The Best Weed-Infused Drinks in DC 2023

If you are looking for infused cannabis drinks in Washington DC you’ve got plenty of options. While medical dispensaries won’t sell you THC-infused drinks, you can find some of the best infused beverages at your local DC recreational dispensaries

In this article, I go over the best THC-infused drinks you can find in DC, where to find them, and how to buy these drinks through the recreational gifting market which doesn’t require a medical marijuana card.

Key Takeaways

  • You can buy weed-infused drinks in DC without a medical marijuana card
  • I recommend Athena's Gifts and No Kids Allowed for heavier dosages
  • I recommend High Times DC and PickFlowers for lower dosages

How to buy THC-infused drinks in DC

Initiative 71 is the law that allows residents and non-residents to gift up to one ounce of weed legally. You can buy weed-infused drinks in DC through the gifting market, which is currently the only way to buy cannabis without a DC medical marijuana card. The only requirement is that you are 21 years old and have a state ID. 

An important note is when buying infused drinks you are first buying an item such as an art print or a sticker and then the dispensary will gift you the infused drinks. For a full breakdown check out my article on gifting cannabis in DC.

Another great option is to visit weed-infused restaurants in DC. Some of these restaurants focus more on food-based cannabis infusions, there are a few that will serve you THC-infused beverages as well such as the Elevated Brunch and the Secret 420 lounge.

Where to buy cannabis-infused drinks in DC

The best places to buy THC juice in DC will be Athena's Gifts, No Kids Allowed, and Pickflowerz. All four are recreational dispensaries in DC which only require a state ID proving you are 21 years of age. Below are my favorite weed-infused drinks from each of these dispensaries.

300 mg THC infused Juice from Athena's Gifts

Weed infused drinks in DC

Athena's Gifts: 300 mg Infused Cranberry Apple Cider

One of my favorite THC-infused drinks is the Cranberry Apple Cider from Athena's Gifts. Infused with 300 mg of Blue Diamond (Indica), this delicious drink is perfect for winding down your day, or enjoy before bed and let it help you drift off to sleep. Currently, Athena's Gift is offering the Pomegranate Lemonade and Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade, both infused with 300mg of THC.

Athenas Gifts offers delivery to DC, Northern VA, and Maryland. If it’s you’re first time ordering delivery through the gifting market check out my guide on DC weed delivery.

100 mg Weed-infused Lemonade from No Kids Allowed

THC infused drinks in DC

No Kids Allowed: 100 mg Infused Lemonade


Another great option for infused cannabis lemonades can be found at No Kids Allowed. These 8 oz bottles are dosed at 100 mg of THC but are extremely potent. I recommend beginners start out taking sips, but if you are a seasoned smoker then one bottle will get the job done. 

I love the Mango flavor but they also have Strawberry and Raspberry flavors as well. If you are an edible lover, the effects feel very similar with a very long and potent buzz. Make sure to check out our list of best edibles in DC as well!

5 mg Cannabis-infused Seltzer from PickFlowerz 

PickFlowerz 5mg Infused Seltzer

If juices aren’t your thing, PickFlowerz dispensary offers a Cherry Blossom seltzer infused with 5 mg of THC and 15 mg of CBD. While the lemonades are more heavily dosed and recommended for drinking at home, these seltzers are great for social occasions and beginners. The buzz is much lighter and much more affordable at $6. 

The flavors are inspired by Washington DC’s cherry blossoms and are surprisingly refreshing but still pack a decent buzz. Best of all the drinks are gluten-free and only 15 calories. 

43 mg Dro Drink from Hight Times DC

If you are looking for a mid-range dosage, High Times DC offers a Lemonade dosed at 43 mg of THC for every 8 ounces. Unlike Athenas Lemonades which is dosed at 300 mg and No Kids Allowed which is dosed at 100 mg, this drink has a much more manageable buzz. It’s perfect for social settings but also great if you have a lower tolerance for dosing at home.

What are THC-infused beverages?

Cannabis-infused drinks are beverages with THC infused into the drinks. This is usually done by extracting the THC from the cannabis plant and then mixing it into drinks such as juices, sodas, teas, and even alcohol. 

Just like edibles the THC is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream, but because it is liquid THC the process is much faster and the effects can be felt instantly or sometimes within 15 minutes depending on your endocannabinoid system. The healthiest but most expensive cannabis drinks will be infused with solventless concentrate which leaves no remnants of ethanol, propane, or butane.

Why drink weed-infused drinks?

What makes cannabis-infused drinks so popular is that it’s a much healthier way to consume marijuana versus smoking and eating carb-loaded edibles. Not only is it healthier it’s also much more discreet making it a great way to get your dosages in social settings.

Infused drinks also have a much shorter onset time, whereas edibles can take an hour or two to kick in. THC-infused beverages have a near-instantaneous effect which allows you to dose much easier than edibles and avoid dosing far too much.

Final Thoughts

The DC recreational market is a great place to find concentratescarts, flowers, and edibles but the weed-infused drinks are largely overlooked. THC-infused drinks are healthier, hit faster than edibles, and are very affordable. DC has many great options for cannabis-infused juices ranging from mango, lemonade, and strawberry flavors. I shared four of my favorite options above in the article with different levels of dosages ranging from 300 mg down to 5 mg of THC. I recommend the 300 mg THC juices from Athenas Gift or the 100 mg mango juice from No Kids Allowed. The only requirement to purchase is an ID proving you are 21 years of age, even if you are not from DC.