It’s a simple fact: Nothing goes better with weed than food. One night worth of the munchies would tell you that. But the two are even better when merged into one chewy, euphoric package.
First, a word of explanation: Marijuana isn’t water-soluble, but it is fat-soluble. That means it can’t be cooked into food using just water. Rather, you need to cook it into something fatty first, and then use that to make the food you want. Butter with weed – aka cannabutter – is most frequently used for this purpose.
Here, then, are five of the best edibles around. Bon appétit!
Nothing soothes a sore throat or cold like a hot cup of tea – or any cup of cannabis tea. Granted, it doesn’t much resemble real tea, but weed tea still makes for a great way to relax.
Making it is fairly simple. First, grind up a half-ounce of good weed. Next, bring three cups of water to a full boil. Once the water is boiling, drop in 2 tablespoons of butter. Finally, add the marijuana. Now stir every few minutes and let the water continue to boil at full heat for 30 minutes. If you wait longer, more THC will be extracted into the tea.
Once you’re done, strain the water through a fine strainer or cheesecloth. Now you have a hot cup of ganja – perfect for a cold night (or any other opportunity).
This one is also pretty simple. First, one thing you need to know: The weed isn’t actually cooked into the popcorn. It comes in the form of a sauce.
To start, make cannabutter. To do this, pour a few cups of water into a pot and bring it to a boil. Next, add the butter. Use one stick per quarter ounce of weed.
Then add your dry, ground weed. Let the mix simmer for at least an hour – the longer, the stronger. Strain the mixture through double layers of cheesecloth and let it cool for about an hour. Finally, refrigerate until the butter rises to the top of the mix and use a knife to lift it off.
The next step in the process is making the sauce. Mix half a cup of cannabutter with 2 ounces of hot sauce. Now pour the mixture over the popcorn and voilà! You’re ready to munch.
Chocolate weed bars are a hot product in Colorado and Washington State, where pot is legal. They’ve also gotten a few people in trouble, including New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who wrote about her high from hell after she ate one.
To make a single batch, you’ll need about a quarter ounce of strong pot, about 6 ounces of dark chocolate, and about an ounce of chopped or whole nuts.
Break the chocolate into chunks, put them in a bowl, and heat on high for 30 seconds. Now stir in the cannabis. Put the bowl back in the microwave and heat on medium for another 30 seconds. If necessary, keep heating until the chocolate is completely melted. Now stir in the nuts and put the mix in a chocolate mold. Finally, let it cool until it’s hard.
This one is a bit more involved, since you’ll need hash oil. You can find directions how to make this elsewhere, but the best bet is usually to buy it from a reputable source if possible. Blowing up your home is a distinct possibility, and that would just ruin the fun.
Cheeba Chews have long been a popular product in the cannabis community. They’re small, they’re easy to bring with you anywhere, and they pack quite a punch.
Start with one bag of Tootsie Roll minis, 10 grams or less of hash oil, and 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk. Put the Tootsie Rolls in a crockpot until they melt. Now add the hash oil and condensed milk. Stir well for two minutes.
Pour the mixture into a greased Pyrex dish and let harden. Cut the result into small, chew-size squares, about 7 grams, and you have your own homemade hash chew!
You can’t go wrong with pot brownies. They’re the original edibles, and they go over well under almost any circumstances (unless you feed them to someone who doesn’t know what they are).
To start, make cannabutter (see explanation above). Spread the butter on the bottom of a large pan, and then pour boxed brownie mix over it. Cook at 350 degrees for a half hour to an hour. And that’s all.
With these recipes, you’re on the right path to a great snack that will brighten your day. Plain old dried pot can get tired after a while, and if you’re a weed provider, legal or otherwise, edibles can add variety to the mix.