Easy Ways to Add THC to Food At Home

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P
ot
brownies
have
been
a
stoner
favorite
since
the
60s.
Nowadays,
however,

cannabis
is
stronger

and
our
understanding
of
cannabis
cooking
has
improved.
In
other
words,
today’s
cannabis
edibles
are
far
better
than
your
grandma’s
were.
Moreover,
edibles
are
considered
one
of
the
safest
ways
to
enjoy
cannabis
as
they
don’t
involve
burning
or
inhaling
anything.

With
the
rise
of
cannabis
culture,
more
people
than
ever
are

making
edibles
at
home
.
Innovations
in
cannabis
technology
and
the
availability
of
new
products
have
also
made
it
far
easier
to
add
cannabis
to
your
food.
If
you
don’t
have
a
lot
of
patience
for
complicated
cooking
to
get
your
meds,
we’ve
got
you
covered.
Read
on
to
find
out
both
about
traditional
cannabis
cooking,
and
some
easy
shortcuts
to
add
cannabis
to
virtually
any
food!

Ready-to-Infuse
Products
in
the
Cannabis
Industry

Ah—the
future.
These
days,
if
you
live
in
a
jurisdiction
with
medical
or
recreational
cannabis,
you
might
be
able
to
purchase
dissolvable
cannabis.
These
are
pre-made
powders
that
dissolve
instantly
into
food
or
drink.

Ripple
,
a
product
by
cannabis
giant
Stillwater
Brands,
is
the
most
commonly
found
on
dispensary
shelves.
Specific
regions
of
the
US
also
stock
other
dissolvable
cannabis
products
like

Le
Herbe
water-soluble
distillates
.

Distillates
are
Edible,
Too

Another
very
versatile
product
your
dispensary
might
carry
is

cannabis
distillate
.
Distillates
are
highly
pure
concentrates
of
cannabinoids,
most
commonly
THC.
The
purity
of
distillates
makes
them
a
great
option
for
adding
to
food
and
drink;
they
won’t
affect
the
flavor
as
much
as
lower
strength
concentrates
which
contain
more
terpenes
and
other
flavors.

Runnier
distillates
could
be
added
directly
to
nearly
any
recipe,
such
as
your
favorite
bake
mix.
However,
others
can
still
be
pretty
sticky.
For
this
type
of
distillate,
gently
melt
with
a
lighter
to
drip
into
the
food.

Tinctures
are
Delicious
and
Loaded
with
Cannabinoids

A
tincture
is
a
cannabis
product
made
by
extracting
cannabinoids
into
alcohol.
It’s
fairly
cheap
and
easy
to

make
tinctures
at
home

if
your
local
dispensary
doesn’t
already
stock
them.
Take
the
strongest
ethanol
you
can
find.
Ideally
over
95%
ethanol;
something
like
Everclear
190
proof
or
rectified
spirit
is
great.
A
tincture
is
generally
made
from
flower,
so
you’ll
need
to
decarb
the
flower
before
getting
started.

Decarboxylation

is
the
process
of
altering
cannabinoids
with
heat
to
make
them
bioactive
before
oral
ingestion.

Add
the
flower
and
ethanol
to
a
sealed
container
and
continuously
mix
it
for
a
couple
of
minutes
before
straining
through
a
coffee
filter.
Some
recommendations
suggest
soaking
the
cannabis
in
ethanol
for
weeks.
See:
the
“Green
Dragon”
method.
This
might
make
sense
if
you’re
using
lower
strength
alcohol,
but
results
in
a
lower
quality
tincture,
as
well.
It’s
called
“Green
Dragon”
because
this
prolonged
soaking
pulls
plant
pigments,
waxes,
and
lipids
into
the
finished
product.

That’s
all
it
takes
to
remove
the
vast
majority
of
the
active
ingredients
from
the
flower
while
leaving
behind
the
waxes
and
other
undesirable
compounds.
The
result
is
a
pure,
clean
tincture
that
will
be
much
less
noticeable
when
added
to
food
or
drink.

How
to
Enjoy
Adding
Tinctures
to
Food

Tinctures
are
very
versatile.
However,
the
alcohol
content
is
not
a
welcome
addition
to
certain
foods.
Tinctures
work
great
when
added
as
a
finishing
touch
to
recipes
like
soups,
stews,
and
pasta
sauces.
Add
the
tincture
a
few
minutes
before
the
end
of
cooking
to
allow
the
alcohol
to
evaporate
off.
Tinctures
can
also
be
added
to
drinks
as
well.
Adding
some
a
tincture
to
your
morning
coffee
or
tea
puts
a
whole
new
spin
on
morning
consumption;
use
cream
or
full
fat
milk
for
best
results!
Tinctures
will
also
combine
readily
with
cold
drinks,
beer,
wine,
and
cocktails.

Cannabutter
or
Cannabis-Infused
Oil


Cannabutter

is
the
tried
and
true
method
of
adding
cannabis
to
food.
Cannabutter
or
cannabis-infused
oil
can
be
made
using
nearly
any
type
of
cannabis
including
extracts
and
hash.

Tips
for
Making
Cannabutter
or
Oil

When
you’re
decarboxylated
cannabis
is
ready,
add
it
to
a
slow
cooker
with
butter
or
olive
oil
and
heat
the
mixture,
stirring
occasionally.
The
longer
you
cook
the
product
and
the
lower
temperature
at
which
it’s
cooked
will
improve
the
outcome
of
the
extraction.
Some
people
recommend
between
8
and
24
hours,
although
you
can
make
effective
cannabutter
with
less
time
as
well.

Making Cannabutter


Making
cannabutter
at
home
can
be
very
easy
to
make.

photo
credit

Moreover,
the
greater
your
ration
of
cannabis
to
oil
or
butter,
the
stronger
your
end
product
will
be.

After
your
mixture
has
low
cooked
and
cooled,
you’ll
need
to
strain
the
mixture
through
a
cheesecloth
to
remove
excess
plant
material.
This
will
help
to
ensure
an
enjoyable
product
which
will
stay
fresh
as
long
as
possible.

Key
Takeaways

At
the
end
of
the
day,
there
are
quite
a
few
options
for
people
looking
to
add
cannabis
to
their
food
and
have
an
enjoyable
edibles
experience.
Finding
what
works
best
for
your
personal
needs
will
take
a
little
trial
and
error,
however,
once
you
know
what
is
most
effective
for
your
body
you
can
easily
replicate
that
process.
For
anyone
who
wants
to
infuse
their
foods
with
minimal
effort,
try
ready-to-use
options
you
can
buy
from
the
dispensary,
like
Ripple.
If
you
like
to
bake,
then
maybe
try
your
hand
at
a
batch
of
cannabutter.
Whatever
you
do,
remember
to
start
slow
and
make
sure
you
don’t
get

too
high
.


Do
you
have
a
favorite
way
to
enjoy
cannabis
in
food
or
drink?
Tell
us
about
it
in
the
comment
section!


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