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The Scoop on Cannabis and Food: A Delicious Journey from Munchies to Culinary Celebrations

by | Apr 18, 2024

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Written by Kristina Etter

Kristina is a digital content creator and designer. She has a talent for creating engaging and informative content that resonates with our professional audience. Kristina’s passion for the cannabis industry stems from her belief that it has the potential to revolutionize the world in many ways, and has a personal testimony of cannabis success.

When considering the profound relationship between cannabis and food, I can’t help but chuckle at the quintessential stereotype of the stoner with the insatiable munchies.

From the early days of cannabis being prescribed to stimulate appetite to modern-day culinary celebrations like the recent collaboration between Doobie and Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, the bond between cannabis and food has evolved into a delightful and downright delicious affair.

*** Starting April 19 through April 21 (while supplies last), customers who purchase any $13 pint of Morgenstern’s ice cream via DoorDash will receive a complimentary pint of Doobie Scoobie Snacks—and a coupon for free weed delivery from Doobie within its NYC service area. The pint delivery fee is $3.99 separately.****

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Cannabis and Food: A Relationship of the Ages

The earliest documented instances of cannabis being recommended for appetite stimulation date back thousands of years. Ancient civilizations, including those in China and India, utilized cannabis for its medicinal properties, including its ability to stimulate appetite.

In ancient China, cannabis was mentioned in medical texts dating as far back as 2700 BCE. The Chinese pharmacopeia, the Pen Ts’ao Ching, compiled around the 1st century CE, listed cannabis as a treatment for various ailments, including poor appetite and digestive issues.

Similarly, in ancient India, cannabis was incorporated into Ayurvedic medicine, where it was known as “ganja.” Ayurvedic texts, such as the Atharvaveda (compiled around 1500–1000 BCE), mention cannabis as a medicinal herb used to stimulate appetite and promote digestion.

These early civilizations recognized the therapeutic potential of cannabis and its ability to address a range of health concerns, including appetite loss. Over time, this knowledge spread to other regions, influencing medical practices throughout history.

Fast forward to the swinging ’60s, when hippies and counterculture icons embraced cannabis not only for its mind-expanding properties but also for its ability to turn a bland meal into a gourmet feast (at least in their minds). And who can forget the iconic movie characters depicting loveable, albeit very hungry, potheads? Ah, the munchies – a timeless phenomenon.

Modern-Day Acceptance, Normalization, and Celebration

Today, cannabis and food are coming together in ways that would make even the most sophisticated foodie’s taste buds tingle with excitement. Take, for instance, the recent collaboration between Doobie, the premier same-day cannabis delivery service, and Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, a New York institution known for its innovative flavors and commitment to quality.

Dubbed “Doobie Scoobie Snacks,” this limited-edition ice cream flavor is the epitome of culinary creativity: cornflake ice cream infused with peanut butter, graham cracker, and caramel crunch – a flavor profile that’s as playful as it is indulgent. Available for a limited time via DoorDash, customers who purchase a pint of Morgenstern’s ice cream will receive a complimentary pint of Doobie Scoobie Snacks, along with a coupon for free delivery from Doobie within its NYC service area.

Talk about a sweet deal – I’ve never wished I lived in NYC more.

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Jessica Powell, co-founder of Doobie, describes this collaboration as a celebration of how far the cannabis industry has come and where it’s headed. “Bringing cannabis together with New York’s famous food scene on such a notable scale for 420 shows societal norms are evolving,” she says. And she’s right. This partnership isn’t just about satisfying the munchies; it’s about pushing boundaries and challenging perceptions.

Nicholas Morgenstern, the mastermind behind Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, shares Powell’s enthusiasm. “Morgenstern’s reputation for quality and innovation in the ice cream market matches our own aspirations in the cannabis industry,” explains Powell. “Together, we’ve created a fun product that not only tastes great but also resonates with diverse groups of people across NYC.”

A Symbol of Changing Times

But this collaboration isn’t just about creating delicious treats; it’s also about accessibility and convenience. With over 100 million food delivery orders annually in New York alone, Doobie aims to show customers that accessing cannabis can be as easy as ordering their favorite ice cream.

With the legalization and normalization of cannabis continuing to gain momentum, partnerships like this are setting a new tone for a future where cannabis-infused culinary experiences are not only accepted but celebrated.

So, what does the future hold for the relationship between cannabis and food? If collaborations like Doobie and Morgenstern’s are any indication, it’s bound to be a deliciously exciting journey. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis connoisseur or just someone with a penchant for good food, one thing’s for sure: the munchies have never tasted this good.

As a cannabis veteran, I can’t help but marvel at how far we’ve come. From ancient remedies to gourmet cannabis-infused delicacies, it’s clear that the relationship between cannabis and food is one worth celebrating – and savoring.

Cheers to the munchies! May your cravings always be satisfied, one delectable bite at a time.

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