Over the years, CBD edibles have really taken off. Consumers have begun to appreciate that it is one of the simplest ways to enjoy their CBD while also proving to be among the tastiest and the method that arguably delivers the most long-lasting effects. CBD edibles are usually thought to come in the form of baked goods and candies, but in recent years, entrepreneurs have begun to explore others ways to consume CBD that you don’t have to chew and instead that you sip. These are known as CBD drinkables.
A CBD drinkable, such as CBD wine or coffee, is the same idea as an edible in the way that it is infused with CBD and can be consumed without smoking it. They are one of the ways that older communities find more comfortable and appealing than smoking, making them popular among a larger age range. They are growing in popularity and are seeing many manufacturers pop up around the United States and Canada; but, why did it take so long for them to come around?
Making a beverage like CBD wine or sparkling water that is infused with such compounds is a bit trickier than just making a cocktail. One of the main challenges is that cannabinoids like CBD are hydrophobic, which means they repel water away from them; if you put a drop of cannabinoids into water, they will move to the surface of the liquid instead of mixing in evenly. It has taken many chemists just as many trial and error runs to make it through this issue and have had to do things like converting oils into an emulsion that is water soluble in order to get it to disperse, and some have managed to do this while also eliminating any taste or smell from it. The company S?RSE, or instance, uses food grade components to create their proprietary formula with ingredients that have been approved by the FDA in the United States for their safety and efficacy. Other companies are working to catch up.
Still, because regulations are quite messy and tend to change a lot, finding a distributor of CBD drinkables can be tricky. There are certain marketing rules that a company has to follow but in order to direct them to the right crowds, find themselves struggling to do. If you live in states with cannabis-friendly markets such as Washington or Colorado or even countries like Canada where it is legal, you will have an easier time finding them. Otherwise, you may have to have CBD drinks shipped to you, and fortunately, most of the products currently available on the market are legally allowed to be shipped to all 50 states.
Because of the benefits and the overall appeal of CBD infused drinks, they are rising in popularity, and over time, it is the hope that they will become more easily regulated so everyone who wants to benefit from them is able to.