The Current Scenario
As more and more states are legalizing cannabis, the industry around it is witnessing a sea change. Because CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) can enter the body through various means – such as smoking, ingesting, vaping – the number of cannabis-infused drugs are bountiful, if not endless.
Even companies like Coca-Cola are in serious talks to manufacture marijuana-infused drinks. Companies out there are betting on the fact that people will prefer to sip the drug over smoking it due to obvious reasons. According to a leading European investment bank, Bryan, Garnier & Co., the marijuana market will reach $140 billion by 2027. Cannabis infused products primarily include tea, coffee, beverages, hemp oil, chocolates, candies, and many other edible items.
The curious case of Cannabis
Here are a few marijuana-infused drugs which are going to become huge in the coming years.
Believe it or not! You can now sip your favorite cannabis which might be available in a fruit flavor, decolorized beer, or a coffee drink. In some cities, you can even buy a cannabis-infused cocktail. Furthermore, in states where the drug is legal, shops sell cannabis-infused cola and fruit punch. Many coffee houses in these cities offer marijuana-infused coffee to calm those who get hyper with the mere smell of the drug.
Apart from these beverages, beer is widely consumed by many marijuana lovers because there are workarounds for breweries operating legally states where the drug is legal. According to industry analysts, the cannabis beverage market is likely to reach $600 million by the end of 2022. With CBD beverages, one doesn't have to drink four or five glasses of whiskey to get ‘high’ because with one or two glasses of a CBD-infused drink is enough to relax the mind and reduce stress levels. The future of marijuana beverages is promising, causing more and more investors to show a keen interest.
Today, edibles are an authentic way of getting high because the have more potency than any other cannabis product. From chocolates to candies, from cakes to gummy bears, companies can effectively market the product without facing any legal formalities. Imagine eating a bar of cannabis-infused chocolate and feeling the psychoactive ‘high’ effect.
There are public backlashes for marijuana-infused gummy bears because children can confuse them for actual gummy bears. However, regardless of any backlash, the market for edibles will only witness an upward trend in the coming years.
The market for cannabis-infused drug
Even tough CBD oil is the most sort after cannabis infused product, it contains low traces of THC. This means that without getting high, the user can get relief from pain and stress. CBD oil has shown itself to be an asset when it comes to treatment of cancer, depression, and anxiety. The oil can come in several forms, with the most prominent being an e-liquid for vape pens and tinctures. CBD tinctures are nothing but concentrated drops of CBD extract, which are dropped under the tongue.
4. Lotions and toothpaste
For those who are into sports, cannabis lotions are a blessing in disguise if you suffer from any sore muscle. You will not get high on applying such creams, but instead it will provide relief from the pain without depending upon any other pharmaceutical product.
Surprisingly, to increase the catalog of items, companies around the world are trying new ways of infusing cannabis. For example, other such successful inventions are the marijuana-infused mouthwash and toothpaste. When CBD is infused in these products, it enhances the anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties. Furthermore, the toothpaste works wonderfully well as a bone stimulant and can help repair damaged teeth.
Effect of increasing social acceptance of cannabis-infused drug
Cannabis has smoothly paved its way into the billion-dollar beauty industry where it's creating an impression of cleaner and greener cosmetics. Apart from the above usages, the drug can be mixed in any number of other goods including shampoos, vaporizers, flavored water, candies, beauty creams, etc. With brands out there claiming they have spent a considerable amount to maintain quality and dosage of marijuana, the future of infused drugs is bright. The potential for billions of dollars in the cannabis infused-drug market in the coming years doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon.