Very few of us find ourselves eating a personal pizza for health benefits but some patients in Massachusetts are doing just that. Last month, the Ermont Inc. medical cannabis dispensary in Quincy made its THC-infused 6” cheese pizzas available to the public…or at least the medical marijuana card-carrying public. Since then, news sites and patients alike have been wolfing down the latest reports of cannabis pizza.
A 2 Pizza Daily Maximum
The guys on this box have obviously had the full 2 pizza daily limit.
The 6” pizzas are priced at $38 each and customers are limited to a 2-pie daily max. The not-so-secret ingredient is actually in the sauce which is infused with 125 milligrams of THC. Seth Yaffe, operations manager at Ermont Inc., points out that this is a medium-sized dose. However, the purchase of 2 personal pizzas will most likely cover the proper dosage for patients seeking higher amounts. The pizzas are frozen so they can be heated at the patients’ convenience in the comforts of their own homes.
The Primary Reason Behind the Popularity of Cannabis Pizza
You may think the combination of pizza and weed is a no-brainer; a merger as iconic as peanut butter and jelly but three times as obvious. But the munchies weren’t really a primary motivator in the dispensary’s decisions to provide a THC-infused pizza. Rather, the reasons were a little more serious with Massachusetts being a state focused on cannabis for strictly medicinal purposes. “A lot of our patients really wanted to basically figure out a different way to medicate that didn’t always remind them that they were trying to do something to take care of themselves,” Yeffe explained. Thus, the cannabis pizza became an adult equivalent of the airplane spoon brimming with cough syrup. There is something to be said for the power of positive thinking as studies from Harvard confirmed, so an “out of site, out of mind” approach may be just what the doctor ordered.
According to Yeffe, patients were also expressing frustration at a limited selection of edibles. They basically could choose from a series of cannabis-infused candies with no alternative. Pizza isn’t exactly health food but it does strike a stark contrast to sugar-saturated gummy candies and chocolates. Likewise, the pizzas can be used just as easily for a meal as a junk food snack. This helps with meting the dosage out naturally over a broader range Continue Reading
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