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Cannabis Energy Drink Review-Does It have THC?

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Cannabis Energy Drink

A Hemp Infused Energy Drink Review

Cannabis Energy Drink

Energy drinks, energy shots, for many have taken the place of coffee. They have even taken over nightlife as Red Bull and alcohol, (“Vodka”) is the drink of choice for many partiers.

So, when you want that extra energy level boost you will have plenty of options. One of these options is an energy drink made from hemp that I will evaluate.

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There are other cannabis-infused energy drinks out there. I will be evaluating the “CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK.” that is manufactured in Europe and exported worldwide, including the United States.

For clarification, I will use all caps when I am mentioning this specific product and other cannabis energy drinks will not be capitalized.

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If You Want A CBD Energy Drink Look Somewhere Else– This is not a CBD beverage. It only contains hemp and no CBD oil.  Also, at least on Amazon, I could only find CBD gummies and no drinks.

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Products Offered

In the US, CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK can be purchased at a select few stores and also via mail order. Per their, Amazon.com listing their original energy drink contains the following ingredients hemp seed extracts, taurine, caffeine, sugar beets, and spring water. Also, it is vegan, gluten-free, and is fortified with numerous b vitamins.

  • Flavor Options -Currently, they offer three choices, which are standard (citrus flavor), light (sugar-free), and mango-flavoring.
  • Size – 8.4 fl oz, 4 Pack.

Will The CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK Get You High?

No, it does not contain any THC. Its only cannabis ingredient is hemp extract, which has zero psychoactive substances. So, no matter how many you drink it will not get you high.

Because it will not get you high, my review will be based upon this drink working solely as an energy drink. Specifically, I will evaluate whether or not it is in fact a decent energy drink like Red Bull, Rock Star, Monster, etc., and if the CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK provides benefits that the traditional energy drinks would not have.

Energy Drink Market

With our fast-paced, on-the-go society people are looking for a way to boost their energy level. To many, myself included, coffee doesn’t do it anymore. As a result, energy drinks have taken the place for those who want an energy boost. This has resulted in energy drink consumption growing tremendously from 2005 to 2019.

And the dollar sales from 2011 to 2020 have also shown tremendous growth.

Cannabis Energy Drinks

Cannabis Energy Drinks are a relatively new product and are only legal in the US because in 2018 Hemp became legal federally. At the time this article was written, there are a few cannabis energy drinks being sold on Amazon or at a few select stores. Some of which are shown below.

Kona Gold Cherry Vanilla Hemp Energy Drink 12.0 Fluid Ounces, 12 Pack, Zero Calories, Zero Sugar, Natural Flavors, Organic Hemp

 

HEMP vs. Cannabis- Is this Drink False Advertisement?

The CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK contains just hemp and no THC. Therefore, I felt it would be helpful for me to go over briefly the differences between hemp and THC (“Cannabis”).

Legality

First of all, as of 2018, hemp can be legally grown throughout the USA. So, depending on where you live, it crucial that you know the difference between hemp and weed.

Hemp vs. Weed

 

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Hemp plants are classified as having .3% or less THC. As a result, hemp seed may or may not contain trace amounts of THC. The .3% of THC in hemp is so low though that no matter how much you smoke or ingest you will not feel any psychoactive effects. So, any plant that has .4% or more THC will be classified as weed.

False Advertisement?

Since CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK does not have any THC, could this drink be considered to be false advertising? The straight answer is no. They do however use deceptive labeling as they can boldly show a cannabis leaf on their product. (They would likely counter that it is a hemp leaf)

At first glance, with myself included, many consumers could be lead to believe that it will get you high by drinking it. However, legally it is not false advertising because hemp and weed are both considered to be cannabis. The main difference between hemp and cannabis is the THC percentage.

Consumer Reviews

The CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK more or less has the same ingredients as traditional energy drinks. The only noticeable difference is that they contain hemp seed extract.

No reviews or any sources that I can find indicate that CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK will affect you differently than other energy drinks. So, I will only briefly go over consumer reviews.

I will though spend more time on if that added hemp is beneficial in giving the user a quick burst of energy and if the hemp plant has any other benefits.

Pros

  • Ratings-Overall, they had a reasonable amount of reviews that it was above average quality.
  • Taste- Many reviews note that this beverage tastes like a citrus RED BULL.
  • Gets The Job Done-Many simply like the fact that it is made of natural ingredients and that it does supply ample energy.
  • Nutrition-The hemp oil contains linoleic acid, which is beneficial to heart health.

Cons

  • Poor Value-You can only buy a four-pack of 8.4 oz cans and each can costs well over $3.
  • No CBD-For its premium price, CBD should have been included.
  • Beet Sugar- They claim no added sugar and that their source of sugar is beets. However, concerning health issues, cane sugar, and beet sugar, are the same.

