Want to try cooking with cannabis? Many people have tried this new trend of using cannabis in their meals, but you do want to be sure you know what you’re doing. It’s possible to create some very tasty meals with cannabis, but it’s also possible to make something totally inedible if you don’t know how to use it as an ingredient. Here are a few beginner tips to help you get started.
Use the Right Strains
You’ll want to be sure you use the right strains in your food, so picking the right ones is a good place to start. First, what effects are you going for? Do you want to feel relaxed, sleepy, or energized? Once you decide what you want to experience from your cannabis-infused food, you can narrow down the strains.
Go with Fresh Ingredients
Just like any fruit or vegetable, fresh cannabis is going to create a better meal. If you use cannabis flowers that are old, stale, or dried out, you’ll be able to taste that. Look for fresh, high-quality cannabis flowers. You don’t have to use flowers, either. You can cook with oils, infused cooking powders, or even honey that has been infused with cannabis.
Decarboxylation occurs when the cannabis is activated. This gives it more of an intense effect. To do this, you want to bake your cannabis for the correct amount of time, which varies depending on a number of factors and preferences. Some people bake the cannabis for 30 minutes, while others go for an hour.
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