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Marijuana Soda Provides a High Without the Smoke


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Sophie
- 2798 days ago - news.discovery.com
One Colorado soda company has developed a line of sodas that have an unusual ingredient: marijuana. Dixie Elixirs has made their drinks available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana.



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Philippa P (154)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:39 pm
Quite the concept.
 

Kaye S (45)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 9:48 pm
Sounds good, did you know that if you smoke and you smoke pot, you have double the chance of getting lung cancer.
 

Terry King (113)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:10 pm
Coming soon to California!
 

Eternal Gardener (745)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:34 pm
Way to go!
 

Barb B (249)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 10:57 pm
Hmm.. but does it come in "diet"??? ;-)
 

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 11:10 pm
Barb..LOL..What will they come up with next!?
 

Rose Becke (141)
Wednesday October 20, 2010, 11:28 pm
LOL Barb :)
 

Shirley S (187)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:24 am
As long as it is necessary.
 

Tonya P (6)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 3:35 am
Actually it makes sense. I know a little older lady who has cancer and her son is trying to talk her into getting a prescription. She is refuseing even tho her cancer leaves her in so much pain she is unable to eat and rarely sleeps, because she was raised "Good girls do not smoke". Alternatives like this, as silly as they may sound, may actually help certain people if it has the same medicinal benefits smokeing it does.
 

Paritosh P (26)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:11 am
"available to anyone with a prescription for medical marijuana."

GOOD
 

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:14 am
IS this good for the mind and actions of people. What are you capable of doing when you are "high"????
 

Kit B (276)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 8:33 am
A sugar and pot high...hide the keys and stay in bed.


People that use Pot as a recreational or medical drug, know and for the many do not misuse it, it is not addictive but does help with various types of pain management issues.
 

Amber Beasley (20)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 9:01 am
disgusting. what the heck are they gonna come up with next.
 

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 9:35 am
This is a great idea! I hope the sugar content isn't too high. They are organic sodas.
 

Gary C (5)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 9:38 am
noted thankyou....
 

Tamila mendoza (177)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 10:39 am
What message are we sending our children?
 

Jim Phillips (3257)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 10:44 am
Too bad that it is in soda pop as I do not drink sodas. Interesting concept though.

Hope Prop 19 passes in CA. Time to end the part of the "War on Drugs" which has been a failed program for years.
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Past Member (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 10:55 am
interesting. and we still suffer from the common cold.
 

Glenda J (158)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 11:29 am
Interesting, hopefully the THC can be removed without the effects of what it does for Medicinal reasons.
 

Susan Pernot (75)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:21 pm
hUH. interesting. now the kids can get high on soda.
 

Frank G (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:22 pm
GLenda, it's the THC and other canabinols that ARE the medicine.
 

Cris Staubach (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:27 pm
Remember the THC pills? I always wonder why they don't prescribe those for medical uses instead of smoking (& clogging up your lungs). But now, soda. Better yet!
 

Maryl R (1)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:28 pm
Very cool, as long as it's treated like alcohol so that children could not get access to it.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:29 pm
This is a great idea!
 

Lidia E F (8)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:31 pm
Wow.what a concept.There will be thousands buying that on the side for their friends and family members.I doubt it will ever be as good as the real thing.Wonder what other ingredients are in it.
 

M B (62)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 12:33 pm
Interesting, I can imaging that the soda sells. Too bad it's only on prescription. It's a real alternative to alcohol
abuse.
 

Judith H (27)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:05 pm
This is a good concept! People nowadays are in an uproar over 'smoking' anything. They forget that 'its our bodies, its our choice' though, not theirs!
 

Jon Stewart (37)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:09 pm
Why soda? They should just develop a liquid (or powder) form that could be added to the user's choice of beverage... or recipe, as they preferred. If people start drinking more liquids than necessary, we're just wasting water. On the way in, and even more each time we flush.
 

Jennifer Hester (1)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:19 pm
I don't think it's the best ides. Even if it is sold by prescription, so are oxycontin and vicodin and all the other pills people are using to get high. They will find a way to get it if they want it bad enough.
 

pam M (98)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:26 pm
Noted and thanks!!!
 

