How to Make Cannabutter Fast

Cannabutter is the central ingredient in most cannabis-infused edibles, not just baked goods. With cannabutter, you can add cannabis to any recipe and enjoy all its benefits.

Making cannabutter is pretty easy. But, if you don’t do it right, your cannabutter might become scorched up and bitter. If you’re looking to make cannabutter fast but aren’t sure how to do it, read on as we take you through the process. We’ll start with the basics, and then provide some useful tips to ensure you have the best cannabutter.

How to Make Cannabutter: Getting Started

Learning how to make cannabutter fast is easy; getting it right is tricky. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider to make the best cannabis-infused butter.

Use High-Quality Weed

The potency of your cannabutter is fully dependent on the quality of your weed. Stronger weed produces more potent cannabutter. Likewise, if you’re looking for a specific flavor or effect, you’ll need to pay more attention to the strain you use.

You can use lower-quality weed and still end up with a decent cannabutter. However, you’ll need to use more weed to achieve your desired effects.

Use High-Quality Butter

There’s no rule of thumb dictating the kind of butter you should use. You can use any butter you like. You can even use oil as long as it contains fat. The only thing you should be concerned about is quality—high-quality butter yields better cannabutter.

Dose Your Cannabis

Getting the proper dosage for your cannabis edibles is perhaps the trickiest part of making cannabutter. Luckily, you don’t need to be a mathematical genius to do it. Several cannabis edibles dosage calculators can make the process a lot easier.

You’ll need to key in a few details, including how much weed you used in your cannabutter and its THCA content. Most cannabis strains sold in the legal market have their THCA content printed on the label. This gives you a rough estimate of your butter’s potency, which can serve as a guide for dosing.

The standard THCA content in legal markets varies between 25 percent and 35 percent. CBD-heavy strains generally have a low THCA content of about 10 percent.

How to Make Cannabutter

How to Make Cannabutter: The Process

Step 1: Decarb the Weed

Decarbing (also known as decarboxylation) helps activate cannabis into a more potent form. In scientific terms, decarboxylation is simply the process of physically altering the chemical structure of the active cannabinoids in cannabis.

In its raw form, the cannabinoids found within cannabis flower have an extra carboxyl group attached to their molecular chain. The decarbing process removes that extra molecule, thus transforming THCA into its more active form, THC.

Although some slow and natural decarboxylation occurs as the weed dries and cures, some heat is needed to trigger the decarb reaction effectively.

The temperature has a direct impact on the effectiveness of the decarboxylation process. Various cannabinoids and terpenes present in cannabis respond differently to different temperature ranges. The compounds can be altered, activated, or destroyed depending on the temperature you use.

The ideal temperature for decarboxylating cannabis is approximately 230 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. At this range, THCA seamlessly converts to THC without destroying other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes.

Why Decarb Cannabis?

Raw, non-decarboxylated cannabis compounds are generally referred to as the ‘acid’ forms of cannabis. Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (TCHA) is a non-psychoactive compound and the acid precursor to the well-known THC. Similarly, Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is not beneficial until converted to CBD.

Therefore, when you ingest cannabis in its raw form, you’ll experience minimal psychoactive effects. The benefits of decarboxylation transcend the mere feeling of getting high. All the healing properties of cannabis are better felt in its decarboxylated form. That said, the raw acid forms of THC and CBD also have a few promising but lesser-studied medical benefits of their own.

How to Decarb Cannabis

Since the basic idea behind decarbing weed is to heat it, there are plenty of ways you can do it at home. Most people prefer decarbing their weed in the oven, but you can also use a double-boiler, stove, or crockpot.

However, most of these methods require more hands-on attention and can easily lend themselves to uneven heating or accidental overheating of the cannabis. Overheating your weed during the decarb process can have some negative effects on the end product.

In contrast, decarbing cannabis in the oven is extremely effective, precise, and virtually hands-off. If this method doesn’t work for you, you can also use automatic decarboxylation devices.

Decarboxylating Cannabis in the Oven

  • Grind your weed: For the best results, you should use a cannabis-specific grinder. You’ll end up with a coarsely ground herb.
  • Preheat your oven to 230 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit: A temperature of 240 degrees works great for most ovens, but optimum temperatures may vary depending
  • Spread the ground cannabis flower over a nonstick baking tray: For the best results, you’ll need a baking tray that’s not been used for cooking food before. If you only have a used tray, lay down a piece of parchment paper to protect the cannabis flower from any residue on the pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes: While you’re at it, stir it up every 30 minutes to ensure it’s being evenly decarbed.
  • Don’t go overboard with it: To avoid overdoing it, set the alarm to a maximum of 40 minutes. Overheating your weed can break down the cannabinoids and terpenes, rendering your cannabis almost ineffective. Essentially, your goal here is to activate the beneficial compounds without overcooking and ultimately damaging them.

Using a Stove

Step 2: Steep on the Stove

After decarbing your weed, you can now add butter to the stove and start infusing. There are two ways to do it. You can either use a stove, a double-boiler, or a crockpot.

Using a Stove

  • Melt 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of water: The purpose of the water here is to help the butter heat more evenly. For a half-batch, use ½ a cup of each. You can remove the water that doesn’t evaporate later.
  • Set your stove to the lowest heat setting: The butter should cook at about 150 degrees Fahrenheit, but you can go up to 200 degrees. You can use a cooking thermometer to gauge the exact temperature.
  • Add your decarbed cannabis: After adding it, stir to mix, then cover the pot with a lid to distribute the heat evenly for a slow extraction.
  • Let it simmer at 150 degrees for about three hours: You can also go up to four hours for a more potent butter. You should add more water if you choose a longer cooking time. As the water evaporates, it leaves the butter vulnerable to overheating. Therefore, you should stir the mixture occasionally.

Using a Double Boiler or Crockpot

These methods balance and stabilize the temperature of the butter so it doesn’t overcook or burn in the process.

  • When using a double-boiler, simmer 1 cup of water in a large cup, then add a cup of butter and decarboxylated cannabis in a glass or metal bowl positioned above the pot. Simmer for about three hours while keeping an eye on the water level.
  • When using a crockpot, add your butter, cannabis, and water to the pot, then set the crockpot’s temperature to about 150 degrees Fahrenheit and simmer for three hours.

Step 3: Strain Your Butter

After about three hours, your butter is fully infused, and it’s time to strain the mixture. Here’s how to do it.

  • Place some cheesecloth over a jar: Add a few layers or fold it over, then secure it in place with a rubber band so it won’t slip while you strain. If you don’t have a cheesecloth, you can also use coffee filters.
  • Pour out the butter slowly over the filter: While you’re at it, give it time to strain so it doesn’t overflow. Once your butter is fully strained, you can dispose of the spent weed.
  • Let it cool: Let it cool at room temperature (about 30 minutes), then transfer it to the fridge.
  • Remove any excess water: Once your cannabutter cools and solidifies, you’ll see the solidified butter at the top of the container and a small layer of water at the bottom. You can now pour the water out slowly while holding the butter in place with a clean finger or utensil so it doesn’t slip out.

What Is the Quickest Way to Make Cannabutter?

If you regularly make cannabutter, it might be wise to invest in an automated cannabis infuser. These machines automate the entire infusion process, and as an added advantage, you’ll get the same consistency every time.

How to Use an Automated Cannabis Infuser

  • Decarboxylate your weed.
  • Use drawn or clarified butter (avoid using cold butter sticks with the machine).
  • Put ½ an ounce of cannabis and butter in the machine.
  • Set the temperature to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • The machine will beep to alert you that the process is complete.

Making Cannabutter Without Butter

Making Cannabutter Without Butter

If you don’t like butter, you can try using alternatives like extra-virgin oil and coconut butter as the base for cannabutter. Coconut oil also provides numerous health benefits since it has less saturated fat than butter.

