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by Matt Clary on January 19, 2012

I think eating the weed is a better use of the bud because the high is so intense. I hear people say that it’s a “body buzz.” I don’t know about that, it just makes me really, really high for a really long time. Just be prepared for the effects and eating weed is one of the best experiences you can have. That said, don’t overdo it because it can get to the most seasoned smokers. Just consume as much as, or less than, you would when smoking. With that less-than-enticing introduction, here are some recipes.

Canna-butter
Weed butter is the key ingredient in most marijuana-filled recipes. THC can’t be extracted by just boiling it in water; it has to extracted by fats, oils, or alcohol. Butter is the most practical way to do this.

1 lb. butter
One-half to 1 ounce of bud (just take into account that a joint’s worth will be a pretty small amount)

Grind up the bud as fine as you possibly can. Don’t worry about stems and other garbage because it will be filtered out later. Melt the butter on low heat. Add a bit of cool water and then add the weed. Simmer the butter/weed mixture for about 20 minutes and stir occasionally. Don’t let it burn. After it has simmered, dump the mixture into a bowl and then into a mesh screen (pantyhose or cheesecloth will work) and let the butter drain into another bowl. Don’t squeeze out the trapped butter until the mixture cools because you will burn yourself. Now refrigerate the butter until it is solid. Now you can use it in place of more boring non-weed butter in any recipes like those famous brownies.

Canna-chocolate
You can eat your weed in chocolate, too.

5 oz. of chocolate per every

1/8 oz. of weed (hash is preferable in this recipe because it melts, but buds will do).

This is a really simple one and just involves grinding up the weed as much as possible and stirring it into melted chocolate (that's why hash is preferable). To do so, place a glass bowl over a simmering pan of water on the stove. (Make sure the water isn't touching the bottom of the bowl.) Now break the chocolate into pieces and put it in the bowl. Use this double-boiler method to avoid burning the bud. Don’t use the microwave. Once it begins to melt, add in the ground bud or hash. Stir it in thoroughly. Take it off the heat and let the chocolate harden in a mold like an ice cube tray or use it as chocolate sauce on ice cream or whatever else people use chocolate sauce on.

Weed, Onions, and PeppersThis is another way to extract THC from weed that you can use in all sorts of dishes like cheesesteaks, pizza, toppings for sausages, stir-fries, or anything that requires sautéing. I actually prefer the non-sweet weed food because you can’t even really taste it.

A pan full of olive oil
Onions
Peppers
Mushrooms
Whatever else you like in a sauté

 

Grind the weed finely. Sauté the oil and veggies on low heat. Once you get it sizzling, add in the bud. Let it simmer and stir for about 20 minutes. Now you have a nice mixture you can use in a sauté.

Scooby Snacks
This is another good one you can make with ground bud but it’s a real recipe with a lot of steps.


1 stick butter
5 Tbsp. granulated sugar
4 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 egg
A few drops of vanilla
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
One-half tsp. baking soda (that's teaspoon not tablespoon idiot)
Two-thirds cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
One-half cup chopped pecans
1 oz. ground bud

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease three baking sheets.

Mix butter, sugars, and weed in a bowl until fluffy. Beat the egg and vanilla in a separate bowl and add gradually to butter mixture. Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking soda over the mixture. Now add chocolate chips and nuts. Make small balls and space apart on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes then let cool.

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