Edibles are one of most popular cannabis products in the industry. But most of the pairings involve desserts and common food items you can find in your local grocery store. Some chefs want to take this trend to the next level by combining the plant with new and exciting treats.
Below are some of the latest mainstream products, redefined with cannabis.
Salmon with THC
Moving away from brownies and cookies, savory food is the next mountain some cannabis chefs are fixated on conquering. Leading the pack is Josh Pollack, owner of Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen in Denver. The restaurant serves classic bagel combinations, like gravlax and cream cheese. But Pollack’s version includes THC, or the psychoactive compound in pot that is responsible for getting people high.
Pollack’s green offerings first started as a special menu item during the 4/20 holiday. It became so popular that the New Jersey-native is considering selling it through local marijuana dispensaries in the area. “With this application, it goes really well to appropriately mask the flavor of the cannabis,” explained Pollack.
Keeping your teeth clean and cavity-free is top priority for people who like to indulge in weed-infused treats. But why stop at food when you can brush your teeth with cannabis toothpaste?
AXIM Biotechnologies, a New York-based company that specializes in cannabinoid bioscience, now lets you do just that with their line of mouth-care products that are laced with weed. Gargling and brushing your teeth with the brand’s cannabis mouthwash and toothpaste won’t get you high though. Instead, the products feature a unique, non-psychoactive marijuana compound called cannabigerol (CBG).
CBG contains anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal benefits that can help keep your teeth, gums and tongue clean. AXIM currently has patents pending for dental floss and oral gel products, which could be infused with CBG too!
The fitness industry is being disrupted by cannabis enthusiasts who smoke marijuana and train intensely at the gym. Some supplement manufacturers are catering to such combinations by infusing their products with cannabis. An example of a business that focuses on cutting-edge cannabis fitness treats is Mary’s Medicals. The company developed a line of protein powder mixes that includes CBDa, THCa and THC. Mary’s Medicals also offers CBD-infused muscle cooling agents, designed to boost recovery for athletes with strict training schedules.
Additionally, the brand is responsible for pulling a fast one on the local cannabis community by teasing the release of a cannabis-laced toilet paper product during April Fool’s Day.
“The bottom line is that medical cannabis shows astounding promise for a broad variety of ailments,” said Nicole Smith, CEO of Mary’s Medicinals. “But many users can’t get behind smoking joints or eating lollipops to attain relief. That’s why we design safe, accurately dosed options for patients that want the benefits of cannabinoids, without the side effects.”