Understanding Milligram Doses in Cannabis Drinks

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The presence of your own heartbeat. The belief that breathing is no longer voluntary. The feeling of not wanting to close your eyes because the room you’re sitting in will appear behind you. Yes, you’re too high. It only takes one night of being too stoned before we start paying more attention to the MGs in our cannabis drinks. Here’s a guide to determining which amount would be best for you: 10, 50, or 100 MG dosage of cannabis?


If you’ve never consumed edibles think of 5-10 milligrams as one dose of marijuana, much like one drink of alcohol. Take it slow, and be patient. Don’t be afraid to only try a quarter or only half of a serving to see how you feel. Remember – you can always drink more, but you can’t drink less! Check out Pearl20 MINIs or Happy Apple for one dose.

High Sometimes

For those with a higher a tolerance, check out cannabis beverages in 50 MG. Your first time trying the product, drink half to see the outcome. It won’t hit you as fast as something like Four Loko, so patience is still key. Think every 5-10 mg of cannabis in a beverage as one serving. For example 50 MG would be the equivalent of five to ten servings.

Tranq Dart Required

If you need to be tranquilized with cannabis to feel high, go with 100 MG beverages. Look for Vertus, or Happy Apple in new 50 and 100 MG serving sizes.

4 Best Cannabis Strains For Anxiety

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Anxiety: “What if this happens?”

You: “But it won’t!”

Anxiety: “But what if it does?”

If the above is your constant inner monologue, you may want to try some specific cannabis strains for your anxiety. For some people, just one puff is all they need for a worry-free and peaceful day. Others can experience heightened paranoia and anxiety from cannabis, so pay attention to strains if self-medicating. Here are some recommendations for alleviating anxiety via Leafly.

Anxiety Before Bed

When you’re all snuggled into bed and your brain decides to replay the worst memories from the past ten years—like that time you weren’t wearing underwear and your fly was down, try Black Kush. Before this one helps you catch some Zs, it’ll make you more relaxed, and hopefully settle your brain waves.

Author note: The above is a real memory.

Anxiety in Social Situations

If you’ve ever used up all of the small talk lead-ins you practiced before a party, only to forget how to say goodbye and awkwardly ghost, try Strawberry Cough. Strawberry Cough is a great solution for managing social anxieties and to balance yourself in times of elevated stress, such as carrying on a conversation IRL.

Anxiety About Anxiety

If just the thought of even having anxiety makes you even more anxious, Grandaddy Purple may be the strain for you. This one will be detectable in both your body and your mind so that you can literally chill out like your granddad. Don’t worry though you won’t feel as though you’re on your deathbed.

General Anxiety Because, Life

For generalized anxiety and for the THC-sensitive try the Cannatonic strain. The CBD profile in this strain is usually a 1:1 ratio with THC, meaning it can take the anxious edge off of your daily experience without a heavy head high.

As always, experiment slowly and be careful when self-medicating. Not everyone experiences the same effects from the same strains. If you find one that can help you stop having flashbacks to that awkward conversation all day, we’d say that’s winning!

Microdosing: When Less Is So Much More

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In case you haven’t heard, microdosing is a new wellness trend where people take minute, nearly imperceptible doses of psychedelic drugs for lifestyle enhancement. The goal isn’t to get high, but to experience only the subtle, beneficial effects of these drugs, like improved mood, focus, relaxation, creativity, and even athletic ability.

While people are microdosing all kinds of psychoactive drugs, cannabis is the obvious choice. It’s legal, for one. And most of us are familiar with its effects and comfortable with the idea of using it as a daily supplement. Eric Gaston, co-owner of Evergreen Market in Renton, WA is a big proponent. “Microdosing has allowed me to take advantage of some of the effects of cannabis, and specifically THC, without being overwhelmed by the high. I find that in small amounts, THC can bring focus and a sense of mindfulness to a given activity or situation.”

And he adds that practically any cannabis product can be used in this way. Edibles and drinkables are a great choice because the dosing of these products is so precise to begin with. When you buy a bottle of 10mg Happy Apple, for example, you know exactly how much THC you’re getting. For some people with a higher tolerance, that 10mg might be perfect. For lighter users with a low tolerance, half that bottle (5mg) might be a good place to start.

The idea is to find that threshold dose for you. For many people this is about one tenth the dose they would normally take to get high.

If you’re worried about the weed-induced paranoia or anxiety people sometimes experience when they over-imbibe, this side effect is not an issue with proper microdosing. Again, think of it as a supplement that you take to enhance your daily life.

These are some of the effects people report after microdosing cannabis:

  • Higher productivity
  • Improved communication
  • Mental clarity and focus
  • Enhanced workouts and athletic ability
  • Feeling more inspired in life
  • Greater empathy toward others
  • Increased stamina
  • More creativity
  • Better ability to relax

“I think the concept of microdosing will make cannabis more accessible to a wider group of people,” says Eric. “Once it’s understood that cannabis can be used in much smaller amounts, in an intentional manner, to accentuate an activity, I think we will see a broader appeal to a wider market segment. I can see applications for health and wellness, Yoga, hiking, sports activities, music events, dinners, etc.”

Give microdosing a try! Products like Happy Apple and Pearl 2O are perfect for this type of intentional consumption, especially with the improved absorption rates made possible by our SōRSE emulsion technology. Check our website for nearby locations, or ask your budtender for SōRSE products!

