Province Brands says their upcoming cannabis-infused brew contains an additive that will give you a quick and easy come down — a claim that's being met with skepticism from scientists.
The Canadian company's new drink is said to contain both an "accelerate" to make the effects hit faster and a "decelerant," which is an additive meant to bring you down quick and easy. But some scientists are scratching their heads wondering what it is Province Brands is using to achieve this.
"I can't think of a way this would at all be possible," Dr. Gail Anderson, a professor at the University of Washington's Department of Pharmacy, told Inverse.
See, in order to get the body to break down and get rid of THC more quickly, you would have to speed up a person's enzymes, thus increasing their metabolism. And while this can be done by taking substances like St. John's Wort, they would need to be taken consistently in order to actually work.
"They're suggesting that they added something to increase metabolism," Anderson said of Province Brands claims. "There's nothing that just does that with an acute product."
And as UC Irvine Pharmacokineticist Dr. Daniel Piomelli noted, we may never know what Province Brands is using to make your body metabolize THC faster - if that's even possible.
"I have no idea how they think to be able to speed up the reverse process. They may have patented or not, so the information may be completely inaccessible."
Looks like we'll just have to wait and see if the company's claims hold up when they release their products next year along side Canada's introduction of marijuana edibles.