How to Properly Dose with Marijuana Edibles

Edibles are among the most popular cannabis products around and for good reason: they offer higher highs for longer periods of time.

While this is wonderful news for the marijuana lover, edibles do come with a metaphorical warning label (and a real one as well). This is because they are different than what some people are used to in regards to pot and dose plays a huge role.

For years, smoking was the most popular form of cannabis ingestion and those who lit up joints or packed bowls were rewarded immediately: inhale, feel awesome, repeat. There was virtually no waiting time before the effects set in.

Edibles are a different game: you keep waiting – waiting for your high, waiting for relaxation, maybe even waiting for Godot. So, exactly what do you do? Or, more accurately, how much do you take?

The 10 MG Dose Rule

There are several things that impact how you’ll react to edibles. If you’re inexperienced with marijuana, you’ll likely find edibles much more powerful than someone whose bong has their own Instagram page. But edible doseyour metabolism plays a major role too: bigger people tend to have faster metabolisms – a 300 pound offensive lineman burns much more calories each day than the average Joe – and thus they feel the effects of edibles faster. Small people feel them as well, naturally, but the time between ingestion and awesome is longer; it may be thirty minutes longer or over an hour longer.

Whether or not you’ve eaten is also a factor. Edibles should always be consumed when you have something in your stomach. You don’t need to have a four course meal, but make sure your system isn’t running on empty. Not only will this help reign in your high, but it’ll help keep the munchies at bay. Consuming pot via any route when you’re hungry is never a good idea. It’s how pet goldfish become California rolls.

Yet, even with all the variation shown above, the one thing that really impacts the influence of edibles is how much you take

Most people are instructed to begin with 10 mg and go from there. However, if you’re anxious about it or if you’ve had less-than-stellar experiences with pot in the past, starting at 5 mg may be more suitable. You can always take more but you can’t do the opposite.

The rules may change if your edibles only contain CBD. Cheeba Chews, for example, are CBD edibles. Taking more than 10 mg won’t affect you the same way taking an extra dose of THC edibles would, but that doesn’t mean you won’t feel anything. Many CBD edibles have some THC, two percent or so. In a dose, the THC level is too low to do much (but it’s included because THC enhances the effects of CBD). Take a couple more CBD edibles and the THC adds up; you risk getting high when that wasn’t your intention.

What all of this means is that 10 mg is a good starting point, not matter what type of edible you have. If you feel as though it’s too low – and it very well may be – at least give it a chance to prove itself. Take 10 mg and wait. Give yourself at least an hour, but you might need more. Women, especially, may have to wait two hours before they understand why Mary Jane is indeed merry.

If you do decide to ingest another dose, consider going lower than you initially did: don’t take another 10 mg, take 5. Then wait some more

You don’t want to reach the point of no return: popping edible after edible will get you there. And, while you won’t overdose the way people do on harder drugs (or alcohol), you’ll regret your decision. Plus, you might find yourself turned off from edibles for a very long time.

Other Edible Tips

Upon buying edibles, pay very close attention to the dosage instructions on the bottle or package. If you buy a chocolate bar with 80 mg of THC, that bar isn’t meant to be ingested in one sitting (though it’s the same Edible dose size of a normal candy bar); it’s meant to be eaten in segments. It’s the same thing if you buy something like sour gummies – don’t eat gummy after gummy the way you would Sour Patch Kids inside the local movie theater. Eat one gummy. One usually contains 10 mg of THC.

Cannabis edibles are never designed to be eaten as if they’re regular food; you can’t mindlessly snack on pot brownies or suck on lollipop after lollipop. You can, of course, but not without a high that – more than likely – will soar to unintentional altitudes.

Ideally, your first time trying edibles should be somewhere safe: your own home with some friends is much better than at a crowded concert or in your work cubicle. Because everyone’s body chemistry is different, there is no one-size-fits-all experience. Having someone well-versed in edibles by your side is also a good move; they’ll help make sure you don’t take too much and they’ll know how to help in the event you grow paranoid. Or at least they’ll pretend to know.

Your alcohol consumption is another thing that warrants recognition. Some people can and do take edibles with alcohol and find the experience enjoyable.

But if you’re new to edibles, bringing a beer along for the ride has a few downsides

Firstly, alcohol can potentiate the effects of THC, making you feel higher than pot alone. You may love this or you may hate it. Secondly, when you mix alcohol with cannabis, it can be difficult to figure out where your drunk ends and your high begins. This takes away from your experience with edibles by preventing you from discovering what they truly feel like. So, try edibles alone the first few times before you throw alcohol into the ring. You’ll avoid a hangover, as an added bonus.

A final thought about edibles: they’re not for everyone. Some people don’t like their amplified effects and others don’t like how long they last. If a quick, short buzz is more your style, just say no to noshing. Your bong will welcome you back with open arms.

