This weekend is Thanksgiving for our Canadian friends and that means we’ll be whipping up plenty of cannabis infused dishes to share with our loved ones. Dishes like cannabis infused mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, hot apple cider and delicious stuffing. All of our favorite cannabis infused Thanksgiving recipes can be found HERE.
There are a number of different ways to infuse your delicious dishes with cannabis and it comes down to personal preference and your comfort level in the kitchen. Keep reading to find out what three methods we recommend to infuse your Thanksgiving dinner with cannabis and how to choose the right method for you!
Cannabutter, aka cannabis infused butter, is a simple method of infusing regular butter with a cannabis strain of your choosing. The first step to making cannabutter is to “decarb” the flower. Cannabis doesn’t actually produce THC; it produces an acidic cannabinoid known as THCA which needs to be activated through heat before producing THC. This is a crucial first step; without you, your finished product will have little to no effect on you.
You can find our recipe for Cannabutter HERE.
Similar to cannabutter, cannabis infused oil is a simple marriage of cannabis and your desired oil. Coconut and canola oil are two of the most common oils used, as they are incredibly versatile. Also like cannabutter, you must decarb your cannabis flower before creating the infused oil. You can activate the cannabis in the oven, as described in our recipe link below, or by sous vide, as explained by Leafly.
You can find our recipe for Cannabis Infused Cooking Oil HERE.
Arguably the easiest way to infuse a recipe with cannabis is by using a tincture. Tinctures provide you a consistent, reliable dose and are a great way for you to get comfortable cooking with cannabis.
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The way you infuse your Thanksgiving dinner will depend on a number of different factors. Consider the following when making your decision.
If you plan on entertaining guests this Thanksgiving weekend, make sure you brush up on the best ways to safely enjoy a cannabis infused Thanksgiving dinner. You want to make everyone enjoys the meal safely within their limit!
Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!