Instead of paying your cousin, or a friend’s friend for some low-grade nasty tasting edibles, you’ve decided to make your own. First, congratulations! You are moving up in the cannabis world. Second, good luck! If you have ever tried to make edibles, here are five things that you’ll definitely understand.
1. You’ve added straight bud to the mixture
You thought making edibles would be easy, didn’t you? It’s not as simple as whipping together your favorite brownie recipe or boxed confetti cake and dumping in some flower. The funny thing is, you probably didn’t realize this until you took a bite, spat it all over the kitchen, and had to use a toothpick to get bud out of your teeth.
2. Cannabutter smells up the whole house
While the process of making cannabis-infused butter is not all that challenging, it sure does smell. When heated, cannabinoids, especially THC, stink up the kitchen. Open a window, turn on the kitchen fan, and light a candle before your family gets home!
3. An overly complex recipe ruined everything
When you’re making edibles the first few times, do not get crazy. Turning your grandma’s rum cake into a weed rum cake is a bad idea. Stick to simple recipes. If you’ve made edibles before, you’ve probably put in some weird flavoring or spice, masking the weed flavor, and you want to puke. Don’t do that. It’s a waste of food and perfectly good flower.
4. You taste the batter 10 times and accidentally get stoned
First you stuck you finger in the butter. Then you licked the spoon after mixing it all together. Lastly, while waiting for the oven to warm up (because let’s be honest, you forgot to turn it on), you took another spoon-full. 20-some minutes later, your creation is about to come out of the oven, and you’re stoned. You whole body feels like it’s floating – and it’s all your fault. Is it 10am and you need to go to work in an hour? Too bad, sucker!
5. Guessing the strenth of your edibles
If you live in a medical or recreational state, you can make a fairly good guess regarding the milligrams of THC in your edibles. If not, you have no idea how strong they are. You’ve guessed, and failed miserably, having eaten a single brownie and thinking you’d be a functional human. When making edibles at home, you’ve learned to start slow.
If you’ve tried to make edibles at home, you are very familiar with these five things. If you’re not, you are some kind of pro and should be spreading your wisdom. If you’re an ordinary person like most of us, the chances that you’ll make these rookie mistakes are high. It’s okay though, because after some trial and error, you’ll get it right.