Washington House Unanimously Passes Bill to Regulate Marijuana Edibles Same as Other Foods

A Washington bill requiring state officials to regulate marijuana-infused food products the same as other foods has been passed unanimously by the state’s House of Representatives.

Marijuana cupcakes. (Photo: Jason Redmond/Reuters)

House Bill 1462 has also been approved by the Senate Agriculture, Water, Trade & Economic Development Committee. The proposal “Requires the department of agriculture to regulate marijuana-infused edible processing the same as other food processing under the state food processing act.”

It also “Requires a marijuana processor that processes, packages, or makes marijuana-infused edibles to obtain an annual marijuana-infused edible endorsement.”

Read moreWashington House Unanimously Passes Bill to Regulate Marijuana Edibles Same as Other Foods

Over 200 Marijuana Edible Recipes

Below is a list of over 200 recipes for various marijuana edibles, from condiments and appetizers to entrees and desserts.

Marijuana Edible RecipesThe Basics

1. Cannabutter

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2. Marijuana Oil

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3. Cannabis Mayo

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4. Cannabis Flour

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5. Marijuana Milk

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6. Cannabis Almond Milk

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7. Cannabis-Infused Honey Tincture

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8. Coconut Cannabis Oil

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Breakfast

9. Easy Infused Tea Canna Biscuits

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10. Marijuana-Infused Raw Vegan Energy Balls

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11. Cheesy Marijuana Grits

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12. Cannabis-Infused Gingerbread Mini Cakes

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13. PB and Jam Breakfast Grit

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14. Cannabutter Infused Cinnamon Rolls

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15. Quinoa Corn Cannabis Muffins

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16. Weed Bacon

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17. Hialeah Hash Browns

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18. Marijuana Omelette

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19. Bacon Cheddar Pot Potatoes

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20. Baked Marijuana French Toast

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21. Caramel Toast

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22. Cannabis Oatmeal Bread

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23. Broccoli and Cannabis Quiche

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24. Spinach Cannabis Quiche

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25. Potffles

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26. Pumpkin Spice Cannacakes

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27. Huevos Tostadas

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28. Wake ‘n Bake Breakfast Sandwiches

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29. Potent Peanut Butter Protein Bars

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Soup, Salads, and Sandwiches

30. Pot-Corn and Tomato Salad

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31. German Potato Salad

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32. Raspberry-Pear Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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33. Medicated Butternut Squash Soup

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34. Cranberry, Walnut Salad With an Apple Cider Cannabis-Vinaigrette

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35. Marijuana Lobster Rolls

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36. Pulled Pork Cannabis Sandwich

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37. Ham and Cheddar Panini

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38. Spicy Peanut Chicken Wraps

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39. Chicken Soup with Canna-Dumplings

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40. Pumpkin Potato Soup

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41. Fresh Tomato Soup

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42. Cannabis Quinoa Stew

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43. Chili Con Cannabis

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44. Cannabis Cabbage Salad with Sesame-Lime Dressing

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45. Buddernut Squash Salad

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46. Medicated Vegan Split Pea Soup

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47. Medicated French Onion Soup

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48. Canna Caprese Salad

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49. Sesame Mushroom Bourguignon

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50. Kale and Edamame Salad

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51. Kale Salad in Brown Cannabutter Vinaigrette

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52. Spicy Chipotle Marijuana Burgers

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53. Cucumber Dill-Weed Sandwiches

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54. Cannabis Veggie Tart

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55. Cannabis Chicken Salad

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56. Warm Shrimp Salad Over Avocado


57. Cannabis Loaded Potato Salad

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58. Cannabis Gazpacho

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Dips, Spreads, and Dressings

59. Cannabis-Infused Nut Butter

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60. Strawberry Canna-Jam

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61. Canna Cream Cheese

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62. Cannabis Ranch Dressing

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63. Italian Cannabis Dressing

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64. Chronic Balsamic (Vinaigrette)

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65. Vegetarian Caesar Salad Dressing

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66. Avo-Canna Vinaigrette

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67. Cannabis Vinaigrette

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Dips

68. Cannabis Salsa

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69. Ganja Guacamole

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70. Spinach and Weed Dip

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71. Jalapeno Cannabis-Corn Dip

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72. Herbed Cucumber Avocado Cannadip

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73. Cannaqueso Dip

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74. Weed Hummus

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Snacks

75. Sweet Potato Fries

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76. Potcorn

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77.  “Baked” Apricot Brie

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78. Medicated Muddy Buddies

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79. Weed Fruit Roll-up

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80. Cannabis Caramels

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81. Hemp Heart Trail Mix

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82. Weez-Its

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83. Sour Watermelon Homemade Gummies

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84. Canna-Melon

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Sides & Appetizers

85. Cannabis-Infused Braised Vegetable Medley

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86. Canna-Crockpot Baked Beans