To make cannabutter with coconut oil, simply substitute the butter in your recipe with about two cups of coconut oil per cup of ground cannabis and use the process described above.

Making Cannabutter With Stems, Trim, and Leaves

You don’t need to throw away any leftovers. Although stems, trim, and leaves don’t contain as much THC as buds, they can still make decent cannabutter. You can also use kief and shake weed as well. All you need to do is add one to four grams of kief to melted butter.

You should note that you’ll need to use more trim than you would with buds. For the best results, add three ounces of trim per pound of butter. And like with weed, you’ll need to decarb your trim first.

How to Store Cannabis Butter

Cannabis butter goes bad pretty fast. It is therefore important to store it as soon as possible. The best way to store cannabis-infused butter is to put it in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator. Most people also prefer storing it in opaque jars because light affects the cannabutter over time.

How Long Does Cannabutter Last in the Fridge?

Regular butter can last for months when refrigerated. Unfortunately, this is not true for cannabutter. Cannabutter can last up to four weeks in the refrigerator when stored in an air-tight jar. However, if you’re concerned about flavor and quality, it’s advisable to use it within three weeks. You should also note that the more you take it out of the fridge, the more you reduce its shelf life.

You can also add a little salt to the butter while it’s cooling to keep it fresh and maintain its flavor. Freezing your cannabutter can also extend its shelf life to a couple of weeks. For the best results, pour freshly made cannabutter into silicone ice cube trays and give it some time to harden. Once it’s solid, remove the cubes, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap, and place them in a freezer-safe container.

How to Make Delicious Edibles With Cannabutter

How to Make Delicious Edibles With Cannabutter

One of the biggest challenges in making cannabis edibles is determining the right amount of cannabutter. If you already know the dosage of your cannabutter, you can limit the amount you use depending on how potent you want your edibles to be.

You can add cannabutter into any recipe that includes butter. But, if you’re still feeling like you are ill-equipped to tackle the process, you can always buy some.

The Bottom Line

Learning how to make cannabutter fast is a fairly straightforward process. Determining its dosage is perhaps the hardest part, but once you’ve got that covered, you’re good to go. Always remember to refrigerate your cannabutter as soon as you make it to preserve its flavor and freshness.

How to Make a Cannabis Cheesecake

The Greeks gave us art, philosophy, and one of the greatest recipes that stand to date: cheesecake. These tasty treats are a welcome delight in many places worldwide, both as everyday desserts and treats for special occasions.

As we become more creative in the way we consume weed, we’ve been able to infuse it into practically anything you can think of – even cheesecakes.

If you’re ready to get high off your favorite dessert, read on as we tell you how to make a cannabis cheesecake. We’ve also thrown in some useful information to ensure you end up with the best cheesecake you’ve ever had.

Making Cannabutter

Like any other cannabis-infused edible, the primary ingredient in a cannabis cheesecake is cannabis butter. And although it may sound complicated, making cannabutter only involves mixing weed and butter.

Apart from acting as a way to include cannabis in the recipe, the cannabutter-making process helps decarboxylate the herb. Decarboxylation activates the cannabinoids in the weed. Without it, you’d end up with raw weed that offers little to no benefits.

How to Make Cannabutter

Before we get to the process of making cannabutter, there are a few things you need to understand first. For starters, the quality of cannabis you use determines the strength of the cannabutter you end up with. Knowing the THC content of your weed will also help you determine how strong your cannabutter will be.

This means that using high-quality butter ultimately yields high-quality cannabutter. You also need to grind your cannabis first.

The Process

Step 1: Decarb the Weed

Like we said earlier, you have to decarboxylate the weed to activate its active compounds (THC and CBD). Decarbing typically converts TCHA into THC. If you were to skip this process, there’s a chance that some of the THCA would be converted into THC when making cannabutter. But the end product will be much weaker than it would be with decarboxylated weed.

Here’s a quick and easy way to decarb your cannabis flower:

  • Grind Your Cannabis Flower: For the best results, you should use a cannabis grinder. This typically gives you a coarse, ground herb that is easy to roast.
  • Preheat Your Oven to Between 230 and 245 Degrees Fahrenheit: Most ovens work well at 240 degrees, but the optimum temperature comes down to an oven’s size, age, and how evenly it cooks.
  • Spread Out Your Ground Cannabis Flower on a Non-Stick Baking Tray: For the best results, you should use a non-stick baking tray that has not been used for cooking food before. But if you only have a used tray, you can make it work more effectively by laying down a piece of parchment paper. This prevents the weed from getting mixed up with any residue on the pan. 
  • Bake for at Least 30 Minutes: While you’re at it, be sure to stir it up every few minutes to make sure it is evenly decarbed.
  • Don’t Overdo It: The primary role of the decarbing process is to convert as much THCA as you can into THC. That said, you should be sure not to overdo it since too much heat can destroy some other useful compounds in the cannabis flower. Apart from cannabinoids, the cannabis flower comes loaded with other compounds like terpenes which work in harmony with cannabinoids to enhance its effects. Typically, your goal here should be to activate the beneficial compounds in cannabis without overdoing it and ultimately destroying them.

How to Make Cannabutter

Step 2: Steep on the Stove

After declaring your weed, you can now infuse it into butter. Here’s how to do it:

  • Heat 1 Cup of Butter and 1 Cup of Water Together: The purpose of the water here is to help the butter heat more evenly. These measurements are only suitable for a full batch with a ¼ ounce of cannabis. If you’re making a half batch, you can use ½ cup of water and butter instead. Once the butter is fully melted, remove any excess water that hasn’t evaporated.
  • Set Heat to a Minimum: For the best results, you should heat the butter at around 150 to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a cooking thermometer to gauge the exact temperature.
  • Add the Decarbed Cannabis to the Melted Butter: After adding your decarbed cannabis to the melted butter, gently mix and cover the pot with a lid. Covering the pot helps distribute the heat, which works well for a slow extraction.
  • Let the Mixture Simmer at 150 Degrees Fahrenheit for About 3 Hours: The longer you let it simmer at low heat, the more potent your butter becomes. If you choose to let it simmer for longer, you should add some water to prevent overheating.

Step 3: Strain Your Butter

Once your cannabis-butter mixture is ready, it’s now time to separate the solid substance from the more useful cannabutter. Here’s how it’s done:

  • Place Cheesecloth Over a Jar: Fold it over a few times, then secure it in place with a rubber band so it doesn’t slip into the jar while you strain. If you don’t have cheesecloth laying around, you can also use coffee filters.
  • Pour Your Cannabutter Slowly Through the Cheesecloth: While you’re at it, give it time to strain so you don’t have an overflow. You should also avoid pressing the cannabis-butter mixture down the cheesecloth. Pressing it down releases chlorophyll and bitter tannins that can alter the flavor of the cannabutter.
  •  Let It Cool: Let the mixture cool for about 30 minutes. This should give the cannabutter enough time to solidify.
  •  Remove Excess Water: Once the butter cools, you should be able to see a small layer of water at the bottom. Hold the butter in place with a clean utensil and tilt the jar to pour out the water.

Dosing Cannabutter

Dosing a cheesecake is a complex yet necessary process. All you’ll need to know here is the amount of cannabis you used in the cannabutter and its TCHA content. With this information in mind, you are better able to estimate the potency of your cannabutter. It can also serve as a guide for dosing your cheesecake.

The standard dose for legal cannabis edibles is 10 mg. But, since we’re talking about a homemade cheesecake, you can go above or below this dosing based on your preference. If you want to feel relaxed and a bit euphoric, the standard dose will work great for you. But if you’ve never used weed before, it’s advisable to go for a lower dose.

