Using Homegrown or Dispensary-Purchased Medical Marijuana for DIY Edibles in Missouri
MO Marijuana Card-Holders Have All Options Open When Making DIY Edibles
Making your own DIY Cannabis edibles with homegrown medical marijuana may be one of the most Missouri things you can do this summer. There’s nothing that quite matches the independent feeling you get from making your own medicine!
It’s easy to qualify for medical marijuana in Missouri. After you get your marijuana card and cultivation license, you can start to grow your own plants! And once you are ready to harvest, it’s time to start thinking about what you will do with your buds after they’ve been cured.
While there are tons of options for how to process your medical marijuana, from making rosin for dabs and shatter, to simply enjoying a bowl packed with finely-cured buds from your favorite strain.
Cannabis edibles are a fun, discreet, effective way of getting the natural relief you deserve whenever you need it, without worry about odor. You can experiment and make just about anything your heart—and taste buds—desire. Start experimenting now and you may end up giving Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, a run for her money!
DIY Edibles Can Save You Lots of Money
Even if you are just getting started with medical marijuana and you don’t want to wait for your plants to mature (or maybe you are not planning or prepared to do all that work just yet), you can still save quite a chunk of change at the dispensary by making your own cannabis edibles.
Currently, MO dispensary prices are still quite high for many of its processed products, and the more a product is processed the more expensive it is.
For example, at Greenlight Dispensary in KC Bannister, you can get ⅛ ounce of Empyrean Mint (nearly 25% THC) for $54. That’s about 875mg of THC at 6 cents a mg. Meanwhile, Robhots Reds are the cheapest gummies you’re going to find there, at $36 for 101mg of THC. That’s more than 35 cents per mg.
How to Make DIY Edibles With Cured Cannabis
We are going to start this set of instructions with cannabis that has already been cured. If you grow your own cannabis plants, you will need to take the curing step before moving into the steps below.
1. Decarboxylate your cured buds.
Decarboxylation is not as complicated as it sounds. The process simply activates the THC in your buds through exposure to low amounts of heat for a semi-prolonged period of time. This short video will show you how to do it in your oven with some parchment paper and aluminum foil.
2. Make your base product.
The base product is going to be the infused base that you plan to add to your food. Cannabutter and cannaoil are popular to use in all sorts of recipes, from magic brownies to your own DIY gummies.
Cannabutter should be made with real butter, not margarine, but cannaoil can be made with just about any type of oil you use in your favorite recipes. Olive oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, even hemp oil if you wanted to match the theme.
They are all made by simply steeping your decarboxylated buds in the chosen medium for a long period of time at just below simmering. Check out our favorite cannabutter and cannabis oil recipes here.
3. Add your base product to your favorite recipes.
It’s really that simple. Because very high temperatures can break your THC down, we recommend drizzling after cooking for items that are fried, grilled, or broiled. Baking protects the constitution of your product to some degree, so the usual baking temperatures should be fine.
4. Enjoy your DIY edibles!
If you are new to edibles, start SLOW. They metabolize through your liver rather than directly entering your bloodstream, so they have a bit of a different effect than products that you inhale.
We recommend starting with half of what you think would be a reasonable dose. Wait at least an hour and a half before taking more. It is likely going to take some experimentation to get it right, but experimenting with your homemade edibles is half the fun! Check out this guide to edibles for a more in-depth look at the best way to get the most out of your experience.
How to Get Started Making DIY Cannabis Edibles
The first step to getting started making DIY cannabis edibles, is getting a Missouri marijuana card. Once you have one, that’s your ticket to purchasing the variety of products that are available at MO dispensaries. You’ll be able to walk right in as soon as you have your card and take advantage of natural relief through medical marijuana.
You can also grow your own marijuana products if you go the extra mile and get yourself a cultivation license. This means that if you schedule an appointment with a MO marijuana doctor today, you could reasonably expect to have your own homegrown buds to do with as you wish by the end of summer.
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At Missouri Marijuana Card, our mission is helping everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.
Call us at (877) 303-3117, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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