6 Awesome Cannabis Butter Recipes to Try Today

You’ll be amazed with how many delicious things you can make with marijuana! Start with these six cannabis butter recipes and see where inspiration takes you.

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To Bong or Not to Bong? The Pros and Cons of Using a Marijuana Water Pipe

Posted on Oct 19, 2018 in Popular Legal Highs

To Bong or Not to Bong? The Pros and Cons of Using a Marijuana Water Pipe

The potential value of the marijuana industry is enormous. Some analysts estimate that it could be a billion dollar industry once fully legalized.

One area of the industry that is already booming is bong sales. Water pipes are already legal to sell anywhere in the United States, and smoking enthusiasts worldwide have been using them to get high for decades.

Bongs can be intimidating for new smokers. Their size and perceived complexity can scare newbies away. But they’re popular for a reason: bong smoking produces a number of benefits that are attractive to smokers new and old.

If you’re unsure if a marijuana water pipe is right for you, educating yourself on them is a great way to come to a concrete decision. Below, we’ll walk you through the pros and cons of water pipes and everything you need to know about how they work.

The Pros of Bong Smoking

As you’ve likely seen in a number of movies and television programs, bongs are incredibly popular for avid smokers. This is because they provide a number of benefits that make smoking easier and more pleasant.

Smoother Smoke

One of the biggest benefits of a bong is how it affects the quality of marijuana smoke. The heated water in a bong can help to kill off bacteria while simultaneously cooling it to a comfortable temperature.

This helps to create smoke that won’t irritate or “scratch” a smoker’s throat in the way that a cigar, cigarette, or blunt might. In addition to the general sense of comfort, the smoother smoke can help reduce the chance of smoking-related illnesses such as bronchitis.

Easy for Newcomers

A water bong does have a little bit of learning curve to it, but that doesn’t make it a bad option for beginners. The smoother smoke is actually a lot easier on the lungs, and can save newbies smokers a lot of coughing and hacking on their first hits.

A bong also requires shallower and shorter breaths to make it work. This can make easing into the smoking experience easier than it would with a dry pipe or other smoking apparatus.

Simple To Maintain

A water pipe doesn’t require much to work to keep it clean and running smoothly. All the user needs to do is ensure that they refresh the water in the reservoir after each use. Outside of this replenishment, a good bong owner will want to wash the pieces with smoke every so often to keep it clean and attractive.

Outside of these very simple steps, a bong should stay efficient and effective for years to come.

Pleasantly Decorative

All other benefits aside, a bong can be an interesting and visually attractive to your home.

Bongs are made in a variety of interesting shapes, colors, and designs, and selecting models that attract your eye can be just as enjoyable as the high you’ll get from using them.

The Cons of Bong Smoking

Not everything with water bongs is always picture perfect, however. There’s a number of downsides to bong use that any and all should be aware of before picking one up.

Water Bongs Can Be Germ Collectors

Bongs can be host to a nasty collection of bacteria, germs, and other less than pleasant microorganisms. This is especially true if the owner of said bong isn’t taking the proper steps in cleaning their bong after each use.

Plastic and aluminum bong models have proven to be especially susceptible to germ-carrying. It can be easier to get sick or catching someone else’s illness when using a bong. There have even been stories, albeit rare, of people catching tuberculosis from bong-sharing.

Harder To Get To The High

The same water filtration process that results in smoother hits also makes it a bit harder to reach one’s desired high. As smoke is filtered through cold water, some tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is trapped and filtered out of the smoke.

The result is less potent hits from water bongs, as THC is the chemical that gets you high. This means the smokers will need to smoke more to reach the high they desire.

Bongs Are Fragile

The most popular and common types of bongs are glass bongs. This is because they’re nicer looking and retain fewer germs than plastic varieties.

The downside is that a quick topple off the living room coffee table can spell a quick end to your bong’s life. Many bongs are broken from such falls, drops, and topples. If your bong breaks there’s nothing you can do but buy another one. It might be a cost you don’t want to stomach.

Smelly, Stinky Water

Many frequent bong users will tell you stories that will curl your toes about bong sessions ruined by rank bong water. Because of the chemicals and bacteria that bong water filters out, it can become quickly dirty.

The smell of this water can be very strong. No exaggeration when we say that bong water is very likely the smelliest water you’ll ever smell. Proper cleaning and replenishing of water can help prevent this, but forgetting even once can leave a nasty stench on your home.

Not Exactly Inconspicuous

Water bongs are big, plain and simple. Unlike joints or pipes, which can be fairly easily snuck out and used in public and on the go, a bong likely won’t be able to be used outside the safety of your living room.

This isn’t necessarily a big knock on bongs. After all, your living room is a pretty perfect place to get stoned. But if you can only invest in one type of smoking apparatus, being able to bring it with you anywhere might be an important point.

Using A Marijuana Water Pipe

Bong smoking is endlessly popular, and the benefits of using such a smoking apparatus can’t be understated. But understanding the pros and cons of a marijuana water pipe can help keep your expectations in line and aid you in making the best purchasing decision.