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87. Cheesy Garlic Bread

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88. “Herb” Roasted Potatoes

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89. Marijuana Bruschetta (Vegan)

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90. Green Bean And Weed Casserole With Fried Onion Topping


91. Cannabis Crab Rangoon

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92. Easter Pot Potatoes

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93. Pot Potato Latkes

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94. Ricotta Stuffed Mushrooms

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95. Buddha Biscuits + Country-Style Gravy

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96. Sourdough Stuffing With Sausage, Apples, Cranberries, And Pot


97. Killer Cornbread

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98. Jalapeno Pot Poppers

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99. Cannabis Kale Chips

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100. Cannabis Deviled Eggs

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101. Triple-Baked Cannabis Potatoes

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102. Laid-Back Latkes

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103. Hash Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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104. High-Bird Stuffing

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105. Asparagus with Toasted Walnut Bud Butter

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Main Meals

106. Cannabis Baklava

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107. Chicken Pot-cciatore

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108. Pot Pasta with Asparagus

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109. Cannabis-Infused Basil Gnocchi

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110. Baked Shrimp Scampi

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111. Hemp Shrimp with Puna Butter and Wedge Fries

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112. Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

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113. Rasta Shell Pasta

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114. Marijuana Garlic and Red Wine Filet Mignon

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115. Perfect Pot Pasta

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116. Magical Butter Ahi Tuna Delight

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117. Chicken Pic-Canna

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118. Smokin’ Veggie Burger

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119. Chipotle Avocado Baked Mac & Cheese


120. Cannabis Meatloaf

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121. Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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122. Ganja Sweet Potato Casserole

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123. Cheeto Fried Chicken

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124. Stuffed Mushrooms with Canna-Oil Pesto

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125. Classic Cannabis Lasagna

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126. Chicken with Pot Butter

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127. Stuffed Mini Peppers with Chorizo & Cheese


128. Baked Buffalo-Style Hot Wings

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129. Medicated Tuna Steaks with Sauteed Spinach

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130. Cannabis Chile Cheese Bake

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131. Sriracha Peanut Noodles

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132. Cannabis Quesadillas

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133. Special (Vegan) Stir Fry

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134. Gnocchi in Ganja Butter

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135. Headband Stromboli

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136. Pot & Pesto Lasagna

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137. Special Spanakopita

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138. Pot Pesto with Budschetta

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139. Grilled Chicken Ganja Thighs

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140. THC Trout Amandine

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141. Chicken (and) Pot Pie

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142. Pot Pizza

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143. Dope Dumplings Veggie Casserole

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144. TRES TACOS: Carne Asada, Carnitas and Chicken Tomatillo

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145. Cannabis Pesto Pizza

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146. Savory Thai Red Curry with Chicken and Veggies

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147. Cannabis Tacos

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148. Farmers Pie With Guinness Gravy

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149. Jamaican Red Beans and Rice

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150. Marijuana Chicken and Dumplings

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151. Fresh Tortellini With Pomodoro Sauce And Banging Basil Pesto

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152. Cannabis Fried Rice

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153. Eggplant and Cannabis Parmesan

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154. Green Ganja Veggie Lasagna

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Sauces and Gravies

155. Super Lemon Haze Hollandaise

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156. Cannabis Tartar Sauce 

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157. Sweet & Tangy Bar-B-Cannabis Sauce

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158. Cannabis Tzatziki

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159. Cannabis Sriracha

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160. Cannabis Caramel Sauce

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161. Cannabis Gravy

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162. Weed Pasta Sauce

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163. Pot Pesto

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Drinks

164. CannaCoffee Milkshake

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165. Bulletproof Cannabis Coffee

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166. Indian Bhang

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167. Kale and Pineapple Smoothie

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168. Marijuana Avocado Shake

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169. Gold Snowboarder Smoothie

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170. Mary Jane’s Tea

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171. Pot Chocolate

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172. Thai Iced Tea

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173. Pumpkin Cheesecake Smoothie

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174. Carrot, Ginger, Beet Juice

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175. Bloody Mary-juana

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176. Homemade Spiced Apple Cider

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177. Blueberry Smoothie

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178. Blasted Cow

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179. Coconanaberry Smoothie

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180. Green Dragon

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181. Jamaican Me Crazy

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182. Cannabis-Laced Classic Martini

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Desserts

183. Cannabis-Infused Monkey Bread

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184. Canna-Coconut Marshmallow Pot Brownies

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185. Half Baked Holiday Sticky Buns

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186. Poppy-Pot Cake

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187. Marbled Marijuana Brownie Bars

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188. Magic Cookie Bars


189. Purple Kush Cake


190. Chronic Coconut Streusel Muffins With Strawberry CannaButter

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191. Firecrackers

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192. Vegan Chocolate Canna Cookies

