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Cannabis Recipes To Try this 4th of July

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4th of July Celebration

This coming July 4, 2019, the United States will be once more celebrating its Independence Day. People around the country will be making this day a celebration of sorts – from holding get-togethers, out-of-town trips, to bringing on huge fireworks displays, people who have a deep love for the county never fail to make a fuss on this day.

What the 4th of July Really is All About

Despite the 4th of July holiday being only recognized on the government level since 1941, the origin of the American Independence Day goes back to the 18th century. What many individuals don’t know about this momentous time in history is that after the Continental Congress expressed favor for independence on July 2, 1776, the 13 colonies also adopted this within two days.

According to History.com, the esteemed Thomas Jefferson drafted the document. This statement declared that the United States of America is no longer part of Great Britain.

Why Celebrate with Cannabis Recipes

 

4th of July Flag and Firecracker

Since the 4th of July is all about celebrating freedom, what better way to exercise your rights than by taking your dose of cannabis? After all, alongside celebrating hundreds of years of American freedom, you must also commemorate the legalization and accessibility of this in numerous states today.

So, during this significant time in history, revel in the sweet taste of cannabis and CBD products as you party your way through the Fourth of July. Take advantage of this day and have fun with fellow enthusiasts as well as family and friends.

Below are cannabis-infused and CBD oil-based recipes designed to give everyone in your group the time of their lives.

Grilled Meats with Cannabis-Infused Barbeque Sauce

Your get-together would certainly be incomplete without a cookout with your loved ones. If this is a tradition you have long been observing, you’ll be glad to know that you can further enhance the flavors of your grilled meats using cannabis-infused barbeque sauce.

For this recipe, you can choose just about any meat you love. Whether these are thick-cut porkchops or the perennial baby back ribs, you know you are in for a treat. Proceed with grilling the meat as usual.

To make the sauce, you would need ¼ cup of cannabis oil. If you don’t have cannabis oil, you can get pure cannabidiol oil and mix some drops with store-bought olive oil. You also need 2 cups of ketchup, 1 cup of water, ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar, 5 tablespoons of light brown sugar, 5 tablespoons white sugar, ½ a tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper, ½ tablespoon of onion powder, ½ tablespoon of ground mustard, and a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.

Combine all of these ingredients together in a big pot and let it simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Slather it on grilled meats, drizzle on nachos, or use it as a dip – the options are endless.

Grilled Corn on the Cob with Cannabutter

Your grilled dishes won’t be complete without sidings! On this hot and sizzling summer day, refresh your palate with some sweet grilled corn. Finish this off with a pat of cannabutter and you’re all set.

This simple recipe calls for 4 ears of summer corn, canola oil, 2 tablespoons of cannabutter, sea salt, and ground pepper. Additional seasonings you can garnish your corn with include green onions and chili powder.

To make this, simply peel the husks of the corn and grill it. Turn it occasionally until a slight char or crust have already formed. Afterwards, pat the corn with some cannabutter. If you do not have cannabutter on hand, you can just put a few drops of hemp oil on room temperature butter. Finish your siding by seasoning it with salt, pepper, chili powder, and green onions.

Medicated Mac and Cheese

Fans of all things cheesy will definitely delight upon seeing this medicated mac and cheese on your spread. A slightly more mature version of everyone’s childhood favorite, this is a filling meal on its own or as another side to your grilled meats.

This medicated mac and cheese calls for 4 tablespoons of cannabutter. However, you can easily substitute this for regular salted or unsalted butter combined with a few drops of pure cannabidiol oil. Apart from this, you also need half a pound of elbow macaroni, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, a teaspoon of salt, ½ cup of all-purpose flour, 3 to 4 cups of milk, 2 cups of grated sharp cheddar cheese, 1 cup grated gruyere cheese, 1 cup chopped cooked broccoli, and ½ a cup chopped and seeded tomatoes.

