As some of us have experimented with marijuana in our younger years, my generation always split the gap between pro and anti marijuana legislation.
There was always a debate in social gatherings and political platforms alike. Sometimes leading to unfair stigma and judgement.
Naturally I was elated when my state legalized the herb for medicinal use and small grows. About a year ago I was approved and started using cannabis to treat PTSD, severe depression and anxiety.
The results were amazing compared to the pharmaceuticals that were being pushed to me and changed almost like the weather.
Using the right combination of relaxing and focusing strains for day/night use has cut my prescription drug usage down to half and still dropping with every checkup.
Most people can’t afford to pay outrageous prices for designer flower in pretty packages and growing your own medicine keeps the impact off your wallet while providing a fulfilling hobby for a great payout.
I’ve started growing in a small grow tent and have found the whole endeavor to be pretty fun and fulfilling. Though it took some research and beginners mistakes to get the ball rolling, I’m able to produce my own medicine without hassles of lines and prices.
Keep at it and it will become like second nature.
Providing things keep improving at their current level I hope to be pharmaceutical free by the end of the year. Thanks to this gift of a plant my life has changed for the better on all fronts.
I feel the best I’ve felt in years and have more focus and energy than I could hope for with the most refreshing rest to recharge the old battery.
So I guess the point to all this rambling is to keep an open mind and remember that what works for you may be different from the next person. Give yourself the chance to improve by means that others may find controversial.
Our dependency on pills to make everything better that give you worse side effects than the conditions they treat sometimes holds back the progress of refining the natural gifts we have used for millennia.
With daily life comes incredible stress and it is more important than ever to be able to make an effort to improve our quality of life.
If marijuana can give you that relief and let you relax and enjoy your life, I’d say you deserve it. Times are crazy enough and people need to keep in mind that mental health is just as important as physical health.
Just a little time to kick back and listen to music or listen to a book, maybe take a hike and enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine can change your perspective completely.
I honestly have to thank the people that are trying to make this treatment more mainstream and cutting the stigma away. They put in amazing work and provide us with a resource far better than years ago.
In short, my life is much more enjoyable because of medical cannabis.
I’m happier, healthier and more fun to be around.
I’m able to enjoy more social interaction and be around people for the first time in what seems like forever.
Thanks for listening to my success story and opinions.
What?s not to love about cannabis cooking? I know I love everything about it, and I?m here to share a simple but sweet favorite. These little 3 ingredient gems are sure to get a smile from your cannabis consuming friends. Keep it simple or spruce it up; leave it alone,
or layer it with a cannabis-infused chocolate coating. The possibilities are absolutely endless for these sweet, healthy, flourless, dairy-free and oh so simple chewy peanut butter bites . . . and you might just have everything you need to make them now.
1 cup peanut butter (Your favorite or course). I use a healthy natural peanut butter like Maranatha Organics or a Jiff Natural, but it’s your recipe now, so it’s really up to you to have fun with. 🙂
1/3 – 1/2 cup medicated infused natural sweetener (or up to 1 cup medicated sugar or a combination of medicated and regular sugar to suit your medical needs). Feel free to taste the batter when you mix the sugar and peanut butter together to get your desired sweetness. I prefer not so sweet, but if you have a sweet tooth that needs craving or want your cookies to pack a bigger punch, add a little more.
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla (optional. I opt-in, because I make my own vanilla extract, but if you don’t have any on hand, don’t let it stop you from baking up a batch of delicious meds.)
Add-ins like Chocolate chips, jelly, nuts, flavored baking chips, (optional)
Also needed: Cookie sheet and baking spray or parchment paper.
Preheat the oven to 350?F and spray a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter and sweetener to taste, (Yes, taste it if you want to now for desired sweetness, keep adding until you are happy with the taste.)
Add the egg and mix.
Optional add ins , 1 tsp of vanilla, and/or chocolate or flavored baking chips, nuts, or jelly on top in the center like a thumbprint cookie ). Remeber tHC likes FAT to bond, so do not be scared to layer a little if you want.
Scoop out a tablespoon of dough at a time and roll it into a ball and set it onto the cookie sheet. – Flatten the cookie balls by pressing your finger into the middle (If making jelly thumbprint cookies add a small spoon of jelly on top prior to baking) – Or, use a fork and lightly press on top of them to make a classic criss-cross pattern.- Maybe add some Peanut butter, chocolate chips, or another Flavor if you prefer.
These will not spread like a traditional peanut butter cookie, so they can be spaced close together on your cookie sheet. You should fit all 12 to a pan, with no problem.
