By now we’ve all heard of the date night cooking class, and some of us have probably had the luxury of destroying someone else’s pristine street-level kitchen. Now, ‘Jeff The 420 Chef’ is hosting a cooking class that will surely get you baked.
Hosted in the Mission District of San Francisco, the class is taking place this Saturday and is open to California residents with a valid medical marijuana card. If haven’t yet been scarred by a botched batch of brownies, consider yourself lucky. For most, calculating the proper dosage and avoiding the overly earthy taste of weed is easier said than done.
In his class, Jeff offers to help overcome these common pitfalls of cannabis cooking by training you to make light-tasting cannabutter and oil. Students are encouraged to bring one 1/8 of their own cannabis for their cooking endeavors, which will be turned in to the medicated butter.
For a mere $85 bucks, Jeff The420 Chef will turn a normal pot-smoking chef into a cannabis cooking connoisseur. For an additional $90 he will start you off with everything you need to make your own butter at home. For those looking to refine their skills even further, advanced courses are available. See below for the three class syllabus or visit here to register today!
• Learn the difference between “Pedigree” and “Hybrid” CannaButters and CannaOils
• Learn the secret to creating “light-tasting” CannaButters and CannaOils
• Make your own Pedigree CannaButter or CannaOil
Learn how to infuse your CannaButters and CannaOils to create gourmet butters and oils like garlic CannaButter and rosemary CannaOil
Meals and Measures: The Science Behind 420 Cooking & Baking
Learn how to correctly measure and use your CannaButters and CannaOils in:
• “Quick-fix” hors d’oeuvres and “party favors”
• Snacks and bedtime treats
• Your favorite dish
• A 420Chef Dinner Party of your own
For more help in calculating the proper dosage of cannabis edibles, download the Whaxy Marijuana Cooking Calculator for Android or click here for the web version.
2014 has been the year marijuana edibles have truly become mainstream. Chocolate bars, elixirs, candies, insert food name here.. and there’s a possibility it’s for sale in a medical marijuana dispensary somewhere. Edibles have had their up and downs since recreational legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington went into effect in each state. From the highly publicized New York Times Columnist going a little heavy on pot brownies to unfounded local media warnings of THC laced Halloween candy, (by the way no incidents were reported) marijuana edibles are presenting a sticky situation for regulators. Just last month the Colorado Department of Health came out with strong recommendations to nearly ban all edibles sales, only to back track shortly there after.
Regardless of the regulations surrounding marijuana edibles in dispensaries, for many, ingesting is the only to consume marijuana for medicinal or recreational purposes. This has sparked at home cooking cannabis movement of sorts, with several niche communities gaining large ‘cannabis-foodie’ followings.
While cooking with cannabis at home is a great way to medicate, it’s important to have an idea of the dosage of THC in your cannabutter. As noted in The Cannabist, Jessica Catalano experienced cannabis chef and author of “The Ganja Kitchen Revolution”, it all starts with the percentage of THC of strain (flower) you are cooking with. She notes that most strains test at around 10%, with strains testing at 15-20% being above average, and anything above 21% being considered exceptionally potent.
For every 1 gram of cannabis (in bud form) it has about 1,000mg of dry weight. If a strain has approximately 10% THC, ten percent of 1,000mg = 100mg. With that said, one gram of the cannabis used in this example would result in approximately 100mg of THC content.
While this is a handy cheat sheet to properly dose we realize not everyone remembers algebra, so we created an app to make it even easier. There’s 3 steps:
- Enter the amount of cannabis
- Enter the number of servings
- Enter the approximate THC %
Based on the information you enter, we calculate the approximate THC in each serving, measured in milligrams, based on the equation above. It’s really that simple. For quick reference, here is our cannabutter recipe.
(We’ve used the app multiple times, with different strains and desired serving strengths. Every time we were very pleased with the results)
It is highly recommended for edibles beginners to start out at 5-10mg of THC per serving. A mantra gaining steam in Colorado is “Start Low, Go Slow”. Though gimmicky, if taken seriously, mishaps can be avoided. The onset and effects of ingesting marijuana is much different than traditional smoking methods, it’s important to wait a minimum of 45 minutes after initial ingestion before eating more.
(Legal Stuff: In no way are we endorsing use of our application for illegal cannabis use. Use at your risk)