Other seasonings that will make this flavorful include a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, and 2 more tablespoons of salted butter. 1 ½ cups of breadcrumbs and another ½ cup of grated cheddar cheese will leave the top flaky and crunchy.

To make this, cook the macaroni according to directions. In another saucepan, heat your cannabutter and add the flour. Make sure to do this over low heat and stir continuously to prevent the mixture from burning. Add the milk and stir until the mixture comes out smooth. Next, add the different types of cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Incorporate the macaroni and make sure everything is covered well.

Pour these into ramekins or a casserole dish. Top with breadcrumbs and cheese and bake for around 30 minutes. Once the cheese and breadcrumbs turn into a golden brown color, you’ll know the mac and cheese is done.

Mini Stars Berry Pies

Show some love for the homeland by creating mini stars berry pies that reminds you of the colors of the star-spangled banner. Tweak this recipe from Country Living and add some flair using your preferred Hemp oil to the filling. This will surely bring depth and earthiness to an otherwise tart filling.

For this recipe, you need a 15-ounce package of refrigerated rolled piecrusts and some flour to prevent the piecrusts from sticking on the surface. You also need 1 large egg, 1 ½ tablespoon of cornstarch, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and a pinch of kosher salt. The main filling consists of ¼ cup of sugar, 1 ½ cups of fresh blueberries, 1 ½ cup of chopped strawberries, and 1 ¼ cup of fresh strawberries.

Start off by spreading your piecrust and cutting these into 4 to 5 circles. With the remaining scraps, take your star-shaped cookie cutters and cut out some stars, then transfer all the dough to pie tins and crimp the dough along the rim of the tin. Make an egg wash and brush this along the edges of the dough and the stars and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of sugar and chill for half an hour.

To make the filling, combine the rest of the remaining ingredients together, toss, and let sit for around 10 minutes. Once the fruits appear plump and juice, spoon some mixture on the piecrusts. Decorate the pies with the stars and bake for 30 minutes. Serve this with vanilla ice cream for a sweet ending.

Mango Mint CBD Lemonade

Want a drink that will quench your thirst? Look no further than this sweet mango mint CBD lemonade. With summer in full swing by then, you can easily get mangoes that can perfectly go with this drink. The rest of the mangoes, you can eat by yourself.

For this refreshing and delectable non-alcoholic beverage, you will need a piece of ripe mango, 2 tablespoons of chopped mint, 5 cups of cold water, 6 tablespoons of water, ½ a cup of cane sugar, and your CBD oil.

Blend the cubed mangoes and 6 tablespoons of water together until smooth. Then, pour the puree into a pitcher. Add the juiced lemons, sugar, and water to the pitcher and stir well. Don’t forget to add a few drops of cannabis oil and enjoy.

Casa Independence Day

Have a berry merry 4th of July with this tequila-based drink. While this recipe calls for a liter of Casamigos Blanco tequila, you can easily switch this up for whatever you have on hand. In addition to the tequila, you also need 17 ounces of fresh lime juice, 17 pieces of strawberries, and 17 whole blackberries. You will also need 10 ounces of simple syrup to sweeten this up.

To make this, blend the berries together until smooth. Strain this on a punch bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Drop your preferred cannabis tincture and mix well. Add ice and let cool. To make a worthy presentation, garnish the punch bowl with more berries. Watch your intake of this drink, otherwise, you’ll find yourself sipping on this until you’re a wee bit tipsy.

There you have it! Celebrate the 4th of July with these wonderful cannabis recipes. Invite fellow cannabis enthusiasts over and let them partake of the delectable feast you have laid out for everyone. Better yet, ask your family and friends to donate their time. They can help you make these recipes and you can bond over good food and great conversations while having the best company.

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5 Restaurants That Serve CBD Infused Food and Drinks

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US-Restaurants that Serve CBD Food and Drinks

Because of the huge demand for anything cannabidiol or CBD, businesses are also getting into the fun by mixing this compound with their products. For instance, there are restaurants that create meals with CBD ingredient to attract more people into their premises.

