Mac ‘n’ Weed? Celeb Chef Touts New Line of Cannabis-Infused Foods

Mac ‘n’ Weed? Celeb Chef Touts New Line of Cannabis-Infused Foods
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The world of cannabis-infused dining keeps getting more delicious, thanks in part to contributions from world-renowned chef Todd English. English is the master chef behind LastLeaf, a new brand of food designed to satisfy your appetite and get you high. LastLeaf’s first two products center on an American staple: macaroni and cheese. There’s two flavors of the mac: pasta shells with white cheddar and classic elbow macaroni with cheddar, both of which come infused with ten milligrams of THC isolate. English told ABC News in a recent interview that the products have been “getting a great response.” For English, preparing meals with cannabis is personal. “I saw my sister and a number of my relatives go through horrible cancer,” English told ABC News. “My sister passed away, unfortunately, but during the time she was in remission, I would prepare things with cannabis and it seemed to really help her get through the struggles of how she felt after chemo.” Cannabis-infused food has exploded in popularity in the last decade, with more than a dozen states and multiple cities throughout the U.S. legalizing cannabis use for adults. For now, LastLeaf’s mac and cheese products are only available in California, where adult-use cannabis has been legal since 2016, but ABC News reported that English “hopes to expand the line to more cities that have legalized marijuana for recreational use” later this year. “Consumers are ready for it, but it’s going to take a little bit of time to get embedded into the marketplace,” LastLeaf founder and CEO Keith Burkard told ABC News. “The cannabis industry started out with a lot of secondary food groups like drinks, chips, snacks, chocolates, candies,” Burkhard added. “We’re introducing primary food group edibles.” LastLeaf says it’s taking a different approach to cannabis-infused food, with its emphasis on…

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