Well, we did it, Florida: Medical marijuana has been signed into law by Gov.
movie villain Rick Scott.
While it's not time to pull the bongs out just yet -- the bill allows only the use of a noneuphoric strain (it won't get you high) to treat certain diseases -- it's a major step forward in our half-conservative state.
Anyway, we just want to make sure you're ready in case full legalization goes into effect. Or just to give you some advice for your ahead-of-the-law habits, in case you're in need.
Rather than be at the mercy of chain delivery pizza or greasy Chinese takeout, we've compiled a list of five dishes to pick up before you get stoned.
Eat the Tea, Fort Lauderdale
This Victoria Park shop looks like a pseudo bohemian's paradise. It's filled with comfy couches and cute string lights -- if weed were legal, you'd totally want to light one up inside. Alas, you cannot. But the shop offers a vegan pothead's dream sammie. The banana kale sandwich combines sunflower-seed butter, bitter kale, sweet banana slices, and a layer of sweet jam, stacked between two pieces of fresh, pillowy wheat bread.
Rhino Doughnut & Coffee, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea
We're pretty sure the inventors of gourmet doughnuts were a bunch of tokers. Think about it: it mixes fried foods with sweets and off-the-wall toppings. Ya think those folks were sober? With one location already open and several more opening their doors throughout South Florida, this local chain is soon to be the better version of Krispy Kreme for potheads. (And we already know how successful that "Hot Now" sign has been for those with the munchies.) Here, we say go for whatever you want. There's no doing wrong with weed and doughnuts.
Taco Prince, Boca Raton
Burritos may not be Mexican, but it's the beloved dish of weed lovers. And this Boca Raton spot has one of the strangest versions in all of Broward and Palm Beach combined. The California Burrito incorporates carne asada, French fries, guacamole, avocado slices, pico de gallo, and cheese into one easy-to-hold (your other hand will be free for some smoke) stoner snack. Just a guess: We think they were high as fuck when they came up with it too. (We cannot confirm this.)
The Pickle Barrel Deli, Deerfield Beach
Bigger is always better, especially after you've smoked a big fat one. This place touts its goods as "world's largest sandwich." Whether that's actually true, we have no idea. But we can say that it does offer some of the heftiest sandwiches in the tricounty area -- hey, that counts for something.
They're weirdly (yet delightfully) gelatinous and filled with ice cream. What's not to like when you're feeling kind of buzzed? These Japanese desserts are composed of a jelly-like rice flour exterior and are filled with different flavors of the world's favorite frozen dessert. Authentic flavors like green tea, red bean, and black sesame can be found at most Asian specialty stores. And Whole Foods has gourmet Westernized versions in combos like raspberry white chocolate and passion fruit (our personal faves).
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