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Top Mistakes to Avoid When Cooking with Cannabis 

After being treated as an illegal substance for a long time, cannabis is becoming a mainstream product. Most people are using it both for medical and recreational purposes. Even though the most common way to consume cannabis is through smoking, using it as a supplement on food is becoming common. 


As a new product, most people make mistakes when they cook using cannabis. They end up not experiencing the desired effects of the weed. Here are some of the common mistakes to avoid when cooking with cannabis. 

  • Failing to decarboxylate

One of the most common mistakes when cooking with weed is throwing the raw flower into the dish. This is the best way to miss the high feeling you are looking for. Raw buds do not contain the THC that comes with the euphoric high feeling. Instead, it has the THCa that has no impact. Instead, it will only taste bad. 


Decarboxylate to get the most out of the weed on food. Grind the weed then let it warm on a preheated oven to roast for around 45 minutes depending on the strain. 

  • Uneven distribution of potency

Imagine at that point you have made the perfect cannabutter for your meal. However, when you take it you don’t realize any effects. You give it to another person, still no effects. However, a section of your team is all high having a good time. Don’t blame foul play. You have just made an unevenly distributed potent batch of food. The first explanation is that you did not stir well.


If you aspire to make the real deal, find a cannabutter maker to help you infuse the ingredients. Look for the top cannabutter machines reviewed at Hail Mary Jane to find the one that works best for your needs. 

  • Over grinding the cannabis into powder

The other mistake you commit when cooking with cannabis is to grind it too fine. Given the need for grinding during decarboxylation, some people opt to grind the edible too much. The result is a grassy and bitter taste in your meal.


For the ideal taste, do not grind the cannabis into powder. Avoid using food processors or coffee grinders to grind the edible. Instead, once decarboxylated, use a manual grinder for coarse grinding. 

  • Adding too little or too much weed

Understanding the perfect dosage is essential when cooking with weed. Too little or too much weed will ruin your meal. When you put too little weed, you will struggle to achieve the effects. In most cases, you won’t feel any effect, given there’s only so much food you can eat. 


Too much weed on the food affects the taste. It also comes with negative effects like laziness and becoming paranoid. Given the different potency for the various weeds, you need to taste before determining the right amount. Smoke or vape a little bit of the weed to determine its potency. 


In Conclusion 

Making food using weed is an enjoyable way to consume cannabis. It however takes time to perfect the cooking skills when using weed. Avoid the above mistakes to help you get the most from weed in your meals. 

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