EXCLUSIVE: Total Wine becomes first major liquor chain to sell WEED DRINKS, as ... trends now
Total Wine & More has launched a range of drinks infused with the potent psychoactive substance found in cannabis, THC.
The company - which has 260 stores nationwide - is the first major US retailer to start selling the drinks, which contain the part of the cannabis plant that makes you feel high, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol.
The beverages have launched in three Minnesota stores, in Burnsville, Chatassen, and Minnetonka, but there may be plans to roll out nationwide.
Some of the drink brands sold promote products on their website that contain 50mg of THC - more than you'll find in some joints - and experts warn the substance may have even more potent psychological effects when ingested.
Campaigners have warned that the drinks are 'dangerous, addictive' and may increase the risk of catastrophic car crashes involving teenagers.
Total Wine & More has launched a range of THC-infused drinks in three Minnesota stores (pictured), a move which has been celebrated by pro-legalization campaigners.
'In states where THC drug products are already "legal" there have been greater instances of drivers testing positive for THC during fatal traffic crashes and higher rates of teens driving under the influence of THC,' Dr Kevin Sabet, a former White House drug policy advisor and president of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) told DailyMail.com.
'As the beverage alcohol industry expands into a new area of addiction-for-profit, this is only going to get worse.
'While Big Marijuana, Big Alcohol, and its Wall Street investors might see THC beverages as a way to rake in more profits, the public will pay a steep price and millions of Americans will experience pain and heartbreak.'
In August, DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that the USDA was considering revising its alcohol advice to match Canada's - advising Americans to have just two drinks per week.
Yet, recreational marijuana use is legal in 24