DSCF1842 sized for incredible medibles.jpg
Looks good and tastes great, but side effects include unauthorized smiling and being hungry again an hour later.
? Most marijuana dispensaries carry medicated desserts.

"/>

See the Bright Side With Marijuana Lasagna From Dockside

Visiting with Dockside Co-op budtender Aaron on Tuesday, I selected the Potent Potables spinach lasagna to come home with me.

DSCF1842 sized for incredible medibles.jpg
Looks good and tastes great, but side effects include unauthorized smiling and being hungry again an hour later.
?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.
 

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.

DSCF1834 sized for incredible medibles.jpg
Some patients choose to microwave their Potent Potables lasagna. Sacrilege! I unwrapped mine and put it in the oven.
?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.

The finished product looked, smelled, and tasted great -- in fact, unlike some medibles, it could stand up against most of its non-medicated counterparts. The subtle taste of cannabis was present, but actually turned out to agreeably complement the spinach. Consuming this lasagna felt 100 percent like eating, and not at all like medicating -- which, of course, is precisely the point of putting cannabis into medible forms like this.

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 (ppotable@gmail.com) 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.


Incredible Medibles wants to review your cannabis-infused food items. E-mail tokesignals@seattleweekly.com.

Steve Elliott edits Toke of the Town, Village Voice Media's site of cannabis news, views, rumor and humor.

 
comments powered by Disqus