The term medical marijuana has been a buzz for years. You hear about it in the news often and fourteen states have legalized its use in medicine. Its medicinal qualities are proven. It is legally prescribed to patients for various diseases such as glaucoma and cancer. Patients in the participating states have enjoyed the benefits that come from smoking the organic medicine since its legalization.
But, what if you are not a smoker? If the thought of inhaling smoke and holding it until your lungs burn and expel it violently doesn’t appeal to you, there is a new option.
A Colorado based company has designed a line of marijuana sodas, giving you consistent potency without the smoke and burning lungs. Dixie Elixirs says that their sodas are “an organic alternative for patients seeking a refreshing but equally potent alternative to smoke and tinctures, or carb and calorie loaded edibles.” The drink also allows you to consume the marijuana without the vast amount of calories of baked goods. The company says that the carbonation of the soda delivers the medicinal ingredient, locally grown and cultivated in Colorado, faster. The drink can be used by itself or in conjunction with other MMJ medication.
For now, these drinks are on the relatively small market of prescription based marijuana. However, with Prop 19 on California’s ballot in November, the market could expand exponentially on November 2, 2010. Prop 19 would legalize some marijuana related activities and give local government the authority to regulate, permit and collect taxes and fees. Many believe it would help with the state’s budget shortfall. It would almost certainly help the budget of the fledgling soda maker.
The drinks are available in seven flavors: Strawberry, lemonade, orange, grape, sweet tea, pink lemonade and root beer.
For those who prefer the “shot sized” convenience that many energy drinks have employed, there is an extra-strength one ounce “dew drop” bottle available in watermelon and spearmint.
http://dixieelixirs.com/ , Dixie Elixirs
California Proposition 19 (2010), Wikipedia.org