Introducing Buffalo Soldier: The UK’s First Cannabis Oil-Infused Beer

By Jack Beresford

March 16, 2018

Cannabis may still technically be illegal in the UK, but one brewery has found a unique way to get round the rules with a Cannabis Oil-infused beer.

CBD or cannabidiol is a special compound found in cannabis and hemp plants that has been found to be an effective painkiller that’s also useful at helping tackle stress and conditions like insomnia.

It mellows you out, more or less, without any of the psychoactive elements of cannabis (THC) and it’s already proven popular in the US, where the laws surrounding cannabis have been a little more relaxed of late.

Now the UK is getting in on the act with Buffalo Soldier. It’s a 3.8% ale produced at the Stockton Brewing Company in Teesside.

Named in honour of the popular Bob Marley song of the same name, it’s going on sale for £3.50 a bottle and is expected to be popular with drinkers.

“The lads were excited about creating the product and are happy to be part of the first ale in the UK to contain cannabis oil,” a Buffalo Soldier spokesperson told Gazette Live.

“The first batch will be ready in six weeks and after many enquiries we’ve got a feeling the product will be in demand and sell out quickly.”

Should Buffalo Soldier prove a hit with drinkers then more cannabis oil-infused beers could follow, leading to a more relaxed, mellow atmosphere in pubs up and down the country.