In the US, more and more states legalize the use of marijuana and its active compounds like CBD and Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. In case you need a dose of cannabidiol, here are some restaurants that you can visit.

by CHLOE

A well-known vegan restaurant. This place is a vegan wonderland because all their recipes are made from organic ingredients and are 100% vegan. By Chloe takes pride in their luscious menu, from salads, snacks, sandwiches and burgers, pasta, breakfast meals and of course, desserts.

Their CBD treats include chocolate leafy brownies, Ooey Cinnamoney roll, Chocolatey Cookey GF, Salty Peanutty Buttery Piey and more. The brand introduced a line called FEELZ, which sells its own collection of CBD-infused sweets. Check out FEELZ by Chloe to see more desserts they sell.

Zenbarn

Zenbarn offers a healthier set of meals to fill your tummy. They have snacks for sharing, cocktails, noodles, vegan bowls, drinks and more. This place has become a gem for its Salad infused with CBD dressing. A perfect combination of greens and natural ingredients that are not only good for the body but also tasteful.

If you are in the mood for a heavy snack, you might want to try the chicken wings in CBD garlic parmesan flavor. All the ingredients are gluten-free and you will love the combination of garlic and cannabidiol. Zenbarn also has CBD-infused burger or the ‘420 Burger’ with CBD aioli for that mild hint of cannabidiol.

Fuel

Looking for an extra boost? Philadelphia’s Fuel is not only healthy but also flavorful because of fruity smoothies. This restaurant infuses cannabidiol to its smoothies that taste like a normal one but makes one feel relaxed and pain-free. Their CBD Menu consists of CBD Berry Dream which has strawberry, Mango, Apple, and Banana; CBD Green Dream which has Kale, Spinach, Honey, Pineapple and Ginger; and CBD Orange Dream which has Non-Fat Yogurt, Banana, French Vanilla Shot and OJ.

In case you have a busy schedule and you don’t have time to cook, you can drop by at Fuel and get your cannabidiol fix.

The Breslin

A New York City hotel called Ace Hotel serves CBD-infused brownies at its lobby. The Breslin added the new line of cannabidiol-infused pastries and cocktails to its menu. The restaurant uses Rosebud CBD oil as its main ingredient for brownies and cocktails.

The pastries are the best-sellers to the Breslin, especially the brownies. Before, The Breslin allowed RSVPs but eventually turn it down due to busy scheduling and high demand. The cocktails are also a game-changer which is a rendition of a French drink that has Rosebud CBD oil. All in all, this place is perfect for early night drinks and dessert.

Bubby’s

Try coffee with a twist that is CBD at one of New York’s famous eatery, Bubby’s. The restaurant serves coffee with an added CBD sweetener for that relaxing treat. It is both refreshing and energy-boosting every sip. Try the coffee with their house specials Bacon, Mac N Cheese, and Fluffy pancakes.

If you’re in the mood for good food, drinks, and desserts, these are the restaurants you can check out for that extra special ingredient that is CBD. Remember to check the dosage or strength to avoid any side effects like upset stomach and nausea. Although CBD oil benefits are guaranteed, it’s also important to know how much you can tolerate.

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Maker of Arizona Iced Tea to Enter Cannabis Industry

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Arizona Iced Tea

Arizona Beverage Co., the company behind the popular Arizona Iced Tea is set to break into the marijuana business by engaging in a licensing deal with a leading cannabis CPG company, Dixie Brands Inc.

The said partnership will enable Dixie to manufacture and distribute cannabis-infused products under Arizona’s name. The products, which include vape pens and THC-infused gummies, will be sold through licensed dispensaries. If all goes according to plan, the product list is also expected to extend to beverages, such as tea, lemonade, soda, and coffee.

