Marijuana is a global phenomenon at the moment. Many nations are in the process of legalizing the drug. Weed is becoming more and more widely accepted and that means more and more people are figuring out different ways to consume it. You can eat it, smoke it, drink it, and even rub it on your skin. But how about a nice cold scoop of weed gelato? Italy is renowned for its delicious gelatos and now it has added a little bit of cannabis to the mix.
A local gelato shop in Italy, Perleco, is now serving a flavor called “Marley” a special blend of cannabis gelato, according to Vice on Feb 24. Marijuana has been legal for medical use in Italy since 2013. It is widely accepted in Italian culture and has already been decriminalized. Weed infused gelatos are only a part of a growing movement in Italy to legalize it for recreational use.
Canapa Ligure is an advocacy group for marijuana that helped Perleco produce the magical “Marley” blend. The group is also helping restaurants across Italy produce various types of cannabis infused delights, from chocolates, to pizza. It helps chefs procure the right seeds and even recommends what dishes would go best with weed. Their desire is to spread information about the benefits of marijuana through food.
Italy is not the only place that loves both marijuana and food. The United States has long been playing with the idea of cannabis ice cream and even mainstream makers like Ben and Jerry’s are open to the idea.
By Daniel Jimenez - Examiner/Feb. 27, 2016
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