Since its legalization in various states, marijuana is a hot topic, both medically and recreationally. There are various ways to use marijuana, including smoking and topical oils. Edibles are another way to use marijuana. It’s a great way to gradually get high without inhaling smoke, which is a plus for your lungs and throat.
Edibles are becoming very popular in the commercial culinary market. Shops are beginning to open specifically to sell legally regulated THC-infused candy, sweets, and even savory dinner options. For people who indulge in cannabis and do not have the option to go to an edible dispensary, cooking with cannabis is a great homemade alternative.
Keep in mind, based on the amount of marijuana in your recipe in conjunction with your metabolism, edibles will affect you differently than smoking. When smoking marijuana, the euphoric effect almost immediately takes place, where edibles take a while to take effect.
The marijuana strain also impacts the brownie’s purpose. For instance, Sativa will raise energy and creativity levels while Indica has a calming effect. Calculating the proper amount, regardless of the strain, is important because too much of either will cause adverse side effects.
Marijuana and traditional brownies have one major difference: the butter. The best way to get a potent marijuana brownie is to use cannabutter or weed-infused butter. It’s recommended not to make your brownies super strong, as you can eat more to increase potency but if they are too strong, you can actually get sick.
Another recommendation for your recipe is to use half butter and half cannabutter for your brownies. That way your butter will last as well as their potency can be properly controlled.
Instructions For Making Weed Brownies
Step 1. To make your cannabutter, add ¼ ounce of cannabis with one pound of butter. Make sure the weed is ground but not too fine enough to later be strained. The double boiler method is an effective infusion technique.
Step 2. Once the butter is cooked, strain the butter through cheesecloth and refrigerate until firm.
Step 3. Preheating your oven to 375 degrees. After coating your pan, add your 4 ounces of melted chocolate, 3/4 cup cannabutter mixture, 1 3/4 cups sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 2 teaspoons vanilla into your bowl.
Step 4. Add one of three eggs at a time before mixing in 1 3/4 cup flour. This is also the time to add nuts or candy pieces.
Step 5. After adding the mixture to the previously greased pan, bake for 25-30 minutes.
Step 6. Allow the brownies to cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!
Keep in mind, the effects of cannabis brownies are not immediate, so be sure to take it easy when trying them out for the first time. Eat one at a time, especially if you are new to edibles, to avoid getting sick.
It’s also important if you do not live by yourself or live with people who enjoy edibles, be sure to properly mark both you cannabutter and brownies. Things can get, let’s say…”bad” if you don’t!