K-cup coffee pods are going green, just not in the way most would expect. The containers, which are notoriously bad for the environment, are still notoriously bad for the environment, but now there is an option to purchase a version filled with cannabis-laced coffee. According to Yahoo, Uncle Ike's Pot Shop, located in Seattle, is now selling pods of "premium infused coffee" that go under the brand name of Catapult for $10 a pop.
The pods work in standard, single-serve coffee machines like a Keurig and contain 10 mg of THC, or what is considering to be a normal serving of marijuana's active ingredient. Jennifer Lanzador — the sales manager of Uncle Ike's — tells Yahoo: "I liken it to a Red Bull and vodka. I had more energy, but I still had the relaxation you get from cannabis."
The pods are proving to be popular. James Hull, the owner of Fairwinds Manufacturing — the Vancouver-based company that makes Catapult — says that "pods now account for about 60% of his company's coffee sales."
Uncle Ike's isn't the only place that produces weed-infused K-cups. California company House of Jane sells four versions of the special pods including a mocha flavor. House of Jane has plans to launch an infused take on a Frappuccino, the famed blended coffee drink from Starbucks, too. And for those who just want a cup of weed-infused coffee brewed for them, Seattle's Trichome offers a pour-over version.
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