The Top 10 Cannabis Cooking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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cannabis cooking2. Not adding water when infusing butter or oil.
Whether you infuse butter and oil or in a slow cooker (the latter is my highly preferred method), always add water to the mix along with the plant material or butter or oil. Especially on the stovetops the water will help things infuse at a lower temperature and avoid things burning and scorching which will result in unappetizing taste and THC that’s rendered useless by being cooked at too high a temperature. The water also helps with appearance and flavor by washing away some of the green color and strong herbal flavor. The amount of water is not important, but I always add at least as much water as butter or oil. Click for butter infusing instructions and oil infusing instructions.

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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