A brewery are to release a beer containing cannabis oil .

The new ale, named Buffalo Soldier, is the first brew in the UK to contain the special ingredient.

Made at the Stockton Brewing Company in Teeside, the beer is named after the classic Bob Marley tune and punters will be able to get their hands on a bottle next month.

A spokesperson told Gazette Live : “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.

“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.”

At just 3.8 per cent, the ale is unlikely to leave drinkers with a bad head.

In fact, developers say the oil – which has been said to have miraculous effects – could have “huge” health benefits.

Several Teesside bars have already signed up to stocking the £3.50-a-bottle beer, including Oscar’s Gin Bar in Stockton.

But anybody hoping to get high from their pint will be disappointed.

The beer won’t contain any THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis which gets smokers ‘stoned’.

The beer is the latest product to use cannabis oil – also known as cannabidiol (CBD) – which is now available to buy in the UK in pharmaceutical shops.

It has been claimed that it can be beneficial in treating a number of health care issues including pain, symptoms of cancer and stress and anxiety.

Products are now sold in mainstream shops such as Holland & Barrett.

The Gazette reported last week how two Teesside businessmen Brian Charrington and Phil Knowlson had set up a business called SurePure selling CBD oil.

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