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A Beginner’s Guide To Cooking With Cannabis In 2023

A Beginner’s Guide To Cooking With Cannabis In 2023

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Cannabis is one of the most beautiful substances on this planet. So many people – including the Hindu mythological god Shiva, the Destroyer – used cannabis regularly. Cannabis is commonly known as weed, pot, or ganja in the west and is smoked by youngsters to get stoned – feel a great sensation of high and euphoria. 

While most users smoke weed, many people have found out that you can creatively use cannabis for cooking food. Therefore, this article is dedicated to stoners who want to try their hand at cooking with cannabis and see what tasty and high-inducing dishes they can come up with. 

How To Cook With Cannabis?

How To Cook With Cannabis

Cooking with cannabis can sound like an excellent idea to many stoners. However, while smoking some kush can make you creative, wasting that creativity on useless activities is pointless. Therefore, get high, and start cooking some pot.

But how do you do that?

Baking with cannabis is one of the most popular and common ways to cook pot. Harem, cannabis is used to create some sweet, chocolatey cakes that melt in your mouth when. However, the real fun begins after it melts in your mouth and goes inside your stomach. 

While smoking cannabis makes you high faster, eating cooked cannabis gives you a milder high after a long time. It also makes you stay high and creative for a more extended period, helping you enjoy the positive vibes.

To make any dish using cannabis, you first need to make cannabutter and canna olive oil. This butter with all the CBD and THC in it gets used in cooking dishes that make you high. 

Popular Cannabis Recipes

If you want to know what to make with Cannabutter, you have these eight great recipes that you can learn to start cooking with cannabis!

1. Canna Butter/Olive Oil

Canna Butter

If you want to learn cooking with cannabis, then Cannabutter is the first thing you should learn to make. You need to know how to make Cannabutter because this gets used in every other dish made with cannabis. Therefore learning this is crucial if you want to become a canna-cook (pun intended). 

To make Cannabutter, you will need:

  • Cannabis Bud
  • Butter/ Olive Oil

2. Canna Tea

Canna Tea

Canna tea is another easy beverage that you can make any time with cannabis. Also, Canna tea is healthy because it gives you all the health benefits of drinking tea, along with the heightened sense of euphoria that you get from consuming weed. If you want to learn to cook with cannabis leaves, then you need these items:

  • Cannabutter/ Cannabis Olive Oil
  • Water
  • Tea Leaves
  • Sugar (optional)

It’s highly beneficial you learn how to make this because it is a great drink that you can have after a tiring day at work. It helps you get high in the most gentle way possible. So relax, open Netflix, make some canna tea and enjoy the next few hours lost in transition. 

3. Canna Pasta

Canna Pasta

A fan favorite amongst stoners, canna pasta is difficult to make. All the recipes starting from this are not easy to make. Therefore, having basic culinary skills is required. Canna pasta is vividly tasty, and it also gets you high – the perfect combination. To make this, you need:

  • Cannabutter (1 tablespoon)
  • Virgin Olive Oil (½ cup)
  • Mint Leaves (¾ cup)
  • Parsley Leaves (½ Cup)
  • Snipped Chives (¼ Cup)
  • Poblano Chiles (2)
  • Cubano Pepper (1)
  • Shishito Peppers (2 ounces)
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Pepper
  • Shallots (3)
  • Garlic Cloves (4)
  • Drained Capers (2 tablespoons)
  • Mustard seeds (2 teaspoons)
  • White Wine (1 cup)
  • Clam Juice (2 cups)
  • Clams (3 and a ½ dozen)
  • Pasta (12 ounces)
  • Unsalted butter (3 tablespoons)
  • Lime Juice (2 tablespoons)

4. Canna-Infused Citrus Caramel Blondies

Canna-Infused Citrus Caramel Blondies

If you have a sweet tooth just like me, then you must need canna-infused sweets to satiate your sweet tooth. These super-sweet blondies go well with getting high and cooking with cannabis, because who does not like getting high in the sweetest way possible?

To make this blondie, you need:

  • Cannabutter (4 tablespoons)
  • Orange Zest (½ tablespoon)
  • Eggs (2)
  • Baking Powder (½ teaspoon)
  • Flour (1 cup)
  • Kosher Salt (1 teaspoon)
  • Sugar (¼ granulated)
  • Heavy Cream (3 tabelspoons)
  • Unsalted butter (4 tablespoons)
  • Sugar (1 cup)

5. Canna-Infused Olive Oil Citrus Cake

Canna-Infused Olive Oil Citrus Cake

If you are looking for a great weed cake idea, then this is it. An olive oil citrus cake might not sound appetizing, but you will want more of it after eating it. This dessert has the same texture as a cornmeal cake and is sweet. 

