This article was originally published on The Cannigma, and appears here with permission.
Yield: 24 brownies
Cook time: 4 hours, including decarboxylation and making cannabutter
Chances are, the first time you ever ate an edible it was a weed brownie. In fact, when you hear the words “edibles” or “cook your weed,” there’s a good chance pot brownies come to mind. There is simply no cannabis edible more iconic than the simple, reliable pot brownie — no matter how popular THC gummies, mints, or chocolates get.
It makes sense really. Pot brownies are a cinch to make and the rich chocolate flavor does a good job masking any hint of cannabis. And since it’s a baked dessert, it goes great with a cannabis infused fat like cannabutter. Also, a pan of brownies is perfect for sharing and parceling out the doses as you see fit.
Why make edibles when you can just smoke weed?
You already have some cannabis and you may be thinking to yourself, you could smoke a joint by the time it takes you to read this article, why bother baking brownies? That’s fair, and each type of cannabis high has its time and place, but there are good reasons people take the time and effort needed to make edibles.
Mainly, edibles produce a totally different high than smoking cannabis. Edibles are for when you want a fully-immersive experience for the next few (or several) hours. They take about an hour to an hour and a half to kick in, and they produce a strong body high and euphoric feeling that can come on in giggly, couch-locking waves. They might not be an everyday sort of high, but edibles are definitely special.
In addition to the high, they also don’t require smoking, can be taken discreetly, and are a great option for people who don’t want to mess with joints or bongs, and the like.
Be careful not to make this edibles mistake
One thing to keep in mind with edibles is that you need to take your time. They can easily take up to an hour and a half or more to kick in, and the less-experienced take this is a …