"Canna Vine" brings wine and cannabis together in a beautiful pairing

"Canna Vine" brings wine and cannabis together in a beautiful pairing

You love cannabis, and you think wine is great too, so why can't you have both at the same time? That's the idea behind Canna Vine, a new cannabis-infused wine soon to be available from California. Lisa Molyneux runs a dispensary in Santa Cruz, and during a trip to Yosemite decided she wanted to create a wine that combined the fermented grape drink with "uplifting and relaxing sensations," provided in part by cannabis. The wine is made by taking "around a pound of marijuana," wrapping it in cheese cloth and adding it to a barrel of wine for nearly a year. The final product is a wine that delivers a mellow "body high."

Unfortunately, it might be tough to get your hands on. It's illegal in most states to add cannabis to alcohol, so Canna Vine isn't easy to reliably find. In California, you can find it at some dispensaries for $120-440 (depending on how close you are to Santa Cruz, we assume), so if you look around a bit you might be able to grab some, but you'll probably be lucky if you do.

The plan, of course, is to spread it out to other places (and hopefully find a reliable distributor), so hopefully we'll be able to grab some soon. It sounds great, according to Molyneux. "There's a little flush after the first sip, but the effect is really cheery, and at the end of the night you sleep really well." Sounds great to us -- cheers!

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