California Preparing for Marijuana Wine, Weed Tacos and More in the New Year

When you think about edibles, you probably imagine the classic pot brownies or cookies. But when recreational marijuana becomes legal in California in the New Year, there will be a new class of edibles.

Many chefs and businesses in California have been hard at work creating new types of edibles for when marijuana becomes legal January 1st. Experts believe that edibles alone will account for $100 million of sales in the United States in 2018. Perhaps that's why so many people are getting into this new market. Everything from tacos and burritos to wine and more will receive cannabis-infusion in the new year.

Of course, this isn't an entirely new market for California. The state's had legalized medical marijuana for two decades, and the last few years have seen a rise in dinner parties sporting cannabis edibles, such as olive oil and heirloom tomato bisque. But those parties required attendees to obtain a medical marijuana ID card. With the new rules hitting California on January 1st, everyone will be able to enjoy the festivities. 

Some worry about the possibility that edibles will attract children to accidentally use marijuana, although statistics from states that have already legalized cannabis have not seen that to be the case. 

So if you're both a foodie and a stoner, California will become your new favorite destination.

(h/t LA Times)

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