Craft distillery celebrates 4/20
Cannabis-infused vodka releases cocktails for holiday
Humboldt Distillery, Humboldt County, Calif., is planning to celebrate 4/20 with cocktails using its cannabis-infused vodka Humboldt’s Finest. Their award-winning infused vodka is available in a growing number of markets across the country, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, and Wisconsin, the company says.
The cannabis-infused vodka uses a locally grown hemp, whose domestic cultivation was only recently authorized with the passage of the 2014 United States Farm Bill, the company released in a statement. Hemp is a strain of cannabis that is grown for a multitude of things such as food, fiber, and other industrial purposes. In accordance with the law, hemp is made from marijuana that has a THC content of less than 0.3 percent, it adds.
“Humboldt’s Finest is infused with a legal food-grade hemp, without any detectable THC, so it’s legal in all 50 states,” said Abe Stevens, found of Humboldt Distillery, in a statement. “It does, however, retain a botanical aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis that gives it a pleasant herbal character, which makes some very tasty cocktails. One of my personal favorites is the Hemp Highball.”
Humboldt’s Finest offers an 80 percent alcohol by volume and is available in 750-ml bottles for a suggested retail price of $29.99.