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People who enjoy puffin’ on the ol’ jazz grass may want to prepare to ask for extra gravy at this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, at least if they can get their hands on a new, THC-infused version of the staple sauce that’s now available for the holidays. And while the idea of being baked like a fresh apple pie around extended family may or may not sound like the worst idea in history (we’re in the former camp), the good news, maybe, is that the marijuana gravy takes effect in a shockingly short period of time. Which means folks who decide to partake won’t have to worry about passing any dishes ’cause they’ll be passed out themselves.

The cannabis-infused gravy, which comes via Thrillist, is one of the latest marijuana edibles created by California-based company, KIVA Confections. Established in early 2019, KIVA’s mission has been to provide “an edible [THC] product that was potent, consistent, and enjoyable to consume” for the “desperately underserved” cannabis-infused food market. An admirable goal, to be sure, although we’re going to go ahead and guess that anybody who slurps up a decent helping of KIVA’s THC gravy is going to feel desperately underserved no matter what amount of food scraps they toss down their own salivating Sarlacc.

For anybody unfamiliar with the physiological impacts of marijuana—insert rolling tumbleweed made of… weed—one of its major side effects is what’s colloquially referred to as “the munchies.” Which is mentioned here only because it’s delightful, or perhaps a bit frightening, to imagine just how much Thanksgiving food a person high as a Darth Vader hot air balloon would hoover up given the chance. Seriously though, would a holiday feast and a bunch of stoned dinner guests annihilate like matter and antimatter, flinging particles of stuffing and cranberry sauce in all directions?

A video describing the unique properties of KIVA Confections’ edibles. 

Perhaps the most impressive part of KIVA’s cannabis-infused gravy is that it apparently doesn’t work on the body like other edibles do. The company notes in a blog post describing the gravy that the psychedelic sauce “is made with cutting-edge technology that bypasses edibles’ normally lengthy trip through the liver, instead absorbing into the soft tissue and stomach.” The company points out that this allows the THC in the gravy to take effect in as little as two minutes. And even though we’re most definitely not devil’s lettuce aficionados, that seems like an impressively short period of time for an edible to take effect.

But how about the gravy’s taste? Should consumers of this dank, liquid daydream be wary of some gnarly battering of their ‘buds? (We said “buds” hehehehe.) Nay, is the answer to that question; KIVA says that the gravy utilizes familiar Thanksgiving ingredients, such as turkey stock, salt, onion, and garlic, so odds are people won’t even notice the difference between the normal stuff and the good stuff. Just make sure no squares accidentally down the trippy brown because they won’t be able to get off the gravy boat until it’s docked once again with reality.

KIVA’s Turkey Gravy packets, which contain a powder that must be mixed with water, are available for a limited time only. They can be found at all Sweet Flower shops in Los Angeles, and Grass Roots stores in San Francisco.

Feature image: Kimberly Vardeman