Edible cannabis consists of a food or drink that is infused with cannabis. THC-infused products provide euphoria, among other effects, while CBD-infused products are often taken primarily for wellness purposes.
Weed edibles are great for people who want to enjoy cannabis, but don't want to smoke or dab. If you want to try edibles for the first time, you may find cookies, mints, pretzels, brownies, gummies, and they're all from a wide variety of companies.
On October 17, 2019, the production and sale of edible cannabis, cannabis extracts and cannabis topicals became legal in Canada under the Cannabis Act, by:
There are THC-dominant edibles, CBD-dominant edibles, and some that have a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD.
THC-predominant edibles produce the psychoactive high associated with cannabis use. Its potency can vary by product, and also by province, as each legal cannabis market has its own set of THC limits in edibles.
Most edibles come in doses of 2.5 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg of THC per serving, with 10 servings in each unit. This helps consumers measure their experience and establish their relationship with groceries. The more you learn about how edibles affect your body, and with what specific amounts of cannabinoids, the better your experience getting high with edibles will be.
The best way to explain CBD is to say that it is cannabis that won't get you high, but will make your mind and body feel good. Without the euphoria that THC produces, CBD can improve mood, physical relaxation, stress relief, etc.
With 1:1 THC: CBD ratios, you can feel that high, but CBD helps mitigate some of the THC intensity. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the CBD:THC ratio, the less intense the psychoactive high.
To cook with cannabis you have to take into account two fundamental aspects of cannabinoids and specifically THC, the most famous psychoactive compound in cannabis. First of all, it needs heat so that THC is activated and our system can digest and assimilate it.
Second of all, it’s important that you know that THC is soluble in fat and alcohol, but not in water. To give a very common example, making a cannabis tea without using any fat to fix THC in the water does not work. On the other hand, animal milk does contain fats that fix THC and these allow it to be consumed drunk with the infusion.
That is why the most comfortable way to cook with cannabis is to have a cannabutter prepared, which you can add to almost any cannabis edible recipe. We tell you how to prepare it a little further down, so keep reading.
It is not easy to answer this question, as many factors play a role in the potency of the final product. Without going any further, there are varieties of cannabis that do not have even 10% THC, while others can reach 25%. There is also cannabis that is not psychoactive, with little THC. With this type of cannabis strains, there is no risk of having an unwanted effect.
In case of using psychoactive cannabis, it depends on whether you cook with buds, leaves, or leftovers. To give you a rough idea, this would be the estimated ratio of raw material you need to prepare 400 grams of cannabutter:
This is the most important step when cooking with cannabis. Let's start by briefly explaining what decarboxylating cannabis is. In its natural state, cannabis contains an acid, THCA, which in itself does not have much effect on our body, since it is not well absorbed.
To achieve the psychoactive and medicinal effects, what we are interested in is converting THCA into THC, and this is where the decarboxylation of cannabis comes in, which is nothing more than applying heat. Depending on the culinary method chosen, cannabis can be decarboxylated by preparing butter in a pot, or heating it in the oven before making a tincture, heating the tea we have prepared in the microwave, etc.
We recommend decarboxylating cannabis before cooking with it and doing it in an oven. For this, you simply have to heat the oven to 110 degrees Celsius, take the amount of cannabis you want to decarboxylate and chop it as finely as possible. Spread the cannabis on a parchment paper placed on the oven tray and then heat it for 60 minutes. Once that time has passed, you have decarboxylated the cannabis and its active principles to 100%. Now is the time to cook with it!
This recipe is really simple since it does not involve any type of preparation and it just takes a little patience and quality cannabis.
To make cannabutter it is not necessary to only use buds, you can do it with the leaves with more resin, or mixing buds and leaves to save your best buds for smoking. The first thing you should do is boil your herb in water, over a very low heat for 20 minutes. This way, you will be able to remove the chlorophyll flavor and almost all the impurities, leaving it ready to be mixed with the butter.
When you are sure that your grass has released all its play and that you already have a homogeneous and greenish paste, it is time to filter your butter with a strainer, to make sure that you do not have any type of stubble. You should let it cool down at room temperature for a couple of hours, then put it in the fridge and let it rest for 24 hours. You will have a layer of butter floating on the water, with a texture very similar to the one you buy, but with a much greener color.
Making cannabis chocolate is really simple. You only need 4 basic ingredients (cannabis butter, milk, sugar and chocolate) and a minimum of 24 hours. You don't even have to be a great cook! Of course, some patience is needed as you will have to wait to eat them but it will be worth it.
The ingredients you will need:
Step 1: melt the chocolate (unless you have opted for cocoa powder). The best way to do it is to use a Bain Marie. You place the chocolate in a fire-resistant container (such as a glass tray or a tupper that withstands the heat at high temperatures well) and place it on a saucepan that you will have filled up to half with water. You put it to heat and you will see how, little by little, the chocolate bars will melt.
Step 2: add the melted chocolate in a new saucepan and gradually incorporate the milk, so that it binds little by little.
Step 3: Next, add the cannabis butter and sugar and do the same process. You should have a runny dough.
Step 4: fill the mold with the amount of chocolate that enters. Be careful not to slip off the edges. Then, put them in the refrigerator, where it will take about 24 hours for them to form the right shape.
Step 1: Mix the eggs and sugar with the butter (melted) and stir until well combined. In another bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients: flour, yeast, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Step 2: Combine the two mixtures and stir thoroughly until you get a thin and thick dough. Add the chocolate chips.
Step 3: Shape your cookies. Take a glass and cut out circular shapes. You can also make other geometric shapes with a knife. It all depends on your creativity.
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 150ºC. Take a baking sheet and cover it with greaseproof paper to prevent the cookies from sticking.
Step 5: Put the cookies in the oven for about 15 minutes. Check every so often so that they don't brown too much or burn.
Step 6: When they are ready, let your magic cookies rest for fifteen minutes before serving them and eating. You can accompany them with vanilla ice cream to make them even more delicious.
What you will need:
Step 1: Wrap your herb in the coffee filter and tie it as if you were making a tea bag.
Step 2: Place it in the pot and add the cups of honey.
Step 3: Cover the pot and let it cook over low heat for 4 hours, you must prevent the honey from reaching a boil, stir frequently to ensure a better mixture of the components.
Step 4: Turn off and cool for a day.
We have just shared 3 great easy weed food recipes you can cook on your own, but if you are planning to organize a dinner with friends and you would like to surprise them with some amazing cannabis dishes, the best option is to hire a personal chef near you so that you can just enjoy the high time, have fun and laugh a lot with your friends while your personal chef takes care of everything !