Medical Marijuana Edibles Photo Gallery

Don’t be fooled by the name of my blog. I’m actually pretty straight-laced, apart from the occasional cocktail. So when I decided to write this story for LA Weekly‘s Squid Ink about the types of edibles (food products containing marijuana) available in medical marijuana dispensaries, I knew zero about the subject. I figure I’d just take pictures of cookies, brownies, etc. and do a little roundup showcasing their funny names like “Peanut Budder Cups” and “Not Your Mama’s RCT.”

However, since I don’t have a doctor’s recommendation, naturally I wasn’t allowed in any pot shop. And no way would they let me take pictures of the products. But I did get to interview the manager of the Venice Beach Care Center, a medical marijuana dispensary which has been around since before the moratorium was placed on pot shops in 2007. He basically schooled me on edibles: how there are different strains of cannabis that provide different highs, there’s a wide range of edibles that spans beyond brownies, and even what’s the right temperature to cook with THC.

Suffice it to say, it’s a fascinating subject and one that will hopefully one day no longer be taboo. As it was, since I couldn’t get in the store to photograph the ganja goods, I had to ask someone I knew had a doctor’s recommendation if it was OK for me to take pictures of their purchases. Fortunately they said yes!

For my LA Weekly post, I even included the volunteer patient’s tasting notes on particular edibles.

One Response to Medical Marijuana Edibles Photo Gallery
  1. eric
    January 29, 2010 | 6:06 pm

    … along the lines of your post, there is a great new start up company that makes cannabis eddibles that are not of the desert variety, more like chili, salsa, hummus… Facebook search “stir in da pot” and see what they can do for you. Tell him that Eric sent ya!

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