Cannabis Edibles 101
Why would you use cannabis edibles?
Eating weed produces a different high than smoking weed does. Some describe it as “deeper” or as having more of a body sensation.
When you throat is feeling a little scratchy or flat out raw, you may not feel like smoking weed to get high.
If you are afraid that someone will smell pot on your breath or on your clothes, eating pot offers a valuable alternative.
This may be a shock to you, but some people don’t enjoy the taste of weed when smoked. If you are one of these people, you can see how eating the weed in a sweet food will help to mask the taste and still get you high.
Don’t expect to get high right away when eating pot in food. The high usually takes 40-60 minutes to fully “creep” up on you. Also, if you consume a lot, don’t expect to do much the rest of the day. Eating pot can really burn you out.
POT BUTTER / CANNABIS BUTTER
Cooking with pot butter allows you the freedom to eat your weed without biting into any stems and seeds. Why would you spend so much time cooking a dessert just to have it ruined by the suspended scraps of weed? By following the recipe in this chapter, you will be able to create one batch of pot butter to be used in any recipe you like. You can use the recipes I have given or create your own, but the key is to have fun.
Pot Butter will make your entire house smell for at least a day. Make sure that everyone in your household is cool with your cooking endeavors because you will not be able to hide the stench.
Consider Cooking With Cannabis Extracts
While cannabis cooking usually involves buds, you can also cook with extracts. Extracts such as cannabis oil or CBD oil make for a convenient way to infuse your cooking with cannabinoids. MCT oil-based extracts are particularly easy to use, since they can be used in any recipe that calls for oil. Just be careful not to make things too hot, since high temperatures can denature and deactivate cannabinoids.
CHRONIC VS. STRESS
When cooking with marijuana it is recommended that you use a low to medium grade harvest. This may seem contrary to what you have read thus far, but good weed is simply too expensive to eat and the “high” produced by consuming quality weed is not worth the extra cost. Save your chronic for another day.
FOR BEST RESULTS
For best results, don’t smoke weed before eating your cannabis treats. You be will tempted to break out your best piece while waiting for the high to kick in; try to hold out. When you realize you are high (and haven’t smoked herb all day) it’s really cool!
CANNABIS BUTTER PREPARATION AND RECIPE QUICK LINKS
- Pot Butter
- Crippling Chip Cookies
- Chronic Chip Brownies
- Burner Brownies
- Buzznana Bread
- Rice Creeper Treats
- Easy-Baked Cupcakes
- Crazy Cocoa Cupcakes