Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world. As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, the cannabis industry is looking for new ways to cash in.
You can’t find these coffee pods at the grocery store.
Brew Budz makes K-cups filled with coffee, cocoa and teas infused with cannabis oil out of a factory in Las Vegas.
“People are very ritualistic about their cannabis consumption, they can bring them together in a very discreet easy form to consume cannabis,” said Jeffry Paul.
A variety of companies are now offering cannabis coffee or tea that fits right into your Keurig or traditional coffee maker.
Will drinking it make you high?
“Yes, you will,” said Gangja Grindz CEO Chris Haze. “What we’ve got is a 10 mg it’s a very light dose.”
In Orange County, Ganja Grindz makes cannabis coffee filters, K-Cups and cold coffee and tea drinks. Haze said the business has grown six-hundred percent (600%) in the last year.
“And there’s virtually no smell,” Haze added. “When you put the product into things they are familiar with, you remove the smell, you remove the visual representation of cannabis. It takes a lot of fear out of using a cannabis product.”
Emma Pietrzak likes to drink the tea and it’s become a part of her nightly routine.
“It gives me some focus when I go to sleep, it really helps settle my mind and relax my body,” she said.
Enjoying a cup isn’t cheap. Brew Budz’s K-Cups cost seven dollars a piece, where cannabis is legal. The federal government still says cannabis is illegal.