Food Network Debuts Cannabis Cooking Show 'Chopped 420'

The Food Network's latest content has high hopes for its viewers.

Chopped 420 is a cannabis-laden twist on Chopped, which will task contestants with the challenge of cooking with marijuana. The spin-off series will reportedly feature four chefs competing for a $10,000 grand prize by developing a full-course meal—appetizer, main course, and dessert—that incorporates cannabis in each dish.

Chopped 420 will be hosted by comedian Ron Funches alongside chef judges Esther Choi, Luke Reyes, Sam Talbot, along with cannabis activist Laganja Estranja and comedian Tacarra Williams.

Although marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, a number of states have passed legislation to decriminalize it, including New York State as recently as this past week. 36 states have made medical marijuana legal while 16 have decriminalized it in total.

The "cooking with cannabis" trend has seen more and more popularity over the years thanks to shows like Vice's Bong Appetite and Netflix's Cooking on High.

Chopped 420, named after the "high" holiday, will begin streaming on discovery+ April 20.

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