Cannabis is the most consumed illegal drug in the entire world, and of course, this trend hasn’t started just now. If you go back to ancient history, thousands of years ago, people used to consume cannabis for both recreational and therapeutical purposes.
Since people have had a lot of time to improve this activity, nowadays there are so many different forms of cannabis that you may choose what is going to be your consumption method.
Enough with the small talk, we are here to talk about cannabis-infused food. There are lots of people who are into the idea of eating cannabis-infused food since it is a method in which you won’t harm your lungs as smoking and vaping can do.
However, if you can find the so-called edibles in the dispensaries nearby or if you’re a fan of doing your own food, learning how to cook with cannabis will probably help you make your own edibles without making any terrible mistakes that newbies often make.
Is it difficult to cook with cannabis? Not that is an easy task, but if you have the right guidance it can all work out. So, here are a few guidelines and common mistakes people make while cooking with cannabis and see what you need to do the next time you try to make cannabis-infused food.
Cook Your Cannabis
If there’s one thing you need to know before cooking with cannabis, is that the THC of the plant is only activated once you heated it to a certain temperature that your digestive system can’t reach.
Decarboxylation is what we call this process of heating your marijuana on a baking sheet and roasting it at 110°C and 120°C for 1 hour. By doing that, you will save yourself some time and money.
What you need to know about decarboxylation is that you need to grind your cannabis before putting into the oven, but do not grind it too much. You’ll also need to mix the buds every ten minutes.
Even if you’re up to doing a cannabutter, remember to decarboxylate your cannabis before it. But never in any chance place the raw cannabis in any of your recipes.
Cooking at Insanely High Temperatures
Always try to cook your recipes with low temperatures, since THC gets completely degraded once you reach the point of 392 degrees F. But keep the temperature even lower than 392 F since the THC starts degrading way before it reaches this point.
Not Testing the Oil/butter Before Incorporating to Your Recipe
Don’t try to guess by the quantity of flower you used how much THC you are putting into your recipe. No one wants to get uncomfortably high or not even high at all. Before you actually incorporate the oil or butter into your recipe, you may want to take ¼ or ½ tablespoons of the oil and butter and either add it to a food or a drink.
If you’re making this recipe just for yourself, you will know exactly how much you’ll need to use when doing it. If it’s a sharable dish you may want to double that amount depending on how many people are going to eat it.
Not Blending Your Butter Evenly on the Recipe
It is pretty obvious that if you don’t stir the butter evenly onto your recipe, you’ll probably have some people getting super high while you may feel nothing at all. So that this doesn’t happen, never forget to stir your butter really well.
Thinking Only Sweets and Baked Goods Are Suitable for Your Cannabis Recipes
If you’re a marijuana enthusiast, you probably know that it is possible to make all types of food with cannabis. However, that is not what is most people think. Despite the standard beliefs, marijuana’s flavor is actually easier to hide in spice and savory foods than it is in brownies and cookies. Medical cannabis requires a doctor’s recommendation for a qualifying ailment before you can access, purchase, or consume it.
So, now that you know all of these dos and don’ts, it is time to go ahead and try to make your cannabis-infused food.