Trippie Treats - New Orleans, Lousiana
New Orleans is to Louisiana what Austin is to Texas — a wonderfully weird and bohemian city that is both simultaneously strange and enchanting. Residents in N’awlins (as it’s pronounced locally) are certainly used to seeing just about anything on the city streets and a rolling fleet of colourfully painted vans selling a host of marijuana-infused snacks doesn’t so much as warrant a second glance. Trippie Treats, Valhalla to those with a serious case of the munchies, sells gummies, lollipops, Rice Krispy treats (a crispy cereal and marshmallow snack), brownies, and popcorn. As salesman Ski Scott says: “If you can eat it, we can weed it.” Laissez les bons temps rouler, indeed.
Weed World – New York City, New York
Ah, there’s no subtlety here. The psychedelic, graffiti-covered food truck gets right down to business in case you were wondering how it plies its trade. Über-niche, the food truck only sells lollipops in varying rainbow hues and flavours. To circumvent ever-changing laws, the presumed owner/spokesman (he refuses to affirm his role in the company), known only as Dro Man, emphasises the fact that the lollies are not THC-laced and won’t rocket you into the next stratosphere in case you were looking for the equivalent of smoking a joint. You’ll have to settle for a CBD-infused treat that, at most, will relax you after a stressful day. Still, the saccharine suckers have garnered a cult following with trucks that can be found throughout the city and, at a reasonable $5, they’re not a bad way to take the edge off dealing with the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.
Though some food truck owners operate in anonymity out of fear of running afoul of confusing legalese, many are boldly emerging from the shadows with a slew of innovative dining concepts. With relaxing laws, more mobile marijuana trucks are expected to pop up around the country selling everything from snacks to elevated, refined dishes—a true ganjapreneur’s dream.