More than 266 million Americans smoke marijuana at least one time per year, but numbers also indicate the number of regular users of the herb isn’t much lower. Marijuana has been through quite the controversy over the past decade or so, but now it seems things are improving as the drug (labeled a Schedule 1 narcotic under federal law) is legal for recreational use in eight states, and legal for medicinal uses in 21. The American Medical Society recognized the potential benefits of marijuana, asking the federal government to review guidelines of the drug label in 2009.
Health Benefits of Marijuana
Marijuana may be useful in treatment of epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, glaucoma, muscle spasms, cancer, chronic pain, insomnia, eating disorders, AIDS/HIV, mental health disorders including depression and PTSD, and numerous other health ailments and concerns. The American Cancer Society (ACS) reaffirms the benefits of marijuana in the reduction of pain related to cancer treatment. Time magazine also reported benefits of marijuana use for teens suffering from mental health disorders
Marijuana Consumption Methods
Marijuana users can choose from numerous methods of consumption these days. Traditional joint or bong smoking is always a favourite way to enjoy marijuana, but vaping has exceeded the minds of many tokers in the past couple years. Others enjoy edibles like brownies, gummies, cookies, and other treats. In fact, this is one of the most popular consumption methods out there.
Baking your own marijuana cookies is fairly simple, even if you’re not a regular in the kitchen. A fw ingredients, including marijuana, a couple hours in the kitchen, and in no time, you’ll be chomping down on the groovy cookies that make you feel oh-so right. If you’d prefer, edibles are pre-made and available for purchase at your local marijuana dispensary, but it’s cheaper and more exciting to make them yourself.
Marijuana Cookies: Not Your Grandma’s Kitchen Favourite
If you have memories of fresh-baked cookies from grandma’s house, get ready to fill your kitchen with the very same pleasurable smells when you gather the ingredients and prepare the tasty cookie recipe below. But, each bit of the cookie that you take gives you a nice ‘hit’ of THC, and soon you’ll feel no pains or worries! Although these aren’t the type of cookies your grandma baked in her kitchen when you were a child, they’ll soon become your favourite and if you’re lucky, you’ll get grandma to come over to taste your special treat.
Why Eat Marijuana Cookies?
Eating marijuana cookies provides an easy method of consumption, great for those occasions when you cannot light up or when you simply want a new experience. Cookies are great for social gatherings, or when you’re at home alone ready to chill. Easy-to bake cookies taste great, but it’s only when high-grade, quality marijuana is used that the full benefits are enjoyed. All the great health benefits of marijuana listed above are yours when enjoying marijuana cookies. We bet you can’t eat just one of these cookies!
Choosing Your Marijuana for Cookies
Don’t purchase your marijuana from the neighbourhood street dealer! You never know what you’re getting with such a purchase, and it may very well affect the cookies potency and taste. Instead, visit your local marijuana dispensary or buy weed online choosing from the many strains offered for sale. You’ll know exactly what’s going inside your cookies and that you’ll get the full THC effects in each bite. Furthermore, the trained budtenders at the dispensaries can help you learn more about marijuana, its amazing health benefits, how it will affect you, and more. It is a truly unique and enjoyable experience for any marijuana enthusiast.
Marijuana Cookies Recipe
There’s many variations of marijuana cookies. Bake them using dried herb or cannabutter. If you plan to use cannabutter, you’ll need to first learn how to make the butter. The yummy chocolate chip recipe below is sure to be enjoyed by all the weed smokers in your crew, but remember to find other recipes and experiment with the options. It’s far more fun to enjoy the herb when it’s baked into a delicious cookie!
Chocolate Chip Chewies
- Measuring cups
- Measuring spoons
- Hand mixer
- 2 bowls
- Cookie Sheet
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes 18 small cookies.
- 1 C unsalted butter (use cannabutter if you have it)
- ⅛ dried marijuana
- ½ C White Sugar
- 1 C. Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 Egg
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 2 C Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 T. Vanilla extract
- 2 C. All- Purpose Flour
- ½ Salt
- ½ Baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray non-stick cooking spray on cookie sheet.
- Over a bowl, sift salt, flour, and baking soda together. Set to the side.
- Melt butter in microwave.
- Cream the brown sugar, white sugar, and the cannabutter. Blend well.
- Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until mixture is light but creamy.
- Add the sifted ingredients from the first bowl until ooey.
- Stir in the marijuana by hand using a spatula. Mix well.
- Drop cookie dough onto the cookie sheet ¼ cup each. Ensure a space of about 2 ½ inches from each cookie.
- Bake for 12 – 14 minutes, or until edges are lightly brown.
- Cool on a baking sheet before serving.
Enjoying marijuana has never been easier than it is today. With the above chocolate chip chewies cookie recipe, you’ll be on the road to relief from all your ailments in no time flat. Plus, these cookies taste so good!