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Weed-infused vodka is here, but it’s not what you think

Humboldt County in Northern California is notorious for its marijuana production, so it comes as no surprise that Humboldt Distillery would cater to the locals and infuse its vodka with cannabis sativa.

Although it is possible to infuse alcohol with marijuana and get high ( it’s called “Green Dragon” and will get you ripped), the new vodka called Humboldt’s Finest is not your uncle’s closet brew.

Sticking to California law, Humboldt Distillery uses legally-grown hemp, which must have a “THC content of less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis,” according to a press release from the company. Although this isn’t enough THC to get you high, the 40% alcohol will surely get you drunk.

So if it’s not going to get you stoned, why infuse the vodka at all? Well Humboldt Distillery owner and head distiller, Abe Stevens explains that ” It does, however, retain an herbal and aromatic quality reminiscent of fresh cannabis, and we’ve found it works very well in place of gin, giving classic cocktails a fresh new spin.”

‘I’ve found more and more consumers asking us to add some of the ‘local flavor’ to our alcohol.’

Stevens credits the locals to coming up with the inspiration for the weed vodka.

” As the vodka has grown in popularity I’ve found more and more consumers asking us to add some of the ‘local flavor’ to our alcohol, Stevens said in a press release. “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.”

The vodka is available in 750-ml bottles for $29.99, and is now being sold in California and Colorado, of course.

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Naturally, it's produced in California's Humboldt County.

GREEN DRAGON: How to Make Weed Vodka At Home

7 Deadly Magazine

Jun 3, 2014

Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for educational/entertainment purposes only. We’d also like to kindly remind you that any marijuana purchased and consumed should be done legally and is consumed at your own risk.

The Green Dragon ranks as one of the more elusive DIY methods of getting high. The cannabis tincture is a simple enough concept but the methods of creating this weed vodka varies depending on who you ask.

From throwing stems into a half-full bottle of Smirnoff and letting it soak for a few weeks to speeding up the process by heating it in an oven, the recipe for Green Dragon depends on who’s making it. Looking to find the most straightforward, stoner-friendly recipe, we went with the soak-and-wait route.

For the extract, use an alcohol that’s at least 60 proof — Bacardi, Smirnoff, etc. We went for Everclear at 151 proof . When your tincture is ready, it should be pretty potent. You can either use an eye dropper and place one or two drops under you tongue or in a drink. The high should kick in after 1 hour and last for 7 hours.

GREEN DRAGON: How to Make Weed Vodka At Home 7 Deadly Magazine Jun 3, 2014 Disclaimer: This recipe is intended for educational/entertainment purposes only. We’d also like to kindly remind