Cannabis 101: Using Cannabis Edibles and Making Your Own Weed Brownies


More cannabis users are discovering the side effects of smoking weed. It is not surprising that the sale of vaping products, concentrates, tinctures, edibles and dab rigs has increased in recent years. Edibles have emerged as one of the most popular categories in cannabis products and remain the most viable choice for non-smokers. If you are wondering how to make marijuana brownies or want to find more on using edibles, we have a guide below that can help.

Things to know before using marijuana edibles

First things first, note that the effect of marijuana edibles can take time to set in, and the effects will last longer, and that’s because edibles have been ingested. Unlike tinctures, which are used sublingually, or vaporizers that cause an effect almost immediately, marijuana edibles can take at least 30 minutes to work. Some edibles kick in only after an hour or so.

Before you use marijuana edibles, note the follow –

  1. Never start with a high dose. Going easy with the serving is the best step forward.
  2. Never use marijuana edibles on an empty stomach.
  3. Do not mix edibles and alcohol.
  4. Make sure that you are using the best quality edibles available to you.
  5. New users may feel anxious and jittery. This should subside, so stay as calm as possible.

Making your own brownies at home

If you would want to control how your edibles taste and the kind of kick you want, it is wise to bake weed brownies at home. For more energetic high, go for sativa-dominant strains, while for relaxing effect, Indica-dominant strains are better. Make sure that you get your supplies from a known and reliable dispensary, where the THC concentration is mentioned in detail. So, how much of weed do you need to make a batch? Depending on the batch size, one-third of an ounce is more than enough to bake your first weed brownies. The weed needs to be in the oven at about 250 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. You will get the smoky scent and know the weed is ready to be used for brownies. Prebaking the weed just makes it more potent in terms of the THC content, and you can expect a better high from your weed brownies.

Now that you know all about edibles, get your supplies and make your first batch. There is no better way to enjoy the effects of cannabis so discreetly, without losing out on the taste or impact.