This Gives Whole New Meaning to 'Coffee Pot'

Keurig-compatible, marijuana-containing coffee pods coming soon
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2016 2:21 PM CST
Coming Soon to Your Keurig: Weed
Coming soon to your Keurig: weed.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Get ready for a whole lot of "wake and bake" jokes. Eater reports cannabis coffee pods will soon be available for purchase in six states. The pods from BrewBudz are Keurig-compatible and come in regular and decaf, as well as hot chocolate and a variety of teas. "It's an opportunity to bring together two different rituals in life," Westword quotes BrewBudz vice president Jeffry Paul as saying. The pods use the full cannabis flower—not extracts or oils—and contain 10mg of THC for "recreational users" and 25mg to 50mg of CBD for "medical users." Energizing strains of cannabis are used for the caffeinated coffees and teas, while nighttime teas get relaxing strains.

Paul tells Fox 11 that the coffee has no marijuana smell or taste once brewed, making it good for people who need marijuana for health reasons but don't necessarily enjoy it. The teas still have some marijuana flavor to them but overall taste "excellent," Paul says. And unlike K-cups—the creator of which says he regrets inventing because of their wastefulness—BrewBudz's pods are made from recycled coffee beans and are 100% compostable, Quartz reports. They are also, at $7 a pop, more expensive than your traditional K-cup, though Eater notes "that's cheaper than a Starbucks latte and a joint." BrewBudz pods are rolling out between now and March. (Pot might help you see in the dark.)

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