feel the buzz
Houston celebs Washington Ho and Tony Buzbee pop open new THC seltzer
Two men who are very good at getting the attention of their fellow Houstonians have teamed up on a new line of canned drinks. Washington Ho and Tony Buzbee have launched the HoBuzz line of THC-infused seltzers.
Both men are locals who have publicly eschewed drinking alcohol. Ho rose to national prominence as one of the stars of House of Ho, a reality series that airs on the Max streaming platform. Buzbee is a successful trial attorney, a former Marine, and a current candidate for Houston City Council, District G.
Developed in partnership with Bayou City Hemp and 8th Wonder Brewery, HoBuzz sells two flavors of seltzers infused with 10 milligrams of Delta-8 THC. The Washington is a black cherry-flavored drink — a nod to the story about George Washington, Ho’s namesake, and the cherry tree. Buzbee’s flavor is a hibiscus-infused seltzer called The Patriot that can be sipped on its own or as a mixer. More flavors may be released in time.
They’re touting HoBuzz as part of a “Texas sober” lifestyle for people who no longer consume alcohol but want to relax with a little THC. In keeping with the brand’s healthy image, The Washington has 29 calories per can while The Patriot has zero calories and zero sugar.
“I am passionate about living a fun, healthy lifestyle, and through researching and developing this product, I found that I could still be myself without the negative side effects of alcohol,” Ho said in a statement. “I’ve realized I don’t need alcohol or medication to be me, and with HoBuzz, I can be my best self while still having fun. I can’t wait to share this with the world.”
The seltzers will go on sale the week of September 4. Look for them at 8th Wonder, Wild Concepts, Wakefield Crowbar, and other cannabis-friendly places. It’s also available for shipping nationwide via hobuzzco.com.
“More people are looking for an alternative to alcohol, and we are excited to introduce HoBuzz to anyone looking to try something different,” Buzbee said. “We’re very grateful to our partners and look forward to helping eliminate the stigma around Delta-8 products in the Lone Star State. We’re proud to be an American, Texas-based company.”