Cooking with cannabis is one of the most fun activities for a stoner. It’s something you can do with friends or by yourself. You can do it while high, and most importantly, you get to enjoy the fruits of your labor afterward. If you’ve never gotten the chance to cook with cannabis, you’re really missing out. If you’ve never done it before, then there are some things you should know before you cook with cannabis.
Not All Cannabis Is Created Equal
Of course, you were already aware of this, but it’s important to keep in mind the potency of the the herb you are using when you cook with cannabis. If you’re cooking with lower or mid grade stuff, then you’re going to use a little more than the recipe calls for. If you’re using some super dank bud with your recipe, then you may need to use a little less in your recipe.
Cannabis Is Fat Soluble
Perhaps the most important thing is that you know that cannabis is fat soluble, not water soluble. In order to cook with cannabis, you have to make a cannabutter or oil, depending on what you’re making. You’d be surprised how many people who’ve never cooked with cannabis don’t know this.
Don’t Cook At Too High A Temperature
Overheating your cannabis will degrade the quality of the herb, so remember that you should always cook at a lower temperature for longer, like under 200 degrees. The standard 350 is not going to work here. Never, ever, ever, use the microwave!
Choose An Easy Recipe
When you first cook with cannabis, it’s best to choose an easier recipe like cookies or brownies, which are easier to make in the first place. I would advise against trying anything more complicated like pot pesto, or any kind of soups until you’ve got a little more experience and confidence in the kitchen. Then feel free to get as adventurous as you want.
Make Sure Your Treats Taste Good
Naturally, you’re going to want your treats to taste good, otherwise you’re either going to eat them while plugging your nose and gagging, or not at all. Weed makes a good seasoning and all, but you don’t want your weed brownies to taste more like weed than brownies. You want your edibles to be well, edible.
Test Them Your Treats Before You Give Them Out
Before you give your treats to any of your friends, make sure that you test them out on yourself, or a willing participant. You don’t want to give your friends cookies that either don’t do anything, or get them too messed up that they can’t handle themselves. Your friends will want to know how your baked goods will affect them, and what type of high to expect. You want to be able to give them a straight answer.
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