Holy No Smoke – What are Edibles?

21 April 2019

What Are Edibles?

Cannabis edibles, also called weed edibles, marijuana edibles or simply edibles, are THC (tetra-hydro-cannabinol) infused foods. THC is the active ingredient in cannabis that give people that “high”, the calming and uplifting feeling of euphoria or state of relaxation. Edibles are typically sweet dessert-like treats but have been also been gaining popularity in savoury foods.

The most common method of using cannabis is to smoke it, either in pipes or as a rolled “joint”. But we know that smoking isn’t for everyone. Smoking produces lingering odours and can be harsh on your throat and lungs.

To make edibles, you first have to extract THC from the cannabis. Cannabis has a very potent taste and aroma, putting it directly into your food will flavour it strongly like your dried weed and doesn’t guarantee any THC infusion. THC dissolves in oils and fats but also must be first converted from THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid).

THC is most commonly infused into butter and called Canna-butter. “Canna” being a shortened form of “cannabis”. Since THC is oil soluble, there are several options for infusion other than butter. This is particularly important if you don’t eat dairy products or any animal product. Butter is not required for all recipes, and so we like to call our infused oil or fat…

Cooking Canna