Pass the cream and the cannabis coffee, please ...

Hitting the market soon is a new type of coffee pot ... or, more to the point, pot coffee.

In the wake of California's legalization of medical marijuana and its green light for recreational marijuana use, San Diego tech-oriented entrepreneurs have come up with a new wake-up call: cannabis coffee pods. Each pod has 10 milligrams of THC, marijuana's active ingredient.

Called Brewbudz, the marijuana flower-containing Arabica coffee beans pods are designed to pop into your Keurig machine to brew cannabis coffee. (Or, cannabis cocoa for non-coffee lovers.) Its website says French vanilla and hazelnut flavors are next.

The San Diego-based company, Cannabiniers, introduced its Brewbudz at the recent Hightimes Cannabis Cup in Nevada, touting its java as ideal in social situations where smoking isn't appropriate. The price? $7 a pop - not too far afield from a cup of Starbucks.

Cannabiniers' Vice President Jeffry Paul said it's being rolled out in Nevada in early July and in California about 60 days later. The coffee pods will be sold at medical marijuana dispensaries. A doctor's prescription will be necessary until California's recreational use guidelines go into effect after the first of the year.

For the non-coffee aficionados, BrewBudz offers a weed-infused tea. Its first flavors are breakfast blend (black) and chamomile with green tea soon to come.

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