Dosing Cannabutter

Cannabis Cheesecake Recipe

What you’ll need:

  • 15 crushed graham crackers
  • One tablespoon of butter, melted
  • One tablespoon of cannabutter, melted
  • Five cups of white sugar
  • Four eggs
  • Four packages (8 ounces) of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • ¾ cup of milk
  • ¼ cup of all-purpose floor
  • One tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • One small bar of milk chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. While it’s heating up, grease a 9-inch springform pan thoroughly.
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs with melted cannabutter and butter in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix the cream with sugar in a different bowl until you get a smooth mixture. In the same bowl, blend in the milk and the eggs, breaking one at a time. Next, add the sour cream, flour, and vanilla, blend until smooth and then pour the filling into the crust you prepared.
  • Put the mixture in the pan and bake for about an hour. Once it’s ready, let it cool for about five to six hours to prevent cracking. You can then place it in a refrigerator to chill.
  • While your cheesecake is cooling, melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, then add some cream and stir until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Pour the chocolate-cream mixture over the cheesecake to decorate and serve.
  • To make your cannabis cheesecake even more palatable, you can top the cheesecake with fresh fruit slices, jam or compote, whipped cream, and fruit sauces.

Benefits of Taking Edibles Over Smoking

Cannabis cheesecakes are just the tip of the iceberg. There are tons of cannabis edibles out there, so much so that the sheer number and variety can blow your mind. Believe it or not, cannabis edibles are not a new invention; they’ve been around for decades, with the first cannabis edibles recipe dating back to the 50s.

Like other marijuana consumption methods, edibles offer some pretty unique benefits, some of which overshadow smoking. Here are a few reasons why your new cannabis cheesecake recipe could be better than smoking.

Benefits of Taking Edibles Over Smoking

Cannabis Edibles Are Healthier

Although smoking is the most popular mode of cannabis consumption, it’s not the healthiest choice. Combusting hot matter and inhaling hot smoke, which is generally what smoking cannabis is all about, has been shown to have adverse effects on the respiratory system, especially for people with underlying respiratory diseases like asthma.

On the other hand, edibles offer a smoke-free mode of cannabis consumption that can help you avoid the potentially hazardous effects of smoking weed while still enjoying all the benefits cannabis has to offer.

Edibles Are More Potent and Offer Longer-Lasting Effects

When you smoke cannabis, the cannabinoids in the smoke enter your lungs and make their way through your bloodstream, first to your brain, then to other parts of the body. In the same way, cannabis edibles enter your body through the digestive system, where they are metabolized in the liver before making their way to the rest of your body.

Unlike with smoking, the THC in edibles is transformed into a more potent form of THC called 11-hydroxy-THC. This form of THC takes anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes to kick in. But the effects can last up to eight hours. 11-hydroxy-THC is also far more effective than THC, lending a stronger and more sedating experience compared to other cannabis consumption methods.

That said, you should note that the onset and duration of your high after taking an edible depends on various factors, including your tolerance, dosage, and your unique metabolism. Therefore, if you’re used to smoking, go slow on your cannabis cheesecake and give your body enough time to metabolize it before taking another piece.

Edibles Are Easier to Use

If you’re looking for a more discreet mode of weed consumption, edibles are your best choice. They hardly leave a trace, and the fact that they look like regular snacks makes them much easier to transport than your average cannabis flower and vape products.

Also, compared to smoking, which typically involves a few tools or complex rigs, consuming edibles is much easier and doesn’t require special processes or tools.

Edibles Offer Precise and Consistent Dosing

Licensed cannabis dealers are legally required to sell precisely dosed edibles. You can also infuse your homemade cannabis edibles with precise doses. If you don’t know how to dose your homemade cannabis edibles, you can purchase cannabutter that is accurately measured to deliver a precise dose.

Edibles Offer Precise and Consistent Dosing

Word of Caution: Cannabis Edibles Are Very Potent

One of the best things about cannabis edibles is their versatility. Apart from tasty desserts like cheesecake, you can use your cannabutter to make other tasty delights or even add them to your regular breakfast and dinner dishes.

That being said, both newbies and experienced cannabis users often make a mistake when using edibles; they are not patient enough. Edibles take time to kick in, and you can be tempted to take another slice during the time in between – that’s where the problem comes in.

If you overeat cannabis edibles, the effects are potentially overwhelming and could ruin your experience. Therefore, when indulging in your tasty cheesecake, respect its potency and allow the effects to kick in naturally. But, in case you ever need to come down from a serious marijuana high, check out these tips to help you out.

The Bottom Line

Cheesecake is among the most popular and versatile desserts out there. It’s no wonder someone figured out how to infuse it with weed, so we can all enjoy the tasty delight coupled with the benefits of using weed. Just remember to go slow on your cannabis cheesecake to avoid overdosing.

12 Amazing Christmas Cannabis Edibles

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is around the corner, and if you’re a sucker for this season, you just can’t wait to spread some of that good old holiday spirit.

You’re probably thinking of whipping up some traditional home-baked treats to share with your friends. While that might be a good idea, why not spice it up a bit this year with cannabis-infused treats? If your friends love cannabis as much as you do, then they’re definitely going to enjoy a taste of cannabis goodness in every bite.

Thanks to all the dedicated edibles producers out there, you can now enjoy tons of creative, well-decorated, cannabis-infused treats. Whether you’re looking for ideas for home-baked treats or a last-minute gift for your cannabis-loving friends, these edibles are sure to leave them dazzled and feeling good.

1. Sweet Grass Kitchen Ginger Molasses

With a sugar crunch exterior and a soft center, these ginger molasses cookies will leave your taste buds asking for more. And that’s not all. The ginger spice and cannabis pair naturally to deliver some of that all-so-familiar earthy, wholesome taste. The combination of spicy ginger and sweet molasses also gives these treats a more nuanced flavor.

If you’re looking for stocking stuffers for your holiday treats, these ginger molasses from sweetgrass kitchen are a great option. They come in 10mg servings for recreational users and 100mg servings for medical cannabis users.

2. Babinka Treats

The Christmas holidays are full of cheer. It’s the perfect time to have long-overdue conversations with people you’ve not seen in a while. But, sometimes, you just want to chill out and hibernate. With about a dozen of these dank delights, you can do just that.

These cute holiday doughnuts draw their inspiration from Santa’s ever-growing belly and Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. They also taste pretty good. Pair these up with a hot cup of chocolate, and you’ll be enjoying your holidays on a whole other level.

3. Flourish Edibles

Imagine up to 200mg of THC in a 6-pound jar, coupled with all your favorite seasonal flavors. These cannabis-infused jellies, preserves, and jams make for a wonderful selection of all your favorite treats.

These spreads are made with fresh organic citrus, cranberries, natural beet sugar, and cloves. They are also fortified with all-natural terpenes for an authentic taste. They’re a perfect gift for your weed-loving friends or family members.

Flourish Edibles

4. Gingersnap Cookies

Everyone loves a perfectly spiced gingersnap. Now, imagine having this crisp, gingery cookie with a top layer of cannabis-infused caramel frosting. These molasses-spiked morsels are made with ginger, cinnamon, molasses, and of course, cannabis.

The best thing about these treats is that you can bake them yourself. Just whip up the dough, throw it in the oven for about 10 minutes, and you’re done.

5. Miss Mary Jane’s Edibles

When it comes to holiday edibles, nobody does it better than Miss Mary Jane’s Edibles. Its holiday specials include Dutch apple pies, pecan pies, and swirl cakes. The shop also offers classic gummies and chocolate chip cookies if you’re in the mood for some Christmas snacks.

Each treat comes with 50mg of THC for a moderate high. So, if you’re looking for the perfect dessert to end your holiday meal, go ahead and try them out.

6. Starfire Edibles’ Holiday Doughnuts

Who doesn’t like doughnuts, especially when they have weed in them? These doughnuts come in Christmas motif shapes like reindeer and chocolate, and that’s not even their most endearing quality.

Starfire Edibles’s Holiday Doughnuts come in a variety of choices. You can try the chocolate peppermints wreaths, the double chocolate Rudolph, or the blue snowflake birthday cake.

