For people who use cannabis to manage pain they sometimes find it easier to ingest edibles as opposed to smoking it. Cooking with cannabis takes a bit of practice if you want something to replace a joint. While new recipes may require some trial and error you can do a little better than just brownies. Here are 5 tips to make cooking with cannabis easy.
Find the Right Strain
Finding the right strain to use is the key to cooking with marijuana. Even if the THC has been extracted and you have ground up the bud it still has a pretty strong flavor in your food…not always so tasty. The right strain of good quality cannabis can make your dish. If you want to reduce stress and relax, then try some Indica if you want more energy then try a different strain. Always keep in mind the strain and the effects when you’re cooking.
If you’re baking then there’s a pretty good chance the recipe needs butter. Instead of regular butter try using Cannabis Butter instead. Cannabis Butter is simply butter with ground up cannabis infused in it, and it is something you can easily make yourself. There is no fancy measuring to be done it is a straight up substitution of equal amounts of cannabis butter for regular butter. Here is how to make cannabis butter.
It’s normal to be hesitant when cooking with cannabis for the first time, you don’t want to waste the cannabis and get no benefit from it. You want to play around with different recipes and the proportions; if you want a greater effect then you just need to add a little more cannabis to the recipe.
While gobbling back regular cookies or brownies you don’t really have to worry much about how fast or how many you eat. Edibles are a bit different, your body needs time to react to the THC intake so nibble instead.
Try New Things
When people think of edibles, brownies are the first thing that comes to mind. Yes, brownies are delicious that doesn’t have to be the only thing you ever make. Once you get the hang of it you can make almost anything, test out some recipes with a friend…be brave. You won’t regret it.
Cooking with cannabis really isn’t that difficult and since it’s legalization for medical and recreational use in some states there are a whole bunch of sites online that offer recipes and methods of cooking that you can try.