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Cannabis-infused edibles are growing in popularity. Easy, homemade edibles recipes can be found in abundance, through a simple Google search, and many of these recipes even include easy adaptation, to for make creations gluten-free, vegan, or beyond. If you’re ready to get to an elevated state of mind, then perhaps it’s high time for you try one of these tasty – and easy – weed recipes.

Easy Weed Recipes, no. 1: Cannabis Bud Salad

There’s not much that’s healthier than a fresh salad. If you love salad as much as most people do, then you may want to try a Cannabis Bud salad. Unlike many cannabis recipes, this one doesn’t come with a buzz – just loads of health benefits.

What You’ll Need:

  • Fresh cannabis leaves
  • Fresh cannabis bud
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh strawberry slices
  • Fresh diced mango
  • Any other fresh topping that you may desire
  • Your favorite salad dressing (raspberry walnut vinaigrette works amazingly)


  1. Chop your cannabis leaves into edible pieces, then add them to a salad bowl.
  2. Dice the fresh bud into small, bite-sized pieces, and add to your bowl.
  3. Next, add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Top off the salad with your favorite dressing, and you are good to go!

Cannabis Infused Butter – The Perfect Addition to Pancakes, Muffins, and Beyond

Easy Weed Recipes, no.2: Heavenly Canna Butter-Like-No-Other

When baking with cannabis, most people will tell you it’s all about the butter. What that means is it’s all about how strong you make your cannabutter. When you have good butter, you can make blazin’ muffins, brownies, cakes, rice crispy treats, and more, all from the comfort of your own home.

I know what you’re thinking: you can’t just pick up a tub of cannabutter at the store. However, if you have some weed, some butter, about an hour of free time, and a kitchen, you can whip some up. Cannabutter is as easy as easy weed recipes get!

What You’ll Need:

  • ¼ tsp. of ground, de-stemmed, and de-seeded cannabis
  • ½ cup of salted butter (do not substitute margarine or low-fat butter)
  • Cheesecloth
  • Glass container with an air-tight lid


  1. Melt your butter in a saucepan, over low heat.
  2. Add dried, cured, ground cannabis and simmer, over low heat, for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring frequently. (Be sure it’s not too hot, as you don’t want to cook off all the THC.)
  3. Strain the butter through the cheesecloth into the glass dish.
  4. Use your canna butter to bake (and get baked). Place any leftovers in the fridge or freezer, for breakfast or your next medicated snack.

Simple-yet-Delicious Cannabis Rice Crispy Treats

Easy Weed Recipes, no. 3: No-Bake, Get-Baked Rice Crispy Treats

These aren’t your normal rice crispy treats, but something much better. These medicated and infused crispy rice treats are sure to elevate you – directly to your couch, that is – so consume in moderation and know your dosage, especially if you have a low tolerance.

What You’ll Need:

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 9×13” pan
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 7 cups mini marshmallows, divided
  • 4 Tbsp. cannabutter


  1. Spray spatula, mixing bowl, and pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Add 7 cups of mini marshmallows to the microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Add 4 Tablespoons of cannabutter (or more, depending on your tastes).
  4. Microwave the marshmallow and butter together for one minute, then microwave for an additional 30 seconds, watching closely to prevent burning or overflow.
  5. Add cereal, and mix until well combined.
  6. Spread into the 9×13” pan.
  7. Allow to cool and set.
  8. Cut and enjoy.
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Tips for Best Results

  • Don’t pull a stoner move and use stale marshmallows. Rice crispy treats are serious business and not the treats to use up those old dry marshmallows on. Unopened bags or airtight containers of marshmallows are the way to go.
  • Don’t burn or overcook them. Heat your marshmallows low and slow, until they begin to slowly melt. Melting them one minute at a time in the microwave is not only quicker, but it can also save you from burning your mix.

These are just a few of the recipes for easy homemade edibles that you might soon love. You may just find that great cannabis recipes “canna” open your world to a new way of medicating. For more incredible edibles and cannabis-infused treats, check out The Kitchen at


Edible Reviews

Medical cannabis edibles are abundant on the market today, thanks to the legalization of cannabis for medical purposes in almost half of the United States. With this surge of new products and edibles, however, comes the question: what edible marijuana price is worth paying, and for what products? Here are five medical cannabis edibles that are worth the cash you stash.

So many options, but which ones to invest in?

Highly Edible Pucks

Average Price: $20-$30

Cannabis-infused pucks from Highly Edible are sensational and well worth the price they retail for. These cannabis edibles come in a plethora of different flavors, including watermelon, peach, strawberry, and cherry, as well as sour varieties. Highly Edible pucks are similar to the peach or watermelon rings you can find on any candy aisle. However, these have an added medicinal kick. Depending on the market, Highly Edible medicated pucks are available in 50mg, 100mg, and 250mg of THC per container. Each container includes ten precisely proportioned pucks. Highly Edible Pucks are also available in CBD form. Learn more about Highly Edible Pucks here.

