How about you turn your love for weed into a love for cooking? Edibles are healthy, delicious, long-lasting, and they can be made pretty discreet. Here are some beginner-friendly recipes that you can use to start making edibles at home. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even make money from selling them someday.
The Basics of Edibles
You are going to see the word “decarboxylation” being mentioned a whole lot in this list. You see, the THC in the weed needs heat to become active. When you are smoking or vaping it, the process of turning weed into smoke has the necessary heat to activate THC. In order to use cannabis in recipes, however, you need to activate the THC beforehand through a process called decarboxylation.
The idea behind it is simple: put your weed in the oven for about thirty minutes until it becomes brown, and then it’ll be ready to be used on foods. The temperature should be about 250ºF; it shouldn’t burn the weed, just heat it. Once you have your decarboxylated weed, you can get started on the recipes below.
1. Weed Chocolate
Chocolate is both delicious and healthy. As the byproduct cacao seeds, chocolate is basically solid vegetable juice. What makes it unhealthy is all the sugars and other additives that are used to make chocolate more delicious. This is why, in order to get the most benefits, you should go with dark and bitter chocolate.
Turning chocolate into edibles is also pretty easy and convenient. All you need to do is decarboxylate the cannabis, grind it to a fine powder, then add it to molten chocolate. Different recipes will have different steps, but that’s the gist of it. The decarboxylation process is the trickiest part of the recipe, and you can skip if you have some cannabis butter you can use.
2. Cannabis Butter
All you need in order to make cannabis butter is butter, decarboxylated weed, and water. Everything needs to be boiled together for several hours, but once it’s done, you’ll have a nice treat that can go with anything. Cannabis butter can be used to make a wide array of edibles, including the chocolate mentioned above. You can also use it to make everything more fun. Want to get high from eating toast or turkey? Add cannabis butter and go to town.
3. Cannabis Ice Cream
There are many ways to make cannabis ice cream, and most of them quite simple. Recipes often involve cream and either decarboxylated cannabis or cannabis butter, and they can be as easy as mixing everything together and freezing it.
4. Cannabis Tea
It’s like tea, but even more relaxing. You can make tea out of cannabis leaves, just like you would any other herb. However, unless you decarb the leaves first, the tea won’t make you high. Alternatively, you can make tea using hot water, a teaspoon of cannabis butter, and honey for a sweetener.
5. Cannabis Brownies
The easiest way to make cannabis brownies is to just buy brownie mix and then follow the instructions on the box. Find a mix that requires oil, and when it’s time to add the oil, mix grounded down decarboxylated cannabis with it. Then follow the rest of the instructions and enjoy your delicious cannabis treat. The same method works for making CBD brownies at home, by the way. Just add some of Cibdol’s CBD oil to the recipe.