LaGanga, Cannabis Cabernet, Indonesia Pale Ale: Stuff To Expect When D.C.’s Medical Marijuana Industry Lights Up
Gourmet examines the future of "medibles," that is, medical marijuana in edible or drinkable form—the sort of culinary innovations that could one day be available here in the District, provided the city's long-stalled medical marijuana program ever takes off.
In other states where the stuff is now legal (sort of), you find all sorts of herb-infused food products, ranging from “High Mountain Trail Mix” to “RedEye Pies” to “LaGanga”—an altogether different spin on vegetarian lasagna.
Author Matthew Kronsberg argues, however, that "even more than at the table, the future of marijuana ingestion may be found at the bar; liquid extracts allow nearly any drink to be infused with cannabis, and beer and winemakers have already begun to embrace the possibilities of fusion." Beer, in particular, is a good match, he adds: "[a]fter all, hops and marijuana are botanically speaking, kissing cousins."
Yes, the District's fledgling brewing industry could have a whole new boutique market to cater to.
Just imagine: DC Brau The Chronic.