Cannabis or cannabis butter is used to make cannabis edibles. All kinds of edible products from cookies and cakes to gummy bears and chocolate bars are produced using Cannabis Oil/butter. All kinds of beverages, from sodas and energy drinks to teas and coffees, cannabis oils can be infused into all kinds of food.
What Are Cannabis Edibles?
Food items made with cannabis flower or concentrates/oils are usually known as edibles. Thanks to advancement in the cannabis culinary arts and the development of the distillation process, a wide selection of high-quality baked goods, brownie mixes, beverages, cooking oil, and treats such as CBD mints and THC gummies are now available that can provide the desired effects of cannabis.
How Does It Work?
After entering the body through the mouth and traveling to the stomach, edibles are absorbed through the gut. The metabolization of the absorbed compounds is finally completed in the liver. Circulating through the heart the remaining THC and its metabolites then reach the brain.
How Long Does It Stay In Your Body?
In contrast to smoking or vaping, an edible high generally lasts longer, starting from six to eight hours. Peak blood levels occur around three hours after taking the edibles that contain THC. The effects are likely to be most intense during that time. In contrast to the products that are absorbed orally, the high from products that are chewed and swallowed may last longer. The duration is also affected by individual factors, such as weight, absorption capacity, and tolerance.
Common Forms of Edibles
As new products come into the market almost daily, edibles come in a wide variety of products. Common types of edibles include:
• Baked Products: cookies, brownies, biscuits, and waffles.
• Desserts: gummies, chewing gum, lozenges, lollipop, chocolate, truffles, and marshmallows.
• Beverages: coffee, tea, and iced tea, soda, energy drinks and shots, beer and wine.
• Other products: beef jerky, butter, sugar, and syrups.
7 Edible Recipes
Using dry cannabis flowers, cannabis-infused butter and oils can be made from scratch at home. The most common concept of infusing butter and fats with cannabis includes by infusing a dry cannabis flower with a carrier oil/butter and slowly extracting the remaining plant. Mixing the butter at a 1:1 ratio, the infused fat or oil can then be infused into any food recipe. Below are some of the most popular edible recipes:
Cannabis butter is used as a fundamental ingredient in most recipes of brownies, cookies, or any baked goods. The main ingredients for cannabis brownies are:
• 2-4 grams of powdered cannabis or 4-8 grams of flowers.
• 1 packet of brownie mix
• 1 butter stick.
• 1-2 eggs and coffee filter
Burn a stove in a pan over medium-low heat and melt one stick of butter. Make a fine hash powder by grinding it with a grinder. Slowly add the ground hash a little at a time simultaneously melting all the butt. Simmer the butter, by turning heat to medium-low to the lowest temperature. Cook the mixture for 30 minutes. If the mixture cooked longer you will start to evaporate lots of butter. After a few minutes turn off the stove and remove the heat. With the help of an unbleached coffee strain the butter through a filter into a jar. Allow butter to cool and mix the ingredients and cook the brownies as instructed. It is recommended to use a pan ratio of 8X8 and cut the brownies 9 pieces. There might be more variations of hash brownie. You might want to take a look at one brownie recipe for home.
Weed-infused cookies can easily be made by exchanging out all or part of the usual butter in a recipe with cannabutter. To make it much simpler for yourself, use a boxed cookie mix. You will need the following ingredients to make cannabis cookies:
• 3.5 grams of powdered cannabis
• 2 sticks of butter
• Packaged cookie mix.
• Mixing pan
• Cookie sheets
• Small saucepan
Heat your oven to 350°F. Fix the ratio of cannabutter to regular butter that is to be used for the cookies. Add your dry and wet ingredients to your mixing bowl according to the instructions of your cookie mix. To evenly distribute the cannabutter, mix your dough thoroughly. With a couple of inches between each spoonful of dough, arrange small balls of the dough onto your baking sheet. After putting the pan in the oven, bake for 10-15 minutes until your cookies are light brown of color. Once the cookies are cooled, wait two hours before consumption.
Hash oil is used to make Cannabis gummies. This is to get a high level of effectiveness without as much of the strong “weed taste” that generally go along with edibles. However, the cannabis extract you start with will further tune the hash flavor of the cookies. The following ingredients are used for making a relatively small batch of gummies. Once the potency and flavor preferences are locked in, much bigger batches can be made with the same list of ingredients.
• 3 ounces flavored gelatin
• 2.5 cloaks unflavored gelatin
• 1/4 cup fruit juice without citrus
• 1 tablespoon honey
• ½ teaspoon essence
• Gummy molds
• 1 mixing bowl
• 1 small bowl
• A non-stick pan
• One of the following two cannabis extracts
• Cannabis tincture: 1/4 -1/2 cup
• Hash Oil (recommended): It is recommended to start with 7 drops of hash oil and eating more gummies as needed. If 7 drops are excess, use fewer drops in the following batches. You can also hash oil for stronger effects as per your preference.
