Alcohol and weed strain match ups (not including beer)

Published May 28, 2019 10:15 a.m. ET

Many of us use alcohol as a social lubricant. When attending parties or social occasions, alcohol is usually served.  Now, after October 17, 2018, in Canada, marijuana is legal and could be present along with the alcohol at your gatherings.

Mixing alcohol and marijuana needs to be done with care. The combination can be used for relieving anxiety. Some enjoy the combination of a tingly body while being intoxicated with alcohol.

Here are a few pairings that have proven to be great choices:

Whiskey and Maui Waui

Maui Waui is a great strain for lowering stress and elevating moods, just the perfect pairing with whiskey. The short-term effects of this marijuana strain are a perfect pairing with an aged blended Irish Whiskey.

Tequila and Willie Nelson

An uplifting high is delivered from Willie Nelson a sativa strain. Sit back and enjoy a tangy top shelf tequila margarita by the pool.

Caeser and Anaesthesia

This combination could be your best friend. The hangover that can be the result of too much can be eased with combining the well-known clamato juice, vodka, and celery stick. Just saying, this could be useful.


Alcohol can be mixed in other ways than the typical scotch on the rocks. There are alcohol-based tinctures available, these are essentially alcohol, that has been infused with cannabis. A cannabis tincture was a common way for cannabis medicine to be administered before the prohibition of the cannabis plant. We now use it for medicinal and recreational purposes.

Cannabis tinctures are a great way of measuring your dose. It is recommended that you start with 1 mL under your tongue to start, measure the effectiveness, and adjust accordingly 1 mL at a time. Go slowly be patient wait for the effects before adding more.

For the calorie counter, cannabis tincture as a form of administering delivers fewer calories than a “special brownie” 7 calories for the tincture over 100 calories for the brownie.

The tincture method of enjoying your cannabis can be utilized in your:

  • Soups
  • Gravy
  • Mashed potato
  • Salad dressing
  • Juices

The best method of benefits of enjoying your cannabis tincture is sublingual; you won’t have to wait too long for the onset of 15 to 30 mins compared to drinking your dose, which the timing of the effects will be slower. Your high will be longer than when you vape or smoke but not as long as when you eat an edible. The onset of edibles may keep you waiting for 1 hour or more for the effects to come on.

Store bought THC drinks will not contain alcohol, though Canada is about to explode with the legalization of edibles in October 2019. THC drinks will no doubt be on the fore front.

There are strict restrictions around the birth of the THC drink if the drink is to resemble any alcoholic beverage, there must be no reference to that brand, whether by pictures or words on the packaging. The infused cannabis drinks that will be replacing the alcohol versions alas will not be getting anyone drunk; no, the infused product will provide the characteristics common with cannabis consumption.



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