Canadian brewery files patent for release of first cannabis beer
 
 

By Matt Durr
Feb 12, 2018

mattdurr@mlive.com

Canadian brewery Province Brands hopes to become the first brewer in Canada to release a beer made using the cannabis plant, according to Forbes.

The non-alcoholic beer would still be "intoxicating" according to the brewers who say the beer would be low-calorie, low-sugar and gluten free once released. Province Brand filed for a patent in July 2017 for the cannabis beer and plans to produce several types of cannabis beer.

Province is betting on the Canadian government fully legalizing marijuana drinks and edibles by 2019. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2011.

And while Province is hoping to produce cannabis beers, other companies are planning to release alcohol-free cannabis drinks like sodas, coffees and fruit-based drinks.

Medical marijuana is currently legal in 21 states in the U.S., while a handful of states have legalized recreational use. However, it seems unlikely that cannabis beer would be sold in the U.S. marijuana is still not legalize under federal regulations.