MMJ Edibles: So Much More Than Just Brownies

If you’re in possession of a cannabis card, then you’re hopefully aware of some of the benefits it entitles you to. One of these benefits is that, in most cases, you’re allowed to smoke medical cannabis wherever regular smoking is acceptable. While this is good news (if that’s your preferred method of imbibing MMJ), a lot of folk prefer not to smoke it, and instead they choose to consume MMJ edibles.

Medical marijuana can and is used in lots of recipes these days: sweet, savory, starters, soups, main courses …. you name it. They are all known as MMJ edibles. If you choose to consume medical marijuana via food then of course, unlike smoking, you can do it anywhere. No one can tell you that you’re not allowed to eat your special brownie or piece of cake in a confined space where you might cause offense to ‘non-brownie’ eaters!

Brownies Aren’t the Only Way to Consume Medical Marijuana

Most people think that MMJ brownies are the only snack available to them. While they are very popular (and ever so tasty), brownies are by no means the only way of consuming cannabis. These days, the more portable edibles come in many different forms, including cookies, cake, chocolate bars and sweets. You can buy them from any online licensed sites or from your local cannabis clinics and dispensaries, providing you have a medical marijuana card.

MMJ edibles are god to keep in the house for when you need them, or just to carry around with you to have wherever and whenever you want. Another bonus is that it’s a much more discreet way of getting your hit than smoking medical marijuana (if this is a concern to you).

What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana Edibles

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Even though it takes longer to get MMJ into your system when you eat it, you still get an awesome feeling that relaxes your entire body.

Remember that it will take longer to get the MMJ into your system via food – generally between 30 minutes to an hour – but once its’ there, it does stay longer. Depending on the amount you take, the effect can last between 4 and 12 hours. Also, you don’t need such a high dosage in food as you do for smoking the stuff.

If you’re new to edibles, make sure you know how much you’re taking. State laws require that packaging displays the amount of THC content. 10 milligrams of THC counts as one serving – but if you’re of small stature or a slight build, this might be too much. Start off with 5 milligrams and see how you go.

Remember to wait for the effects to kick in. Many people who consume rather than smoke cannabis report that it gives a gentler and more relaxing high. It’s been described as a complete body high rather than just a head high.

All About MMJ Edibles

Some of the awesome edibles available to you these days include pineapple delight bites, sea salt caramel bon bons, glazed pecans, truffles and marshmallows. Check them out online or in your local dispensary! There are many more to choose from so you can have fun finding your favorite.

If you’re into baking, why not source a few simple recipes to have under your belt? As a cannabis card holder, one of the benefits that you may not be aware of is that you’re allowed to grow up to 100 square feet of your own marijuana plants.

The introduction of Proposition 64, which comes into effect next year legalizing the use of marijuana in California for recreational purposes, means that anyone will be allowed to grow up to 6 plants in their own home. But imagine how many more you can grow in 100 square feet! And once you grow it, you can choose to smoke it and/or use it in all sorts of edible ways.

If you decide to make your own edibles, it’s important to remember that your medical marijuana has to be heated with some form of fat to make canna oil or cannabutter. You can’t just use raw cannabis in your recipes, as our digestive system is not up to processing the THC.

When cannabis is cooked, the THC is released and binds together with the fat, thereby making it processable and thus acceptable by your body. You can make your own cannabutter of canna oil, or you can purchase it from a registered dispensary using your California medical card.

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Medical marijuana root beer and tea are just two options for consuming cannabis in liquid form.

MMJ Edibles are not just things you eat – you can have a liquid edible, too! This refers to any drink that has been infused with cannabinoids (an invention that’s becoming increasingly popular in California). There’s cannabis tea of course, but did you know that there’s a cannabis root beer available that will knock your socks off in more ways than one. Check it out!

If you’re not yet in possession of a cannabis card and would like to find out more about the process, it’s easy to get all the details and to apply for your medical marijuana card online. Check out here how to do it. If you do qualify for a California marijuana card, it will be mailed to you, and you can then immediately start reaping the rewards. This of course, may include buying an array of tasty MMJ edibles or trying out your very own cannabis recipes.