Kaneh Co S’mores Brownie

Average Price: $10-$45 (depending on potency)

The S’mores Brownie from Kaneh Co. is a graham cracker crust, layered with brownie and dark chocolate, then topped with golden brown to slightly-charred marshmallows. Kaneh Co. has quite the reputation when it comes to their edibles and lab testing. All of the products from Kaneh Co., including the S’mores Brownie, are made with the highest-quality ingredients and absolutely no preservatives. Their entire product line is also significantly tested before taken to market. These brownies come in many different dosage options, ranging from 100mg all the way to 1,000 mg per brownie. Learn more about the gourmet line of cannabis edibles from Kaneh Co. here.

Punch Bar, from Punch Edibles

Average Price: $15-$30 (depending on potency)

Punch Edibles offers an amazing line of cannabis-infused chocolate bars, known as Punch Bars. These bars – which are perfectly portioned into nine small squares – are available in many different varieties and flavors. THC-infused Punch Bars are available in 225mg or 150mg versions. Each version is available in 10 different flavors. Punch Edibles also offers a CBD version of the Punch Bar that includes 90mg of CBD and is available in 5 flavor options. They also offer white chocolate, sugar-free, and peanut butter combo Punch Bars, available in different flavors and potencies as well. Learn more about Punch Edibles and Punch Bars here.

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Warm and Crispy Medicated Coconut Oil

Average Price: Varies Drastically, Per Market

Warm and Crispy Coconut Oil is an amazing medical cannabis edible product that was developed by a medical cannabis patient, utilizing organic cannabis. Each batch of coconut oil is lab tested, and all flowers used in its production are thoroughly cleaned, before being used to infuse the coconut oil. This product is a favorite of many medical cannabis patients, as it can be easily added to just about any recipe. It can also be taken in a capsule, used topically, or eaten, as needed. According to consumers, it has a very light taste, thanks to its purity and cleanliness. Learn more about the organic, gluten-free, and sugar-free Warm and Crispy Medicated Coconut Oil here.

Sweet Grass Kitchen’s PB&J Cup

Average Price: $5-$15 (depending on potency)

These incredible Peanut Butter and Jelly Cups are infused with either 10mg or 75mg of activated THC, depending on the specific product. Each award-winning Sweet Kitchen PB&J Cup is made utilizing full-flower cannabutter and is Sativa dominant. The cup consists of a shortbread cookie crust, topped off with a bead of strawberry jelly. The product is available in Colorado in 60mg stacks, which include six 10mg cups on the retail side, or 75mg single cups on the medical side. Learn more about Sweet Grass Kitchen PB&J Cups, as well as other products offered by this Denver-based edibles company, here.

Edible Marijuana Prices Worth Paying


We hope that you will enjoy these medical cannabis edibles and that this list can help make the decision easier when it comes to deciding which edible marijuana prices are worth paying for which products. Be sure to check out where you can find these products online, or call your local dispensary, to see what they have in stock.


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If you love to medicate with edibles but find you have a higher tolerance than others, you’re going to dig these potent weed recipes, which are sure to rock your world. Be careful though; these definitely deliver, so know what to expect with your edibles’ experience ahead of time.


“Baked” Chocolate-Frosted Cupcakes that Deliver

“Baked” Chocolate-Frosted Cupcakes

This is a bit more complicated than some marijuana recipes, but the results are so worth it! With a little prep and some patience, you can make some blazin’ cupcakes with a kick. Here’s what you’ll need:


  • Muffin pans
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup


  • 1 box of cake mix
  • Muffin pan liners
  • Container of your favorite chocolate frosting
  • Cannabutter
  • 1 gram of dabs


Place your muffin pan liners in your muffin pan. Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on your cake mix box. Melt dabs over low heat, in your cannabutter (this adds the kick). Side note: usually, I find a one-stick equivalence of canna butter to a gram of dabs is perfect. There’s sometimes a little butter leftover after making the cake mix, which can be whipped into your favorite frosting.

Make you mix according to the directions on the package, substituting cannabutter for oil and margarine. The stronger your cannabutter, the more of a kick you’ll get from your cupcakes. Bake your cupcakes according, to directions. After they are finished and have cooled completely, it’s time to frost them.

Cover with your favorite chocolate frosting, and enjoy getting baked on your cupcakes. Be careful, as this marijuana recipe is no joke (you might think it is, however, after you get the giggles).

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No-Bake, Get-Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Do you love peanut butter? How about oatmeal? If you said yes to both of these items, then I bet you love peanut butter oatmeal cookies! What if you were to find out that there’s one of our favorite potent weed recipes lets you produce these tasty treats yourself?