This drink is quite expensive. So, it needs to be asked whether or not CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK is worth the premium price, or should you just stick with a cheaper energy drink? This analysis will just go over the effectiveness of the drink itself and, since taste is subjective, not whether it tastes good.

Safety

An energy drink could taste great, give your tons of energy; but give you a heart attack. So, the number one priority for this, and any food is that it is safe. Here this drink, assuming you drink responsibly, is as safe as any other energy drink.

Also, it does not contain a psychoactive substance, like THC. This means you should not worry about failing your drug test if you try a can.

Why Drink This Over Other Energy Drinks?

Energy drinks are designed (this is shocking, I know) to give the user a burst of energy. So, other than safety, whether or not it will get give you enough pep, increased mental focus, and alertness to start your morning needs to be addressed.

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the answer is yes as a cup of cannabis/hemp-infused energy beverages will give you around 80 to 130 Caffeine mg., which is the same caffeine as a cup of coffee. Here, the can is 8.5 oz. So, a can of CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK equals one cup of coffee.

What Does Hemp Seed Extract Do For You?

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Hemp was legalized in the United States in 2018. As a result, there have been few studies concerning hemp’s nutritional qualities.

Hemp though has been found to provide the following:

● Source of Protein

● Skin Care

● Reduce Hear Disorder Risk

● Help With PMS and Menopause Symptoms

● Helps Digestion

Does Hemp Give You Extra Energy?

The hemp plant had been banned in the US since 1937; so, scientific studies on its benefits are sparse. I did find a Chinese study that found that hemp did help mice positively deal with fatigue.

This drink also has taurine. Scientific studies have shown that taurine and caffeine can enhance mental performance.

Final Thoughts

There are tons of energy drinks on the market. This means that various drink companies have to differentiate themselves from the competition. Because of this, CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK and other Cannabis-infused energy drinks are just attempting to differentiate themselves from the crowd by adding hemp to their drink. Reviewers state that CANNABIS ENERGY tastes the same as Red Bull, and it has roughly the same levels of caffeine as a cup of coffee.

Hemp is the only difference between cannabis energy drinks and other mainstream energy drinks like Monster, Rock Star, Bang, etc.

Hemp does have numerous health benefits. Its ability to give you an energy boost though is questionable as only studies done have this have been on mice.

Based on performance alone, you’d be foolish to get your hemp dose through this drink alone, as there are far cheaper (it cost nearly three times the cost of the most popular energy drink) and better ways to ingest hemp seed than an energy drink. So, unless you love the taste, your money would be better spent elsewhere on other energy drinks or plain coffee.

Recommendation-In conclusion, this cannabis drink like Cannabis Absinthe (It also does not have any THC) is a cheap marketing ploy to capitalize on the current hemp and cannabis bandwagon.


APPENDIX

Monster Energy Drinks Going Into Hemp-Infused Energy Drinks Market?

 

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Monster May Be Making A Cannabis Energy Drink

Monster Energy Drinks are the second best-selling energy drink in the US. So, to put it lightly, they are a major player in this industry. In 2019 Monster had plants to make a cannabis-infused energy drink.

This article was from 2019. I am not sure if Covid-19 affected their plans and I have not heard any news concerning if they are going forward. This does though indicate the hemp energy drink is likely not going anywhere soon and its market may be on the verge of rapid expansion.

selling energy drink in the US. So, to put it lightly, they are a major player in this industry. In 2019 Monster had plants to make a cannabis-infused energy drink.

This article was from 2019. I am not sure if Covid-19 affected their plans and I have not heard any news concerning if Monster was going forward with their plans. This does though indicate the hemp energy drink is likely not going anywhere soon and its market may be on the verge of rapid expansion.

market, which results in various companies having to differentiate themselves from the competition. Because of this, CANNABIS ENERGY DRINK and other Cannabis-infused energy drinks are just attempting to differentiate themselves from the crowd by adding hemp to their drink. Reviewers state that CANNABIS ENERGY tastes the same as Red Bull, and it has roughly the same levels of caffeine as a cup of coffee.

Hemp is the only difference between cannabis energy drinks and other mainstream energy drinks like Monster, Rock Star, Bang, etc. Hemp does have numerous health benefits. Its ability to give you an energy boost though is questionable as only studies done have this have been on mice.

Based on performance alone, you’d be foolish to get your hemp dose through this drink alone, as there are far cheaper (it cost nearly three times the cost of the most popular energy drink) and better ways to ingest hemp seed than an energy drink. So, unless you love the taste, your money would be better spent elsewhere on other energy drinks or plain coffee.   In conclusion, Cannabis Energy drink, like Cannabis Absinthe (It also does not have any THC) is a cheap marketing ploy to capitalize on hemp and cannabis.

Written by ganjashark

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