Legal use of Marijuana is now spreading like wildfire, with this comes the creative ways to consume this plant. Some of the common ways to consume cannabis are by smoking dried parts of the plant or inhalants, some by topical application or tinctures, but one less used but nonetheless a fun way of consuming cannabis is by ingestion of edibles. By edibles, we mean real food, and yes, it does not have to be obviously marijuana, take these weed candy recipe list, for example, you’ll never know that it has cannabis in it.
All you need is your lollipop mold, sticks, corn syrup, water, flavoring, and some cannabis tinctures. Combining a cup of sugar with corn syrup and ¼ cup water in a saucepan, mix and boil to dissolve sugar. Once it boils wait to cool and mix your tincture and flavoring. Pour into the mold and insert sticks. Cool for 20 minutes. The potency of these lollipops will depend on the tincture you mix in it.
The most popular edible cannabis is brownies. To do this easy recipe, you’ll need a brownie mix and you can use your decarboxylated cannabis butter with the eggs and the mixture. Bake and voila, you have yourself cannabis brownies.
You’ll need a candy mold, a bowl, saucepan, and ground weed. Decarboxylate your ground weed and mix with your melted chocolate, once done, fill the pan with water and boil. Sit the bowl of a mixture on top of the water and mix a little more. Heat as much as you’d like without burning then pour it into candy molds.
Cannabis Gummy Bears
For this recipe, you’ll need 5 tablespoons of gelatin, fruit juice, a pinch of salt, and a little bit of honey. Mix your fruit juice with honey, salt, and boil. Once it boils, add the gelatin and stir for five minutes. Add tincture last before transferring to the molds. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and you’re done.
Choosing a Strain
Choosing a strain would be crucial in making your edibles and marijuana candies. You can try consulting strain lists to know the potency and even flavor of the strain you want to use. Different strains have varying THC levels. It is important to choose whether you’d like some Sativa, Indica or hybrid strain as well.
Dosing and Testing
Consuming edible marijuana or using them in recipes poses a risk of overdose. Since potency of its candy is unknown, it would be wise to first test it by trying one and waiting for the effects. It’s also a good idea to label each cannabis ingredient and candies.
Edibles are digested at different rates and release its cannabinoids at different rates, frequencies, and potencies. Make sure to try to gauge the strength of your edibles so that you’ll know just how much you’ll need next
Marijuana Candies and Edibles Advantage
Although it is not the most common nor the most popular way of consuming Marijuana, candies and edibles have numerous advantages to its list, here are some of them:
- You don’t have to be a Michelin-star chef to make marijuana edible recipes
- It’s a healthier alternative to smoking cannabis
- Edibles can be more relaxing and can last longer than smoking THC
- Marijuana Butter is tastes just like butter
- Marijuana edibles can sometimes be legal even if smoking cannabis is not.
- Effects of edible marijuana may come slow but are stronger and lasts longer
If you are looking to find fun, easy, inconspicuous and discreet way of consuming marijuana, you can opt for edibles. So far, there are quite a few recipes on how to make your own cannabis candy. To conclude, here is the easy two-step instruction you should always remember.
Step #1 Find your cannabis ingredient
The first step to making any cannabis-infused food is finding which one will work for you and your recipe. If you’re going to use fresh marijuana, make sure to decarboxylate them first. You can always choose from different forms of cannabis. You can opt to use cannabis tinctures, which are the strongest and has the highest potency, usually in the form of liquid. You can try to use your homemade cannabis butter for any baking recipe or cooking recipe that requires butter. If you’re aiming to meditate with your edibles, then make sure to choose Indica strains. Indica strains can have the effect of deep relaxation and help treat anxiety and pain. If you’re aiming to stimulate then choose a Sativa strain as your ingredient. Sativa strains are stimulating and can relieve fatigue. When choosing a strain, you should always consider the effects of that strain. An easy way to gauge the potency of a strain is by the deep aroma. You can also test some of them like the dried marijuana or the cannabis tincture or butter before using them for any recipe.
Step #2 Cook with your cannabis and enjoy
Cannabis infused edibles are great because they are delicious and delivers the cannabinoids you need. So, when you get to pick out your ingredient for making your edible Marijuana makes sure to enjoy!