To make this cake, you need:

  • Canna Olive Oil (¼ Cup)
  • Flour (¼ cup)
  • Baking Powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Kosher Salt (¾ teaspoons)
  • Sugar (1 cup)
  • Virgin Olive Oil (½ cup)
  • Milk (¼ Cup)
  • Lemon Zest (1 tablespoon)
  • Orange Zest (2 tablespoons)
  • Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon)
  • Eggs (3)
  • Sugar (1 cup)

6. Canna-Infused Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Canna-Infused Chocolate Pretzel Cookies

Many stoners often consider cooking with cannabis to make cookies their favorite food after getting stoned. If you are one of these people, then you will be super thrilled to know that you can eat cookies while getting stoned too. Using chocolates and pretzels alongside canna oil, you can make this by:

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  • Canna Infused Olive Oil (¼ Cup)
  • Flour (2 cups)
  • Baking Powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Kosher Salt (1 and ¼ cup)
  • Sugar (2 cups)
  • Cocoa Powder (1 cup)
  • Virgin Olive Oil (2 tablespoons)
  • Eggs ((4)
  • Vanilla Extract (2 teaspoons)
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzels (2 and 1/2 ounces)

7. Canna-Infused Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies

Canna-Infused Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies

Now the time has come, got you to make the good old weed brownies. While you need no introduction about this food, you will need:

  • Cannabutter (2 tablespoons)
  • Sugar (1 and ¼ cup)
  • Water (3 tablespoons)
  • Heavy Cream (¾ cup)
  • Butter (4 tablespoons)
  • Salt (1 and ½ teaspoons)
  • Chocolate Flakes (10 ounces)
  • Vanilla Extract (2 teaspoons)
  • Kosher Salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Eggs (3)
  • Flour (1 cup)

8. Canna-Infused Brioche French Toast

Canna-Infused Brioche French Toast

Herb cooking with cannabis can seems like an excellent idea for many. While it certainly is, cooking with cannabis wax can be pretty fun too. To make french toasts with cannabis, all you need for your Sunday morning breakfast are:

  • Cannabutter (1 tablespoon)
  • Strawberry Jam (¼ Cup)
  • Brioche (4)
  • Eggs (3)
  • Heavy Cream (¼ cup)
  • Sugar (2 teaspoons)
  • Butter (4 tablespoons)
  • Lemon (1 ½ slice)

Best Strains For Cooking

I think that you are now up to speed about how to actually cook with cannabis, but does it mean that any bud can be transformed into edibles? Well, technically speaking, it is a yes. But you are not here for indecisive answers. Am I right? So, in this section, we will look at some of the best strains or personal favorite strains that are perfect for cooking with cannabis. 

Purple Queen

The first up is the iconic Purple Queen. This strain is from the Kush family of strains. This gorgeous strain is mostly an Indica-dominant strain. The beauty harbors around 22% THC content. Hence, it is perfect for a buzzing effect. However, since it is a mostly Indica-dominant strain, it has a severe knocking effect that you need to look out for. Making brownies out of this strain is a good idea to proceed.  

Lemon Shining Silver Haze

With a strong citrus flavor and a skunky undertone, this is a perfect candidate for making cupcakes, tarts, etc. But one downside of the strain is that it is a volatile strain. Some of its dominant terpenes would get lost in the process of baking. Still, the flavors and rich aroma of the strain are something that the strain is known to retain under most conditions. Furthermore, this strain is a sativa-dominant strain with 21% THC. Hence, if you are planning an edible brunch, this seems like a good candidate. 

White Widow

Arguably, one of the most iconic strains out there. The White Widow is a strain that has been a fan favorite since its inception during the ‘90s. According to users, this strain can propel you through the galaxy at supersonic speed. In other words, you will be very high after consuming this strain. A perfect sativa-indica hybrid with a 50-50 ratio. Therefore, this is a strain that will knock you above the stars and then drag you down to the couch. So, if you are home alone and thinking of making some edibles and an ‘only me’ party. Well, this is the strain for you.


Cooking with cannabis is a fun way to spend your weekend. All you need are some great friends, cannabis, cooking ingredients for the recipe, and then the motivation to cook. So what are you waiting for? Select one of the seven recipes mentioned above and start cooking with cannabis now to get the tastiest and sweetest high possible!

If you want to read other articles about cannabis, share this with your stoner friends and read our other lit articles!

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