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Massachusetts dispensary serves marijuana-infused pub pizzas

By Daniel Uria
Massachusetts dispensary serves marijuana-infused pub pizzas
Ermont Inc. dispensary in Quincy, Mass. began serving frozen, six-inch pizzas infused with a 125-milligram dose of THC distillate for its patients. Screen shot: CBS Boston/Inform Inc.

June 7 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts medical marijuana dispensary is infusing frozen personal pizzas with cannabis to serve its customers.

Ermont Inc. dispensary in Quincy started serving the marijuana-infused, frozen, six-inch pizzas about three weeks ago to offer its patients a new way to medicate.

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"We are pleased to offer a new, more appetizing way for our patients to alleviate pain and discomfort," Ermont Inc. founder and CEO Jack Hudson told the Boston Herald. "The combination of a food as popular as pizza with the medicinal benefits of marijuana represents an important milestone in the evolution of our ... marijuana-infused products menu."

The personal pizzas, styled after "pub pizzas" commonly served in the area, are infused with a 125-milligram dose of Ermont's high-strength THC distillate to provide patients with their required dose.

"We found that infusing the tomato sauce gave us a really good consistent pizza in terms of not only flavor, but ... a consistent dose, which is important for our patients," Ermont's director of operations Seth Yaffe said.

Patents with medical marijuana cards can purchase up totwo pies every day for $38 each.

Yaffe added the dispensary, which serves as many as 400 patients on a busy day, began providing edibles to give their clients a more passive way to consume their medication.

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"A lot of our patients really wanted to basically figure out a different way to medicate that didn't always remind them that they were trying to do something to take of themselves," he told CBS Boston. "It really makes medicating seem like something that isn't as scary."

In addition to the pot pizzas, the dispensary also offers various spreads that can be added to other foods and is also developing new products.

"A lot of our top sellers right now are olive oil, honey, peanut butter," Yaffe said. "We're working a vegan mayonnaise right now that patients will be able to put on a sandwich."

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