The addition of cannabutter and cannabis-infused peanut butter really gives these cookies a kick. Here’s what you’ll need, to make this sweet treat:


  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Cookie sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Tablespoon


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup cannabutter
  • 1⁄2 cup milk
  • 1 cup cannabis-infused peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups oats


First, add sugar, cannabutter, and milk to your saucepan, on medium heat, and bring to a rolling boil. Stir constantly, until it boils for approximately 1 minute. Then, promptly remove the mixture from heat. Next, add the cannabis-infused peanut butter and vanilla to your saucepan, stirring until the peanut butter has melted, then add your oats. Once mixed thoroughly, simply spoon the mixture onto wax paper, in your desired cookie size, and allow to cool. Once cooled, all that is left to do is enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Wook Cookies

Chocolate Chip Wook Cookies

Wook Cookies, or chocolate chip cookies with a cannabis kick, are a classic. If you love chocolatey marijuana recipes, then this one will definitely spark your bowl. Just make sure to take care of any pressing tasks before enjoying these, as you may find yourself relaxing on the couch for a while.


  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Cookie sheet
  • Tablespoon


    • 2 tsp. hot water
    • 1/2 tsp. salt
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups chipped canna chocolate
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 1 tsp. baking soda
    • 2 tsp. vanilla extract (Madagascar Vanilla makes a difference)
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup cannabutter, softened
  • Optional: add 1 gram of dabs, like you would in the Real Baked Chocolate Frosted Cupcakes.


First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the cannabutter together with your white and brown sugars, until the mix becomes smooth. Mix both eggs in a cup, then add to the sugar and butter. Dissolve your baking soda in hot water. Add it to your mix, along with your vanilla and salt. Add flour, chocolate chips, and nuts (if adding them), and mix thoroughly. Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet.

Now, bake your cookies for about 10 minutes, and voila: you have Wook Cookies.

These potent weed recipes all pack a powerful punch, so just know what you’re getting yourself into, and be prepared for a wild ride. For more lit ways to enjoy marijuana recipes, be sure to visit the Kitchen at


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As more people are becoming health-conscious and advocating animal rights and welfare, there has been a surge in those eating a vegan diet. Combine that with the fact that many states that offer access to legal cannabis, and you have a match made in canna-heaven. Cannabis edibles, already preferred amongst many cannabis consumers and patients, can now be made into delicious vegan edibles at home, either for a personal snack or as a treat to share with others. We’re stoked to share three of our favorite healthy vegan edibles recipes with you!

Baked Walnut Canna-Brownies with an Elevated Glaze

Brownie Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup dates
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 Tbsp. cannabis coconut oil

Elevated Glaze Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. of almond butter
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup

Other Tools You’ll Need:

  • Food Processor
  • Lined Baking Sheet


  1. Combine rolled oats and walnuts in the food processor, and pulse until the mixture becomes a powder.
  2. Add vanilla extract, cannabis coconut oil, salt, cocoa powder, and dates. Process until mixed thoroughly.
  3. Place mixture on the lined baking sheet, and flatten to shape.
  4. Place brownies in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
  5. Before serving, mix the maple syrup, cocoa powder, and the almond butter together, and then drizzle the Elevated Glaze on the Baked Walnut Canna-Brownies.

Vegan-Friendly Cannabis-Infused Banana Bread


Baked Canna-Banana Bread


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened, canna-infused coconut oil or almond butter
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher or sea salt
  • 3 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup almond or coconut milk yogurt
  • 3 mashed, overripe bananas
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Other Tools:

  • Cooking Spray
  • 9×5” Loaf Pan
  • Whisk
  • Medium Mixing Bowl
  • Small Mixing Bowl


  1. Spray the 9×5” loaf pan with cooking spray and preheat the oven to 340°F. Set aside the pan for now.
  2. In the medium mixing bowl, use the whisk to combine the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the small mixing bowl, combine together the canna-infused coconut oil or almond butter and sugar. Once mixed thoroughly, add the bananas, pecans, yogurt, vanilla, and applesauce, and mix together.
  4. Next, add the wet ingredients in the small bowl to the dry ingredients in the medium bowl. Mix until the ingredients are combined.
  5. Pour the bread batter into the prepared pan.
  6. Place in the oven and cook for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until the bread is a light golden-brown color and passes the toothpick test.
  7. Once finished baking, allow the bread to rest for 10 minutes in the pan, and then place it on a wire rack to cool.

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Canna Cashew Stuffed Avocados


  • 2 large avocados
  • 1-2 Tbsp. edible cannabis oil
  • 1 cup cashews (rinsed thoroughly and soaked for four hours)
  • ½ cup purified water
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ¼ clove garlic
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. tamari
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ – ½ tsp. Kosher or sea salt

Other Tools:

  • Blender
  • Spoon


  1. First, prep your avocados. Cut the avocados into halves, remove the pits, and, using a spoon, remove the avocados from the skins, being careful to remove the pieces intact. Set the avocado parts aside to stuff later.
  2. Using a blender, combine the cannabis oil, soaked/rinsed cashews, purified water, yeast, lemon juice, tamari, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, and garlic, until blended smoothly.
  3. Using a spoon, fill up the avocado halves that you prepared earlier with the cashew cream blend. If desired, you can top these off with cherry tomato halves, ground Brazil nuts, or other vegan-friendly garnishes. Now, all that’s left is to enjoy this healthy cannabis recipe!

