Less than a year into its life, Durango’s own Oh Hi THC seltzer has proven to be a hit, at the very least with judges of all things cannabis. The local company’s pomegranate sparkling THC seltzer won first place in the Edibles category – the largest category – of the 2019 High Times Cannabis Cup last month in Denver.
As with the rest of its THC flavors, the weed-enhanced water contains 10 mg per serving of water-soluble THC – and 20 calories and 5 grams of sugar per can. If you’re some sort of deep cannabi-nerd, you might also appreciate that the seltzer’s sweet and tart flavor is achieved through the use of the terpenes: Limonene, p-Cymene, a-Pinene, b-Pinene, Valencene, and b-Caryophyllene.
The second and third places winners in that same category were Rebel Edibles’ Apple Pie Caramels and Monte Fiore Farms’ 3J’s Hice Cream Carmel Apple Pie. It seems as though the judges had a very specific craving and the pomegranate beverage won anyway.
Not content to rest on their THC-based laurels, Oh Hi is launching a completely different line of drinks this Friday, and you can get a couple of them for free.
While they were winning at the Cannabis Cup, Oh Hi was also canning a line of CBD-enfused seltzers. They come in the same four flavors as the THC seltzers: Pomegranate, Ginger Basil Limeade, Grapefruit, and Lemon Lime. Instead of THC, though, they have 15 mg of CBD.
The difference in cannabinoid means the new seltzers won’t get you high, but ought to come with the mellowing effect and assorted benefits associated with CBD.
If you’re interested in trying the new CBD seltzers, Oh Hi is having a launch party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at The Garage (the billiards and music hall formerly known as Ponga’s) at 121 W. Eighth Street. If you go, you’ll get two tickets at the door for two CBD seltzers on tap. Durango-based bluegrass band The Smelter Mountain boys will be playing the event.