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The Rise of the Edible-Pot Food Truck

You had to know it was coming. As states legalize marijuana, and food trucks continue to enjoy cult popularity, it was only a matter of time before pot brownies joined the likes of sliders and banh mi.

According to NPR, "The Samich" is the first edible marijuana-themed food truck to get rolling in the United States. Its mascot is a flying, smiling, green stick of butter, and they sell peanut butter and jelly, pulled pork and grilled cheese sandwiches.

The company behind the truck is Magical Butter, the Washington-based outfit that makes a kitchen appliance that automatically extracts TCH from marijuana for edible consumption. Imagine that: all the weed butter you can bake with at the push of a button.

For now, the closest Texans have come to an edibles food truck was the Weed World Candies van that was parked on Main Street during Homegrown Fest. If you're wondering how they got away with selling weed lollipops with in a few feet of Dallas' finest, "Keef," which operates the company in NYC, says the candies sold here contained no THC, but instead other cannabinoids that are perfectly legal. We promise to investigate further next time we see the van.

Of course, since marijuana is illegal in Texas, it will likely be a long time before we see a brownie-toting food truck with kind buds for wheels roaming the streets of Dallas, but it's fun to think about those Magical Butter folks working a collaborative effort with the ladies from Trailer Cakes some day in the future. Or how about a riff on the Nutty Pig from the folks at Easy Slider that includes special edition peanut butter? A stoner can dream.

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Scott Reitz
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