Several months back we reported on a new â€˜extreme relaxation beverageâ€™ called Drank. The drink, which tastes kind of like grape soda, contains melatonin, valerian root and rose hips. It comes in a 16-ounce purple can and is supposed to have the opposite effect as an energy drink, i.e., it slows you down. In fact, one of the beverage’s slogans is â€˜Slow your Roll.â€™
Now that Drank has been out a while, it’s begun to acquire a certain reputation. Some are calling it â€˜weed in a can” or “liquid pot.â€™
Interviewed by myfoxphoenix.com, Brandon Rycombel says people use Drank for stress relief. Rycombel sells and delivers Drank to stores in the Phoenix area. â€˜In our day and age, we’ve got a lot of stress,â€™ he says. “The economy is bad. People need something to help them relax, bring them down.â€™ But, Rycombel insists, Drank â€˜isn’t going to get you into any trouble. You can buy it in the store. It’s legal.â€™
A spokesperson for Drank says it’s not a substitute for marijuana, but rather an alternative. The can does include this warning: â€˜This product may cause drowsiness. Not recommended more than 2 servings within a 24-hour period.â€™
A consumer quoted in the story, Adam Hinojosa, says he drinks 3 or 4 cans a week to help him sleep. â€˜While I have never tried pot,â€™ he says, â€˜I will admit that I know a few people who have used it. I’d say the comparison is as wrong as you can be.â€™
The Drank spokesperson says the brand has sold millions of cans with no reports of adverse effects.
If you’ve tried Drank, let us know what you think of it. But please, don’t Drank and drive.
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