuana license and travel all the way to California, a half bottle could set you back between $120-$400. Yes, you read that right. So the question becomes, is this weed wine even worth it?
Singer and cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge would definitely say yes. "There's a little flush after the first sip, but then the effect is really cheery, and at the end of the night you sleep really well," she told the Los Angeles Times. "Who's to say an herb-infused wine isn't just the medicine a person is looking for at the end of the day?"