Ben & Jerry Pot Lace Ice Cream Is On The Way

Co-Founder Ben Cohen Likes The Idea Of Cannabis-Infused Ice Cream

The KFC Corporation has stepped into the cannabis-infused food business, so the idea of cannabis-infused ice cream makes some sense. A Richmond, California company is already making pot-laced ice cream for California medical marijuana prescription holders. Ben & Jerry’s ice cream would be a natural fit once marijuana is legalized in most states, or it is taken off the FDA’s Schedule1 drug list.

Susan McGalla stated that the company  co-founder Ben Cohen is on board, and Jerry Greenfield is warming up to the idea since they both have experimented with pot in the past. Pot-infused food is here to stay. Food manufacturers around the country want to get a piece of the lucrative marijuana business, but some are more excited than others. The stigma of pot smoking is still a major roadblock for some companies in the food industry.

Ben & Jerry’s has always been a company that’s not afraid of stepping into the unknown pond of consumer likes and dislikes. The company already has 17 names for their pot-infused products. How many of those flavors actually hit retailers around the country is still in the planning stage.

Ben and Jerry Go on the Record to Say They’d Support a Marijuana-infused Ice Cream, but the Company Won’t

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, the men behind Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream went on the record with the Huffington Post to say they would be behind a marijuana-infused ice cream, wherever marijuana is legal.

According to the duo, they could see how the two would go together, and slyly indicated they may have some experience with the substance, but they have a legal team that surely would strike down the notion.

According to the pair, they are for marijuana legalization, as they don’t see the point of putting people in jail for not hurting other people, but stoners dreaming of a marijuana ice cream will probably have to continue dreaming as the duo noted on their site. According to Greenfield if it was up to him, the ice cream would be made, but they have wiser heads in the company, and they’d be unlikely to go for the concoction.

For Ben and Jerry lovers, however, there are a couple of flavors that pay homage to the stoner culture. Satisfy my Bowl, a flavor that pays homage to Bob Marley was recently released. The flavor include banana ice cream with caramel and cookie swirls. Chocolate peace signs also dot the frozen treat. Magic Brownie is another flavor that is popular among Dave Matthews Band fans. The ice cream has a black raspberry base, swirled with sweet cream ice cream and brownie bites.