BY MARIE LODI
If you’re in need of a way to infuse your food with THC that’s got a little more pizazz than your typical canna-oil or cannabutter, here is a pretty simple solution: Whip up a batch of cannabis honey. It’s a sweet, flavorful, extremely versatile means of adding weed to all sorts of culinary delights. Having some on hand to stir in your tea or drizzle over your ice cream is a great way to get stoned without having to commit to a day of baking or cooking cannabis edibles. When it comes down to it, weed honey is the lazy, tasty way to elevate any treat. Below, Robyn Griggs Lawrence, author of Pot in Pans and The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, shares a cannabis-infused honey recipe that’s bound to become a well-loved staple in your kitchen.
1/2 ounce cured cannabis flowers or trim, broken into small pieces
40 oz local raw honey
You will need:
Airtight glass jar with lid
Fine mesh strainer
Silicone pot holders
Preheat oven to 200°F.
Place cannabis in single layer on cookie sheet and place in middle of preheated oven. Heat for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool.
Combine cannabis and honey in a glass jar and screw on lid.
Fill crock pot about ¾ fullwith water. Place jar in crock pot or Dutch oven, so that jaris about 3/4 submerged. Cook on low for 5 hours, and use a potholder to pick up the jar and shake about once an hour.
Turn off crock potand Remove jar. Takelid offand let cool.
Line strainer with cheesecloth and put it over a bowl. Pour the honey from jar through cheesecloth-lined strainer to strain out plant matter. Squeeze out as much honey as you can, and repeat until all plant matter is removed. Compost cannabis solids.
Ladle into labeled jars. Store in a cool, dark place for up to one month.
Get your supplies for cannabis-infused honey when you shop MedMen dispensaries.