Introducing the First Beer Brewed From the Actual Cannabis Plant

A Toronto-based startup called Province Brands claims to have created the world’s first cannabis beer, which substitutes barley for cannabis.

As The Guardian reports, the Ontarian company behind the innovation uses the byproduct of the cannabis plant to create their low-calorie, gluten-free cannabis beer, which holds a dry, less sweet, and more savory flavor profile compared to regular beer. It also contains 6.5 mg of THC in each serving and is entirely free of alcohol.

According to the company, what separates this cannabis beverage from others is its use of the roots, stalks, and stems of the plant, commonly known as the plant’s useless components. Cannabis beer traditionally uses a mixture of cannabis oil and barley.

Though legalization in Canada goes into effect this October, the decision on whether cannabis edibles and drinkables will be available will be made up to a year later. However, the time gap isn’t slowing down

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