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California wine producers make secret stash of wine

Cannabis wine is becoming increasingly fashionable again in California's wine country according to Crane Carter, president of the Napa Valley Marijuana Growers in an article published by the Drinks Business. Carter said much of the marijuana used for the wine comes from California’s weed capital Humboldt County and that Cabernet Sauvignon is the grape variety of choice to blend it with. Its obviously illegal so producers aren't named but Carter says some producers are making the wine in small quantities to share in convivial moments with like-minded people. Its said to deliver a quicker high than pot brownies and produce 'an interesting little buzz'.

To make cannabis wine, one pound of marijuana is dropped into a cask of fermenting wine, which yields around 1.5 grams of pot per bottle. The alcohol from the fermentation process extracts the THC from the marijuana. Some producers opt for maximum extraction, keeping the wine in barrel for nine months before bottling it.