The Kitchen - Recipes

If you’re an edibles fan, you know that there’s one go-to cannabis treat that everyone craves: marijuana brownies!



Most people shovel out the money for a great cannabutter brownie, but little do many people know, they are pretty simple to make at home, in your very own kitchen!

If you’re a regular smoker or would like to try your hand at homemade marijuana edible snacks, this article is for you!

We’re here to discuss the best tips and tricks to baking your best marijuana brownies yet.

The Secret is in the Butter!



If you’re thinking that making a bomb brownie that will have you baked is as simple as sprinkling a few nugs into your batter, you’re sadly mistaken.

The secret to making marijuana brownies that really deliver is extracting the cannabutter from your bud.

Not only will this help to reserve the yummy, chocolatey taste of the brownie mix, but you won’t have to chew on your cannabis to get that warm, fuzzy effect.

Where Can I Get Cannabutter for My Brownies?



There are many ways to craft your own cannabutter, but since this is a beginner’s guide, we’re going to make it simple for you to understand and execute.

You can cut out the hassle of separating the canna oil from your actual weed, by purchasing a batch of either the oil or the cannabutter from your local dispensary.

Either way, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your hands on this important ingredient for your marijuana brownies.

Get Your Ratios Right!



One thing that can really mess up your cannabutter brownies is your ratios and percentages being incorrect.

This can throw off the strength of your brownies, by either making them way too strong, or disappointingly weak.

For example, let’s say you’re using your grandma’s tried-and-true brownie recipe that calls for a third of a cup of oil. You might assume that it’s easy enough to swap that out with a third of a cup of canna oil.

However, if you do that without understanding the potency of canna oil, you won’t be able to measure how much THC is in each brownie.

  • Is it Easy to Understand THC Potency and Ratios?

When you’ve taken the time to throw on your chef hat and apron, you expect brownies fresh out the oven that are going to give you the results that you really want.

You can ensure your brownies are a hit – and that they hit you the 
right way – by following a simple dosage guideline.

If you’re neither a baker nor a cannabis connoisseur, this part of making your marijuana brownies may scare you off. There’s no need to be frightened, when you have the internet on your side!

You can easily calculate the potency of your potential recipe with an 
online calculator.

  • Don’t Cook Your Brownies Over 350F


If you’re reading a recipe online that suggests preheating your oven to 420⁰F (as ironic as that might be), you should bypass that advice.

Any recipe that calls for 350⁰F or more will throw off the potency of your brownies. Temperatures over 340⁰F begin to degrade the properties of THC.

After you’ve taken the time to measure your canna oil and its potency, the last thing you want to do is completely destroy its THC properties.

How Long Should I Bake My Brownies?


As with any other recipe that calls for basic baking and cooking skills, crafting the perfect cannabutter brownies takes a certain level of skill and science.

Depending on the size of your batch, your cooking times could vary.

Just remember, keep your temperature below 350⁰F; slow and steady wins the race!

Once your cannabutter brownies are finished, be sure to share the love (but only with those who want the effects of a marijuana brownie).

Learn more about how you can 
label your edibles here, to let everyone know how great of a baker you are!

 

Author Byline:

Maxine Samone, also known as The Curly Copywriter, spends her free time curating awesome articles, branding businesses, and documenting her journey on Instagram. Get daily news on everything hip and urban—including the best business practices for up and coming brands—by visiting www.maxinesamone.com.

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The Kitchen - Recipes

Edible cannabis recipes have significantly stepped up into valid gustatory delights. Many packaged creations are already at the forefront, from gummy candies to infused smoothies, offering multiple levels of effects. However, going beyond sweet treats and into delectable entrées is an easy addition to your elevated menu.

Now, you can create gourmet edibles recipes you never knew you could make. Read on for some simple formulas you can prepare at home that will certainly impress.

Make the Oil First

Many gourmet edibles recipes require some type of olive or vegetable oil. These oils have fat molecules that readily absorb the marijuana THC. This is why some edible recipes with coconut oil have become popular, as this oil is higher in fat (good fat that is).

So, before you get up to your elbows in Rachel Ray or Bobby Flay creations, start by making your cannabis oil.

First, grind your herb down (the amount is up to you), spread it on a cookie sheet, and bake at 240°F for 30-40 minutes, before grinding it down in a food processor. Next, select olive, coconut, or canola oil, as your base. Once these first two steps are completed, combine the oil and herb (2 cups of oil: 1-1.5 ounces of ground herb). Carefully pour the mix into a slow cooker, making sure nothing sticks to the sides, and heat on low for 3 hours. Then, let the mix then cool for 5-8 hours. Place a cheesecloth over a glass bowl, and push an indent into the middle, while securing with a rubber band around the bowl edge. After the mix has cooled, slowly pour the cooking oil into the cheesecloth, to strain it. Squeeze the excess oil out of the cheesecloth and discard the cloth.

