TIME Food & Drink

This Marijuana Food Truck Can Get You High

The Samich truck's take on PB&J MagicalButter.com

Washington state residents now have a chance to try pot-infused truffle popcorn and other treats

The “munchies” are going artisanal. After debuting in Denver on 4/20, a marijuana food truck is expected to open at a farmer’s market in Washington state this weekend.

But will its meals get customers high?

“Yes,” says Garyn Angel, who runs the refurbished school bus, dubbed “Samich,” both a shorthand for sandwich and an acronym for Savory Accessible Marijuana Infused Culinary Happiness.

Customers will be able to choose between four cannabis-infused meals at Jet City Farmer’s Market in the city of Everett, Wash. between 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday:

  • Danksgiving,” a grilled turkey sandwich with stuffing, homemade gravy and cranberry chutney on cornbread.
  • A take on the peanut butter and jelly sandwich on five-grain bread boasting homemade nut butter, banana, infused-honey, and jelly (a blend of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cherry and pomegranate). Bacon bits optional.
  • A Vietnamese pork banh mi, a sandwich with pulled pork, pickled cabbage, vegetables, sriracha aioli and infused garlic butter on a French roll.
  • Truffle popcorn.
The pork banh mi MagicalButter.com

The Samich truck is a promotion for Angel’s company MagicalButter.com, which sells an appliance intended to help people make cannabis-infused cooking oils at home and wants to market itself to medical marijuana patients.

All dishes are in the suggested serving size, which is worth noting in light of growing food safety concerns about pot edibles. Maureen Dowd recently wrote a column in the New York Times about getting uncomfortably high from eating an entire pot chocolate bar in Denver because the label didn’t warn novices to break it up into 16 pieces. Last month, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed two safety bills to both ensure labels are not misleading and attempt to determine an appropriate serving size of concentrated marijuana to prevent overeating in light of recent deaths.

In Washington state, regulations require samples to pass a “microbiological screening” and commercial pot kitchens to be inspected before such chefs can be licensed, the Associated Press recently reported. Marijuana retail sales are expected to start in a couple of weeks, and Governor Jay Inslee just announced an “emergency set of rules” ordering approval of marijuana edible packaging to make sure there are not cartoonish images that may appeal to children, The New York Times reports this week.

In general, when it comes to consuming cannabis-infused food and drink as safely as possible, “If you don’t know what you’re doing, less is more,” says Angel. “Take it slow.”

TIME World Cup

World Cup Urinals Spark Pissing Matches

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For soccer whizzes

World Cup-themed filters have been put in urinals in the men’s room at a Shanghai mall, Reuters reports. The Telegraph described them as “wee-to-score.” No word on whether the games will be live-streamed.

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TIME nation

Totally Rad Green Bay Cop Patrols on Skateboard

He hopes to promote healthy living and show that not all skateboarders are troublemakers.

There is a new Sk8erboi turning heads in Green Bay, Wisconsin: a police officer on a skateboard.

The self-proclaimed “Skateboard Cop” Joel Zwicky boasts a longboard with red and blue LED lights, an attempt to make patrol officers — and skateboarders in general — seem more approachable. “It gets us more exercise, and it also helps us talk to people because the squad is kind of a barrier for us,” he told WFRV.

TIME politics

Watch Congressional Leaders Join Hands and Sing ‘We Shall Overcome’

It's exactly as awkward as you'd expect

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In what looked like a rare moment of bipartisanship, Democratic and Republican congressional leaders joined hands Tuesday and sang “We Shall Overcome” during a ceremony that honored the fiftieth anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Lawmakers also posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King.

The members of Congress swaying from side to side are Senator Carl Levin (D-Mich.), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

And no, Boehner isn’t crying in this clip.

TIME animals

Woman Climbs Into Lion Cage to Feed Them Cookies

A lion at the London Zoo plays with a football in honor of the 2014 World Cup kick off in London on June 12, 2014.
A lion at the London Zoo plays with a football in honor of the 2014 World Cup kick off in London on June 12, 2014. Terry Scott—Demotix/Corbis

Oh my!

The Memphis Zoo has banned a woman for life because she jumped the barrier of the lion enclosure to feed them cookies, the Associated Press reports.

Last week she was caught throwing objects into the exhibit, according to a zoo spokesperson. After climbing the barrier, she started singing to the wild animals about how much she missed them.

“I’ve never seen someone singing to a lion before,” witness Michelle Beasley told WMC Action News 5. “It was really loud.”

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TIME viral

That Moment When a Baby Discovers His Eyebrows Can Make People Laugh

He's positively thrilled about it

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Some people grow up to hate their reflection in the mirror, but right now, this baby can’t get enough of it, wiggling his eyebrows repeatedly and cracking up.

TIME animals

Chill Jersey Shore Shark Grabs an Afternoon Snack off a Fishing Boat

It stole the fishermen's chum bag right off their boat

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Fishermen got a great scare over the weekend when a great white shark rushed up to their boat, according to NBC Philadelphia.

It reportedly stole the chum bag of fish off the side of the boat at 28-Mile Wreck, where a World War II shipwreck took place off of Cape May, New Jersey.

According to the South Jersey Times, the fisherman Steve Clark was tagging sharks for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as part of the conservation effort Apex Predators Program.

Cue Jaws theme.

 

TIME Bizarre

An American Got Stuck in a Stone Vagina Sculpture in Germany

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No word yet on whether he was trying to take a selfie

An American exchange student got stuck inside a stone sculpture of a vagina last week in Germany.

It took more than 20 emergency responders Friday to free the young man, according to reports in the German newspaper Süddeutsche and The Guardian. He had wedged himself inside Pi Chacan, a 2001 stone sculpture by Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara, in front of Tübingen University’s Institute for Microbiology and Virology. The police in Tübingen first learned of the incident when they received a call reporting that “a person is stuck in a stone vulva.”

The city’s mayor Boris Palmer said he could not understand how the student got himself in that situation in the first place, “even taking into account adolescent fantasy,” Süddeutsche reports.

No word on whether the student was trying to take a selfie.

TIME Food & Drink

Two Words: Ramen Fries

Drool

The ultimate comfort food is getting a side of fries with that.

Foodbeast reports Keizo Shimamoto, the creator of the ramen burger — a burger with ramen patties as the buns — will soon come out with ramen fries. He posted a photo of what appears to be deep-fried ramen noodles on Facebook. New York City foodies will be able to buy the creation at the centers for artisanal food in Brooklyn, Smorgasburg, Brooklyn Flea, and the Berg’n beer hall and restaurant.

Could lunch hour come any sooner?

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