If you are a fan of weed, including it in one of your favorite recipes is a great idea. Marijuana certainly adds flavor and body to your recipe, heightening the experience to a whole new level. Even if you are a seasoned smoker, consuming foods containing marijuana could still be a whole new experience. However, adding weed to your recipe is not as simple as crushing some of it and mixing in. If you haven’t used weed in preparing dishes before, here are some points to take note of. 

How Do You Add Marijuana to your Recipe?

Most recipes with weed will need a certain amount of Bud Butter or Cannabutter which should be used for replacing regular butter. Unless the THC in weed is extracted in oil or butter, the digestive system is unable to process it. THC is a fat soluble substance; hence, it has to be extracted in oil or fat alone. 

How Can You Prepare Cannabutter?

Well, in order to prepare this butter, you will need about 0.25 ounce of crushed marijuana and one stick of salted butter. Melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the weed buds slowly, stirring continually. Wait till bubbles appear. Now drain the butter using a metal strainer and press hard against the marijuana buds accumulated on it in order to extract all the butter. Use this for cooking. You can even store it in your refrigerator and cook later.

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Weed has to be always used in the form of Cannabutter.

What Would Be the Effects of Consuming Food Containing Marijuana?

Before you start preparing your favorite recipes with marijuana, it is good to know more about the impact it could create. Consuming weed is a bit different from smoking weed. When you eat a marijuana based dish, the impact is likely to last longer.

You may start feeling the difference between 30 minutes to 2 hours from consumption. So, even if you do not feel anything for an hour or so, do not consume more portions hastily. Start with a low dose and increase it gradually till you are comfortably high. Once the effect kicks in, you will start to feel relaxed almost instantly.

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Excellent brownies can be prepared using Cannabutter

How Much Should You Use?

Often, determining the right percentage to use is difficult. However, some standard measures can be adhered to here. So, if you have a pound of butter, use 1.5 to 2 ounces of leaves or one ounce of trim or about 0.5 to 0.75 ounces of large or small weed buds. And, if you are using hash or kief, stick to about 3 to 4 grams.

Remember, it is always advisable to go easy on your marijuana based preparations. Overdose could lead to complications. You may experience convulsions, confusion and severe discomfort. So, adding the right amount in your recipe, in the desired manner, is essential. While consumption, start with smaller portions and work up as you get used to the earlier doses.