It’s that 2:30 in the afternoon feeling again; after a blunt, two bowls, three joints, and a bit of parmesan from your pasta primavera, you’re ready for something a little different. Now comes the time to roll your culinary creativity and extra cannabis into a fatty that will last a lifetime. Now we are cooking with cannabis.
The most popular way to get high from eating marijuana is a pop culture classic, the special brownie. Easy to bake, the special brownie can be found in any dispensary, medical or recreational, or can be made at home with minimal prep. The oil has to be infused with marijuana before mixing with batter. Here is my recipe that was passed down by my budsmokin’ granny, whispered through her rasta dreadlocks and kush smoke:
Some parts oil/fat
Some parts fine ground marijuana
One part simmer in pot
Another part strain with metal colander
But what granny didn’t know is that you can use that cannabis oil, that otherwise would go in a batch of brownies, in your everyday life. Wake up to a hearty breakfast of green eggs and ham, then race against the clock as you try to get to work before it kicks in. Or a nice cannabi-stirfry. You may be saying, “Wow, what a great idea. It would be nice to have a 12 oz bottle of extra not virgin olive oil, adulterated by 15 doses of potent THC, lying around.” And you would be right. Unfortunately the sale of brand name cannabis butter or oil seems virtually nonexistent and any online research into the subject only yielded countless homemade recipes, most of which vary wildly, producing an inconsistent or burned product.
If cooking oil is not on the shelves you could take matters into your own hands and eschew all of the word of mouth recipes. Grab yourself a Mota Pot, the all in one marijuana butter cooking system that infuses your butter and can dispense and strain at the same time. Advertised as providing the “user convenient home cooked product every time” in just ten minutes, the Mota Pot can take all the guesswork out of edibles. Recipes are included on the website with premade baking mixes available for purchase. This product is a must for any frequent eater of edibles. It’s a quality of life thing. Like shoes that light up; it’s just better this way.
A survey polled anonymously by me over the internet of more than 1400 people found that 40% or 571 people would buy cannabis cooking oil and keep it on their shelves, 22% would buy it on occasion for a holiday, and 38% would not buy any THC infused oils. The demand is there for easier marijuana meals at home with those you love.
Consumer cannabis cooking oil seems to account for little of the legal marijuana market, a puzzling fact considering the popularity of cooking and cannabis. Perhaps it is just not economically viable or maybe the entrepreneur just hasn’t shown up yet. So let this be an echoing call to dispensary owners and makers of edible cannabis around the country. We want to cook a meal at home, sit back with a huge foodbaby, and fall asleep watching 3 hour long vine compilations on youtube.
If you would like to voice your own opinion on the matter vote at the link: http://strawpoll.me/7190803