Your canna oil is now ready to cook with. Here are some delectable base recipes, beyond the realm of ganja brownies, to get you started:

Spaghetti Squash and Veggie Meatballs w/Cannabis Infused Marinara

This delightful take on Italian fare is easy on the digestive system while soothing the mind at the same time.

Squash Prep:

  1. Cut the squash into 4 or 5 thick rings, massage the insides with cannabis oil, and roast at 400°F for 45 minutes.
  2. Remove from the oven, let cool, remove the skins, and extract the spaghetti-like strands from each ring into a bowl.

Sauce and Veggie Balls Prep:

  1. Combine 1/4 of a cup of cannabis oil with vegetarian meatballs (found at supermarkets or health food stores), diced garlic, basil, and salt and pepper (to taste) into a sauce pot/
  2. Sauté for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add two cans of tomato paste and one can of tomato sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 45 minutes.
  5. Add additional spices to taste.

Pour the sauce and veggie balls over your spaghetti squash, and serve with grated cheese.

Cheddar Burgers with Sautéed Bacon and Shallots

This recipe is fast, simple, and gourmet (and can also be adapted for vegetarians). It is one of many savory edibles recipes that work quite well with coconut oil.

  1. Mix beef or vegetarian chop meat with 1 egg, ½ cup cheddar cheese, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, kosher salt, ground black pepper, and two tablespoons of cannabis oil.
  2. Form the mixture into palm-sized patties and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 400°F for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Add to your favorite gourmet bread roll, then top with sautéed bacon or vegetarian bacon, shallots, and any other condiments you enjoy.

Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup

Whether in the thick of winter or the start of spring, Tuscan White Bean and Kale Soup is one of those hearty, gourmet edibles dishes that will transport you to another realm.

  • ¼ cup cannabis oil*
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 1 diced potato
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves pressed garlic
  • 2 cans white cannellini beans
  • 2 bunches kale, stems removed and roughly chopped
  • 64 oz. good quality, low-sodium chicken or vegetable stock
  • Kosher Salt
  • Ground black pepper

*As far as edible recipes with coconut oil, using coconut oil in this particular recipe will yield a slightly sweeter taste.

In a soup pot, sautéé cannabis oil, garlic, carrots, onion, potatoes, carrots, kale, bay leaves and beans for 10 minutes. Add chicken or vegetable stock, bring to a boil, and then let simmer for 45 minutes, before serving. Voila!

Gourmet edibles recipes using infused cannabis oil may sound complex at first, but you will soon find that, not only are they easy to prepare, but they can also take your edibles experience to a new, dare we say more sophisticated, level. Using these recipes and beyond, you will no doubt impress guests seeking a delicious meal full of healthy ingredients, while still enjoying the benefits of marijuana edibles. Afterward, be sure to continue the feast with sweet desserts, to round out the night in a place of joy and relaxation.

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Of all the edibles review products I’ve trialled, the Kiva Confections Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar was the hardest to resist going beyond the suggested serving size. Kiva Confections has won many awards for their edibles, and, from the first bite, the taste backs up the many accolades. It’s extremely high quality chocolate, and the cannabis flavor is placed so perfectly that it mixes well with every other taste sensation, leading me to wish I could get this exact flavor from something that wouldn’t affect my daily functioning from binging on it.


Just before liftoff


The Eating Experience

At first glance, it’s obvious that this a high-quality product. The exterior packaging is nicely designed, and you open up the box to a sturdy wrapper around the bar. Depending on where you buy, your packaging could say different things on it, and the bar itself could look different.

On their website, you’ll see a lot of the bars portioned into four squares. The bar I got was split into 20 little bricks. I enjoyed that, because it meant I could very easily choose the serving size I was going for. With each brick clocking in at 5mg, it’s up to the user and their respective, known tolerance to decide how much to take. Worth noting is that a normal serving is 10mg, but, if you’re truly cautious, one 5mg brick might be enough.


After I ate my serving (and resisted eating the whole bar), I plopped myself onto the couch, ready to begin taking notes for my edibles review. Within 45 minutes, I felt the effects kicking in. By 9 p.m., I felt a body high that was very much creeping up on me. I was cemented to the couch, talking to my roommates, when I first started to notice it. My arms and legs felt a little bit more relaxed, as well as cumbersome.



Once my roommates had left, I noticed that the feeling in my body was rapidly growing, evolving into a very cerebral effect. Everything slowed down bodywise, and I was becoming very easily distracted by my surroundings. The feeling was very comfortable though, especially since I wasn’t expecting it to come on with such strength, and at such an accelerated pace.


