May 6, 2021

Dr. J. Terps’ Cannabis-Infused Tropicana Cookies

Bottoms Up
By Lynda Wheatley | April 17, 2021

While we don’t normally profile a beverage you can’t yet get your hands on, it is our cannabis issue, so we feel obligated to showcase a few on the horizon.

First, some context: On Jan. 4, Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) formally issued its long-awaited “Process to Obtain Agency Approval for Production of Marijuana-Infused Beverages,” which set the rules for new submission guidelines, product testing, and other requirements companies would have to meet in order to produce THC-infused beverages. So far, the state hasn’t approved one, but several are in the works.

Northern Express reported in Oct. 2019 that Short’s Brewing had partnered with Green Peak Innovations to not only create Soft Parade-flavored gummies but also begin experimenting with the development of Short’s-style lemonade and teas enhanced with THC. (Michigan law prohibits the infusion of THC into beer, wine, and liquor products.)

Another one to watch for? Dr. J. Terps’ cannabis-infused Tropicana Cookies Orange Soda. Obviously, we haven’t yet been able to sample this THC-infused treat, but if Dr. J. Terps’ first-place win for its CBD-infused orange soda at the 2020 Michigan Harvest Cup is any indication, we suspect it’ll be one worth trying when state-approved THC bevs are expected to be ready for sale, in licensed marijuana shops only, early this summer.

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