A WINE and record store in Manningtree has become the first in the country to supply a range of CBD-infused wine and sangria.
Steve Tattam, who runs Winyl with his partner Whilmari Swift, has decided to launch canna-wine and canna-sangria.
The oil is made from Cannabis Sativa, a cannabis-derived product, which influences the release of chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin, which make you feel good.
The compound has been reported to help people with insomnia, migraines, psoriasis and acne, although there is no medically-verified proof.
Steve, 51, said he is always on the look out for new and unusual wines for Winyl, which already stocks a range of vegan wines.
He said: “We met the supplier at the London Wine Fair in May and this wine fits our chilled out ethos.
“At Winyl we encourage guests to relax with a glass of wine and listen to vinyl, also being fully organic it has less additives and it tastes good.
“It is made to be served chilled in small quantities like a vermouth or port as an aperitif, but can be mixed as part of a longer drink or cocktail.
“The sangria is a premixed sparkling drink – very memorable and different to standard sparkling wines.”
The active tetrahydrocannabinol, known as THC, in the wine and sangria is under 0.2per cent, so it will not give consumers the feeling of being high.
“More and more people are being made aware of the benefits of hemp and CBD products, and it’s moving away from the previous associations of recreational drug use and getting stoned on marijuana to the more medicinal and relaxing properties of CBD,” said Steve.
Despite the reported health benefits, NHS England’s website said some products that might claim to be medical cannabis, such as CBD oil or hemp oil, are available to buy legally as food supplements from health stores.
It said: “But there’s no guarantee these are of good quality or provide any health benefits.”
Winyl will supply its new products from a Spanish company, which were first delivered to the store on Wednesday, June 5.