How — and Why — You Should Make Cannabutter Right Now

There are many ways to consume medical marijuana, from smoking and vaping to juicing and applying lotions. One of the less common ways to take marijuana is by consuming it in the form of cannabutter. Cannabutter is marijuana-infused butter that has beneficial cannabinoids, which results in a potent and highly concentrated form of medical marijuana. It is the main ingredient in many cannabis-infused recipes.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the active chemical responsible for most of the marijuana’s psychological effects and is what is extracted during the process of making cannabutter. If you have ever eaten a space cake, then you have ingested cannabutter. It is the most common way of producing marijuana edibles. Cannabutter is not only the yummiest way to transport THC, but it is also highly effective at preserving the natural effects of the cannabis plant.

It is simple to make, and for non-smokers, cannabutter is a preferable way to take marijuana. It can be made using the remains of the plant, which are usually discarded after harvesting. However, the most effective cannabutter is produced using the buds or bud leaves, which contain an abundance of resin. Follow the simple steps below to produce the best cannabutter.

How to Make Cannabutter in Three Easy Steps

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The most effective cannabutter is produced using the buds or bud leaves.

Step 1: Activate the THC

To activate the THC in cannabis, heat needs to be applied by a process called decarboxylation. To do this, place the cannabis on a baking sheet, heat the oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 40 minutes or until the cannabis turns crumbly and dry.

Step 2: Melt Butter

Next, melt butter in a saucepan. Use four sticks of butter to every ounce of cannabis. Once the butter has melted, add the cannabis, and lower the heat to simmer.

Step 3: Let It Cook

Let the weed cook for three hours. Remember, good things take time! Don’t forget to stir occasionally, and keep the heat low. You will know it’s ready when the top of the liquid turns thick and glossy. After simmering, strain the butter to remove the buds. The butter can now be used as a replacement for normal butter in recipes.

The Difference Between Smoking MMJ and Eating Cannabutter

Most people know the physiological differences between smoking cannabis and consuming it. When you smoke a joint, THC travels through the lungs, passes into your bloodstream and is delivered unprocessed to your brain and heart. This produces a link to your nervous system, resulting in rapid psychedelic effects. Furthermore, the effects come on within a few seconds to a couple of minutes. The noticeable high tends to last for one to three hours.

When we consume cannabis, the way your body absorbs chemicals such as THC through digestion differs. THC travels through metabolizing enzymes produced by the liver before it can be fully immersed in your intestines. When you consume marijuana, it could take 30 to 90 minutes before you experience anything. This is also dependent on whether you have an empty stomach or not. The effects can last for three to seven hours, and then you gradually descend. Consuming marijuana is more effective for longer lasting pain relief, muscle spasms and other similar conditions, but it takes longer to work than smoking it and is therefore not as useful if you require immediate medical marijuana relief.

Another thing to keep in mind is that it can be easy to overdose or under-dose when eating marijuana-infused edibles, as the effects don’t become apparent immediately. An ideal way to ensure you get the right amount is to start with a small amount on an empty stomach and wait at least an hour for it to take effect, then decide if you need more.

In short, when you eat medical marijuana, it produces more body-centered effects versus smoking marijuana, and the effects are more evenly spread throughout the body.

The Benefits of Cannabutter

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Most people agree that of all the fats and oils that can be used to create edibles, cannabutter produces the tastiest results.

There are many other reasons why cannabutter is amazing. Not only can cannabis-infused baked goods offer health benefits, but also, they provide a cleaner high because there is no smoke or carcinogens involved. Additionally, because butter is high in saturated fats, cannabutter can bind the THC molecules and stop them from cooking out. This allows you to make highly potent goods.

Most people agree that of all the fats and oils that can be used to create edibles, cannabutter produces the tastiest results. It can be used as a butter replacement in practically any a non-marijuana-infused recipe, giving you many different options. It is most commonly used in cakes, brownies and cookies, though it can be difficult to decide how much to use. Just remember that in edibles, the effect takes longer to come up, but it also stays longer in the system; therefore, it is best to start with a small amount first.

For children, people who suffer from respiratory allergies and asthma, or for people who simply don’t really want to smoke but still would like to have all the benefits of medicinal marijuana, cannabutter is the perfect answer.