Bake these babies up for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies have golden brown edges or are done to your liking.
Remove from baking sheet and cool before you enjoy the bite sized buzz.
Store in airtight container up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Approx 12 cookies depending on size.
Be sure to label these cookies and store them safely. Little fingers shouldn’t find these, so please keep them out of reach of children without a medical card, and pets who might overindulge and not be able to help themselves.
Storing Canna (have another) Peanut Butter Cookies
I am a believer of fresh is best, so I make these regularly. These cookies will last up to 5 days If they are stored at room temperature in an airtight container, but I bet that they won’t last that long.
Saving some for later, planning a party, or just doubling the batch? You can even freeze these babies. If you want to freeze them, here are a few tips and tricks.
First let them cool completely. (This is very important.)
Next, lay them out in a single layer on a small cookie sheet or plate and freeze them until they are frozen solid. (We do this so that the cookies don?t stick together.)
Once these gems are frozen, you can transfer them to an airtight container or zip-top freezer bag. They store nicely for up to 3 months. Thaw them ahead by leaving a few out overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter, and then enjoy them at your leisure. In fact, I have a few in my fridge, and I am off to enjoy one now with my morning coffee. What a wonderful way to start a morning! Wishing you Peace and Love, and Prosperity to All
The Next Recipe will be today?s treat. I call it Monkey Business (chocolate deliciousness made infused butter or coconut oil) with the chefs choice of coconut, candy, and or nuts)
Add Sweetener to Make Cannabis Medication More Palatable
It?s another sweet morning, and I?m up cooking with Cannabis.
There is more than one way to wake and bake or take care of a sore body. One of my favorites, that always brings a smile to my face is my Medicated Sweetener.
It?s always nice to have options, and when it comes to cooking and baking, fats and alcohols aren?t the only game in town. Sure they are great, I mean who doesn?t love cannabis eggs(made with infused cannabis grease).
Let?s just say, it brings green eggs and ham to a whole new level.
But, sometimes I just want to chill with my cannabis coffee or maybe I need a quicker under the tongue sublingual method. It truly down, in the lost delightful way!
It?s important to know that not all sweet things are not created equally.
Personally, I have had to put a lot of thought into the sweetener I chose to use for medical reasons, so let me share what I have learned with you, and you can experiment for yourself.
(Note- I only use the natural granulated sweeteners below.)
Monk Fruit Monk fruit, a natural sweetener, made from the Monk Fruit. Common in other countries and used for centuries, for dietary and medical purposes in countries like China, it has grown in popularity in the United States over the last few decades and was finally approved by the FDA in 2010 as a sweetener. It has zero, that?s right ZERO calories, and it?s All Natural. It?s said to be anywhere from 200 to 400 times sweeter than sugar and have some wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and benefits. By weight, it?s more expensive than sugar but in my honest opinion the benefits are totally worth the cost, and you use significantly less so it lasts a long time. Until recently, I was not able to find it in stores and generally ordered from Amazon. I have been buying and using Monk fruit for years, and as a medical patient with inflammation and pain issues, I can personally attest to its benefits. It?s also said to help with weight loss, and it is Keto friendly.
Swerve Swerve Sweetener is a natural sweetener made from corn and vegetable byproducts in a brewery process. Then a natural citrus flavoring is added.. According to the company, it ?contains erythritol sourced from non-GMO corn, oligosaccharides from root vegetables and citrus-based natural flavors.? It is also more expensive than sugar, and can be found in most groceries. Swerve can be a good choice for certain recipes because scientifically it reacts similarly to sugar in the baking process and will carmelize like sugar.
Stevia Is a natural sweetener that is derived from the leaves of a Stevia plant. It is 200 times sweeter than sugar and also has zero calories. It is also a popular substitution for sugar and is popular with many dietary restriction programs when sugar has caused a health or dietary concern.
Sugar Sugar needs no real introduction. We all know what it is, and how to use it. The truth is, we know it so well that many of us use it too much. Only a couple centuries ago,people were consuming only about 2 pounds of sugar a year. Now, it?s estimated that, on average, Americans consume 123 pounds per year. Yikes! But I get it, sugar is an easy source of energy, generally found in most pantries, and it will certainly act as a carrier agent for the cannabis compounds we love. If you were like me however, my body will take that sugar and speed up my metabolism to the point that the thc is out of my body before I even know it?s there. So, for me- amd maybe for you- another sweetener would be preferable.
My personal favorite is Monk Fruit. It is a staple in my cabinet.
