Bend Company Whips Up Cannabis-Infused Nut Butter

Mix a money guy, a cannabis dispensary owner, an inventor and a diet writer and the result is a recipe for a marijuana-infused nut butter that claims to have healthful properties — and that packs a longer, smoother high.

For the past six months, Bend-based Lux Edibles has been selling a cinnamon bun-flavored almond nut butter infused with a cannabis distillate in 150 dispensaries around the state and has hopes for expanding that to 360 locations. The company also plans to expand its product line to include two more flavors and a squeeze pack for a single dose in the next couple of months. The nut butter is being made in a commercial kitchen in Portland.

The Lux Edibles founders brought a diverse set of skills to their company. Bryan Azur brought the business background. Nik Rueth formulated the nut butter. Nick Harsell, owner of High Grade Organics, had an understanding of the cannabis industry. And Cain Credicott, founder of Paleo Magazine Bend, possessed an understanding of healthy eating.

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