You may be aware of the uses of cannabis as a drug and also as a medicine. But have you ever thought about the possibility of cannabis entering your kitchen. It can enter and even replace the sugar that you use so often in your kitchen. Now you must be wondering how exactly that can happen. This article is worth a read as it will tell you exactly how to make cannabis sugar or weed sugar.
Let us begin on a simple note. Making weed sugar needs few ingredients and you do not have to be an exceptional chef to make it. Initially the only way of using cannabis in the kitchen was by icing it with butter or cooking oil but now newer methods of making weed sugar have been found by chefs. The basics of making this special sugar is the bonding together of Green Dragon along with sugar. Once ready you can store this interesting ingredient and add it to cakes, brownies, cookies, iced tea or even your daily cup of coffee. It will also add to the flavours when used in savoury dishes like chicken or roasted lamb.
Handling Cannabis In Your Kitchen
When you are dealing with cannabis in your kitchen, you should check all the details as it is not a regular cooking ingredient. Cannabis when cooked, undergoes decarboxylation. When you subject the cannabi to low heat for a period of 35 to 40 minuted, there is a reaction that takes place. The THCA which is a non psychoactive acidic compound usually found in cannabis plants gets converted into THC. THC is a highly psychoactive compound and it is responsible for the high stoned feeling associated with cannabis. So the amount of cooking or baking will decide how much of the THCA is converted to THC. Heat is the most important factor here. When using cannabis on the stove or oven, always make sure that the temperature is set at 120 degrees Celsius or 250 degrees Fahrenheit. If you raise the temperature higher than this then the THC present in the cannabis will get disintegrated.
How Is Cannabis Sugar Prepared?
Now that you are aware of the basic precautions to be taken when handling Weed or cannabis in the kitchen, now let us see how exactly the cannabis sugar is prepared.
The ingredients that you will need are:
- Cannabis – 3 grams
- High proof alcohol like Everclear – 120ml
- Granulated regular sugar – 100 grams
Method Of Preparation:
You have to begin the process by roughly grinding the cannabis (weed). Then you have to spread it out on a baking or cooking tray that is lined with a grease proof paper and leave it in the oven for about 40 minutes. The temperature of the oven should be120 degree Celsius or 250 degree Fahrenheit. If it is higher then the cannabis will get decomposed.
The cooked weed should then be removed and transferred to a jar that contains alcohol. Once the weed is put inside the lid has to be closed airtight. Give the jar a shake once in every five minutes and do this for about twenty minutes. This will ensure that the weed and the alcohol are properly mixed. Now strain this mix using a fine muslin cloth and throw away the residue.
Now you have clear cannabis infused alcohol. To this add the granulated sugar. Now spread the mixture on a baking dish and cook it at 200 degree Fahrenheit until all the alcohol gets evaporated and you are left with glistening golden coloured sugar.
This golden shining sugar is your cannabis sugar or weed sugar.
Where Can You Use Cannabis Sugar?
This special golden coloured sugar that you have just prepared can be put to many uses. It can used in the kitchen in almost all the items that you would have used regular white sugar for. Try it in your coffee, or your cereal breakfast. You can also add it to savoury dishes or for preparing desserts. Just remember that despite its various medical uses, cannabis sugar when used, is likely to leave you stoned and high. Cannabis sugar is also a good discreet way of taking cannabis if your are using it for medicinal purposes.