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More cannabis ice cream will be coming to Massachusetts

Boston's Emack & Bolio's and MariMed expect to release flavors later this year

Olivia Vanni
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Olivia Vanni

Prepare to seriously chill out because Emack & Bolio’s and MariMed are partnering to launch a new line of cannabis-infused ice cream later this year.

The beloved Boston ice cream chain and the Norwood-based cannabis company have joined forces to create every pothead’s dream: a selection of weed ice creams, which will be sold in both vegan and full-dairy options. Many specifics about these forthcoming frozen edibles are still all hush-hush, including exactly when they’ll be hitting dispensary shelves and how many milligrams of THC they’ll actually contain. However, these local institutions did disclose that they hope to bring us a number of “outrageous flavors”, all of which will contain MariMed’s blend of full spectrum, natural cannabinoids and terpenes derived from whole marijuana plants. 

When these sweet, pot-laced scoops do roll out, they’ll first be sold right here in Massachusetts, before becoming available in other states where cannabis is legal. These ice cream offerings will join MariMed’s long list of existing cannabis products, which include delicious edibles like Betty’s Eddies fruit chews, Bubby’s Baked baked goods and Vibations drink mixes. 

As Bostonians know all too well, Emack & Bolio’s has been a Bay State staple since 1975. Considered one of the best ice cream shops in Boston, it dishes out playful flavors, like bananas foster and grasshopper pie, and is also known for its small-batch vegan creations. Its other claim to fame: decadent cones covered either in marshmallow or chocolate, and then sprinkled with toppings like crushed Oreos, Fruit Loops, jimmies and shaved coconut… which kind of sounds like the perfect vehicle for consuming these upcoming cannabis scoops, in our opinion.

Emack & Bolio's and MariMed will be joining Plant Jam's Cloud Creamery in the frozen edible space. The Framingham company, founded by chef David Yusefzadeh, was the first to make cannabis ice cream available in Massachusetts, opening its doors earlier this summer.

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