No matter your preference, there’s always something for you with Starfire. And since you like to get high, you’ll appreciate the fact that these treats come with an outstanding 100mg of THC.

7. Green Ticket Bakery’s Edibles

If you live in San Francisco, then you should definitely try out some of Green Ticket’s treats. Their fresh-baked edibles, especially the THC snowmen cookies, are to die for. These lemon sugar cookies come coated with blackberries to add some sweetness to their savory flavor. And if you’re worried if they’ll get you high, don’t be. These treats come laced with 72mg of THC.

8. Cannabis-infused Doughnuts

We all have that one ugly Christmas sweater that we wear only during the holidays. Now, imagine a cookie that looks like it but makes you feel so much better. These cannabis-infused doughnuts are perfectly decorated to look like the ideal Christmas treat, but they have something up their sleeves; they’re loaded with THC!

Madame Munchie

9. Madame Munchie

These limited-addition ‘winter wonderland’ boxes come in five seasonal gourmet flavors, including stone flakes, mint munch, and walnut pear bears.

The beautiful box, coupled with the meager 20mg per cookie THC concentration, makes them a perfect Christmas gift for all your low THC-tolerant friends. They’re also a perfect snack when you don’t want an overwhelming high.

10. Mellows

Speaking of a moderate high, mellows contain no more than 5mg of THC per mellow. So, you can take one of these without worrying about getting too high. As their name suggests, these treats will get you mellow and relaxed as you enjoy this Christmas season. And like our previous pick, they also make a good present for all your friends with low THC tolerance.

11. Baked in Humboldt Edibles

Buying THC edibles is easy. After all, you have tons of edibles to choose from. But, in most cases, you don’t get your favorite edibles in the THC content you require. Rachel at Baked in Humboldt wants to change this.

She’s giving you a chance to order any custom-made cannabis-infused edibles, including cookies, cakes, and pies in any dosage level. To top it all off, Baked in Humboldt uses locally-produced and organic indigents whenever possible.

12. Caramel Chocolate Truffles

It’s the holiday season. So, why not treat yourself to some luxury cannabis-infused chocolate truffles? These are the kind of edibles that would find their way into your favorite celebrity’s swag bag.

These chocolate truffles come with a rich and smooth burnt caramel flavor, with a dusting of English Maldon Sea Salt and hints of smokiness. If you think cannabis and luxury don’t mix well, then you should definitely try these chocolate truffles out. With a THC dosage of 10mg, these truffles will literally blow your mind.

Factors to Consider When Buying Cannabis Edibles This Christmas

What Works Best for You?

When it comes to buying edibles, nothing is more important than dosing, especially if you’re nervous about getting high. Cannabis edibles come in three doses: microdose, medium dose, and macro dose.

Micro-dose edibles generally have a THC content of about 1 to 5 milligrams. Microdose edibles are perfect for novice users looking to explore the world of cannabis. They are all about feeling good, not getting hammered. If you want to take the edge off while still remaining focused, this is your best choice.

Medium dose edibles have a THC content of about 5 to 10 milligrams. They’ll get you quite stoned, but not to the point where you feel like you’re no longer in control.

Anything with above 10 milligrams of THC is considered a macro dose edible. These edibles are reserved for people who are comfortable with getting really high. If you’re just starting off, it’s best to work your way up to these edibles.

It All Comes Down to the Strain

It All Comes Down to the Strain

What effect are you going for? Do you want to feel relaxed or get more active? Cannabis edibles are backed with different strains, which have different effects. So, before choosing your baked goods, check the strain on the label. After all, you wouldn’t want to get so high that you’re unable to wrap Christmas presents, would you?

Ensure That the Edibles Contain Cannabis

Imagine buying lots of edibles, then getting home only to discover that they can’t get you high. That would suck, right? The labels on cannabis edibles mostly come with a large pot leaf or writing that indicates they contain cannabis.

Is the Package Properly Labeled?

Although cannabis has tons of medical benefits, it won’t prevent you from getting an allergic reaction to the ingredients in your edibles. Most cannabis edibles come with a label that clearly indicates the ingredients, along with allergy information.

The label should also tell you which method to infuse the product with THC (whether butter or solvent-based extraction) and the dosing. And to err more on the safe side, make sure that the package is tamper-proof.

Ask Your Budtender for Recommendations

A little professional advice never hurts. A knowledgeable salesperson (the budtender) can help you find the best edibles that are perfectly suited to your needs. You should also make sure that the brand you choose has an established relationship with the dispensary.

Easy Cannabis Edibles Recipes

Eating cannabis edibles during the holidays is fun, but baking them yourself is much more fulfilling. Check out these easy recipes that are sure to make any stoner’s Christmas party livelier than ever.

Cannabis Snowfall Christmas Cookies

This is one of the most popular Christmas treats in many households. You probably know the traditional recipe, but it’s good to tweak it up a bit by adding your favorite plant.

What You Need

  •         1/2 cup cannabutter
  •         1/2 cup butter
  •         2/1/2 cup of flower
  •         1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  •         3/4 cup of your favorite nuts
  •         1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  •         Sugar for rolling your balls in

Instructions:

  1. Heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (about 200 degrees Celsius).
  2. Mix the cannabutter and regular butter along with the vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
  3. Mix the nuts and flour in a separate bowl until it forms a dough.
  4. Gently mix the dough and sweetened butter.
  5. Shape your dough into small round balls and let them settle on a baking sheet for about an hour.
  6. Once your oven is heated enough, put your balls inside and let them bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Remove them from the oven and let them cool down on a wire rack
  8. Roll your cookies in the powdered sugar, and that’s it! You’re done.

These cookies make a delicious snack, and most importantly, they’re full of THC.

Cannabis Marshmallows

Cannabis Marshmallows

We know what you’re thinking, but no! You won’t be roasting these on a fire. However, they make a great treat next to a slice of cake and are a great addition to hot chocolate.

Start by infusing your favorite Christmas strain in some ghee. You can make it however strong you want it, so don’t be afraid to go a little crazy with it. You can infuse your ghee by boiling it with cannabis buds for a couple of hours. You’ll need only two tablespoons of ghee for this recipe, but if you want to make more marshmallows, you can double up on the ingredients.

What Else Do You Need?

  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused ghee
  • 2 tablespoons of gelatin
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

You will also need a saucepan, a metal mixing bowl, a spatula, a whisk, a chopping board, and a cookie-cutter.

Instructions:

  1. Soak the gelatin in a 1/2 cup of water.
  2. Use 1 cup of water to dissolve the 2 cups of granulated sugar in a saucepan.
  3. Heat the mixture until the syrup starts to boil, then remove it from the heat.
  4. Add your cannabis-infused ghee and vanilla extract to the saucepan.
  5. Transfer the mixture into the gelatin mixture and whisk it till it forms a creamy marshmallow mix.
  6. Coat your cutting board with powdered sugar and pour out your mixture onto the cutting board once it cools.
  7. Use a cookie cutter to cut it into your desired shapes.

The Bottom Line

The Christmas season can get really cold, and without something to edge off, you might not enjoy the holiday cheer as much as you should. Luckily, with the edibles we’ve reviewed on our list, you could just make this Christmas the most memorable yet. And for all you folks out there who like to bake, make sure you try some of the recipes above.

How to Smoke Weed: 3 Ways to Consume Cannabis

As far as cannabis consumption goes, the delivery method is as important as the type of flower you consume. Most stoners only use one or two ways to take in their preferred marijuana strain. Some don’t even know about the other fascinating methods that are out there.  

In fact, new ways keep cropping up every day. How you consume cannabis determines the nature of the mental and physical benefits you stand to gain since each method delivers a unique experience. 

In this article, we’ll look at the different ways to partake in the “holy herb.” Let the experimentation begin.

