Wednesday, December 7, 2022

These Farmers Want To Add Marijuana To Your Produce Deliveries

Hey, California! Slow down with all your trendsetting. You’re making the rest of us look bad.

Not only is San Francisco introducing vegan “bleeding” burgers in two of its most popular restaurants, some Bay Area farmers are planning to roll out the country’s first round of cannabis CSAs. That means not only will your boxes of Community Supported Agriculture be filled with root veggies and leafy greens, but it will also contain a freshly harvested strain of cannabis.

Eater talked to Casey O’Neill of HappyDay Farms, which grows six strains of cannabis in Mendocino County and operates a small medical marijuana collective. He says they’ll treat their weed just like any other traditional CSA produce.

People will get a chance to say, ‘Hey, I really liked that OG Strawberry [pot], send more next time. Or, ‘I really hate kohlrabi.’

He goes on to say that the CSA boxes, which he plans to launch by 2018, will include four grams of marijuana flower — enough to roll eight joints — for $50.

Like O’Neil, at least three other Bay Area cannabis farms have teamed up with Flow Kana — an app that allows users to upload their medical marijuana card and get weed delivered to them directly — on the CSA-style model.

O’Neil also says it’s likely that food and cannabis pairings will appear in the CSA boxes. It’s a natural fit, really.

Recreational marijuana legalization hits the ballots in California (along with several other states) in November.



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