The Peak

About three hours after eating the chocolate was when that I finally hit the peak of the experience. Everything was hilarious. Whatever was on TV was too much to handle, every meme that came up in my Facebook feed was saved to my phone and redistributed; I was in that very euphoric state, where everything becomes so much more humorous and relevant, and it was fun, while it lasted. I’ve also been dealing with a slight jaw pain, which also subsided mostly, during this peak. I was coming at this very recreationally, but surprisingly, the benefits extended to physical pain relief, too. I was very relaxed, aches were gone, and all worries were out the door for the day.


Bedtime

Once the effects started to wear off, I was very exhausted, but it was also well past my bedtime, so this wasn’t a groggy burn-out feeling; it was just time to sleep. As soon as my head hit the pillow, I slept like a baby, until my alarm broke me out of my slumber. I definitely felt a little groggy upon waking up, but I was quickly able to get out of bed. While the Kiva chocolate had not fully worn off, it was not impeding my day, which can’t be said of most products on the market.


Kiva’s Other Products


Other than the Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar, Kiva Confections offers a variety of flavors in milk chocolate and dark chocolate options. The company also have bars specifically made with the THC count as the primary objective, as well as bars which target the balance of THC and CBD amounts, for those of us seeking the added benefits of CBD oil. They also have mini bars that are the size of a single square, if you’re just looking for that tiny taste.



Not Kiva’s only product, but an excellent one!


Beyond chocolate bars, Kiva Confections also sell tins of their Petra Mints, which have low doses of THC, but are perfect for on-the-go and low-dose usage. Kiva’s other big product, Terra Bites, are chocolate-covered espresso beans, a snack people have fallen in love with in the last decade, but now with cannabis as an added bonus.


Based on this bar, the quality of chocolate Kiva Confections uses is unmatched by other brands. Given how seriously they take product taste, as well as effects, their other products are unlikely to disappoint. If you’re curious, find a dispensary or online store that sells their products, and take a crack at your own edibles review, for friends and family who may be curious.

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Find out how to shop for marijuana edibles online in a safe and legal way. Learn about product varieties and how to identify legitimate online sellers.

How To Find The Best Places For Buying Edibles Online


For the longest time, most people’s experience of marijuana edibles didn’t go much beyond “special” brownies with some crumbled-up bud inside, made at home. These days, the world of marijuana edibles is an ever-growing cornucopia of inventive recipes, preparation methods, potency levels, and endless varieties of THC-infused snacks both sweet and savory. Your favorite local dispensary is usually the easiest place to find edibles, but you’re limited to choosing from what they carry. For those looking for a broader selection of edibles, or a more convenient way of acquiring them, shopping for edibles online can be a viable option. A little caution and care is always advisable when buying a cannabis-based product over the internet, so here’s what you’ll want to know before you start looking for marijuana edibles for sale online.


Is it legal?


The legality of buying edibles online is probably one of the first things you’d wonder about. Cannabis laws are in a period of rapid change in recent years, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with the current laws in your state, but as of this time, California is the only state where it’s legal to order marijuana edibles for delivery. To do so, you’ll need a valid medical marijuana card.


You might find online edibles vendors that aren’t legitimate. These sites may be making illegal sales, or they might just be out to take your money and run. A legitimate online vendor should be a licensed cannabis dispensary, selling known and reputable edibles brands. Watch out for sites that offer below-market prices, offer to ship anywhere in the United States, don’t require a medical marijuana card, or accept payment only in bitcoin. These are all red flags for illegitimate sites.


Is it safe?


While it would be extraordinarily unusual and difficult to actually overdose on THC from an edible, these products are not regulated in most markets and you can’t always be certain how potent any given edible will be. Usually, the greatest danger from eating too much THC is an overly intense and unpleasant high, but that’s still something you want to avoid if at all possible. Either way, you will want to be safe and complete your Cannabis Research A-Z.


Several major brands of edibles have emerged, presenting consumers with a source for consistent, lab-tested, well-labeled edibles. Bhang Chocolate Company, Cheeba Chews, and Dixie Elixirs are three of the top edibles manufacturers, but more companies are rising to prominence as new legal edibles markets open up. It’s not hard to find reviews of edibles companies and their products online. Buying edibles online that are made by a major brand means you’ll get specific information about the THC content, strains used, and ingredients.


Remember that edibles can have a stronger effect than smoking cannabis, but it can also take longer for the effects to kick in. If you don’t have a lot of experience with edibles, start off slowly, with small amounts, and don’t take them if you have alcohol or other psychoactive substances in your system. It’s also very important to responsibly store them in a such way that they won’t be mistaken for regular food items.


How much should it cost?


Prices may vary from market to market, and dispensaries may charge their own delivery fees, but it’s a good idea to get a sense of typical prices to know you’re not being overcharged (or being offered a deal that’s too good to be true). Currently, major brand edibles in the 100-200mg range are sold for about $15 to $20. A trip to a dispensary you know and trust can be a good way to review current prices for when you’re shopping for marijuana edibles online.


