Using Marijuana in Cooking

By Simi April 12, 2013 1615 Views Leave a comment Go to comments

The majority of marijuana recipes are going to assume you are using cannabis leaves, mostly due to the fact that it will be less expensive. This is not to say that cooking with something more potent (such as kief, hash, or bud), is impossible. When using buds, just follow the conversion scales mentioned below.

Use the following, for every 1 ounce of regular domestic leaf:

6-15 grams of medium-grade buds
3-7 grams of high-grade buds
3-4 grams of hash or best-quality buds

Using Marijuana in Cooking

Ingesting Edible Marijuana

Many people enjoy consuming marijuana cooked into edibles, due to the gradual effect it can have. Smoking cannabis allows you to immediately feel the results, while eating cannabis can take 20 minutes or longer to reach your system.

There is a lot of uncertainty when it comes to consuming marijuana. The main issue being the number of factors that alter the time it takes for your body to absorb the THC as well as how long the effects will last. When eating on a full stomach, your body will take longer to absorb the THC from the marijuana. If you eat marijuana just after a big meal, it may take up to 3 hours to take effect. In contrast, eating on an empty stomach will allow your body to absorb the THC quicker. Due to this unpredictability, some choose to nibble on it, letting the effects of the THC linger for a longer time. This is also a good idea if you are not sure about the dosage of your edibles. Since the DEA does not allow the testing of THC levels in edibles, if you are buying prepared marijuana consumables, a good idea is to eat half of it and wait to see how it impacts you.

Preparing Cannabis for Cooking

Before you can cook with your cannabis, you need to prepare it. Since THC is oil-based, the best options for this are alcohol, oil, or milk. Additionally, think about using Lecithin or Glycerin. Both are considered an emulsifier, facilitating the mixture of oil and water. You'll find that Lecithin is used in many commercial food products, such as milk, soybeans, or salad dressings. This is due to the fact that the emulsifier keeps ingredients from separating.

Marijuana Makes Weak Tea

Some people may enjoy marijuana steeped in hot water as tea, though this often results in very low amounts of THC reaching your system. Since THC is not a water soluble compound, it is very hard for the THC to mix into the tea. If you are to attempt making tea with marijuana, you should boil it in hot water for at least 30 minutes. Even this may result in negligible effects, as boiling water does not create enough heat to convert the THC acid into active THC. By including milk or butter you may increase the level of THC extraction, though this can also be achieved by heating the marijuana normally to convert the THC acid into active THC.

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Lora April 12, 2013 at 12:36 PM Reply
Wow! I didn't know that I would be able to eat marijuana as food? Is it really true? Can i try some recipes for my family? Please smebody help me out...
Mandy April 12, 2013 at 12:45 PM Reply
Hey Lora. Yes it's totally true. You can make foods with cannabis. most of of the cannabis recipes are going to assume you're using marijuana leaves, mainly because of the fact that it won't be expensive.
Mark April 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM Reply
A number of people may like cannabis soaked in hot water as tea, although this often results in extremely low levels of THC reaching your system. As THC isn’t a water-soluble compound, it’s very tough for the THC to combine into the tea. If you’re to attempt making tea with cannabis, you ought to boil it in hot water for at least thirty minutes.

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