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Cannabis in Pots: Tips for Cooking Meals With CBD Oil

Stacey Wellington

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Since scientists discovered multiple health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD), it has become one of the most in-demand substances in the market today. Hence, manufacturers have come up with a wide variety of CBD-infused products in the market. From gummies and brownies to sodas and tonic water, this cannabinoid is slowly becoming a part of the American diet.

Research has shown that this compound derived from cannabis and hemp has a wide range of health-promoting properties. Aside from relieving pain, it can also help prevent and treat anxiety, depression, epileptic seizures, and other serious, life-threatening diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and a lot more based on clinical and anecdotal evidence.

Because of these health-promoting qualities, many mothers and homemakers are slowly using CBD oil (especially hemp-derived ones) in preparing nutritious and energy-boosting meals. Since medical marijuana has been legalized in 33 states, anyone can buy CBD oil for cooking online or in dispensaries. With this new ingredient, anyone can enjoy a hearty meal containing the healing powers of cannabidiol.

Tips for Cooking with CBD Oil

But before you experiment with CBD oil in your kitchen, you should first take note of some tips from cannabis experts:

Start Small

CBD oil is relatively new to your taste buds. Like any other ingredients foreign to you, need to find the right amount that will suit your palate. Cannabidiol has a particular texture that might not please some people. Some even have allergic reactions to this substance. So, to avoid problems, start with a small dosage in your salad, cookies, and even your coffee and smoothies. Then, gradually increase it once you and your family get used to it.

Buy Only High-Quality Brands

An inferior CBD oil does not only have an unattractive taste; it can also put your health at risk. In extracting cannabidiol from cannabis or hemp, many brands, particularly those with ridiculously low price may use toxic solvents. Also, it might contain high amounts of THC that can make you intoxicated or “stoned.” Instead of promoting health and wellness, buying inferior brands might even cause lead to health problems.

To buy high-quality variants, you should do some research online to find out which companies produce the best CBD hemp oil. Aside from determining the reputation of the manufacturer, you should also check whether the brand you are buying passes quality standards and lab results.

Temperature Matters

The overall quality of cannabidiol breaks down when exposed to extreme heat (more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit). So, to maintain the purity of CBD oil, you must not present it on a direct flame. Doing so can lead to the loss of terpenes and other essential nutrients where the substance’s health benefits come from.

Also, be sure to stir the food on a regularly during cooking. This action will help distribute the CBD oil throughout the dish while preventing it from overheating.

Store It Properly

Cannabidiol products are sensitive to both heat and light. The best place to store it is a cool and dry pantry. And while you can store it in the refrigerator, you should also check the temperature as CBD oil can become thick once it gets too cold.

If properly stored, CBD oil can last a year or even more. You should also be aware of the cannabinoid’s carrier liquid. Cannabidiol extracts are diluted in a carrier liquid such as oils from hemp seed or coconut. Just store your CBD oil in the same method you would use in storing the carrier liquid. Also, see to it that you keep it in a place that small children cannot reach.

By cooking dishes with CBD Oil, you can now have a delectable meal that would also boost the health and wellness of your family.

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Ben and Jerry’s Intends to Make CBD Ice Cream, Enter Cannabis Industry

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The summer is coming very soon.  With this in mind, renowned ice cream giant, Ben & Jerry’s, plans to enter the cannabis industry and make CBD-infused goods for the public.

Last Thursday, May 30, 2019, the company released a mock-up of its pint in social media platform Instagram. The tub featured an all-green design, an ode to cannabis and its green color.

The release of the company’s teaser on Instagram is accompanied by the caption, “Trend alert! CBD-infused ice cream is (maybe, hopefully) coming to a freezer near you.” Following this, Metro reports that numerous individuals voiced support for the business, with one commenter going as far as saying that they are the “best ice cream company out there.”

 

Ben & Jerry's Intends to Make CBD Ice Cream

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CBD Ice Cream – A Careful Consideration

Ben & Jerry’s is not one to merely jump on trends, states the company in its newly released statement. More than catering its thousands of fans and loyalists around the globe, the business is focusing on working with local and sustainable materials to help CBD-infused ice cream come to life. Should CBD oil be legalized on a federal level, the industry giant plans to work with Vermont locals.

While the corporation states that it is more than happy to churn out a CBD-infused flavor profile, the company is hopeful that the Food and Drug Administration will put a motion for the legalization of CBD edibles and beverages, especially with the support of the people.

The statement reads that the company is “open to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer as soon as it’s legalized at the federal level.”

The Guardian reports that the company submitted a comment stating support for the legalization of cannabis. It has also urged its fans to comment on the issue and show backing to the cause, with the consultation period lasting through early July.

Show of Support

Ben & Jerry’s have always supported legalized marijuana. Apart from naming their flavors Half Baked and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies, the corporation has also shown backing for numerous cannabis-related events.

Business Insider notes that last April 20, 2019 – also known as Weed Day – Ben & Jerry’s partnered up with Caliva, a marijuana dispensary in California. Caliva donated 4.20 percent of its sales to Code for America’s Clear My Record Program, designed to help individuals who have been arrested on marijuana possession. Meanwhile, the business reportedly gave away free pints of ice cream to individuals living in the state.

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CBD for E-Sports Gamers: 4 Things You Should Know

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ESports and Cannabis

Some people can be quick to deny that eSports is indeed a sport. With policies addressing doping and performance enhancement, it is easy to see that professional gaming is considered and is operated just like traditional sports. If you love cannabis and you are a passionate gamer or even a professional one, you may be wondering about the legality of using cannabis in eSports. Here’s what you need to know:

Marijuana is included in the list of banned substances

One of the most important things you should know about combining cannabis and professional gaming is that this plant is one of the prohibited substances in the eSports League (ESL). This policy was implemented back in 2015 when it enacted its anti-doping policy. This policy follows a list released by the Nationale Anti-Doping Agentuer (NADA) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Some of the substances prohibited in-competition include marijuana, amfetamine, and fentanyl among others.

