Not Just Pot Brownies
It used to be that the only edibles you’d get your hands on were the batch your friend made in college. You know, the ones that still had chunks of stem and seeds in it. They tasted pretty bad, but the chocolate made it bearable.
Fortunately, as Cannabis has made it’s way out of the shadows and into Middle America, more and more people are “coming out of the closet”, and speaking openly about their use. The taboo is fading. This allows brilliant Cannaseurs to share their ideas and creations with the rest of us.
One of the best areas of improvement has been in the realm of edibles.
Sales have been steadily rising for edibles and infused beverages at dispensaries. Some even offer their own Cannabutter. If you don’t know, Cannabutter is, butter infused with THC. Any fat will absorb and hold THC, so some use Cannabis/vegetable oil alternatives, such as Canna-oil made with coconut oil.
Look up just about any recipe. Does it list butter or oil as an ingredient? Good news, you can put weed in that. Cannabutter and cannaoil have huge advantages over using dried flower or concentrates.
- No Plant material in your food
- Less Weed Taste means you taste your food
- More controlled dosage limits side-effects
- None–use cannabutter or cannaoil
Because most recipes require a ‘fat’, such as butter or oil, there’s no shortage of dishes you can add it to.
Good things to use cannabutter or cannaoil in:
Your imagination is the only limitation. With a good quality cannabutter or cannaoil, you can make anything your heart, or tummy, desires.
Oh, That's Fancy
Sure, it’s nice to have a warm pot brownie made without seeds and stems, but it’s just not the same as going out to dinner for a delectable meal. It’s just not.
Now, I’m not some ultra-snob foodie, but I like good food. If you live in the L.A. area, you have access to the first Cannabis Restaurant in America, Lowell Farms, and others that are springing up in the West Hollywood area. Other areas haven’t allowed public consumption, yet, but it will certainly come.
The way around this is to offer a private dining experience. You can hire a Cannabis Chef, or catering company. This is a growing industry in itself, and this short list is not meant to be exhaustive. It’s just a few stand out groups I’ve come across.
You want Fancy?
The Future of Cannabis Edibles
The future of cannabis edilbes is better than cannabutter alone. Although, we can’t wait for the day our grocery store carries it. Big Business has it’s eye on the prize, and has started jumping into the market.
Constellation Brands(Corona, Modelo) has invested over $4 Billion in Canopy Growth. It is expected by industry analysts, that they intend to bring both CBD and THC infused drinks to market.
Mondelez International, the maker of Nila Wafers and Nutter Butter cookies, has said, “Yes, we’re getting ready [to develop CBD-infused snacks], but we obviously want to stay within what is legal and play it the right way”. They also added, that CBD Oreos probably weren’t in their plans.
Diageo(Crown Royal, Johnnie Walker, and Guinness),PepsiCo, and other BIG name companies have signaled interest, but no major deals have been announce thus far.
Edibles are growing in popularity, and show no sign of slowing down. They’ve come a long way from those crunchy, college brownies. With recreational cannabis spreading around the globe, it’s exciting to think where Edibles will be in 10 years. Will you be able to order a ‘Weed-tini’ at the local bar, or a Peanut Butter THC Bomb from your bakery?
What is your favorite edible?