The marijuana lifestyle


ED: MAINSTREAM MARIJUANA IS
UNVEILING A NEW LIFESTYLE THAT
 
 
 
 
MAY NOT BE THE PICTURE YOU HAD
IN MIND. MARIA: NOT AT ALL. THE INDUSTRY HAS CREATED A NEW
TYPE OF TOURISM IN COLORADO. PEOPLE NOT ONLY WANTING TO
EXPERIENCE LEGAL POT, BUT ALSO
INTERESTED IN SEEING THE GROW
OPERATIONS. TOURS JUST LIKE WE SEE AT
BREWERIES HERE ARE BOOKING UP
FAST. MARIJUANA CENTRIC WEDDINGS ARE
NOW A THING, TOO. FROM POT LEAFS IN BOUQUETS AND
FLOWERS TO POT INFUSED DINNER
COURSES. IN CALIFORNIA, ONE COMPANY
CREATED A CANNABIS INFUSED WINE. RIGHT NOW, IT’S ONLY AVAILABLE
IN THAT STATE. ED: SOCIAL NETWORKS AND DATING
APPS ARE BEING DEVELOPED AROUND
PEOPLE WHO USE. THERE ARE EVEN GYMS AND FITNESS
CENTERS FOR PEOPLE WHO CONSUME
RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA AND WANT
TO SOCIALIZE WITH OTHERS WHO DO
THE SAME. HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS, WE’RE
ALREADY SEEING A MARIJUANA
LIFESTYLE EMERGE. MARIA: OUR DOUG MEEHAN FOUND
IT’S LARGELY CENTERED AROUND
FOOD.>>SO WHAT WE ARE GOING TO MAKE
IS I’M GOING TO MAKE IS
CHOCOLATE GANACHE, WHICH IS A
LOT OF FUN. DOUG: WELCOME TO ELLEN BROWN’S
COTUIT KITCHEN. TO SAY THIS IS NOT YOUR AVERAGE
COOKING SEGMENT WOULD BE AN
UNDERSTATEMENT.>>IT HAS AN EARTHY KIND OF
SMELL TO IT. DOUG: IT DOES.>>DIFFERENT TERPENES. DOUG: IT’S THE TERPENES.>>THERE YA GO. DOUG: YOU SEE THIS CAPE CODDER’S
INGREDIENT OF CHOICE IS
MARIJUANA.>>SO THIS IS MY GRINDER, AND
WHAT I’M GOING TO DO, I’M GOING
TO GRIND UP MY CANNABIS. DOUG: ELLEN BELIEVES WE’RE
ENTERING AN EXCITING PLACE WHEN
IT COMES TO EDIBLE MARIJUANA
PRODUCTS, AND THE BAY STATE CAN
SERVE AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO DO
IT RIGHT.>>WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
A LEADER IN THIS INDUSTRY. DOUG: THIS MAY BE NEW, AND IN
SOME CASES UNCOMFORTABLE, PLACE
FOR RESIDENTS OF MASSACHUSETTS,
BUT NOT FOR ELLEN. SHE WORKED IN THE MEDIAL
MARIJUANA INDUSTRY IN
CALIFORNIA, AND WHILE SERVING IN
THE AIR FORCE, SHE WAS ASSIGNED
TO HELP OTHER SERVICE MEN AND
WOMEN MAKE HEALTHIER, SMARTER LIFESTYLE CHOICES.>>YOU SEE THAT SHINY STUFF ON
THE CANNABIS? DOUG: YES.>>THOSE LITTLE RESIN GLANDS ARE
WHAT HOLD ALL OF THE MEDICINAL
PROPERTIES, THE CHEMICAL
PROPERTIES OF THE PLANTS. DOUG: TODAY, SHE OFFERS UP
SEMINARS TO THOSE WANTING TO
LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS
CONTROVERSIAL WEED.>>I FOUND THAT THOSE TEACHINGS,
FROM 1-ON-1 COUNSELING OR
CREATING CURRICULUM FOR LARGE
SCALE CLASSES, WAS VERY MUCH
TRANSFERABLE TO CANNABIS. DOUG: SO WHEN SHE COOKS UP THESE
ADULT TREATS, SHE DOES SO FROM A
PLACE OF EDUCATION.>>I GOT EACH ONE OF THESE TO
ABOUT 10 MILLIGRAMS EACH. DOUG: ELLEN WAS MORE THAN EAGER
TO EXPLAIN NOT ONLY HOW TO
INFUSE MARIJUANA INTO CHOCOLATES
AND CANDIES.>>THERE ARE SO MANY VARIABLES
WHEN WE’RE COOKING WITH
