It’s April 20, which we all know as a national holiday for the stoners among us. It is also well known that indulging in marijuana can cause food cravings. After all, the active ingredient – tetrahydrocannabinol or THC – stimulates the appetite.
While weed-induced cravings are very personal and whimsical (and often dictated by what you have in your pantry or freezer at the time), there are a number of thoughtful, inedible goodies out there. at the intersection of food and cannabis, ranging from cookbooks to candles.
Here are some of our favorites from the Home and kitchen tool Food counter:
1 “Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed” by Munchies Editors
When you think of cooking with weed, brownies are probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, this cookbook – which was inspired by the popular Viceland TV series “Bong Appétit” – offers countless other suggestions, ranging from weed butter chicken served with weed chimichurri to crab gratin to cannabis infused coconut. This book offers a new generation of cooks the opportunity to cook with cannabis in a modern, serious and sophisticated way.
2 Flower Glass Fruit Pipes by Edie Parker
These beautiful glass pipes in the shape of bananas, cherries, grapes and oranges are beautiful enough to be displayed as subversive sculptures but functional enough to be used regularly. “Offer it to your guests as a post-meal snack or in place of dessert,” the product description recommends.
3 “The Art of Cannabis Butter” by Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey
Cannabis butter, or weed-infused butter, is the optimal way to transfer THC from cannabis into an edible. It can be used as a base for sweet treats, like brownies and cookies, or savory dishes, like nachos and stews. Author Mennlay Golokeh Aggrey walks readers through the ins and outs of “becoming a cannabutter master,” as well as how to infuse other types of cooking fats like coconut and cannabutter oils. olive.
4 Doobie Snacks Coloring Book by Michaela McCarthy
Sometimes when you’re feeling high, you feel euphoric like you could run a marathon. Other times you just want to sink into the couch for 12 hours straight. On days when you find yourself somewhere in between (and looking for a low-effort yet engaging activity), open Michaela McCarthy’s “Doobie Snacks Coloring Book.” This intricate coloring book features images of pizza, boba tea, ice cream and fruit covered in richly detailed floral designs. Grab your crayons and prepare to get lost for a few hours.
5 4/20 candle collection by Ctoan Co.
Wisconsin-based candle maker Jodyann Morgan recently released their 4/20 “Munchies” themed candle collection, which features beautiful molded candles in various body shapes.
“Munchies might not seem like a natural focus for a 420 themed collection,” Morgan wrote in a press release. “However, they are a by-product often subjected to a double standard, with fat people receiving a markedly different reaction. As a plus-size, queer black woman sitting at the intersection of race, height and sexuality, this mission is personal.”
She continued, “These lovingly hand-poured gender-neutral candles allow people to see their bodies, and the bodies of the people they love, in accessible art.”
Additionally, $2 from each item in the collection sold will go to The Last Prisoner Project, which is for those currently or formerly incarcerated for marijuana-related crimes.
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