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First Sit-Down Marijuana Restaurant Lights Up Denver

For citizens of Colorado, an alternative eatery is serving up some serious baked goods — in more ways than one. Ganja Gourmet, a new restaurant in downtown Denver, offers old favorites like pizza. Only in not-so-typical fashion, all the food is legally laced with marijuana.

Ganja Gourmet, which is also a medical marijuana dispensary, has an extensive menu that features paella, lasagna, jambalaya, cheesecakes, all rendered with some reefer. Oh, and — you guessed it — pot brownies. At the progressive restaurant, which features live music, couches, and a bud bar, staffers don trippy tie-dye tees, and even offer courtesy rides home to, um, sated customers who feel they aren't in a state to drive.

I can't say I wouldn't be curious to check out the place, although, at $10 for a pot brownie, the edibles aren't cheap. (Personally, I think the price of $4.20 seems more fitting.) Would you ever visit a restaurant like Ganja Gourmet?

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xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
Well, now I know - take my brother to Colorado for his birthday! :D It's legal because you can't get in without ID, like in a bar - no medical marijuana license, no admission. So it functions as a completely legal dispensary - I couldn't just walk in and get a brownie to go. I think it's a good idea, actually. A lot of people with chronic pain could benefit from medical marijuana; it's not for everyone but could be very helpful. Offering it in an alternative form for non-smokers is a good idea, so they still get pain relief. And you don't *have* to put it in fattening food .. you could very easily make a pot salad dressing, as it just needs to be reduced in fat. Pop it in some olive oil and have salad munchies! :)
mek123 mek123 7 years
LOL at the $4.20 price. I would try it out but need to have a designated driver. How do they make it legal?
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
:rotfl: The irony!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
No way. I don't care if it's legal or not; it seems sketchy to me.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
sounds like a place to visit. . . but i would be careful just exactly how much i would eat. MJ and I do not have happy times.
danizzle danizzle 7 years
******i dont know why the computer corrected me...but i wrote patrons, not victims. stupid stupid spell check
danizzle danizzle 7 years
the place offers safe rides home for victims that are too inebriated. i think this is a wonderful idea. marijuana is the best medicine, and too many people wont give it a chance.
Akasha Akasha 7 years
My only problem with this is that eventually you are going to have to drive home. Usually with a designated driver there is one responsible person who doesn't drink alcohol for the night, but how do you invited someone to go out to dinner and expect them not to eat. They really should partner with a cab company they'd make a bundle.
hollspd hollspd 7 years
Hells yeah.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 7 years
Just put a bacon wrapped dog wagon on the street outside...this vendor will make mucho munchie bucks!
doogirl doogirl 7 years
LOL $4.20 for a pot brownie! But there is no way I would EVER go to a place like that! EVER!
kia kia 7 years
LOL, pot dispensaries have been popping up here in the Front Range like crazy lately, our local indie paper just hired someone whose job is to review them, a restaurant seems like a logical next step. This is funny, but I probably won't stop by there for a while.
betty-kraker betty-kraker 7 years
i would love to go
weffie weffie 7 years
Yeah, I've been to a few places like that... Man I love Canada :)
rainydaybleus rainydaybleus 7 years
like I need an appetite stimulant?
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
lol, this is just a few blocks from my apartment building. I don't understand how this is legal? Would clients need a prescription or is it just very lax?
gamestomper-6 gamestomper-6 7 years
would i go?.....move aside! :speedy:
HonestMuffin HonestMuffin 7 years
heck yeah! although it's always best to test the strength of your edibles before you go eating a whole meal :)
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
*hungry*
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
Errrm, no, I'm not about to end up high, hungy and bankrupted by a restaurant; we all know the green gives you munchies and if that food's laced with it, then that defeats the point of eating it in the first place.
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