Weed Consumption Methods

There is a host of ways to consume marijuana. All these delivery methods are classified into three categories:

  • Inhalation 
  • Oral
  • Topical

Thanks to this classification system, marijuana consumers can have an easy time finding their ideal method. 

Inhalation (Smoking)

This is the most traditional and time-tested method of consuming cannabis. Given that cannabinoids go into your body via your lungs this way, they’re absorbed directly into your bloodstream. Once the THC enters your circulatory system, it’s only a matter of seconds before it reaches your brain.

The good thing about smoking weed is that it affords you better control and monitoring of the amount of marijuana you consume. So, you’re less likely to overindulge and get too stoned. 

Here are the various smoking options.

Joints

Lighting up a joint is arguably the most common and widely used method of smoking cannabis. You only need three things to make a joint: rolling papers, a bud, and filters.

Your choice of paper will influence your smoking experience. Rolling papers are engineered to afford you a smooth, uniform burn. There are ever-increasing innovations in papers, from designs like terpene-infused papers to see-through rolling papers derived from plant cellulose. Simply roll cannabis buds in your preferred paper, then spark it up and enjoy your smoke.

Blunts

Blunts

Blunts are comparable to joints in several ways. However, blunts are rolled in cigar paper derived from the tobacco plant and filled with marijuana. Moreover, they are typically thicker and accommodate more cannabis, making them a more potent option than the smaller, thinner joint. Blunt users usually prefer the mixed effects of nicotine and weed.

Bongs

These are water pipes used with marijuana flowers. Water is used to cool the smoke right before it enters your lungs. As such, the smoke is smoother to inhale. Plus, the water serves as a filter, eliminating a number of the carcinogens present in smoke. Many experienced smokers prefer bongs to consume marijuana because of the abovementioned benefits coupled with the fact that they deliver quick, intense highs. 

Bowls

Smoking weed through a bowl is one of the most convenient consumption methods. Bowls are small hand pipes that bear a resemblance to tobacco pipes. They come in different designs and materials, including glass, wood, metal, silicone, and ceramic. Users can consume smaller amounts and don’t need to use rolling papers as they would with a joint. You can make do-it-yourself bowls from available products, like bananas or even apples if you’re creative enough.

Bubblers

Crossing an ordinary glass pipe and a water pipe produces a bubbler. They are smaller compared to bongs but somewhat bigger than the average bowl. They use water to give a clean smoke that is less harsh when you inhale it. Owing to their small size, they make an excellent alternative for those who love bongs but only want smaller doses. Plus, they are an excellent travel option. Their overall user-friendliness makes them a suitable choice for both novice and veteran smokers. 

Pre-rolls

Pre-rolls, also called pre-rolled joints, are ground-up marijuana flowers rolled in a wrap or rolling paper along with a filter. Imagine pre-rolls the way you see a cigarette, but replace the filled tobacco with cannabis. You don’t have to do the tough job of rolling it because it’s already done. All you do is buy it from the dispensary and light it up. Many users prefer pre-rolls, as they are discreet compared to bongs, dabs, or bowls.

Dabbing

Dabs are concentrated forms of marijuana created via the extraction of cannabinoids like THC from the weed plant. They are extracted using solvents like CO2, butane, or ethanol. Dabs are also called butane hash oil (BHO), wax, shatter, or budder. 

Dabbing requires specific equipment, including a dab rig. The wax concentrate is placed on the rig and then heated while the consumer inhales the smoke. When done correctly, the inhaled product can be clean and pure and deliver an intense high. New cannabis users love dabs, and this has seen the introduction of new dabbing products, like concentrate pens and weed extract cartridges.

Dabbing

Vaporizers

Vaping weed can be a healthier option than smoking because it heats the marijuana instead of burning it. A typical vaping device consists of a mouthpiece, chamber, and a heating system, powered by a compatible battery. The oil or distillate made of concentrated quantities of cannabinoids and terpenes is put in the chamber of the vape cartridge. It is then heated to a temperature that converts the active compounds into vapor. 

Most vaping devices heat weed products at relatively low temperatures, which activates many of the cannabinoids and terpenes present in each flower. They usually come with precise temperature controls so that users can select a temperature suited to the type of cannabinoid or terpene used. As such, you can effectively decarb or activate your weed with only negligible amounts being burned off. The three primary types of vaporizers are portable vaporizers, tabletop vaporizers, and vape pens.

Orals

Not an enthusiast of inhalants? No worries. You have alternative methods to consume your cannabis, including oral consumption. When weed is consumed orally, note that:

  • The resulting effects from the cannabinoids will take longer to show
  • The effects will be stronger

On average, marijuana users who opt for the oral consumption method will feel the effects after half an hour. At times, the effects may pop up more than an hour later and last longer, depending on the consumer. Plus, you will experience more substantial effects because during the digestion of the marijuana, the cannabinoids go through a chemical transformation that strengthens them.

Below are the different oral consumption methods.

Edibles

Edibles include any food item infused with cannabis. Classic examples are:

  • Cannabis ice cream
  • Weed cookies
  • Candies
  • Snacks

It may take almost two hours before you start feeling high from an edible, but that high will be intense and long-lasting.  

No matter the type of edible, its recipe calls for marijuana to undergo decarboxylation at some point. Decarboxylation is a process that involves applying low heat to cannabis for a prolonged period to stimulate its compounds, such as CBD and THC. You can directly mix a small amount of activated cannabis into your favorite food for an immediate edible experience

Edibles

Tinctures

Cannabis tinctures are sold in small dropper bottles and can be taken sublingually, added into different weed recipes, or swallowed for an edible effect. Administering them under your tongue allows the cannabinoids to be absorbed into your bloodstream quickly. Plus, the duration of effects is more prolonged than with smoking. 

Since they quickly enter the bloodstream when consumed sublingually, cannabis tinctures are suitable for users seeking quick but lasting effects of cannabinoids. Rates vary based on the individual and type of tincture, but the effects generally hit their peak at two or three hours. 

Medicinal users will benefit from the use of tinctures because they can easily measure and regulate the dosage through dropper vials. They are also suitable for non-smokers, those who want low doses, and those who don’t want the more potent high of edibles. Tinctures are discreet. Sublingual administration in public does not attract snooping eyes, like puffing a joint would.

Sprays

THC sprays are often either oil or alcohol based. They are mainly administered orally by spraying a few spritzes under the tongue, and then you can enjoy a fast-acting hit of cannabinoids. 

They come in varying ratios of CBD and THC and different flavors so that users can use them for medical or wellness purposes. They are well suited to all types of marijuana users, whether novice or experienced, because they come in a range of strengths. If you’re asthmatic and unable to inhale smoke, THC sprays can be your go-to weed consumption method. Typically, a few spritzes are all you need to get to a nice high place. 

Capsules

As with any prescription drug, cannabis can be administered in the form of a pill or capsule. Weed capsules are many users’ preferred way of consuming marijuana because of the following reasons:

  • They deliver a predictable dose of cannabinoids, so they are regarded as safer than smoking.
  • They are discreet since they don’t smell or release smoke.
  • They can treat different illnesses when mixed with other ingredients, like B12 vitamins or melatonin for insomnia.
  • The THC in them produces long-lasting psychoactive effects.

Dissolvable Strips

You’ve probably seen or used a breath strip, right? Weed strips borrow the same concept but are infused with CBD or THC. These are small squares of edible paper that effortlessly dissolve when they mix with your saliva. That makes your cannabis consumption as discreet as can be. 

Drinks

While drinks mixed with cannabis are nothing new, they are not the most popular way to ingest cannabis. It’s not a straightforward process, but you can make weed tea, weed beer, or even cannabis coffee right in the comfort of your home. All you need is decarboxylation, and then you can combine the decarbed concentrate with your choice of drink. 

