If you’re living in Canada and a fan of the new cannabis laws, there is one aspect of the Cannabis Act that you probably aren’t loving. The Canadian government has yet to pass laws on edible consumption. Although you can purchase dry bud and pure CBD oil from your local legal dispensary, you won’t be able to buy a yummy cannabis-infused Rice Krispy treat. At least not legally.
There is a way around the whole not-be-able-to-purchase-edibles debacle, which is to apply for an ACMPR license with Cannabis Growing Canada. The ACMPR license is a medical marijuana grow license that nearly any Canadian can apply for, but it doesn’t just allow Canadians to grow medical plants from home.
On top of that, ACMPR license holders are able to do what they want with their home-grown plants, as long as they only use them for personal use. This means you’ll be able to smoke, vape, dab, or even nibble on your cannabis. Yes, you’re legally allowed to use your homegrown plants to create delicious potent edibles if you so choose.
But making edibles on your own can be challenging. It’s actually way more difficult than most people realize, and don’t be surprised if your first batch turns out to be a dud. To prevent that from happening, follow this quick 3-step guide to making edibles with your ACMPR license.
STEP 1: Choose Your Ingredients
The easiest way to make edibles is to first make butter or oil that is infused with cannabis, then add that butter to your yummy baked treats. The first step is to choose your oil or butter, then decide on your cannabis strain. Try to choose a high-quality oil or butter rather than the cheap stuff. When choosing your cannabis, remember that the strain really does matter.
By now you probably already know that THC is responsible for getting you high, while CBD is more about the therapeutic and medicinal effects. If you’re hoping to experience a high after chowing down on your edible, go with a THC-heavy strain. However, keep in mind that edibles hit the body harder than other cannabis consumption methods, so try not to go too heavy on the THC the first time around.
STEP 2: Take Proper Measurements
Creating a cannabis-infused butter or oil isn’t a guessing game. It is important to take an exact measurement, particularly measurements of your dried bud, to create just the right amount of potency. Too little and the cannabis edible won’t do a thing. Too much and you’ll be on the floor, possibly even experiencing a not so enjoyable high.
STEP 3: Slow and Steady Simmering
The main thing to remember as you create your cannabis butter is the keep the heat on low and simmer it for longer than you would expect. Just remember, slow and steady wins the race when it comes to infusing your cannabis into the butter or oil. The extract will be more potent when you simmer on a low heat for several hours.