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Additional Friendly Tips and Conclusion

Almost any vegan edibles recipe can be made vegan by substituting dairy milk with soy, almond, or coconut milk. Eggs in cannabis recipes can also be substituted with ¼ cup of applesauce for each egg that the recipe calls for. With these tips in mind, the options for vegan-friendly cannabis edibles are almost endless.

We hope that you enjoy making and eating these healthy cannabis recipes as much as we enjoyed sharing them with you!



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The legalization of weed in California is not all bongs, bowls, and piles of cash for everyone. While the state isn’t new to the green scene – medical marijuana has been legal there since 1996, when Proposition 215 was passed – a growing list of issues is facing the industry, because of the legalization of cannabis in California.

In the last two decades, since California legalized medical marijuana, alcohol didn’t go out of business, tobacco didn’t go bankrupt, pharma didn’t slow down, and the population didn’t turn into a bunch of lazy couch stoners.

That doesn’t mean that the legalization of weed in California has been an ocean-grown, or OG, breeze. Kids were a major factor to consider when it came to the topic of legalizing weed in the state. A lot of people had the same question, as it specifically pertained to California’s youth.

A California Cannabis Legalization Conundrum

Kids and the Legalization of Weed in California  

Now, Californians face a new hurdle, thanks to the passing of Proposition 64. Establishing the legal California weed age was a challenge, and the state finally settled on a number; the legal age to buy weed in California for recreational weed is 21 and up, with a valid ID.

As of 2017, California had an estimated population of 39+ million residents. That’s a lot of people and a lot of kids. Factors like restrictions on dispensary placement and cannabis growers, in regards to their proximity to schools and daycares, had to be considered. Hours of operation, school bus stops and routes, and even the dos and do-nots of advertising all had to be carefully evaluated, keeping in mind the potential impact on kids.

Statistically, smoking trends are higher within economically challenged communities, like so many in California. They were and still are some of the hardest hit by trends like cigarettes and underage drinking. So it’s understandable that people would have the same concerns about cannabis legalization. However, with over two decades of legal medical marijuana, it’s not really surprising to note that the children in California have yet to turn into weed smoking zombies since the California weed age was set.

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Cannabis and Violent Crime

Surely, it takes more than 12 weeks to conduct a study or survey on a state with 39+ million citizens. But maybe not. A January 2018 Forbes article headline read: “Violent Crime Has Dropped In Border States With Legal Cannabis: Study.” However, two months later, California had a different Forbes headline that read like this: “California Officials Say Marijuana Legalization Causing More Violent Crime.” So, which is it?

It seems that a lot of opinions about weed are being passed around in the media, in regards to California’s weed legalization.

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Shady, Non-Compliant Businesses

As of February 2018, over 6,000 weed delivery services and marijuana dispensaries in California could be found on Weedmaps. But, the state had only licensed 580 marijuana dispensaries and weed delivery companies at that time. While some businesses were paying their fees and doing the right thing, others were just flying by the seat of their pants.

This creates all kinds of problems. Tax evasion, quality control, testing, unlicensed businesses – all of this spells trouble for legal weed. The state tried to take aim at Weedmaps, telling them they weren’t allowed to advertise unlicensed businesses, but Weedmaps fired back with a blunt, by essentially saying, “that’s not our problem”.

What so many people fail to see about cannabis is that it is medicine. It does help people with an array of problems. When there is no standard for quality and safety set, people will do some unthinkable things to boost profits, like adding chemicals to cannabis, such as Eagle 20, or selling medicine infected with spider mites.

If businesses will do this, who’s to say they won’t sell weed to kids? Shady, non-compliant cannabis businesses complicate the presence of legal cannabis in the state, as well as dilute the potential of cannabis to be used in positive ways. California needs and deserves weed businesses that abide by California state law.

These are just a few of the conundrums created by the legalization of weed in California. Do you live in California? Do you see other issues that aren’t mentioned above? If so let us know here at Medical Edibles!


The Couch

Now that we’ve got a ton of states joining the effort to legalize marijuana, you may be starting to wonder just how far certain liberties extend. In many cases, you can just go to a dispensary and pick up some cannabis, and it’s easier than ever to find those spots, thanks to the internet. But what if you don’t want to go pick it up, or what if a brand you want to try isn’t anywhere close to you? Can your favorite brand, or a brand that you just want to take for a test ride, ship their product to you? The answer is no, for the most part.

Sadly, it’s not quite as simple as a product being legal in a state, then having that legality extended, so the product is able to travel through the mail system. There are plenty of completely legal products, like perfume, that can’t even go through the mail, so you should probably assume that something that is still as hated as cannabis isn’t going to have a gentle ride on the Pony Express.

The Post Office: not the best place to bring your favorite cannabis products

Federal Laws Limit Mailing Cannabis Across States

If you’re in a state that has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and you have the great idea of shipping edibles through the mail, the current federal laws will give you a rude awakening. Since the cannabis would be going across state lines, even if both sides of those lines having legalized it, the best way to describe the situation is that the line itself has not legalized cannabis. Bringing anything from one state to another violates federal law, which sees this action as interstate trafficking.

