Not every medical marijuana patient smokes cannabis to medicate. Many of them eat marijuana edibles as well, and for some, digesting it is the only option.
Thinking of marijuana edibles may initially bring brownies to mind, but there is actually a plethora of edible forms available for patients. Cannabis infused beverages are an alternative to food products, and one such example comes from one of Colorado’s most trusted manufacturers — Keef Cola.
Keef Cola produces a line of five different, strain-specific, medicinal cannabis beverages, and is the same company that makes the Oil Stix brand cannabis oil syringes and pens. Keef Cola beverages are only available to registered medical marijuana patients in Colorado at this time, and the beverages are available in Blue Dream, Flo Energy, Cherry Bomb Cola, Bubba Kush Root Beer and Orange Kush.
One of the Keef Cola beverages —Blue Dream Extreme — contains 100 mg of CO2 extracted cannabis in a 12 ounce, one-serving bottle.
Blue Dream, the widely popular strain extracted for use in this sweet and tasty beverage, is a perfectly balanced hybrid strain crossed from the indica-strain Blueberry and the sativa-strain Haze. Blue Dream is known for providing users with calm cerebral-euphoria and long lasting pain relief without heavy sedation. This is exactly what the Keef Cola Blue Dream beverage provides as well.
The Blue Dream beverages are bottled in glass that is wrapped with a bright blue label which clearly displays all ingredients and nutritional information. I liked that this beverage contains vitamins B3, B6, B12 and C along with the 100 mg of active cannabis.
I drank this Blue Dream beverage chilled, straight from the bottle, but it would also be delicious if poured over ice. The initial flavor is reminiscent of blue-raspberry candies, and is easy to drink. The flavor of the cannabis is only barely detectable in the aftertaste.
I noticed the soothing, pain-relieving body-relaxation effects within 25 minutes, and the calm cerebral effects were not far behind. It took about 50 minutes for me to fully feel it, but it could take up to 2 hours to feel the full effects for some users. It provided me with long lasting pain relief without limiting functionality or causing drowsiness, which is great for medicating at any time of day.