Cooking with weed
Even for experienced smokers, eating foods containing marijuana can be a whole new experience. It is the perfect solution for those who don't want to smoke, or those of you who use marijuana for medical use.
Most weed-related recipes call for the making of a certain quantity of "Marijuana Butter" or "Bud Butter", which is then used as a replacement for standard butter. To prepare pot for eating it has to be heated in some way. It won't work if the weed is eaten without preparation, because the digestive system is unable to digest THC directly. When cooking with weed, it is very important to use fat (oil, butter, milk) because THC (the stuff that gets you stoned) is fat soluble and not water soluble. It is therefore impossible to get high from pot tea, for example, without adding some milk. Learn how to make bud butter
Raw cannabis contains a lot of THCA which is not psychoactive (and what's the fun in that?). When you smoke or vaporize marijuana, the cannabis is "decarbed" (decarboxylated) by the heat and becomes psychoactive. If you ingest cannabis, and want the full psychoactive effect, you need to first decarb your cannabis before you cook with it. Learn how to decarboxylate your weed
Learn how to make the perfect Bud Butter or Cannabutter following our easy guideSee our Cannabutter Recipe
One difficulty cooking with marijuana is measuring the potency. The following amounts of marijuana are estimates for each pound of butter.
- Leaf - 1.5 to 2 ounces
- Trim - 1 ounce
- Smal or large buds - 0.5 to .75 ounces
- Kief and hash - 3 to 4 grams
Eating marijuana is a little different from smoking. The effects last much longer, and the experience can be a lot more intense. After eating, the effects can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to start. So if nothing happens for a while, don't get too impatient and eat more. We recommend starting with a low dose, and increase it the next time until you are happy with the high.
Follow our Bud Butter / Cannabutter recipe to ensure you have a good experience.
When the effects do kick in you will start to feel very relaxed. If you are stitting in a comfy spot, you may not want to move! Many people refer to the effects as ‘Body Stoned’ because your body will feel very relaxed and heavy.
What should I do if I eat too much? Eating too much weed-infused food can be quite intense for some people. You may feel sick, confused, unable to move or talk, and your coordination may be heavily affected. If you eat too much and you feel the effects are too strong, a high dose of vitamin c (200mg or more) may help reduce the high.
Learn more about making and using other marijuana extraction methods
We have selected some nice and easy stoner recipes for you to start with:
Be sure to check out our Bud Butter / Cannabutter recipe first.