5 Benefits of Cooking with Cannabis
People tend to think you have to be an experienced chef or have a long history in cannabis to make your own cannabis-infused foods and drinks.
But what if it was MUCH easier than you thought? What if you could make incredible cannabis-infused foods easily and quickly?
In fact, there are countless ways to harness cannabis’s flavorful and therapeutic qualities.
Just ask Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook.
As an editor and culinary expert, Lawrence has worked with world-renowned chefs, pioneers, and innovators in cannabis cuisine.
What can we say – this woman knows her stuff, and you can learn cannabis cooking directly from her in her brand new online class with Green Flower.
So whether you’re seeking a safer way to consume or are interested in learning a new hobby, discover 5 reasons why it’s time to incorporate cannabis in your kitchen.
1.) Cooking with cannabis is a healthy alternative to smoking
Want to experience the benefits of cannabis without smoking?
Cannabis-infused foods may be the answer.
After all, while lighting a joint may be just what the doctor ordered, smoking isn’t an effective treatment for everyone.
Each one of us cultivates a unique relationship with this plant. And sometimes, that relationship requires edibles.
“For a lot of people, cannabis-infused food
delivers the medicine their bodies need – with or without the psychoactive effects,” she explains.
“Cooking is really one of the healthiest ways to get the substance without putting your lungs at risk.”
2.) Cooking with cannabis offers consistency and quality
Is every edible you purchase 100% quality guaranteed?
In an ideal world – yes.
However, that’s not the current situation; you can’t always trust edibles on the market.
Search online and you’ll quickly discover numerous reports regarding mislabeled products, inconsistencies, and quality issues.
It’s the result of a federally illegal landscape and plain old human error.
Luckily, though, there is someone who can help.
Having worked with world-renowned cannabis chefs, Robyn specializes in teaching people how to prepare nutritious and delicious cuisine at home.
She can also guide you toward quality and consistency in your experience with edibles through ingredient selection, infusion processes, and cannabis culinary techniques.
3.) People have been cooking with cannabis for centuries
Is it possible our ancestors ate cannabis?
While prohibition has led many to believe consuming cannabis-infused foods is a dangerous new trend, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
“When you start to do the research, you realize since the dawn of time people have been eating this plant,” Lawrence says.
“Prohibition is actually just this tiny window when the plant hasn’t been used.”
In fact, experts estimate that indigenous peoples have been using cannabis as a food source for over 10,000 years.
The first recorded use, however, dates back to around 6,000 BCE with the development of cannabis seeds and oil in China.
And that’s far from the only instance!
If history is any indication – cannabis cuisine has been a part of our livelihood for centuries.
Relaxation, rejuvenation, and general wellness – incorporating cannabis for culinary purposes is in our roots.
4.) Cooking with cannabis is excellent for overall health
Cannabis is an ancient and versatile herb, which can easily be integrated into a holistic health regimen.
“Understanding that cannabis is good for your overall health whether you have a medical condition or not is huge,” says Lawrence.
A complete protein loaded with nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants, cannabis contains:
- Essential amino acids
- Vitamin E
- Omega fatty acids
- Vitamin A
- And more!
This is a natural fit for health-minded individuals – regardless of psychoactive effects.
“It’s the understanding of the plant as a vegetable as opposed to an agent solely delivering THC,” Robyn explains.
“As we become more conscious of understanding how food affects our health, cannabis is emerging as a superfood.”
5.) Numerous cuisines to explore when cooking with cannabis
To say cannabis is a diverse plant is an understatement.
Actually, it’s a huge understatement.
More than 200 terpenes have already been identified in cannabis and these numbers are growing as researchers learn more.
Which means the cuisines created with cannabis are just as diverse!
Check out these decadent dishes below:
- Pine forest fizz
- Winter squash roasted in cannabis oil with pomegranate seed and dried cherry stuffing
- Cannabis ceviche
- Baked artichoke, crab, and cannabis dip
- Magic herb mushrooms stuffed with garlic herb goat cheese
Before indulging though, there is something you’re going to want to know.
“When it comes to cannabis food, you have to start low and go slow even if you are a longtime cannabis smoker. Everyone is new when trying cannabis food for the first time,” Lawrence advises.
“Start with the lowest amount of cannabis and move up from there as you realize your tolerance,” she continues.
“Remember, it’s about experimenting and finding what works best for you.”
Want to learn more from Robyn about how to cook with cannabis? Check out her video and new online course here <<<