Well, when medical marijuana began in the United States, it would have been hard to believe that it would ever expand to this level: marijuana-themed restaurants. But, that is just the awesome level that the medical marijuana movement has come to and Oregon is leading the way when it comes to this new way of getting high and generally enjoying life.
OregonLive.com notes that this new fad started with Cannabis Cafe in Portland, which began by modestly selling Marsee Bakery pastries and sandwiches. Then, just last week, Cheba Hut, a marijuana-themed restaurant chain, opened a new Corvallis location and plans to open a Portland destination in the immediate future.
Now, there is Earth Dragon Edibles, which takes the idea of weed food a step further. Just opened in Ashland, the mongolian barbecue restaurant infuses traditional meat and noodle dishes with cannabis-infused grapeseed oil.
And, while this all sounds great (and delicious), apparently the operations are functioning in a gray area of the law, and are trying to act accordingly. Earth Dragon Edibles, in an attempt to get around rules about selling of marijuana products, is instead asking for suggested donations for all products. Of course, in order to visit these eateries, you must be a medical marijuana card holder.
Do you think these eateries violate medical marijuana legislation? Is this the beginning of a trend that will reach more states and feature more restaurant concepts?