For 162 million people around the world, or four percent of the adult population, marijuana is something enjoyed daily.
The cannabis plant, or marijuana, is a plant that was intended for use as a psychoactive drug and as a medicine. However most of us know that the heightened mood, relaxation, and increase in appetite that come with marijuana aren’t only for sick patients.
Across the nation, only two states have legalized the use of marijuana for non-medical purposes, Washington and Colorado. In both states, a number of restaurants have tried to satisfy their customers’ desire for marijuana.
On April 20th, Have a Heart Compassion Care Café in Seattle, Washington opened for the first time. The unique restaurant intended to serve marijuana in their burgers, pastas, and milkshakes. That is until they discovered that under federal law, marijuana couldn’t be served in food. In fact, a restaurant cannot even be next to a marijuana dispensary. All of this meant that the Have a Heart restaurant was to be closed without serving a single meal.
While the Have a Heart Café no longer serves food, the “Café” now sells bud and candies. The old restaurant seating was turned into an area where customers can sit and enjoy vaporized marijuana from highly concentrated hash in the comfort of other customers.
Many other places around the country try to do their best to attend to the growing crave for marijuana.
In San Diego, there is a restaurant named the Cheba Hut, which is located right next to the SDSU campus. Although the Cheba Hut does not serve marijuana or dispense it, the restaurant is marijuana themed.
On the Cheba hut menu, one can notice an obvious marijuana theme. With menu items called “Majic Mushroom”, “Silver Haze”, “Train Wreck”, and “Dank”, I doubt anyone would believe that “All names ‘refer’ to subs only. Any similarities are purely coincidental” as stated on the website.
Across the country marijuana is becoming more prevalent. It’s only a matter of time before we see it on the shelves of our local CVS.