Got cannabis cola?
The sodas, made with cannabis, are available in cola, strawberry, apple, diet orange and diet lime flavors
If only Jeff Spicoli — the iconic character who famously said "All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz and I'm fine" — had known that one day he could get great taste and a cool buzz from a soft drink, cannabis cola.
Puffless Productions, a non-profit business located in the Seattle area, produces and distributes sodas made with cannabis. The sodas are available in cola, strawberry, apple, diet orange and diet lime.
Jeremy (who asked that his last name not be used and is known in the community as "Puff") is owner and operator of Puffless Productions. He explained that the sodas are provided only to patients qualified to receive medical marijuana.
According to Puff, the sodas provide vast benefits to patients compared to smoking because drinking soda circumvents the respiratory damage that occurs when a person inhales smoke.
Patients also obtain the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the effects on their lungs, the smell on their clothes or risk of house fire. The sodas are produced in an industrial kitchen by a small team of employees.
Puff said the flavored drinks take about 10-15 minutes to take effect.
Cannabis colas are available at the NW Cannabis Market at 9640 16th Ave. SW in Seattle. The market is a weekly gathering of medical marijuana vendors and patients on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Under the Washington State Medical Marijuana Act, qualifying patients with terminal or debilitating illnesses may possess and use marijuana, provided their health care professional authorizes the treatment. People may legally provide medical marijuana to qualified patients, if they are a designated provider.
Web reporter Q13 FOX News Online 9:27 p.m. PDT, September 30, 2011