Eating Marijuana for fun and health
This is a source of information for people who can't smoke pot for one reason or another, or are interested in learning to cook with it. Many people who need to use marijuana for a medical condition can't smoke. In using any of the recipes that call for pot, I would strongly advise you to cook your pot for at least 10 minutes to release the THC and to kill off some of the nastys that can live on pot. If possible use fresh or freshly dried and properly stored pot of known quality Use any information found here at YOUR OWN RISK. That said, get out the double boiler and get baked.
"How do I prepare marijuana or hash to be consumed with my THC absorbing gastrointestinal system?"
Most recipes call for the manufacture of a certain quantity of "Bud Butter", which is then used as butter would normally be used in a cooking situation. THC is not a water-soluble compound, so butter would naturally be a good carrier substance for ingestion. One version of a recipe for this kind of butter is included. However common sense should tell you that there is no reason to extract the THC if you choose to add your herbs directly to the recipe. Many people don't do this because they don't want to make their food taste like pot. Well it's just another herb and I personally like the taste of fresh herbs in my food. Anyway use your imagination and you will find better food to make than the recipes I have. I have included a couple interesting recipes that sound very good regardless, and any information you have about experiencing a trip on these recipes would also be fun to hear about.
Making Bud Butter
Melt a pound of butter in a pan. Mix 60-70 (or more grams of thoroughly sifted pot in it. Let it simmer carefully a couple of minutes until the butter has gotten a green color from the grass. Then squeeze the butter through a fine strainer. While you use the strainer, keep the leaves away in a corner of the pan by using a spoon. Squeeze hard to get out as much of the butter as possible.
The cooking time has varied from "a couple of minutes," as above, to 10-15 minutes from other baked masters. 10 minutes works fine for my "friends."
My friends have had the best luck with a double boiler, because you don't have to worry about burning it and refrigerated it until it was firm. There will be a sediment on the bottom of the jar, seems to be bits of leaf and crystals of THC. He just stirred it up before he used it to cook with. If you eat the butter, be aware that it tastes AWFUL, but if you cook with it the flavor does not come through. He cooked a batch of brownies (right off the unsweetened chocolate box) with this "cannabutter", couldn't taste it at all and was pretty well wasted on 2 small brownies. (it made 24 of them)
To warm up the pan a little will make the butter flow easier. Also strain the butter that is gathered in the deeper parts of the pan. If you don't want any remaining leaves in the butter, you can strain it through some muslin. A problem concerning this is that you will loose some butter in the muslin. Don't throw the leaves, they still may* contain viable THC. The leaves can be cooked in milk or vodka and become a tasty and effective drink. Hot milk or vodka might also be poured through the muslin, thereby saving some of the hashish butter. You can fry more leaves in the same butter in you want to increase its strength.
General "word on the street" is that the bud left over after the extraction is worthless and should be thrown away... I left the comment in the recipe because boiling the used pot in milk really* does taste good. I have not experienced consuming the beverage at what might be called a "baseline," so I do not know if it has psychoactive qualities.
A simpler and stronger version of the cannabis butter (or ghee)... by mixing melted butter with hashish or hashish oil instead of pot. It is not necessary to fry this as long as in the case with the pot. Just warm it up and mix it until the hashish or hashish oil is dissolved in the butter. You can put as much hashish (or hashish oil) into it as you want. Another plus is that there are no remaining leaves with THC to worry about.
I would be sure to cook the hash with the butter long enough that any alcohol or chemicals that were used in processing the hash were cooked off, especially if using hash oil. Cook it until any alcohol or chemical smell is entirely gone.
Kind Soup (Cream of Sensimila)
3 cups hot water
8 ounces Celery
8 ounces of broccoli tops or asparagus tips
2 ounces fresh onions
2 ounces butter or margarine
1 tablespoon flour
1 pint heavy cream
2 ounces fresh buds
Use fresh veggies only!!!
Boil three cups of water with celery, broccoli (or asparagus) for five minutes. Meanwhile carefully saute the onions and buds in a separate pan for two to three minutes. Do not burn !!! Turn down the flame to simmer, then add butter bud onion mixture. Add flour stir then add the cream and simmer (Not boil) for five minutes or until thickens. Serve Hot serves 6-8. The best soup you will ever have!!!
Hot Buttered Bhang
"In a saucepan, melt half a cube (1/8 pound) of butter or ghee. Crumble a good handful of marijuana tops or leaves (1/3 - 1/2 ounce). Stir the grass into the molten butter. Continue stirring over medium heat for one minute. While it is hot or sizzling, add 8 ounces of vodka. Be cautious that the hot butter does not make the mixture spatter. It is best to pour in the vodka swiftly. Continue to boil for 30 seconds or more, stirring all the while. A pinch or two of powdered cardamom seed may be added during the boiling.
"After boiling as much as desired, strain the liquids. Press the mash in a strainer with the back of a spoon to remove all the juices. Discard mash or boil it again in fresh vodka to salvage more materials. Sweeten to taste with honey if wanted. Pour the liquid into 4-ounce wine glasses. . . . Serves two. "only two!!
"This recipe is not only an efficient method of extracting the active principles from marijuana, and an excellent medium for assimilation (alcohol, butter and honey), but it also has a delicious and satisfying flavor. It is reminiscent of hot chocolate, but is much more pleasant to drink. It is one of the most swiftly absorbed cannabis concoctions. The effects of the grass may be felt in less than fifteen minutes.
Start with Hershey's Premium Baking Bar Unsweetened Chocolate.
On the back is a recipe for brownies which includes 1 cup butter, 4 squares of chocolate, 2 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1 cup of flour, and vanilla extract.
Start with dry hemp leaves and grind them in a coffee grinder to a fine powder. Put in a measuring cup until ~75 ml of "green flour" is made.
Fill to the 1 cup mark (250 ml) with regular flour. Heat oven to 350 F, Grease 13x9x2 (inch) pan. Heat butter and chocolate and stir with wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add vanilla extract and stir in flour mixture.
Add nuts if desired (a very nice touch I think) and bake for 40 minutes.
Makes 3 dozen brownies. Take 2 and wait an hour. Take 4 and cruise for 12 hours. Enjoy!
My friend made this recipe without grinding any leaves into flour, as he didn't want the brownies to taste like pot. Your tastes may vary. He had very good luck with this recipe. Put the "cannabutter" and chocolate squares in the microwave for 2 minutes, then stir until all the chocolate is melted. Then add the sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla and nuts one item at a time, so it all gets blended evenly. Don't over cook it, use a toothpick in the center (should come out with bits of fudge on it) to see if it's done.