UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — If drinking beer made from cannabis sounds like a good time, start planning a trip to Canada.
Scientists there are working on a brew made from marijuana plants, hops, water and yeast because Canada is set to legalize recreational pot in October.
A startup company called Province Brands recently announced the project as the first ever beer brewed from weed.
Others have made beer from barley with marijuana oil mixed into it but Province Brands actually brews beer from the plant’s stalks, stems and roots. It reportedly tastes dry and savory and a little nutty.
Any alcohol produced during the fermentation process is removed, meaning drinkers wouldn’t get a buzz.
But they can get high.
The goal is for each beer to have an average of about 6.5 milligrams of THC (that’s the psychoactive component in cannabis.)
Province Brands hopes to start selling its beer at cannabis retailers in the fall of 2019.