Basic cooking guidelines with marijuana
Year after year the prestige of cannabis gastronomy grows. In addition to the fact that there is an infinite repertoire of recipes, it is a way of consuming marijuana without smoking, something highly appreciated by medicinal consumers and by people who consume but like to stay within healthy habits, since smoking is the whatever substance is harmful. Discover how to cook with marijuana in a few steps with this little guide.
How to cook with marijuana
To cook with marijuana you have to take into account 2 fundamental aspects of cannabinoids and specifically THC, the most famous psychoactive compound in marijuana, are these:
- It needs heat on the one hand, so that THC is activated and our system can digest and assimilate it.And on the other, that THC is soluble in fat and alcohol, but not in water.
- To take a very common example, making a marijuana tea without using any fat to fix THC in water does not work, however (animal) milk does have fats that fix THC and these allow it to be consumed drunk with the infusion.
That is why the most comfortable way to cook with marijuana is to have a marijuana butter prepared, which we can add to almost any cannabis recipe. We tell you how to prepare it a little lower, keep reading.
What effects do foods with Cannabis produce?
When marijuana is smoked, the effect is almost immediate, but when it is eaten it is different. When marijuana is ingested, the effect will take longer to make itself felt, and it may take up to 30 minutes or 2 hours to rise. Once installed in the body, it is usually intense and long-lasting, much more so when smoked.
Therefore, when someone starts consuming Cannabis food, it is recommended to start with low doses as a precaution, and if possible, gradually increase it on the following occasions, if required. It is best to try a small chub and wait at least 1 hour before eating something else.
In addition, it should be borne in mind that the physical structure of people also influences the effect, a larger and more muscular person will probably hold more marijuana than a smaller or thinner (yes, we all know that there are honorable exceptions) so It also counts what they have eaten before and how long they have eaten it. It is not the same on an empty stomach as after a big meal.
If for some reason you have started cooking with marijuana, you think that you have eaten too much food with marijuana and you are not feeling well (you feel dizzy or disoriented, for example) you can try to alleviate the effect by eating citrus fruits (or drinking juice), such as lemon, orange or also grapes. It can also serve to eat sugar, pistachios or pine nuts. Other options are pine essential oil or products with a high CBD content. Click on the following link to learn more about how to avoid the drop in marijuana.
How much marijuana do you have to use for cooking?
Answering this question is not easy, since many factors intervene in the potency of the final product. Without going any further, there are varieties of marijuana that do not have even 10% THC, while others can reach 25%.
There are also marijuana that are not psychoactive, with hardly any THC, with this type of Cannabis strains you can use as much as you want!
In case of using psychoactive marijuana, it depends on whether you cook with buds, leaves, or remains. To give you an approximate idea, this would be the estimated ratio of raw material you need to prepare 400 grams of maria butter:
Leaves: 45 to 60 grams.Cuts: 30 grams. (the leaves near the bud that are trimmed in the manicure)Buds: 15 to 20 grams.Chocolate or hash: 3 to 4 grams.