Eat to Treat: Perfect Edible Cannabis Ideas for the Summer

The dog days of summer are winding down and back-to-school season is right around the corner. But before you say goodbye to the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, give yourself a treat and find exotic and fun ways to infuse your food and drink with small-dose cannabis.

Edible Cannabis Growing in Popularity

Edibles have come a long way from the iconic “stoner brownie” and all the mysteries of its potency and origin. Edibles cannabis and cannabis-infused beverages are among the fastest-growing products on the market. Today, consumers enjoy a wide variety of tasty treats that fill retail shelves. Whether you like sweet, sour or savory, there is probably an edible just right for you.

Remember: Edible cannabis can take up to an hour to digest and provide the mild intoxicating effect. But it will last many hours, depending on the dose.

National S’mores Day is Aug. 10!

Nothing says summer better than S’mores, the deliciously gooey concoction loved by millions of Americans – especially around a cozy campfire. What’s better than a roasted marshmallow and a slab of chocolate layered between a couple of graham crackers? How about an adult-only version with a low dose of cannabis?

On Friday, Aug. 10 – or on any day of the year, really – give this tasty treat a try. All you need are graham crackers, marshmallows and, instead of conventional chocolate such as Hershey’s, substitute with Odd Duck Chocolate.

The fine confectionary uses only the highest quality and offers four delicious flavors: coffee, mint, dark and orange. Our good friends at Odd Duck also makes a CBD-dominant version for those who prefer a much milder experience.

If you’re having a group of friends over, treat them with an Odd Duck S’more.

Cannabis Drink Recipes:

Lemonade with a kick

Summer is the time for fruit punch, lemonade, iced tea and other refreshing concoctions. For generations, adults have spiked their beverage of choice with a little rum or vodka. How about a nice tall glass of lemonade with a hint of cannabis?

Our good friends at Zoots has the answer. Zoots captures THC using organic cane alcohol in a cold fusion process. The beverage company’s low-dose cannabis product provides a good time without you feeling uncomfortably high.

Zoots understands that everybody has their own favorite adult beverage. With that in mind, they offer their customers a whole new way to give your drink an exotic twist. Check out this page for a list of fun cannabis drink recipes.

One of our favorites here at Greenlight Approved is this wonderfully refreshing citrus concoction:

Grapefruit-Ginger Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 capfuls Lemon ZootDrops (1 capful contains 5mg THC, adjust your serving as desired)
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • 2 oz red grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz San Pellegrino Limonata
  • 2 oz ginger beer
  • Lemon slices (garnish)
  • Fresh ginger thinly sliced (garnish)
  • Whole cranberries (garnish)

Directions:

Pour ZootDrops, grapefruit bitters, grapefruit juice and Limonata into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds. Strain into a martini glass or pour into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lemon slices, ginger and cranberries.

Cheers!

Create your own signature cocktail, dessert or meal

Once you have experimented a little, get creative in the kitchen, campfire or barbecue and invent your own cannabis creation. The key, of course, is to understand the dose and the tolerance level of your guests.

Start low and go slow is the mantra we preach here at Greenlight Approved. Remember: Once you ingest a beverage or edible, you are no longer able to control the dose. By starting with a small amount of THC (microdose), you can always slowly introduce more if needed.

Your Greenlight Approved retail partner will have a wide variety of products to help you enjoy the final days of summer.

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