Award-winning cannabis cookbook author dishes on her favourite edibles for a cozy night in.

How can weed be used to cook food?

Infused edibles and beverages are a smoke-free alternative to consuming pot. I find the effects are stronger and last longer than smoking cannabis, so it’s win-win situation!

Weed butter and weed-alcohol tinctures can be made using an infusion machine, like The Magical Butter. Just put your ingredients inside The Magical Butter, choose the setting, and let it do the work. It’s really the easiest way to infuse. Within 120 minutes you’ll end up with cannabis butter or a tincture. You can also use a more conventional method using decarboxylated weed buds (laying ground cannabis on a tray and putting it in the oven at 400 degree F/200 degrees C for 10-15 minutes; this will activate the THC inside the plant matter), and set aside weed stems to make tea.

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