Cooking With Cannabis

A journey beyond mom’s home cooking!
By T.L. King

Cooking with Cannabis can be meditative and enjoyable, especially when you develop the ideal flavor combinations. Cooking with Cannabis is like anything else — it requires practice and some imagination. Considering the variety of unique cuisine opportunities, it really is more than simply baking brownies!

Here are some suggestions and tips to help you get started off in the world of Cannabis Cuisine!

Unless it is your intent to medicate while cooking, I suggest putting on disposable food-grade gloves while preparing Cannabis dishes. If you love to taste the food while you prepare, take care not to consume too much before the guest’s arrive!.

Most Cannabis Cooking is dependent on using Cannabis Butter and oils. You can get these in Cannabis dispensaries, but they are often pricey, as well as the THC content may not be accurate. Making your own butter and oils is the first step in turning into a Cannabis Chef!

Remember that Cannabis butter and oils have distinct smell and taste. Experiment with ingredients which compliment one another.

Make use of a THC calculator to ensure that you serve appropriate servings based on THC content.

Tips for Making Cannabis Butter:

When producing cannabis butter or oil, use extra virgin olive oil and unsalted butter. I also discover that making large batches at one time is more practical, plus your cooking lasts long after season harvest!

Cheese cloth is one way to strain the butter from the plant material, however you can lose a lot of product. Try a French Coffee Press instead

Store cannabis infused oils in dark cool area (60-70 degrees F). You can also freeze your butter to last the longest.

When making butter, use lined cup cake pans as butter molds. Measure ¼ cup in each mold and refrigerate. Once hardened, you can freeze individual molds and thaw only the amount required for cooking.

You do not have to have the bud of the Cannabis plant to make good quality butter or oil. Instead save and use all of the cuttings and shake from your fall harvest (dried). These are full of THC and make great butter and oils! Also ask fellow growers for free clippings, or in exchange for some baked goods.

Bon ‘Apatite

T.L. King is a Cannabis Chef living in Northern California. She also runs a Cannabis recipe web site at and the Author of the book “Cooking with Cannabis“, A source for culinary cuisine.

Cannabis For Animals

New Research Study in California Investigates the Use of Medical Cannabis for Animals

The School of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis recently launched a research project to learn more about the use of cannabis products for pets. This project is the first of its kind when it comes to animals. Researchers with the university hope to inspire future research into the health benefits of cannabis for both animal and human patients with their survey.

Should animals use medical cannabis ?  Veterinarians do not have a hard yes or no answer for this question yet. That’s why this groundbreaking research is catching a lot of attention in California. Dr. Jamie Peyton, one of the chief researchers behind this project, recently interviewed with the Sacramento Business Journal.  See Full Story Here:

Cannabis Cuisine is the next Big Thing

Though no restaurant chef will come right out and tell you, they’re probably thinking a lot about cannabis cuisine, and so is everyone else in the food business. There’s serious gold in eating green.

Marijuana-infused edibles are surging in popularity, accounting for more than half of sales at Colorado dispensaries, and possibly half of the estimated $500 billion industry, according to Bloomberg News.

Official statistics on edibles aren’t yet available for local markets, but anecdotally, dispensaries are visibly upping their game, ditching old school brownies and cookies for haute ruffles, infused chocolates and snack mixes. See Full Story Here:

Cannabis Infused Whole Baked Fish

Nothing beats the taste of Baked Fish other than getting baked while enjoying it !   Check out this great recipe from Yum of China !  To make it Cannabis Infused, just make sure to use “Cannabis Infused Grape Seed oil in the recipe.

You cannot beat the taste of baked fresh fish. Of all the many ways to cook fish, steaming keeps the flavor in best. Of course, the size of fish you can cook depends on the size of your steamer; if the steamer is small, it limits the size of the fish, and how many, you can cook.

Today I introduce you to paper wrapped baked fish. Though it is baked in the oven, it is actually steamed inside the paper package. The package locks in the flavor and juices, making it richer than traditional steamed fish, and that means maximum deliciousness! See Full Recipe Here:

Top 10 Cannabis Cuisine Chefs

Weed is no longer something that chefs just smoke outside the kitchen door. Now that cannabis is out of the alley, chefs are, too, developing award-winning edibles, staging schmancy cannabis dinners, and pairing pot with food in a way that’s more haute than hippie.

So who are cannabis cuisine’s chief innovators? GreenState combed California to New York for chefs who’ve moved beyond elite culinary schools, Michelin-starred kitchens, or even taken a James Beard award and now cook and bake cannabis edibles and infused meals; plus we found one self-taught cook who emerged from the underwear industry to ascend to the heights of cannabis cuisine. Read Full Story Here:

Corona Invests in Cannabis Infused Beverages

Constellation Brands, one of the United States’ largest alcohol distributors, has taken a 9.9% stake in the Canadian cannabis firm Canopy Growth, according to a report by Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh in the Wall Street Journal. Canopy and Constellation say they plan to develop cannabis-infused beverages for the legal adult market.
Constellation Brands just became the first big brewer to enter the cannabis space. See Full Story Here:

Woman Cured Of Sciatica Within Hours Of Using CBD Oil

Brenda Davidson says she is virtually pain free since using the oil, which is legally available because it doesn’t contain THC. She suffered from sleep deprivation, and tried to hide the agonizing pain as best she could from close family, but was unable to walk for any distance – something which is no longer a problem since taking the oil. See Full Story Here:

Selling Edibles In California

The sale and regulation of cannabis-infused food products (a.k.a. edibles) is uncharted territory in the new landscape of recreational cannabis. The issues Colorado experienced with edibles in their first year of legalization—such as inconsistent THC servings, consumption by children and accidental consumption by adults—have caused other states to move forward with trepidation and tighter regulations.

These issues have not gone unnoticed in California, where the state prepares to make the move to licensing recreational cannabis cultivators, manufacturers and retailers on January 1, 2018.

If you are interested in breaking into the edibles market, you will need more than just a love of cooking and cannabis—you must follow regulatory compliance down to the letter. Read Full Article Here:

Cannabis Decarboxylation

Did you know that raw cannabis is non-psychoactive? The herb only becomes psychoactive when two things happen. First, when the bud dries and ages. Second, when the cannabis is heated. More psychoactive compounds are created by heating the plant than via ageing. In order to release the full potential of marijuana’s psychoactive effects, you must first go through a process called decarboxylation. See Full Article Here: