Cannabis users have been making pot brownies for years but even for the experienced user making edibles is a pretty inexact science. Everyone has their own recipe and the method of infusion they use, often paying very little attention to the strength of the strain they are using. If you’re lucky enough to live in a state where medical cannabis is legal there are all kinds of edibles you can buy from a dispensary. If you want to make your own edibles here is how to make edibles the right way.
Don’t Use Actual Pot in the Recipe
You’re going to have many edible users that will claim they ground up a gram or two of pot and threw it into the brownie recipe and it turned out “amazing”. They weren’t amazing, and here’s why. When you throw ground up pot into your recipe you get decarboxylation, the brownies will retain some potency of the weed but they are going to tastes awful and you may end up getting sick. We are not meant to digest plant matter in quite that manner.
Stop Using the Strongest Weed You Can Find
If you go to a dispensary to buy edibles the more potent they are the more expensive they are and you are definitely not getting your money’s worth. You are just as likely to get sick as you are to relieve your pain or enjoy your buzz. You need to experiment a little with dosing first to find the perfect strain for you.
Clean Your Weed First
Weed that you’re going to cook with needs to be treated like any other vegetable you cook with, you need to clean it first. Weed gets sprayed with pesticides and has insects etc, just like any type of lettuce. Start off by soaking your week in distilled water for a day or two first and then blanch it. You will get a much better product to work with while you’re making edibles. Try this first and your cannabis infused butter will look like actual butter rather than being green or black. Here is how to make cannabis butter.
Don’t Cook on High Heat
Almost every recipe from brownies to cake call for an oven set to 350F, most ovens are very imprecise and there can be a difference of up to 25 degrees. When it comes to cooking with pot you need to understand that THC will start to break down at 365F. If you’re using cannabis butter to sauté something then you also need to be careful and not cook on high heat. Cannabis butters and oil can’t be used in the exact same way you use butter to cook.
Edibles are fantastic and many medical cannabis users prefer them to smoking, but if you want them to work for you then you need to know how to make edibles the right way.