As more and more states legalize marijuana for recreational use, edibles and infusions are becoming a massive marketplace. Yahoo Finance now reports that coffee businesses are now infusing cannabis in their brews, ready to be bought in K-cups and coffee pods.
Uncle Ike's Pot Shop of Seattle sells pods of "premium infused" coffee, containing 10mg of THC, for $10 each. "I liken it to a Red Bull and vodka," Uncle Ike’s sales manager Jennifer Lanzador told Yahoo. "I had more energy, but I still had the relaxation you get from cannabis." The pods are becoming big sellers — probably because of their undeniable convenience — and now reportedly account for 60 percent of Uncle Ike's coffee sales.
Edibles and infusions are big moneymakers
Uncle Ike's isn't alone. Companies like California's House of Jane already sells four versions of its own pot-infused K-cups, and found Ben-David Sheppard tells Yahoo that he's planning to launch an infused vanilla bean Frappuccino in time for summer. Now, the best part of waking up... is cannabis in your cup.
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