By Jahla Seppanen February 12, 2020 9:00 AM PST
With more and more states legalizing marijuana — or making medical marijuana an accessible option — it’s high time to learn how to cook delicious foods that will both give and satiate the munchies. You may or may not be surprised by this, but learning the art of cooking with marijuana involves more than making pot brownies — it’s a precious skill. Like any other ingredient, cannabis can elevate the taste profile of many dishes, salty or sweet, when prepared correctly. It can take your flavors higher, is what we’re saying.
Remember: Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level, and has been decriminalized in some states but not others.
With that warning out of the way, put away your pipe or rolling papers and light up the stove because it’s time to get baked using the best cannabis cooking books.
Cannabis Cocktails Mocktails and Tonics by Warren Bobrow
If your kitchen utensils consist of a shaker, muddler, and bar spoon, whip up some cannabis cocktails with the straightforwardly named recipe book: Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails, and Tonics. Author Warren Bobrow walks through the totally cool and geeky process of de-carbing cannabis to release its psychoactive effect while laying down the history of cannabis as a social drug. The name of this cannabis cookbook should have been: How to drink cannabis for every meal, since it includes coffee, tea, lemonade, mood-enhancing syrups, and — of course — cocktails.