Redwood Spirits Humboldts Finest cannabis vodka

Redwood Spirits' Humboldt's Finest cannabis vodka

Redwood Spirits' Humboldt's Finest cannabis vodka

Category - Spirits, hemp-based vodka, 40% abv

Available - From last month

Location - California and Colorado

Price - US$29.99 per 75cl bottle

Californian spirits producer Redwood Spirits has launched a vodka made with made with legal hemp grown in US.

Humboldt's Finest is made with food-grade hemp from Oregon and is only on sale in California and Colorado.

Unlike marijuana, hemp is a strain of cannabis that does not contain many psychoactive components. The level of THC - the active ingredient in cannabis - in Humboldt's Finest is "undetectable", a spokesperson for Redwood told just-drinks.

Marijuana - the new competitor in the room?

In a round-up of drinks trends for 2016, Spiros Malandrakis, alcoholic drinks analyst at Euromonitor International, said cannabis-based products are increasingly likely to enter the US market as US states decriminalise their use. However, he said questions remain over how the distribution channels will be used to get them to market.