To prevent stoned gamers from joining, the ESL decided to get players tested for any of these substances. So, if you are aspiring to become a professional gamer, keep in mind that you would not be able to consume any marijuana from the start of the completion day to the very end of the competition itself.

ESL is not the only one

Aside from eSports League, there are other tournaments and organizations that banned marijuana during the series. This includes the FIFA eWorld Cup, which pits players of the video game version of the football world cup against one another. The World Cyber Games (now known as the World Electronic Sports Games), a smaller version of the ESL, also bans this plant. Lastly, Major League Gaming announced its adoption of the ‘Fair Play’ concept, which is an anti-doping policy.

Professional gamers can still consume Cannabis, but…

For those of you wanting to be a pro esports player, you might have had your spirits dampened by this news. However, you can reawaken your dreams of joining the league because you do not have to absolutely abstain from your favorite plant. You can still light up as often as you would like as long as it is not within the competition period.

This is a good thing because some cannabinoids are known to enhance focus and cognitive functions. This can make you more alert and responsive to in-game elements, making you a better player. By intaking marijuana during your training sessions, you can improve your neurocognitive functions and who knows, you may even bring your improved senses to the competition itself without consuming marijuana.

Good news: Cannabidiol (CBD) is allowed in-competition!

If you think that being able to consume marijuana outside of the competition is good enough, you will be glad to know that you can even take CBD-infused products during the competition itself! According to the list released by the WADA, natural and synthetic cannabinoids are prohibited during the tournament. However, cannabidiol is an exception to this rule.

By consuming CBD-edibles and drinks during the day of the tournament, you can enjoy enhanced concentration, improved cognition, relaxed disposition and energized feeling. As these qualities are essential to performing excellently

Stoned Gamer Championship Series is a great alternative

For professional gamers who absolutely want to compete while loaded with marijuana, this tournament is for you. Started by Zeus Tipado as a website dealing with independent game development, Stoned Gamer makes professional gaming competitions available for cannabis enthusiasts. With this, Tipado aims to create a culture that takes joy in both gaming and cannabis.

Combining two of your most beloved things can give you the best feeling ever. By knowing these facts about cannabis and professional gaming, you can pursue your dreams and passions in an informed and smart manner!

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Cannabis-Infused Recipes for Easter

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Cannabis Recipes for Easter

Many people around the world celebrate the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This Holy Week, Christians (especially those churches belonging to Western Christian churches) around the globe are taking the time not only to revere Christ but also to celebrate His arrival once more. On the other end of the spectrum, there are also weed-enthusiasts who just love the idea of celebrating Easter and finding CBD oil edibles in their Easter eggs.

If you are one of these people, chances are you are looking for other ways you can spice up this day. Sure, smoking a joint with your friends is fun. But apart from this activity, how else can you make this a day to remember? With food, of course. There is nothing that cannabis-infused recipes cannot do, especially being surrounded by like-minded individuals who share the same passion and appreciation for the herb.

Whether you are holding a get together or you are simply interested in the idea of making novel foodstuff for your friends and family, below are some CBD oil-infused recipes you might want to check out. These are perfect for gifting, giving, and eating during this Easter.

Amazing CBD Recipes This Easter

Artichoke Dip

With all the hustle and bustle that comes with preparations, whipping up an easy, savory, and comforting snack is one you should not miss. With a cannabis-infused artichoke dip, you can provide a heart-warming dish to start your celebration. The creamy, chunky, and savory taste will certainly leave you wanting more.

This recipe from Weed and Bake is easy enough to follow. All you need are some cashews that have been soaked for 2 hours, unsweetened almond milk, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast, sea salt, mustard, artichoke hearts, spinach, and the ever-present CBD oil.

Pair this dip with some crackers or even some good ol’ potato chips. Trust us, you’ll leave your guests or your recipients wanting more.

Pesto Pasta

To truly get you in the spirit of being green and high, making pesto pasta with pure cannabidiol oil will definitely put you in the mood. This light yet filling meal is perfect with garlic bread served on the side, as well as a bottle of white wine to help you relax and unwind.

Zamnesia’s recipe for pesto steers clear of the usual pine nuts. Instead, the recipe calls for fresh arugula, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, walnuts, and some parmesan cheese. Of course, the pure cannabidiol should not be forgotten, especially with its ability to add depth, dimension, and flavor to a classic dish.

By using walnuts and arugula, you will lend an earthier flavor to this meal. Finish this off with a generous sprinkling of parmesan cheese and perhaps a spritz of lemon and you are good to go.

Carrot Cake

Nothing says ‘Easter’ like a well-made carrot cake. As a matter of fact, this may well be reminiscent of your childhood romps in your garden finding Easter eggs or even your excitement over meeting the Easter bunny. Now that you are well into adulthood, you will find that this carrot cake recipe will bring about a sense of nostalgia you have not encountered before.

For this dessert, you will need grated carrots, eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, vanilla, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar. The easy-to-follow recipe from Thanksgiving & Co. will have you making this not only for this occasion but all year round. This specific formula calls for 280 milligrams of your chosen CBD oil, however, you can tailor this depending on your needs.

Whip these recipes up in time for Easter and these cannabis-infused dishes will certainly put you in everyone’s good graces. Your fellow weed-loving friends will thank you for it.

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