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  • July 2, 2017
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We are creating our weed infusions always with patients in our minds and hearts. Cannadish is actually around today because of the noble idea of bringing cannabis recipes to those who medicate with cannabis to the comfort of home. It is our goal to help safely dose weed treats and meals to help our community alleviate their issues with a little bit more ease.

We are using cannabis butter to medicate this weed edible.

If you are in need of creating cannabis butter at home, we are here to help. You can purchase weed butter or make it in the comfort of your home. If you’re going to make your weed infused butter at home, you will need to pick up cannabis bud. We always recommend consulting your budtender to select the best weed strain for your cannabis edibles.

This is a couple tips for selecting your weed.

Let your dispensary representative know that you will be creating cannabutter with your marijuana buds. They can help you choose a strain that works well with cannabis cooking. Decide between a THC strain for elevating properties or a CBD bud that will not get you high.

Do not skip this very important step.

If you’re ready to create your cannabis infused butter, it is time to decarboxylate your weed. This will activate the compounds in your cannabis that give you all of its helpful properties. Unfortunately, skipping this step will make these properties null and void. Be sure to decarb your weed and reach out to us in the comments if you need any assistance with this.

Okay, you can create your cannabutter now!

Now that you are ready to create your cannabis infused butter, check out this recipe. This is the last step, and you’re onto the Chocolate Cannabis Bar! Excitingly, you can use your weed butter for a variety of recipes. Cannabis pasta, weed garlic bread, or cannabis cake are only a few ideas for your new butter. This weed extraction can go a long way!

Create your chocolate cannabis bar now!

Follow us on social media and tag us in a photo of your weed chocolate bar. Hit us up in the comments below if you need any assistance, or want to tell us how your weed chocolates turn out!

Want to make more weed edible recipes? View our Cannabis cookbook here with many cannabis infusions and recipes and never run out of ideas!

Chocolate Cannabis Bar is perfect armour against pain and other diseases due to its high THC content. Easily done in about 25 min.

How Safe Is Your Infused Chocolate Bar?

For many chocolate lovers, the only thing better than a mouthful of dark, rich, decadent chocolate is when that chunk of candy nirvana is infused with cannabis.

Except when it isn’t.

In a trend that dismays us but demands reporting, labs across the country are finding that chocolate interferes with tests for cannabis potency. At the fall 2019 national meeting of the American Chemical Society, Dr. David Dawson, chemist and lead researcher at CW Analytical in Oakland, California, called out cannabis-laced chocolate as one of the more difficult foods to test because “it’s a veritable organic soup of compounds.” Researchers suspect it may have something to do with the chocolate’s high fats effectively camouflaging the THC.

The implications for cocoa fiends are nothing short of an existential crisis. A product labeled as having only 8 or 10mg of THC could contain much more, potentially ending in a green out—smoker speak for a state of heightened anxiety.

Jeffrey C. Raber, Ph.D., CEO and CVO of the Werc Shop, an analytical testing laboratory for cannabis products in Los Angeles, explains. “If the chocolate manufacturer said it’s 10mg per unit, and the lab says it’s seven, then depending at what stage the lab caught it, the manufacturer may just relabel it as seven and send it out to the marketplace, because they don’t want to trash the batch.

“Or they may think they need to make it stronger. If they add more, they might end up with 13 or 14mg in the end product, but label it as 10. So now you can have mislabeling and mis-dosing.”

Even 1mg more or less than advertised can send unwary consumers flying high into a cerebral La La Land. That’s why the “Golden Rule” of edibles—start low and go slow—came into being. Because of the way edibles are metabolized, those who indulge might have to wait anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours for their desired results to take effect.

Why so long? One reason is edibles pass through the stomach and are metabolized by the liver. In doing so, the THC is converted into 11-hydroxy-THC, which is notoriously effective at sneaking across the blood-brain barrier, resulting in a more intense high. Inhaled THC travels directly to the brain without being converted to 11-hydroxy-THC, which is why the effects of smoked or vaped cannabis happen faster and then fade quickly.

Exact, step-by-step testing protocols are still being established. “Cannabis is complex,” Dr. Raber says. “With all these derivative products, it will take time until everybody has harmonized and established protocols” for isolating potency-skewing variables.

That’s why you should nibble a bit less than the amount you think will deliver the proper dose; wait and assess for two hours; then eat more as desired. Reliable brands should be fine, but if you want to be extra cautious check the Certificate of Analysis (COA) and follow the golden rule when sampling new batches.

For those who inadvertently overindulge, Dr. Raber has this advice: “Try to relax and be calm, and know that time is your friend. Your body will metabolize it and you will be okay. If you can go to sleep because you’re feeling drowsy, that would be fantastic. Relax as much as possible and know that it’s just going to be a matter of time.”

Seattle fitness instructor Reeann T., who asked that her last name not be used, is one of those accidental overeaters. She spent 30 minutes curled up on her bed after eating too much of a pot-chocolate bar. “The room was spinning,” recalled Reeann, who had been eating cannabis-infused chocolate for two months to manage her pain. “I knew I wasn’t in danger. However, I didn’t like that feeling. So, I had to come to a calm state and not panic. I laid down, and I just had to wait it out. It took about a half-hour to 45 minutes.”

What’s In This CBD?

Why you should care, and how to read the fine print of a COA

When you buy beer, do you worry about the stated alcohol content? Or that your brew may contain toxins? Of course not. There are regulations, inspection protocols, and a century-old industrial process that guarantees a safe, homogenous product.

Until similar safeguards exist for CBD, there is a tool consumers can use to separate reliable cannabis from untested, potentially unsafe goods: a Certificate of Analysis (COA).

Do you know what’s in your cannabis-infused chocolates?