8th Wonder Brewery & Distillery and Bayou City Hemp Company have partnered to create 8th Wonder Cannabis, a brand offering hemp, hops, beverages and more as a brick-and-mortar dispensary, producer and consumption lounge.
8th Wonder Cannabis plans to launch products not just in Texas, but across the country.
“We firmly believe the future of the hospitality industry will feature cannabis quite extensively,” says Ryan Soroka, 8th Wonder Brewery & Distillery President and Co-Founder. “As stewards of the cannabis industry in Texas, Bayou City Hemp’s emphasis on innovation, quality and collaboration not only produces the best products, but helps normalize cannabis in a safe and trusted way.”
8th Wonder Cannabis’ first brick-and-mortar dispensary and consumption lounge will be housed inside 8th Wonder Distillery at 2201 Dallas Street, Houston, TX 77003. A soft opening of the anticipated space took place October 17, 2022. 8th Wonder Cannabis plans to open additional locations throughout Texas in the coming years.
Every 8th Wonder Cannabis outpost will carry a range of products, including gummies, edibles, pre-rolls, vapes and flowers, as well as water-soluble options such as additives, nano-shots and seltzers. The dispensaries will feature brands like Third Coast Blends, Mixer Elixir, and Leaf Life Wellness in addition to the 8th Wonder brand.
Cannabis-infused beverages will anchor 8th Wonder Cannabis, building upon the collaboration 8th Wonder Brewery and Bayou City Hemp Company first introduced in 2021, when the companies unveiled their cannabis-infused seltzers. Made in Houston, Delta-8 Wonder Water and CBD Wonder Water are non-alcoholic, zero-calorie, sparkling waters featuring natural hemp-derived ingredients.
“Bayou City Hemp is light years ahead of other cannabis manufacturers in regards to their nano-emulsion technology,” says Aaron Corsi, 8th Wonder Brewery & Distillery Co-Founder and Brewmaster. “This results in a water-soluble solution that is fast acting, effective, and tastes great.”
House Bill 1325, enacted three years ago, legalized the manufacturing, distribution and sale of consumable hemp products in Texas. The legislation followed passage of the federal Farm Bill in December 2018, which redefined hemp as a low-THC cannabis product with 0.3% or less Delta 9 THC, and removed it from the definition of marijuana in the Controlled Substances Act.