A California-based premium coffee, tea, and cocoa company, BrewBudz, is launching its weed-infused compostable coffee pods in early 2017.
"It's an opportunity to bring together two different rituals in life," Jeffry Paul, the vice president of BrewBudz, told Westword."Drinking coffee or tea is something that's part of your everyday. … There's also a ritual for marijuana, whether it's medicinal or recreational."
The Keurig-compatible coffee pods will be color-coded according to dosage: one with 10 milligrams of THC for recreational users and others with 25 to 50 milligrams of CBD (the other main chemical ingredient of marijuana) for medicinal users.
BrewBudz uses a patented process that allows the natural cannabinoids in the organic cannabis flower to be present in the coffee, according to the company website.
"We aren't using an extract or an oil," Paul told Westword. "In the pod is a mixture [of the cannabis plant] and either the coffee or tea or cocoa product."
The new product will be beneficial for not only consumers but also the environment with 100-percent compostable coffee pods. The bottom of the pods is made of a soft, mesh material and the cap is made from the outside skin from coffee beans, according to Westword.