It has the bubbly look of a South Shore staple, but these are not your typical bar pizzas. Ermont, the non-profit that put cannabis cold-brew on shelves earlier this year, just launched THC-laced personal pies at its Quincy dispensary.
The sauce atop each six-inch cheese pizza is infused with 125 milligrams of THC, the cannabinoid, or chemical, that gives weed its psychoactive properties. The sauce is infused, and the pies are assembled, baked, and frozen on-site at the West Quincy facility. The neighboring retail dispensary is the only place you’ll find them. (No, Ermont doesn’t deliver.) Sales are limited to folks holding a Department of Public Health-issued patient or caregiver card.
But that doesn’t really qualify it as a health food item. The bar pies were created by a team of comfort food pros: Ermont’s operations manager Seth Yaffe, formerly the director of operations for the Gallows, Blackbird Doughnuts, and Banyan Bar and Refuge; cannabinoid infusion consultant Adam Gendreau, co-creator of the beloved, defunct Staff Meal Food Truck; and chef Keith Brooks, a Flour Bakery alum.
Like the pan pizzas you’d order at Town Spa or Poopsie’s, Ermont’s has a thin crust, with sauce and well-done cheese spread right to the edge.
“It was a delight to make, and it’s delicious,” Brooks said.
While stoners across the state are likely salivating at the thought of a greasy, delicious, personal pizza that will get you high, the product was actually developed for medical marijuana patients looking for a discreet alternative to smoking or vaping.
“We are pleased to offer a new, more appetizing way for our patients to alleviate pain and discomfort,” Ermont CEO and founder Jack Hudson said in a press release. “The combination of a food as popular as pizza with the medicinal benefits of marijuana represents an important milestone in the evolution of our high-quality marijuana infused products menu.”
Ermont also makes THC and cannabidiol-infused chocolate bars, hot chocolate, lozenges, personal pies, lemonade, cookies, olive oil, hot sauce, macaroni and cheese, and muffins. As for recreational availability of such snacks, now that marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, take it up with the state legislature.
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