Utopia is Zero Calories, Zero Sugar, and Zero Weed Taste

Utopia Sparkling Water

Your beloved sparkling water is being replaced with Utopia Cannabis Infused Sparkling Water. The purest and godlist way to reach utopia is zero calories, zero sugar, and zero weed aftertaste combined with pure cannabis for a delightful high. We dare you to try to get there with LaCroix.

All-natural fruit flavors and the purest water are combined with SōRSE—the organic technology that produces taste and odor-free cannabis beverages. Find out for yourself why Utopia is the “sparkling nectar of the gods.”

Utopia Sparkling Water flavors:


    Sip on the all-natural flavor of citrusy, tart and and slightly sweet limes without cannabis taste or smell.


    Ripe grapefruit, combined with SŌRSE, and fresh water from the Pacific Northwest.


    Juicy cherries from Washington add a hint of vibrant cherry flavor to this satisfying buzz-inducing Utopia Sparkling Water

Add a Dash of Glam This Holiday Season With Vertus

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“Weed Champagne? Did I die and go to heaven?! I love it!” – Whitney Petty, lead guitarist, Thunderpussy

Quick: what’s your worst New Year’s Eve memory? Probably involves alcohol. Ours, too. That’s why we invented a champagne sans alcohol and con cannabis!

Introducing the first-of-its-kind, specialty cannabis beverage. Vertus, the much anticipated sparkling beverage arrived just in time for the Holidays and we have already sold out after a limited, 60-case run of the drink. Stores can’t get enough of this celebratory drink.

Vertus is one of life’s lavish luxuries, from Tarukino, the leader in cannabis-infused beverages and inventor of SōRSE. Make sure to bring Vertus to your next celebration (or post-celebration brunch) and sip in style.

For more information, check out our website, drinkvertus.com

Happy Apple: The “Crowd-Pleaser” Beverage

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If you ask the seasoned dispensary sales ladies at Bainbridge, Washington’s Paper and Leaf, they will tell you that Happy Apple is a “crowd pleaser” for both the novice and the knowledgeable consumer.

“There are so many different ailments, conditions and reasons – recreational and medical – people come in here,” says Emily, a medical marijuana consultant with Paper and Leaf. “Happy Apple is for people that are either timid to try an edible or just curious about one of our new beverages.”

But because of the drink’s “tart and delicious taste,” Emily says, she can also see it being incorporated into lots of “social events and outings” too.

Donna, a cannabis lifestyle consultant at the dispensary agrees, saying that she’s noticed a recent trend with Happy Apple customers. First, she says, they’ll come in with a friend and buy a bottle or two – she suggests buying a couple, splitting the first bottle with a friend and then splitting the second bottle about thirty minutes later. “But,” Donna smiles, “what’s interesting is that a couple days later, they usually come back and they’ll buy four or five! So, I know it’s working!”

Available in 12 oz bottles with a THC dosage of 10 MG, Happy Apple is Washington’s #1-selling cannabis-infused product. Made with game-changing emulsion science, the popular and tasty beverage created from all-natural ingredients including, of course, the best Washington-grown apples money can buy.

High Times x Pearl Mixer

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The SōRSE team was invited to present at a recent High Times — Green Table event in conjunction with our entry into the California market.

High Times shares that “Green Table and High Times created these curated events around a simple goal: to bring together, elevate and amplify the leading influential minds within the rapidly evolving cannabis industry.”

We at SōRSE are pleased that Green Table and High Times views us among the leading influential minds within cannabis.

Read the full article here.

How Pearl Mixer Eased the Pain of Nerve Damage

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Often when people think of cannabis, the old tropes and clichés about stoners, lack of motivation and partiers come to mind. It’s what the stodgy status quo has tried to instill in the minds of the people for decades. But, when you get down to the nuance of it, the nitty-gritty of human lives and the benefits cannabis can offer them, the picture turns into something much different and much more clear.

Take John, for example. Every day, John experiences physical pain. “I wake up with the feeling that somebody is dragging their fingernails along the nerves inside my entire arm,” he says, “causing the tendons to feel as though they are engulfed in flames.”

The result of an operation, John now has ten titanium screws and two titanium rods inserted in his body. “I spent eight hours on an operating table,” he explains, “turned over once, like a pig on a rotisseries, to repair the near-fatal nerve and degenerative disc problem [I have]. I am thankful for Pearl Mixer every day,” he says.

In an era when elected officials all across America are struggling to find solutions to the increasing and scary opiate epidemic – where sick people of mind and body are abusing drugs they buy both from shady sidewalk deals and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals – John says he has not had to succumb to that type of result or temptation, thanks in large part to the much healthier and available Pearl2O. “I should probably be addicted to opiates,” he admits, “but I’m not because I’m lucky enough to live in a state with legalized cannabis for my pain management and well being.”

An experienced cannabis patient over the years due to his ailments, John says he’s happily made Pearl Mixer a part of his daily regimen. He puts the tasteless and odorless creative water in his coffee each morning and in his Gatorade in the afternoon after physical therapy sessions and exercise. “It works for me,” he says, succinctly. “It reduces and almost eliminates the nerve pain.”

And while some might try desperately to keep many under the assumption that responsibly managed cannabis is harmful and should not be proliferated let John’s story resonate, let it change your mind. Let his words sink in and let his relief and healing be the new conventional cannabis association. “Pearl Mixer takes the nightmare out of my day,” he says. “Everyday.”

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