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193. Wake ‘N No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cannacookies

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194. Blueberry Cannabis Pie

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195. Paula’s Hummingbird Chronic Cake

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196. Scooby Snacks

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197. Cinnamon Pecan Sandies


198. Cannabis-infused Old-Fashioned Applesauce Cake

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199. Cheech and Chong’s Chocolate Cake

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200. No-Bake Peanut Budder Cups

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201. Compost Oatmeal Cookies


202. Popcorn Bars

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203. Canna Banana Bread

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204. Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Muffins

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205. Cannabis Butter Cookies

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206. Cannabis Hard Candy and Lollipops

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207. Cannabis Doughnuts

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208. Peppermint Buddha Bark

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209. Chocolate Marijuana Truffles

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210. Chef C’s Coma Cookies

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211. Rainbow Weed Cake

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212. Cannabis Peanut Butter Fudge

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<213. Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake

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214. CannaChocolate Biscotti

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215. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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216. Butterscotch Cannabis Blondies

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217. Almond Lemon Bars

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218. Cannabis Raisin Bread

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219. Cannabis Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwiches

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220. Coffee Cake


221. Cookie & Cream Shake

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222. Mini Pecan Pot Tarts

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223. Rock Road Canna Bites

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224. One bowl double-almond cake

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225. Piña Co-Canna Pie Cake

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226. Cheesecake Swirl Brownies

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227. Lemongrass Ginger Wasabi Cake With Grandma’s Blueberry Compote

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228. Mint Chocolate Cannabis Ice Cream

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229. Pumpkin Bread

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230. Traditional Jamaican Spice Bun

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231. Whole Wheat Canna-Applesauce Cookies

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232. Key Lime Pie

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233. Cannabis Caramel-Filled Apple Cider Cookies

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234. Raspberry Peach Cannabis-Cobbler

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235. Pumpkin Gingerbread

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236. Fudge Freak-Out

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237. Medicated Rosemary, Honey, Olive Oil and Figs Cake

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238. Hazelnut Bundt Cake with Nutella Whipped Cream

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239. Red-Hot White Fudge

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240. Pumpkin “Pecannabis” Pie

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What Are the Best Ways to Consume Marijuana Without Smoking?

What are the best ways to consume marijuana without smoking it?

Ways to Consume Marijuana All types of people use marijuana; all ages, races and social classes. Not everyone likes actually smoking it, however, or some people simply can’t do so depending on their condition. Because of this alternative forms of consuming cannabis have gained widespread popularity in recent years.

With that in mind, here’s a look at the best and most popular ways to consume marijuana without smoking it:

 

Edibles (Marijuana-Infused Foods)

Marijuana edibles are probably the most popular alternative to smoking, and definitely one of the best. Edibles include any food item that’s been infused with cannabis. This can include traditional items like marijuana brownies and cookies, to more intricate dishes like spaghetti with cannabis-infused marinara sauce and olive oil. Cannabis-infused drinks such as sodas and teas are also gaining popularity.

How it differs from smoking:

When consuming edibles you’ll notice two primary differences from smoking marijuana; one, the onset takes much longer. Whereas smoking gives you an almost immediate high, the effects of edibles can take half an hour to two hours; depending on the edible and person.

Second, edibles have a much longer-lasting higher than smoking; typically 4 to 6 hours compared to 2 to 3 hours.

Edibles also tend to give users a stronger body-high than smoking.

 

Topicals

Topicals are another way to to get cannabis in your system that’s been growing in popularity. This includes marijuana lotions and ointments, which are common among medical cannabis dispensaries and cannabis retail outlets in areas where it’s legal.

How it differs from smoking:

Unless a massive amount is applied, topicals won’t get you high. Despite this, they provide intense medical relief to the part of the body it’s being applied to. This has made marijuana topicals a popularity option among those who understand the medical benefits of marijuana, but don’t want a change in their state of mind.

 

Tinctures

Marijuana tinctures function in a way similar to edibles, but are typically much less powerful in terms of their high (though not necessarily in terms of their medical benefits).

How it differs from smoking:

Like edibles tinctures have a longer onset and longer-lasting medical relief than smoking. However, unlike smoking tinctures are unlikely to get you high; this is unless a large amount is taken of tincture that is high in THC. Tinctures are taken by placing a few drops under the tongue or into drinks like tea.

 

Pills

Marijuana pills are a convenient option for many patients; it doesn’t require smoking, doesn’t require an appetite to consume it, etc..

Typically marijuana pills are simply gel tabs filled with cannabis that has been activated (heated in something fat-heavy like butter or oil). These can be made at home or purchased at a cannabis outlet if in an area where it’s legal.

How it differs from smoking:

The effects of pills are almost identical to edibles; a relatively slow onset and long-lasting effects. Marijuana pills also tend to pack quite a punch, depending on the dose taken.