Here comes hemp-infused vodka

Spirits makers are eager to get in on the cannabis market, especially as more states in the U.S. legalize recreational marijuana

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Cannabis may see the alcohol business as a competitor. But that hasn’t stopped more than a few crossover products from cutting through. The latest: hemp-infused vodka. 

Hollywood Hemp Vodka has no THC or CBD, although the company says they want to make some later on. Rather, the makers infuse their vodka with hemp seeds during the distillation process.

They say the combination adds “a uniquely but extremely light nutty taste, a cross between a sunflower seed and a pine nut almost. Enough to bring a edge to this vodka,” according to the company’s newly-launched website. 

It’s an interesting move in part because weed is expected to overtake the spirits market before beer or wine. That will make some spirits makers eager to get in on the action, especially as more states in the U.S. legalize recreational marijuana.