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THC Wine That Contains Zero Alcohol Is Now a Thing in California

Thanks to cutting-edge technology created by ebbu, Rebel Coast Winery in California has produced the first alcohol-free THC wine.

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No, that’s not a typo — thanks to the good sorts at Revel Coast Winery THC wine is now a reality. Before you get too excited and start praising the ganja gods for this miraculous gift, let’s understand what exactly it is we’re dealing with here.

A Sauvignon Blanc Unlike Any Other

Wine is made from fermented grapes, and while Rebel Coast’s THC wine started life from this traditional ingredient, we have a little bit of bad news for you. In California, it is illegal to mix alcohol and THC, meaning that this wine doesn’t actually have any alcohol in it. Rebel Coast was still able to create a nice flavor that mirrors a crisp white wine but contains less than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

“No alcohol, no hangover and best of all, only 35 calories per glass,” said Chip Forsythe, Rebel Coast Co-Founder & Winemaker in a press release. “Rebel Coast Winery wanted to make sure consumers could enjoy themselves and have confidence that they wouldn’t overdo it with THC. The HydroPS infusion technology by ebbu makes that possible.”

The fermented grapes are grown in Sonoma County vineyards, a region known for its perfect cultivation climate and distinct terroir. The alcohol is removed and THC extract is added using HydroPS technology, a water-soluble solution created by ebbu that is added to products to infuse them with cannabinoids.

The result? A THC wine with bright citrus and a crisp clean finish with 20 mg of THC infused into each bottle. This breaks down to roughly 5 mg per glass which is not particularly strong — as a guide, California permits up to 10mg per edibles serving. For most tolerance levels, one serving of this Sauvignon Blanc will get you just as inebriated as a traditional glass of wine, as the goal is to get you feeling loose and happy.

Supplying the Demand for THC Wine

Rather than finding Rebel Coast’s cannabis wine on the shelves of your favorite liquor store, California law requires it to be sold at a dispensary just like any other cannabis edible or beverage. While several shops in Southern California were featuring the wine among their product list, it now seems to be out of stock for the foreseeable future.

According to the winery’s website, creating a THC-infused wine is incredibly difficult and time-consuming. Not only does Rebel Coast have to deal with the traditional facets of making an adult beverage, but additional cannabis rules and regulations apply, meaning that their product has to meet an intense set of checks and balances before it can be sold. However, demand has been so high that the winery has priced their bottle at $60 and even then cannot seem to keep up with sales.

Given that cannabis is such a highly regulated product, only those in California will be able to try this unique THC wine. If you’re lucky enough to live in the state, it’s only a matter of time before the team will crank out more bottles, but in the meantime, you can always pair your favorite alcoholic wine with some of your favorite flower. The only downside? You may end up with a hangover which, as Rebel Coast is quick to state, THC wine won’t do to you.

Ultimately this news is beyond exciting for cannabis lovers, as the ways in which we can partake in our beloved pastime are becoming more creative and even more mainstream. Keep your eyes out for Rebel Coast’s wine in a California dispensary near you!

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Stuff & Puff Berner’s New Cali Pre-Roll

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Cannabis mogul Berber is about to drop the latest must-have pre-roll paper from his premium rolling paper brand, Vibes. A new alternative to the traditional cone, The Cali is a cylindrical pre-roll tube that’s been designed for optimum airflow for the optimal smoking experience.

In a press release, the Bay Area rapper says that he’s been rolling for over 20 years, and that over that time, he was constantly told by friends that they would smoke joints over blunts if they could roll them. So he and Vibes co-founders Greenlane developed this innovative alternative.

PHOTO: Vibes

“As passionate smokers, and connoisseurs, we are gonna continue to focus on quality papers and products that consumers are missing, such as The Cali,” said Berner in a press release.

“All you have to do is stuff and puff with The Cali.”

The Cali is dedicated to those of us who like a big-smoke experience. We found the papers to burn very evenly and smoothly. They are also easy to extinguish and relight,  and even burn evenly in areas where I packed too tightly or too loose (deliberately, before y’all start commenting). 

Plus, The Cali pre-rolls are massive, so make sure you have plenty of herb on hand for your next session to fully enjoy the experience either with your homies or when you’re chilling alone.

The Cali Collection | PHOTO: Vibes

The Cali is offered in three sizes — one, two, and three gram — across all four signature Vibes paper collections: Ultra Thin, Rice, Hemp, and Organic Hemp

Look for Vibes papers at your local retailer nationwide.

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Psychonauts Celebrate Magic Mushroom Day

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September 20 is Magic Mushroom Day. Similarly to stoners celebrating 4/20 and 7/10, and LSD enthusiasts celebrating 4/19, entheogenic communities around the world celebrate the psychedelic renaissance on 9/20.

The concept was coined in 2015 when Nicholas Reville, a mushroom advocate from Providence, Rhode Island, declared September 20 as an “educational day of action,” apparently citing the spirit of 4/20 as an opportunity to talk about psilocybin reform, regulations and, of course, rejoice in the magic of psychedelics.

“9/20 was chosen because it is at the beginning of autumn, when mushrooms are most plentiful; because it is close to the equinox, representing a change in direction; and because it echoes 4/20 and the successful movement for marijuana decriminalization and legalization,” said Reville in an interview with Rolling Stone.

Magic Mushrooms: The Next “Green” Wave?

Interest around the benefits and effects of psilocybin, the main active ingredient in magic mushrooms, has been steadily growing over the last number of years, with legalization closely following.

In May 2019, Denver became the first city to decriminalize psilocybin. Oakland soon followed with its own law in June that same year, decriminalizing plant and fungi psychedelics.

At the last election in 2020, Oregon became the first state to legalize psilocybin with Measure 109 for mental health treatment in supervised settings.

At the same time, the District of Columbia decriminalize the use of magic mushrooms and other psychedelic substances with the passage of Initiative 81.

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Peep the Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection

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Pepsi has partnered with Harlem-based designer and streetwear legend, Dapper Dan, to create The Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection.

As part of the Pepsi “Made for Football Watching” NFL campaign, the iconic collaboration brings the football fan apparel game to the next level with this limited-edition capsule collection created for fans to show up in style, no matter where they’re watching.

The Pepsi x Dapper Dan Football Watching Capsule Collection features fashion-forward football-watching pieces including a lounger, hoodie, bucket hat, and custom-patterned Pepsi can to ensure fans are fitted and geared up for every touchdown, sack and fumble.

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