Ontario scientists are taking advantage of recent law changes in marijuana legalization by experimenting with supposedly the first cannabis beer of its kind in the world. If you must use an Ignition Interlock, you may be wondering what kind of effect the device would have to cannabis beer.
What Exactly is Cannabis Beer?
Other than what cannabis beer would taste like and how high you can get from one, a popular question people might ask is what exactly goes into this new, trendy beverage. According to recent articles on the subject, cannabis beer is brewed from barley and then is mixed in with marijuana oil, both THC and CBD.
The Ontario scientists, however, are going a different direction and brewing beer from the stalks, stem and roots of the cannabis plant. There would be no alcohol in their “beer,” just a THC-infused beverage without the hangover. A couple other companies are also going in this direction, creating non-alcoholic, marijuana “beers.”
Cannabis Beer and Ignition Interlocks?
Knowing what’s in cannabis beer and how it’s done doesn’t change the fact that there’s still alcohol in some of these creations: that’s what makes it beer after all.
If you consume a beer, whether it has cannabis or not, you are going to consume alcohol. And your Ignition Interlock will measure the alcohol that’s in your system. Any other properties in the beer won’t show up in your readings because the Ignition Interlock’s technology is strictly alcohol-based.
Regardless of your beverage preferences, be sure to make the responsible and safe choice. It is dangerous to mix and consume these two intoxicants
Smart Start does not recommend driving a vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or any type of drug. Marijuana is illegal in some U.S. states, and it is illegal to drive under the influence of any type of drug anywhere in the U.S.
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