Fancy a slice of the high life? A new restaurant in Denver, Colorado, is also a registered marijuana dispensary. Ganja Gourmet, in the heart of the city’s medical marijuana district, hopes to “help distribute medicinal marijuana to those licensed to have it and provide an atmosphere where patients can visit with one another in a safe environment.”
The food side of the business, which is an addition to the ‘bud bar’ where marijuana leaves are sold to licensed consumers, offers lasagna, pizza, hummus, brownies, fudge and a variety of cheesecakes. And owner Steve Horowitz doesn’t let the lack of a kitchen interfere with his plans – all menu items are cooked in a rented commercial kitchen and reheated in the restaurant’s microwave.
If you’re in Denver, you’ll find Ganja Gourmet open from 11am to 9pm daily. And the possibility of stricter regulations at city or state level don’t phase the redoubtable Mr Horowitz either. When questioned about what he would do if eating pot filled food in dispensaries was outlawed, he said, “It would be unfortunate, but it won’t be the end of the world. At least 50 percent of sales are products to go. We’ll just offer all the food to go.”