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How Do People Make Cannabis-Infused Edibles?

Nicholas Demski
Written by Nicholas Demski

The secret sauce behind adding a little secret to a chocolatey sauce.

There’s one in every family. At least, I hope there is.

That is, a baker.

The baker in the family is the one who brings everyone together. The one who knows how to delight everyone without saying a word. They fill our stomachs with foods which fill our brains with endorphins and lets us know that everything is going to be okay. At least, until we look at the weight scale after Thanksgiving.

We always think that you should have a healthy relationship with food. Occasionally splurging with family is no big deal, but there’s a tricky way to feed your sweet tooth without overindulging.

What’s that secret? Cannabis infusion.

It’s often recommended to ‘start low and go slow’ with cannabis edibles, especially the tasty ones! The delicious morsels, some tiny but loaded with THC, could quickly put you over your target level and send you into a psychedelic experience.

If you’re up to the risk, here is a shining example of the ways that people are making cannabis-infused edibles, especially the sweet little treats that tempt us so much.

Kiva Confections chocolate bars

This is one of our favorites. Kiva’s chocolate bars offer 5mg of THC per piece of chocolate. In some states, their bars are limited to 100mg total. In states like Michigan, where the regulations are laxer, Kiva’s chocolate bars can be found in 180mg varieties, or 36 pieces each.

So, why do we love these so much?

For starters, Kiva takes its testing requirements seriously. It’s easy to find the Certificate of Analysis for each of their products because they place an 8-digit code on each wrapper that identifies the information. Obviously, you can look up the cannabinoid levels, but you can also find information such as:

  • Heavy metal contamination
  • Pesticide levels
  • Levels of residual solvents
  • And more

Even more impressive is that their ingredients list isn’t an exhaustive compilation of words we struggle to pronounce in front of our chemistry teachers. Their mint chocolate chip bar, for example, is made with milk chocolate, cannabis extract, and natural flavors.

At home, people are mixing cannabis extractions in food. When Chef Joe Sasta cooks private dinners for people, he says he’ll infuse a single noodle in a dish with 10 mg of THC, and another with 20 mg for another person. He customizes the dishes this way and with control. At home, it’s easy to make infused butter. If you’re not great at cooking, products like Magical Butter make it easy.

If you’re looking for recipe ideas, hop on Instagram™ and look for people who are already doing what you want to do in your kitchen! My first recommendation is @theganjamama for a down-to-earth style menu you might try on your own, and @rebeledibles for gourmet infusions.

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Nicholas Demski

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