Dispensary Cooks Up Creative, Tasty Noshes for Medical Marijuana Patients
Any college student can bake pot brownies. A few A-plus local food pros, however, have set their goals much higher.
Because of them, some of the most creative cooking in the Boston area isn’t happening at a restaurant. It’s going down in the kitchen at Ermont Inc., a medical marijuana dispensary in Quincy. Inside the windowless facility at the end of a one-way street, dozens of card-carrying patients per day pick up pot that can be used to soothe symptoms related to cancer, glaucoma and other ailments.
Though there are nine dispensaries in Massachusetts, Ermont stands out for its edibles. While others offer rote noshes such as cannabis-infused cookies and candy bars, Ermont, led partly by a team of established dining industry experts, ups the ante with a menu of totally unique, restaurant-quality dishes such as mac ’n’ cheese, bacon-asparagus quiche and queso dip that are all dosed with THC, the principal chemical compound in marijuana.
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