What kind of edibles are out there?


While you can still probably find some delicious pot brownies if you want that classic edibles experience, there’s really no limit to the types of foods that can be infused with THC these days. You’ll find elixirs, candies, chocolate bars, coated nuts, beverages, sauces, oils, beef jerky, cheese crackers, potato chips, and lots of other foods that you might never have envisioned as a marijuana edible. Talented chefs and bakers are putting their skills and imagination to use coming up with new edibles, and there’s no telling what might hit the market next.


With a good handle on the legality of marijuana edibles for sale online, the characteristics that help you identify legitimate vendors, and what to look for and expect from a quality edible product, you can start looking for dispensaries that offer online sales and delivery and look forward to delicious edibles arriving at your door.


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Do you know the difference between THC and CBD could save you pain and discomfort from medical conditions? Learn more about CBD Oil here!


For those unfamiliar with epilepsy, it’s a condition that can cause uncontrollable seizures. If you’ve ever seen an epileptic seizure, you know that a patient may drop to the ground, shake uncontrollably, and be faced with real bodily danger, due to uncontrollable movements of the mouth and limbs. Now imagine having a child with these conditions.


Given such complications, it’s no wonder many parents rely on CBD oil to help their children cope with the effects of seizures. Beyond children dealing with seizures, CBD oil positively affects medical patients of all shapes, sizes, and ages.


The Difference Between CBD Oil and THC


Contrary to popular belief, the most active compound in CBD oil is cannabidiol, not THC. This is the same active compound found in natural hemp. Unlike THC, cannabidiol does not have psychoactive (or narcotic) properties, making it the perfect prescription for some medical conditions.


Children with epilepsy, for example, aren’t getting high when they rely on CBD oil to help them cope with their condition; it’s strictly for used medical purposes. While THC directly interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body, CBD takes an indirect approach to those receptors, to produce a different, and purely healthy, chemical reaction within the body.


When you choose to use CBD oil, a few of the common sensations connected to the control of the cannabinoid receptors include appetite, mood, pain, sensation, and memory.


Who is an Ideal Candidate for CBD Oil?


As mentioned above, the effects of using CBD oil greatly differs from the experience a recreational marijuana user may be trying to obtain. But if you’re a patient that suffers from a variety of different conditions, CBD oil can aid with the following:

1. Natural pain relief and inflammation reduction


Some people feel that CBD offers a more natural way to lower pain. It’s even been naturally tested on mice and rats, to relieve pain found in the joints.

2. Quitting smoking and drug withdrawals


There is some promising evidence that CBD use may help people to quit smoking, by reducing the need for nicotine. Another similar study posted in Neurotherapeutics found that CBD may also be able to help treat opioid addictions.

3. Epilepsy and other mental health disorders


As mentioned above, CBD can also be used for its possible role in treating epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Another study published in Current Pharmaceutical Design found that CBD may have similar effects to a variety of antipsychotic drugs. CBD oil may even be effective in treating patients with schizophrenia or other mental disorders.

4. Fighting cancer


CBD has been studied for its use as an anti-cancer agent. Not only has it been proven to block and ward off cancer cells, but it also provides pain relief.

5. Anxiety disorders


Although many people think that smoking marijuana can only amplify someone’s paranoia, with CBD oil, studies have shown a contrasting effect. CBD may help reduce the anxiety felt by people with certain anxiety disorders. These disorders may include:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • general anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder


6. Reducing the effects of Type 1 diabetes


Type 1 diabetes is caused by inflammation when the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas. CBD oil can reduce inflammation in the pancreas, reducing the effects of type 1 diabetes.

7. Treating Acne



Acne treatment is another promising use for CBD. Since the heart of the problem with acne is inflammation, you can reduce it by using CBD oil.


8. Alzheimer’s disease



Studies of CBD have found that this oil could potentially prevent people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s from losing their ability to recognize people they are familiar with, one of the first ways ever found to treat Alzheimer’s disease.

If You Have a Medical Condition, You Might Need CBD Oil!


With the long list of health benefits that CBD oil can provide, why wouldn’t you consider using it to help improve an existing condition? One common question from those considering CBD oil use is, “how long does CBD oil stay in your system?” Most drug tests only test for THC, rather than the ingredients that are largely found in CBD oil. However, if you want to be sure, only get your medical cannabis products from a reputable dispensary that labels everything, including active THC amounts. If you have more questions or concerns about CBD oil, feel free to contact your local dispensary to get more information.

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The idea of mixing cannabis and tasty treats to create edible marijuana snacks can leave may consumers in a daze—literally. But these mouthwatering goods don’t just look enticing to the typical marijuana user, they can be just as delicious to consumers that had no intention of getting high.  


