Posted on May 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM
Sunday, May 18 at 10:15 AM
SEATTLE-- A modern day Gold Rush where local entrepreneurs are striking it rich.
Inside a nondescript SODO loft lies the literal melting pot of two industries: marijuana and Seattle's foodie culture.
"This truly is the end of prohibition. I think this is one of the greatest opportunities of the 21st century," said chef Jeremy Cooper.
Copper uses a revolutionary botanical extractor called "Magical Butter." It makes marijuana infused butter and oils in just hours, instead of what use to take up to a day.
"Who wants to eat cookies all the time filled with cannabis? It's not healthy," he added.
He's not the only one cooking up a plan to get rich. "American Cannabis Company Inc" does consulting work for the cannabis industry. On Friday, it became the first publicly traded marijuana related company.
"The sky is endless there's a bunch of different opportunities to be explored because of legislation," said the company's COO, Trent Woloveck.
The sky is endless and so is the menu apparently. Chef Cooper is creating the country's first food truck with pot-laced goodies. Think: high end sandwiches with a cerebral kick. He debuted his creation in Denver recently. This summer he plans to open up permanently in Seattle.
The chef said the main dishes are about as strong as a glass of wine with 20-25 mg of THC while the desserts are more like a Long Island Iced Tea.