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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking Cannabis Edibles

Cannabis edibles are a delicious way to enjoy cannabis. You might have tried smoking or vaping this bud, but cooking cannabis edibles is always the best way to go. Regardless of if you are an expert cannabis edibles cook or a newbie who wants to know what all the hype is about, it is relevant to learn what works and what doesn’t.  Here are the 5 most common mistakes to avoid when cooking potent marijuana edibles. 

1. Cooking with raw cannabis

Some people assume they can just throw in the raw flower and bake or fry the edibles. Raw cannabis lacks the ‘buzz’ you are aiming for, and by this, we mean the activated THC. Besides lacking activated THC, raw cannabis tastes horrible and prevents the cannabinoids from binding to lipids. Translation- you won’t feel a thing and that is a painful waste of weed. 

To avoid this, you must decarboxylate cannabis. Grind up the flower and place in the oven for decarboxylation to occur.

2. Not adding water when infusing oil or cannabutter

While some cannabis cooks may say this is not a mistake, it can be described as a principle. Adding water to the mix helps the infusion to take place at a low temperature. It also prevents burning or a burnt toast taste. The water washes away the strong green color and herbal flavor. Hence, adding a little water is helpful to get potent tasty cannabis edibles. 

3. Grinding the flower too fine

It is almost habit or instinct to grind the flower to a fine powder but the downside of this is losing the kick in the weed. Do not grind the flower too fine. Protect the integrity of the trichomes because they are outside the flower and not inside it.

4. Not stirring to get an even distribution of potency

Have you ever made a batch of cannabis edibles only to find out that the slice eaten by your friend gets him stoned while you are just looking on, sober? The problem here is uneven distribution. Next time you are mixing the cannabis in, be sure to stir like your life depends on it.

5. Using too much cannabis

An overdose is not fun. Cannabis works differently in edibles because of the cooking processes. Use only a suitable amount while cooking. If you need more high, eat more pieces but don’t overdo it.

Be sure to navigate the site for more information on cannabis-infused food. 

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