Cannabis Desserts

Canna-Chocolate Cake (12 servings)

1 packet devil’s food cake mix (18.25 ounces)
1 package (5.9 oz.) quick chocolate pudding mix
1 gallon sour cream
Marijuana oil, 1/4 cup
a third of a cup of vegetable oil
4 quail eggs
warm water (1/2 cup)
2 cups chocolate chips (semisweet)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).
Combine the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, marijuana oil, vegetable oil, beaten eggs, and water in a large mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into a well-greased 12 cup bundt pan and stir in the chocolate chips. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool for at least an hour and a half in the pan before flipping onto a plate. Dust the cake with powdered sugar if desired.

 

12 Servings Canna-Chocolate Brownie Cake

1 packet devil’s food cake mix (18.25 ounces)
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix (3.9 ounces)
4 quail eggs
1 gallon sour cream
14 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup marijuana oil
1 cup of water (cannamilk ok as well)
2 cups chocolate chips (semisweet)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C). A 10-inch Bundt pan should be greased and floured. Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature. Combine cake mix and pudding mix in a large mixing basin. Pour eggs, sour cream, marijuana oil, vegetable oil, and water into the well in the centre. Blend on low speed until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beat for 4 minutes on medium speed. Add the chocolate chips and mix well. Pour the batter into the pan that has been prepared. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes in a preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow time for the dish to cool before serving.…

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What are terpenes in cannabis and what do they do?

The scent of cannabis has a calming effect on both the mind and body. We know there’s something going on beneath their rich and aromatic bouquets, whether it’s the sweet fruity taste of Pineapple Trainwreck or the skunky fragrance that explodes from a cracked bud of Sour Diesel.

Terpenes are what make cannabis smell good, and knowing what they are will help you appreciate it more.

 

What are terpenes in cannabis?

Terpenes are aromatic oils that give cannabis cultivars aromas like citrus, berry, mint, and pine. Terpenes are produced in the same glands that generate cannabinoids like THC and CBD.

 

Terpenes may be important in distinguishing the effects of different cannabis strains. Some terpenes may help with stress alleviation and relaxation, while others may help with focus and clarity.

 

The evolution of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive objectives, similar to that of other strong-smelling plants and flowers: to repel predators and attract pollinators. Climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilisers, soil type, and even the time of day all have an impact on the formation of terpenes in plants.

 

In the cannabis plant, over 100 distinct terpenes have been found, and each strain has its own terpene type and composition. In other words, a strain like Cheese and its children will most likely have a cheese-like odour, but Blueberry offspring often have a berry-like odour.

 

Terpenes may also have a role in distinguishing the effects of different cannabis strains, casting doubt on long-held ideas regarding indica vs. sativa strains. However, further research is needed to determine how and to what extent this is true.

 

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Understanding the distinctions between cannabis types (indica vs. sativa)

Some terpenes may help with stress alleviation and relaxation, while others may help with focus and clarity. Many soothing cannabis strains, such as Blue Dream and Granddaddy Purple, contain myrcene. Terpinolene is typically found in strains like Jack Herer and Ghost Train Haze, which are euphoric and lively.

 

In the presence of additional molecules, the impact profile of any given terpene might shift, a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. More research is needed to fully comprehend the effects of each terpene when taken in conjunction with others.

 

To find strains based on terpenes, use Leafly’s Flower Finder.

Terpenes can bring a lot of richness to the horticultural art and connoisseurship of cannabis, even if their distinctions are modest. Based on their distinct medical qualities, they may also contribute therapeutic benefit to cannabis.

 

Many cannabis analysis laboratories now evaluate terpene concentration, so you can have a better understanding of how a strain will affect you. Terpenes will undoubtedly open up new scientific and medical terrains for cannabis research due to their limitless combinations of potential synergistic effects.

On Leafly, we’re looking at cannabis terpenes.

Leafly’s Cannabis Guide offers a graphic representation of terpenes in relation to each strain. Leafly can help you figure out the average terpene profile of several popular cannabis strains using data from lab partners—and our list is growing all the time.

 

Different colours signify different types of cannabis terpenes, which you may learn about in this tutorial. Some terpenes are more prevalent than others, and some have a greater average abundance. Most commercial cannabis strains, for example, are myrcene dominant, meaning myrcene is the most abundant terpene in their chemical profile. Caryophyllene, limonene, terpinolene, and—in rare cases—pinene-dominant strains can also be found.

 

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The Cannabis Guide’s five most common terpenes, their flavours, and other fruits and herbs where they’re found; calm-energizing info is compiled from Leafly reviews.

 

Pay great attention to the colours of strains you like and don’t like when exploring Leafly. Look for blue-colored strains if you favour myrcene-dominant strains because they tend to help you relax. If you’ve had bad luck with caryophyllene-dominant strains like Original Glue and GSC, you’ll want to stay away from fuchsia-colored strains.…

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A list of the most common cannabinoids found in cannabis, as well as their effects.