Cannabis drinks vary. Some are entirely non-psychotropic or have milder high effects, thanks to a blend of CBD and THC strains. Others contain higher THC content and combine caffeine with THC to deliver a more potent high. If you prefer a chilled-out morning, consider CBD coffee for a relaxed feeling. 

Topicals

Topicals

Don’t fancy inhaling or ingesting your weed? Well, consider topicals. These are lotions infused with marijuana for relief from chronic pain, muscle spasms, and soreness. They employ the medicinal attributes of CBD to transform the way you feel. Some of the main types of topicals include:

Creams

You can apply CBD topical creams directly on your skin to target an area affected by pain. Since CBD does not produce the intoxicating effects that THC does, you will not feel high when you rub the cream on your skin. All you can expect is localized pain relief.

In fact, many athletes are turning to CBD creams as an alternative to OTC pain relievers because they can alleviate muscle aches without the possible side effects of medication. Apart from athletes, topical creams are also ideal for sufferers of paranoia, anxiety, pain, PTSD, and other serious conditions. 

Patches

Transdermal cannabis patches have made a late entry into the marijuana world. They’re the same as band-aids but infused with CBD, THC, or both. They’re not designed to get you high but to alleviate pain caused by a host of conditions. The patch is usually applied to a venous section of your body, like your wrist, arm, or ankle. Next, your body heat triggers the patch, which in turn releases a consistent stream of CBD into the bloodstream, delivering a discreet, steady relief.

The Bottom Line

At this point, you’re well aware of the different ways to consume cannabis. So, if you don’t love smoking, you can still get your dose of CBD or THC. Whether you’re using cannabis for purely medicinal purposes or want something to increase your focus, there’s a delivery method to suit your situation. Now, the onus is on you to figure out what suits you best.

6 Awesome Vegan Cannabis Edibles to Make at Home

By definition, a vegan diet excludes products that are derived from animals. Some of these products include yogurt, milk, eggs, cheese, fish, poultry, and honey, to name just a few. For those who are staunch vegans, it can be daunting to get premade vegan edibles at recreational shops and cannabis dispensaries. What if they accidentally contain something that isn’t vegan? 

For this reason, sometimes it is easier to make them at home. Yet, cannabis edibles are not exclusively limited to baked goods. Cannabis enthusiasts can attest to the fact that you can consume your favorite marijuana product any time with just about any meal, including drinks, and many of these recipes are vegan-friendly. This article focuses on some of these awesome vegan cannabis edibles that you can make in the comfort of your home.

Basics for Cannabis-infused Edibles

Most of the recipes involving cannabis have certain basic foundational ingredients. If you have experience cooking with marijuana, then you are probably familiar with most of them or even already have some of them ready to use. For the sake of interested vegan individuals and newbies, most cannabis-infused edibles use the following ingredients:

  • Cannabis oil
  • Cannamilk
  • Cannabutter

The last two are just milk and butter made using cannabis, and we will explain how to make cannamilk later on. Once you get your hands on these foundational ingredients, you are ready to start making the vegan cannabis edibles below.

1. Cannabis-infused Vegan Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

This vegan-friendly midday meal is a Vietnamese classic that packs a substantial dose of pot. If your noodles are already precooked, this salad will not require any further cooking. For the recipe below, preparation will take about 25 minutes and serve about two to three people.

Ingredients

For the dish, you will need:

  • English cucumber – 1 slice
  • Finely chopped red or green cabbage – A wedge
  • Thinly sliced carrots – Two large ones
  • Thinly sliced spring onions – Two large ones
  • Rice vermicelli noodles – 150 mg
  • White or black sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • Wakame rehydrated seaweed (optional) – 10 grams
  • Pickled ginger, thinly sliced (optional) – 20 grams

For the dressing, you will need:

  • Cannabis oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Sesame seed oil – 1 tablespoon
  • White sesame seeds – 6 tablespoons
  • Rice vinegar – 2 teaspoons
  • Maple syrup – 1 tablespoon
  • Lime juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Soy sauce or gluten-free tamari – 4 tablespoons
  • Hot chili paste (optional) – 3 to 4 teaspoons

Procedure

  1. Following the package instructions, boil the rice noodles in a large pot. Once the water comes to a boil, these noodles cook quickly. After this, strain and rinse them in cold water and put them aside.
  2. Then, dry roast the white sesame seeds in a small frying pan. Once done, use a grinding device such as a pestle and mortar to grind them into a fine powder.
  3. Mix this powder with cannabis oil, sesame seed oil, rice vinegar, maple syrup, soy sauce/tamari, hot chili paste, and lime juice in a medium-sized bowl. 
  4. To assemble the salad, rinse the rice noodles with cold water one more time to ensure they are cool. Now, combine the rice noodles with the rest of the ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce over the salad and toss it using tongs. Repeat the toss one more time.
  6. Separate the salad into portions in bowls and enjoy your cannabis edible.

Cannabis-infused Vegan Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

2. Cannabis Cashew Cream With Avocados

According to nutritionists, avocados pack a myriad of health benefits. They contain numerous minerals, vitamins, healthy fatty oils, and omega-3 and omega-6 acids. For cannabis-loving vegans, this mouthwatering recipe puts a little twist on eating a plain avocado by stuffing it with some delectable cashew cream. This cannabis edible is 100 percent vegan. Here is how to make this exemplary cannabis edible at home and serve at least four people.

Ingredients

To make the cashew cream, you will need: 

  • Avocados – 2 large ones
  • Cannabis oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Nutritional yeast – 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice – 2 teaspoons
  • Purified water – half a cup
  • Garlic – a quarter of a clove
  • Sea salt – an eighth to a quarter of a teaspoon
  • Cashews, soaked for at least four hours and rinsed – 1 cup
  • Tamari – 1 teaspoon
  • Apple cider vinegar – 1 teaspoon

For garnish (optional), you will need:

  • Chopped cloves
  • Finely ground Brazil nuts
  • Balsamic vinegar drizzle or olive oil
  • Chopped cherry tomatoes 

Procedure

  1. Prepare the avocados by cutting them into halves and removing the pits and the flesh from the skin. You should do this in a single piece with a single big scoop and then set them aside.
  2. Using a blender set on high speed, blend the cannabis oil, purified water, cashews, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, sea salt, and tamari until the texture is smooth.
  3. Use a spoon to fill the scooped avocado halves with the cashew cream you just blended.
  4. To make the whole presentation gorgeous, top it off with the optional garnishes mentioned above, and enjoy yet another awesome vegan cannabis edible.

3. Marijuana Chia Seed Pudding

If you are accustomed to waking up with a craving for weed but you are not in the right state to smoke some yet, this awesome breakfast solution is perfect for you. People who have tried this pudding say that it is just like eating a dessert. Furthermore, it is a refreshing way to start your day because this edible gives you healthy calories and nutritious energy. It is easy to make and 100 percent vegan. If you are up for it, you can prepare it before you go to sleep, and it will be ready in the morning. Here is how you can make this sumptuous cannabis edible at home.

Ingredients

For a serving of two to four people, here is what you need: 

  • Soy, coconut, or unsweetened almond milk – 1 cup
  • Non-dairy alternative cannamilk – 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract – 2 tablespoons
  • Chia seeds – half a cup
  • Maple syrup (to taste) – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Optional toppings, such as fruits

Procedure

  1. In a large bowl, start by mixing the non-dairy cannamilk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chia seeds in a large bowl.
  2. Then, leave it in a bowl or portion it out by placing it in separate containers.
  3. Stir or shake the containers well, cover them, and then refrigerate them. If you have the time, it is advisable to stir the mix every one to two hours for the first few hours. Usually, this dish should be ready in about six hours and can remain in the fridge for about six days.
  4. If you wish, you can serve this pudding with some fruits to top it off, such as pineapple, berries, bananas, citrus, or granola, just to name a few.

