With everything from weed-infused beer to the legal marijuana shop on your corner (in some places), the weed business continues to bloom as a growing number of states have legalized. Now, a California Distillery has created what's perhaps an inevitable addition to the budding cannabis economy: weed-infused vodka. There's just one slight catch.
Humboldt Distillery, a micro-distillery in northern California, announced the new vodka -- fittingly titled Humboldt's Finest -- late last week, saying it's "one of the first spirits of its kind available to the public," according to a press release. While Humboldt claims the vodka is infused with legally sourced cannabis sativa, drinking it is not going to get you high. But at 40% ABV, you'll almost certainly end up feeling it. Specifically, the vodka is made with hemp with a THC content of less than 0.3%.
Abe Stevens, the distillery's owner, said the low level of THC was his way of meeting consumer demand for the so-called "local flavor" without breaking the law. It's currently available in California and Colorado, according to the company's website.