“Welcome to Psychedelicatessen, a weekly column exploring the world of cannabis cuisine, including recipes from the great chefs and ganjapreneurs who fuel our appetite for adventure.”
A burning desire for independence leads countless entrepreneurs into the expanding edibles industry, as smaller producers vie for shelf space in an increasingly crowded market. While it’s becoming more difficult to bootstrap such an enterprise as bigger competitors move in, many young people are still determined to make a name for themselves in the cannabis space.
One such couple, Chrissa and Ross, are driven by their passion for the plant, along with a desire to be their own bosses. Chrissa, a 29-year-old former bartender and hairstylist from Nebraska, met Ross shortly after moving to Los Angeles, where the two struck up a romantic relationship, followed by a business partnership. A longtime member of NORML and SSDP, Ross had experience working in dispensaries and maintaining boutique