Get Cooking with Cannabis

When you think about consuming cannabis, it’s time to look beyond brownies.

Cannabis is actually a very diverse herb with a broad spectrum of aromas and flavours. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified so far, giving each strain its own unique characteristics. With so many options, it should come as no surprise that chefs are creating custom menus that highlight herbal products in their signature dishes.

But you don’t need to be a professional chef to start experimenting with cannabis in the kitchen.

Here are some tips to get you started.

· Choose a recipe that includes butter, olive oil or coconut oil. Cannabinoids are drawn to fats and oils which allows the THC and other compounds to become active.

· Select a strain that enhances the flavour of your meal but will also produces the desired outcome. If you want a high-energy barbeque, pick a Sativa. If you want a relaxing dinner for two, pick an Indica. Your local dispensary will be able to help guide you, but it always helps to do some research first.

· Go with high quality products to infuse with your herb of choice. The better the quality of food product, the better the infusion will be.

Whether you want to give your lungs a break or just want to start to dabble in edibles, get into the kitchen and start cooking!



  • Julie Lawrence is a journalist and communications specialist from Halifax, NS. She is a contributing editor for Hum@n Media - Canada's largest health and wellness media company.

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