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Going for Toke: Lagunitas Launches THC Sparkling Water

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Welcome news for hop heads and pot heads alike (well, those in California, anyway): Lagunitas Brewing Company is launching Hi-Fi Hops, an IPA-inspired sparkling water infused with THC or CBD.

Made in collaboration with AbsoluteXtracts, and, per Lagunitas, is the first time a major brewery has successfully and legally entered the THC-infused beverage space. Lagunitas supplied IPA-inspired sparkling water while California-based cannabis manufacturer CannaCraft undertook the THC-infusion process.

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“Hi-Fi Hops is not the first chapter in the love affair between cannabis and Lagunitas, but it is one of the most exciting,” said Maria Stipp, CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company. “The idea of being a part of a no calorie beverage infused with cannabis seemed like a perfect next step in our product innovation and a natural way to marry our past with our future.”

Hi-Fi Hops will be available in two dosages: 10 mg of THC, or 5 mg of THC with 5 mg of CMBD, and is slated to hit Californian dispensary shelves July 2018.

Added Lagunitas brewmaster Jeremy Marshall: “We have come to realize that our passion for hops is a big part of our passion for beer. We often dream of hops and their cannabis cousin partying together at their family reunion and wanted to bring this party to life in a drink. We believe it's high-time that good beer inspired a provocative yet refreshing tasting non-alcoholic alternative – bubbly, aromatic, bitter, fruity and herbaceous with no gluten, no carbohydrates and a smidge of California sun-grown cannabis in every sip.”