CANNABIS. DOUG: BUT SHE ALSO SHOWED HOW IT
CAN BE CARRIED IN TOPICALS, LIKE
THESE MINI SHEA-BUTTER SKIN
MOISTURIZING PADS.>>IT DOESN’T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE
COOKIES AND CANDIES. YOU CAN USE THE CANNABIS LEAVES
FOR JUICING. SO THERE IS A WIDE VARIETY OF
APPLICABLE THINGS THAT THIS
PLANT CAN BE USED FOR OVERALL
HEALTH. DOUG: OR IN SOME CASES, IT CAN
ALSO SERVE AS THE OVERALL CENTER
PIECE OF AN ENTIRE DINNER PARTY.>>WE ARE THE MASS CANNABIS
CHEFS. DOUG: JOSEPH NELSON AND PATRICK
MULCAHEY HOST WHAT THEY CALL
PRIVATE INFUSED DINNER PARTIES
ON THE SOUTH SHORE. EVER SINCE IT BECAME LEGAL TO
GIVE MARIJUANA AWAY BACK IN
DECEMBER 2016, THEY’VE HELD
DINNER PARTIES LIKE THIS TWICE A
MONTH.>>EDIBLES HAVE BEEN BLOWING UP
ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT THEN
WHEN YOU ADD IN THE GOURMET FO
ASPECT TO IT, YEAH, WELL, THE
REST IS KIND OF HISTORY. DOUG: TONIGHT’S MENU IS ALL
BASED AROUND HOT PEPPERS.>>SO WE HAVE BEEF TARTAR
FEATURING JALAPENOS. WE HAVE A YELLOW TOMATO
GAZPACHO, WHICH IS FEATURING
SERRANO PEPPERS. DOUG: FROM THE APPETIZER, TO THE
MAIN COURSE, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO
THE DESERT, WHICH TONIGHT WAS A
LEMON MERINGUE PIE WITH CANDIES
SWEET PEPPERS, ALL OF IT WILL
HAVE SOME ELEMENT OF CANNABIS IN THE COOKING.>>SO DEPENDING ON WHAT WE’RE
USING TO ACTUALLY INFUSE THE
FOOD, THAT WILL DEPEND ON WHERE
WE PUT IT IN THE COURSE. DOUG: THESE CHEFS ACKNOWLEDGE
THAT THEIR EXTRA INGREDIENT WILL
EFFECT PEOPLE DIFFERENTLY BASED
ON ONE’S TOLERANCE. AND THEY OFFER VARIED DOSAGES
ACCOMMODATE, SHALL WE SAY, AN
INDIVIDUAL’S PALATE.>>YOU DON’T TASTE THE INFUSION. IT’S JUST AN EXCELLENT MEAL THAT
HAPPENS TO HAVE A PRODUCT IN IT
THAT I ALSO ENJOY. DOUG: BACK ON THE CAPE, ELLEN
APPROACHES HER EDIBLES IN THE
SAME WAY AND BELIEVES WHETHER
YOU CHOOSE TO PARTAKE IS A
PERSONAL CHOICE. BUT IF YOU DO, SHE EMPHASIZES
THE IMPORTANCE OF PERSONAL
RESPONSIBILITY AND
ACCOUNTABILITY.>>IF I MAKE EDIBLES, I’M NOT
GOING TO TAKE THAT TO LIKE A
FIVE-YEAR-OLD’S BIRTHDAY PARTY
OR SOMETHING CRAZY. I’M GOING TO TAKE IT TO AN ADULT
OCCASION, OR I’M GOING TO MAKE
SURE THAT WHEN THEY ARE AT MY
HOUSE THAT THEY’RE LABELED. MARIA: THAT IS WHY ELLEN SAYS
SHE WILL NOT MAKE EDIBLES INTO
GUMMY BEARS OR OTHER SHAPES THAT
WOULD APPEAL TO CHILDREN. ED: THE MASS CANNABIS CHEFS AT
THE DINNER PARTY TELL US THE
CANNABIS THEY USE IN MEALS IS
ALWAYS DON

1 thought on “The marijuana lifestyle

  1. Free ad for dingbat blathering that she doesn't take drugs to '5-year-old's' birthday parties. How nice, such…responsibility.
    Does she advocate stopping for red lights as well?
    Waaaay too much camera time for her. Sorry, WCVB. You needed to pad the segment a bit?
    Get another source. Maybe one that smacks less of free PR….

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