Into the large bowl, empty the entire 3oz package of flavored gelatin. After pouring 2.5 (1/4oz) envelopes of nonflavored gelatin into the same large bowl, whisk the 2 gelatins until they blend. In the small bowl combine the fruit juice and honey and mix them all together. Pour the juice/nectar mixture into the big bowl with the gelatin blend and whisk the blend until it’s completely combined. Into the non-stick pan, pour the gelatin mixture with the flavor extract and hash oil, and mix everything thoroughly. Over medium-low temperature, cook the mixture for 7-10 minutes until the gelatin has completely dissolved. After pouring the mixture into the molds and refrigerate it for 1 hour. The gummies can easily be removed from the molds once they are cooled and set and be eaten according to convenience.
Cereal bars were first developed in the nineteenth century and have been making people feel good for eras. Using high-quality ingredients and following a number of common steps are the key to making a good batch of weed-infused cereal bars. The following ingredients are required for the recipe:
• ½ cup cannabis oil
• 8 cups rice cereal
• 1 cup sugar
• 1 spoon cinnamon
• ½ cup of maple syrup
• ½ cup of honey
• 1 cup of raisins
• 1 cup pumpkin seeds
• 1 cup of raisins
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 1 spoon salt
With a cooking spray, spray the bottom of the cookie sheet and in a pan over medium heat, melt butter, cannabis infused oil and mix together. Slowly add marshmallows while continue heating over medium heat to the mixture and stir constantly to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pan. Keeping in mind so that the mixture doesn’t overcook, add cereal in small portions until the cereal is evenly covered. When the mixture is well mixed, remove from heat and immediately and spread out into the sheet and press down to get the desired thickness. After cooling cut into individual portions of 15-20 servings. People who love chocolate can drizzle chocolate sauce over the top before cooling.
Chocolate cake is the most delicious dessert for an individual with a sweet tooth. However, you can make it even better by making cannabis-filled chocolate cake. The following ingredients are needed for making the cake:
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 ¾ cups flour
• ¾ cup cocoa powder
• 1 ½ spoons of baking powder
• 1 ½ spoons baking soda
• 1 spoon salt
• 2 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• ½ cup cannabis-infused butter/oil
• 2 spoons of vanilla
• 1 cup water
In a large mixing bowl, mix sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Then add the eggs in to the mixture. Then pour in the liquid ingredients: milk, cannabis-infused oil, and vanilla. Mix all these ingredients for two minutes until it is well-blended. Until the butter becomes smooth and creamy, keep stirring the boiling water. In two pans, portion the batter into two equal portions. Bake the mixture for 30 to 40 minutes or until when a toothpick is inserted into the center of the cake, it comes out clean. After 40 minutes take the cake out and let it cool and slice according to your own choice of the portion.
First invented in the 1800s in the United States, Fudge has many homemade recipes that were available in the newspapers and magazines at that time. Nuts, fruits, candies, are most often added to the fudge mixture. It’s quite easy to make cannabis fudge which requires only 5 ingredients and is made with cannabis-infused oil.
Cannabis oil is easy to make at home and many recipes are available online. Most ingredients for making fudge are available at any local supermarket. These are:
• 1 cup of Cannabis Oil
• 1 cup of Cocoa Powder
• 1 spoon of Vanilla Extract
• A pinch of Salt
• 3 spoons of sweetener
Before making the mix, line a bread pan with baking paper. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cannabis infused oil with the hand mixer till the mixture is airy and fluffy. Then add the vanilla extract, salt and cocoa powder, and mix well. After that, add the sweetener, in small portions and mix well. Keep tasting the mixture for any addition of ingredients. Once the mixture is sweet to your taste, move the mixture into a covered bread pan. After spreading the mixture evenly over the bread pan, refrigerate it for 4-5 hours until solid. This infused fudge can be consumed as a dessert, with coffee/tea as an afternoon snack, or enjoyed as late-night munchies.
Leaving the loads of sugar and fat that usually come with edibles, cannabis tea provides a full experience as any other edible. It’s also beneficial for your lungs as no smoking is required. The main work for making cannabis tea is more or less done if you happen to have cannabis butter, infused honey, or a tincture in hand. Just add the cannabis butter to your tea of choice the same you add honey or sugar. Following ingredients are needed to make cannabis tea:
• 1 gram of cannabis powder
• 1 tablespoon of butter or coconut oil
• Teabag of your choice
• 4 cups of water
• Any other optional ingredient: milk, honey, sugar, cinnamon, etc.
In a medium-sized pot, boil 4 cups of water. Once the water starts boiling, add the butter or coconut oil and let it completely dissolve. Under the influence of high heat THC needs something buttery to stick to — that’s the good stuff from the plant material is separated. Next, add the crushed cannabis into the boiling pot keep simmering the liquid. Let this liquid simmer for fifteen minutes.
After that, it’s time for straining the unwanted bits of cannabis. Using a cheesecloth filter out the plant materials from the liquid. Then slowly pour the liquid mixture through the cheesecloth into your jar. Finally add your teabag into the cup, along with any condiments like lemon, mint, honey, or a cinnamon stick, and keep stirring the pot. This helps moderate that cannabis flavor. Let it rest for a few seconds and remove the teabag, stir well to combine the cannabis butter and pour yourself a cup.
Although cannabis edibles aren’t the most effective way to consume CBD. However, they have long-lasting impacts, and most people find them beneficial for easing anxiety and stress. You’ll have to make your own high-quality CBD edibles at home, till you have access to a state-licensed CBD shop, where products are tested for potency and purity.