Shelf-life stability is no less important to cannabis business owners than it is with traditional food products or dietary supplements.
It’s important for manufacturers of infused cannabis goods such as candies, beverages and creams to understand how their products’ makeup can change over time.
Armed with that knowledge, it’s possible to determine how long those products will last on store shelves and in consumers’ homes.
“Shelf-life stability in the world of cannabis-infused edibles is essentially no different than it is in the world of regular food products or dietary supplements,” Drew Hathaway, senior scientist at Colorado-based Stillwater Brands, told Marijuana Business Magazine.
“The three key pillars of shelf-life stability for any industry should be understanding how your product’s physical, chemical and microbial stability can potentially change over the full duration of the product’s shelf life.”
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At 28-years-old, Charlie Puth has already made a successful career that includes Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, with each new record exposing new layers of his talent, all resulting in music that bears his personal stamp.
This week, it was revealed that Puth is sitting on an unreleased collab with fellow singer and songwriter Zayn Malik.
Found my old hard drive…found an old song I made with Zayn that never came out….but damn his voice!!! There’s like 100 vocal layers in here!!
No word if the song will ever be released, but what we really want to know is: Does Puth smoke weed?
Puth has spoken up several times about his social anxiety, his struggles with fame, how he has a hard time dating, and how all of that has influenced his life and music. Still, he’s very tight lipped about his drug use.
In a 2018 interview with Billboard magazine, he explained that his rise to fame was fast and contributed to him overusing marijuana while hanging out with Wiz Khalifa. “He was like, ‘Fool, put this in your tea!’ I was like, ‘Why do I feel relaxed all of a sudden?’ It was liquid THC!” He said that for a time he was out smoking some rappers.
Puth reminisced about eating “like a pound of marijuana cookies” and having a six-hour freakout.
“I thought I had to party and date a lot of girls and just go crazy,” he said. “I thought it was what was expected of me as a musician. My mom was the one who was like, ‘You’re losing touch with why you got here.’”
In that same interview he said that he now doesn’t smoke weed in order to preserve his falsetto. So, according to his statements over the years, Puth doesn’t seem to be too interested in weed, in whatever shape it comes.
Cannabis beverages are a growing trend, and it’s easy to understand why. From CBD-infused coffee to THC microdose sodas, there are seemingly endless flavors and styles that can be used to make stoney signature drinks in place of traditional cocktails.
While no one is trying to take away our precious margaritas or frosé, reducing alcohol consumption in general is increasingly popular among people of all ages. With physical and mental well-being seen top priority, cannabis drinks can satisfy the thirst for delicious beverages that provide relaxation without hangovers or added calories.
Part of the fun of cocktails is the element of craft that goes into them. Of course, the many ready-to-drink cannabis beverages can be enjoyed on their own as an alternative to alcoholic tipples, but for those who crave the ritual of mixing something unique in their home bar — or for those who want to enjoy a complex drink that equal more than the sum of its parts — these recipes are for you.
The concoctions below use a combination of pre-made infused beverages and tinctures. Any type of tincture, such as full-spectrum hemp, CBD or THC, will work, though we are partial to nano tinctures that are made specifically for beverages since they mix in easily and don’t change the flavor profile.
How to make delicious cannabis-infused cocktails
Before you start mixing, there’s a few tried-and-true tips you should have at your disposal for the best canna-cocktail experience:
After following a recipe, periodically taste and adjust the amounts of each ingredient to create your ideal balance.
Add your own flare: play around with garnishes to put a personalized stamp on homemade drinks. Try anything from cinnamon sticks to fresh figs.
Why the piña chillada
Tropical drinks always taste like vacation in a glass, and with a cannabis boost, they can also feel like vacation. This Pinna Chillada uses all-natural ingredients, featuring coconut milk instead of sweet and processed cream of coconut.
Aside from being a healthier option, natural full-fat coconut milk can enhance the effects of cannabis. This is a very forgiving recipe that can be easily customized: adjust the amount of maple for desired sweetness and adjust water for desired consistency. If you don’t have frozen pineapple, use fresh or canned and use a few ice cubes instead of cold water.
2 oz coconut milk
½ oz maple syrup
2 oz pineapple juice
4 oz frozen pineapple chunks
Splash of cold water
Tincture of choice
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.