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Cannabis Seltzer Takes Minnesota by Storm: A Closer Look

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Exploring the rise of THC-infused beverages in Minnesota's booming market.

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Dana Thompson, part of the team behind the James Beard-winning Minneapolis restaurant Owamni, has a new focus: a cannabis seltzer called Climbing Kites. This innovative beverage has been making waves in the local scene, offering a unique alternative to traditional alcoholic drinks. With the growing popularity of CBD and THC-infused products, Climbing Kites is quickly becoming a household name in Minnesota.

A closer look at how local innovation and legislation brought Minnesota to the forefront of the hemp-derived, cannabis-infused, THC beverage industry reveals a thriving market with endless possibilities. As more states legalize cannabis products, entrepreneurs like Thompson are seizing the opportunity to create new and exciting beverages for consumers.

Climbing Kites, Lua and Big Grove's popular THC/CBD seltzer, is becoming as much of a household name in Des Moines as Easy Eddy or Blonde. With its refreshing taste and relaxing effects, this beverage has captured the attention of both seasoned cannabis enthusiasts and newcomers to the scene. The drink is a zero-calorie, zero-sugar, zero-alcohol, hemp-infused seltzer made with only three ingredients: Carbonated water, natural flavors, and hemp-derived cannabinoids.

Does a can of THC seltzer contain cannabis? It does if there is one serving per can. If it's five servings per can, it's not legally considered a cannabis product. This distinction is important for consumers to understand when purchasing and consuming THC-infused beverages like Climbing Kites. Always read the label and follow the recommended serving size to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

From left: a can of Mighty Kind THC Watermelon Seltzer, Weed Wooder, and Bee's Knees. / Photograph by Kae Lani Palmisano.

Spec's, the liquor superstore headquartered in Houston, has entered the cannabis beverage business, partnering with a Kentucky-based company to bring THC-infused seltzers to the market. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in the mainstream acceptance of cannabis products, as more retailers and consumers embrace the benefits of hemp-derived beverages.

A new THC-infused seltzer is now available in Colorado and, in a departure from cannabis norms, locals don't need to go to a dispensary to purchase it. This convenient accessibility is a testament to the changing attitudes towards cannabis products and the growing demand for innovative beverages that offer a unique experience.

Made with hemp-derived cannabinoids and abiding by federal restrictions on THC, Crescent 9 is available for adults across the country. You can enjoy the benefits of CBD and THC without the psychoactive effects of traditional marijuana products. As the market for cannabis-infused beverages continues to expand, brands like Crescent 9 are leading the way in providing high-quality, safe, and enjoyable options for consumers.

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