With the rise of medical Marijuana shops popping up all over Canada, it is becoming way more mainstream to find people indulging in what we all know as special brownies but these days you can pretty much find any type of food infused with Marijuana. Edibles can be a great choice when consumed responsibly, they are prefect for people who suffer from pain, nausea, or lack of appetite. Cannabis is actually a fat soluble, making it a prefect replacement for butter or oils while cooking.
The therapeutic effects to eating edibles are known and well-documented by many people across the world suffering from several illnesses. So what’s the benefits of eating it instead of smoking it?
Sure, smoking it is the fasted way to deliver the THC and Cannabiniods into you’re body and mind. But there are many benefits to eating edibles, such as:
- Your high will last longer, about 3-7 hours. Longer lasting effects don’t require continuous dosing throughout the day/night.
- The high can be more intense.
- No harsh feeling on the throat, or damage to the lunges from the smoke.
- It causes more body-centred effects which are distributed more evenly throughout the body.
- Works more effectively for long lasting pain relief, muscle spasms, and other similar conditions. Although it takes longer to kick in, therefore isn’t the most efficient way for immediate medical relief.
- You may get more of a “body High” because your body will feel more relaxed and may feel heavier.
Some things to keep in mind when consuming edibles is that you know exactly how much to eat so that you don’t over do it or under dose. Start off eating only a small dose, wait at least an hour for it’s effects to set in and if can’t feel the effects, decide if you want to eat more and how much more you want to eat. Take your time and learn what dose is right for you.
Eating edibles on a full stomach will change the effectiveness of the high and the high won’t hit you as hard. If you are new to eating edibles try eating a meal, than about a 10mg dose. Not vice versa. If you feel like you have eaten to much, eating a meal can actually push more of the edible into your system rather than dilute what’s already there. Which is the opposite from what alcohol does.
Fall is well under way, and pumpkin spice is back in season! Let’s pumpkin spice up those regular special brownies with a few of our favourite mouth watering recipes!
Making Quick & Easy Pot Butter
- Two saucepans
- 1/8 oz. weed (The weed doesn’t have to be ground. You will later be straining the weed, anyways.)
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- Melt the butter on low heat in the saucepan.
- Once the butter has melted, add the weed.
- Let the butter simmer for about 45 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. – This is the step when the THC is extracted from the weed and absorbed by the butter.
- Strain the pot butter into the second saucepan.
- Refrigerate pot butter until semi-solid.
Spice up those Brownies
- 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 3/4 cup pot butter
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin purée
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Microwave chocolate and pot butter in large bowl on high for 2 minutes or until butter is melted.
- Stir until chocolate is melted. Stir in sugar. Mix in eggs, vanilla and purée . Stir in flour, pumpkin spice and nuts.
- Spread in greased 13 x 9 inch pan.
- Bake for 35 minutes
Pumpkin Spiced Pot Muffins
(This is a Small Batch Edibles Recipe.)
Makes 2 Muffins, you can double, triple, quadruple the recipe!
- 1 tablespoon of melted oil or butter (*Total, including 1-2 doses of weed butter)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
- splash of vanilla
- 1 1/2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
- 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- pinch of salt