Merging Cannabis With Wine In California

in cannabis •  11 months ago

California has both a booming wine market and an incredibly lucrative cannabis industry at the moment, with the cannabis market there expected to grow to more than $6 billion by 2020.

They've also got thousands of different wineries that are located in the region and now that cannabis is being further legalized in various places (including California), it's prompted some of those wineries to consider going in a different direction and embracing cannabis instead.

Some California wineries have already signaled their interest to create a cannabis destination for travelers to the region and for others who already reside in the area. And they've got plans for everything from cannabis tours and cannabis-friendly B&B venues, to unique cannabis-themed tasting experiences and more.

Winery owners have previously said that cannabis is a much more lucrative business for them than wine.

It's estimated that roughly 1 acre of cannabis that is grown in the North California region could fetch around $1 million or more. For grapes though, from somewhere like Sonoma County, California, about 1 acre is going to go be worth anywhere between $75,000 to $185,000. In Napa County, it's different with about 1 acre there getting you anywhere between $55k to $365k.

Previous reports have also alleged that roughly 1 in 4 Americans who drink beer say that they have considered switching over to cannabis instead.

And it isn't only beer drinkers, there are also many who have been and who would turn to cannabis for help finding remedy for a myriad of health issues that they suffer from. According to previous research that was published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, it's estimated that a majority of patients prefer cannabis to opioid medication and it's been frequently suggested that cannabis might play a critical role in helping many people with their addictions, prescription abuse, coming off their prescriptions etc.

The cannabis market in the US is expected to continue to grow for years to come, despite still being federally prohibited. And whether it's children turning to it for help from seizures, or veterans looking for help with their PTSD, a tour group looking to have a new culinary experience on their vacation etc, we are going to see a wide variety of cannabis products and services come to market.

At the moment you kind find almost anything cannabis-related in places like California, Colorado, Washington, and other areas where cannabis has been embraced. There are cannabis chocolates, candies, vapor pens, topical creams, capsules, cookies, brownies, coffee pods, Epsom salts, caramels, gum, soda, bath soak, hot chocolate, and a lot more already available.

One new way that entrepreneurs in California are looking to use cannabis is by infusing thc into wine.

Rebel Coast Winery from California has now created a wine, regarded as the world's first of its kind, that allegedly prevents a hangover because it doesn't have any alcohol, instead it's got cannabis.

It will still taste like wine but you won't get drunk, you'll get high. It's expected that their THC-infused wine is going to be sold in early 2018 and it will be going for around $60 per bottle.

Every bottle is expected to contain around 16 milligrams of THC and that would amount to roughly 4 milligrams per serving. And aside from this new wine that they've got coming in early 2018, they also have plans to launch a cannabis-infused sparkling wine and other items as well.

These sorts of products, along with coffee pods, and other familiar items that many people might be used to using (the non-cannabis variety) make it a lot easier for those who might be interested in cannabis to feel comfortable in trying it for the first time. There might be some out there who aren't attracted to the idea of smoking it, and these products offer them an alternative to reap the benefits they want in a different way.

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The information that is posted above is not intended or implied to be used as any substitute for professional medical advice, or diagnosis or treatment. The above is posted for informational purposes only.


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I can understand the economic reason for switching from grape to cannabis, but I feel like winemaker is a more passion than just a money reason.


maybe it will become a new passion for them? :)


I thought if they would grow cannabis between grape it would be a magic wine as a result

c-c-c-cc-c-combo breaker!

It will be slighter healthier habits, these two, instead of other stuff.

excellent information dear friend @doitvoluntarily, I was surprised the gaps between the cannabis and the grapes, I never thought that it could be so profitable
Thank you very much for sharing this information
I wish you a wonderful week

That is something new and something I had no idea about, so thanks so much for sharing this news.
Very interesting.

Great, the cannabis market there expected to grow to more than $6 billion by 2020.

Great post @doitvoluntarily
Lots of great opportunity with marijuana industry that has been suppressed for too long.

Rumor has it (conspiracy-theorist approach) that the CA fires are deliberately eradicating suburbia, pushing people into the city, with a plan to rate their land 'uninhabitable'; used strictly for the purpose of building cannabis farms.

Ya think? Hmmm...



I would say NO. Most of the cannabis farms are being set up in the salinas valley of california. Green houses are popping up like dandi lions here.

I just started following you great read, I live in Florida we just legalized this year but are far from having easy access. I cant wait to drink some cannabis wine some day.


thanks for the follow!:)

My favorite! Wine and weed. Great post!

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I think that in 2020 I would be able to make a good position in the market

I live in monterey county calinfornia which is pinot noir and Chardonnay wine country and every body who grows grapes, also grows cannabis. Wine and weed is a match made in heaven and people will defiantly capitalize on this!

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That's pretty cool, I'd like to give it a try. I can't wait till they come out with weed whiskey :)

They better put a visible label on that thc infused wine, lol. wonder if you could bring that into canada

I'm drinking a home brewed cannabeer right now. Wine doesn't involve cooking. MJ doesn't get you high without decarboxylation (usually accomplished by heating or breaking down with a solvent). They must simply be taking cannabis oil and dissolving it into the wine. Of course the next question would be "how do you remove the alcohol from the wine?".

The whole thing sounds gimmicky to me. Even after putting the MJ through fermentation, it doesn't get you high. As a brewer, you can make a beer that gets you high by putting it into the boil. As a wine maker, these are all separate processes.

I eat salads of MJ raw because I'm more interested in the health benefits over the high (though I'll smoke for a few months out of the year). Poops smell skunky the next morning!


Also, profits are high at the moment due to the illegal war on drugs maintained by the illegitimate powers of the state (who enrich themselves and fund black dealings on those high prices). Given open competition, you can expect profits similar to the decades-old low-barrier-to-entry wine markets.

I am so buying that wine!!😊😊

wow !!! excellent info! thanks for sharing my friend

Ótima notícia, aqui no Brasil vai demorar muito ainda...

An alcohol free wine than is infused with marijuana. Unusual concept. How many people do you think can use these new creations with moderation?

I didn't know beverages were so popular! I haven't seen them myself yet but I'll be on the lookout. As a California resident, I'm both excited and curious as to what the cannabis industry will look like in the coming few years.