Heineken is betting on a brew made with marijuana instead of alcohol, and it could help give a boost to the struggling beer industry - Cannabis News

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Lagunitas, Heineken's fast-growing California beer label, bills its new brew as "hoppy sparkling water." That's because these cans of brew contain zero alcohol. 

Instead of booze, the beer-like beverage is made with THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana

Called Hi-Fi Hops, Lagunitas' new cannabis drink is the latest wave of a larger move by established companies diving into the marijuana industry.

In addition to a brew made with THC, the ingredient in marijuana that causes a high, Lagunitas' new " beer" is also available with CBD, the non-psychoactive cannabis component that's thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects.

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Erin Brodwin ~ BusinessInsider.com