Cooking with cannabis is a perfect way to get started with cooking but, for some, it can be a bit of a roadblock.
The article below explains what you need to know about the herb and the process of cooking with it.1.
What is cannabis?
Cannabis is a plant with a variety of uses, including:A natural remedy for arthritisCannabinol, a cannabinoid found in cannabis that reduces pain, muscle spasms and inflammationA medicinal ingredient used in many medicinesA plant used to treat seizures and migrainesThe cannabis plant is also used in the medicinal treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis.2.
What are the medical benefits of cannabis?
As a plant, cannabis contains many different compounds that have medicinal properties.
These include cannabinoids (which are chemical compounds produced by the plant), terpenes, flavonoids and terpenoids that act as natural anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer drugs.3.
What do the medical uses of cannabis have?
Cannabinoids are known to reduce pain and improve movement in people with multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibroids, MS, Crohn´s disease, and Crohn`s-related pain and inflammation.4.
Can I use cannabis in cooking?
In a pinch, cannabis can be used in cooking.
Cannabis is used in different ways depending on the type of preparation and the temperature used.5.
Can you smoke cannabis in your kitchen?
Yes, but you must be at least 21 years old to smoke cannabis.
Smoking is legal in NSW and ACT but cannabis is not.6.
Can cannabis be used as a substitute for cigarettes?
Yes and yes.
Cannabis contains psychoactive compounds called cannabinoids that have medical benefits, such as reducing pain and muscle spasm and inflammation in patients with MS and rheumatic disorders.7.
Can people use cannabis to treat cancer?
Carcinogenic compounds in cannabis can help fight cancer.
Research is continuing into this area and there are some cannabinoids that may have potential for use in the treatment of breast cancer and prostate cancer.
Cannabinoidoids have anti-tumour, anti-neoplastic and antiaging properties.8.
Can we use cannabis as a medicine?
Yes but cannabis has not been studied for medical use.
Some cannabinoids may be useful in treating certain conditions, but cannabis cannot be used to prevent or treat disease.9.
What should I avoid while cooking with cannabis?
You need to be at the right age to start using cannabis.
Young children are at a higher risk of cannabis poisoning than older children and older adults.
If you are pregnant or have a baby, it is important that you discuss the risks of using cannabis with your doctor.
If you have a medical condition that can affect the way you feel or function, or if you smoke marijuana, it may be best to talk to your doctor before cooking.