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:34 pm
I'd be interested, if it would give the benefits of marijuana WITHOUT the high. Getting high is the main reason I don't use marijuana, even though I am eligible for a prescription. The other things I hate are the taste and the smell. Get rid of all of those things and I'm in! I know that you can get marijuana in pill form, but considering that I have a malabsorption problem, that really doesn't help me either. Anyone out there have any ideas for people like me?
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:39 pm
Well Kaye S - You look like you might be 12 years old. Please give me the statistics that you are quoting in your comment. Well wake up everyone - if it can be added without smoking it - to help people who are dying of cancer and whatever other diseases that it could give relief to - why are you people so against a natural thing. You would rather give this damn oxycontin and vicadin - ( Have you ever watched the show - Dr House) which only create constipation along with the evil effects on the liver and kidney. They will die sooner with the effects of these damn pharmaceutical drugs.
 

Kit B (276)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:40 pm
Well, I had a prescription for the THC pills, supposed to help and alleviate nausea, never worked for me, but
some have like it... they say it helps with pain and nausea.
 

CollieGirl cg (26)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:43 pm
If this is available only at the Canadian Cancer Society, then maybe.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:52 pm
Outtasight! You CAN try without inhaling!
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 1:55 pm
A fat man I know of takes his oxycontin with Snapple. Why not.
 

Clifton Jackson (124)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:06 pm
Well, not just anyone can get their Hands on it!!
 

Brinda Davis (61)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:08 pm
as a flower child born in the 60's in SF. CA. Haight Ashery I say why not...lol. and it won't hurt ur lungs! my grandfather suffered from cancer and used marijuana for his pain, etc and it helped him! so i don't see why it would be so bad! it's better on you then oxycontin i know that! pills are bad news!
 

. (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:22 pm
Now you will have underage kids hanging out in front of supermarkets, asking people if they would by them this product. Yes, anyone of any age clever enough can get their hands on it. Isn't this why Coca Cola took the "coke" out of their product?
 

(0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:37 pm
That's great!
 

Mac R (289)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:49 pm
Nancy, Kaye S has no statistics to back her claim of double the risk for lung cancer because that is a flat out LIE. People in this debate who are against pot constantly throw out falsehoods and outright lies to support their views. I just don't understand why they are so against something that they obviously don't understand anything about anyway.

Kaye S, a study was recently released by UCLA that proves that there is actually almost ZERO risk of getting cancer from smoking pot. The researchers could not explain why this is so, because pot carries even a slightly higher number of chemicals that ought to be risk factors for lung cancer, but somehow the accompanying chemicals in the smoke completely mitigate the cancerous potential. They are now trying to figure out how this works in hopes of finding new cancer prevention strategies. You can find this study on the net now. It was the most comprehensive study done to date on pot's effects on the body in the US.
 

Mac R (289)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 2:58 pm
Alan Y, I am so sick and tired of that argument that kids will get it! We don't outlaw sex and alcohol and all kinds of things just because kids can get them or do them too! THINK, people! This is about ADULTS, not kids. Adults in every society are responsible for keeping kids away from things only adults should do. Using kids to deny adults things is not an acceptable argument.
 

marie C (163)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 3:26 pm
Noted thanks Sophie I also worry about our kids getting their hands on it I suppose its something else to worry about
 

Joy M (169)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:12 pm
SOOOO if it's prescription only, does one buy this in a pharmacy or a drug store, what if a child wants to buy one? not a good thing in my books... NO drugs are good, I don't care what they are...
 

steve c. (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:19 pm
Mac you got some good points there mate, its so frustrating to read all these comment by these people who are simply ignorent and brainwashed on this subget aye!!
pot is harmless compared to most recreational or prescription drugs, yet all we hear is the same old propoganda, these people need to wake up and pull their heads out of the sand!!!

Why is weed against the law? it grows naturally upon our planet. Doesnt the idea of making nature against the law seem to you a bit...... unnatural? you know what i mean? it's nature. How do you make nature against the law?

 

Bill S (0)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:35 pm
More options for pain management, cancer patients, etc. are always welcome. Great article, thanks.
 

Daiane S (11)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:49 pm
I like the idea very much.

 

DawnMarie Perez DawnMarie Perez (17)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 4:53 pm
THIS IS JUST WHAT WE NEED!!! AND IT WILL BE ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, WHEN ANYONE ADULT OR CHILD WILL BE ABLE TO WALK INTO A STORE AND BUY ONE!!! THIS IS DEFINETLY NOT GOOD!!!
 

