I've been called "classy" by my smoker friends since I'm an edibles-only girl. On top of that, I've always been a baker. Then I went to college.
In 2019, I'm no longer afraid to say it—I smoke a ton of weed. Well, maybe smoke isn't necessarily the right word anymore, so let me rephrase that: I consume a large amount of THC. After all, smoking weed is SO 2018. I think it's important to switch up your methods, especially when you're looking at it from a health standpoint. Smoking weed isn't necessarily conducive for your health, but intaking it in other ways is.
We’ve all been there: we take a huge bite out of a brownie or cookie, expecting it to taste like sweet, fudgey heaven. Then we get a huge hit of dirty tasting herb that almost ruins the experience (I only say “almost” as it often makes up for itself in 45-60 minutes). How can you avoid something like that? Well, you can start by making your own treats. But here are some tips on how to make sure you herbal delights taste like the treats they’re intended to be!
CBD is a fantastic herbal extract with medicinal value, but not everybody is comfortable smoking or vaporizing it. This isn’t a problem because you can take CBD oil in many ways, including in food and drinks – and it gives you the same therapeutic effects. With CBD edibles, you’re basically introducing a food solvent such as coconut oil which speeds up absorption and delivers the effects fast.
Everyone knows that cannabis and cannabinoids have started a medical revolution in the past few years, but just how beneficial are CBD-based products for your health?
Is there anything more iconic in pot culture than the beauty of baked goods made with love... and weed? Maybe that’s a little over the top, but there sure is something great about eating those special brownies. If you have a budding chef that you need to shop, for there are some great gifts for people who love to bake pot brownies.
The edible can be a magical blend of your two favorite foods to indulge in: sugar and cannabis. The trick is having the right recipe to have a truly enjoyable desert. The world has grown to include so much more than just pot brownies for good cannabis dining. You now can find cookbooks on cannabis desserts, drinks, hamburgers, eggs, and much more.
So, already being an experienced cannabis user for years, I decided that instead of spending my money on edibles, I would make them myself for once. Knowing it would be a time consuming process, I was ready. I was going to make cannabis infused milk. "Milk?" you may think, but really you can infuse any food that contains a high amount of fat such as butter or oil, or in my case, milk that had a high content of fat in it.
Making marijuana edibles is easier than ever if you know the essential ingredients involved. Some of the best weed recipes out there can be achieved simply by using canna-butter or canna-oil, which are cannabis-infused versions of classic butter and oil ingredients. Cooking with cannabis is preferable for many over smoking marijuana because the high can last longer and be stronger. Though it takes longer to feel the THC high from edibles and it can be hard to measure out the amount of THC in edibles as opposed to smoked THC, it is a preference for many. Not ingesting smoke is a great benefit of marijuana edibles over inhalation. Whether you like one, the other, or both options when consuming your THC, here are some of the best weed recipes you can create.
30 years have passed since I last used any sort of cannabis. I took my final hit on a joint the night before my wedding. My matron of honor and her husband, staying in a room just down the hotel hall, offered it to me to calm my nerves. I wasn't nervous about getting married, but I was dealing with the fact that my mother had shown up the day before after avoiding me for a couple of months. I was shaken up by her appearance. She was skin and bones and very sick from a recurrence of cancer. I used the marijuana to relax enough to go to sleep.
Preparing edibles is like learning to ride a bike—once you've got it down, there's no going back. There are a few very common mistakes that can easily be avoided and will ensure that your canna-goodies turn out brain-meltingly good. The most wide spread problem is people do not "decarboxylate" their medication before preparing an ingestible formulation, such as edibles or an infused beverage.
I remember the last time I tried a high-dosage edible. This moment was a long string of extremely poor judgment mistakes on my part, all of which eventually worked to teach me important lessons which I would later throw out the window—because, let's face it, I am not very wise.