You’ve decided to try your hand at some marijuana-infused edibles but can’t decide where to start. While brownies are the most obvious of choices, there are some other marijuana edibles that you don’t want to overlook. Before we move on to those, you may want to know a few tips on dosing and preparing.
How much do you use?
The standard dose is typically about 10 mg. Beginners may want to start out with half that amount, while medical patients or veterans may need higher doses. Typical dose intervals are 5 mg, 10 mg, 20, mg, 40 mg, 80 mg, and 100 mg. It all depends on your tolerance and needs. There is also something that is referred to as micro-dosing. These doses are usually around 3 to 7 mg. and present little euphoria.
Many edibles require marijuana to be decarboxylated. This is a process you must do to the cannabis to convert the THCA into THC. Infusing marijuana into an edible without following this process will result in a weaker product. Simply preheat the oven to 245 degrees. Place the buds on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 30 to 40 minutes. Grind the finished buds when completed and cooled.
Yes, you can infuse cannabis in butter! It is a simple and easy way to enjoy marijuana without having to inhale. All you need is 1 cup of butter, 1 cup of water, and 1 cup (7-10 grams) of ground cannabis. Simmer the water and butter in a saucepan on low. Add the decarboxylated cannabis and simmer on low heat for 2 to 3 hours. Allow the mixture to cool off and then strain over cheesecloth. Refrigerate.
Extracting THC into milk makes it more accessible to the body. All you need is 1 cup of whole milk and 1/8 oz. (3.5 grams) of ground cannabis. Combine the milk and cannabis in a saucepan and cook over medium heat. Bring it to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer for 1 hour. Cool and refrigerate. Use the same expiration date that was stamped on the milk carton.
Coconut Cannabis Oil
This recipe requires that you have a slow cooker. Melt 1 cup of coconut oil in the cooker on the low setting. Add 2-ounces of finely ground cannabis and 5-cups of water. Turn the cooker up to the high setting and cook for 1 hour. Make sure to stir frequently. Turn the cooker to low and let it steep for 4 to 24 hours; stirring each hour. Strain the cooled mixture over a cheesecloth and refrigerate.
Mix 2-cups of sugar, 1-cup of light corn syrup, and 1 cup of water into a saucepan and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Bring the mixture to 300 degrees (F) and then add in colors and flavors of choice. Turn off the heat and add 1 to 2 ounces of marijuana tincture. Pour out the mixture into lollipop molds and cool.
With the large variety of recreational cannabis dispensaries that are available to us these days, it is easier than ever to create fun and delicious marijuana edibles. Butter, milk, oil, and candy are just a few examples of the wide variety of marijuana infused edibles that can be cooked and enjoyed.