Are you a fan of edibles? What’s not to like, right? Among the many benefits to ingesting your cannabis:
- Discreet, no-odor consumption
- Sustained, long-lasting effects
- No smoke or vapor in your lungs
- Everyone loves tasty treats!
Then again, artisanal chocolates and other processed edibles can get pricey, and you don’t always know exactly what’s in the thing you’re eating. Who needs more emulsifiers, dyes or other chemical additives in their diet?
But what if you could make your own cannabis-infused edibles? In fresh, small batches…
- A) You would save a lot of money.
- B) You would know exactly what’s in your cannabis edibles.
- C) It’s actually fun to make your own gummies, brownies, cookies, candies and even topicals.
With complete control over the production process, you gain the flexibility to create exactly the edible you want. Dreaming of an indica-heavy gummy that will help you sleep? Incorporate your favorite strain into the recipe. Or if you prefer a CBD-heavy breakfast bagel, you can do that too. Or make sativa-based typical to rub into your muscles and joints — it’s up to you!
To make your own edibles, you need the right tools
So let’s take a look. First things first: Before it can release its psychoactive power, your favorite flower must be heated. This process is called decarboxylation. When you’re decarbing cannabis flower for edibles, you want to do it slowly, at a low temperature — rather than torching the bud as you do when smoking. This used to mean spreading your weed out on a cookie sheet and carefully baking it at about 240 degrees for a half hour or so, and hoping the neighbors don’t notice the smell wafting out of your kitchen.
Fortunately there are now easier, better ways to decarb — in fact, to conduct the whole process of making your own delicious, medicated edibles. With a small investment in the right tools, you’ll soon master the art of making your own delicious edibles for yourself, your family and friends.
My Weigh Vox 3000 Talking Scale
Let’s start with the need for precision: To get your dosing right, you need to know exactly what your measurements are, and this talking scale from My Weigh tells you just that (you can use it on non-verbal mode if you don’t like talking appliances.)
Take the guesswork out of your recipes, and you’ll soon be cranking out consistently perfect candies, baked goods and more.
Every well-stocked kitchen also includes function-specific glassware. For this we like Pyur. They make high-quality glass beakers like this one, so you can precisely measure and pour your ingredients. Pyur also makes great storage containers for your infused oil.
Other essentials include these ergonomically designed spatulas from MagicalButter to make sure you get every last drop of goodness from the bowl to the pan, and the silicon MagicalButter Love Glove will protect you while you’re handling hot delectables.
A device like the Levo Herbal Oil Infuser makes it slam-dunk simple to make your own cannabis-infused oil or butter, which you can then add to your favorite recipes for baked goods, candies and your other favorite foods.
With push-button controls for drying, activating and dispensing, the Levo eliminates the mess that used to be a part of the process, and frees you to unleash your creativity as your own edibles chef.
Another all-in-one option is the amazing MagicalButter Machine. It combines an immersion blender with a digital thermostat and heating unit, and allows you to make your own high-quality canna-butter, right at home. The MagicalButter Machine grinds, heats, stirs and steeps, automatically at the correct intervals and temperatures, so you get consistently perfect results.
As is the case with all edibles, remember to go low and slow as you discover the right dosage for you. Enjoy!