The Kitchen - Recipes
Making cannabutter is relatively easy, but it’s what you do with it afterward that really matters. Many people use cannabutter for medical reasons, similar to how CBD oil is used, but others enjoy it recreationally. For example, you can put it on top of pasta or add it to any meal that calls for butter. If you really want to get crafty in the kitchen, you can make your own edibles and use cannabutter as a substitute for the butter you would normally use. Follow the three easy cannabutter recipes below to ensure sure you get the best edibles possible without having to get too fancy or complicated in the process.

Classic Marijuana Brownies

Infused Eats supplied this cannabutter recipe for the classic marijuana brownies that come to mind when anyone mentions edibles. If you haven’t already made your cannabutter, this recipe will also cover that process, so fear not if you’re new to using cannabis in the kitchen. It’s a two-hour process to make cannabutter from their recipe, but you can get right to the brownie part if you already have the butter waiting.

This easy cannabutter recipe starts with heating the cannabutter and then mixing in all the ingredients while it’s still hot. Next, vigorously beat in the eggs, one at a time, and continue beating the mixture until it’s smooth. (It won’t be totally smooth with the nuts in there, but you get the gist.) After baking them for 30 minutes, take them out, and you’ll have 12 servings to share at a safe gathering of consenting adults who want to try your homemade edibles (in a state where it’s recreationally legal to do so).

Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The guys at Original Weed Recipes are responsible for this classic chocolate chip cookie that takes cannabutter cookies to a whole ‘nother level. This easy cannabutter recipe is also relatively simple to whip up.

For this gooey confection, begin by combining the soft white ingredients first, and then mix in the good stuff: the cannabutter, the sugar, and the brown sugar. For this recipe, it’s recommended to use a mixer, but if you’ve got a strong arm, which you might after beating that last recipe, you may be fine using a spoon. This recipe also comes with a helpful video, so you aren’t left in the dust if, for some reason, the words on the page don’t make sense to you or you’re just more of a visual person.

Smokin’ Mac ‘n Cheese

With this mac ‘n cheese recipe from the people at the Cannabist, we’re switching from sweet to savory. This recipe is a perfect entrée and provides some great leftovers, too. The process gets a bit more complicated than it was with the baked goods, but it’s easy to follow. And, it will give you an opportunity to make an impressive meal for you and your friends while cooking up a cannabutter recipe, which makes the home-dining experience a bit more entertaining.

Aside from the five tablespoons of cannabutter in the cheese sauce, the recipe is similar to your usual mac ‘n cheese recipe. Bake the cheesy mixture in the oven for about 30 minutes. While it’s in there, you’ve got another easy yet fancy task: make some small onion rings, to go on top. (This, in my opinion, pairs well with the cannabis flavor from the cannabutter in the sauce). Every ingredient here screams delicious, so this dish will be just as much about savoring flavors as it is about enjoying the effects.

Remember, if you have leftovers from these easy cannabutter recipes, you’ll want to keep them safe from unsuspecting fridge thieves. Brands that offer edibles label them to prevent an accidental overdose, so you might want to create a similar notation or marking on the container you keep your leftovers in. It might seem like fun and games when someone accidentally eats an edible, but it can be serious for those who have anxiety or panic disorders triggered by high amounts of THC.

Here’s to putting that cannabutter to good use with good food and good friends while still staying safe in the process.

