Variety is the spice of life and, at Las Vegas ReLeaf, is it also one of the reasons our customers come to our Nevada dispensary. From concentrates to cannabis edibles, and even cannabis-infused elixirs, people who prefer marijuana edibles are getting higher AND healthier. Do you know why so many are cooking cannabis edibles in Las Vegas?
The launch of recreational cannabis markets across the state and country has resulted in a thriving marketplace, full of dynamic and innovative approaches to healing with marijuana, particularly when it comes to cooking cannabis edibles. For medical patients and recreational consumers at Las Vegas ReLeaf, that means having your choice of an array of cannabis edibles, including cannabutter that you can use to make your own marijuana edibles at home.
As you know, the therapeutic potential for cannabis to relieve a myriad of symptoms has been supported by an ever-increasing body of work. But did you know that cooking cannabis edibles or eating marijuana flower raw makes it even healthier for you?
In Las Vegas and other states where recreational marijuana is legal, public consumption is not yet an option. Although cannabis lounges were voted on by Denver last year, due to an extensive and stringent application process, only one application has been submitted thus far. As a result of this tenuous position, many cannabis consumers have opted for discrete and potent dosing options, like cannabis-infused edibles, for Releaf.
In addition to delivering your daily dose of cannabinoids to your ECS, eating or cooking with your favorite flower is not only nutritious but practical as well. Did you know that hemp seeds are one of the world’s best and most balanced sources of omega fatty acids?
Cannabis seed also contains a trove of essential amino acids, vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and more. Opting to eat raw cannabis is good for you, too—uncooked cannabis is an excellent source of Vitamins K and C, iron, fiber, and folate.
While adding a dash of cannabis to your smoothie or even your morning cup of tea may sound like fun, infusing butter or oil with cannabis is the most common method of cooking with cannabis. When cooking with marijuana, it is essential to understand the chemical composition of the plant, mainly the difference between psychoactive THC and its non-psychoactive precursor THCa.
Fun Fact: Some chefs also grind cannabis seeds to create a nutrient-rich flour cookies, brownies, bread, pasta, and more. Ask our budtenders what their favorite cannabis-infused edibles are the next time you stop by!
For one to feel the psychoactive effects of THC, the THCa in cannabis must be converted to THC in a chemical heating process called decarboxylation. By heating the plant material and cooking it with a fat, the decarboxylation process gets initiated. This, in turn, converts the THCa in your cannabis into a THC-rich concentrate that is ready to infuse your next batch of edibles.
With cannabis more popular—and legal—than ever, why are you waiting for ReLeaf? Our Las Vegas marijuana dispensary has everything from cannabis edibles to the finest pre-rolls in town.