For me, cooking is like therapy and makes me feel really good, particularly when it’s with cannabis. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a love affair with both food and cannabis. So much so, that I started a local Facebook group called “High Level Cooking.” With HLC, I set out to share various techniques and recipes with products that I personally use from my local medical cannabis dispensaries (MMTCs), while educating newcomers on the importance of medicating responsibly.
How to make cannabis infused coconut oil
For this demonstration, I’ll be using 800mg of hybrid distillate from my friends over at Curaleaf Florida. Their hybrid distillate is a mixture of the famous sativa dominant strain, “Sour Diesel," and the popular indica strain, “Master Kush." Vaping this distillate will give you a very balanced cerebral buzz mixed with a smooth body buzz. It does lend more of it’s sativa qualities when used for vaping, in my opinion. I highly recommend this distillate, especially for those like me that have a ton of ideas and creative stuff zipping around in your head. It also helps to ease my back spasms without sacrificing mental clarity. Being able to focus on a task and not on my pain has greatly improved my productivity.
However, using it in an edible form is totally different. When using this hybrid distillate in foods, the effects are absolutely amazing. It acts more like a 50/50 hybrid. No pronounced drowsy effects here, just a very even head/body buzz with a slightly more indica feel. All right then, enough of the mumbo jumbo. Let’s get to work…
Figuring out the dosage...
Figuring out the dosage is easy: One cup equals 48 teaspoons. So divide 800 (mg) into 48 (teaspoons) and you’ll get 16.666666. This tells you that for every teaspoon of infused coconut oil you use, you’ll be adding 16.67mg of THC to your recipe. Knowing your own endocannabinoid system and the potency of your infused mediums are the keys to responsible medicating. Start with low dosages like 5- 10mg and work your way up from there. It may take up to two hours to start feeling the effects of the cannabis when eating it, so take your time when first starting out. Have fun with it though, who said medicating had to be bad tasting and mundane?
At this point, the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with your new coconut oil brew! Get creative add add it to your everyday meals when you want to medicate.
Drop in to a Curaleaf Florida dispensary near you to see your favorite concentrate concierge. Try the hybrid distillate or any of their other great products for yourself. Don’t forget, any order over $75 comes with free delivery. For delivery or general info, you can talk to a Curaleaf representative at 877-303-0741.