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Recipes, tips and tricks for novice to experienced cannabis cooks - created and reviewed by Chef Jordan Wagman and Team Cannigma.

The world of cannabis edibles is full of stories of being too high, distinctively excessive raw herbal flavors and overly complex recipes requiring equipment that nobody has at home. This free cannabis cookbook simplifies everything. 

Whether you prefer a cold refreshing drink on a hot day, or a warm cup on a winter day, something sweet after a heavy meal, or something filling like a savory main dish, there’s something here for you.

We’ve selected 32 of our favorite recipes that are suitable for medical cannabis users or those who may simply want to take a break from a joint or a bong.

Most of the recipes can be easily substituted for vegan or gluten-free options. 

We hope you enjoy the recipes and remember to start low, and go slow!

Before you get started on edibles

Everyone reacts differently to compounds in the cannabis plant. Most of the main effects, such as the feeling of being stoned, getting the munchies, impaired short-term memory and impaired motor control, are caused by THC binding with endocannabinoid receptors in our brain and central nervous system.

THC is also known to have a biphasic effect. At low doses, it is generally relaxing, while at higher doses it can increase anxiety. That said, it’s not unusual to develop some kind of tolerance over time. Those with high tolerance tend to have fewer unwanted side effects.

Here are some general rules to follow with edibles:

  1. Choose a safe and comfortable environment, ideally at home. Familiar surroundings will minimize the likelihood of feeling anxious.
  2. If it’s your first time, don’t be alone. Have an understanding loved one or friend nearby who can come to your assistance if the psychotropic effect feels uncomfortable.
    • New users should begin with very low doses of THC, sometimes even at just 1mg of THC. Start low and go slow, increasing by no more than 2.5mg THC per dose, every few days.
  3. If possible, purchase from a legal dispensary to ensure you have clean, tested flower to start with. This will also help you estimate the strength of your homemade edibles.
  4. If you have a history of severe anxiety or depression, exercise caution. If you have a history of psychotic episodes, it’s generally recommended not to use cannabis at all. 
  5. Note that edibles hit very differently than smoking. Even seasoned cannabis users can feel intense highs from taking edibles. Start with less and take more if needed.
  6. Wait at least two hours before deciding to consume more.