With all the doom and gloom in the news lately, we thought we’d brighten things up with some other types of headlines—specifically ones about every stoner’s favorite treat: pot brownies. Today’s blog features our favorite tried and true pot brownie recipes and hilarious news stories from the week.
Pot Brownies in the News
In a small city in South Dakota, a batch of pot brownies accidentally ended up at a school event. How exactly does that happen? Well, when Michael Koranda visited weed-friendly Colorado earlier that week, he brought home a little souvenir known as THC butter, which he later used to bake a batch of pot brownies. His mom say these delicious “normal-looking” brownies sitting on her kitchen counter and brought a handful to her peers at school. Around 8 pm that day, the sheriff’s office received multiple calls that members of the school were not feeling well. Their effects were traced back to the THC-infused brownies and poor Michael’s mom (an innocent teacher) was arrested for distribution and bringing “drugs” on campus.
The World’s Largest Pot Brownie
Well done, Massachusetts, for breaking the previous world record for largest pot brownie! Cannabis company MariMed baked a pot brownie that weighs 850 pounds and contains 20,000mg of THC—the equivalent of 66 joints. A single bite of this brownie comes to around 5mg of THC. Per USA Today, “The gargantuan brownie also contains 1,344 eggs, 212 pounds of butter, 250 pounds of sugar, 122 pounds of cocoa powder, 81 pounds of flour, 5 pounds of vanilla extract, two pounds of baking powder, and three pounds of salt.”
Bake Your Own Pot Brownies at Home
Remember how everyone was baking bread at the height of the pandemic? Due to the rise of the Omnicron variant, home baking hasn’t stopped or slowed in the slightest. These easy-to-follow recipes will teach you to make your own pot brownies at home.
Recipe from Food52
- 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter
- 1 gram quality cannabis flower
- 1/4 cup (21 grams) natural cocoa powder, plus more for the pan
- Cannabutter (above)
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) chopped dark chocolate
- 1 1/4 cups (250 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon molasses
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup (57 grams) chopped toasted nuts (optional)
Recipe from The Washington Post
FOR THE CANNABUTTER
10 grams cannabis
4 cups (960 milliliters) water
2 1/2 sticks (10 ounces/284 grams) unsalted European-style butter
1 stick (4 ounces/113 grams) unsalted butter
1/4 cup (57 grams) cannabutter
12 ounces (340 grams) bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup (213 grams) packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup (90 grams) all-purpose flour
Are Weed Brownies Good for You?
Don’t worry, we’ll save you the repetition of marijuana’s medical benefits. You already know that weed can reduce anxiety, improve sleep, boost your mood, and alleviate depression. But what is it about edibles specifically that makes them so popular among medical users? Pot brownies deliver so much more than a case of giggles and mouth-watering flavor.
Because marijuana edibles, such as pot brownies, take longer to absorb into your system, the effects generally last longer. Most users claim the effects last between 6-8 hours, whereas smoking marijuana lasts about 2-4 hours. The benefits of weed brownies include
- they help control seizures
- they have anti-cancer properties
- they manage pain levels
- they’re a discreet way to consume marijuana
- they produce a longer-lasting high
- they save you money
- they reduce weed waste
Marijuana and Food: a Lovely Pairing
Indeed, nothing pairs better with freshly ground marijuana than food! What’s your favorite sweet or savory snack to eat when the munchies kick in? As it’s Friday, we cannot think of a better weekend activity than baking pot brownies.
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