Here you will find the most important staple cannabis recipes you can make at home with easy, beginner-friendly step-by-step guides that will allow you to infuse any recipe you already love.
- 7 essential recipes to stock your cannabis kitchen
- How to use these recipes to infuse your favorites
- Tasty recipes to try making your own recipes at home
Staple Recipes For Your Cannabis Kitchen
For the new cannabis consumers in my Well With Cannabis Community, I often hear that it can feel overwhelming when deciding where to start.
With so many different recipes and opinions, I know it can get confusing and lead to not wanting to try anything.
To keep it simple, these are my six favorite standard staple recipes that can take you can experiment with.
Mastering these essential recipes will allow you to convert just about any recipe you already know and love into a cannabis-infused recipe.
Stock Your Canna Kitchen
Recipes to Stock Your Cannabis Kitchen
Are you ready to get started making cannabis recipes in the kitchen? Below you will find my seven favorite recipes to get started with.
There are several kinds of cannabutter you can make at home, including:
Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil
It is also naturally vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.
Once you have your cannabis coconut oil made, you can easily swap it anywhere a recipe calls for fat.
This allows you to make just about any recipe a cannabis-infused recipe.
Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil
Cannabis-infused olive oil is a light, delicious, and versatile cannabis infusion perfect for no-cook applications.
Cannabis Alcohol Tinctures
A cannabis alcohol tincture is traditionally a medicinal preparation made with high-proof grain alcohol to make your tincture at home.
I have a few different cannabis alcohol tincture recipes for you to choose from:
- The Green Dragon tincture
- The Golden Dragon tincture
- Learn the difference between the two here
- CBDA (Cannabidolic acid) tincture
- THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) tincture
I love cannabis sugar because it can act as a staple recipe to infuse all other recipes once it's made.
Full-Extract Cannabis Oil
Full extract cannabis oil, also known as FECO, is a concentrated, whole-plant, full-spectrum cannabis extract.
This means that all of the important plant compounds, from cannabinoids to terpenes and other plant materials, are present in the extract.
Cannabis-Infused Milk or Cream
Cannabis-infused milk or cream is a wonderful staple recipe for making infused drinks more easily.
Important Things To Know
Cooking with cannabis is easy when you have the right essential cannabis recipes to get you started.
Consuming cannabis through food is a delicious way to medicate, but it can also have unintended consequences if you don't know what you’re getting yourself into first.
Experiment & Commitment
It will likely take several tries to find a dosage with an identifiable onset and duration time that you can rely on.
For this reason, I always recommend consuming cannabis edibles in the safety of your home.
I also recommend consuming edibles when you a significant amount of time, at least 24 hours, to stay put and comfortably enjoy the experience.
Experimenting with dosages and duration times requires a time commitment from yourself.
With the notoriously delayed onset and duration time of edibles, you should plan on devoting at least 6-12 hours to your experience.
During this time, plan to be safe in your home with no need to travel anywhere, no driving a car, and no operating heavy machinery.
Delayed Onset of Effects
It is important to know that it could take between 30-minutes to several hours to feel the effects of your cannabis edible as it goes through your digestive system.
As tempted as you may be to eat another serving after not feeling anything for 30-minutes, be sure to give yourself more time before eating it.
This will prevent any overconsumption of THC, which may cause unwanted side effects if that is not your intention.
More Potent Than Smoking
When cannabis is eaten, it goes through the digestive system.
As it passes through the liver in what is known as the hepatic first-pass metabolism, Δ9-THC is hydroxylated into 11-OH-THC, a potent psychoactive metabolite that readily crosses the blood-brain barrier.
This intoxicating metabolite causes more potent, increased intoxicating effects for most edible consumers.
Unknowingly consuming too much THC, especially cannabis edibles, may result in disorientation, dizziness, drowsiness, anxiety, and tachycardia.
Additionally, each person's body will react differently to different cannabinoids due to our unique endocannabinoid systems (ECS).
Understanding your own ECS will help you determine your reaction to cannabinoids.
You can learn more about the endocannabinoid system in your body with in-depth education from my Cannabis Compass Online Course.
Don't Skip Decarboxylation
These cannabinoids are found in the raw cannabis plant material and contain powerful health benefits.
However, these cannabinoids are not intoxicating in their natural state.
Determining The Potency
Without knowing the concentration of CBD or THC in your starting raw material and without lab testing, it is nearly impossible to estimate the final potency of your homemade cannabis recipes.
Knowing the percent concentrations of your starting flower, you can use my online edibles calculator to guestimate the final product potency.
Get Creative In The Kitchen
One of the biggest things that hold members in my Well With Cannabis Community back from experimenting in the kitchen is the scary thought of - ‘what if I mess it up?’
For many people, getting cannabis may still be difficult or illegal, and the thought of ‘wasting’ it in a botched recipe is enough not to want to try.
One recommendation is to get started experimenting in the kitchen with CBD flowers.
With less than 0.3% THC, CBD hemp flower is legal in most states, easier to access, and cheaper.
While it does not contain the THC traditionally desired in a cannabis edible, it is a great way to allow yourself time and mistakes in the kitchen.
As I always tell my new members, it's important to note that edibles affect us all completely different, which is why it is so important to remain patient and be willing to experiment.
I suggest trying many different things, like the recipes featured in this post, to see what your body responds to best.
Always start with a low dose and titrate your way up from there. It may take some time to find your perfect option, but when you do, it's so worth it!
My Edibles Made Easy Online Cooking Course will teach you how to easily make cannabis edibles and topical recipes at home. This step-by-step video course will teach you how to infuse, extract, and create edibles with many different product types - all from the comfort of your own home.
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