A New Pot-Infused Drink May Eventually be on the Market in Michigan
There's a lot of ground to cover before it comes to fruition, but Michigan's marijuana industry hopes that one day you'll be able to get a buzz from pot-infused, non-alcoholic beverages.
At this point, beverages containing THC are illegal in Michigan. But the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency is working to pave the way to make those beverages legal, according to Mlive. States like Colorado, Oregon, and California that have legalized the use of medical or recreational marijuana have begun to dabble with the concept of pot-infused beverages.
Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire, known for its Michigan craft beers, has formed a partnership with Skymint, a leading retailer of recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan.
Skymint's vice president and chief government officer Joe Neller says he thinks it's only a matter of time before the beverages become legal in Michigan. Neller bases that opinion on the fact that every other state that has approved the use of recreational marijuana is now stepping into the beverage market.
Skymint and Short's want to be ready when the time comes.
“We have a partnership with Short’s Brewing and we have already been in the works with them on making some base beverages,” Neller said. “There are all sorts of things that our team has been taste-testing and trying to decide, when regulations allow, which ones we’d like to infuse with THC.”
Neller went on to tell Mlive that he envisions Michigan will one day have "consumption lounges" and the possibility that bars may be able to serve both alcoholic and THC-laced beverages at the same time.