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Finally! Marijuana-Coffee Has Arrived


Rise-and-shine, Washingtonians! You no longer have to choose between wake-and-bake, and wide awake.

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Cannabis-infused cold-brewed coffee is here (at least if you’re in Washington State) and it may just radically redefine that early part of the day known as “morning.” Mirth Provisions, a Washington-based company, is now producing THC-infused bottled coffee called “Legal,” with the tagline: “Wake up, it’s Legal!”

The combo of caffeine and THC create a “good buzz,” says founder Adam Stites. He adds that the beverage is tasty: “coffee and cannabis flavor also complement each other nicely.” And it’s family-friendly: “it’s much more approachable, here’s a drink as opposed to ‘hey mom and dad do you want a joint?'”

Each drink contains about 20 mg of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Washington state law requires that edibles contain no more than 100mg of THC, and a single serving of an edible can only have 10mg of THC. But Stites says that is more than enough: “We want people to be able to enjoy our drinks. Not to get blasted. We work hard to keep the level of THC consistent in our products. Everyone has a bad edibles experience story.” True—it seems no one will ever forget Maureen Dowd’s.

The cold beverages come in two versions—one with milk and sugar, and one black. And they sure sound exciting, at least according to the website! “This is the John Wayne of cold brews—strong and bold with a true cowboy’s swagger,” reads the beverage description. “It’s mighty refreshing poured over ice or just sipped straight from the bottle. Knock one back with your compadres and take on the day with a smooth buzz and a grin a mile wide.”

And the milk-and-sugar version is, apparently, “like riding a cool avalanche of pure deliciousness down a tall mountain and landing in an ocean of good feelings.”

So, where can you get one, ASAP? You have to be patient: unfortunately the caffeinated beverage is still pending final approval from Washington State. But the company is already distributing THC-infused sodas in three flavors: lemon ginger, pomegranate and Ranier cherry, which “pairs well with music festivals, house parties, and riding through the clouds on the back of a mythological beast.” It’s about time someone invented a beverage for that!