Cannabis-infused wine is nothing new, but it’s certainly becoming more trendy, especially now.
Mary Jane Wines is now selling small batches of the stuff exclusively to those who carry medical marijuana cards in the country’s ultimate wine region, California. The company is run by two marijuana pioneers: Verdad Wines owner Louisa Sawyer Lindquist and marijuana dispensary owner Lisa Molyneux.
While recreational use of marijuana is legal in states like Washington and Colorado, it’s illegal to mix alcohol with cannabis.
A half-bottle of Mary Jane wine, made with sterilized hemp seeds and Cannabidiol extracrun, will set you back as much as $400. Current varietals include Malbec and Chardonnay.
Even cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge has her own wine tincture (the legal term for weed-infused wine, also known as “green wine”) using Molyneux strains. Earlier this year, she told the LA Times that canna-wine was the perfect companion for her while she was going through chemo because she couldn’t smoke or vape.
On November 8, Californians will decide the fate of Prop 64, which would make recreational marijuana legal. And as of right now, it’s leaning in the direction of passing.
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