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Terpenes and Cannabis Beverages: A Rising Trend in Social Events

Terpenes and Cannabis Beverages: A Rising Trend in Social Events

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Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the RoseMary Jane, Canna Bar and Lounge, located in Oakland, California, and it was truly a unique experience. This cannabis dispensary features an indoor bar with a lounge-like atmosphere and an outdoor garden where visitors can relax under the sun while enjoying their cannabis-infused beverages. The highlight of my visit was undoubtedly the Cannabis mocktail bar, where I decided to try the mango guava dream and bravely opted for the 100 mg THC microdose shot – OG status, you know. As I sipped on my cannabis-infused mocktail and enjoyed the serene ambiance of the garden, I couldn’t help but feel like I was part of a new and exciting era in social gatherings.

Cannabis-infused beverages have been gaining popularity in recent years, becoming the go-to choice for social events in places like Vegas and beyond. With marijuana delivery services widely available, getting access to these cannabis beverages has never been easier. Instead of reaching for a case of beer, many individuals are now opting for a social strain of weed to elevate their social experiences.

One of the key factors contributing to the diverse effects of cannabis is the existence of hundreds of different strains, each with its own unique properties. These strains have been bred over thousands of years to produce varying chemical compositions, resulting in different effects on the mind and body. This diversity is attributed to the combination of cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, and terpenes, which are compounds that give cannabis its distinct aroma, flavor, and some additional effects.

Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, interact with one another in complex ways, leading to a broad spectrum of effects. Some strains are deeply relaxing, while others are uplifting and energizing.

Terpenes, on the other hand, add further complexity to the equation. They interact with cannabinoids to influence how cannabis makes us feel, contributing to the countless ways cannabis can affect individuals.

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When enjoying cannabis beverages or any cannabis product, the dosage is crucial. Taking too much or too little can lead to unintended effects. It’s recommended to start with a low dose and gradually increase if desired. This cautious approach ensures a more enjoyable and controlled experience.

Interestingly, cannabis has shown potential benefits for individuals with social anxiety. Many people with social anxiety have reported that cannabis helps them relax and feel more at ease in social situations. Research has also found promising effects of CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, on reducing social anxiety symptoms. A 2019 study even showed that CBD significantly reduced social anxiety in teenagers over a four-week period.

However, it’s essential to find the right balance and not rely solely on cannabis as a solution for social anxiety. While it may work for some, others might experience increased anxiety with high doses or frequent use.

Choosing the right cannabis strain for social gatherings can be a bit of a trial-and-error process. Everyone’s body reacts differently to the compounds in cannabis, so what works for one person might not work for another. Dispensaries like Rose Mary Jane provide guidance through their strain menus, which detail the cannabinoid and terpene profiles, making it easier for customers to choose strains that suit their preferences.

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As cannabis continues to gain acceptance and legalization across the United States, it’s no surprise that cannabis-infused beverages are becoming an integral part of social events. The Rose Mary Jane Canna Bar and Lounge is just one example of how businesses are catering to this growing trend, offering a variety of cannabis shots, beverages, and tinctures to enhance social experiences.

Ultimately, cannabis has become a social stimulant and an alternative to alcohol for many individuals. With a vast array of strains available, each with its unique effects, there’s a cannabis product out there for everyone to enjoy. As you plan your next social event or gathering, consider exploring the world of cannabis-infused beverages for a truly unique and uplifting experience. Cheers to a new era of socializing with cannabis!

All images photo credit: Tony Bowles

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