California, always being progressive-minded, passed Proposition 215 in 1996, which allows patients to consume marijuana for personal medical use (with their doctor’s approval, of course).
In the wake of that act, collectives and dispensaries have sprung up. These include Kind for Cures (which took over a KFC – no need to change the acronym) and the Venice Beach Care center.
New methods of consuming medical marijuana edibles are coming out and people are becoming more creative at marketing these products.
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a marijuana lollipop? You’ll never know because you’ll never get that far – you’ll be too wasted.
There is controversy over these kinds of medical marijuana edibles. Because kids love the lollipops, see? There’s also controversy over something called “Pot Suckers” which are actually “regular” lollipops that happen to have a certain “chronic” flavor. That would be the hemp oil. Of course, the inevitable result of this was the banning of sales to minors of this kind of candy. Here’s a vid on Chronic Candy, for example:
Cookies and Brownies
Dispensaries are getting clever with their brownies. The Compassionate Care Center of Michigan sells “Budbutter Brownies”, KFC sells “brownie bombs”, Zen Healing in Hollywood sells “Peanut Butter Confession.” There’s also truffles and rice cakes if you want to mix it up.
(In the news: Last year, some idiot on a plane dropped his pants, screamed, and attacked flight crew members. He later blamed it on an overdose of medical pot cookies. We think he just O.D.’d on stupidity.)
You can buy Canna-Butter and spread it on your toast. Since you’re in the kitchen, might as well get baked.
If you are a tea drinker, you can get “Hi Tea Pomegranate Green”, which is described by the L.A. Weekly as “pungent, anxious.” Wait, isn’t tea supposed have a calming effect?
There’s also pot soda if you’re thirsty. A company called Dixie Elixirs sells their “special” soda in different flavors like grapefruit, peach, pomegranate, blueberry, and sarsaparilla.
Entrepreneur Clay Butler has invested in something called Canna Cola, who thinks he can a much better job at marketing and branding than other sodas. They will come in 12 oz bottles and cost about $10. It will launch in Colorado next month.
Medical marijuana edibles, or “medibles” as they are starting to be called, are still relatively new on the market, but they could be killed if lawmakers see the products as being too much of an influence on minors, since they come in different kinds of candy and soda products. California currently has a bill in the house called the Brownie Law SB 258, which increases penalities for seling candy products with the medical Mary J in them. Then, of course, there’s the Feds to deal with.