'Weed coffee' to go on sale in Washington – and it's definitely Legal
The new marijuana drink will go on sale in July
Tuesday 03 June 2014
Washington state is giving new meaning to the phrase ‘wake and bake' following the launch of a cannabis-infused coffee.
The cold-brewed drink, which is called Legal and is described by its creator Adam Stites as like having a “a nice IPA or glass of wine", contains about 20 milligrams of THC, a key psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
Stites told My Northwest: “We don’t want to pack so much THC into every one of our drinks that it’s unpleasant, especially for people that are just getting in to marijuana.”
The Legal drinks line by Mirth Provisions comes in five flavours: plain, cream and sugar, and fruit flavours cherry, lemon and pomegranate. Each is mixed with a different strain of cannabis for a different affect.
In its manifesto, Mirth declares its intent to “promote widespread joy and secure the blessings of euphoria for ourselves and our buds.”
Washington, along with Colorado, is one of two states in which recreational marijuana is legal.
Unlike Colorado, however, the nascent cannabis industry is still beset by regulations. Despite being legalised at the ballot box 18 months ago, you still need a medical prescription to purchase weed.
The state Liquor Control Board, which oversees marijuana sales, says that the marijuana retails – of which there are 334 across the state – will start to receive licences in July.
As for Legal, Stites is yet to determine the price of his beverage, saying it will depend on how many retails stock the drinks. He says he is able to produce hundreds of these Legals per hour.
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
Exclusive: Abusers using spyware apps to monitor partners reaches 'epidemic proportions'
UK weather: Warning for more snow and ice as freezing temperatures and gales hit Britain
Stoke-on-Trent becomes first British city to be classified as 'disaster resilient' by the United Nations
AirAsia flight QZ8501 missing: Search for plane carrying 162 passengers from Indonesia to Singapore suspended overnight
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
£45000 - £55000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£20000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Panel Wireman required for small electro...
£25000 - £27000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: An SME based in East Cheshire, ...
£18000 - £22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Do you have previous experience...