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February 9th, 2011
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It's not enough to fizz with carbonation and taste sweet.

For years, drinks have been infused with promises of electrolytes, caffeine and instant energy. But now, some sodas and other concoctions are offering the opposite of Red Bulls and Four Lokos - they slow things down.

As more sedating sodas enter the market, some beverage makers have taken relaxation to another level by producing sodas laced with marijuana or ingredients to mimic that drug.

"Everyone is looking for some effect somewhere," said Dr. Matthew Seamon, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy at Nova Southeastern University.

Beverages such as Malava Novocaine, Drank, Unwind, Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda and Slow Cow (sold in Canada) are marketed as helping people unwind.

Read the rest of "Anti-energy drinks: Relaxation in a can""on CNN Health.

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  1. Bob

    why not just have a beer? Exact same effect.

    That being said, will there be any laws against drinking these and driving

    March 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Reply
  2. Lelo

    Erotikshop mit großer Auswahl von Vibrator und Dildo, Liebespuppen und Analspielzeuge bis stylishe Erotikspielzeuge von LELO

    March 9, 2011 at 8:00 am | Reply
  3. Truth@All

    Ok, there is a distributor in Denver, but they are three miles from my office. I will pick up over the weekend (I usually take the bus during the week) and will post the results next week sometime. Stay tuned...

    February 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  4. MT Miner

    I wonder if i could still pass the random drug screen after these......

    February 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Reply
    • Snowbunny@MT Miner

      Better stick to Moose Drool til they get that figured out. :)

      February 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Reply
      • MT Miner

        Thinking you are very correct on that one. Kind of strict around here, something to do with trucks carrying 250 ton payloads and explosives I hear.....

        February 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • Jerv@MT Miner

        Are you referring to the Patriot act or are you really a miner?

        February 9, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Reply
      • MT Miner

        I would be the real deal, steel toe boots, hardhat and the like. I just happen to be the entire IT department for the mine.

        February 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Reply
  5. Snowbunny@ALL&KAT

    I'd like to try it, I really would. WHERE CAN I FIND IT IN MINNESOTA?
    Jeesh, I sound desperate. LOL

    February 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Reply
    • Sarah LeTrent

      If you go to the Drank, Mary Jane's or Malava Novocaine Web site, they give you the option to buy directly from them online. Mary Jane's also allows you to put in your zip code to find the closest distributor.

      February 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Reply
      • Snowbunny

        Thank you for the reply!

        February 9, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • Jerv@Snowb

        "Craig, Craig, can I borrow your bottle of MaryJane's?"

        February 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  6. Sirius (Not the station but the constellation) @ Truth

    Yes, a list would surely be most adequate in this situation. ^_^ I also hope that the distributors are willing to ship private orders for states which may not carry it.

    February 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  7. Truth@

    The least that Eatocracy needs to do here is provide us a list of distributors...

    February 9, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • Jerv@Truth@Kat

      Free samples too!

      February 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Reply
  8. Jerv

    "Drink, drink, give! Drink, drink, give! Damnnn!"

    February 9, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • Eric

      Too funny hommie, I can see it now... people all like, "damn bro I only got a sip" LOL

      March 3, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Reply
  9. Snowbunny

    Where do you buys this kind of a drink? Are any of them in Minnesota? I've also heard of "Unwind", "Drank" and "Malava Novocaine."

    February 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Reply
  10. Sirius (Not the station but the constellation)

    This is freakin awesome!! ^_^ I think I have a new fav drink. haha

    February 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  11. Jdizzle McHammerpants from his iPhizzle

    =D

    February 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Reply

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