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if edibles increase the likelihood of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome for sure, but it makes sense to measure dosage and intake properly to reduce the likelihood of developing such a condition.

ingredients.

Another potential concern with cannabis butters and oils is the potential for non-THC cannabinoids to be lost during the process of making said butter or oil. This can be avoided by using whole-plant extraction methods, although many people find the herbal flavor of cannabis to be unpalatable. The flavor can be covered up either by using other

As you can see, a lot of the negatives surrounding cannabis are driven from not being able control dosage as easily. I would always recommend people to make their own edibles with small amounts of cannabis. As with all food products, regardless of labelling, quality and ingredients can vary from pack to pack.

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A low-and-slow cooking method can be used to “leach out” all the cannabinoids properly and prevent high heat from destroying them.

There are a handful of great cooks working with edibles. Cannabis Cheri , for example, provides cookery classes and lots of advice on how to measure dosage and estimating THC percentages when using cannabis as an ingredient. Following the advice of cooks like Cheri can be very beneficial for those starting with edibles. Trusted cannabis cooks, such as the team at Sous Weed, occasionally host a cannabis supper-club, bringing together the sophistication of a dinner party with the herbal benefits of marijuana. Whilst

we wouldn’t advise this sort of activity for beginners, if hosted by professional experts like the Sous Weed team, this can be a great way to experience edibles in a gourmet, sociable setting. It’s certainly a date or party night you won’t forget! We have mentioned a couple of positives and negatives surrounding edible cannabis. There are actually several other positives I’d like to mention. The stronger effects can mean money saved. There is also another potential health benefit of using cannabis flowers to cook with: the addition of other canna-

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The New Smoker Magazine issue: No.7  

This time we bring you The Edibles Issue! It has all you need to know about edibles and more: from Top Tips, to the Science of Edibles, to T...

The New Smoker Magazine issue: No.7  

This time we bring you The Edibles Issue! It has all you need to know about edibles and more: from Top Tips, to the Science of Edibles, to T...

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