According to the New York Post state officials are considering whether or not to allow pizzerias and other eateries to sell cannabis-infused food and packaged edibles.
Aaron Ghitelman, a spokesman for the state Office of Cannabis Management, has reportedly confirmed to the New York Post that there have been discussions about awarding such licenses to food preparers, however, the regulations have not yet been released.
And though nothing is definite yet, some pizza makers have already been in contact with marijuana suppliers and trying out things such as sauces made with cannabis oil. In fact, Stoned Pizza in the East Village has been advertising “gourmet cannabis pizza” since 2017.
Of course, if restaurants were given the OK, these menu items would come with implications. Based on the current New York laws anyone under the age of 21 would be prohibited from purchasing weed-infused food, and restaurant owners with a license to sell cannabis would be prohibited from also having a liquor license, as reported by the Post.
This news comes shortly after legal sales of marijuana in New Jersey kicked off, however a rep for the National Cannabis Industry Association told the Post that she was not aware of any state that has given out weed-infused food licenses for pizzerias and other eateries.