You might be wondering, Why cook with cannabis?
Whether you’re cooking with THC infused oils or using flower to make your own oil, cooking with cannabis can be an amazing way to feel its healing powers while opening the door to new culinary experiences. The cannabis plant contains hundreds of terpenes that contribute to abundant flavors and mix well with the flavor profiles in food.
The best part? These terpenes are also responsible for enhancing the high an individual will experience and the health benefits one may see. Some terpenes may promote relaxation and stress relief, while another might foster focus and attentiveness.
For example – You’re smoking on some Strawberry Banana, which contains a high percentage of the terpene, Limonene, in it. This flower pairs perfectly with the limonene found in lemons, oranges, grapefruits and mandarins, so plan accordingly with your meal! Your Strawberry Banana flower might go great in an infused dressing with your fruit salad, or in the lemon juice for your summer pesto recipe! While terpenes affect everyone differently, Strawnana is an indica hybrid, so this strain is perfect for that happy, peaceful high that leaves you creative and aware of the senses.
Something important to note: Cooking with cannabis doesn’t mean you have to get stoned.
Dosing is an extremely important aspect of this process and shouldn’t be overlooked. Make sure you are using a reliable resource to measure dose per serving, especially if you plan to use your own flower. Buying oil that has been tested for THC content and has the dosing prepared for you can be the easiest way to go. You can put as many milligrams as you’d like, but a typical serving can vary from 5mg – 10mg per dose for the average recreational consumer. Once you get the hang of it, feel free to adjust your recipe accordingly.
There are numerous benefits to cooking with cannabis in your meals, including but not limited to:
● Anti-Inflammatory Effects
● Relaxing qualities
● Reduce stress levels
● Relieve pain
● Induce sleep
● Antispastic and antiemetic properties
● Natural, plant-based remedy to avoid otc medications
So, Here’s the Deal: Not only will your infused meal taste unique and memorable at a gathering with your friends, but it can contribute to some great conversation and feelings of euphoria.