The latest food trend to come out of Los Angeles are pizza pies that’ll get you high. The idea may sound half-baked, but Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza is a start-up by entrepreneur Henry Mark producing pizzas laced with marijuana.
Selling between 2,000 to 3,000 THC-laced personal pizzas a week, Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza sells six-inch frozen pies to a handful of dispensaries in LA for $10US. Like the company name, the pizzas also have likeable pun names like OG Pepperoni and Very Margarita Jane.
Even though each pizza contains 250 milligrams of THC, the weed flavour is barely there. And according to Henry, “You cannot taste one bit of marijuana in there. This pizza is really dangerous, because you can trick anyone!”
Henry’s biggest concern has been the inconsistency of marijuana edibles. A variety of factors might lead brownies of the same label to get one pothead stoned for hours, while another may barely affect them. Henry’s advice is to eat a quarter of his pizza, drink some water, wait 30 minutes and then decide whether to try some more.
Henry has big plans for his marijuana pizza company; he’s currently developing wholesale plans, franchising, new packaging, and new pizzas made with different strains of weed.
However, Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza isn’t the only pizza shop that wants to get you high. Unique Pizza and Subs from Pennsylvania, is adding more to its pizza sauce than just oregano and thyme; they’re trying to create a new cannabis-infused sauce. They’re also looking to develop a line of frozen marijuana-laced pizzas. Those would be distributed in states like Colorado and Washington, where recreational use of pot is legal.
Would you like to get high on one of these pizza pies? Also take a look at this pizza box that transforms into a weed pipe.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.