“The cannabis market is an important emerging category, and we’ve maintained our independence as a private business to be positioned to lead and seize generation-defining opportunities exactly like this one,” said Arizona Beverages Chairman, Don Vultaggio, in a press release. “The cannabis category is an ideal space to bring the flavor and fun of AriZona into new and exciting products.”

Under the arrangement, the New-York based beverage company can purchase a $10 million stake in Dixie brands. The initial term of the partnership between the two companies is set to last three years, with an option to renew twice for two years each.

“Arizona is a power brand and the most iconic and recognized CPG brand to extend into the cannabis market, providing the evolving cannabis consumer with a fun and flavourful experience alongside an iconic brand they know and love,” said Dixie Brands CEO, Chuck Smith.

This latest move done by Arizona isn’t the first unique turn the company has committed this year. Last July, it had engaged in a partnership with Adidas and sold tea-branded sneakers for 99 cents. The company’s entrance into the industry marks the first international corporation to announce such plans before the drug is federally legalized in the U.S.

Cannabis Industry  – It’s Bright Future

Lately, other beverage brands have been engaging in a series of partnerships with major marijuana key players. In 2017, Constellation Brands announced a 10% stake in the Ontario-based cannabis company, Canopy Growth Corporation. A year later, Coca Cola revealed it was in talks with Canadian company Aurora Cannabis to develop marijuana drinks. Molson Coors, another multinational brewing giant, has also announced plans to partner with cannabis producer Hexo Corp.

“This partnership marks a watershed moment for the popularization and expansion of the cannabis sector overall, and is another large step forward for Dixie Brands’ strategy to build a house of famous cannabis … brands,” said Mr. Smith.

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Big Alcohol Companies to Develop Cannabis Drinks

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Cannabis Drinkables

With the recent breakthroughs in cannabis legalization, more and more companies have expressed interest in joining the marijuana trend. Recently, The Verge reported that so-called Big Alcohol wants to cash in on the potentials of the legal marijuana market.

Some liquor-focused companies have announced their development of cannabis-infused non-alcoholic drinks. The new line-up of products includes alcohol-free beers, seltzers and fruit punches, all infused with the plant.

Big alcohol firm Molson Coors recently acquired majority stocks from a marijuana-related joint venture with HEXO, a licensed producer of the plant. On the other hand, Anheuser-Busch InBev funneled $50 million toward another joint venture, this time with Tilray.

Lagunitas, a known manufacturer of hop-flavored cannabis sparkling water, is owned by Heineken. Another liquor business dabbling in marijuana includes Corona and Modelo which owns 38% of Canopy Growth in stakes.

Marijuana and alcohol

According to a resource of the American Addiction Centers, intaking both substances can “lead to significant issues.” This is because both substances have similar effects such as sedation, perceptual and hallucinogenic effects and judgment alterations. In higher doses, both can also reduce motor coordination and slow down reflexes.

The combined consumption of the two enhances the effect of both substances. Alcohol is known to increase and prolong the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). As judgment is affected, individuals can also intake more liquor than they can handle, resulting in alcohol poisoning.

Meanwhile, there is no known occurrence of cannabis overdosing. However, overconsumption can lead to increased risk of death.

The market for Cannabis Drinkables

The Verge noted that there is really no market for cannabis drinks as records show that only 2 or 3% of the sales are cannabis beverages. However, alcohol players believe that the market for these products will increase.

Mark Hunter, CEO of Molson Coors, remarked that cannabis drink can occupy at least 20 to 30% of future marijuana sales.

Amanda Chicago Lewis from The Verge noted that drinkables contain low levels of THC, with only 2.5 milligrams per bottle. Because of this, consumers who want to feel the effects of the cannabinoid will need to drink a large amount of the beverage.

Aside from the low doses of cannabinoids in these drinks, another issue is the taste. Lewis mentioned that such products taste like “bong water,” which may not be appealing to many consumers.

With such concerns, alcohol companies are facing the challenge of increasing the demand for their marijuana products.

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