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The Couch

How lucky must you guys and girls feel…. The around the corner Dutch coffee shop in an average city sells maximum 10 different strains (0.035 ounce Amnesia $12.00) and 3 types of hasj (0.035 ounce Temple $15.00). THC is considered a hard drug so no oil, wax or scatter. The Amnesia Bong is the top. Free Cannabis, a lot of free dabs and yummie edibles. Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa CA, chill and peaceful atmosphere, top sunny weather, hundreds of exhibitors and over 10,000 visitors, my best guess.  I was there for two days. The High Times Cup partners, management, staff and volunteers. Thank you all for a top experience. At the entrance to get in, nobody is in a hurry, the line in front of the Taco stand, everybody shows mutual respect and friendly dab-jockeys keep you stoned for as long as you want with what you want. The first of January 2018 is a great day for California. Recreational use will accelerate the Cannabis market, coming from from 1,8 Billion US$ in 2016 to 3,0 Billion by 2020. Just predictions, but 25% annual growth is for sure. Edibles will do 50% of the market. Tomorrow I will be at the Lobby Day in Sacramento to hear the legislators and meet more stakeholders of California. The first day I just walked around to feel the atmosphere but did not start real conversations, the second day I wanted to know what people had to say and I listened. Everybody has a reason to be in this industry, from the day they started and passionate. Life changing stories varying from a parent that died from an overdose, the loss of life threatening overweight and two veterans who explained me that the use of cannabis is conditional to deal with the stress of daily life, as it was in times of war. Your next best friend to face every day stress was a joint. Before the legalization, veterans smoking pot were criminals by law. The Cannabis industry is an industry with a heart. Next time I will introduce a couple of smart and interesting people I gladly met in person, visionaries of the industry. Michelle Kelley from PLHSLife LA, Brian Austin from PTSD Farm4Vets, Robert Lopez and Sofia from Phoenix AZ and Kharla Vezzetti coming from the California NORML based in San Francisco. Real people to take into consideration. They are lobbying for us! California Citizen Lobby Day June 5th 2017. From left to right on the picture the organizers and speakers, Don Duncan (ASA California), Dale Gieringer (California NORML), deputy director Ellen Komp (California NORML) and the honored guest speaker Assembly Member Reginald Jones-Sawyer, the author of bill AB 1578 to prevent state law enforcement from cooperating with federal authorities to interfere in activities that are lawful under California cannabis laws, all posing for my picture. The California Citizen Lobby Day of premier sponsor Armstrong Family Trust is organized to facilitate the general public to comment on the proposed regulations. The period is maximized at 45 days. The required changes and adaptations only concern medical cannabis regulations. The adult use regulations are on the agenda by the end of the year. The protection of the rights and privacy of the medical cannabis user, the rights of the industry employees and the free provisions to specific groups of users like the handicapped veterans or children in a terminal stage of cancer. After lunch the participants went to their meetings with the Assembly Members and Senators. A short ABCDE course in lobbying by Don Duncan was very appreciated. The E stands of course for Ellen. The Cannabuddies Michael Koehn and David C. Goldman of the Brownie Mary Democratic Club San Francisco, my neighbors at the table on the 7th floor of the Citizen Hotel on J street Sacramento. We had joy and we had fun, hope to meet again guys. A local political party allied with the Cannabis industry, we do not have that in the Netherlands. But we should. At my table charming Arya Campbell of Tierra Divina Vineyards as Instagram publisher who takes and places pictures of different leader personalities. I met with Mark S. Wagner MD, who uses Cannabis treatment to cure patients from heroin addiction and to treat his chronicle pain patients. He could not do his work without legal Cannabis. Lanny Swerdlow, founder and chairperson of the Brownie Mary Democrats, he wants to secure free Cannabis for people who need it but cannot afford Cannabis. Forrest Hurd of Caladrius Network, interested in the possibilities of micro business licenses. Sam Sabzehzar of Medical Marijuana 411 who wants to meet, Marie Roth of SLOCCBA who loves Amsterdam and last but not least our photographer of Operative Campaigns Sean Donahoe. All very special people who we will meet again on and in our printed XL table top magazine at our Late New Year Gala February 2018. For sure you will meet them on our events. Every year we will publish only two different magazines and we will organize only two different Cannabis Events per Cannabis State or Country in the World. Quality and International Presence is more important than quantity. We keep our products and services exclusive and that way always interesting.

The Magic Strain
 The first idea to publish “The Magic Strain” was already born
 13 years ago and in a Free Federation of Cannabis Nations,
 I would vote for Snoop Dogg as President.”

I remember the last time I introduced a new magazine as yesterday, that was on the 25th of October 2004 in Club Escape, Amsterdam, I proudly launched the first foreign edition of Quincy Jones and Bob Miller’s Vibe Magazine, the Dutch edition. Bob Miller was publisher at Time Life at the same time I was publisher of the Moscow Times in Russia. Bob and I made a deal on the 24th of August 2004. On the 25th of October 2004 we launched the printed publication in a test circulation of 30.000 copies in the Netherlands. I have P. Diddy on the front page in a Dutch National Soccer shirt and on page 84, my hero Snoop Dogg, in a 6-pager editorial “Stoned with the Stars. The first idea to publish a cannabis magazine was born.
Cannabis consumed by edibles is not completely anew chapter for me. 
As a teenager, in the early seventies, I baked 
my own 4 vanilla cupcakes with 1.00 gram of red Lebanon hash and 4 brownies with 1.5 gram of 
Black Afghan hash.
One cupcake,two cupcakes, one brownie, 
two brownies, wait 35 minutes and go. 
The ride began, a magic strain with controllable acid like traits, colorful soundless fluid 
visuals and rushes of instant happiness.
The USA is making significant progress to legalizing cannabis states, and in the EU the Netherlands leads the legalization wave. The lobbyists in Washington and Europe are quite busy in trying to change legislation. The recognition of positive medical applications and the socially more accepted use of Cannabis by medical edibles will drive the Cannabis liberalization fronts forwards. Come, let’s go.

Johannes H. Westbroek Editor in Chief


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