Cannabis Beverages in Illinois | Market 96

Looking for a more refreshing option for enjoying your favorite cannabis strain? At Market 96, we’re proud to offer residents of Oswego and greater Chicagoland the highest quality cannabis beverages crafted by the industry’s most respected brands.


What Are Cannabis Beverages? 

Cannabis beverages are drinkable products infused with varying amounts of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). These beverages capture the essence and benefits of cannabis in liquid form, making them a convenient alternative to traditional methods of consumption.

At Market 96, we only work with cannabis beverage brands that show commitment to impeccable product quality. From packaging to flavor and experience, no detail is overlooked when we are curating the beverages that we offer at our dispensary. 

Benefits of Cannabis Infused Beverages

  • Discretion: Unlike smoking or vaping, cannabis beverages look like any other bottled or canned drink. Enjoy discreetly without drawing attention. 
  • Convenient: Beverages are great for on-the-go enjoyment and are easy to carry, store, and consume without the need for additional equipment or accessories. 
  • Standardized Dosing: Effects will be consistent each time, due to standardized dosage amounts in each beverage. 
  • Sociability: Don’t like drinking alcohol? Have a cannabis beverage and partake in the experience while enjoying a great-tasting beverage. 

What We Offer at Market 96

Beverages: This is the broadest category and includes everything from sparkling drinks to teas and juices. Each is infused with a specific dose of cannabis, often ranging from light to strong concentrations.

Shots: These are concentrated doses of cannabis-infused liquids. Shots are ideal for those who prefer a quick and potent dose. They can be consumed as-is or added to other non-infused drinks.

Aperitifs: Elegant and refined, these beverages are crafted to be enjoyed before a meal. They are typically lightly dosed, offering a mild effect to set the mood for what's to come.

How to Choose the Right Beverage 

By Form 

Start by choosing the form of beverage you prefer. Do you want something that is carbonated, non-carbonated, potent, or light in its effects? The form will help you decide between a general beverage, shot or aperitif. 

By Flavor 

Typically cannabis beverages fall into three flavor categories: Fruity, herbal, and citrus. Fruity drinks are meant to have a dominant sweet flavor like pineapple or berry. Meanwhile, herbal beverages have a less-sweet and earthier taste like chamomile or mint. Lastly, bright and tangy citrus like orange or lemonade flavors are great for a slightly tart yet sweet flavor. 

By Effect 

Lastly, what type of effect do you want your beverage to have? From relaxation to euphoria, or a balanced experience, ask your budtender for a recommendation and they will be happy to help you decide the best one for your needs. 

Cannabis Beverage Safety 

Approach cannabis beverages with the same caution as any other cannabis product. Some tips to keep in mind, include: 

  • Start slow, especially if you are new to cannabis, and begin with a lower dose to see how it affects you. If you desire something stronger, consider a higher dose the next time you visit your dispensary. 

  • Give the beverage time to take effect. This can be anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to manifest. Wait and see how the dose affects you before consuming more. 

  • Stay hydrated when consuming. Drink plenty of water along with your cannabis beverage of choice. 

  • Do not mix with alcohol. Do not use as a mixer with alcohol and do not consume before or after having an alcoholic drink.

  • Consult your doctor prior to using cannabis beverages if you are concerned about them interacting with any other medication you are currently taking. 

Cannabis Beverage FAQ

How long does it take to feel the effects after drinking a cannabis beverage?

The effects can vary, but typically they manifest within 30 minutes to 2 hours after consumption.

Can I mix cannabis beverages with other drinks?

Yes, many people mix cannabis beverages with non-alcoholic drinks to create mocktails. However, it's advisable not to mix them with alcohol or other substances.

How do I choose the right dose for me?

If you're new to cannabis beverages, it's advisable to start with the lowest possible dose and see how it affects you. Always read the product label for dosing information.

Can I consume cannabis beverages in public?

While the beverages are discreet, local laws and regulations about public cannabis consumption still apply. Always check local guidelines before consuming in public spaces.

How should I store my cannabis beverages?

Store them in a cool, dark place. Refrigeration might be recommended for some products, so always check the product label for specific storage instructions.

Can I travel with my cannabis beverages?

It's essential to be aware of local laws and regulations. While it might be legal in one area, transporting cannabis products across state lines or international borders can be illegal.

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