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2022 Guide to Cannabis Edibles: Recipes, Dosage, and Tips

Introduction to Cannabis Edibles

Welcome to the comprehensive 2022 guide on cannabis edibles! Whether you're new to the world of cannabis or a seasoned consumer, cannabis edibles offer a unique, smoke-free way to enjoy marijuana. In this guide, we'll cover popular recipes, how to determine the right dosage for you, and tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Learn more about cannabis edibles here.

Edibles: Recipes, Dosage, and Tips

The Basics of Cannabis Edibles

Cannabis edibles are food products infused with cannabinoids, particularly THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana, or CBD (cannabidiol), which is non-psychoactive but offers various therapeutic benefits. Edibles can range from candies and baked goods to beverages and savory dishes.

How Do Edibles Work?

When you consume cannabis edibles, the cannabinoids are processed through your digestive system and liver. The process is slower compared to smoking or vaping cannabis, often taking 30 minutes to 2 hours to feel the effects. However, the effects typically last longer, between 4 to 6 hours.

Benefits of Edibles

  • No inhalation of smoke or vapor, reducing lung irritation.
  • Discreet and easy to consume.
  • Longer-lasting effects.
  • Variety of flavor options and creative uses in cooking.
Edibles: Recipes, Dosage, and Tips

Popular Cannabis Edible Recipes

Homemade cannabis edibles allow you to control the ingredients and the potency. Here are some popular recipes to get you started:

1. Cannabis-Infused Butter (Cannabutter)

Cannabutter is a versatile base for many cannabis-infused recipes. Here’s a simple way to make it:

  1. Decarboxylate your cannabis by baking it at 240°F (115°C) for 30-40 minutes to activate the THC or CBD.
  2. Melt 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of water in a saucepan or slow cooker.
  3. Add 7-10 grams of decarboxylated cannabis to the mixture.
  4. Simmer on low (160-200°F) for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Strain the mixture through a cheesecloth to remove plant material.
  6. Refrigerate the strained cannabutter until solid and remove any residual water.

Use this cannabutter in any recipe that calls for regular butter! Detailed cannabutter recipe here.

2. Classic Pot Brownies

Pot brownies are a staple in cannabis cuisine. Here’s a simple recipe using your cannabutter:

  • 1/2 cup cannabutter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Grease and flour an 8x8 inch pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the cannabutter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder; gradually stir into the creamed mixture.
  5. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  7. Let cool before cutting into squares and enjoy.
Edibles: Recipes, Dosage, and Tips

Classic Pot Brownies Recipe

3. Cannabis Gummies

For a sweeter treat, consider making cannabis gummies. Here’s how to do it:

  • 1/2 cup of fruit juice or flavored liquid
  • 1/2 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 pack (3 oz) flavored gelatin
  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1-2 teaspoons of cannabis tincture or oil (adjust based on potency)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the fruit juice and corn syrup over medium heat.
  2. Stir constantly until it begins to simmer.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and add the flavored and unflavored gelatin. Stir until completely dissolved.
  4. Stir in the cannabis tincture or oil.
  5. Pour the mixture into silicone molds and refrigerate for at least an hour, or until set.
  6. Remove from molds and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Detailed Cannabis Gummies Recipe

Understanding Dosage for Edibles

Getting the dosage right with edibles can be tricky due to variations in individual tolerance and the delayed onset of effects. Here’s a guide to help you determine the proper dosage:

Start Low and Go Slow

The golden rule for consuming cannabis edibles is to start with a low dose, typically 2.5 to 5 mg of THC, especially if you are new to edibles. Wait at least 2 hours before deciding to consume more, as the effects can be delayed. 

Determine Your Tolerance

Your tolerance for edibles can depend on various factors such as your metabolism, frequency of cannabis consumption, and body weight. Regular users may find they need higher doses to achieve the desired effect, while occasional users or those with lower body weight might need less.

Consider the Cannabinoid Content

THC is the psychoactive component that provides the "high," whereas CBD is non-psychoactive and can help mitigate some of the psychoactive effects of THC. Knowing the ratio of THC to CBD in your edibles can help tailor the experience to your preferences. 

Use a Dosage Calculator

Online dosage calculators can help you estimate the potency of your homemade edibles based on the amount of cannabis and its THC/CBD content. This can be especially useful for consistent dosing in homemade recipes. Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable Edible Experience

Edibles: Recipes, Dosage, and Tips

Ensuring a positive experience with cannabis edibles requires some careful consideration. Follow these tips for the best results:

1. Read Labels Carefully

If you're buying commercial edibles, be sure to read the labels for THC and CBD content per serving, and follow recommended serving sizes. Keep in mind that homemade edibles can vary in potency.

2. Store Edibles Safely

Always store your edibles out of reach of children and pets. Clearly label them to avoid accidental ingestion.

3. Avoid Mixing with Alcohol or Other Substances

Mixing edibles with alcohol or other substances can amplify effects and lead to unwanted side effects. It's best to consume edibles on their own to better understand your body's reaction.

4. Be Patient

Remember, edibles take longer to kick in than smoking or vaping cannabis. Wait at least 2 hours for the effects to manifest before consuming more to avoid overconsumption.

5. Have CBD on Hand

If you find the effects of THC too intense, consuming CBD can help to counteract the psychoactive effects and bring you back to a more balanced state. Benefits of CBD.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long do cannabis edibles take to kick in?

A: Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to kick in, depending on individual metabolism and what you've eaten that day.

Q: Can you overdose on cannabis edibles?

A: While you cannot fatally overdose on cannabis, consuming too much can lead to unpleasant side effects like anxiety, paranoia, and nausea. Always start with a low dose and be patient.

Q: Are there any side effects of consuming edibles?

A: Possible side effects include drowsiness, dry mouth, altered sense of time, euphoria, and impaired memory. Consuming too much can intensify these effects.

Q: How should I store my cannabis edibles?

A: Store edibles in a cool, dark, and dry place to maintain potency. Be sure to keep them out of reach of children and pets and clearly label them to avoid confusion.

Q: How long do the effects of edibles last?

A: The effects of edibles can last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours, with some people experiencing effects up to 12 hours depending on the dose and individual metabolism.

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