Learn how to make edibles with these helpful books

Published Nov 9, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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Edibles are a delightful way to use cannabis without enduring the adverse effects of inhaling smoke, but there is a trick to turning the dry buds into a meal topping. Luckily there are plenty of resources available including online forums, and trusted websites, but there is nothing quite like a well-indexed book of recipes to sift through as you decide what to create. These helpful books are some of the best rated of 2019, and any of them would make the perfect addition to a true stoner’s pantry.

1. High Time Cannabis Cookbook
Cost: $27.95
Learn how to make edibles starting with the basics, including how to make cannabutter and other simple traditional meal items. All of which works perfectly for individual portions or serving larger scaled events where guests might prefer a more formal menu choice. Inside you will find pumpkin pie, whipped cream topping, and so much more for cannabis infused dishes that are perfect for beginners.
Where to buy: Indigo

2. The Art of Weed Butter
Cost: $19.50
Once you learn how to make cannabutter there is no going back, and this book is intended to lead interested readers on a journey to do just that. Right from the basics of simple cannabutter recipes to the variations in measurements requires for dosing and consuming safely, and it even includes a helpful guide for storage and shelf life which are essential for the less experienced.
Where to buy: Indigo

3. Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis
Cost: $24.99
This edibles book has it all, including measurements and science that can be useful for the more experienced cannabis enthusiasts. Inside you will find everything that you could ever need to know about edibles including how the cannabinoids are absorbed to produce the effects, how to dose, how to make cannabutter, how to make cannabis cooking oils, and how to make edibles using all of the included infused bases. If you are seeking an educational read full of excellent recipes, then this one might be perfect for you.
Where to buy: Amazon, Barnes & Noble & Powell’s

4. Cannabis Cocktails Mocktails & Tonics
Cost: $18.39
Combining marijuana tinctures with fancy drinks and cocktails is one of the hottest new trends, and this cookbook can help you to understand the different terpene flavors that pair well with various alcohols before delving into the big wide world of cannabis cocktails that can range from mind-blowing potent to low dosed options for beginners. Whether you are seeking a pick me up drink or a nightcap to help you sleep, you will be sure to find it all here.
Where to buy: Amazon & Indigo

5. The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook
Cost: $8.88
In a meat-based world, it can be challenging to find good recipes to hit those cravings for old dishes you can no longer enjoy that don’t contain animal products. The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook is a long-awaited solution to the high demand for simple and delicious edibles recipes, including how to make cannabutter, simple chocolate chip cookies, and a delicious infused cannabis ice cream “milk” shake. Making healthy decisions no longer means having to say no to yummy edibles that suit your diet.
Where to buy: Amazon

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