Thanks to cannabis not being legal at the federal level, moving the product across state lines gives up those state rights, as the cannabis becomes a schedule one substance, as it moves from state to state. So, in terms of the United States Postal Service, or any mailing service, shipping any form of ganja is not allowed.

If you decide to take your chances, watch out: shipping marijuana could count as shipping “poisonous and hazardous materials,” which can mean federal prison time on its own, besides the schedule one substance part of it. Side note: while you won’t get that hazardous and poisonous materials charge for taking marijuana across state lines in a personal vehicle, if you get pulled over with marijuana products that were purchased in a different state, you will receive a drug trafficking charge.

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In-State Mailing Also Illegal

If you wanted to mail cannabis products or have them mailed to you within your own state, that’s also not going to happen. The USPS, being a federal entity, goes by federal policies at all times. FedEx also prohibits the mailing of anything that is federally illegal, so there’s not really any way to get your brand to ship mail order edibles.

You could take your chances – and many people do – but no brands are going to, and the repercussions are definitely not worth it. FedEx and UPS can’t arrest you if they decide that they’re not going to mail your weed, but there’s nothing to stop them from calling the cops, to alert them of your attempt to mail a federally illegal substance.

Your Best Bet: Direct Delivery

So, shipping edibles through the mail is an absolute no-go. You don’t want any cannabis products floating around any mailing systems with your name on them. But is there any way to get products besides in person? Thankfully, if you live in the right place, yes.

In Nevada, quickly after legalizing cannabis and getting dispensaries open, the state actually made cannabis delivery services legal. So, as long as the state licensed them, businesses in Nevada can do door-to-door delivery of their cannabis products. This doesn’t mean that your favorite brand can send a delivery boys hundreds of miles and over state lines to bring their product to you (although if it didn’t cross state lines, I guess they technically could). But, it does mean that, if you don’t have a car and really want that product from a dispensary across town, there just might be someone who can drop that off at your house.

With a license, a delivery boy can bike to your house with your cannabis purchase

As there are so many new products on the market this year, in-person delivery provides a great alternative to mail order edibles, to those with or without cars. Depending on the state you’re in, you might have legal delivery services as well, which means you can order your weed and your pizza, and, hopefully, they’ll show up at around the same time.



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When it comes to making edibles recipes, we always think about baked goods, because heat is what activates those good cannabinoids in your foods. That’s not the only way to eat your THC, however. Making a cannabis ice cream recipe will allow you and your friends to try something a little different, as well as enjoy as a sweet, cold treat in the summer heat. The cannabis ice cream recipe still involves some heat during the initial process, but the final product is a frozen delight, which might also pair well with some warm, fresh edible baked goods if you’re feeling a like a little extra with your cannabis snack.

The best part of making cannabis ice cream is that you don’t even need an ice cream machine. You could certainly use one if you really wanted to get complicated, which might pay off for your tastes in the end, but it’s not a deal-breaker. We’ve found two great recipes that can provide you an easy way or a complicated way to make your own amazing THC ice cream so that you don’t have to search for a local cannabis ice cream shop.

This green ice cream isn’t actually cannabis-infused, but the matcha flavor that this ice cream includes might be a good idea, for your own cannabis creation!

The Simple Life

This first recipe makes cannabis ice cream using cannabutter, which, if you’ve been following us, you know is a staple in most weed baking. While cannabutter is not actually the norm for cannabis ice cream, it makes cannabis ice cream incredibly easy, because, if you do a lot of weed baking, you probably already have this lying around.

I call this a simple recipe because it’s honestly the least number of steps you’ll have to follow, to get some cannabis ice cream in your freezer. You just need to whip some heavy cream until it’s stiff, then add in your cannabutter and can of condensed milk, and you’re ready to freeze it all into ice cream. The recipe suggests using some vanilla and chopped mint, to create a mint chocolate chip flavor, but this bare bones of this recipe also allow you to replace those ingredients if you’d like to try something new.

The Big Leagues

Over at the Fader, there is actually a great recipe that can help you create some fancy cannabis ice cream, but you’re going to need an ice cream maker, and a willingness to do some home infusing that doesn’t result in cannabutter. The process is going to start out with getting your “weed cream” ready, which was actually a new term for me.

Creating “weed cream” is pretty simple, actually. You take two cups of heavy cream, and then five to ten ground-up grams of the flower of your choice, and heat those items in a saucepan, right below a simmer, for an hour. After that hour, your weed cream should be infused, and you can run it through a cheesecloth, to get all the chunky herb out. Some cream is going to evaporate, but if you have less than one and a half cups at the end, adding in some normal, non-infused cream won’t hurt anyone. Then, mix it all up with a hand blender for thirty seconds and chill in the refrigerator, until you’re ready for the next step.

