Vancouver Hits Pot Pie

Vancouver’s Mega iLL Restaurant invents marijuana infused pizza for medical marijuana users

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Mega iLL is serving up some mega pizza, and even though it's taking customers to new heights, the new Canadian law may prevent them from selling the popular pie.

Most people are happy with putting some pepperoni or mushrooms on top of their pizza, but Vancouver’s Mega iLL restaurant has invented a pizza for the medicinal marijuana crowd: marijuana-infused pizza.

Owners Rocky Tolfree and Mark Klokeid invented the unusual pie for medical marijuana users, according to Fox. Both Tolfree and Klokeid are cancer survivors and use medical marijuana on a daily basis.  The pizza-makers basically bake the pizza with THC-infused olive oil and sprinkle some marijuana on top of the pie.

“We infuse it through an oil extraction process, where we drizzle the oil onto the pizza and it medicates you when you eat it,” employee Anthony Risling told CBC News. “It’s a little different effect from smoking it. It takes maybe about a half hour for it to activate.”

To buy the pie, customers have to be over 18, and show a medical marijuana users’ card to order the pizza, which will cost $10 more than a normal pie. Plus, a federal court inspection could make food infused with marijuana illegal in Canada, even for medical marijuana users.

The establishment is BYOC (bring your own cannabis), and welcomes patrons to bring their own vaporizers.

Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @JoannaFantozzi


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