With its intense sweetness, it takes very little effort to take a marijuana-infused alcohol tincture and turn it into sweet sweet success.
It has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries and is there only one that may help with pain and inflammations.
Unlike sugar, it isn?t believed to cause cavities or have the same effect of speeding up metabolisms so you may experience the benefits of your cannabis compounds substantially longer, without the extra calories and other health repercussions of sugar.
I have found this to be true for me personally.
Supplies Needed to Produce Your Own Cannabis-Infused Sweetened Medicine
Oven safe dish
Shot glass or Measuring cup
Tight sealing glass jar for storage
Ingredients Needed For Sweetened Cannabis Meds
Granulated Sweetener of your choice. Medicated alcohol tincture: Many people prefer a 190 grain alcohol infusion ( if they are interested in maximum absorption and saturation of the various THC amd CBDs, although some cant get it in their state). Others might opt for 150 grain alcohol, or a mellower vodka or brandy infusion. With all the different possible combinations out there, there?s no reason not to have a few different fun options on hand.
Cooking Direction to Infuse Your Cannabis Medication
? Preheat oven to 200? F. ? Mix one part marijuana alcohol tincture with two parts sweetener. You may have or only want to try a little at a time or you decide to go big. ? Cover with aluminum foil
Small Batch Cannabis Infusion Cooking Method
? Preheat oven to 200? F ? Mix one shot glass marijuana alcohol tincture with two shot glasses of the sweetener of your choice in the oven safe dish. ? Cover the oven safe dish Losely with foil. (The objective is to use a low level heat to dissipate the alcohol after 10 leave the meds behind.). ? Put the covered dish in the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes. Check it and stir. If there is still alcohol on top, loosely cover it again and put it back in the oven and set another timer for 5-10 minutes. ? Continue this process until your sugar has reach the desired consistency and no liquid remains. Once your sugar appears basically dry take it out and let it cool. It wasn?t that hot to begin with, so it won?t take long. ? After about 10 minutes, uncover the dish and let it air dry the rest of the way if needed. ? Store in a tight lidded glass jar – labeled appropriately. . Larger Batch Cooking Method: This has become such a staple in my cabinet that I make it regularly. These days I use a bigger batch method. ? Preheat oven to 200? F ? Mix ? Cup marijuana alcohol tincture with 1 ? Cups of the sweetener of your choice in the oven safe dish. ? Cover the oven safe dish Losely with foil. (The objective is to use a low level heat to dissipate the alcohol after 10 leave the meds behind.). ? Put the covered dish in the oven and set a timer for 10 minutes. Check it and stir. Continue the 10 minute check and stir rotation until the liquid alcohol gone, then set another timer for 5-10 minutes to finish drying i out. . ? When your sugar has reach the desired dryness take it out and let it cool. It wasn?t that hot to begin with, so it won?t take long. ? After about 10 minutes, uncover the dish and let it air dry the rest of the way if needed. ? Store in a tight lidded glass jar – labeled appropriately.
Enjoy this medicated sweetness over the course of the next few months, if it lasts that long. Have a spoonful, or add it to your favorite coffee or cereal.
It?s amazing in recipes. Just take note that the different sweeteners have different substitution rates with sugar and are often personalized to taste, for example, I only use 1/4 of the Monk fruit that I would use in a regular sugar recipe.
You can even double the pleasure, and double the fun by layering a recipe with medicated butter and medicated sugar.
This Simple DIY trick can make treating your medical needs more discrete, is essentially odorless, is easy to use, and will take your cooking and baked goods to a whole new level.
It?s All The Rage on the cannabis cooking shows these days.
In addition, it?s probably not sold in a dispensary near you and even if it is, I guarantee you will pay dearly for it.
We like Jerry?s philosophy, let?s grow and share and learn together! It does not have to be rocket science, and it doesn?t have to be expensive or unattainable if we all put our skills and expertise together.
As soon as the seeds that I received from Jerry have matured into big beautiful Bud?s I?ll be making some with his meds and I will be sure to let everyone know how they turn out.
Need a Quick Idea For Cannabis Meds, Try This:
Virgin Kool-Aid with a Kick
1 pkg regular Kool-Aid
? to ? cup Sugar-Free Marijuana Sweetener, or 1 cup Marijuana-infused Sugar.
Add water according to package directions, mix, and enjoy.
There are just so many ways to make your cannabis-infused medicines better, and more palatable, do you have a favorite recipe? If so please share it in a comment. Cannabis is helpful for so many conditions, without the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Visit the Weed Seed Shop, and begin to grow your own meds today!
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