Imagine — you walk through the door, immediately greeted by some of the most savory, mouthwatering scents you’ve ever inhaled. You pick up on a hint of an underlying earthy smell as your friend casually mentions the dinner is also cannabis-infused. Talk about a win-win!
As the green wave continues to sweep over the nation and recreational cannabis is legalized in more states, cannabis-infused gatherings are becoming all the more common.
Redefining What Cannabis Edibles Are
When you hear the word “edible,” brownies, cookies, and gummies are probably the first things that come to mind. And while the above could make for a nice dessert to top the night off, there are countless other ways to enjoy edibles.
For example, the same cannabutter (cannabis-infused butter) or cooking oils could also be used to make entire meals. With the holidays just around the corner, it might be a good way to spice up your “Friendsgiving” dinner.
There’s also the option of sprinkling “decarb” cannabis flower on your food. Decarboxylation activates the cannabinoids in your flower so you can eat it. All you have to do is bake the flower in your oven at 230°F (100°C) for 25 to 30 minutes, then sprinkle it on your food of choice.
Hosting a Cannabis-Infused Dinner
If you’re looking to host a cannabis-infused dinner, here are our tips on how to make sure everyone has a good time:
- Let your guests know ahead of time the dinner will be infused. If they would prefer not to partake in the cannafeast, make sure there are some non-infused options available for them, as well.
- Make sure there is plenty of water for everyone in case you get “dry mouth” once the cannabis starts to kick in.
- Foster a comfortable space for everyone to relax after the meal. Put on a nice, funny movie, or maybe have a few magazines or arts and crafts for your guests to keep their hands busy with.
- Serve the meal with a side of lemon and/or black pepper. Lemons and black peppercorns have terpenes that may prevent your guests from feeling “too high.”
Key Takeaways: ‘Tis the Season for Cannafeasts
While the term “edibles” conjures images of pastries and candies, there is so much more you can do and infuse. As recreational cannabis is legalized throughout the country, more and more folks have been getting creative in the kitchen with their cannabis.
In addition to baked goods, you can bake an entire cannabis-infused meal using cannabutter, cannabis cooking oil, or decarb flower as a topping.
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