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Yes, healthy cannabis oil recipes do exist! Pot brownies have long been the go-to recipe for weed edibles, along with other sugary snacks like gummies, cookies, fudge, lollipops, and chocolate. Try our healthy cannabis oil recipes if you want to make your own edibles and maintain your weight.
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What Is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil is cannabis plant extract in oil form. When pure, cannabis oil contains the same therapeutic phytocannabinoids as the cannabis plant. The excess plant matter is strained away during the extracting process. But even without the raw plant material, cannabis oil is still highly potent.
CBD oil is a form of cannabis oil made by isolating the cannabinoid cannabidiol. Some people prefer CBD oil to cannabis oil because CBD oils contain virtually no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The lack of THC means that the oil has no psychoactive effect on the user.
Store-bought vs. Homemade Cannabis Oil: Which is Better?
Buying cannabis oil from the store is a good idea if you’re pressed for time. But homemade cannabis oil is generally a safer bet for several reasons. Here’s why you should make your own cannabis oil:
- Control every ingredient that goes into the oil, meaning that you can be sure it’s free of sugar, preservatives, and other unhealthy ingredients.
- Measure the amount of THC more precisely to prevent overconsumption of this powerful cannabinoid. Eating cannabis can quickly become an unpleasant experience if you consume more THC than your body can handle.
- Experiment with different cooking methods and recipes and enjoy the creative process.
Tips for Cooking with Cannabis Oil
Cooking with cannabis oil is easy to get the plant’s health benefits while enjoying a tasty homemade recipe. But there are some essential things to remember if you’re new to cooking with canna oil. Here are a few tips on how to cook with cannabis oil:
Go ‘Low and Slow’
It’s always a good idea to start with a low amount of cannabis and see how your body reacts. Then, go slow when you’re eating and realize that it may take several hours for your body to process the effects of the weed, especially any THC. The digestive system needs time to work efficiently, so be patient and savor those weed edibles a little at a time.
Use Decarbed Cannabis
Decarboxylated or “decarbed” cannabis triggers a chemical reaction that maximizes the effects of the cannabinoids, ensuring that you derive the most health benefits possible. Using decarboxylated cannabis is a great way to create a potent final product.
Choose a Good Quality Carrier Oil
If you’re making your own cannabis oil, be sure to choose a high-quality carrier oil. Many people prefer coconut oil, but olive oil and lecithin can work just as well. Cannabis coconut oil, however, delivers a powerhouse of health benefits and could even be classified as a superfood.
Shop for the Best Ingredients
A good carrier oil is the foundation of your cannabis edible recipe. But it’s also essential to choose the best possible ingredients. Organic, fresh, whole foods make the best ingredients for canna-oil recipes. Avoid boxed mixes and other processed ingredients.
Cannabis Oil Recipes to Try
The only way to know which weed edible recipes you like is to experiment. Whether it’s a breakfast of champions or a light snack you want, here are 10 delicious canna-oil recipes to try at home.
Green Golden Latte – Cannabis-Infused Golden Milk
Milk, turmeric, and other spices lend a sunny hue to this creamy beverage served warm. Vegans can substitute cow’s milk for almond, soy, rice, or any other plant-based milk.
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Cannabis-Infused Chai Latte
Cozy spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and vanilla bean blend with cannabis to brew the ultimate breakfast beverage.
Wake and Bake Granola
Traditional oats take a twist with this indulgent breakfast recipe made with coconut flakes, almond butter, and chocolate chunks.
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Wake and Bake Paleo Guacamole
A lighter take on Wake and Bake style cooking, this paleo-friendly guacamole recipe cuts the sugar out to create an innovative and savory avocado spread.
Cannabis-Infused Beet Hummus
Vegan and gluten-free, this hummus recipe is easy to make and enjoy with toast, crackers, or in a sandwich.
Cannabis gummies get a healthy makeover with your choice of unflavored gelatin and coconut oil.
No list of cannabis edibles would be complete without at least one pot brownie recipe. This one is made with cocoa butter, eggs, and other whole-food ingredients.
Cannabis Apple Pie
The ultimate comfort food dessert gets a significant boost from cannabis sugar and other unique ingredients customized for weed lovers.
Other Ways to Experiment with Cannabis Oil
There are endless ways to experiment with cannabis oil. Here are some more ideas for your homemade canna oil:
- Saute veggies, seafood, or meat in cannabis-infused cooking oil.
- Stir a tablespoon of cannabis-infused butter into your coffee, or add a tablespoon of infused coconut oil to your smoothie.
- Better yet: Shake up your cocktails with CBD oil. It doesn’t take much CBD in your drink to get the benefits, either.
- Spread infused butter on toast – simple yet effective!
- Cook your eggs in infused cooking oil.
- Add a spoonful of cannabis oil to frozen yogurt.
- Make homemade protein bars with infused oil and store them at room temperature.
- Use extra homemade canna oil as a body oil, salve, or facial moisturizer. CBD oil may be especially beneficial for the skin.
Remember, in most states, you’ll need a medical marijuana card to purchase ready-made edibles or the marijuana to make your own. Leafwell can help you get certified today!