Cannabis-Infused Beer was Just Approved for Sale

No, it won’t get you high. But rest assured, the alcohol still works.

Dad and Dudes Breweria of Aurora, Colorado, has received approval from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to sell its General Washington’s Secret Stash IPA brew, which contains cannabinoids (CBDs) — but no THC — in all 50 states. “Cannabinoids are a miracle compound, and I thought it would be a responsible choice to put them into beer,” explains Dad and Dudes co-owner Mason Hembree. “They are an antioxidant and neuro-protectant that have a lot of health benefits.”

Why Are IPAs So Bitter?
Dad and Dudes has had the brew on tap (under the codename Cannabeer) for more than a year — serving up the CBD-infused recipe in Colorado, where marijuana is legal. Co-owner Mason Hembree and the rest of the Hembree family have been working with the federal government for the same amount of time to get the approval to sell out of state. The TTB required a complete analysis of the ingredients, recipe, and process before it would give formula approval for the Hembrees’ patent-pending process used for infusing the ale and the beer itself. Now that they’ve got the green light, anyone in the U.S. can imbibe in an extra-buzzy IPA.

– Read the entire article at Men’s Journal.