There are more than 113,000 registered medical marijuana patients in Colorado, and not all of them smoke to medicate. Cannabis edibles and beverages are widely used throughout the medicinal community, and many dispensaries cannot keep the shelves stocked full enough to meet the needs of consumers. One such example comes from one of Colorado’s oldest producers — Keef Cola.
Only available in Colorado to registered medical marijuana patients, Keef Cola produces a line of five strain-specific medicinal cannabis beverages, and is the same company that makes the Oil Stix brand cannabis oil syringes and pens.
One of the Keef Cola beverages —Flo Energy Drink — contains caffeine, ginseng, taurine and guarana extract on top of the 50 mg of CO2 extracted cannabis in a 12 ounce, one-serving bottle.
Flo, the strain extracted for use in this crisp and refreshing beverage, is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain known to provide strong pain relief while leaving users feeling energized and clear-headed, and that is exactly how the Keef Cola Flo Energy drink made me feel.
The Flo Energy drink comes packaged in a style reminiscent of vintage soda bottles, and the brightly colored label clearly presents ingredients and nutritional information. I liked that it is made with agave nectar instead of sugar, which prevents the sweetness from being overwhelming.
I sampled it straight from the bottle and then poured it into a glass over ice. I preferred it over ice because the light grapefruit taste was more evident. The flavor of the cannabis is subtle, and only prominent in the aftertaste.
I started to feel uplifted and energized within about 20 minutes, but it took about 45 minutes to feel the full effects. It provided me with long lasting pain relief without limiting functionality which is great for medicating at any time of day.