High hopes, not much dope in marijuana beer and gin

It’s now okay to smoke cannabis, or at least it’s legal as long as you don’t buy your supply. But what about drinking it?

City Brewing, based in Durban, launched Durban Poison, a cannabis lager on September 17 last year, the day before the Constitutional Court legalised the personal use of cannabis.
The suppliers say it is a hit, and at least one million bottles were sold between October and December last year.

Don’t think, though, that you’ll get a double high from cannabis lager.
It contains hemp, which is a species of cannabis. Within this genus there are plants, such as hemp, that produce high levels of cannabidiols (CBD) but low levels of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

“So it will not get you high but it will make you happy and it’s enjoyable,” says City Brewing co-owner Graeme Bird.

City Brewing decided to brew beer with hemp, he says, not only

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