Where are Cannabis Beverages Legal?

Where are THC beverages legal? Fortunately, there are plenty of places to find cannabis drinks, and we’ve got the lowdown on some of the top states with legal cannabis beverages. Check out the full list for a breakdown of medical and recreational legalities, as well as where you can and can’t drink THC beverages. 

Why Drink cannabis?

Consumers can get their THC in a lot of different ways. There are dozens of ways to get a buzz, from joints and dabs to mints and gummies. One of the fastest growing sectors in the market is THC beverages. While it might seem weird to drink your cannabis, you might just find out it’s your new favorite.


THC drinks are discreet and perfect for times when you just want an alcohol alternative. They are also readily available in microdoses, so you can sip a whole can without getting too intoxicated. Sparkling seltzers make a delightful addition to THC mocktails for any barbeque or get-together with friends. 

Bar-be-queuing man with a Mango Wynk infused cannabis seltzer

States with Legal THC Beverages

As of July 2022, 19 states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational cannabis use. Some of these states still have medical marijuana programs, and there are even more states with medical cannabis only. Check out our top list of best places to sip on cannabis drinks, including everywhere you can find Wynk. 

Arkansas

Voters passed medical marijuana in Arkansas in 2016, but it wasn’t until 2019 that the first dispensary opened. Cardholding medical patients can now buy THC beverages in dispensaries.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: No
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Arizona

Having legalized in 2020, Arizona is newer to the bunch. After a successful medical program, voters opted to legalize it. As a result, you can now shop in one of 123 dispensaries for cannabis drinks in Arizona.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes 
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

California

California is the OG of medical marijuana. Although they voted to legalize it for patients in 1996, it took another 20 years to vote for recreational cannabis. Now, it’s the country's most robust and expansive cannabis market, with hundreds of brands to choose from.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes 
  • Carries Wynk: No

Colorado

Colorado was the first state to launch a fully functioning recreational program. Even though they legalized the same year as Washington state, Colorado was quick to market and has built an impressive reputation for quality THC beverages, edibles, and cannabis.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: No

Maine

Maine has been hustling legal cannabis since 2016. Although they only have 58 dispensaries statewide, they saw almost $60 million in sales in their first year after recreational legalization. Mainers were thrilled to get their program up and running and now boast plenty of amazing products to choose from statewide.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes 
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Massachusetts

Much like Maine, Massachusetts saw success in its medical programs and knew that expansion was the best choice for its residents. As a result, Massachusetts legalized in 2016 and has over 165 dispensaries, including delivery services.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Michigan

Michigan was early to launch a medical program in 2008, but it took a decade to flush out a recreational program that had voters in favor. Michigan aims to establish an exemplary program that encourages cannabis businesses to flourish.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Missouri

Missouri is still in the early days of medical marijuana legalization. Voters passed the initiative in 2018, and patients can sigh relief since they can now shop in dispensaries. That means THC drinks anytime you like.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: No (but working on it)
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Nevada

Nevada legalized cannabis in 2016 and has a thriving cannabis market. Of course, vacationers flocking to Las Vegas doesn’t hurt, and sometimes lines are out the door! Thankfully there are plenty of delivery options to keep the drinks flowing. 

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

New Mexico

One of the latest states with legal cannabis is New Mexico. Honestly, what’s more refreshing on a hot, summer day in the desert than a cold, bubbly THC drink? With over 118 dispensaries to shop, New Mexicans will not be short on cannabis beverages.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Ohio

Ohio is still getting its legs under them after launching a medical program in 2016. Patients statewide can enjoy THC drinks with a state-approved card. 

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: No
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Oklahoma

Cannabis businesses ran to Oklahoma the moment voters legalized medical marijuana in 2018. The land is fertile and perfect for growing top-shelf cannabis. There are currently over 2,000 dispensaries in Oklahoma! It’s only a matter of time before voters legalize adult-use cannabis.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: No
  • Carries Wynk: Yes

Oregon

Another OG on the list. Oregon has taken care of patients since 1998, and voters legalized adult use of recreational cannabis  in 2015. Cannabis is big business in Oregon, creating over 4,000 jobs in the state’s nearly 400 dispensaries.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: No

Washington

In a race with Colorado, Washington also legalized recreational cannabis in 2012. So now, the state boasts over 1,000 dispensaries with plenty of THC drinks for its residents.

  • Medical: Yes
  • Recreational: Yes
  • Carries Wynk: No

Man drinking Lime Twist Wynk, leaning on a fence.

THC Legal Limits

Most states that have medical marijuana programs have different allowances for patients. For example, it’s not uncommon for the legal limit for patient’s products to be twice what they are for recreational consumers. So it’s not surprising to think that patients might require a higher dose to medicate, and with frequent use, tolerance increases.

Wynk offers two versions of our THC-infused seltzer for recreational and medicinal use. Medical cardholders can find Wynk with 5 mg THC and 5 mg CBD per can. Adult-use beverages contain 2.5 mg THC and 2.5 mg CBD per can. No matter what category you fall into, we offer three bubbly drinks for your sipping enjoyment. Try them out in Lime Twist, Black Cherry Fizz, and Juicy Mango. 

Where Can You Drink THC Beverages?

It makes sense that smoking cannabis in public is typically illegal no matter what state you live in. Although cannabis enthusiasts delight in its skunky aroma, many people find it downright offensive. Not to mention the whole contact high thing. You would think that THC beverages are an exception to this rule. While they are pretty discreet, they still fall under consumption laws on a state-by-state basis. 

For most states, that means consuming at home or at an event that specifically allows the use of cannabis. Like most cannabis products, if you are outdoors camping or generally minding your own business, it’s unlikely you will get hassled. Still, it’s best to investigate the laws of the land anytime you want to partake in a little THC-infused beverage. 

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Are you feeling thirsty yet? You’re in luck! If you live in a state where Wynk is sold, head to our website and enter your state and email to sign up, and we’ll let you know where to shop. 

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