Q: Hey Dr. Mike, I’m having a BBQ, how can I infuse my food?
A: You can add some infused cannabutter or cannaoil into BBQ sauce or buffalo sauce to create medicated meat. You can also brush some infused cannabutter on your buns for infused burgers and dogs.
Q: How do I get infused cannabutter or cannaoil?
A: You can buy it at your local dispensary. Companies like Clarified Confections out of Oakland is an example of one company making infused clarified butter for patients to use in recipes.
Q: What if I want to make infused cannabutter?
A: Here is a simple recipe for infused butter.
Recipe: Add to a crockpot: 1 oz. of ground cannabis flower, 1 cup of water and 4 sticks of butter. Simmer on low (temperature between 200 and 220 F) for 12-24 hours, stirring every couple hours. Strain out cannabis using a cheesecloth, I recommend allowing the crock pot to cool just enough so that you don’t get burned but make sure the butter doesn’t harden up. Once filtered, let the infused cannabis butter and water cool until a layer of butter hardens on the top. Remove the infused cannabutter layer and place in the fridge. The strength of your cannabutter will vary depending on the type of cannabis used, the temperature of the crock pot, and how long it is allowed to simmer.
Q: I’m going camping, what are some infused snacks I can bring?
A: Try making cannabis s’mores! Get some infused chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Toast those mallows to perfection, sandwich it with chocolate and graham crackers…enjoy.
Q: I’m having a party, how can I make cannabis cocktails?
A: Proceed with caution, it is always dicey mixing cannabis and alcohol. I’ve known far too many people that have gotten the spins from this combo. However, alcohol is one of the best solvents for cannabinoids. Recipe: 750 ml bottle of high proof (151+) alcohol, placed in freezer overnight. 1/8th ground cannabis flower, evenly placed on baking sheet, baked at 240° F for 1 hour for decarbing. Place decarbed cannabis in 1 liter mason jar, add the bottle of chilled alcohol, put lid on and shake for 3-5 minutes. Remove lid, filter out cannabis by putting cheese cloth over the mouth of the mason jar and strain back into liquor bottle using funnel. The resulting alcohol will be between 10 and 30 mg of THC per 1 oz of alcohol, depending on the cannabis and alcohol used. Use to make cocktails, drink responsibly!
Q: What is the easiest edible I can make for a shindig?
A: Firecrackers! Take a bowls worth of ground cannabis flower, mix evenly into a tablespoon of peanut butter, and then place on a Ritz cracker. Then bake at 300° F for 10 minutes or until peanut butter begins to crisp.
Dr. Michael Heller, mjwooly.com
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