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How Cooking With Cannabis May Help With Depression

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How Cooking With Cannabis May Help With Depression

Depression is a serious issue that plagues many people, especially during COVID. In today’s blog, we will be exploring How Cooking With Cannabis May Help With Depression.

Depression can have an adverse effect on your day-to-day life, making it difficult to get out of bed in the morning and find enjoyment in anything.

One way to try to alleviate symptoms of depression is by cooking with cannabis!

Cannabis may help moods, stimulate appetite, and reduce anxiety which are all common side effects associated with depression.

Also in this blog post, we will be exploring various ways you can cook with cannabis for your own personal use or for others who may need some relief from their depressive symptoms.

Cooking methods range from traditional means like good old baking to using the air fryer!

How Do I Begin Cooking With Cannabis?

That’s an easy question! You’ll need a few kitchen utensils and tools, including using the right strains.

Some strains of cannabis that may help with depression are:

  1. Lamb’s Bread (Sativa)
    A potent and powerful Sativa with sticky, green buds, Lamb’s Bread is a known for helping those who suffer from depression, stress, or a combination of the two.
  2. Headband (hybrid)
    A mix of OG Kush and Sour Diesel, the Headband hybrid marijuana strain is potent.
  3. Northern Lights (Indica)
    Northern Lights is one of the most famous Indicas and it may help mood disorders.
  4. Cannatonic (hybrid)
    Cannatonic may help alleviate the painful and debilitating symptoms of many medical conditions, including depression.

Once you have chosen your strain, you’ll need to check your cupboard drawers or do a quick shop for some cannabis cooking essentials. Some of the items below are going to help you become a Master Cannabis Chef!

Cannabis Kitchen Items You’ll Need:

  • cheesecloth
  • pantyhose
  • silicone molds for butter and chocolates/candies
  • kitchen scale
  • grinder
  • instant-read thermometer
  • mesh strainers
  • parchment paper
  • silicone baking mats
  • Proper utensils for easy use and access

Some of the BEST recipes to have on hand to help anyone (even just a little bit) with depression:

Cannabutter

cannabis-butter
A recipe on how to make cannabis butter at home. After many cannabutter recipes, we find that this is by far the best way to infuse weed with butter.
4.64 from 22 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: (Cannabutter), Butter, Cannabis
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 1628kcal
THC: 700-1400mg
Author: Steph Van De Ven

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis 
  • 1 cup Butter

Instructions

  • Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 till 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  • Grind your dry cannabis or chop it till fine.
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add butter and (1 tsp of sunflower lecithin)(optional)
  • Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain your butter through a cheesecloth.
  • Cool down
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)

Video

Notes

If using a mason jar, be sure to start with cold water. Furthermore, it is imperative to let the water cool gradually so that your glass will not shatter.
The video guide might be slightly different than the blog recipe. The blog recipe is the most updated and accurate.

Nutrition

Calories: 1628kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 184g | Saturated Fat: 117g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 1621mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5673IU | Calcium: 54mg
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Cannabis Oil

Cannabis infused THC oil for weed edibles
How to make cannabis oil at home the right way.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cannabis, Guide, make, Oil, Step, Video
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 191kcal
THC: 700-1400mg
Author: Jacob Cildavul

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis
  • 1 Cup Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Decarb your herb by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C 45 minutes, and then let it cool down.
  • Grind your cannabis or chop it in chunks.
  • Place the cannabis buds in a strong mason jar, add olive oil and (1 tsp of sunflower lecithin)
  • Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • TIP: U can also add other herbs such as Thyme, rosemary etc for an extra flavor.
  • Strain through Cheesecloth.
  • Let it cool
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Oil to make edibles or to cook with the oil

Video

Notes

The video recipe is not as accurate as the blog recipe, which is most updated.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg
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Pot Brownies

Classic weed infused pot brownies Recipe
Who doesn’t love to bite into a chewy, gooey brownie? Brownies are one of the…
0 from 0 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Brownies, Classic, Pot
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Robin Briggi

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Canna-butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup all- purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Your choice of
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate, white chocolate, caramel

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and grease 8×8 inch pan.
  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan on stove top. Remove from heat.
  • Pour melted butter in a large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  • Sift dry ingredients together cocoa, salt, baking powder, and flour into the bowl with butter mixture. Mix batter well.
  • * Optional, Add chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter chips, walnuts or fudge to or on top of batter.
  • Pour batter into pan, spread evenly. Cook for 30 minutes or stick a toothpick into center to be sure it comes out clean.
  • Allow brownies to cool. Cut into 9 squares.
  • * Optional, Add chocolate, white chocolate, peanut butter chips, walnuts or fudge to or on on top of batter.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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Cannabis Gummies

Homemade cannabis gummy bears with weed buds
A simple recipe on how to make cannabis gummies at home. Recipe has been tested and works great.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Bears, Cannabis, Gummy, making, of, proper, the, Way
Calories: 3kcal
THC: 175 mg per batch
Author: Jacob Cildavul

Equipment

  • Gummy bear mold

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cannabis tincture
  • 1 cup strawberries or fruit of choice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey ⅓
  • 1/3 Ounce gelatin (Agar is also an option)

Instructions

  • Blend 1 cup of strawberries with the water till smooth.
  • Strain through a sieve into a pot.
  • On medium heat add the lemon juice and honey and take off the heat.
  • While off the heat but still hot, add your cannabis tincture and gelatin and stir well.
  • Divide the mixture in a gummy bear silicone matt, and refrigerate or blast-chill in freeze for at least an hour till gelatin is set.

Video

Notes

Store in the refrigerator for a week or more, but be warned if the munchies hit – the little gummies are hard to resist.
If the gummies don’t keep it’s shape well. Try adding more gelatin to the mix.

Nutrition

Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 6mg
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Navigating the world of Cannabis for your health and wellness can be challenging and exciting too!

Start here to learn more about CBD oil benefits.

Create your own at-home recipes using CBD infusions here.

Learning more about CBG oil benefits might also be a great start.

As always, wishing you the best in weed-wellness!

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