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The World’s First Cannabis-Infused Wine Is Now On Sale In California, But There’s A Catch

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Now that cannabis is legal in a growing number of US states, it’s becoming more and more acceptable to enjoy a little marijuana similarly to how you’d enjoy a nice glass of wine. Well, now you can have both at once. California’s first cannabis-infused wine is officially on sale at a dispensary in San Diego.

The winery, Rebel Coast, produces the world’s first marijuana-infused sauvignon blanc. Californians can buy the wine only at dispensaries, such as Torrey Holistics in San Diego. But the bottles are selling out fast.

Each glass has 5 mg of THC in it — a small enough amount that you can enjoy it at a dinner party and still be functional enough to have a conversation, according to Rebel Coast’s website.

“Five milligrams is not that much. It leaves you with a very happy, relaxed feeling,” a staff member at Torrey Holistics told Fox 5.

It’s illegal to have both alcohol and THC in the same drink, so this wine is 100% alcohol-free. There are a couple plus sides to the lack of alcohol, too. Each glass contains only 35 calories, and you’re guaranteed to be hangover-free the next morning.

So how does it taste? The Rebel Coast website says it “smells and tastes like wine,” which is a good start!

“It’s a really refreshing, crisp taste. It’s delicious,” the staff member said.

Footage provided by KSWB San Diego

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