Recently, news outlets have been uncovering a California wine country underground trend: marijuana-infused wine.
The infusions are created over a period of nine months - according to The Daily Beast, "the recipe...consists of dropping one pound of marijuana into a cask of fermenting wine, which yields about 1.5 grams of pot per bottle."
The trend is not necessarily new, according to The Daily Beast's unnamed source. During Ronald Reagan's stay in presidency, the war on drugs ramped-up, which gave marijuana-infused products added mystique. In the 80's, infusions were made primarily with rosé wines and sold for upwards of $100. Nowadays, infusions have been in other types like cabernet sauvignon and syrah - and because of California's lax marijuana laws, prices have dropped considerably.
Even with the increased availability of marijuana in California, winemakers aren't advertising their infusions. Sources say that you've just got to be in the right place at the right time.
CBS News reports that doctors are warning against mixing the effects of marijuana and alcohol. One doctor told CBS that the pair "may be dangerous together because the additive marijuana will likely allow people to consume more alcohol than they normally would, potentially leading to breathing difficulties and low blood pressure."
For more on marijuana-infused wine, check out the two articles linked above.