Edgar Zuim (47)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 5:17 pm
Manufacturers do not know what else to invent. If the purpose is medical only, why not make marijuana pills?
 

Jane R (10)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 6:13 pm
Where do I go to get my prescription !! I'm so ready for this !!!
 

Carmen S (69)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 8:44 pm
Susan and one other it said you need a prescription. It is available only to them. If you don't have a prescription you cannot get it.
Personally I think it is a good idea.
 

Charlene Rush (2)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 8:56 pm
Now, that sounds like a plaln!

Actually, it's more akin to drinking alcohol.
 

Mark H (44)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 9:29 pm
let's see, you can sit on your ass and drink a beer while you pollute 100% of our waters, kill the oceans, and kill 10,000 folks with athsma a year to watch your coal-fueled idiot box, but not smoke a doobie after work/ oh, o.k.
 

wayne hall (3)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 10:14 pm
Wat to go can't wait for it to happen here in my country. Thanks for the info on this subject.
 

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 11:00 pm
Hmmm ...
 

Katherine B (32)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 11:41 pm
Thanks-
 

Geynell Eskite (68)
Thursday October 21, 2010, 11:43 pm
This is awesome. People can get the medical benefit of marijuana without the smoke or drinking some really God-awful tea.
 

Julie-Anne T (13)
Friday October 22, 2010, 1:21 am
LOL the jury is out on this one!
 

moggy w (119)
Friday October 22, 2010, 4:45 am
Thought after reading so many comments by people who are against anyone having marijuana: You are Puritans: A Puritan is someone who is afraid that somewhere, somebody is having fun. (Heard that many years ago, and still holds true.) To those who are against it, for any reason- the proposed law ALLOWS it, it doesn't force you to use it.
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Friday October 22, 2010, 5:46 am
My son, after an operation for gangrenous appendicitis, was very sick and in a lot of pain. A doctor came up and gave him an injection and said something about "now you can get it on the National Health!", as if it was some kind of joke. My son hallucinated for the next twelve hours or so. He then had not only pain and nausea to deal with, but weird hallucinations as well. He said that he imagined that it was a bit like being in hell. He would have refused the injection if he had known what was in it.
One would have to be in an enormous lot of pain and suffering to accept a mind altering drug as a remedy.
Despite the comments that some presidents of the United States have admitted to smoking Marijuana, there is no doubt that it affects cognitive function - particularly short term memory. It does cause a thinning out of the prefrontal cortex of the brain and a shrinking of the Caudate Nucleus. This accords with my observations of people who smoke it. They become somewhat less than human. The ones that do the inane giggling can be amusing at times, but when one looks at how their life pans out over the years, one can't help but feel sad.
By the way, being a president, or a boss of any kind does not mean that one is not cognitively impaired. President Bush illustrated this quite clearly. At that level, one can rely on other people's frontal lobes.
 

Charmaine C (177)
Friday October 22, 2010, 6:59 am
We can all seek out studies that support our desired point of view but the fact remains most articles do not address all the issues but pander to one or another group's point of view...those that are in favour or those that are not, possibly causing opinion bias depending on how many articles you have read. As much as adults here are proponents of the free use of cannabis for recreational use and hope they hold sway over the decisions made by others, the sector most likely to be hit by legalization will be adolescents and those with a vulnerability to developing psychosis. There are many studies on the net to read and although there is some agreement there is also much disagreement on research results, leading to clear indication that not enough is known yet. Using models from other countries will not typically apply to the USA in arguments for the legalization of Cannabis, as it's citizen's impulse control, lifestyle choices, laws and mentality differ vastly from the citizens in countries where Marijuana is presently legal.

There is no doubt that legalizing Marijuana for medical reasons must be a priority and will free a lot of money tied up in the judicial, prison and law enforcement areas, that can be employed elsewhere. When most people hear 'legalization' what follows is the belief that usage will be free from constraint or prosecution. Constraints will apply and usage must be controlled if legalization is allowed by November's vote. Marijuana in moderate quantities is probably fairly harmless, but when last did you see your fellow citizens practicing impulse control and self restraint? Answer that question and you will have the answer as to whether people have sufficient emotional maturity to handle such freedoms?

