cooking with cannabis

Cooking with cannabis has never been easier. From cooking with CBD oil to cooking with THC, we’ve got you covered. In this guide, we’ll cover everything from how to start smoking cannabis to the different types of cannabis flowers and extracts you can use.

What is cannabis?

Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a flowering plant that is cultivated for its cannabinoid compounds. It has long been used for medicinal purposes and recreational purposes.  The cannabis plant consists of the flower (bud), leaves, stem and roots. The flowers are mainly used in cooking and vaping while the leaves are primarily used to make edibles. The stems can be made into a tea or tincture while the roots are typically ground up or made into an extract like oil, wax or shatter.

How to cook with cannabis?

Cannabis is a versatile and flexible ingredient to work with when cooking. It can be used to make a wide variety of food products, including dessert, but it’s not only for your sweet tooth.  Cooking with cannabis can help you create healthy and nutritious meals as well as add rich flavor to any dish.  Let’s start by breaking down the different types of cannabis you can use. There are four main types: flower, concentrates, extracts, and CBD oil.

Flower is dried in a process known as “trimming” in order to remove leaves and stems from the buds. The flowers then go through several rounds of drying before being ground up into powder form. Flower has been traditionally used for medicines or other uses that require high potency marijuana that includes THC levels around 15-20 percent.  Once it is in powder form, simply add it to your receipe.

Concentrates are made by extracting the compounds found in marijuana plants that have psychoactive properties like THC and CBD using solvents such as butane or hexane (also known as “cracking”). These extracts can include varying amounts of THC depending on their potency.  Concentrates can easily be added to any recipe, but be careful not to add too much too soon as it can be quite potent.  CBD Oil can be used with any meal.  It is the easiest way to incorporate cannabis into your daily meals.  Simply add a few drops to your food or drinks to get the desired effect of CBD.  

The different types of cannabis flowers and extracts you can use

There are many different types of cannabis flowers and extracts you can use when cooking with cannabis. Some of these ingredients include flower, extract, honey, butter, oils, and more.  The best place to start is by understanding the difference between flower and extract.  Flower is made from the parts of the marijuana plant that contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the chemical compound in marijuana that makes people feel “high.” Extracted cannabis products are made from the flowers themselves, but they don’t have any THC in them. Instead, they’re infused with other compounds, such as CBD (cannabidiol).  Once you understand what type of product you want to use for your recipe, it’s time to choose a strain. There are basically two types: indica-dominant strains and sativa-dominant strains.  If you want a combination of the two types of strains, there are hybrid strains available.  Indica-dominant strain is generally used for relaxation and relief from stress and anxiety while sativa-dominant strain is used for energy, creativity and euphoria.


Cannabis is one of the most versatile ingredients in the world. It can be used in both savory and sweet foods, and can be utilized to make butter, oil, tinctures, and even topicals.  Pick up your cannabis products at



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