?Most marijuana dispensaries carry medicated desserts. The shops which also stock savory main courses are a little harder to find--but not if you go to the Dockside.
Looks good and tastes great, but side effects include unauthorized smiling and being hungry again an hour later.
Dockside Co-op, located in the heart of Fremont (just down the street from, hehe, Piece of Mind), has frozen spinach lasagna, burritos, soups, and even -- get this -- medicated beef jerky.
Visiting with Dockside budtender Aaron on Tuesday, I selected the Potent Potables spinach lasagna to come home with me. Truth be known, I was tempted by the burritos, as well, but at $12 apiece for lasagna and burritos, I decided to narrow it down to just one item. Since it was clearly more fun saying "marijuana lasagna," I made an executive decision.
?The lasagna looked rather unassuming, frozen in plastic, and it didn't come with any cooking instructions. But a quick call to Maria at Dockside got me the reassurance I needed, and I popped it in a 350-degree oven (you really want to avoid higher temperatures with medicated edibles, or you'll vaporize and lose the cannabinoids). After around a quarter of an hour, bewitched by the smell, I backed the oven off to 325 degrees and waited about five more minutes.
Some patients choose to microwave their Potent Potables lasagna. Sacrilege! I unwrapped mine and put it in the oven.
Around an hour after having the lasagna, a deep, pleasant lassitude infused my body, but the mental fuzziness associated with some edibles didn't happen. Instead, a focused, buzzing state of heightened consciousness allowed me to continue working. Nagging pain was gradually replaced with a warm, comforting glow of euphoria and well-being for an enjoyable two-hour mental vacation.
Potent Potables (firstname.lastname@example.org) makes spinach lasagna and other medicated edibles available in Seattle dispensaries, including the Dockside Co-op at 223 N. Sixth St. in Fremont.
Dockside is open 11 to 7 Monday through Saturday, and from noon until 5 on Sunday. For more information, call 420-4837 or visit www.docksidecooperative.org.
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