Wanted: Your Favorite Cannabis Recipes Got An Edible Recipe You Really Love? Send It Our Way!

The Fresh Toast is building its recipe box and we need your help!

Whether it’s your family’s traditional brownie recipe, a kicky hot sauce, mulled wine or pumpkin pie, if it’s made with cannabis, we’d love for you to share it with us.

Each month, we’ll chose a handful of submissions to add to our recipe section. And for a lucky few, we’ll turn your recipes into a short cooking video (giving you full credit, of course).

Please send your recipes to: consume@thefreshtoast.com

North American Cannabis Announces National Rollout of AmeriCanna Cafes

TEXAS: North American Cannabis Holdings thinks its cannabis-themed cafes could be the next big thing in fast food.  The company today announced its $2 million AmeriCanna Cafe 12-month revenue rollout plan targeting multi-brand quick-serve restaurant operators.

In a first step toward developing a cannabis themed restaurant for the health conscious consumer, North American Cannabis Holdings last year acquired a fitness cafe with a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.  The acquired fitness cafe includes a national brand named smoothie product.  The operation of the acquired fitness cafe has provided North American Cannabis Holdings with a platform for developing its AmeriCanna Cafe concept.  The Company realized approximately $500,000 in sales over the previous 12 months operating the fitness cafe.

North American Cannabis Holdings is now launching a campaign to franchise and license the AmeriCanna Cafe as a cannabis themed, fast casual concept to targeted multi-brand quick-serve restaurant operators.

Fast casual restaurants are a hybrid of fast food and casual dining restaurants. Fast casual restaurants provide fresher, higher quality and often more health conscious food items than a typical quick-serve restaurant while still appealing to a relatively “fast” dining experience mentality. Example fast casual restaurants include Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera Bread, Shake Shack, Habit Grill), Fiesta Restaurant Group, Noodles & Co, Zoe’s Kitchen, and Potbelly – all publicly traded. The fast casual segment makes up over $20 billion of the $580 billion restaurant sector.

North American Cannabis Holdings anticipates $1.5 million in revenue over the next 12 months to result from the opening of new AmeriCanna Cafe restaurants through license and franchise contracts with another $500,000 dollars to come in from the sale of our EVERx sports and fitness supplements.  The current forecast is estimated on only one license agreement expected to result in multiple AmeriCanna Cafe openings.  North American Cannabis Holdings is actively negotiating two additional agreements at this time and pursuing yet more.  Any additional agreements will potentially result in an upward revision of the current $2 million forecast.

Jerrick Media Launches Marijuana Lifestyle Vertical “Potent”

NEW JERSEY: Jerrick Media, a digital media and technology company focused on the development and marketing of branded digital content and e-commerce properties, announced today the launch of Potent, a new marijuana themed vertical.

Potent is a platform exploring the marijuana lifestyle and cannabis culture in an educated and informative fashion. The launch of Jerrick Media’s fourth vertical on its CMP Vocal, Potent has premiered Baked: Cooking with Mary Jean as its first digital series.  Baked, which was produced in Canada by LadyPants Productions, features Vancouver personality, pin-up model, and cannabis expert, Mary Jean Dunsdon, in a cooking show with one special ingredient: cannabis. This is the first digital series released through the Jerrick Media and LadyPants Productions collaboration. Baked is exclusively sponsored by Phant Extracts, aVancouver based company specializing in premium extracts.

Jerrick Media also released Baked: A Marijuana Cookbook in conjunction with the release of the digital series on Potent. The cookbook is the third in Jerrick Media’s canon of publishing, following The Mind’s Eye: The Art of OMNI and No One’s Pet: The Autobiography of Sheila Kennedy.

Commenting on the launch of Potent, Jerrick Media CEO Jeremy Frommer said, The launch of Potent, coupled with the premier of Baked, is another significant step forward for us in demonstrating the power of our platform and the value of our growing portfolio of digital media properties.  The Baked project has already paid for itself through presold advertising and sponsorship, placing us in a solid position with unlimited future upside from the start.  We look forward to building the Potent vertical as we continue to create a unique C2C platform with our thought provoking digital content.”

Jerrick Media is a digital media and technology company co-founded by former RBC Capital Markets Executive and Wall Street veteran, Jeremy Frommer, and his long time friend and business partner, movie and television producer, Rick Schwartz, whose credits include Black Swan, The Departed, and the Spike TV Series Lip Sync Battle.

Chicago Chef To Make Marijuana-Infused Edibles For Medical Pot Patients

ILLINOIS: A top chef may soon be causing the munchies even as she satisfies them.

Prominent Chicago chef Mindy Segal announced Tuesday she plans to create a line of cannabis-infused edible products for medical marijuana patients.

Segal, the owner of HotChocolate restaurant in Bucktown, has agreed to make a line of products for Cresco Labs, which plans to operate three cultivation centers in Illinois. Cresco maintains Segal is the first James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef to agree to bake for the cannabis industry.

Cannabis 101: Juicing

By Sue Vorenberg
Cannabis Daily Record

WASHINGTON:  Juicing is a growing trend in the health food community – and an excellent way to add more fruits and veggies into your diet in a concentrated form.

(cannabis leaves)

But there’s one added ingredient that, while somewhat difficult to get, can add even more healthy bang to your juice: Cannabis leaves (the parts of the plant that typically end up on the grow room floor or being recycled as mulch on a farm).

“Raw cannabis juice is the most nutritious fuel in the world, even when you put it up against something like kale,” said Farmer Tom Lauerman, a medical marijuana grower and activist in Vancouver, Washington. “It’s just loaded with everything.”

Cannabis juicing is becoming more popular in the medical marijuana community. It provides a wide array of vitamins and green nutrients, doesn’t get you high and it’s great as an anti-inflammatory, digestive aid and also helps with anxiety, said Pam Dyer, who runs the Twice Baked in Washington medical site and is a member of the Marijuana Business Association.

High Class Dining: Colorado Restaurant Introduces Weed-And-Food Pairing Menu

COLORADO:  When you go to a gourmet restaurant, you might find yourself asking the sommelier to recommend a fine wine to complement your meal.

But now, as more states begin to legalize recreational marijuana use, diners will soon be asking another question: What fine weed will enhance my dining experience? [Read more…]

One Bunch Of Fresh Cannabis Leaves

NEW YORK: The first edition of “The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book, ” in 1954, censored the recipe for “Haschich Fudge.” (It made it into the paperback, in 1960, and from there more chocolate-y, childlike versions entered the repertoires of hosts everywhere.) The recipe, which Toklas attributes to her friend Brion Gysin, contains a sly warning about sourcing:

“Obtaining the canibus may present certain difficulties, but the variety known as canibus sativa grows as a common weed, often unrecognized, everywhere in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa; besides being cultivated as a crop for the manufacture of rope. In the Americas, while often discouraged, its cousin, called canibus indica, has been observed even in city window boxes.” [Read more…]