I’ve been ignoring this piece of news for days, but since it won’t go away, I’m giving up . . .
In Denver, Colorado, gourmet chefs are taking the art of cooking with marijuana to a higher level. Apparently, a local medical-marijuana shop called Ganja Gourmet serves cannabis-infused specialties such as pizza, hummus and lasagna. Now, a Caribbean restaurant has joined the fray and plans to offer classes on how to make multicourse meals with pot in every dish. And in California, a low-budget TV show called “Cannabis Planet” has won fans with a cooking segment showing viewers how to use weed in teriyaki chicken, shrimp capellini and steak sandwiches.
The evolution of pot cooking was perhaps inevitable given the recent explosion of medical marijuana around the U.S. Many health-conscious patients would rather eat the drug than smoke it. And they would prefer to eat something other than sugary treats. “When I started using marijuana, I was eating a brownie every day. I gained a ton of weight,” said Michael DeLao, a former hotel chef who hosts the “Cannabis Planet” cooking segments on Los Angeles’ KJLA. “Then I learned how to really cook with marijuana, and once more people learn about all the possibilities, we’re going to see a lot more people wanting this in their food.”
For the original report go to http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-tc-nw-ganja-gourmet-1217-121dec29,0,4332309.story