Cannabis Edibles: How to make cannabis-infused edibles
As a cannabis blogger and passionate consumer of cannabis, I want to share with you a delicious recipe for cannabis-infused edibles. These edibles are a great alternative to smoking and provide a longer-lasting high. However, it’s important to remember that the effects of edibles can take longer to kick in, so be patient and start with a low dose.
What are cannabis edibles?
Cannabis edibles are foods and drinks that are infused with cannabis. The cannabis can be added to the recipe in the form of cannabis oil, cannabis butter, or cannabis tincture. Edibles can range from sweet treats like brownies, cookies, and gummies, to savory dishes like pasta, burgers, and pizza.
How do cannabis edibles work?
When you consume cannabis edibles, the active compounds in the cannabis (usually THC and/or CBD) are absorbed through the digestive system and metabolized by the liver. This process converts THC into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is a more potent form of THC that can produce more intense and long-lasting effects.
How to make cannabis-infused edibles
There are many ways to make cannabis-infused edibles, but we’ll focus on using cannabis butter. Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1/2 ounce of cannabis
- 1 cup of unsalted butter
- Large saucepan
- Medium-sized mixing bowl
- Rubber band
- Grind the cannabis using a grinder or food processor. You want it to be finely ground but not powdery.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
- Add the ground cannabis to the melted butter and stir well.
- Simmer the mixture on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Be careful not to let it boil.
- After 2-3 hours, remove the mixture from heat and let it cool slightly.
- Place the cheesecloth over the medium-sized mixing bowl and secure it with a rubber band.
- Pour the cannabis butter mixture through the cheesecloth into the bowl, filtering out the plant material. Squeeze the cheesecloth to get all the butter out.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the cannabis butter until it solidifies.
- Once the butter has solidified, it’s ready to use in your favorite recipes. Start with a small amount and adjust as needed.
Cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookies recipe
Here’s one of my favorite cannabis-infused recipes:
- 1 cup cannabis butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Cream together the cannabis butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
- Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water, then add it to the batter with the salt. Stir in the flour, chocolate chips, and walnuts.
- Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.
- Enjoy your delicious cannabis-infused chocolate chip cookies!
What are the effects of cannabis edibles?
The effects of cannabis edibles can differ from person to person, but they tend to be more intense and longer-lasting than smoking. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the effects to kick in, so be patient and start with a low dose.
How much cannabis should I use?
The amount of cannabis you use will depend on the potency of the cannabis and how strong you want the edibles to be. A good starting point is to use 1 gram of cannabis per 1/2 cup of butter.
What are the risks of consuming cannabis edibles?
Consuming too much cannabis edibles can lead to an uncomfortable and overwhelming experience, sometimes referred to as a „bad trip.“ It’s important to start with a low dose and wait for the effects to kick in before consuming more.