Edible marijuana may be a thing these days, but it’s not every day that you get a top chef bake them for you.
Cresco Labs has signed up award-winning celebrity chef Mindy Segal to create a line of edible marijuana products made especially for medical marijuana patients in Illinois. Just last month, Illinois launched its medical marijuana program for patients of about 40 specified chronic debilitating conditions like HIV, cancer, and muscular dystrophy.
Although cannabis-infused edibles were initially not made available for those under the program, Illinois is planning to follow the footsteps of 22 other states that have harnessed allowed edibles for medical marijuana.
According to Segal, cooking cannabis-infused edibles is new to her, even though she has ‘dabbled’ in baking them on a small scale in order to help people deal with chronic pain. Her first line of products will include granola bites, chocolate brittle bars, cookie batter mix, and hot chocolate – all derived from Segal’s recipe book, “Cookie Love.” They are all expected to hit the market by February.
While Segal experiments with different recipes, concentrations, and cannabis strains, Cresco will make sure that the dosages remain accurate. “Having someone with Mindy’s name brand and credibility enter the cannabis industry says a lot about where this industry is headed,” said Charles Bachtell, Cresco Labs founder.
As For Segal, she is more than happy to help out the industry through Cresco. “I have a lot to learn and a lot to give,” she said. “I’m hoping I can be a leader in the industry.”
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