Cannabis Cooking Column

Welcome to Psychedelicatessen, a weekly column on hightimes.com exploring the world of cannabis cuisine, including recipes from the great chefs and ganja-preneurs who fuel our appetite for adventure.

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Column excerpts:

Voodoo Doughnuts rode the wave of the burgeoning foodie movement by utilizing time-tested, old-school production methods and combining their small-batch, high-quality confections with off-beat, creative flavors and a subversive theme. Doughnuts are made the old-fashioned way, hand-cut, hand-cranked and lovingly decorated.—Munchie Madness

To ensure their products are consistently dosed, Day Dreamers pairs its organic, earth-friendly cultivation philosophy with cutting-edge science, including sterile, tamper-proof packaging with individual doses of chocolates encased in a blister pack and professional labeling with clear dosage information, including lab-test results for cannabinoid levels in milligrams.—Daydream Believer

As part of a commitment to furthering science-based education about cannabis, Dixie has embraced laboratory testing. This enables the company to create consistent batches of edibles that always match the dosage levels listed on the packaging. “Dixie is the single largest tester of medical cannabis in the state of Colorado. We spot test every batch of edible and elixir to make sure that if it says 75 milligrams [of THC] on the packaging, then we’ve got 75 mg in there. So for whatever dosage it says on the label, I have a lab test to back it up,” Lunsford asserts. “It’s an investment we’ve made in our business but also in the relationship we have with our customers.”—Deep in the Heart of Dixie

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Marijuana Infused Product Reviews

EDIBLES MMJ07I've been reviewing edibles for the High Times Cannabis Cup competitions since 2012, and have sampled hundreds of sweet and savory infused items. Edibles are evaluated according to their taste, appearance, potency (as assessed by lab testing), originality, healthiness and quality of packaging and labeling information.

One of the objectives of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup competitions has been to raise the bar for makers of infused products. In the edibles category, judges reward not only the competitors with the most professional packaging, but also the tastiest and most innovative new items. As policymakers in Colorado and Washington establish new rules about how to legally produce, label and sell infused products such as salsas made with kief, smoked salmon glazed in hash oil, and cookies frosted with cannabutter cream, the consumer will be rewarded with an ever-increasing variety of medicated foodstuffs. 

When shopping for edibles, it’s best to find a treat that is dosed appropriately for you, meaning the recommended serving size should deliver your desired amount of THC in a portion that will satisfy a sweet tooth. Avoid the super-strong tiny truffle that needs to be sliced into razor-thin pieces for a decent dose, along with the huge slice of cheesecake that only delivers a small THC payload. The ideal edible is something that will neither get you too high or too fat, but please your palate with a dose that’s “just right.” Start with 20 to 50 milligrams if you’re a seasoned smoker, and nibble only 10 mg of THC if you’ve never used the herb before.—2013 Best Edibles List

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Denver 2014

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2013 Best Edibles List

Seattle 2013

San Francisco 2013

Denver 2013

Los Angeles 2013

Bay Area Cup 2012