Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Shouts to the Homie Big Frank in the USVI for putting me up on this article he saw at Healthland.time.com.

Kush Cola?

How about a refreshing Canna Cola? A company based in Soquel, Calif., has created a new line of soda pot — or, marijuana soda — that it plans to launch in Colorado in February.

Canna Cola isn't the first marijuana soda on the market, but its designer Clay Butler, who said he has never used marijuana or smoked a cigarette but is a "firm believer that adults have an inalienable right to think, eat, smoke, drink, ingest, decorate, dress any way they choose," told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that his beverage collection will be distinguished by marketing. "You look at all the marijuana products out there, and they are so mom-and-pop, hippie-dippy and rinky-dink," he said.

According to the Sentinel, Butler's soda pot line will include the "flagship cola drink Canna Cola, the Dr Pepper–like Doc Weed, the lemon-lime Sour Diesel, the grape-flavored Grape Ape and the orange-flavored Orange Kush."

The labels promise "12 mind blowing ounces," and each bottle will retail for roughly $10 to $15. Containing 35 to 65 milligrams of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, Canna Cola is substantially less potent than many of the other drinks currently on the market, the Sentinel reports.

Scott Riddell, founder of Diavolo Brands, which is marketing Canna Cola, likened it to a "light beer" and said "it's got a mild marijuana taste," compared with heavier tasting competitors with three times the THC.

Canna Cola's makers plan to sell it to medical-marijuana dispensaries in Colorado starting next month, and hope to launch it in California by the spring. Looming, however, is a bill in Congress sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the so-called "Brownie Law," which passed the Senate last year. It would increase penalties for makers of products that combine marijuana with "a candy product" or anyone who markets such products to minors.

There are currently 15 states, as well as the District of Columbia, where medical marijuana is legal. However, the conditions of its legality differ from state to state, and marijuana for any purpose is still illegal under federal law.

Rocka's thoughts:

Hmmmmm. Medicinal weed is legal in D.C.? So technically if the president had Glocoma, Obama could be running the country high as a kite? Interesting.

Also, I have to say that I don't smoke, and probably wouldn't even if weed was completely legal, but that i WOULD try one of these drinks. This is even better than 4Loko. I blame good marketing.

Also, you hear everyone and their mama screaming Kush this and Kush that everytime "weed" is the subject of conversation, yet based on my own personal observation, most people are oblivious as to what kush really is. As we here at NHB try to educate as well as point out tomfooolery, I have this to offer:

Kush refers to a subset of strains of cannabis indica. The origins of Kush cannabis are from landrace plants mainly in Afghanistan, but are also from Iran, Pakistan, and Northern India, with the name coming from the Hindu Kush mountain range. "Hindu Kush" strains of cannabis were brought to the United States in the mid-to-late 1970s and continue to be available there to the present day.

"O.G. Kush" is a hybrid strain of cannabis consisting of part sativa and part indica; resulting from the cross pollination of two flowers: Lemon Thai and Afghani.
You're welcome Hoodlums!!

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