An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Cooking With Cannabis

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If you are new to cooking with cannabis, don’t worry, you are in the right place. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about cooking with weed. It will cover the basics, such as what marijuana strains are best for cooking, how to decarboxylate your cannabis, and how much THC to use.

By following these simple steps, you will be able to create delicious and potent cannabis-infused dishes that will leave your taste buds satisfied.

Research cannabis recipes

One of the primary things you will need to do before you start cooking with cannabis is to research some recipes. There are many different recipes out there that use weed as an ingredient, so it’s important to find one that sounds appealing to you.

Take the time to explore online sources, where you may come across sites dedicated to various easy-to-follow cannabis recipes. Make sure to visit here and check out these sites for you to have a good insight into what recipes are available. Rest assured that you will be able to find all sorts of recipes online, or in cookbooks specifically devoted to cannabis cuisine.

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Choose your strain

The next step is to choose the right weed strain for your needs. Different cannabis strains can provide different flavors and effects, so it’s important to pick one that will complement the dish you’re making. For example, if you’re looking to make a sweet dessert, then you might want to use a strain that has sweet undertones.

Some of these strains include Cherry Pie, Girl Scout Cookies, and OG Kush. All of these are perfect for edibles such as brownies or cookies.

On the other hand, if you’re looking to make a savory dish, then you might want to use a strain with earthy flavors. Some of these strains include Blue Dream, Granddaddy Purple, and Sour Diesel. These are the ones perfect for dishes such as cannabis-infused pasta or chicken.

Still, if you’re looking for a stronger effect, then you might want to use a more potent strain such as Jack Herer or Pineapple Express. You can experiment with these strains in cooking recipes such as cannabis-infused butter or oil. Once you’ve decided on the perfect strain, it’s time to move on to the next step.

Decarboxylate your cannabis

After you’ve chosen your strain, the next step is to decarboxylate your cannabis. This process will activate the THC in the marijuana, so it’s important to do this before using it in any recipes. The easiest way to decarboxylate your cannabis is to bake it in the oven.

Preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit and spread your weed on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Once it’s done, remove it from the oven and let it cool before grinding it into a powder.

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Measure your THC

Now that you’ve prepped your cannabis, it’s time to measure the THC. This is an important step, as you don’t want to use too much or too little in your recipes. The general rule of thumb is to use ¼ teaspoon of THC for every ounce of food.

However, this can vary depending on your desired effect. If you want a stronger effect, then you can use up to ½ teaspoon. On the other hand, if you want a weaker effect, then you can use as little as ⅛ teaspoon. Start with this amount and adjust as needed.

Add cannabis to your recipe

Now that you’ve measured the THC and prepped your cannabis, it’s time to add it to your recipe. This is a simple process, just follow the instructions for the recipe you’re using. Many recipes will call for cannabis-infused butter or oil. If this is the case, then simply melt the butter or oil and stir in the ground cannabis until it’s fully mixed in. Once it’s added, you can cook the recipe as instructed.


Once your dish is finished, it’s time to enjoy it. Serve it up and enjoy the delicious flavors and effects of cannabis cuisine. Be sure to take your time and savor every bite. You might just find that you love cooking with weed. Just keep in mind that it’s important to start slow when cooking with cannabis. It can take a little while to figure out the right dosage and recipe for you. But once you do, you’ll be able to create some amazing dishes that everyone will love.

● Cannabis-infused brownies

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One of the most common recipes that people like to make is cannabis-infused brownies. This is a simple recipe that only requires a few ingredients and can be easily made in any kitchen.


  • ¼ cup cannabutter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

¾ cup all-purpose flour

½ cup chocolate chips (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line an eight-inch square baking pan with parchment paper and set it aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cannabutter, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips (if using) until everything is evenly mixed. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let it cool completely before cutting into squares and enjoy.

● Cannabis-infused pasta

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Another popular cannabis-infused dish is pasta. This recipe is a bit more complicated than the brownies, but it’s still easy to make and well worth the effort.


  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ pound pasta
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup cannabis-infused butter


In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for about five minutes or until it’s softened. Pour in the white wine and bring to a simmer. Add the salt and pasta and cook until the pasta is al dente. Drain any excess liquid and return the pasta to the pot. Add the black pepper, cannabis-infused butter, and Parmesan cheese (if using) and stir until everything is evenly mixed. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Now that you know the basics of cooking with cannabis, it’s time to get started. Try out one of the recipes you find on various cookbooks or online sources, or explore some of your own. Be sure to have fun and experiment with different strains and ingredients. The possibilities are endless.

Written by Ana Weaver