A Medical Marijuana Food Truck Is Coming to DC

The makers of Magical Butter bring the botanicals.

Learn to make botanical treats at the Takoma Wellness Center. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Street eats are about to get a lot more interesting. Following in the tradition of unusual food trucks such as the Four Seasons-mobile and the Nutella truckMagical Butter is bringing its cart to DC. The maker of a handy gizmo that automatically extracts botanical nutrients into butter, oils, and more will lead a cooking demonstration at the Takoma Wellness Center on September 30. The dispensary is one of the legal, Department of Health-approved locations for medical marijuana. 

Rabbi Jeffrey Kahn, who opened the center last year, will participate in botanical cooking demonstrations along with chefs Jeremy Cooper and Joey Galliano. The duo man the Denver-based food truck and its marijuana-infused menu (think dishes like a “Danksgiving” turkey sandwich with stuffing and gravy).The workshop will show patients how to safely extract cannabis and mix it into tasty and medicinal butters, sauces, spirits, and more.

Unfortunately, the instructional course and its enlightening fare won’t be accessible to the general public, but licensed medical marijuana patients are invited to attend. We’ll share more details closer to the demo.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.