Move over pot brownies, because gourmet cannabis goodies from chocolate truffles and chai tea to cupcakes and caramel popcorn are becoming one of the hottest food trends. Often referred to in the medical marijuana community as “medibles”, these THC-infused goodies deliver measured doses of medicinal cannabis via eating, rather than smoking.
At last year’s Emerald Cup, a competition and exposition for Northern California’s biggest cash crop, a local food purveyor took home a coveted second place award for his offbeat medible, Jimmy Crack Corn.
Sold in small sealed bags, the organic caramel popcorn is made with canna-butter (butter infused with marijuana flowers), offering up two to three doses of about 45 mg per dose. Though he declined to use his full name in print, Jimmy of Jimmy Crack Corn said his product is selling like, well, its namesake, at dispensaries throughout the North Coast.
What does it taste like? We hear it’s just like a really good caramel corn — buttery, rich and crunchy, with just a hint of pine as a result of the pungent cannabis flowers.
Jimmy Crack Corn is only available to patients with a valid medical marijuana recommendation from their doctor.