Edibles have come a long way within the last decade. There is no shortage of cannabis infused baked goods, drinks, and other delicious snacks that can be purchased locally or online. There are weed bakery’s, specialty restaurants featuring cannabis infused entrees, and even major alcohol brands entering the cannabis market. With so many options, it can be overwhelming on what product to try first.
Personally I have tried several prepared edible items like cookies, gummies and chocolates and I have learned they are not my favorite. No shade toward the markers of the products, I’m just not a fan of sweet foods. And there is my problem; the edibles are overwhelmingly catered to those with a sweet tooth. Us savory types are left to wander and search for other options.
As previously mentioned, there are a growing number of restaurants in Canada that offer cannabis infused savory and sweet dishes. But these establishments are currently few and far between in most provinces. Even if there is one in your area, who wants to pay through the nose for that edible experience?
I highly recommend following my mantra with edibles: if you want something done right, do it yourself. I mean, why wouldn’t you want to make your own edibles? You can control the amount of THC, CBD, and flavors of anything you create. You can also enjoy the effects in the comfort of your own home as opposed to out in a crowded public space.
For the uninformed, infusing cannabis into anything you want is easier than ever before. You can buy CBD and THC infused oils, butters, extracts, and sweets that can be added to any of your favorite dishes and or recipes. Just substitute the fat or oil based ingredients with you cannabis extract.
My last order from Walter included some THC infused coconut oil, THC and CBD infused olive oil, and some Pheonix tears oil. Since getting it my creativity has taken me to new cannabis culinary heights. THC infused pizza, CBD/THC infused ketchup, and even using THC coconut oil as a pan lubricant for my fried eggs. The list grows by the day and the results are always the same; delicious treats that help set my mind at ease.
My main point as stated by the title of this article is simple, with the right supplies you can make anything an edible. You can take a more “do it yourself” approach and make your own cannabis oils or butters but I highly recommend going for cannabis infused products. Not only do you often get a much tastier and potent products, you also know the exact milligrams of THC and or CBD which is key when consuming edibles. Know your limits and stay within those limits.
Now that you know that you can make anything an edible I encourage you to venture out and explore the world of culinary cannabis. Finds some extracts, oils or butter and measure out the right dose for you. If you are new to edibles, start slow and wait 2 hours before consuming more. But be sure to have fun, be creative and never question “can I make this an edible?” Know the answer is always yes.