Cooking with Marijuana
People have been cooking with cannabis for centuries, as evidenced by ancient Sanskrit recipes calling for cannabis (then called ganjika) to be sautéed in ghee (clarified butter) before being added to other ingredients. Today, there are a number of reasons to cook with cannabis, and not all involve bare feet and live music (not that we’d complain).
Cooking with cannabis goes way beyond your average “weed-brownie” (though we’ve got some great recipes for those, too). In addition to providing an alternate route to enjoying the effects of marijuana, there are a number of Health Benefits of Cooking With Cannabis, including those found in the often overlooked cannabis seed oil.
THC, the main psychoactive chemical in marijuana (cannabis), is not readily digested by the human body. It needs to be extracted into certain (soluble) foods in order to be properly absorbed. Therefore, it’s important to know what you’re doing before attempting to cook with cannabis – because without proper extraction you may end up with leafy cookies, wasted weed and little to no high. But don’t worry! Below you’ll find a brief overview to some of the most popular ways to cook with cannabis, along with links to our own recipes and how-to’s. Enjoy!
For more information beyond the scope of this website see The Cannabis Cookbook: Over 35 Tasty Recipes for Meals, Munchies, and More