Combine the best of both worlds with marijuana-spiked vodka.
Getting drunk while also getting high is a great way to kick off a nice party hour. The problem with trying to get high while out with friends is that you can’t exactly expect to get away with smoking weed in public. However, sneaking a little bit of booze is always an option and it’s especially possible if your booze of choice tends to look the same as water.
So, maybe it’s time that stoners get a bit sneaky when it comes to their THC cravings. Rather than smoke pot or do classic edibles, wouldn’t it make sense to drink it, instead?
This brings us to a current question of marijuana-infused vodka. Is it possible? Also, will it deliver the THC that we want without having it break down in the alcohol?
There are a lot of questions out there involving marijuana and alcohol, and we need answers to them! We decided to take a look at how good cannabis vodka could be, and how some crafty alcohol enthusiasts may be able to make it happen.
First off, yes, it is possible to make cannabis-infused liquor
Unlike other drugs, marijuana’s potency doesn’t get harmed by alcohol. In fact, you can get a better hit of THC from cannabis-infused alcohol than you would from baked goods or even smoking the herb. This is because the THC you’d get in a flask of ganja-laced vodka will be purer and more concentrated.
Moreover, alcohol also tends to magnify the effects of THC, even when it’s smoked. In other words, cannabis vodka will get you seriously wasted. Most people would describe the high you get from the stuff as a “euphoric” drunken feeling.
The fact is that marijuana-laced alcohol has been around for a very long time
Though it’s hard to imagine, people have been infusing hard drugs with alcohol since before the Industrial Revolution. Laudanum, an alcohol infusion with opium, was a favorite drug among major authors like Lord Byron and Edgar Allen Poe.
That being said, laudanum is bad for you and also happens to be extremely addictive. Vodka infused with cannabis, though, gives a good high and is far less hurtful, addictive, and dangerous.
Oddly enough, there’s reason to believe that cannabis-vodka tinctures have been around for almost as long a time as laudanum. Absinthe was originally made with a thujone – a chemical similar to THC. Who’s to say that some Victorian pothead didn’t decide to make his own tincture?
Most people who lived back in the 60s can tell you that cannabis-infused liquor is known as “Green Dragon,” and that it’s not typically green unless you add food coloring. It’s incredibly strong if you wait a couple of weeks for it to infuse properly; some people even claim to get high after only 5 drops or so!
Of course, this is just a very basic recipe on how to get yourself some vodka (or tequila) with a THC spike. There are plenty of ways to dress up this drink, especially if you’re a fan of cocktails.
Classic ways to spice up cannabis-tequila would be to make margaritas with them. Meanwhile, jello shots tend to be the de facto way to enjoy cannabis-vodka tinctures.
That being said, it’s safe to say that most potheads will find it’s perfectly fine to just add a couple of drops of this tincture to their favorite cocktail. Cheers!
Cannabis Vodka: The Best of Both Worlds
When you hear the words cannabis and vodka together, you know you’re in for a good time. While the suggested effect sounds quite pleasant, it’s important to note that what you’ll actually experience from cannabis vodka may not be what you expect, especially if you buy it pre-made.
If you decide to make cannabis infused vodka, also known as green dragon, for yourself, you have more freedom to augment your experience however you like. All in all, infusing vodka with cannabis is just one more notch on the long list of ways to consume this incredible product. Learn more about cannabis vodka and discover everything it can offer you.
Being Drunk and High
Depending on who you ask, being drunk and high at the same time can either be a dream come true or an absolute disaster. Most people, however, have found that the feeling of being high overpowers the feeling of being drunk, so keep that in mind when you’re looking for cannabis infused vodka.
One of the primary reasons you may feel the high more than the alcohol is because alcohol enhances your high quite a bit. In fact, your THC levels can double based on how much alcohol you add to your system. Cannabis won’t make you more drunk, but alcohol can definitely make you more high.
Going for both at once has a few downsides that you need to be aware of before you try anything. Both cannabis and alcohol can make you seem slower even if you’re not, and both of them together can make you look downright sluggish. In addition, both of these products reduce your glutamate transmission, which can adversely affect your memory and learning.
Buying Pre-made Cannabis Vodka
The important thing to note here, however, is that cannabis vodka produced by breweries is not a great way to get high. They significantly tone down the effects of THC, so by the time you have consumed enough to feel high, you have blacked out from the alcohol content.
This is primarily because brewers use cannabis to enhance the taste of the vodka rather than enhance the effects. The natural taste of cannabis seeds is quite pleasant, and adding it to vodka that’s 40% alcohol makes it go down much easier.
Some marijuana vodka is specifically designed to have a high THC count, but that’s not the case most of the time. If you’re really trying to feel all the potential effects of this marijuana vodka, you should consider making it yourself.
Enter the Green Dragon
Making your own vodka infused with cannabis creates an entirely different experience. Homemade marijuana vodka is more commonly known as green dragon, and it offers incredible effects. Keep in mind, cannabis vodka effects are usually mild in terms of how how you feel, but that can change based on the way you make it.
Brewing green dragon is relatively easy. All you need is some cannabis of whatever strain you like and some alcohol that is at least 60 proof. For better results, you might want to go a bit higher than that.
Most people who make their own green dragon use alcohol like Everclear, which is a whopping 151 proof. To brew your own marijuana vodka, put the amount of marijuana you want to use in a jar. Then, add the Everclear. You generally want to fill it up enough so that your marijuana is entirely submerged. After you have the desired amount, start shaking it intensely for about a minute.
When you’re finished shaking, you’ll want to store your green dragon in a safe place that’s dark and not too hot. Then, you’ll need to shake it for a full minute fairly vigorously every day for about a month. The exact length of time required can vary, but it’s generally a good idea to allow a full month for the cannabis and vodka to mix with each other.
At the end of the month, the contents of your jar should look dark purple with a bit of brownish color. At this point, you just need to strain the cannabis remnants out of the mixture until all that’s left is liquid. Then, you have your green dragon.
The Effects of Cannabis Vodka
Before we dive into the effects of marijuana and alcohol, it needs to be stated that everyone responds differently to both substances. There is no overall absolute set of reactions that everyone can expect to have. That being said, science has identified some overall trends that you should know about in advance.
The feeling you get when you combine being drunk with being high is known as the crossfade, and it’s a feeling many people chase. While you do feel the effects of both at times, you’re going to feel significantly more high than drunk. When you smoke THC, it changes the way your body absorbs alcohol. This effect is so significant that your blood alcohol content will actually be lower than it would be if you just drank alcohol without smoking too.
Things work a bit differently if you decide to drink first. Once you have a nice buzz going on, your body is going to be much more sensitive to marijuana. Alcohol makes your blood vessels more receptive, so marijuana is going to hit you harder. Just make sure you don’t overdo it. If you drink too much, you’ll just feel nauseous and overwhelmed.