As marijuana becomes more and more integrated into a legal society, we’ve been seeing so many more products starring THC (think weed bath bombs). The world is no stranger to weed-infused wine, but no one has quite gotten the formula right. Until now that is. Previously, many weed-infused wines also contained a certain percentage of alcohol, which made for a weird experience, or they simply weren’t effective in getting you high, according to Metro. Also, they were illegal.
But Rebel Coast Winery in Sonoma, California has created the world’s very first THC-infused Sauvignon Blanc. According to their website, it “smells like weed [and] tastes like wine.” Can you think of anything better?
Come January 2018, marijuana will be legal in California for recreational use thanks to Prop 64. “But, there’s a catch,” the geniuses warn on their site. “No one (in any state) is allowed to sell alcohol or tobacco in the same location as marijuana (or combine them in the same product)…Why am I telling you this? Because it is extremely annoying and forced us to do some mad scientist sh*t.”
What’s the “mad scientist sh*t” they had to pull, you ask? They removed the alcohol entirely.
Photo: C/O Rebel Coast Winery
For those of us not in the wine (or weed) business, it turns out that marijuana and grapes grow in the same climate and harvest around the same time in September and October. How convenient! While winemakers have long been adding dried weed to semi-fermented grape juice like they’re steeping tea, it’s actually, according to Rebel Coast, “SUPER ILLEGAL! Like, SUPER illegal.” Got that? So an effort to keep everyone out of jail, Chip Forsythe and Alex Howe, co-founders of the winery, set out on a lengthy trial and error process and before finally creating the world’s first legal wine that will get you high (and not drunk).
If you’re wondering how strong this stuff is, there are 16 milligrams of THC is in every bottle, which comes out to around 4 milligrams of THC in each glass. If these measurements mean nothing to you, basically, take solace in the fact that it’s not all that strong. “Our goal is not to kill you after you’ve had a few glasses. The goal is to get giggly and naked with someone. We set out to mimic the experience you’d find with traditional wine; a couple glasses will put most people in a great place,” the winery’s website explains. Uh, BRB moving to California.
The drink is said to have an herbaceous nose with the mouthfeel of a classic California Sauvignon Blanc. You can sit back and pour yourself a trendingly-large glass as long as you’re 21 or older and are in California in the year 2018. They haven’t gotten all the delivery kinks smoothed out yet because of the legal restraints, but you can pre-order online now for $60.