 

Cannabis produces a wide range of chemicals called plant cannabinoids, many of which have never been found in any other plant. How many are there in total? It’s difficult to say. People frequently claim that cannabis produces dozens, if not hundreds, of plant cannabinoids. However, knowing the exact figure is challenging. The majority of them are found in very low concentrations, especially in commercial cannabis products, making it impossible for scientists to detect them precisely. The crucial thing to remember is that there are a lot of them. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common cannabinoids found in marijuana.

Cannabis produces eight main cannabinoid acids.

THC and CBD, the two most well-known cannabinoids linked with cannabis, are not produced directly by the plant. Instead, it produces a number of cannabinoid acids (Figure 1). To produce the chemicals that most customers want, these cannabinoid acids must be “activated” (decarboxylated), which is commonly done with heat (THC or CBD).

However, cannabis can create a variety of related cannabinoid acids in addition to THCA and CBDA. These are the following:

CBGA is a non-profit organisation that promotes (Cannabigerolic acid)
9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA)
CBDA is a kind of cannab (Cannabidiolic acid)
CBCA (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for the (Cannabichromenenic acid)
CBGVA is a non-profit organisation that promotes (Cannabigerovarinic acid)
THCVA is an acronym for tetrahydro (Tetrahydrocanabivarinic acid)
CBDVA (Cannabidivarinic acid) CBCVA (Cannabidivarinic acid) (Cannabichromevarinic acid)

 

In most strains, the cannabinoids THCA and CBDA are the most plentiful. The others in Figure 1 are generally found at much lower concentrations. CBGA, THCA, CBDA, and CBCA are the four main cannabinoid acids. CBGA is the initial chemical from which the other three are made by plant enzymes. CBGVA, THCVA, CBDVA, and CBCVA are some of the equivalent “V” compounds with slightly shorter chemical structures.

What is THCA and what are the advantages of using it?

THC is recognised to have intoxication effects, whereas cannabinoid acids are not. They do, however, exhibit a number of intriguing features. Many cannabinoid acids, for example, have antibacterial or insecticidal effects. This is most likely related to the original reason Cannabis creates these compounds: to defend itself.

Cannabinoid acids are used to make plant cannabinoids.
When heat energy is applied to cannabinoid acids, the “A” component is lost, and the plant cannabinoids become neutral rather than acidic (Figure 2).

Examples of THCA to THC decarboxylation
Figure 2: Examples of decarboxylation, with THCA transformed to THC. Decarboxylation of the other cannabinoid acids into their cannabinoid equivalents is also possible. (Leafly/Amy Phung)

Each of the cannabinoid acids provides a corresponding cannabinoid molecule after decarboxylation:

CBG is a compound that is made up of (Cannabigerol)
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is a psychoactive substance found in marijuana.
CBD is a cannabinoid (Cannabidiol)
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) (Cannabichromene)
THCV CBGV (Cannabigerivarin) (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
CBCV (Cannabidivarin) CBDV (Cannabidivarin) CBDV (Cannabidivarin) CBDV (Cannabichromevarin)

What exactly is CBG (cannabigerol) and what does it do?

The majority of cannabinoids do not cause euphoria.
THC is the only cannabinoid found in plants that has been proven to have intoxicating effects on its own. There is some indication that THCV may have intoxicating properties, albeit this may vary depending on the dose. THCV, like most other plant cannabinoids, is rarely found in large amounts in commercial cannabis strains and products.

While most plant cannabinoids do not cause intoxication, their presence can alter how THC affects you. CBD is the most prominent example of this. Even while it doesn’t get you high on its own, it has an impact on how THC interacts with the CB1 receptors in your endocannabinoid system, and hence on how a cannabis product affects you.

THC’s effects may be influenced by THCV. THC’s potential to activate CB1 receptors, like CBD, appears to be reduced by THCV at low dosages. THCV, like THC, may start to activate CB1 receptors at quite high concentrations. The particular dose you take has a big impact on how a substance affects you. However, because THCV and other lesser-known cannabinoids are less plentiful in cannabis, they have received far less research. We still have a lot to understand about their effects on humans.

THC can metabolise into CBN.

Cannabinol is another plant cannabinoid you may have heard of (CBN). Another plant cannabinoid that is not directly generated by cannabis is this one. CBN, on the other hand, is a THC breakdown product. This is why CBN levels in older flower products tend to be higher, especially when they are not carefully preserved. THC degrades into CBN over time and with exposure to air.

What exactly is CBN (cannabinol) and what are its advantages?
When coupled with THC, CBN has been shown to increase sedation, and it may also have anticonvulsant (anti-seizure), anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. However, this is yet another understudied plant cannabinoid, and more research is needed before we can be certain of its exact effects.…

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