To keep marijuana snacks beneficial for their intended parties and leave their respectability intact, Baked Smart has created an easy to use, effective, and super cool way to label ganja goodies: Cannacals™, the simple and inexpensive way to mark cannabis-infused foods.



Exploring the Pros and Cons of Edible Marijuana Snacks


When most people think about consuming weed, you might picture a huge cloud of smoke with a hazy view of assorted bongs, rolling papers, and/or pipes. Although
smoking is a popular method, you don’t have to learn how to roll your own joint to get high. By definition, an edible is any product containing the cannabinoids THC and/or CBD that can be consumed by eating or drinking.


You’d be surprised by how many different types of edibles are available—just look at our compilation of tempting
holiday recipes! Nonetheless, people choose to eat marijuana snacks for a variety of reasons.


Why People Keep Coming Back for More Edibles (Pros)

  • Some medical marijuana patients cannot inhale smoke due to other conditions and others prefer to protect their lungs.
  • If you want to hide the fact that you’re going to get high around certain people, you can easily do that by ingesting some cannabinoids, rather than smoking them.
  • Depending on the strength of the edible, you may experience a much longer high than if you were to smoke your ganja.
  • Many consumers report that there is a different “bodily” high or affect of consuming marijuana snacks compared to smoking due to the cooking process.



Baked Smart is Here to Erase the ONE Reason Edibles Are Frowned Upon (A Single Con)


Although marijuana use is being increasingly accepted, there are still naysayers that claim it’s not safe.


Unfortunately, there have been past instances where edible snacks become confused with the “normal” baked good, kicking off a high for someone it was never intended for. Even though this makes for a hysterical plot twist for a comedy skit, it can be very serious—especially because children are attracted to sweets just like anyone else. Thankfully, Cannacals™ came and saved the day!


What Are Cannacals™?


These God-sends are edible labels that can be baked into (or applied after baking) your actual edibles for safe labeling! Why is this necessary?


Plastic containers and lids become mixed and lost all the time, so it’s not safe to rely on an outside layer to warn people of the substances contained. And let’s be real…young kids don’t take the time to read labels either—especially when there’s a delicious cookie on the other side of that pesky Tupperware lid. With the increasing popularity of edible marijuana, Baked Smart has provided consumers a way to make an awesome product safer for everyone by launching Cannacals™ and founding the Green Cross Initiative.


What Types of Cannacals™ Are Available?


The beauty is that
Cannacals™ can be customized for branding (23 designs to choose from) and to fit regulatory requirements depending on your edible product.

  • Cannacals™ Home Kits—Allow the average joe to mark their edibles at home for personal use.  
  • Cannacals™ Transfers—Make it easy to label small edibles like chocolate, hard candies, caramel, gummies or taffy.
  • Cannacals™ Baking Sheets—Perfect for pan baked goods like cookies or brownies that will label a whole single side of the edible.  
  • Cannacals™ Targets—Allow for a focused application that does not cover the entire surface area on one side of an edible. Ideal for baked goods, pastry items and hard candies.


You Can Become a Part of The Green Cross Initiative, Too!


As a business that sells edibles or even the average cannasnack consumer, you play a part in the success or demise of the future of edible marijuana use. By making each tasty treat easy to identify, you can ward off those who aren’t old enough or not interested and welcome those who are intentionally wanting to get high.


If you’re in Colorado, there’s no reason to not become a part of The Green Cross Initiative. If you’re not in the state and think that this initiative could be helpful in other places, we encourage you to
contact your state legislators here. After all, Baked Smart has made edibles more fun and safe for everyone!

About the Author:

Maxine Samone Parks spends her free time curating awesome articles, branding businesses, and documenting her journey on Instagram. Get daily news on everything hip and urban—including the best business practices for up and coming brands—by visiting www.maxinesamone.com.
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Get FREE Ganja and Education About High-Quality Cannabis and Medicine

Here’s the best news you’ve probably heard this year, hands down: a local NE Sandy dispensary is giving away FREE WEED. Well, it’s great news for you, if you have a local discounted Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card. At Panacea, they believe in the healing powers of medical marijuana and want to share the love!

How are they able to do it? After partnering with an all-natural cannabis provider, Bull Run Craft Cannabis, the dynamic duo has been able to provide a free eighth of their best stuff – again, at no charge – to those with a discounted Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card. This includes veterans, those qualified for SSI, and beyond.

Who Can Get the Free Ganja?

This brings us to our next bit of helpful information: who qualifies? Surely, not everyone can gain green that easily. The partnership’s goal is to raise awareness about how medical marijuana can change lives for the better, highlighting its benefits for patients who:

  • suffer from the painful symptoms of cancer,
  • have a condition known as glaucoma,
  • possess a degenerative or pervasive neurological condition,
  • have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD),
  • are HIV/AIDS positive, or
  • have a medical condition that produces one or more of the following symptoms: Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • severe pain
  • severe nausea
  • seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy
  • persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to those caused by multiple sclerosis.


