Cannabis users have become very creative in the ways they medicate themselves, and cooking with marijuana is now one of the most popular ways to enjoy the positive side effects of the drug. Here is a list of the most common cooking ingredients made with cannabis:
• Cannabutter or Ganja butter – An emulsion made by infusing raw cannabis and butter. thc is fat soluble so butter is a good source to combine cannabinoids. Everyone has their unique spin on how to make weed butter, but the most common recipes usually call for melting butter and adding a decent amount of weed to this, then simmering for 20-40 minutes. Then you strain the butter (a cheesecloth works well) and refrigerate until it is semi-solid. This butter can then be used for any recipe that calls for butter. Popular recipes include pot brownies, buzznana bread, and rice creeper (rice krispie treats).
• Cannabis Ghee is similar to Cannabutter, though a little more difficult to create. Ghee is essentially clarified butter with cannabis. Since this is not butter, Ghee must be cooked much longer at a very low temperature to remove water while not burning the proteins. Once you have created a batch, it is not required to be refrigerated, and can be stored for longer periods of time.
• Cannabis Milk – This is made when using fresh milk or cream and adding finely ground marijuana. Again, you simmer for about an hour and strain. Then you simply refrigerate and use by the sell date on the container.
• Cannabis Cooking Oil – Cannaoil is created by heating oil and cannabis at a very low temperature for a long period of time. Once strained, you can use this oil for any recipes that call this ingredient.
• Cannabis Flour – Cannaflour is used for recipes that call for flour. You take a generous quantity of marijuana and grind (blenders work well for large quantities) into a very fine powder or dust. You can use leaves and trimmings to make this as well. It is best to use in a recipe that calls for butter as it helps facilitate better digestion.
• Tinctures or Cannalcohol – Although not always recommended, combining alcohol and marijuana can give a user a pleasant buzz when done correctly. This is made by adding marijuana to a high alcohol content spirit. It is recommended to use 100 proof or higher clear alcohol to make the tinctures or spirit. You add your cannabis to the drink, shake vigorously a few times a day; after 10 days you strain the pot (do not use a coffee filter) andyou’re your cannalcohol carefully.
There are quite a few other ways to incorporate marijuana into your favorite recipes. I simply listed the most common forms. A lot of medical marijuana patients tend to prefer not smoking their medicine. Scientists often argue about the harsh effects of smoking marijuana, and you would be a fool to think that inhaling smoke into your lungs would have no negative impact. This is one reason vaporizers, pills, and alternative methods of inhalation are becoming extremely popular for marijuana users. Cooking with ganja is a part of this ever growing movement.
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Updated On : 09/29/11 , Views : 3