Lagunitas, Heineken’s fast-growing California beer label, bills its new brew as “hoppy sparkling water.”
That’s because these cans of brew contain zero alcohol. Instead of booze, the beer-like beverage is made with THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
Called Hi-Fi Hops, Lagunitas’ new cannabis drink is the latest wave of a larger move by established companies diving into the marijuana industry. In addition to a brew made with THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a high, Lagunitas’ new “beer” is also available with CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabis component that’s thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects.
Having only launched on July 30, the brew is currently available in a handful of marijuana dispensaries in California, where the drug is legal. So we visited Oakland’s Harborside dispensary, located on the East Bay peninsula between the neighborhoods