Cannabis Edibles Cooking and Dosing
Edibles have been on trend since phase 2 legalization came into play last October. Many consumers and medical patients are excited to have another option to consume cannabis without having to smoke it-- especially since they’ll come in all sorts of delicious treats and beverages. For those of us living in Ontario, you can expect to see edibles at your local dispensaries sometime after January 2020.
With the legalization of edibles, we need to ensure that those who wish to make edibles (personal or commercial) have the correct education in doing so. Proper knowledge in baking with cannabis will help to keep the industry and it’s consumers safe.
When making edibles, one must consider the importance of proper dosing. As many of us have experienced, incorrect dosing can lead to some unpleasant feelings known as “greening out.” Greening out is a feeling of nausea or distress from consuming too much cannabis. Along with proper dosage, you may also want to consider what type of strain you’re looking to use. Each strain will come with its unique flavour profile, so you’ll need t to consider how this may affect the taste of the final product.
The cooking of edibles can be done with cannabis flower or extracts. Cannabis flower needs to be heated before it can be used in order to change the original THCA molecule into the psychoactive THC molecule. Premade oils can be added into any recipe that calls for oil. If you’re new to cannabis, it’s best to start with low amounts of THC AND CBD and gradually increase as needed.
When cooking at home, you must be aware that whatever delicious goodies you create-- they are just for you. You are not able to legally share any homemade edibles.
You must also never allow access to those under 19.
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