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Gourmet examines the future of “medibles,” that is, medical marijuana in edible or drinkable form—-the sort of culinary innovations that could one day be available here in the District, provided the city’s long-stalled medical marijuana program ever takes off.

In other states where the stuff is now legal (sort of), you find all sorts of herb-infused food products, ranging from “High Mountain Trail Mix” to “RedEye Pies” to “LaGanga”—-an altogether different spin on vegetarian lasagna.

Author Matthew Kronsberg argues, however, that “even more than at the table, the future of marijuana ingestion may be found at the bar; liquid extracts allow nearly any drink to be infused with cannabis, and beer and winemakers have already begun to embrace the possibilities of fusion.” Beer, in particular, is a good match, he adds: “[a]fter all, hops and marijuana are botanically speaking, kissing cousins.”

Yes, the District’s fledgling brewing industry could have a whole new boutique market to cater to.

Just imagine: DC Brau The Chronic.