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Coffee with a side of munchies? Pot-infused coffee is a thing

Coffee is the latest consumable to be infused with THC, the primary active ingredient in marijuana, as more and more retailers are selling coffee grounds and K-cups infused with pot.

Wanna get high? THC-infused coffee pods, or K-cups, get you wired up and mellowed out at the same time.
Wanna get high? THC-infused coffee pods, or K-cups, get you wired up and mellowed out at the same time.House of Jane

Your next K-cup might give you a case of the munchies. Though cannabis coffee has been around for a while now, some crafty retailers are putting THC, one of the major active ingredients in marijuana, in coffee grounds and premeasured, single-serving K-cups so customers can get high while getting that much-needed energy boost from their cup of joe.

In Seattle, where cannabis is legal for both medical and recreational use, Uncle Ike's Pot Shop now sells K-cups with 10mg of THC for $10 (about £6, AU$12), or as a 6 pack for $37 (about £23, AU$46). They also sell ground coffee with THC for $42 (about £27, AU$52) for those who don't have one of Keurig's single-serve coffee machines. As Yahoo Finance notes, 10mg is commonly used as a standard serving for marijuana edibles, and that serving amount is used in most of Uncle Ike's other edibles like cookies, chocolates and even sodas.

But how does THC-infused coffee make you feel? "I liken it to a Red Bull and vodka," Uncle Ike's sales manager Jennifer Lanzador told Yahoo Finance. "I had more energy, but I still had the relaxation you get from cannabis."

Uncle Ike's Pot Shop isn't the only place selling K-cups infused with cannibis, however. House of Jane in California sells marijuana-infused coffees and teas to residents of California who have a Prop 215 compliant doctor's order for medical marijuana, including K-cups containing anywhere from 20 to 120(!) mg of THC.

For now, these seem to be the only two places in the US that sell THC K-cups, but we'll likely see more companies selling pot-infused coffees and other unique goods as they look beyond the traditional wares of cookies, brownies and chocolates to give customers new ways to get high as more states legalize marijuana use.

As always, we should remind readers that if you do decide to have a cup or two of java with Mary Jane, please remember to consume responsibly.