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This THC-Lined Drinking Straw Instantly Turns Any Liquid Into an Edible, And Could Change Everything

12:40 PM PST on November 18, 2021

Jesus could turn water into wine.

Joe Wallace can turn water into weed.

Your call on who has the cooler trick.

As for Wallace, on December 15th, the L.A.-based entrepreneur will be launching something of a game-changer for fans of drinkable cannabis: a compostable drinking straw that comes coated on the inside with dissolvable THC.

When you drink any liquid through the straw, that internal layer melts, imbuing your liquid of choice with anywhere between 5 to 10 milligrams of fast-acting, nano technology-infusing THC. Consumers can measure their intake by looking at the straw’s exterior, which shows a measurement of the THC content.

Called Drnq Budz, Wallace's straws are produced with a giant of the straw-making world, Unistraw, incorporating exclusive, patented technology in three flavors and packing various dosages. The straws will hit California cannabis delivery services and dispensaries next month.

“This delivery system will change lives,” Wallace says via press release.

And indeed, the beneficial implications of this do feel vast.

Having an extremely portable, discrete THC-delivery system in the form of a straw means you’ll finally be able to get high at critical places like Disneyland, corporate Zoom meetings, and the movies without lugging around and trying to stash a bunch of Gatorade-sized bottles of Cannabis Quencher or heavy cans of Cann.

And for those who prefer edibles out of concern for their lung health will no longer need to submit their bodies to sugary, neon-colored beverages or sugar-dusted, corn syrup-choked candies. There’s no sugar added in the flavors, which include mango, lemon-lime, berry, and matcha—that's right, matcha. Meaning you don’t have to risk losing a tooth or a foot someday for your quick high today.

“C’mon, we’re adults here,” Wallace says in a press release. “Do you really want to be sitting around eating gummy bears?”

DrnkBudz founder Joe Wallace

The answer is, of course, debatable. But as people who believe firmly in getting high, these straws do bode well for helping more people deliver life-affirming, body-relaxing THC into their bloodstreams, potentially mellowing society the fuck out and endowing us all with greater perspective at a time when it’s most needed.

Plus, Drnq Budz is a Black-owned invention and company, with a focus on sustainability. So what's not to love?

The straws are made from biodegradable, plant-bioactive materials. They have the feel of plastic but are compostable. With the edibles market on track to become a staggering $12 billion market in the next four years, Wallace’s invention also has the potential to cut down on waste from zillions of plastic and aluminum cans, as well as the fuel and emissions used to transport these heavy loads.

Also, selfishly speaking, just imagine what kind of rocket fuel results when you stick one of these guys into an Old Fashioned and start sucking.

Anyway, here’s a relatable video of a bunch of good-looking people enjoying DrnkBudz at the beach.

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