As we know, cannabis has many uses – from medicine to fashion to food! But what people may not realize is that some foods are actually made with hemp or marijuana extracts as an ingredient or flavor.
Many companies use cannabis compounds for their non-medical properties. This includes things like improving the texture and taste of certain foods, lowering cholesterol levels, and helping reduce blood pressure.
Some even claim that eating CBD can help improve symptoms of diabetes. While studies have shown limited benefits, they’re still very popular and growing in popularity.
Cannabis-based products are becoming increasingly common, so it is important to be aware of how to prepare them when you eat or drink them. What kind of containers they should stay in, how much THC there should be in each serving, and which brands are safe and effective are all key points to keep track of.
This article will go into more detail about using cannabis extracts in the diet and tips for preparing your own recipes.
Popular dishes that contain cannabis
Many people know about eating marijuana-laced food, but not everyone knows which foods are actually able to taste like weed! Luckily, we have some information for you. Here are five popular recipes that feature cannabis as an ingredient or part of the recipe. Try one out today!
If you’re looking to mix up your culinary adventures, then these cannabis recipes are for you. While some may be new additions to your repertoire, all of them have been around for quite some time!
1. Weed pasta
This classic recipe was first published back in 2015, and has since gone viral online. People seem to love it because it is said to give a pleasant “weed effect” when tasting it.
Pasta can easily be made at home, so why not try making your own? This recipe calls for three parts wheat pasta, one part olive oil, one part dried marijuana (or two parts hot water if using liquid pot), and salt to taste. Cook this dish until the sauce thickens slightly and add more milk if needed.
2. Medicated brownies
Brownies were once thought to be too rich a dessert to make with cream in the batter. These days, however, there are many variations on what kind of chocolate, butter, and/or coconut products you can use to make the perfect soft and chewy bar.
Cannabis and chocolate
What does cannabis do, exactly? Well, it acts as a stimulant so it can increase heart rate and blood pressure. It also increases appetite by enhancing the effects of glucose or sugar intake. And, of course, you can’t have caffeine without drinking water, so consuming CBD tea with chocolate is a great way to wash down your dessert.
Many people enjoy adding marijuana into their diets for this reason alone! But what if we told you that there are actually some foods that contain THC, the compound that gets you “high”?
Well, truth be told, most of these recipes don’t add much THC beyond what has already been consumed when making the food. What makes these dishes special is not only the taste, but the health benefits as well.
Here are six delicious ways to eat chocolate that include small amounts of cannabis.
Other popular foods that contain cannabis
Many people are now incorporating cannabis into what they eat by adding it to recipes or using it directly during cooking processes. Some of the more common ways to use cannabis while eating is adding it to beverages, baking with it, and/or adding it to food at the end of the process.
Many people these days enjoy drinking CBD drinks such as hemp milk or coconut water with some added cannabinoids. Others drink tea or coffee that have been infused with CBD.
When making most types of baked goods like cookies or breads, you can add either dried or fresh cannabis to the dough. The latter option is referred to as “dough salting” which means mixing the marijuana into the raw ingredients and then shaping the dough before baking it.
You may also want to try frying your finished products in cannabis oil.
Medical benefits of cannabis in the food industry
As mentioned before, marijuana has many uses that go beyond smoking it. Besides eating raw weed or making salves with CBD oil, you can cook with cannabis!
Certain parts of the plant contain an ingredient called cannabidiol (CBD). This non-psychoactive compound is particularly well known for its health benefits.
Many studies have shown that CBD helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, as well as help people cope with stress. It also seems to have some anti-inflammatory effects, helping mitigate pain caused by inflammation such as from arthritis.
A recent study revealed that CBD may even be able to treat cancer. There are already several foods that use CBD as an active ingredient, so why not make our own?
Luckily, there are plenty of recipes out there that feature CBD in them! Here are some tips if you want to start cooking with CBD yourself.
Ways to cook with cannabis
As mentioned earlier, there are many ways to use cannabis in your cooking. You can make recipes that call for dried or fresh marijuana as an ingredient.
You can also use raw cannabis as an oil or buttery compound to enhance other foods or make new dishes.
And lastly, you can bake with cannabis powder or hashish directly into the dough or mixture. When baking with cannabis, it is important to test a small amount of the food recipe to see if it has the desired effect!
Cannabis may not be the most common culinary herb, but it does have some uses that are unique and interesting.
Can I eat too much?
Although there are no studies that prove whether or not cannabis can cause health issues, some people do report digestive problems due to overconsumption. These include stomach aches, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and weight loss.
People also report heartburn, dry skin and eyes, sleep disturbances and changes in appetite. If you experience any of these symptoms after eating a meal that included raw vegetables, fermented foods such as kimchi or yogurt, or fish with hemp seeds, then it’s best to avoid those foods for an hour to see if your symptoms go away.
If they do, great! But if they don’t, consider limiting your daily cannabis intake until you know better.
Know your consumer
As we mentioned before, cannabis is becoming more accessible due to its legalization or decriminalization. This means that you will find THC-rich foods and beverages in grocery stores and dispensaries across the country.
Some of these products are for recreational use, while some are for medical usage. There can be some issues when it comes to using cannabis in food depending on what kind of product you are making and how much you want to add to your diet.
This article will talk about how to cook with marijuana most safely. What are the symptoms of an overdose, and what steps should you take if someone complains they have them? How do you know if something has too much THC?
We also discuss how to prepare plants for cooking so that you only ingest minimal amounts of cannabinoids. These tips include drying out the plant material, and either roasting it or toasting it. Both processes remove most of the chemical components of the weed.
Lastly, we talk about recipes! If you would like to try your hand at baking with cannabis, there are many possibilities.
Does it get you high?
As mentioned before, marijuana is comprised of many different compounds that work together to create your favorite cannabis products- including foods! The two main components are called cannabinoids and terpenes.
Cannabinoids are active chemicals found in the plant material itself, such as in hemp or weed. Two major cannabinoid types are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which produces drowsy effects and can make you feel sleepy, and cannabidiol (CBD), which does not produce those effects but may still have other benefits.
Terpenes are volatile oils present in the resin of some plants. Different parts of the plant contain a variety of different terpenes, and research shows that they play an important role in how well THC and CBD work. For example, there is a reason why green cannabis buds contain more terpenes than dried down brown ones!
There are several ways to include both cannabinoids and terpenes into our diet through either culinary uses of the ingredients themselves or by using food preparation techniques that use these natural substances effectively.