Cooking with Cannabis for Beginners

Cooking with Cannabis

Here in Portland, October is often called our Second Summer, but as the weather starts to cool down and our days get shorter, we can’t help but start thinking of all the ways to get a little cozier at home. Of course we love the excitement and activity that comes with a busy Portland summer, but there’s just something so rewarding about settling in once the temps drop. One of our favorite ways to welcome fall and winter is to start cooking, and for the Green Goddess team, that often means cooking with cannabis!

If you’re new to making edibles, don’t worry, we’ve got your back! We’ve compiled some of the best insight and advice we wish we’d had back when we started cooking with cannabis.

First off, why are edibles so popular?

Edibles are a great option when you’re not in the mood to smoke, or just exploring something new! Making your own edibles allows you to portion out the amount of THC that’s right for you. As you start to explore the world of cooking with cannabis, and perfecting your favorite recipes, you’ll find all sorts of reasons why you may prefer an edible over smoking!

Don’t forget, at Green Goddess Remedies, we offer a variety of pre-made edibles so you don’t have to break out any cookbook or figure out measurements. If you do, however, want to try your hand at cooking with cannabis, keep reading!

What are some of the most popular culinary cannabis recipes?

Some of the OG edibles that probably come to mind are gummies, brownies, and cookies, but the world really is your oyster when it comes to finding the best cannabis-infused recipes for your table! When you’re cooking with cannabis, you need to include fats so that your body can absorb the THC or CBD, because they are fat-soluble. That means any recipe that includes an oil is probably a great candidate for cooking with cannabis! Think French Toast, a saucy pasta dish, infused ice cream, cannabutters with fresh herbs… Are you hungry yet?

What do I need to cook with cannabis?

You won’t need any fancy kitchen supplies when cooking with cannabis, other than the tools the recipe calls for, but if you plan on regularly cooking edibles, you may want to buy separate pans since you may start to notice a green hue to your cookware. When you’re starting out, just make sure to give yourself time to experiment, stock up plenty of ingredients, and don’t expect perfection with your first attempt!

As for the cannabis products to use while baking your edibles, we typically recommend cannabutter or infusing oils. You can also soak marijuana in a high-proof alcohol which can be used to make hard candy. When you’re starting out, it’s best to talk through your recipes and ideas with your favorite budtender to get their recommendations and insight based on what you’ll be cooking!

Frequently asked questions about edibles:

Do edibles lose potency?

There have been a few studies done to see whether or not edibles lose any potency over time. The overall consensus is that they are good for a year without any noticeable potency loss.

Can I make edibles hit faster?

Since edibles are digested, it takes between 30-45 minutes before they kick in so plan accordingly. If you are looking for something with a faster high, we suggest trying tinctures – which are oils you can put on your gums.

Do edibles make you hungry?

If your edible is high with THC, you may feel the munchies coming on. If you have more CBD, your edible could act as a hunger suppressant.

How long do highs from edibles last?

This will depend on the dosage of your edible but the typical high from an edible will last between six to eight hours.

Ready to get cooking?

Great! Stop in and see us at Green Goddess Remedies for the culinary cannabis and experienced insight you need to get started! We can’t wait to hear about your kitchen adventures and your favorite edible recipes!

Your Guide to Finding The Best Portland Cannabis Dispensary

Your Guide to Finding The Best Portland Cannabis Dispensary

Whether you were born and raised here in Portland, Oregon, or you moved here from anywhere else, there are so many reasons to love this amazing city. Portlanders are a proud bunch, and for good reason! This is a city full of culture, each neighborhood is a village all it’s own, with its own personality and vibe.

There are over 90 officially recognized neighborhoods here in Portland, spread throughout the six quadrants (North Portland, Northeast Portland, Northwest Portland, South Portland, Southeast Portland, and Southwest Portland), each with unique restaurants, shops, bars and characters! Finding your favorites in each neighborhood is a fun way to explore and get to know this amazing city.

As one of the first places to legalize marijuana, there are a lot of cannabis shops in Portland. With so much buzz out there about “The 12 Best Dispensaries in Portland”, “Portland’s Best Cannabis Shops”, and “Top Marijuana Dispensary Menus in Portland”, it can be hard to know where to start when looking for your favorite shop. We’re here to help! Let’s take a look at a few of the factors you can use to help you find your favorite Portland dispensary.

How To Find the ‘Best Dispensary Near Me’

Shopping for the right Portland dispensary is just as important as shopping for your favorite cannabis strain or pot product. From the moment you walk into a dispensary, you should feel comfortable, but that means different things to different people.

Here at Green Goddess Remedies in Southwest Portland, we’ve created a welcoming, cozy little craft cannabis shop. We’re not one of the big, cold corporate dispensaries. Walking into Green Goddess is more like walking into an old friend’s place than a store or pharmacy. We have the utmost respect for our products and our customers, but we’re not a sterile, aseptic dispensary. Here are a few things to look for as you’re browsing the Portland dispensaries near you.

Know Portland’s Marijuana Laws

It’s important to understand the ins and outs of cannabis laws here in Portland as you shop around for your favorite dispensary. Here’s a quick overview.

  • You must be 21 and older and have a valid legal photo ID to buy, possess, and use cannabis.
  • You can purchase marijuana from OLCC-licensed retail stores. You can also grow your own or receive it as a gift.
  • There are limits to how much recreational marijuana you can possess. Possession of more than one ounce on your person (in public), or more than eight ounces in your household is illegal.
  • Driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal.
  • Adults 21 and older can use cannabis at home or on private property, but you can’t use recreational marijuana in public places.
  • When you find your favorite Portland dispensary, you can buy up to one ounce of flower, 72 oz of liquid edible, 16 oz of edibles, five grams of concentrates, four plants and 10 seeds.

Why People Think Green Goddess Remedies Is The Best Portland Dispensary

“I recently moved to the area at the beginning of the year with my boyfriend and we’ve both been going to all sorts of new places to try. I will tell you hands down this (Green Goddess Remedies) is the place to go! We no longer even go anywhere else and just call this “our place” now. The staff is wonderful, friendly and are amazingly helpful. They take their time to see what you’re looking for, and I’ll tell ya they literally found my boyfriend and my “glass slippers” lol. They only carry top shelf products, and get this: I’ve paid more for nothing special, and here I feel like I’m absolutely spoiled! I’ve showed friends how awesome this place is and they now will drive 45 min no problem to come here, it’s just worth it. And to whoever designed the interior, amazing job and I want to steal your interior design skills!” – Reagan L

“Absolutely adore this hidden outpost of canna bliss. The ladies and gents who run this spot are so kind and generous. Love chatting with all the budtenders, they always have a great smile and fantastic farm grown weed.” – Sean M

“One of the best dispensaries in SW Portland! Their house-grown flower has some of the frostiest and chunkiest nugs, and the staff is always down to go the extra mile to educate and inform.” Matthew M

Getting to Green Goddess Remedies

Green Goddess is located in Southwest Portland at 5435 SW Taylors Ferry Rd, Portland, OR 97219. Conveniently located off of I-5 and SW Barbur Blvd/Pacific Highway in the Ashcreek neighborhood, near Multnomah Village.

If you have questions before you arrive, please contact us or give us a call at (503) 764-9000. We can’t wait to welcome you into our craft cannabis shop here in Southwest Portland!