Making your own edibles is way more fun than buying it, and you can adjust your end product to your own liking. However, it can take patience and know-how. At Cannadish, we love to teach our audience new cooking tips and recipes. Whether you’re interested in making cannabis gummy bears, an infused lasagna, or a bulletproof cannabis coffee we are here for it!
Let us explain a few key factors that influence your high.
There are a strategies to help determine how your high will hit. Your tolerance is a very important indicator. There are many stories of people dosing their cannabis edibles and experiencing an uncomfortable high. Unfortunately, this can prevent a person from wanting to try a weed edible ever again. Even if you are a long time smoker we suggest to start with a lower cannabis edible dose. Weed edibles effect the human body in a very different way than smoking marijuana. Adjusting an edible to contain more cannabis is much easier than getting out of an uncomfortable high.
Next to tolerance is your metabolism, weight, and food intake can effect your cannabis edible experience. These are unique factors and depend entirely on the singular person. This is why creating your own cannabis edibles is a great idea.
Your choice in strain also will result in different types of highs.
Firstly, let’s choose if you want to go for a sativa or indica strain. Most users find sativa buds to be uplifting and inspiring. Contrastingly, indica strains are relaxing and sedating.
Asking for advice at your local dispensary is always a good idea before getting out the mixing bowl and measuring cup. Tell them the specifics you’re seeking. Strains that will mellow you out for 8 hours or strains that that’ll help get you through a tough project are very different.
Choosing the right strain is also important as this influences the flavor and aroma of your finished product. Some strains have a citrus aroma, while others, like Gorilla Glue, are known for coffee and chocolate aromas. Side note, Gorilla Glue is great for a coffee or chocolate infused recipe.
There are so many strains, and it can be a lot of fun finding out what strain suits which cannabis dish.
Here are a couple strains worthy of inviting into your kitchen:
An indica-dominant cross of Blue Diamond and Zkittlez. This odoriferous flower offers a terpene profile of tart citrus, sweet earth, and wildflowers. The physical effects of this strain are mellow and moderately sedating. It ignites appetite, while weighing on the limbs. Its strong physical effects and uplifting mental high make it a perfect end-of-the-day strain. It is also a nice match for folks contending with stress, restlessness, and pain. The taste and smell is reminiscent of berries and candy. This makes this strain perfect for infusing candies. Or, how about making your own cannabis infused Skittles?
The child of Orange Bud and OG Kush. It eases the body into relaxation while lifting moods. This strain is resistant to most pests and mold. It has long, dense buds with many orange hairs and trichome crystals. The strain has a sweet and tangy citrus flavor perfect for a cannabis infused Drink.
One of the most well-known strains, Acapulco Gold has been likened to dinner at a five-star restaurant. The strain comes from the areas in and around Acapulco, Mexico. Its orange hairs resemble a gold nugget, with gold, green, and brown colors of resin collecting on the buds. An aroma of burnt toffee lingers when the bud is broken up. Making this strain perfect for chocolate, cake and cookie dishes.
Trainwreck begins its speedy hurtle through the mind with a surge of euphoria, awakening creativity and happiness. Migraines, pain, and arthritis are rumoured to be mowed down by Trainwreck’s high THC content. Many patients also use it for potential relief of anxiety ADD/ADHD and PTSD.
Super Lemon Haze;
Zesty and citrusy, this strain is conducive to energy and vivacity. It’s a good strain for anyone truly looking to kick back and have fun. If you’re in the mood for a quiet night in, it might offer a little too much get-up-and-go. But, if you’re ready to rock and roll, try some Super Lemon Haze in your lemon meringue.
Are there any particular strains you think will suit a cannabis dish? Let us know in the comments.