Want to relax during the hottest month of the year? How about trying Emack & Bolio’s new cannabis-infused ice cream? Through a partnership with multi-state operator MariMed Inc, Boston’s iconic ice cream brand has just launched a new line of vegan and dairy THC flavors.
The first two flavors, Cup O’ Coffee Chip and Chocolate Sunny Days, debuted this week at MariMed’s Panacea Wellness dispensary in Middleborough, Mass., with more flavors and outlets to be announced in the coming months. .
“We have strived to make our cannabis-infused ice cream as delicious as the finest non-infused products found at local specialty ice cream shops,” said MariMed COO Tim Shaw, in a press release. “With our thanks to Emack & Bolio’s Ice Cream Wizards and our own rock star crew, this new ice cream exceeds that high quality standard. It’s out of this world delicious.
Bob Rook, CEO of Emack & Bolio, echoed Shaw’s enthusiasm.
“Working on this collaborative project to perfect our vegan and dairy ice cream with cannabis has been so much fun,” he said, also in a public statement. “Lots of tests and of course tastings. Finally, a clean ingredient, a product with a delicious and refreshing taste. I am very happy for our fans to now try this exceptional product.
The ice creams contain 20 mg of THC per 4 oz container. The delicious confection is an extension of MariMed’s popular Betty’s Eddies brand of fruit-infused chews.
Emack & Bolio’s was founded in 1975 by Boston music lawyer Bob Rook as a way for his rock star patrons to satisfy their midnight cravings after their late-night gigs. Among the bands and artists Rook worked with at the time were Aerosmith, Boston, U2, James Brown and The Cars.
Massachusetts-based cannabis company MariMed is known for its pot brownies.