If the only experience you have with edibles is ingesting an entire pot brownie (first mistake) at age 16 and truly, truly believing you were going to die, you’re not alone. Ahem.
But as you’ve gotten older, you’ve probably gotten wiser: You’ve either stayed away from pot-infused foods for good, or you’ve learned about portion control. If you’re in the former camp, yet still a little turned on by the idea of dipping your toes back in the weedy waters, this little fact may be of interest: Cooking your own edibles is incredibly easy.
“It’s fascinating to me because people think it’s really complicated and scary and hard,” Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook author Robyn Griggs Lawrence, said in an interview. “But it’s really easy: You combine a fat and your ground cannabis and there you have it.”
Edibles chefs may have special procedures they swear by — Lawrence said that many weed chefs want to attach a certain mystery to their art — but the basics are really quite simple.
What you’ll need
Not such a heavy lift, huh? Once you make your weed-infused oil, it’s possible to turn almost any recipe into a psychedelic dish. It’s as easy as making one simple swap: Say you want to make brownies from a boxed mix. Swap in an infused oil for the one the recipe calls for, and there you have it: You made edibles.