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6 Awesome Cannabis Butter Recipes to Try Today

Posted on Oct 5, 2018 in Legal Cannabis

6 Awesome Cannabis Butter Recipes to Try Today

Everyone has heard of pot brownies, but eating chocolate over and over again gets old after a while. There comes the need for something fresh and new. Well, it’s possible to use cannabis in other common favorite foods as well.

Here are six cannabis butter recipes that are fun, easy to make, and are guaranteed to not be boring to the taste buds.

1. Cannaburgers

After a night of smoking, it’s normal to crave something meaty and greasy and this cannaburger recipe will fit that bill. It calls for cannabis olive oil rather than cannabutter, but you can substitute it by melting it down.

It calls for:

  • Fatty hamburger meat
  • Cannabutter
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 Cup of red cracked chilis
  • 1 Tablespoon of rock salt
  • 1 Cup of minced onions
  • An egg
  • Hamburger buns
  • Everyone’s favorite toppings

Combine the cannabutter with the hamburger meat, onion, spices, and egg. The spices can vary, but using red cracked chilis gives it a pleasant kick. Once the meat is well mixed by hand, it’s time to make the patties.

From here it will work just like cooking any other burger. Putting them on the grill will create a mouth-watering smoky flavor but not everyone has a grill.

Pan frying is widely available and a skillet will produce thin, diner-style burgers. Both methods have their benefits.

2. Mac and Cheese

There is something about mac and cheese that makes it a classic. Is it the crusty top? The creamy cheese? It may be hard to grasp this, but we just knew we had to include it with our cannabis butter recipes.

There are a lot of ingredients for this recipe so hang on tight:

  • 1/2 Pound of elbow macaroni, or shells
  • 1 Tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of salt.

That’s just for the pasta, the cheese sauce calls for:

  • 5 Tablespoons of cannabutter
  • 2 1/2-3 Cups of warm milk
  • 1 Cup of smoked mozzarella
  • 2 Cups of medium cheddar
  • 1 Tablespoon of kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 Cup of breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 Cup of sharp cheddar

For onion rings:

  • 1 Small onion peeled, and thinly sliced

Start off by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. While it’s doing that, bring water, salt, and oil to a boil in a large pot and add the noodles.

Melt the cannabutter in a small saucepan and add the flour. Whisk this mixture constantly for five minutes. Add in the warm milk and cook it until it’s thick and smooth. Put in the cheese, salt, paprika, pepper, and nutmeg, dump in the macaroni, and stir the mixture well. Once it’s mixed pour it into a buttered 6-8 ramekins.

Combine the canola oil, sharp cheddar, and breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Sprinkle it on to the ramekins and bake it for 25-35 minutes.

While it bakes, keep busy by cooking the onion rings. It takes 4-5 minutes and when they are done frying in the oil, take them and place them on a paper towel to catch some of the grease. They will be sprinkled on top of the mac and cheese before it’s served.

3. Thai Iced Tea

On top of food, there are many cannabis butter recipes for beverages as well. One of these is Thai iced tea.

The recipe includes:

  • 6 Chai tea bags
  • Two cardamon pods
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 8 Cups of boiling water
  • 1/4 of sugar (optional if sweetness is desired)
  • 1 Can of condensed milk
  • 3-5 teaspoons of melted cannabutter

Place the teabags in a pitcher and pour 8 cups of boiling water over them. Let it steep for 4-5 minutes before removing them and let it cool to room temperature.

Combine the condensed milk with the melted cannabutter, put ice in the glasses and fill each one about two-thirds of the way with tea. Add the milk mixture on top, it will sink to the bottom.

There is also a recipe for doing this with coffee dump a teaspoon of cannabutter in a cup of coffee for an extra morning boost.

4. Peanut Butter Cookies

Cannabis peanut butter cookies are made pretty much the same as regular peanut butter cookies.

Combine 4 tablespoons of cannabutter, 1/2 a cup of white sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of flour, and egg, and a pinch of salt in a bowl and stir. Roll the dough into balls and put them on a pan covered with parchment paper. Bake, and enjoy!

5. Turkey

Put an extra spin on the holiday dinner with a cannabis-infused turkey. This recipe is pretty simple and self-explanatory.

Use the same seasonings that would normally be used on a holiday bird, but cover it in cannabutter. Not only will it be moist and delicious, but the family will have the most satisfying after-dinner nap they have ever had.

6. Potcorn

Scratching the old brain trying to find a tasty snack for a movie night with friends? Pot popcorn is the perfect solution. It’s also really simple to make.

Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat and combine it with ground cannabis. Stir until it turns green and add in 1-4 kernels in to start. Once those pop, go ahead add in the rest.

Put a lid on the pot and lightly shake it until the popping noises die down. Uncover it and pour on the melted cannabutter and salt.

Smoke Up Your Favorite Foods with Cannabis Butter Recipes

See, pot brownies aren’t the only food that can be made with cannabutter. There are a ton of cannabis butter recipes out there that are perfect for family dinners, movie nights, and refreshing pick me ups.

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