Now, this is what we call a pizza joint. In addition to baking Italian treats, one restaurant in East Vancouver has been baking its customers by slapping a marijuana-infused pizza on the menu.
According to a report from CBC News, the Mega Ill Cafe is selling high pies to those of their customers who are over the age of 18 and have a prescription for medicinal cannabis. The owners, Mark and Stephen Klokeid, say they wanted to create the first ever pizzeria-vapor lounge and cater to the medical marijuana user with a voracious appetite for pizza and weed.
"We're pot friendly. You have to bring your own marijuana in here, but if you want to medicate your pizza we will do that for you if you have an exemption,” said Mark Klokeid, adding that the stoner sauce costs $10 more.
Getting stoned on pizza is a concept that is simple and extremely effective: "Basically we infuse it through an oil extraction process, where we drizzle the oil onto the pizza and it medicates you when you eat it,” said Mega Ill employee Anthony Risling. “It's a little different effect from smoking it. It takes maybe about a half hour for it to activate."
As you can imagine, Vancouver residents are ecstatic about the pizzeria’s new pothead pie, which Risling says is based on a recipe respectfully borrowed from a Cambodian restaurant called Happy Pizza.
Unfortunately, although the weed pizza has been a huge success for Mega Ill, new federal medical marijuana regulations, which are set to go into effect on April 1, could force the pizzeria to remove this stoner favorite from their menu.
"We'll still be open regardless,” said Risling. “We just might not be able to infuse the pizzas anymore. But we will still be open as a pizza place where people can come and medicate here."
Mike Adams writes for stoners and smut enthusiasts in HIGH TIMES, Playboy’s The Smoking Jacket and Hustler Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter @adamssoup and on Facebook/mikeadams73.