This guide is based on of the list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, directly from the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. Feel free to refer to it, if you need more information on the best ways to find your natural way to pain relief.

They’re Working to Accomplish a Mission

Right on the homepage of Panacea’s site, they state that their biggest goal is to reduce suffering, through the use of cannabis. They even call themselves a cure-all medical cannabis dispensary (which is pretty awesome). They’re not just on the market to make money; they’re here to change lives in the best way possible. In fact, all of their profits go straight to social justice opportunities. Can it get any better than that?

Actually, yes! As mentioned above, Panacea is keeping their eyes on the prize: a healthier, stronger, and happier world. That’s why they also offer “Budtender” sessions, to further educate patients on the benefits of medical marijuana, hosted by their very own Clinical Herbalist.

Rebecca White, R.N., B.S.N., Clinical Herbalist at Panacea, has over a decade of nursing experience under her belt. Even better than that, she’s personally experienced the positive effects of medical marijuana, using medical cannabis during various stages of her own cancer treatment.  As iconic Oprah Winfrey stated recently, during her Golden Globe speech, “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” Rebecca White is able to help patients with similar, and maybe even worse conditions, recover and improve their overall quality of life, through these Budtender sessions.

Get Your Green and Get Schooled at the Same Time

Budtender sessions are informal conversations that cover a variety of topics around marijuana, as well as the way it interacts with our bodies. Although these sessions are geared toward industry professionals, anyone and everyone willing to learn more about the magic of cannabis is welcome to join for FREE.

Rebecca is in the shop every first Wednesday of the month, from 1-6 pm, and she is available by appointment all other Wednesdays of the month. If you’d like to make an appointment or get some information on cannabis from Rebecca, you can Email Her Here. In the meantime, here are a few upcoming Budtender sessions that you won’t want to miss out on:

  • February 7, 2018 – Cannabinoids and Terpenes: What They Are and Why We Care
  • March 7, 2018 – Whole Plant Medicine and the Ensemble Effect
  • April 4, 2018 – Explain Pain! How Cannabis Can Affect the Pain Pathway
  • May 2, 2018 – Topicals Work! Cannabinoid Therapies and Our Epidermis

Feel Free to Contact Panacea, Sooner Rather than Later

No longer will you need to search for “dispensaries near me“! With such a great program available, Panacea is planning to expand its reach beyond those who possess a discounted Oregon Medical Marijuana Program card. With more exposure, donations, and recognition coming in, the free weed program may be able to reach more lives. Even sources that support recreational use, just like us, want to see them succeed! Feel free to get in contact with Panacea, to see if you qualify for your free eighth of high-quality, all-natural, Bull Run Craft Cannabis today! The offer is available while supplies last.

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In this strange new era of medicinal marijuana and even recreational in some states, finding out about the varying ways that you can either treat yourself or have some extra fun can be rather daunting.  Smoking marijuana, while traditional, presents health concerns if you intend to use regularly. That is where edibles come into play. 



Edibles can come in all ranges of types and strengths.  You can find any number of options from honey, chocolate bars, gummy bears and of course the ever popular brownies.   The options are endless as are the dosage amounts.  We will go through each step from environment to edibles dosage, so you can make the most of your edibles high!

 

I have smoked before, so what’s the big deal?

 

There are many differences between smoking and an edible high beyond simply avoiding the health risks.  Knowing the proper edibles dosage can be a lot harder than it seems. Ingesting too much can make you feel panicked, paranoid and anxious, altogether ruining the moment for you.

 

When smoking marijuana your body metabolizes it at a much faster rate.  You will start to feel the effects almost instantly and be able to evaluate when you have had enough. When eating your edibles the THC, the active ingredient that gives marijuana its high, absorbs at a much slower rate.  You may start to feel the effects in 30 minutes but it has been known to take as long as 2 hours in some cases!

 

Now some of you may be thinking, why would I want to wait 2 hours before I feel anything?  Well that would be because there is another perk out there.  Your edibles high can last as long as 4 – 12 hours! That is, on average, far longer than the high you get from smoking!

 

With these things being said, you have to be careful. Misjudging your edibles dosage and ingesting too much can create an experience that is anything but enjoyable. Many products are packaged with the normal 10 mg dosage in mind.  Chocolate bars, for instance, are cut into squares that are 10 mg each.  Be careful and pay special attention to the labels when deciding how much to ingest.  You can always ingest more if your edible high is lacking, but it’s hard to take some away.

 

Prepare yourself for the experience.

 

Enjoying your edibles as the first course of your meal can have some adverse effects.  Simply said, you may get more of a high than you bargained for.  It’s best to eat a full meal and then enjoy your desired dose of your edible of choice. 


