Food and cannabis go hand in hand, and there are dozens of tasty recipes you can create with your favorite strain or concentrate if you’re planning to entertain guests over the weekend or just want to try something new.
If you live in a state where it’s legal to buy weed from dispensaries, check out these best cannabis edible recipes before you head to the store.
If you live in an area where cannabis isn’t legal, some of these can still be replicated with local ingredients — all of them will help make your dinner party the talk of the town!
Recreational cannabis became legal in California on January 1, 2018.
While that means that anyone 21 and older can purchase marijuana products with or without a medical card, it also means things are pretty confusing for now. That’s especially true when it comes to edibles.
How much weed should you put in a chocolate bar?
What about a cupcake? Is a brownie medicated if it doesn’t taste like pot? And how do you make any of these desserts at home?
Since THC is fat-soluble, making cannabis brownies with butter is a classic edibles technique. To make these homemade brownies, you’ll need 1/4 cup unsalted butter 2 eggs, 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 ounces dark chocolate chips, 3/4 teaspoon baking powder, 5 milliliters vegetable oil, a dash of peppermint extract, 20 grams ground cannabis bud.
The preparation is also quite easy. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Next, melt your dark chocolate and vegetable oil in a microwave-safe bowl; stir until smooth.
Add in your cannabis (or not), peppermint extract, and baking powder; stir until evenly distributed. Enjoy your cannabis brownies.
Smoking is by far the most popular way to consume cannabis. However, in general, it’s not recommended for beginners. Instead, opt for cannabis edibles like gummies or other candies to get your dosage correct.
Once you know how much THC your body can handle, consider using marijuana strains with higher levels of CBD—the non-psychoactive cannabinoid that also has medical properties—to treat conditions like anxiety and insomnia without getting high.
There are lots of different types of cannabis edibles available so it’s important to start slowly if you’re new to taking them to avoid consuming too much THC at once.
Another edible weed recipe, cannabis lollipops are fun to make with kids. You can even get creative with colors and flavors to turn them into pot-flavored gummy bears or sour patch kids!
To begin, you’ll need: one-quarter cup water; one half teaspoon organic sugar; 5 grams cannabis flower (trim away any leaves and shake vigorously);
An 8-ounce canning jar; a double boiler; a candy thermometer; silicone molds of your choice in a variety of shapes such as stars, hearts, or rounds (most craft stores sell these in every color imaginable); chopsticks.
First, add one quarter cup water and one-half teaspoon organic sugar to an 8-ounce canning jar and place it in a double boiler.
Edibles or marijuana-infused food and drinks are a great way to get high if you’re not into smoking or vaporizing, but edibles also present a few more health risks than smoking weed.
Make sure you get the right ingredients and cannabis products when preparing your edibles.