Once all of your other ingredients are gathered and you’re ready for the next plunge, you’ll want to get a medium saucepan, then add all the cream you’ve just made, plus four cups of milk, to simmer for a bit. Then, you just need to turn off the heat and add all the other ingredients, besides eggs and salt (so sugar, honey, dry milk powder, and xanthan gum), and then whisk that mixture together, until it’s all dissolved (the gum doesn’t have to totally dissolve).

From there, you’ll just whisk your eggs and temper the frothy egg liquid with some of the other mixture, pour everything back into the original saucepan, and turn the heat to 173 °F, while making sure nothing sticks to the bottom. Temperature is important here because THC can burn if heated too much. Then, you’ll remove from heat, add your salt, put it in a blender for a minute, and strain into a container, for an ice bath. The final step is just throwing that mix into your ice cream maker.

A stainless-steel ice cream maker, which you’ll need for the more complicated recipe

Using this cannabis ice cream recipe will yield three quarts of delicious ice cream. You can also add flavors early on in the mix if you want. This is obviously a simplified version of the recipe so you can get acquainted with the level of intensity before you dive right in, so make sure you use the actual steps listed.

As you’ll soon find out, enjoying cannabis this summer can be a cool affair this summer, thanks to these delectable ice cream options. Get to experimenting with your own fun canna flavors, so you can perfect the startup of your personal cannabis ice cream shop!


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For those in Nevada, Evergreen Organix is a company you’re probably all too familiar with, as one of the bigger producers of cannabis products for the state’s dispensaries. They’re famous for everything from baked goods to infused oils, and now, consumers outside of the state will be able to get a taste of their sweet products.

Evergreen Organix recently announced that they are expanding to provide products to recreational dispensaries in California and Colorado, but also to the medicinal dispensaries in Arizona. Jerry Velarde, the president of the company, was nice enough to allow me to tour their facility in Las Vegas, where I met Melissa, who showed me all the ropes.

As soon as I pulled up, the parking lot greeted me with a hint of that quality cannabis scent, but as soon as I walked through the doors, I was met with a powerful fragrance that could not be missed. I was fitted with a hair net, as well as a beard (for extra safety), and then Melissa took me straight back to the kitchen.

In the kitchen, there were racks of product and flower, ready to be ground up for use. It resembled a huge restaurant kitchen, but there was only one cook present, Jamie. Melissa showed me where they make all of their cannabutter, even showcasing a fridge full of huge chunks of the green goodness.

Jamie working in the Evergreen Organix kitchen

Evergreen Organix has over 20 products that they make in this facility, including all kinds of cookies, fruit snacks, chocolates, and their very popular cereal bars. Melissa explained that the kitchen focuses on one to three products each day, which they then make in huge quantities. Some of these get some experimental treatments, like cookies that total 50mg of THC. However, due to new Nevada laws, every whole product will have to equal single doses, rather than products that must be split to equal a single, 10mg dose.

After checking out the kitchen, I got a glimpse of the lab, where Evergreen Organix makes their infused oils. This is the first stop, before anything in the kitchen can happen because the lab makes the oil for the cartridges, as well as the oil that eventually becomes cooking butter.

At the end of the tour, I got to try a few samples of some non-infused products. These are the same recipes for their primary products, minus any THC, and they were absolutely worth trying, even without any psychoactive effects. Everything Evergreen Organix offers is packed with flavor, guaranteeing that even bite-sized dosing limits will still taste delicious. The brownie was so thick I would practically have to overeat if I wanted to push the dosing on it.

A rack of non-infused Evergreen Organix samples

After all, was said and done, I left the Evergreen Organix facility wholeheartedly excited for everyone in California, Colorado, and Arizona, stoked that they’ll be getting products from a company like this. Curious, I still needed to try a bit for myself. I decided to try their Peanut Butter Cereal Bar, and I was not expecting it to have such a heavy effect.

Packaging for the Peanut Butter Cereal Bar

Taking the cereal bar out of the package, I noticed that there was a slightly greenish hue, due to the glue that held this cereal bar together. That’s where the most of the THC lies in this bar (derived from those big rocks of cannabutter). I broke one of the two bars in the package in half – which was easy with this gooey little treat – and popped that in my mouth.

I figured the high might come a bit sooner because I did consume more than 10mg, this time around. This specific package had a little over 80mg of THC in the whole package, so taking a half of one bar was probably about 20mg. I was right about it setting in sooner, but didn’t know exactly where it would go.

The Evergreen Organix Peanut Butter Cereal Bar

I first felt effects around an hour after eating my portion. I could still taste the peanut butter at that point, because that sticky treat was so sweet, and I still had the flavor on my teeth. It’s more like a Rice Krispie treat in texture, but that peanut butter flavor adds so much, and the canna flavor isn’t overpowering. Once the effects set in, I was focusing more and more on what I could remember from that flavor, which was funny, because I completely forgot that I was watching tv.

I was able to snap back in and focus on the tv show for a bit, but my mind kept wandering. Usually, when my mind wanders due to THC, it goes to pretty worried places, but this time around, everything was just mundane and hilarious. The more I tried to figure out what was going on in the show, the more I tried to place my finger on themes and implications of the show, which then lead me to think much bigger thoughts, which ended up with me laughing.

