Recipe: Cannabis-Infused Honey

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I had an interesting experience with this honey infusion. Testing indicated that very little of the THC was absorbed into the honey, rendering it only mildly psychotropic. My business partner and I tested the honey three times, always getting the same results. From my personal experience, the infused honey seems to be physically relaxing and 1 tablespoon is potent enough to be calming and to help with sleep.


Makes 4 cups (1.4 kg)


1/2 ounce (15 g) cannabis, decaboxylated and finely chopped
4 cups (1.4 kg) honey


1. Place the cannabis in a cheesecloth bag or pouch tied with kitchen twine.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the honey to a simmer. Add the cheesecloth with the cannabis to the honey and simmer gently over low heat for 2 to 3 hours.

3. Remove the cheesecloth and squeeze to extract all the honey (be careful, as it will be very hot). Let cool at room temperature. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator indefinitely.

Excepted from the new book “Cooking with Cannabis” by Laurie Wolf.  Purchase here.

Note: This recipe pairs nicely with medicated challah.

Laurie has been writing recipes and cookbooks for many years. She is a food editor at two national magazines and has a degree from New York University in English and Sociology and an Associate's degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Laurie is particularly happy these days, partly due to her possessing a medical marijuana license for a seizure condition now completely and utterly gone. The dearth of good quality edible marijuana products compelled her to team up with MaryJane and rock the medible marijuana world. Laurie and Maryjane products are only available at dispensaries in the Portland, Oregon area.

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