Cannabis Food Ideas Sure to Impress
PUBLISHED OCTOBER 18, 2020
UPDATED DECEMBER 09, 2020
As we near the holidays,
continuing to stay indoors and avoid large gatherings.
I don't know about you, but I'm starting to run out of dinner and snack ideas. While these cannabis-infused treats are for the adults-only, you can always make a safe batch for the non-consumers or anyone under the legal age.
We've got lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts flying at you.
Including measurements for how much cannabis you should add to your food. Comparing microdoses and for the more experienced, a whole lotta pot.
Starting with the Cannabis
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If you have been blessed with a local dispensary you might have noticed the walls of cannabis-infused chocolates, gummy's, drinks, and even powders.
These pre-made, pre-packaged cannabis-infused treats are a great start to the legal market, though they are still filled with high levels of sugar, unknown chemicals, and this point is fine for some, but for our more experienced cannasures, 10mg per container is not enough.
"I've been making cannabis edibles since before it was made legal in 2018, figuring out proper dosage should be much easier with some of the concentrated cannabis products nowadays, THC or CBD."
Join us as we explore all of the popular cannabis cooking techniques and become a master chef in no time!
How to Decarboxylate your Cannabis
WARNING: There will be a very strong odor of cannabis during this process.
Preheat oven to 225° F / 110° C.
Line an oven-safe dish (or a rimmed baking sheet) with parchment paper.
Breaking up cannabis buds into smaller pieces by hand or with a grinder, place the material in the dish close together but not stacked on one another (the less unused space is better).
When the oven is preheated, bake for about 20 minutes to remove the moisture (depending on the freshness of the material). Watch for the plant color to get darker (light to medium brown/red shade). When it is time to remove from the oven, the material should be crumbly looking.
Set plant material aside and wait until it is cool enough to handle. Turn oven up to 240° F / 115° C and wait for it to preheat again.
When cannabis is cooled, lightly crumble by hand and distribute evenly over the bottom of the dish.
Cover dish with aluminum foil, crimping the edges tight to seal and return to the oven. Continue baking for another 45-60 minutes for higher THC and 60-90 minutes for higher CBD.
Remove from oven and allow to cool fully before removing the foil. Depending on the material you use, it may be fine enough and require no further processing. If not, you can place the material in a food processor or blender, pulsing the cannabis until it is coarsely ground. Be careful not to over grind the material, as you do not want a super fine powder.
Place in an airtight container (glass preferred) and store in a cool, dry place.