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Overall, it was a fun time, but I definitely felt the laziness, which I also laughed at. However, I ended up finally folding my laundry and making dinner, which I initially thought I was just going to put off. The high from this cereal bar didn’t make me totally lethargic in my body – just in my mind – but it was easy to overcome, and I was pretty happy with myself, as I got all my tasks completed.

That wasn’t without hindrance though. Everything I did prompted me to start going on another thought train that I had to snap myself out of, but every time, it was equally entertaining. These effects lasted pretty much until I went to bed, and then I was out like a light.

The Peanut Butter Cereal Bar was a fun treat, and I would recommend it to anyone. There was nothing anxiety-provoking in it for me, and I was totally relaxed, while still being able to function as I needed to. You also get the fun of indulging in a delicious cereal bar, so you get to enjoy starting the night off in a great way.

If you’re curious now, check out the Evergreen Organix website, to get a feel for their great selection of products. They might be coming to your local dispensaries soon, so get ahead of the curve, by figuring out which product you want to try first.



The Couch

Now that you’ve gotten yourself acquainted with some of the more common terpenes in part one of this series, we’re going to close it off with some other important compounds, in part two. Again, these are important to take note of, when buying any cannabis or cannabis oil THC products. Not only can being aware of what you’re buying greatly affect your high, but the medicinal effects will also differ, based on the compounds involved.


The name makes it quite obvious here, but eucalyptol oil is present in eucalyptus and is the source of that wonderful minty odor. It’s typically used topically, but it’s general presence within the body has been studied as a defense against Alzheimer’s disease. It’s also great for fighting bacteria – specifically staph bacteria – in addition to being used for antifungal and antioxidant purposes.

It’s not present in many strains of cannabis, but keep your eyes out for Super Silver Haze if you want this terpene in your flower. If you’re just looking out for it in general, plenty of mouthwashes, cough suppressants, and hand creams contain this essential oil, as does cannabis essential oil.

Eucalyptus, which is a main source of eucalyptol in oils


Pinene is another compound with a name that gives it all away. Pinene is found in many other plants and is the source of that magical pine scent. It has a lot of similar health benefits to other terpenes, but you may want to look out for this one specifically, if you’re one of those people that feels cannabis is slowing you down.

Pinene is directly associated with promoting alertness. If you feel you have a very short-term memory from your cannabis use, then you may want to ask about strains that contain this little guy. Of course, you also want to make sure that the other terpenes you find aren’t debilitating this in your flower or cannabis essential oil. For example, if the strain you’re looking at also has a high amount of myrcene, the alertness you’re looking for (from the Pinene) will be dampened by the myrcene.

You can find Pinene in strains like Jack Herer, Trainwreck, and Blue Dream, so keep your eye out for these and for edibles made from them.


This little terpene, which is often hidden under a ton of pinene, replicates the scent of lilac and other soft floral aromas. Terpineol can actually help with a range of specific issues, including acne and even malaria. Several studies have also come out which suggest that this terpene is essential in the research for natural remedies, including cancer, due to its role as a tumor killer. Along with CBN, terpineol is a relaxing compound, so it may turn you into a couch potato when activated in your cannabis use. However, if you’re using it to fight a major disease, that’s a minor side effect, in comparison.



For those who love the great outdoors or miss their wet New England forests, Camphene resembles the scent of those damp woodland areas. This is similar to Myrcene, but Camphene comes with some properties that make it important to pay attention to.

Camphene actually fights cardiovascular disease, by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the bloodstream. After a 2011 study, it was concluded that camphene is a serious compound, when it comes to our heart health. As is the case with other terpenes and cannabinoids, camphene has no negative side effects and shows serious results.

If you’re interested, you can find a good amount of camphene in strains like Ghost OG.

Carene (Delta 3 Carene)

This is another woodsy-scented terpene, but it’s also a very common one. This is definitely one to keep track of, if you’re on the “dry” side, when it comes to your cannabis intake. It’s common for people to experience dry mouth or red eyes with cannabis use, and this terpene is specifically known for drying up bodily fluids. If that’s a pet peeve of yours, I would recommend being on the lookout for strains that are specifically low in this compound instead.

Carene is known to help with bone growth, so that may be another reason to consider this terpene. Both Super Silver Haze and Super Lemon Haze are good options, if you’re looking for carene.

Essential oil bottles, where you can (perhaps surprisingly) find many of these compounds

Time to Buy

Now that you’ve read though this two-part series, you should be ready to go and buy cannabis products, like cannabis oil THC or non-THC, like a pro. Of course, you can never do enough research with terpenes, as these ten only scratch the surface of what you can find in cannabis and in other plants around the world. As a safe edibles or flower consumer, you should always know what’s in your products.  



