Anti-energy drinks are gaining ground against rage-aholic beverages like Red Bull and Four Loko. Following melatonin-laced Drank, Canna Cola (aka cannabis cola) — a marijuana-infused soft drink containing pot’s active chemical ingredient THC — is about to go on sale this month. It will only be available in medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado and California to people who are legally permitted to buy them, and not to the general public, though.
Still, Canna Cola joins such non-THC drinks as Drank, Malava Novocaine, Unwind, Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda and Slow Cow as herbal products to help people relax. According to a CNN.com report, Matt Moody, the appropriately named founder of Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda, sees his product as an anti-stress aid and an alternative to booze.
“You can’t walk around smelling like vodka all day. I wanted to try to make something you can have to mellow you out. It’s not going to make you stumble, fall down and slur your speech. It’s a quick fix to slow things down when things get hectic,” Moody was quoted as saying in the CNN article.
Safety questions arise: How much will people consume??Does dressing drugs up as a soda drink attract children? Will people Drank and drive? Masking a stressful lifestyle or personal problem with a mood-altering substance doesn’t address underlying causes of being wound-up or unhappy. Still, an antidote to the raging Red Bull mentality can’t be all bad, can it?