Make sure you are in a comfortable and calming place that you will not want to leave.  Experimenting at a party may have you ending up with a very uncomfortable experience with no safe option to escape.

 

Now of course as we have all heard, the “munchies” can still occur and having cannibis infused brownies on hand can lead to a bad situation.  Make sure you have plenty of fluids and regular snacks on hand to avoid too extreme of an edible high.

 

I’ve had too much, what can I do?

 

So, you have done everything right and tried to take every precaution but you start to spin, feel nauseous, dizzy and/or paranoid.  The main thing to remember is that it will fade, you are just high. Overdosing on marijuana is nothing like the other things out there and if there is a lethal dosage, it hasn’t been discovered yet.

 

There are some simple steps you can take to try to alleviate the symptoms of your edible high.  Start by taking some deep breaths and do your best to relax.  Drinking plenty of water and orange juice can also help by raising your blood sugar.  You can also splash some cold water on your face or take a cold shower.

 

You can also acquire something called Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, that acts somewhat like an antidote for the THC high.  It is also natural and derived from the same plant.  Just keep in mind that these can take as long as an hour to kick in as well.

 

Overall, the key to achieving a good experience the first time around and thereafter, is to follow these steps. The advantages and all the positives that can come from cannabis use varies from person to person, but the disadvantages seem few and far between.  So, sit back, eat a brownie, and relax!

 

Learn the dos and don’ts for everything edibles from getting the correct edibles dosage to having the best environment!  Get the most out of your edibles high!

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12 Days of Christmas Cannabis Recipes You Can’t Pass Up

The holidays are filled with fun, food, and sometimes stress. Rather than worrying about how you’re going to show everyone up with your white elephant gift at the holiday party, try wow-ing them with these stress-relieving treats. If you want your friends and family to sit back and truly enjoy the holidays (and probably get stuck in their seat for a while), you can gift them one of these 12 holiday edibles recipes!

12 Days of Christmas Cannabis Edibles!

Get into the holiday spirit with these creative, munchie-satisfying and inducing edible treats. Whether you’re just an edible connoisseur or you need a last-minute gift for your friends and family, you’ll love this complied list of Christmas cannabis edibles recipes.

Day 1: Peppermint Canna-Candy Cane Cookies

    Do your friends and colleagues love the crispness of a classic cookie combined with the minty feel of peppermint? Nothing says Christmas like the traditional peppermint cookie, but you can create a fun twist on this holiday’s traditions with these adorable, colorful cannabutter cookies from Jeff The 420 Chef.  

 

 

Day 2: Pot-Infused Puppy Chow

    Some quirky suburban moms call it “snowman poop” and some people know this tasty treat as puppy chow. It’s a delectable mix of crunch from classic Chex cereal and sweetness from the peanut butter, chocolate, and powdered sugar. In this case, your chef recommends adding a bit of cannabutter to make this wacky snack even more trippy. Learn more here!  

 

Day 3: The Great Ganjabread House

    Even your local ganjabread man needs a place to call home! Tap into your creative side this season. You’ll have the easiest experience getting roasted by the fire with little to no effort when you snack on your cannabis-infused gingerbread house.  

 

 

Day 4: Cream Cheese Molasses Filled Ganjabread Cupcakes

  Now that’s a mouthful—literally. Gingerbread recipes are plentiful this time of year, so we had to double-down on our ganjabread treats in this list. Learn how to craft this delicious desert here!

Day 5: Pot-Infused Pumpkin Pie

    Just like pumpkin pie isn’t limited to just Thanksgiving, pot infusion has no limits. Combine the two key holiday ingredients and you have a real Christmas Miracle. Share a slice with your favorite canna-buddy before 2018 starts!  

 

 

Day 6: Weed-Nog

    Must we say more? Eggnog is for those that know that there’s just not enough alcohol to cope with the holidays, so they decided to sneak it in this sweet beverage. Rather than risking a hangover, try this delightful drink recipe.

Day 7: Bud Banana Bread

  Do your friends and family a favor and stay away from the fruitcake this year. Even though they’re nice about it, they don’t want it. Try out this mouthwatering banana bread recipe that’ll knock them off their feet!  

 

 

Day 8: Raw Citrus Canna-Cake (Paleo-Friendly)

  We all have that one friend that still wants to be healthy during the holidays (most of us roll our eyes), but you can be supportive this year by gifting them this paleo friendly, cannabis-infused citrus cake with hints of cranberry! This treat breaks all holiday stereotypes, offering a fresh take on rich holiday desserts.

 

Day 9: Hash Hard Candies

  Do you know someone who just doesn’t enjoy chocolate too much? This hash hard candy recipe is perfect to help them feel just as rich this year. Check out MedicalEdibles.com’s top five edible cannabis candy picks of 2017!  

