Canadian scientists have created what is being hailed as the first beer brewed from cannabis, as the U.S. neighbor is set for legalized recreational use of the plant in October.
Although other cannabis beers are already on the market, these are generally brewed with barley infused with cannabis oil.
“That’s not what we do. Our beer is brewed from the stalks, stem and roots of the cannabis plant,” Dooma Wendschuh of Province Brands, the Toronto startup behind the new brew, told The Guardian for an article published Sunday.
Wendschuh, who originally hails from Florida, moved to Toronto in 2016 and has been working since then to capitalize on Canada’s plans to legalize recreational marijuana, a 2015 campaign promise made by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. In June, legislation passed through both houses of Canada’s parliament legalizing recreational pot and laying out new regulations for how the plant can be grown, sold, bought and consumed.
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