Marijuana Chia Seed Pudding

4. Cannabis-infused Creamy Potato Soup

This creamy cannabis-infused potato soup is 100 percent vegan and mouthwatering. Emphasis is on the creaminess and the potent effects of marijuana in this dish. This awesome soup is ideal on a wintry, cool, or autumn day. Yet even in summer, your taste buds will appreciate this amazing cannabis edible.

Here is how to make it at home.

Ingredients

To make this soup, you will need:

  • Cannabis oil – 3 tablespoons
  • Minced garlic – 4 cloves
  • Peeled and chopped potatoes – 3 pounds
  • Peeled and sliced carrots – 3 medium-sized ones
  • Dried thyme – 5 teaspoons
  • Chopped onion – 1 large one
  • Sea salt
  • Full-fat coconut milk – 15 ounces can
  • Vegetable broth – 3 cups

Procedure

  1. Put the pot over medium heat and add a few tablespoons of the cannabis oil.
  2. Then, add the garlic and onions into the heated pot and fry briefly until the onions are translucent.
  3. Stir with a wooden spoon to ensure the mixture does not burn. If necessary, you can adjust the heat accordingly.
  4. Next, add the thyme, carrots, vegetable broth, and potatoes.
  5. Continue cooking until the potatoes are well done.
  6. After that, place the mix in a high-speed blender and blend until you achieve a smooth texture.
  7. Next, add the full-fat coconut milk and blend some more.
  8. Add some salt to taste, and your creamy cannabis edible is ready to eat.

5. Zesty Cannabis-infused Fettuccine Alfredo

If you want an awesome vegan way to spice up your palate with a cannabis edible that feels like your everyday dinner, this dish is perfect for you. The fettuccine alfredo recipe is quite easy to make and can be an ingenious addition to a dinner party or for one of those days when you just want a cozy night in. Here is how you can make this incredible weed-infused dish in the comfort of your home.

Ingredients 

This recipe serves about four people and takes around 35 minutes to prepare. Here is what you need:

  • Egg-free fettuccine pasta – 12 ounces
  • Cannabis oil – 1 to 2 tablespoons
  • Unsweetened non-dairy milk such as coconut, soy, or almond – 1 cup
  • Non-dairy cannamilk – 1 cup
  • Non-dairy cream cheese – 4 ounces
  • Lemon zest – 1 to 2 teaspoons
  • Finely chopped garlic – 3 cloves
  • Chopped fresh parsley – half a cup
  • Nutritional yeast – 3 tablespoons
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sea salt
  • Blanched and sliced almonds – 3 tablespoons

Procedure

  1. Add the egg-free fettuccine pasta to a large pot of boiling water and cook as directed on the package.
  2. Set aside about one to two cups of the pasta water.
  3. Then, use a blender to combine the almonds, nutritional yeast, non-dairy cream cheese, cannamilk, non-dairy milk, black pepper, lemon zest, and sea salt. Blend the mixture to a smooth texture.
  4. Put a large skillet over medium heat after adding the cannabis oil and the chopped garlic. Stir until the garlic softens and starts browning.
  5. Next, add the mixture you just blended into the same skillet and stir some more.
  6. Now, you can add half a cup of the pasta water you reserved earlier and continue stirring until it simmers. At this point, the sauce should be creamy and thick. This whole process usually takes about five to ten minutes.
  7. Once the sauce is well cooked, it is time to add the pasta you had prepared earlier. You can top it off with an extra tablespoon of cannabis oil if you want. If the sauce is too thick, add some more of the pasta water and stir a little more.
  8. When the dish is to your liking, you can separate it into four bowls and top it off with some cracked black pepper, nutritional yeast, and/or sea salt.
  9. Enjoy your exquisite cannabis edible.

Cannamilk

6. Cannamilk

Vegan cannamilk is also referred to as cannabis-infused non-dairy milk. It is one of the best ways to infuse pot into baked products. The most important point is to use at least three grams of fat for every serving. This is because THC and CBD are fat-soluble and ingesting cannabis this way ensures your body gets the cannabinoids more readily. To make cannamilk, here is what you need:

Ingredients

  • Cannabis – About 9 grams
  • Soy milk or a non-dairy alternative – 1 cup

Procedure

  1. At the start of every cannamilk making process, you have to do some decarboxylation to activate the THC. To do this, break up the cannabis into small bits the size of rice grains and bake it for 45 minutes at 225 degrees. 
  2. Then, add the milk and dec-carbed cannabis to a saucepan over medium heat. 
  3. Let the mixture simmer for about an hour as you stir occasionally, ensuring it does not boil. This is because temperatures above 250 degrees might degrade the THC in your weed.
  4. Next, use a cheesecloth or strainer to sieve out the plant material.
  5. Pour the ready cannamilk into a jar or glass bottle and refrigerate it. Or you can start preparing one of the cannabis edibles mentioned above, if you have the munchies.

The Final Hit

If you are a vegan and have always wondered about cannabis-infused meals or drinks, there are many options. Vegan marijuana aficionados are always coming up with new ways to consume cannabis without the presence of animal products in the dishes.

To find out more ways you can make awesome vegan cannabis edibles at home, visit Purple Penthouse. Here, you can also find various cannabis products on offer.

How To Make the Best Cannabis-Infused Drinks

Cannabis Edibles are now among the most sought-after cannabis products for users. However, using Edibles is often inconvenient as they can take a while to kick in and the effects take even longer to wear off. Luckily, Cannabis Beverages are a great alternative and you can even learn how to make the best cannabis-infused drinks at home.

Cannabis-infused drinks work a lot like Edibles. You consume them orally, as you would any other drink, and after around 30 minutes you’ll feel the effects of cannabis. They work faster than Edibles and the effects don’t last as long, making them arguably much more convenient- as well as delicious and refreshing. So how do you make them? Here are some of the best cannabis-infused drinks you can make right now.

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Milk

If you want to make some of the best cannabis-infused drinks, then it’s worth making cannabis milk first. Not only can you drink cannabis milk by itself, but you can also infuse it into all kinds of other drinks, including hot drinks, milkshakes, smoothies, and more. It’s also quite simple to make compared to other cannabis-infused condiments, just make sure you use full-fat milk.

Ingredients:

  • 500ml of full-fat milk
  • 2 grams of cannabis buds

Step 1: Start by boiling plenty of water in a saucepan and placing a steel bowl inside to create a double boiler.

Step 2: Next, add your milk and cannabis to the steel bowl. You’ll want to use around 0.5-1 gram of cannabis for every 250ml of milk you use, although you can use more or less depending on how potent you want it to be. Break the cannabis into buds before adding it.

Step 3: Allow the milk to boil (this usually takes around 15 minutes) then lower the temperature and leave it to simmer for 2-3 hours while stirring occasionally. It’s important not to let your cannabis buds boil for long as this will reduce their potency.

Step 4: After leaving your milk to boil for 2-3 hours, slowly strain it into a sealable jar or container through a cheesecloth. This separates the milk from the leftover cannabis. You can then place your container in the fridge and use your potent cannabis milk when you need it.

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Coffee

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Coffee

Want to start your morning with a kick of caffeine and the soothing effects of cannabis? You can do so by making cannabis-infused coffee. You might want to make cannabis coffee by adding a small dose of cannabis-infused milk to a regular cup of coffee, but this method is arguably even simpler.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of water
  • Coffee granules
  • Milk
  • Cannabis Tincture

Step 1: Start by brewing a cup of coffee as you normally would. One of the simplest ways to do so is to boil 3 cups of water, add coffee granules, and stir, but you can also make it using a coffee machine or any other method you want.

Step 2: Add your milk and any other additions you want to your coffee. Now, simply allow your coffee to cool down slightly before adding Cannabis Tincture.

