Ice cream is one of the most comforting foods, whether it be on an incredibly hot day or just after dinner in winter. You get taken to a happy place anytime you take a lick of crème glacée, but what if you ice cream literally/physically made you reach an altered state of mind? The dream will soon become reality thanks to Cheech & Chong's new line of hemp-infused frozen delights.
Officially dubbed "Cheech & Chong's Nice Dreams Relaxation Delights," the hemp-ice cream is a brand new product launched by Relaxation Solutions, set to hit U.S. groceries this August.
In every pint of Nice Dreams ice cream is 10 grams of hemp. Hemp isn't known for its high THC content but CEO of company has told the Dairy Reporter (best name ever btw) that even "if you ate a half pint it would be very effective." Two flavours are set to be launched: Chillin' Chocolate and Groovy Vanilla.
To all the youngins out there who have no clue who Cheech & Chong are, and why they'd be attached to an ice cream that can get you high, I suggest you get better acquainted with stoner culture. C&C were cultural icons in the 80s, most well known for their comedy movies all about getting high. "Nice Dreams" itself is a reference to their 1981 film of the same name, where the two sold weed out of an ice cream truck.
As of now, Nice Dreams is only set to launch across the United States. Hopefully, if all things go well, we'll see Nice Dreams in Canadian stores sooner rather than later. The nation already has weed scavenger hunts, so why not some hemp-ice cream?
There is a very big difference between weed that gets you high and hemp, as the latter is a strain of cannabis known for having low amounts of THC. Hopefully Nice Dreams is less of a gimmick and the CEO lives up to its claim that the crème glacée can indeed get you a 'lil buzzed. I can only think of the munchie-spiral that would ensue if this stuff did get you as muff'd up as a weed brownie though...
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