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How to Make Edibles

Making edibles with cannabis is separated into two main phases. Phase one is heating the cannabis extract or plant matter to activate the THC and cannabinoids. Heating the cannabis concentrate or plant matter will activate the cannabinoids to amplify the psychoactive effects. If you joined us for our piece on THCA, you’ll recognize this phase as decarboxylation, which is the process of converting non-psychoactive THCA to the THC we all know and love. Phase two involves utilizing the infused oil or cannabutter (cannabis infused butter) to make a wide variety of different pastries, candies, and confections. Edibles are no longer limited to just brownies, because cannabis extracts allow us to infuse much higher levels of THC into edibles like THC gummies and hard candies that are a fraction of the size of a traditional “pot brownie.” Just 10 years ago most cannabis consumers were lucky to be able to source a brownie from a local connection. Nowadays, a whole bevy of cannabis edibles from cannabis gummies to infused drinks exist in the regulated adult use market and unregulated traditional cannabis market.

How to Make Cannabutter in Just Five Steps!

Why is it necessary to heat the THCA into THC?

 Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is the precursor to THC, found naturally in all cannabis plant varieties. THCA itself is non-psychoactive and must be heated to convert into THC to become psychoactive. The need for this conversion process explains why consuming raw cannabis does not produce the high that most people desire. Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary compound in cannabis responsible for its psychoactive effects. THC works together with terpenes, other cannabinoids, and various naturally occurring compounds to produce these effects. When cannabis is smoked, users apply heat through lighters, vaporizers, or other sources, converting THCA into THC. This transformation process, known as decarboxylation, is essential in all methods of cannabis consumption to activate the psychoactive properties.

How to Make THC Cookies in Just 3 Steps!

Total Cook Time: 22 minutes
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Bake Time: 16-18 minutes

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Cannabutter, Infused Margarine, or Spread* (Softened but not Melted)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Bag of Betty Crocker Cookie Mix (choose between peanut butter, snickerdoodle, or chocolate chip cookies)

*Make sure the spread contains at least 60% vegetable oil. To soften butter straight from the refrigerator, microwave on High for approximately 10-15 seconds.

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