Russian oil company Yukos has won a rare legal victory when a court ruled it could sell cannabis vodka.


The court in Voronezh dismissed a case claiming Yukos, and its billionaire owners, were promoting drug use by selling the vodka at petrol stations.



The company’s owners are currently battling tax evasion and fraud charges.



Drug squad officers had confiscated a bottle of the vodka, which is made from hemp seed extract, in April.



But the court said the label on the bottle promoted vodka sales and not drug use.



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