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Thailand serves up cannabis cuisine to happy customers
Published: Jan 19, 2021 07:08 PM

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"Giggling bread" and "joyfully dancing salad" aren't the usual dishes on a menu in Thailand, but one eatery is hoping its cannabis-infused cuisine can lure foreign tourists and take the taboo out of the recently legalized leaf.

The restaurant started serving its own happy meals in January, after Thailand de-listed cannabis as a narcotic, allowing state-authorized firms to cultivate the plant.

"Cannabis leaves, when put in the food or even a small amount ... it will help the patient to recover faster from the illness," said the project leader at a local hospital.

"The cannabis leaf can improve appetite and make people sleep well," he said.

The restaurant's offerings include a pork soup, bread topped with pork and a marijuana leaf, and a salad of crispy cannabis leaves.

"I've never taken cannabis before, it feels weird but it's delicious," said a diner, adding it was "quite strange."

Reuters


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