Mashable- Few things go together better than marijuana and coffee.
With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in multiple areas of the United States, as well as the rise of medical marijuana, the "let's put weed in everything trend" has officially reached bacon-level status.
Walking into a pot shop in Washington state, where recreational marijuana is legal, you may see cookies, brownies, sodas, oils and other marijuana-infused or edible products. But just incase you wanted a little buzz with that high, you can also purchase cannabis-infused coffee, which are also available in pods, or K-Cups.
At $10 each, single-serving cups will brew 6 ounces of coffee, which many would consider a small cup, however they'll pack a decent punch. Each cup contains a 10 mg of THC, which many, including the state of Washington, consider to be a single dose for cannabis edibles.
Jennifer Lanzador, a sales manager for Uncle Ike's Pot Shop, a store in Seattle that sells the K-Cups, told Yahoo that the high was like a relaxed pick-me-up. “I had more energy, but I still had the relaxation you get from cannabis.”
High and alert? Alert and high? Aren't those complete opposites? Now I have never had weed thrown into my morning coffee, but dammit if I don't need to try. Here is the list of reasons I am only an occasional smoker. Inevitable coughing fits. The fact that it put me to sleep in about 7 minutes flat. The inability to wake up the next morning and not be a dredge on society. You mean to tell me I no longer have to worry about any of that? You're telling me I could use weed coffee to cure my weed hangover? Anyone want to point me to which way is up, because my brain is in a goddamn blender. Talk about the world's longest lunch break. You are going to have people leaving the office for Chipotle at 9:45. That might make the the ass end of the afternoon lag, but hey, at least you'll be stoned, right? Jesus, I am getting hungry and comfortable just thinking about it. Does this decrease productivity because everyone is high, or increase productivity because people no longer think of work as 8 hours of avoiding suicide? That's the balance right there. Imagine actually finding a co-workers joke funny? Imagine your boss loosening up his tight ass personality. Sure, $10 a cup is pretty steep, but that's the closest you can possibly get to buying happiness. Relaxed energy? That sounds like all the benefits of going to the gym and literally NONE of the physical exertion. My lord, the game just got flipped on it's head with the invention of the adult equivalent of vodka in a water bottle. If there is anything that signals the need for the widespread legalization of marijuana it's putting it in something that most Americans can't go a single day without. If people are going to half ass their job they might as well be in a great mood as they do it. The best part of waking up is a liquid blunt in your cup!