Eating food with cannabis (commonly known as marijuana or weed) can take even experienced smokers on a whole new level. It is the best solution for people who needs to use marijuana medically or for people who do not want to smoke.
Most of the marijuana recipes are of making a certain kind of butter called the “Cannabutter”, which can be then used as a replacement for the normal standard butter. The marijuana has to be prepared before eating it as the digestive system is not able to digest the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects) directly. The marijuana has to be heated in some way. It is very important to use some kind of fat ( butter, oil, milk, etc) as THC is a fat soluble substance. So in order to get high from pot tea, it is necessary to add milk.
The effects of eating marijuana last much longer than smoking. The experience can be more heightened and intense. The effects might take longer to start also, anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours. So please have patience for the effects to start. Do not think that it is not working and eat more. Start with a low dose and slowly increase until you are having a happy high. When the effects start kicking in, your body will be very relaxed so choose a comfortable spot to sit in as you may not even want to move. It is referred to as ‘Body stoned’ as your body will get very relaxed and feel very heavy that you won’t be able to move.
Be careful not to eat too much of marijuana infused food as it can get quite intense. You may feel sick, unable to talk and move, confused, scared and your coordination may be badly affected. If you take a higher dose you may try drinking juice of citrus fruits like lemon or oranges or eat pistachios and pine nuts. Inhaling pine essential oils can help too. Using a product rich in Cannabidiol is also helpful.
Using the perfect amount of marijuana can only be measured according to your needs. Experimenting to find out what’s best for you is recommended. The following are just estimates of marijuana:
For a pound of butter : Leaf : 1.5 to 2 ounces
Trim : 1 ounce
Small or large buds : 0.5 to 0.75 ounces
Kief and hash : 3 to 4 grams
Decarboxylating the raw marijuana is an important step to get any psychoactive effects. Smoking or vaporizing marijuana helps to ‘decarb’ it with the heat. Before cooking, please ensure to decarboxylate the marijuana.
There are many different methods to ingest marijuana. The Cannabutter is just one of them. Other extraction methods like Cannaoil, Cannacream, Cannamilk and Cannaflour are also used in many other recipes.
Many recipes are available easily. Some of them are of Stoner French toast, brownies, cake and soups. To find out more information about marijuana uses and opportunities to use or get in touch with professionals, you can visit the Cannabis World Congress.