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Got the Munchies? New Food Truck Has You Covered


It's a brave new marijuana-laced world, at least when it comes to food trucks: The Samich—the country's first food truck to specialize in cannabis-infused eats—made its Denver debut in April. Owned by a Seattle-based company called MagicalButter (naturally), the Samich includes a flying, smiling, chemical-green stick of butter as its mascot. (We can't make this stuff up.)

You'll be able to find standard lunch fare, like PB&J and grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, on the Samich's menu, though of course, it's important to remember that a little something extra has been added to the food.

"[The food truck] gives a good platform to educate people about how to eat with cannabis, finding out what works, what might not work," Garyn Angel, CEO of Magical Butter, told NPR's The Salt. "It's a non-threatening way for people to discover if it helps them at all."

How easy is it to overdo it on pot-infused food? (We're asking for a friend.) Apparently, cooking with cannabis is a little easier said than done, but MagicalButter's chef controls for potency and dosage to make sure nothing delivers "too much of a punch," NPR reports. But as with all things, if you're going to indulge, remember: Moderation is the name of the game.

Angel also told NPR that he's envisioning a fleet of food trucks to go nationwide, but for now, the truck is headed back to Seattle.

Brooklyn magazine laments 2014 as the year the food truck died, but we're thinking this is the year they got fun again. Weed-infused lunch not your thing? Check out the 10 healthiest food trucks in the U.S., and then tell us: What do you think of the Samich? Is it a good idea or a disaster waiting to happen? Sound off below or tweet us @Shape_Magazine!


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