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Today’s post is about, cooking with marijuana, adding marijuana directly to food. It’s pretty frowned upon! People don’t really appreciate having cannabis added to their food for a number of reasons. While it is frowned upon, that doesn’t mean it’s always a bad idea. We need to remember that when doing the cannabis extraction, one loses a fair amount of THC by the time all is said and done. That’s why when you are working with smaller batches of cannabis, you want to be careful to conserve as much of the cannabis sativa, or indica, that you possibly can.
Grinding up the cannabis and adding it directly to the food
This isn’t a completely awful idea, but it really depends what you are working with. If you are going to grind up the cannabis and add it to the food, you need to make sure that
A) All stems are REMOVED!! While it is okay to cook with marijuana stems when you are doing an extraction (butter, oil, etc)… it is NOT okay to cook with marijuana stems directly in the dish itself. Marijuana stems are very fibrous, and they are not delicious. Marijuana stems may even hurt your teeth.
B) You are working with a fat that is abundant enough to bind to the THC in the marijuana adequately. After you grind your cannabis, you can add it to a dish that has a high enough percentage of fat. Cannabis Cookin’ is working on getting lab results so we can know for sure how much fat is needed to bind THC properly, but until then, we will let you know which foods work for sure. Cookies with high % of butter (not margarine), baked casseroles with lots of cheese and mayonnaise (example, mac and cheese), anything with lots of bacon fat, meatloafs, etc.
C) You don’t care about taste, or you do a damn good job to mask it. Let’s face it! The taste of marijuana isn’t for everyone. When you add marijuana directly to a dish you are going to be seriously amping up the marijuana flavor. Do yourself a flavor, and pick a recipe with a strong taste, or one that doesn’t clash with the marijuana too terribly. I find that if you season mac and cheese adequately, it’s a good candidate for this.
Other Marijuana Questions about this topic:
How much should I use as a dose per person? Dosing is tricky. If you are a casual medical user, .5 gram per serving of top shelf indica cannabis bud should do. Add .2grams to this total if you are using Sativa bud. If you are a frequent medical user, 1 gram for top shelf indica cannabis bud, or 1.3 grams for Sativa. Keep in mind that this is just a guideline, it’s all about what feels good to you!
Cannabis Sativa generally isn’t as crystal heavy as it’s Indica counterpart — the effects can also be harder to notice as it offers a more cerebral high. This is why we use more cannabis sativa when making edibles, than if we were looking for the effects of the indica plant, which are much more obvious.
February 10, 2011 Tags: adding marijuana to food, cooking with marijuana, cooking with pot, dosing marijuana, eating marijuana, pot head treats, stoner says Posted in: cooking with marijuana, marijuana as medication No Comments
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Are the prices in marijuana dispensaries fair? I think not. It’s really difficult to say if the prices in marijuana dispensaries are fair. It depends what you are basing it upon. If you are going to say that the prices of both alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs are fair, then I would say yes, the prices of marijuana are fair.
If you are going to take the stance that alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs are incrediblyВ overpriced due to the fact that there are a few people taking advantage of a situation which is extremely limited, and will stay extremely limited due to the huge social stigma to surrounding, chances are you would also consider the prices in dispensaries high.
It seems almost near impossible to cook with marijuana at dispensary prices. Some dispensaries offer specials like shake/trim for $125 an oz. But that’s still incredibly overpriced considering the street value of brick or shake is around the same! The fact is, it costs to get legitimate medication!
At $350-800 an ounce, cooking with high grade bud is even more expensive. Lucky there are a few other options, such as meeting growers and people at local compassion club. Some people may not even use their trim and plant waste! That means you could get it for very cheap or free.
Then there is the option of going to craigslist. Craigslist can be a shadey place, especially when dealing with drugs which are still considering illicit.
Medical Marijuana, Can you afford it?
Although luckily, there are lots of dispensaries who have kept their word in providing discount medications for cooking. Such as mid grade marijuana for around $110 an ounce. This is a definite improvement over the direct to dispensary prices. Unfortunately, craigslist is known to be a hot spot for law enforcement.
There are also new dispensary promotions in california where there is no 1/8th of weed over $39. So it looks like things are moving in the right direction. Regardless of where you get your medication, people agree, it’s overpriced for a weed which should be growing naturally everywhere you turn! Marijuana is expensive due to the regulation that surrounds it.
February 8, 2011 Tags: california cannabis prices, can you afford pot, can you afford weed?, cooking with medical marijuana, cooking with pot, is amsterdam cheaper, is marijuana legal, legal marijuana, marijuana prices, paying for medical marijuana, price of medical cannabis Posted in: cooking with marijuana, marijuana arguements, marijuana as medication, marijuana dispensaries No Comments