Cannabis chef: Woman uses THC in high-end meals

Andrea Drummer is a cannabis chef. She infuses her food with THC, which is the chemical compound in marijuana that gives a euphoric high.

LOS ANGELES (CBS) - As more states move to legalize marijuana, the cannabis industry continues to grow. The culinary community is on the leading edge. Chefs who use THC as a special ingredient are in high demand.

Andrea Drummer is one of those cannabis chefs. She infuses her food with THC, which is the chemical compound in marijuana that gives a euphoric high.

"For me, I believe in proper dosing and responsible dosing, so I often do micro-dosing which is very small levels of THC," Drummer explained.

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She hosts exclusive pop-up dinners in Southern California. The classically trained chef goes beyond baked goods and candy. She creates a more sophisticated experience with her custom strains of oil and butter.

Drummer’s company “Elevation VIP” is a medical marijuana dispensary. It allows her to glaze a quail confit with cannabis blueberry barbecue sauce, served with forbidden rice.

But not everyone can join the party. You need to have a medical marijuana license to enjoy the THC-infused meal.

California legalized recreational marijuana last year, so technically only the host needs a license, but Drummer said she makes sure all her diners have one.

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She’s been entertaining clients from all walks of life for five years. They say they come for the conversation, stay for the food, and savor a gentle high.

"Like most people, my first edible was a brownie. It will throw you off because you get way too high,” said one of Drummer’s diners, B. Stewart. “But in these experiences, you're educated, and it's a paced high.”

"And the blending of the flavors is ridiculous," added Alberto Carbajo-Agrasar.

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The high dining experience starts at $200 per person.

Similar cannabis dinners can also be found in states where recreational marijuana is legal, like Colorado and Washington state.

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