I support the right of Care2 members, such as Kaye S in this instance, to voice an opinion in contradiction to the status quo as it is represented by other members with a vested self interest or more knowledge on the topic, without disrespect and belligerence aimed at anyone. If there is contention against the comment of another person, why not say it in a civilized and educated manner, politely? Surely the object of forums should be to discuss various points of view, in a constructive manner, together, trying to find solutions for the problems that plague every society, to bring information maybe not previously known or to correct misunderstanding, adding to the betterment of us all?
 

Jennifer M (78)
Friday October 22, 2010, 9:10 am
Does anyone actually read the articles?? It's not for kids you jack a's, it's for ANYONE WITH A PRESCRIPTION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA. Read before you type please. And I'd MUCH rather my kid smoke marijuana than get drunk. How many kids die from drinking and driving? And how many die from smoking and driving? Exactly. And it's from the Earth, that's the best reason of all.
 

Thomas B (1)
Friday October 22, 2010, 11:14 am
Does it go better with Tequila, or Vodka?
 

Mac R (289)
Friday October 22, 2010, 2:38 pm
Charmaine C, I agree with your exhortation to civil discourse. I will calmly discuss differences over facts, but I will not abide gross distortions and lies. When someone says smoking pot and tobacco doubles your risk of lung cancer, or they know people who are schizophrenic and non-functional because of pot, I will not say, "Oh, well that's a rare occurence." NO! It is simply not true, at all, period, and I will not appease people who spout falsehoods or made up examples to promote their views.

In your post you made some very reasonable arguments, but you also said that we can't compare Europeans (as they are by far the main group of countires that have legalized or decriminalized pot) to us because we are vastly different. I just don't know of a nice way to say that is one of the most absurd statements I've heard in a while. If that were true, then there would simply be NO other country in the world that is anything like us, because that is where the vast majority of us came from and they are the very countries we are MOST like and share the most common traits and attitudes and lifestyles with. We are just not that damn exceptional. So, I respectfully, wholeheartedly disagree with your statement in the strongest sense.

As for saving the children from pot, as I've said, if we eliminate alcohol and outlaw sex and all these other things adults do that kids aren't supposed to do, then okay, I'll accept that argument. To use the hysterical argument that kids will be able to get what they already are able to get and already do plenty to deny adults somehting that is factually far safer than alcohol, is a red herring, false flag. This is about ADULT choices and we can argue all day long aobut how resposible adults are and are not in their choices, but the fact is that alcohol IS legal, DOES cause far more harm and destruction to the people who use it and to the poeple they affect around them, and ADULTS should be able to decide what they put in their own bodies. There will always be a percentage of people who misuse and very much abuse ANYTHING they get a hold of. That is NOT a reason to deny the vast majority of other adults the right to enjoy another recreational drug that also happens to have many benefits.

As Moggy said (and I had already sent you a green star this week, Moggy) the new law will ALLOW you to get pot; it won't FORCE you to use it, so practice your right and obligation as an American and leave the rest of us alone, and don't try and restrict OUR right to do with our bodies as we see fit.
 

linda b (186)
Friday October 22, 2010, 6:00 pm
There will be lots of people happy with this news.Thank you Sophie.
 

Susan B (3)
Friday October 22, 2010, 8:37 pm
Noted,thanks.
 

Willetta s (3)
Saturday October 23, 2010, 7:20 am
I truly am doubley blessed then because I have smoked both for over 40 years and my lungs are in good shape, just had them checked and X-RAYS ,no problems.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 11:53 am
Well Alexandra - You have not told us what this doctor gave your son. Only something that he said that now you can get it on the national health. Who the hell knows what YOUR DOCTOR GAVE YOUR SON???? Marijuana does not produce hallucinations so your dear sweet doctor gave him something like LSD. Give it a break woman. Unless you have smoked it - you have no idea what it accomplishes. And if you want to blame Bush then go ahead - as it because of him and all the DEA people - and by the way - most of these undercover people have to use the drugs to infiltrate. So you tell me?? Who is the devil here?
 

Alicia N (87)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 1:52 pm
Great article, kind of funny but at the same time very realistic. Thanks for sharing and good luck people!!!!!
 

marie C (163)
Sunday October 24, 2010, 4:40 pm
Noted
 

Patricia Hernandez (26)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 9:10 pm
I would try it, wonder if it taste like marijuana. Why not. Its not like anyone is going to get hurt by it or die.
 

Trequl M (170)
Sunday October 31, 2010, 11:01 am
Noted. Thanks.
 
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