As the use of recreational marijuana has already been approved in a number of states with five others set to decide this fall, pot could now come in the form of a fine meal, leaving behind its munchies myth.
With cannabis-based products becoming increasingly more varied, with quite a number of edibles already available, event organizers and chefs are finding new ways of using the plant.
The marijuana industry is now trying to both move away from its munchies days and stay competitive, as with the new, legal business the number of producers is growing and creating a new market.
The solution to both issues? A new, fine dining experience that could satisfy any taste buds and also offer the effects of pot, without the usual subsequent food cravings.
As the new type of fine dining is taking flight, industry representatives have set out to find out how to safely serve a combination of the two elements. To this purpose, chefs have been analyzing and gathering information about the plant from its growers, and are trying to establish a safe basis for combinations in this never before explored or charted area.
The producers in their turn are advantaged by this new type of experience as the legalization of the plant has led to an increase and crowding in the market of cheap pot.
As the collaboration with chefs could lead the way to new and distinctive aromas and flavors, this could increase their market value and distinguish them as high level producers.
A Lyons-based, Colorado restaurant has already been introducing the fine dining weed experiences. Alex Perry, one of the producers of the pot products served at the dinner even considers that, in the future, marijuana could come to reveal its different flavors and leave behind its unsophisticated reputation.
Still, both those interested in advancing these types of meals and those who are interested in pertaining of such a cuisine will still have to face a legal issue.
Even in most of the states where the use of recreational marijuana has been legalized, pot-based products cannot be directly consumed in public places and would require a specialpermission.
As besides this rule, Colorado-based retailers can’t sell food in the same stores, those wishing to experience the meal had to acquire a separate pot bag in order to take part in the experience.
The wish for fine marijuana based fine dining may still not be that far in the making, though. Denver-residents will get to vote for the use of marijuana in a number of restaurants and bars, as long as it is consumed in the form of edibles and not smoked, with a possible area being in the making for the latter use.
As new rules will be decided, the existence of such dinners could become more widespread outside the special events zone, and maybe even offer a more refined nature to the plant’s consumption.
But did the munchies disappear after even such a meal? The diners are not so sure.
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