ROCHESTER, Minn. – A Cannabis chef is looking into opening a restaurant in Rochester. Rochester native Payton Curry is an award-winning chef who studied at the Culinary Institute of America. He now lives in Arizona where he’s at the center of the cannabis dining arena. He operates a kitchen that stocks over 50 dispensaries in Arizona and California with high-end, healthful Cannabis edibles. Curry has also opened restaurants that specialize in using the cannabis plant in cuisine.
“Utilizing the vegetable of cannabis instead of just using it to get stoned or get baked, we’ve been using it as a supplement for people to carry on a non-toxic form of pain relief,” Curry explains.
Some of the dishes he serves at his restaurants are infused with THC, which is the mind-altering compound of the Cannabis plant that produces a “high.” THC is not legal in Minnesota or Iowa without a