The Top 10 Cannabis Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Naturally if you are a fan of cannabis edibles, it only makes sense to get into cannabis cooking and make your own. While the process may seem daunting, cannabis cooking is no different than regular cooking once you grasp some simple principles. This list will help you avoid some of the most common mistakes and put you on the road to making great tasting potent marijuana edibles.  Check out the Cannabis Cooking Basics section of our sister site, for more cannabis cooking basics.

Cannabis Cooking - Do not over grind the plant material1. Over grinding the plant material when making butter or oil.
For some reason the majority of internet sites tell people to finely grind the marijuana being used to infuse butter or oil. There is even a commercially made electronic gadget for making marijuana butter that includes a built in electric grinder. I have never understood this advice. If you want better tasting edibles, DO NOT FIENLY GRIND THE MARIJUANA! What you are trying the extract, the plant’s resinous trichomes, are ON the buds and leaves not IN them! All grinding accomplishes is to put more plant material into the finished product which in turn increases green color and unwanted herbal flavors.

About the author 

Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard is the editor of, the author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (2015, Seal Press) and The Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media). Her blog is

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