Melissa Etheridge brews pot wine

We’ve heard a lot about pot wine, those special barrels where marijuana is infused in the wine as it ferments and ages. Of course, like unicorns, they don’t exist because if a winery were found to be making such a brew, it would be steeped in a world of pain that even a big fat one couldn’t help moderate: they would lose their bonded winery license.

But Melissa Etheridge has found a way around these rules and regs to make pot wine a legal reality. Working with a dispensary in Santa Cruz, CBS News reports that the singer has created a line of “cannabis-infused fine wines.” Legally, the 90 cases she and her partners have cooked up are known as “wine tinctures” and can only be sold to people with a prescription. Describing the effect, Etheridge, a cancer survivor, says “You feel a little buzzed from the alcohol and then get a delicious full body buzz.”

The CBS story dares to find a doc who doesn’t think it’s such a great idea, saying “The wisdom of prescribing alcohol to any patients is highly suspect.” Whoa, he’s clearly not in Colorado!

Cuvée MJ is (legally) on the way.

“Cannabis-infused wine delivers a “full body buzz” says Melissa Etheridge” [CBS News]

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3 Responses to “Melissa Etheridge brews pot wine”


  1. I’m looking forward to reading reviews of this wine!


  2. This is silly. Just have them separately. You’d be surprised how versatile that blueberry kush can be at the table.


  3. This just in…”Robert Parker reviews with a solid 91 rating, then cleans out the local convenience store of Pringles and hoho’s.”


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