This seems so inevitable, we wonder why it took 'til now.
Kathleen Gray of the Detroit Free Press reports on a pure Michigan hookup:
Two of the biggest Michigan companies in marijuana and craft beer have formed a business partnership to bring pot-infused edibles and beverages to the Michigan marketplace.
Beer-flavor pot snacks and cannabis-infused refreshments tasting like beer come by December from Short's Brewing Co. and Green Peak Innovations.
Ah, Proposal 1 -- your rewards keep lighting up.
Freep coverage includes this pitch-perfect comment by brewery president Joe Short: "We're stoked to be working with the team at Green Peak."
Don't get too stoked, though -- flavor ≠ high, Gray explains:
Don’t expect a double whammy buzz from the products.
It’s illegal in Michigan to infuse alcoholic beverages with cannabis, so the beverages will mimic the taste of Short’s beers. . . .
Some of the first products from the new partnership will be gummies that taste like popular brands Soft Parade [a Short's fruit ale] and vape pens that taste like Huma Lupa Licious [India Pale Ale].
Short's will also develop a line of cannabis-infused beverages, including a cold-brew coffee, sparkling waters and "mocktail" taonics, teas and lemonades.
"Our partnership with Short’s involves creating marijuana-infused products that mimic the taste of the popular Short’s beers for people who enjoy them, but without the alcohol," the paper quotes Green Peak's CEO as saying Thursday at a Cannabis Capital Conference, sponsored in Detroit by the financial news website Benzinga.
-- Alan Stamm