 

Day 10: Lemon Bud Bars

  Want to bring something different to the potluck? Try these zingers! Lemon bud bars will have everyone’s taste buds dancing at your friendly holiday party.

 

Day 11: Snap, Crackle, Pot! Holiday Rice Crispy Treats

  Everyone loves a crispy cannabis cereal treat glued together with sweet marshmallows. Add a fun holiday touch by turning your rice crispy treats green both inside and out.  

 

 

Day 12: The Infamous Pot Brownie

  We couldn’t conclude this list without mentioning the most notorious edible of them all: the pot brownie! Here’s a recipe for how to make the absolute best pot brownie—we’re talking brownies that Snoop Dogg would be proud to snack on. Throw holiday sprinkles on them and you’re good to go!       If you end up trying any of these recipes, let us know how it goes! Also, feel free to share all of your ganjified goodness in the comments below—especially your favorite recipes or reactions to our list of curated cannabis treats.

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With the legalization of cannabis for recreational use in certain states, folks are discovering there are options to consume. Back in the day, this would mean brownies and other edibles for those who didn’t want to smoke, or weren’t used to the harshness of smoking marijuana. Thanks to legalization, individuals are finding they can have their candy and eat it to, with a little help from cannabis candy.

A variety of cannabis candy for your edibles pleasure


Deciphering the new brands is tricky at first. You don’t want to spend all your money on one candy, only to find out it’s not what you envisioned. But, you’re still looking for the best items that will satisfy your wants. That’s why we’ve listed the five most popular candies below to help you make the right decision.

Cheeba Chews for Tootsie Roll Lovers

An age-old favorite, now in marijuana edibles format!

Nothing compares with an old favorite like Tootsie Rolls. But what if you found a candy that was everything you wanted, along with the same chewy center you enjoyed when you were younger? Now you can have the same type of edible marijuana candy, along with the taste that delivers. Cheeba Chews are sold in Colorado, California, and Nevada. Dosage varies, with medical patients getting as much as 70mg of THC, and 10mg of THC in Colorado. If there’s a specific type of high you prefer, choose from Indica, Sativa, and even hybrids, to get the most enjoyment out of your candies.

Marijuana & Munchies Medicated Gummy Leaf for an Old-Fashioned Feeling

We all remember gummy candy from many years ago. Still popular today, it’s a favorite treat if you want something sweet, but don’t want to deal with the stickiness of chocolate. Today, that option extends to cannabis candy. Looking similar to miniature cannabis leaves, the gummies come in bright red, green, and orange, and pack a punch with 14.2mg of THC. The outside of the gummy leaves are even heavily crystalized, just as you would expect when looking at a highly desirable plant. If you want to try edible marijuana candy, let this brand get you started on the right path. Cannabis edibles are enjoyed around the world, so consider these candies the next time you want something slightly new, with a familiar feel.

Dixie Mints Offer a Change of Pace

Sometimes you want a candy that is easy to digest, and won’t upset your stomach or make you feel like you’ve eaten too much. If you’re looking for a candy that does this, and offers THC, then Dixie Mints have you covered. The mints come in flavors that range from orange and traditional peppermint to the Synergy brand mixed berry. They are currently only for sale in Colorado, Nevada, and California. The dosage ranges from 5 to 10mg of THC. If you’re looking for something discreet and simple to carry around, think of this as your go-to brand.

Chill Pills for the Vegan

Need to chill out? No worries, these marijuana candies are animal and gluten-free


Since edible marijuana candy has natural properties, it stands to reason that many vegans and vegetarians want to try some. Many people steer away from edibles and candies, because in order for the THC to cling to something, it is usually an animal product. Butter, eggs, or milk are commonly used when creating edibles. Now, vegans can join in, thanks to Chill Pills. Both medical and recreational shops offer them for sale. The candy has 5 mg of THC. These little hard candies are perfect for carrying around, or just enjoying instead of chocolate, gummies, or another type of edible. They also offer the distinction of being gluten-free, meaning more folks can take part in enjoying them, regardless of their dietary restrictions and needs.

4.20 Minis

4.20 Minis are little chocolate bars that offer THC mixed inside the candy. Sold in packs, each pack offers 100mg, with each bar coming out to 10mg. Offered in flavors that range from milk chocolate to dark chocolate and sea salt, and many others, this is perfect for those who crave a sweet candy, but are looking for a decent amount of THC in there as well.

If little bags of chocolate aren’t your thing, purchase them by the bar. You’ll discover how simple it is to enjoy edible marijuana candy that fits your taste buds.

If you are still debating edibles vs smoking, consider cannabis candy. There are several different varieties to meet your taste buds. From gummy type candy to mints that soothe the stomach, and hard candy perfect for vegans, you’re sure to find something you enjoy. You can experiment and find the candy and THC level that is right for you in your journey.
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