3 Best Recipes To Cannabis Infused Edibles

Edibles are to cannabis what the ocean is to the planet. We’ve known about their existence for quite some time, but we are still learning about them. And, in this case, more about what’s in them.

That being said, it can be hard to get the dosage of THC right when making edibles. Why? There are so many variables (plant strength, tolerance levels, etc) that come into play. Bearing this in mind, we offer some helpful tips to help make things a little easier for you when making your own edibles at home.

Figuring Out the THC Percentage

Back in 2009, a study by the US government determined that most cannabis strains contain an average of 10% THC.

But, it’s also important to note all pot is not created equal. There are some lower quality strains that have as little as 3% THC and some top shelf strains contain an impressive 30% THC.

For the purpose of this post, however, we will be acting as if the pot on hand contains 10% THC. Not only is this the estimated average as per Uncle Sam, it’s a nice round number that makes calculating numbers relatively easy.

THC Dosage Formula

When calculating THC dosage whether for consuming cannabis with dry herb vaporizers or cooking edibles, keep the following facts in mind: A single gram of cannabis is equal to 1,000 milligrams. Furthermore, 10% of 1,000 mg is 100 milligrams. Per the average bud, this means that one gram of pot has about 100 milligrams of THC.

So if we used an ounce (28 grams) of average pot to make a cup of cannabutter, it means that cup of butter contains roughly 2,800 milligrams of THC.

Still with me? Good, let’s continue.

We know that the amount of THC in a recipe is dependent on the amount of canna-butter we use.

So, if you used a 1/2 cup of butter to make a batch of 24 cookies, we can safely assume that the entire batch would have 1,400 milligrams of THC.

To figure out how much THC is in each cookie, we would divide 1,400 mg by 24. As such, each infused cookie contains approximately 58 mg of THC.

3 Delicious Homemade Edibles

If you prefer going to a marijuana dispensary near you and buy edibles from there, that’s pretty okay. However, if you are willing to make the edibles yourself then you should know that the recipes for most infused edibles call for either cannabutter or canna-oil. So, our first recipe is going to be canna-oil.

If you prefer canna-butter, never fear. No matter which one you decide to use, they both are made using virtually the same process. The only thing is, when you are making canna-oil, you have to decide the type of oil that you want to use. Why? Oils with high-fat content (like olive and coconut) will get you the most bang for your buck.

Canna-Oil

What You Will Need:

  • 2 cups oil
  • 1-ounce cannabis
  • 1 quart of water

What to Do:

  • Heat oven to 240 degrees.
  • Place cannabis on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes. Turn the sheet a couple of times to make sure that the cannabis gets heated evenly. This will make the bud crumbly and dry.
  • Bring a quart of water to boil on a stove in a saucepan.
  • Put the oil in the pan and add the cannabis.
  • Turn down the heat to low and cook for about 3 hours.
  • When the oil is cooking, take out a heatproof bowl and secure a double layer of cheesecloth over the top using tape, string, or elastic.
  • When the oil is finished cooking, strain it over the bowl until the saucepan is empty. Remove the cheesecloth from the top of the bowl and squeeze out the remaining oil.
  • Let it cool.

Strawberry Cream Smoothie

What You Will Need:

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tablespoons canna-oil
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt
  • 2 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

What to Do:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Blend the mixture until it reaches your level of desired smoothness.

Easy Chocolate Brownies

What You Will Need:

  • 1 package store bought brownie mix
  • Canna-oil

What To Do: Follow the directions for the brownie mix. But, substitute the canola or vegetable oil for canna-oil. So, if the recipe calls for two tablespoons of regular oil, use 2 tablespoons of canna-oil instead.

Edibles are delicious, discreet, and potent. So, when you decide to make your own, it can be an unpredictable experience. But, if you follow the above tips, it can help take some of the mystery out of the process. Good luck!

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