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Pop Star Kelis Will Host MERRY JANE's New Cannabis Cooking Show on Netflix
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The singer, professionally-trained chef, and cannabis lover will spearhead "Cooked with Cannabis," Netflix’s latest foray into cannabis entertainment, which was co-produced by MERRY JANE. Expect some marijuana milkshakes.
Published on March 20, 2020

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If you’ve spent the last week finishing every show and movie on Netflix that you could possibly find, we’ve got some good news. There’s a new cooking competition coming to the streaming service that's all about cannabis — and it was co-produced by MERRY JANE, too.

The new show, Cooked with Cannabis, will feature pop star Kelis — of “Milkshake” fame — as host, while professional chefs battle it out creating THC, CBD, and terpene-infused dishes for the chance at a grand prize of $10,000.

After her time as a Billboard-topping musician, Kelis moved on to a career in the culinary arts, where she eventually trained as a saucier at Le Cordon Bleu school in Paris. Now, after a recent appearance on a reality singing show, Kelis is ready to take center stage and bring cannabis-infused cooking to a broad audience.

“Anyone that knows me, knows how much I love my Netflix, so this is a dream come true. Interestingly, this was one of those things that I didn’t go looking for, it kind of came to me,” Kelis wrote in an Instagram post announcing the show. “As a chef, I was intrigued by the food and as an everyday person, I was interested in how powerful this topic is in today’s society. In this country, many things have been used systematically to oppress groups of people, but this is so culturally important for us to learn and grow together.”

Netflix itself has had a long, complicated history with cannabis-infused entertainment. In 2017 the streaming giant teamed up with a Los Angeles dispensary to release real weed strains named after several Netflix original series. Earlier this year, though, the company decided to remove all cannabis programming from its services in Singapore, raising questions about international censorship.

As more and more people across the globe continue to quarantine themselves to protect communities from the spread of the coronavirus, “Netflix and chill” has taken on new meaning in a lot of lives. As such, we’ll be waiting on the edge of our seat, milkshakes in hand, for the latest bit of weedy entertainment. 

In true stoner fashion, Cooked with Cannabis will debut on Netflix on 4/20. And MERRY JANE couldn't be more excited about the project. 

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Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.
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