Marijuana edibles are becoming increasingly popular in the last few years.
This plant can be used for almost any recipe where you would use similar leafy green plants.
So, why would people make marijuana brownies?
The obvious reason is THC, the plant’s psychoactive substance. Cannabis edibles hit hard; they are much different from smoking marijuana.
Unlike a joint, where some of the substance is lost due to smoking, edibles allow you to intake 100% of THC content. It works slowly, but the high is really strong.
Another great thing about these marijuana brownies is that they’re tasty.
The taste of a brownie will solely depend on your cooking skills. You can make exquisite treats with a double impact. Needless to say, most of us will make brownies with chocolate or cocoa, but there are various options you can explore. For example, you can add fruit to it, perhaps pudding, or other sweet goodies.
Like with everything else, the quality of your cannabis brownies will depend on the quality of ingredients. Don’t skim on them as you won’t like the final product.
Now, we will go through the whole process that will teach you how to make marijuana brownies. But before that, let’s go through some basic precautionary measures and potential health benefits. Read on!
Marijuana brownies can be good for your health!
Of course, when you mention marijuana or any similar substance, most people will think of its mind-altering properties. But, there is much more to this remarkable plant!
As you well know, more and more countries and states are allowing usage of medical marijuana. Unlike psychoactive cannabis, medical weed has a high concentration of CBD. There is no THC, which means that you can use CBD marijuana without worrying about getting high.
By adding CBD cannabis to brownies, you can harness its maximum potential. Edibles need some time to get into your metabolism, but when they kick in, they continue working for several hours.
According to experts, the impact can linger up to 6 hours. This is great if you wish to use cannabis for a prolonged period of time, but it isn’t ideal if you require immediate pain relief.
That being said, we would recommend marijuana brownies to all those who are suffering from chronic conditions that are causing a lot of pain. Arthritis, muscle spasms, depression; are just some of the issues that come to mind.
However, like with any other type of medicine, it is necessary to consult with your doctor before you proceed. Also, you will need to mention that you’re eating CBD marijuana as there is a big difference compared to smoking it.
Step-by-step process to making brownies with Marijuana
The main ingredients include:
- 1 stick of cannabutter (it should have approximately 3.5 grams of cannabis in it)
- 1 cupcake flour
- 2 cups of sugar
- One-quarter of a cup vegetable shortening
- Three-quarters of a cup cocoa powder
- 4 ounces of chocolate (it’s better if it’s bittersweet)
- Half a teaspoon salt
- A quarter of teaspoon baking powder
- A pinch of baking soda
- 2 eggs
- Inside of 1 vanilla stick
If you’re making a smaller quantity, it is best if you simply seal the butter with 1/8 of decarboxylated bud and heat it at 160 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep in mind that if you decide to go with shorter cooking time, your brownies will not lose a lot of THC and CBD.
Cannabis brownies are very similar to vegetables, as overcooking can destroy the vitamins within. Shorter cooking time also helps preserve terpenes, which give the brownies that specific smell and taste. If you decide to cook your brownies for a longer period, they will make you sleepy when you eat them. This is great for all those who are suffering from insomnia.
Start by preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Like with any other type of brownies, you will need to mix all the ingredients together until you get a cohesive substance. Then, place the mix into a wet bowl. You will also need a second bowl where you will combine vanilla and eggs.
When you’ve done all of this, you will need to address the chocolate. Take a double boiler to slowly melt it. Stir in the shortening into the chocolate until it melts. At this point, you should have everything ready. Slowly pour the chocolate mix into the bowl with eggs and vanilla. As you stir it slowly, you will need to add the butter. Needless to say, the mixture needs to be silky smooth.
Make sure to slowly add wet batter into the dry ingredients. Take your time and stir it slowly. Try to transfer all of the goodies from one bowl to another; there is no need to waste it!
The marijuana brownies should be baked for about 15 to 20 minutes. Rotate them several times, so they’re well done from all the sides. Once ready, take them outside and cool them off for an additional 10 to 20 minutes; it all depends when you want to eat them. However, you will need to give them at least some time, so they don’t start crumbling.
Always remember that this is a basic serving. If you have a bigger oven, you can always increase the amount, but most people will still go with this quantity. You don’t want to keep your brownies for way too long.
One square inch of brownies will have approximately 29 milligrams of THC. This is a lot! People often make a mistake by eating way too much marijuana brownies. If you don’t get high instantly, keep in mind that cannabis edibles take some time to work.
So, if you keep stuffing yourself, there is a good chance it will hit you really bad. The marijuana brownies are not the same as regular brownies, so be conservative when eating.