Seeing as there are already devices dubbed as the Keurig of beer or even the Keurig of fresh tortillas, it was only a matter of time before someone came along and made the Keurig of weed, right? Well, the time of convenient pod-based bong hits is almost here, folks, thanks to an ex-Keurig executive and his new company, CannaKorp.
As explained in a recent report by The Boston Globe, the Massachusetts-based company is developing an ultra-convenient marijuana vaporizing machine designed for easy, one-touch use -- you know, just like your damn Keurig coffee maker. The company said it has already raised close to $1.6 million from investors and plans to launch the vaporizer under the name CannaCloud, along with a lineup of single-use CannaCups (think K-cups, but for weed), sometime in 2017. What a time to be alive.
Basically, the device will work by heating your pod enough to release the, uh, active ingredients without actually burning the marijuana and creating smoke, then you breathe in the vapors from a sleek canister. A video on CannaKorp's website claims the whole process takes only a minute. The pods themselves will be filled with the green stuff by licensed growers, per the report. So far, there's no word on how much the thing will cost, but it's probably safe to assume that you won't be able to use your 20% off coupon at Bed Bath & Beyond to buy it.