What with the boom in legal weed sales, it's no surprise that entrepreneurs across the country are looking for new ways to incorporate the ever-popular herb into their products. Sure there's the old-fashioned brownie method, and a New York-based health company even invented a kosher strand, but other companies are taking weed where it's never gone before. One of those companies is Humboldt Distillery, a California-based distillery that's been selling organic vodka for almost two years. They've had success marketing their product, so now they've decided, as head distiller Abe Stevens said in a press release, to "add some of the 'local flavor'" to their alcohol.
He went on, "That obviously wouldn’t be legal for us to do, but I couldn’t ignore the consumer demand. My solution was to come up with a compromise that captures a bit of that character without breaking any laws." To get around that snag, the company uses legal food-grade hemp with a THC content of less than 0.3 percent. "Humboldt’s Finest doesn’t have the THC that you’d find in marijuana, so it’s not going to get anyone in trouble with the law," Stevens said. "It does, however, retain an herbal and aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis."
According to the press release, the vodka "begins with a unique botanical aroma and ends with a smooth finish. With its appealing herbal character, the cannabis-infused vodka is ideal as a neutral base for today’s innovative, specialty cocktails." However, because life is cruel and unfair, the vodka is only available in California and Colorado—other states still have some work to do.