So, now that you know how to make cannabutter, get ready for some serious baking in the kitchen. Whether it’s to treat pain or disease, cannabutter is not only simple to make but also provides great benefits for the mind and body.

Ultimate Recipe For Cannabis Brownies

OK, so you’ve got the perfect party, event or chill-out session planned and you need something to treat your guest to. Well, if you and your guests have a California medical marijuana card, and you want to make something guaranteed to impress, we’ve got the ultimate cannabis brownies recipe that anyone can make and bake…

We’re talking luscious thick brownies with some of California’s finest marijuana that will simply melt in your mouth and leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy both on the inside and the outside. Before we get started on this perfect recipe we have to do a little admin for legal reasons. Without a medical marijuana card from our great and wonderful state of California, it is still illegal to buy and consume pot here. So with that messy business done for now, let’s get down to helping you craft some delicious cannabis brownies.

 

Making the cannabis brownies perfect!

If you’re reading this it’s pretty likely you’ve tried a cannabis brownie before, and let’s face it, it was probably pretty average and didn’t compare to the brownies (albeit weed-less) mom used to make for you as a kid. However, just because your brownies are going to be full of MMJ that doesn’t mean that you should have to compromise on taste.

First and foremost it all starts with the ingredients and, of course, your choice of cannabis; the reason most pot brownies are so poorly done is that those making them often just break off chunks of green and blend it through the batter. This means that the weed isn’t well distributed and can be chunky while compromising the taste. Well with the invention of the miracle that is cannabutter this is no longer an issue. With a medical marijuana card, which you can buy online, you can go to a local weed dispensary and get some cannabutter, which is crucial to the perfect pot brownie.

 

Ultimate Recipe For Cannabis Brownies

Always needed the ultimate recipe for cannabis brownies? Now you’ve got it!

The perfect cannabis brownie ingredients

  • 9 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 1 ½ ounces of cannabutter (can buy this from a cannabis dispensary)
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ tablespoon of salt

Shopping list ready? Let’s get down to baking these bad boys

Step 1 – Preheat your oven to 350°F and lightly grease an 8-inch square cake pan with butter (not the cannabutter yet) normal butter

Step 2 – Use a saucepan to melt all your butters over medium heat. Add the chocolate and stir until the mixture is completely smooth. Allow to cool for 5 – 10 mins.

Step 3 – Whisk flour and baking soda together in a separate bowl.

Step 4 – Grab a large bowl and add the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and whisk vigorously. Add the chocolate mixture and mix again until evenly combined and finally add the flour mixture and whisk until smooth.

Step 5 – Pour your mixture into your buttered pan and spread evenly.

Step 6 – Bake for 20 mins.

Step 7 – Let it cool for another 20 minutes.

Step 8 – Slice it up into between 6 and 12 squares (depending on your tolerance level for MMJ) and prepare to taste the most delicious cannabis brownies you’ve ever tried.

 

Ultimate Recipe For Cannabis Brownies

You need to get these herbs in cannabutter form for the best cannabis brownies.

After you try these brownies, you’ll know the difference a MMJ card can make!

The secret ingredient to these bad boys really is the cannabutter. It’s potent but not aggressively potent. It’s the perfect tool for any cannabis-based cooking needs you might have. With these brownies, you’ll be able to have one or two that won’t get you insanely high, but will give you the same euphoric feeling of the equivalent to smoking a joint. Plus the added bonus of not having to hunt down those munchies is priceless.

Since the introduction of the CA medical marijuana card, the possibilities of pot have expanded constantly. From edibles like cannabutter, which is also used to make things like pizza rolls and tater tots, to a huge variety of legal alternatives that are all available from your local pot dispensary.  

For anyone who knows the benefits of medical marijuana, getting your hands on that MMJ card and joining the 500,000+ people that have already done so in California is absolutely priceless.

With an MMJ card you can consume weed as you usually would, you can talk to experts and growers, find new and exciting blends and try a few things you never would have found before these cards were available.

Ordering a medical marijuana card online is simple and straightforward; you’ll find a lot more information on this site on how to do so with total ease and no stigma attached.

Enjoy those delicious brownies; we guarantee you won’t be disappointed.