Step 3: Add your desired dose of Cannabis Tincture Oil to your cup of coffee and stir thoroughly. THC Tinctures will add the effects of cannabis to your coffee, but you can also use CBD Tincture if you want to avoid these effects. A dose of around 15 mg of Tincture is good for most users.

Step 4: Tinctures are designed to mix into other liquids with ease, so after stirring, your potent cannabis coffee is ready. You can also use this method to make cannabis-infused tea or hot chocolate.

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade

While Cannabis Milk is great for smoothies and milkshakes and Cannabis Coffee or Tea is perfect for waking up in the morning, cannabis-infused lemonade is arguably the most refreshing cannabis beverage you can make. This will help soothe your body and relax your mind while also providing a refreshing summer drink.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of lemon juice
  • 5 cups of cold water
  • 200 grams of sugar
  • Cannabis Tincture
  • A few ice cubes

Step 1: First, juice your lemons into a bowl or container. You can do this by hand or use an electric juicer to make the process simpler. Around 6-8 lemons should give you around 2 cups or 500ml of lemon juice.

Step 2: Mix your lemon juice with the sugar and water in a pitcher and stir thoroughly until the sugar dissolves. You should use around 5 cups of water and 200 grams of sugar for 2 cups of lemon juice, although you might want to experiment with different proportions.

Step 3: You can now add a few drops of Cannabis Tincture to your lemonade and stir thoroughly. You might want to add this to a single cup of lemonade rather than to the whole pitcher to make controlling your dosage easier.

You can also make cannabis syrup by boiling decarboxylated cannabis buds with sugar and water. This can then be added to your lemonade mixture for a potent cannabis-infused lemonade. However, this method is more time-consuming than simply using THC or CBD Tincture.

How To Make Cannabis-Infused Lemonade

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for a delicious cannabis-infused hot drink to wake you up in the morning or a refreshing, summer’s day drink that’ll hit you with all kinds of amazing effects, these are some of the best cannabis-infused drinks to make. They’re simple enough for anyone to make and you’ll be impressed by the results.

There are also plenty of other options for those looking to make Cannabis Beverages. For instance, you might want to infuse your favorite smoothies with some Cannabis Milk. You might want to add some Cannabis Tincture to your favorite juice or soda. You can even make cannabis-infused cocktails.

You might also want to consider other options. For instance, some users prefer using Edibles to Cannabis Drinks, and you can also try Cannabis Vapes, Topicals, Concentrates, and much more. If you’re in D.C., you can find every cannabis product you need for delivery at Purple Penthouse.

How do Cannabis Drinks Compare to Traditional Edibles?

Cannabis Edibles have become one of the most popular choices for users looking to get the effects of cannabis. These cannabis-infused food products give users an easy and enjoyable way to medicate, although they can also take a long time to kick in and can be overwhelming for beginner users. Luckily, there’s another great alternative in Cannabis Drinks.

Much like Edibles, Cannabis Drinks allow you to get the effects of cannabis via oral consumption. All you have to do is to swig on a cannabis-infused drink and wait for the potent effects of cannabis to kick in. However, there are some key differences between these two product types and the kind of experience they’ll give you. So how do Cannabis Drinks compare to traditional Edibles? Here’s what you need to know.

Cannabis Drinks Can Get You High Faster Than Edibles

Many users prefer using Cannabis Edibles to other options such as smoking or vaping weed as they’re easier to use and offer a more enjoyable experience. However, the main drawback of using Cannabis Edibles is that it can take up to 2 hours before you even feel their effects. As such, they’re far from ideal for those who want potent, fast-acting effects.

Cannabis Drinks largely solve this problem. When you eat cannabis-infused food products, your body must first process the food and digest it before the cannabinoids make their way into your system. This process is much quicker when you use Cannabis Drinks as liquids are metabolized faster.

That doesn’t mean that you’ll feel the effects of Cannabis Drinks instantly, but you won’t have to wait as long as you would with Edibles. The effects of Cannabis Drinks often kick in about 30 minutes after consumption, and some types of cannabis-infused beverages might even kick in faster.

The Effects Of Cannabis Drinks Wear Off Faster

The Effects Of Cannabis Drinks Wear Off Faster

Since your body processes liquid products faster than solid food products, Cannabis Drinks are great for users who want to get high quicker. However, while they’ll give you the effects of cannabis quicker than Edibles, it’s also worth noting that the effects of Cannabis Drinks usually don’t last as long.

Cannabis Edibles are known for inducing a particularly long-lasting high. Generally, the effects of Edibles can last for anywhere from 4-12 hours. This makes them a good choice for users who want powerful and long-lasting effects, but it isn’t always ideal.

Although some users may enjoy being high for so long, others prefer a shorter-lasting high. Cannabis Drinks are ideal for this. Although they’ll still give you strong effects, the effects generally don’t last as long as Edibles. This makes them great for users who want a more manageable high.

It’s Easier To Control Your Dosage With Cannabis Drinks

Cannabis Edibles are known for producing much stronger effects than you’d get from smoking or vaping weed. This is because, when THC is consumed orally, your body converts it into 11-hydroxy-THC, a stronger form of the chemical. As such, even a 10mg dosage of Edibles can give you a powerful high.

Although this is beneficial for users who want strong effects, it can also make it hard to control your dosage. Since Edibles take so long to kick in, many users end up eating more than they should. What’s more, sometimes a single cannabis gummy or chocolate is enough to get you extremely high, and many users make the mistake of eating more.

In contrast, it’s easier to control your dosage when you use Cannabis Drinks. A large Cannabis Beverage can be infused with just a small amount of THC, allowing you to drink plenty without worrying about getting too high. Plus, since the effects kick in quicker and wear off faster, you can decide whether you need to increase your dosage without having to wait for hours.

There Are Many Types Of Cannabis Drinks

Cannabis Edibles come in various forms. For instance, you can find cannabis-infused gummies, chocolate bars, and all kinds of baked goods like cookies and brownies. Similarly, you can also choose between many different types of Cannabis Drinks depending on what suits you the best.

Those who want a cool and refreshing Cannabis Drink can try cannabis-infused fruit juices or smoothies. Not only are these delicious, but they’re cool, refreshing, and the terpenes in fruits can even enhance the effects of cannabinoids.

Some users prefer cannabis-infused hot drinks. For instance, Cannabis Tea is a particularly popular type of cannabis-infused beverage that’s potent and easy to make. You could even try Cannabis Coffee or THC-infused Hot Chocolate.

These are some of the more common options but practically any beverage can be infused with cannabis. You could even try cannabis cocktails if you’re feeling adventurous.

Cannabis Drinks Are Easier To Make Than Edibles

Cannabis Drinks Are Easier To Make Than Edibles

One of the biggest problems with making Cannabis Edibles is that the process is tricky and time-consuming. It generally involves decarboxylating your cannabis in the oven before infusing it into butter and, only after that, you can infuse it into your favorite meals or baked goods. In contrast, Cannabis Drinks are much easier to make.

There are numerous ways to make Cannabis Drinks, but it’s generally much easier than cooking Cannabis Edibles. For instance, you can make Cannabis Tea by brewing decarbed cannabis buds in hot water before adding tea, but there’s also an even easier method.

Using Cannabis Tincture is the easiest way to make all kinds of Cannabis Drinks. Simply measure your dosage and mix it into your juice, smoothie, coffee, cocktail, or any other beverage you want. You can buy Cannabis Tinctures and other cannabis products from a cannabis delivery service.

Conclusion

Cannabis Drinks and Cannabis Edibles are both great choices for users who want alternatives to smoking or vaping weed. They’re easy and fun to consume and can also give you a phenomenal high, but you might prefer Cannabis Drinks for a few reasons.

Drinking a cannabis-infused beverage is enjoyable, refreshing, and will give you the effects of cannabis faster than Edibles. It’s also easier to control your dosage and the effects will wear off faster. No matter how you like to consume your cannabis, you can find what you need for delivery at Purple Penthouse.