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Marijuana-infused food products selling quickly

By Michelle San Miguel, Multimedia Journalist - Pueblo Chieftain Bureau/Telemundo Anchor, michelle.sanmiguel@krdo.com
Published On: Jan 06 2014 12:05:01 AM CST

Marijuana-infused food products selling quickly

PUEBLO COUNTY, Colo. -

Marijuana products are selling so quickly, one store ran out of marijuana-laced food products. In most cases, the edibles have a higher potency than smoking marijuana.

The Greener Side in Pueblo County sold out of its marijuana infused-food projects for recreational users on Saturday. All they have left are more potent edibles reserved for medical customers.

Hank Borunda, the owner of The Greener Side, said eating a candy containing 100 milligrams of THC, the active chemical in pot, is the equivalent of smoking two joints. 

"When you take an edible, it goes throughout your body. It's a relaxation. It's pure chill pretty much," said Joshua Borjon, a bud tender.

A medical marijuana customer, who asked to only be referred by his first name Sean, said, " I use it specifically to take care of the arthritis in the lower half of my body. I use it because I also have just regular trouble sleeping."

The store sells edibles in the form of lollipops, sweet and sour drops and peppermint candy. Some medical marijuana users consider edibles to be medicine. 

"The main people that really come in here for edibles are the people that are in pain," Borjon said. "The people that want to be discreet about it and people that don't like the whole act of smoking."

Sean said it's part of the cure for treating his arthritis. 

Borunda expects to be stocked up on edibles later this week. On average, an edible cost $15-$20 for a recreational user. 

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