Hey, pass the doobie… err, the gummy. You hear the latter more often these days, because the love of edibles is growing like a weed (see what we did there?).
In 2014 in Colorado alone (aka the capital of cannabis), 2.85 million units of edible cannabis-infused retail products were sold. Plus, nearly 30 percent of people who enjoy weed say they use it in edible or beverage form.
But hold up — can we interrupt this programming and say we aren’t encouraging you to eat edibles?
Fair warning: In recent years, cannabis-related visits to the ER have tripled in Colorado. Between 2014 and 2016, about 10 percent of emergency room visits were a result of ingesting cannabis.
Proper measurement of cannabis is crucial. And it’s better to take a less-is-more approach. Remember, it takes longer to feel the effects of edibles, and those effects last longer and can be more intense.
The first thing you need to learn is how to make cannabis-infused oil and butter. Soon you’ll be on your way to gummies, chocolate bars, and gluten-free crispy rice treats that’ll take you and your taste buds on a ride.
Cannabis butter recipe
Have you ever made an herb butter? Cannabutter is no different. To make your own cannabis-infused butter, the only ingredients you need are:
- 1 pound butter
- 1 cup water
- 1–2 ounces cannabis
Combine butter and water in a pot over low heat. Once butter melts, add ground cannabis to the mixture to simmer for 2–3 hours. Stir the mixture occasionally so it doesn’t come to a boil and so the THC is evenly distributed throughout.
Use and store like regular butter. If you’re new to making cannabutter, you can get more in-depth info at Marijuana Doctors.
As the unofficial holiday of stoners and those who occasionally down a weed gummy, 4/20 is a day spent celebrating one thing: the joy of cannabis. Whether you’re a regular user or someone who’s cooped up with some extra weed lying around, these edible weed recipes are here to take your 4/20 to new heights. (Get it? No? I’ll see myself out.) Because not everywhere allows you to smoke—or in this case, eat—cannabis legally, make sure you’re up-to-date on your city’s guidelines. As long as you stay safe and follow the rules, you’re sure to have a delicious 4/20. From weed grilled cheese to the classic pot brownie, there’s no shortage of weed recipes waiting to help you celebrate.
Since many of us are stuck in our homes this year, it’s the perfect time to try whipping up some tasty—and legal!!—weed treats. You likely have been spending more time in your kitchen than ever before, so go ahead and take this opportunity to try something new. Maybe you’re a hardcore smoker who wants to try edibles while you’re social distancing. Or maybe you make the best weed cookies in your friend group, but want to try a new recipe. However you choose to embrace this kitchen adventure, just be safe, smart and make sure you’ve Netflix set up and ready to go.
If you’ve never made edibles yourself, let this be your introductory guide. Different recipes call for different amounts or variants of weed, so make sure you read all the instructions carefully—preferably before ingesting any other substances, as well. If you follow these recipes correctly, you’ll end up with delicious treats sure to get you flying high before long. Whether you want a sweet treat that you can share with your friends or a cannabis-infused meal all to yourself, you’re sure to find the perfect edible recipe below.
I microdose, or take small amounts of medical marijuana at regular intervals, frequently throughout the day.
Cannabis oil can taste bitter, which is why I’m constantly searching for new weed edibles recipes.
Below you’ll find 15+ killer recipes for potent weed edibles. The kief cookies are my all-time favorite weed edible recipe, and recipe #16 makes amazing pot brownies!!
Three Video How-tos of Canna-Oil & Canna-Butter
Many of these recipes require cannabis oil or cannabutter. Here’re three videos showing how I make mine.
- ABV Coconut Oil
- Cannabis Oil in the Magical Butter Machine
- CannaButter in the Magical Butter Machine
If you only have a few grams of weed, here’s how to make a small batch of cannabis oil.
Things to consider before using weed edibles:
- Start small and go slow! Eating marijuana can be significantly more intense than smoking. And can take an hour to set in.
(READ: How long does a high last?)
- Label your medication! Avoid accidents. Label. Label. Label.
15+ Recipes for Easy Weed Edibles
1. Kief Cookies
These kief cookies are one of the fastest, easiest edibles I make. A friend recommended them to me, and I’m so glad she did.
2. Chocolate Canna-Cups
If you have cannabutter or cannaoil on hand, these Chocolate Canna-Cups come together really quickly and they make excellent no-bake edibles.
The Magical Butter Machine is the easiest way to make cannaoil and cannabutter.
3. Cranberry, Chocolate Chip & Cannabis Cookies
Cannabis is a powerful anti-oxidant that helps fight stress damage. These cannabis cookies are loaded with other antioxidant-packed ingredients resulting in a very potent weed edible.
Chocolate Peanut Budder Balls
Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite combinations. This recipe from Herb is another great no-bake edible recipe, but you do need a freezer for this one.
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4. Cannabis Gummy Bears
These gummy bears are paleo friendly! This recipe from Wake & Bake is made with a cannabis tincture. I make my tinctures in my Magical Butter Machine.
These canna bananas are the fastest edible to make. This edible recipe only requires three ingredients. Sometimes I freeze mine. I use cannabis coconut oil to make these cannabis infused chocolate covered bananas. (I make my cannabis infused oil in my Magical Butter Machine).
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6. Tricolor Cereal Bars – Weed Edibles
A little bit sweet, a little crunchy, and a whole lot infuse. These infused cereal bars from Herb are made with cannabutter.
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7. No-Bake Cannabis Cookies
The Weed Scene offers us more peanut butter magic with these no-bake cookies.
8. Marijuana Infused Hard Candy Recipe
The team at Magical Butter offers a variety of cannabis-infused recipes. Check out these infused hard candy edibles.
9. Magical Marijuana Cookies
Good & Baked has an excellent edibles recipe for coconutty cannabis-infused cookies.