The Couch

Healthy, Stealthy Vaping

Cannabis technology has catapulted the old school twist-and-smoke into a clean, stealthy, easy delivery system that has more people smiling than ever before. We’re referring to the exciting world of vaping cannabis, a game changer in recreational and medical marijuana application.

There is no longer a need to worry about emerging from a haze of smoke that sticks to your skin and clothes, increasing unwanted attention or detection. There is no more lurking in dark corners, while revelers legally imbibe drink after drink, in the comfort of a public bar. Vaping cannabis brings the capability of controlling your intake to the point where you are able to function on a fun, creative, healthy, stress-less ride, all below the radar of judgmental eyes.

Body Embracing

When it comes to vaping vs smoking cannabis, first off, ingesting any kind of smoke immediately raises alarms in your brain. As your lungs begin to experience smoke, they send signals of distress, creating a chain reaction in the body, to quickly do damage control.

Part of this reaction is the release of endorphins, analgesic (pain-killing) chemicals that quell discomfort, while other functions attempt to bring your body back to homeostasis (stable equilibrium). Endorphin release creates a dual high when combined with THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the mind-altering chemical found in marijuana.

Such a blended high is believed to be responsible for several downsides of smoking marijuana, which include bloodshot eyes, facial muscle droopiness, confusion, and after effects like moodiness, fatigue, and lack of gumption.

Vaping cannabis removes many of these negative factors, as it is as natural as breathing the oxygen around you. No endorphins are released; instead, you experience a pure THC elevation that keeps you focused while hovering at the same time.

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Vaping cannabis allows your body to fully embrace the connection of THC to natural cannabinoid receptors in the brain. It is so much of a clean, functioning high that even endurance athletes are supporting the vaping and edible effects of cannabis.

Colorado-based ultra-runner, Avery Collins – who runs about 150 training miles per week and competes in four to five races a year – reports that he, “eats edibles or vaporizes weed every day, to help his body deal with the grueling running regime.”

Collins commented to News AU, “[Cannabis] helps me live right in the moment. [..] I use it as a way to intensify and enhance the run. It makes the longevity of the runner’s high last longer because technically you’re already high.”

There is also the benefit of enjoying the multi-tastes of the many strains of cannabis through vaping, so much so that they are cannabis vaping is almost like wine tasting these days. Some flavorful oil cartridges include gelato, strawberry, pineapple, passion fruit, and banana.

Cannabis Vaporizers

Like any technology, the world of vaping cannabis has gone through a variety of design iterations, and new designs continue to emerge daily.

In the beginning, it was a boxy, plug-in-the-wall machine – similar to a pencil sharpener – attached to a long tube with a glass mouthpiece. Dry herb would be ground and placed in a chamber near the heat source. Then, hot air would flow through and allegedly vaporize, rather than combust (many believe that the herb eventually combusts, with most of these early designs).

Next, hand-held, battery-powered portable devices were created, to vape ground weed on-the-go. Eventually, even smaller designs emerged that work with cannabis oil, wax, or shatter (crystallized, amber, glass-like cannabis pieces). Although many of these delivery systems are still used, the most popular form of vaping cannabis is cannabis oil pens.

According to Cannabis Vape Reviews, here are a few of the top choices:

  • Rokin Mini Tank Oil Vape Kit – Works with 510 threaded cartridges
  • PAX Era Vaporizer – Uses proprietary “Era pod” cartridges
  • Swan Vape Battery by S6XTH Sense – Compatible with almost all vape cartridges
  • Basic Vape Pen – Inexpensive brands like Greenly, Bhang Stick, and HoneyVape

You can also check out Leafly for a wide variety of additional vaping products, including dry herb vaporizers by Davinci, Launch Box, Firefly, and PAX.

Beyond the High, Vaping Communities


As a result of vaping cannabis, a new community has risen, beyond the stigma of couch-locked, lazy potheads, looking for that next unhealthy snack to scarf down. As mentioned, the vaping community includes extreme athletes. This community is discovering that vaping cannabis offers a cleaner high, to enhance an athletic experience and increase the overall effects to a more positive, beneficial level.

It is also reported that vaping cannabis helps with physical challenges such as pain and inflammation. Cannabis Net reports that “in an online survey by the National Pain Foundation, 30% of 1,300 patients reported that they have used cannabis. Out of the participants, 62% said that cannabis is “very effective” in treating [fibromyalgia inflammatory] symptoms.”

Additionally, according to a study cited by CBD Testers, “a team of Israeli scientists conducted a clinical trial of their own. It was published in the Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, and the results are definitive; within a few minutes of taking the vaporized cannabis, patients reported feeling significant relief from their chronic nerve pain.”

Add in the many new, legal users and vaping cannabis becomes their first experience with marijuana. This is significant, given the controlled, clean delivery that offers all of the high without any of the unwanted side effects. Vaping technology is taking marijuana to a whole new level that leaves the days of cumbersome, conspicuous combustion up in smoke.

Vaping cannabis can be used in so many easy, enjoyable ways. It not only enhances your overall lens of the world around, you but it also offers an easy, clean application to keep you running on all cylinders, all day long.




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