Smoking weed is as easy as placing it in a piece of rolling paper or stashing it in a bong bowl. While it might be easy to smoke, that can’t necessarily be said for turning marijuana into brownies.

If you would like to know how to make those scrumptious cannabis edibles, continue reading!

It can’t be disputed that Cannabis or weed edibles have been gaining momentum in recent years. According to research, the global market for Cannabis edibles in 2017 was approximately $8.4 billion with experts predicting it will reach $25.7 billion by 2022.

Today, we’re focusing on a widespread type of edible products known as weed brownies that seem to be popular with weed consumers these days. Some people use them recreationally, while others use medical cannabis as a way to manage chronic pain for conditions like cancer and migraines.

As a result of that, marijuana use has increased drastically in the last 10 years, and more and more countries in the United States and in the world, in general, are legalizing it. Among them is Colorado and its capital Denver, where medical marijuana and the recreational use of marijuana have been legal for more than 10 years.

However, a lot of people wonder whether ingesting weed affects you in the same way as inhaling weed when smoking or vaping. This article will answer that question and walk you through both the health benefits and side effects of consuming weed brownies.

Not Just Brownie Mix with Marijuana

No, whipping up weed brownies is not as simple as sprinkling some of it into supermarket-bought brownie mix, and then cooking in the oven. Well, you can actually do that, but you can be sure to wind up with chocolate-colored green-speckled cubes that taste nothing like the delicious marijuana brownies we are about to describe.

The goal is to make brownies that can make your taste buds go wild and you end up high, not your taste buds going riled and you asking “why?”

Coming up with delicious pot brownies is really easy, but not as easy as you would like it to be — you know, throwing some weed into the batter. But still making them should not be daunting even to the most inexperienced baker, although a little experience in preheating an oven is definitely an advantage.

What makes marijuana brownies so difficult to make is the fact that every batch needs one very crucial ingredient. It’s called cannaoil.

Put simply, cannaoil is oil that is infused with cannabis. When making pot brownies, regular butter is simply replaced with cannaoil. It’s that simple.

Why Cannaoil for Pot Brownies?

There are a couple of reasons why it’s vital for anyone trying to first make cannaoil:

  • Cannaoil allows you to come up with cannabis brownies that taste phenomenal – like delicious brownies and not brown-colored cubes with green bits in it that taste like weed.
  • Cannaoil makes it possible for pot brownies to leave you feeling high – you cannot expect to get high ingesting weed directly because our bodies simply do not process ganja like that.

As you can see, skipping the cannaoil is not a good idea!

While it’s true that you can simply purchase cannaoil online or offline, it can be more economical if you create it yourself.  If you’re concerned that you might not have the skill to make your own, worry not because it’s really, really easy to make cannaoil even though the way it’s called can make anyone think that there’s some weird laboratory chemistry involved in the process.

Interesting Benefits of Consuming Pot Brownies

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1. Medicinal Purposes

The positive medicinal effects of marijuana have long been known to humankind.

In fact, edible weed was used for medicinal purposes as early as 2737 B.C. by Chinese Emperor Shen Neng in the form of a tea to treat malaria, rheumatism, gout, and memory problems.

Here are a few examples of the medical benefits we are aware of in marijuana use today:

Helps to Control Seizures

We all know that weed relaxes us, but the medical benefit of this is highly beneficial to some- like those with epilepsy.

Weed helps to calm seizures and all manners of muscle spasms by keeping our brains relaxed.

Anti-Cancer Benefits

There are a plethora of studies which show that the compounds in marijuana can stop cancer from spreading through the body.

For example, in studies involving mice, cannabinoids were shown to slow down a gene called Id-1, which in turn will stop breast cancer cells from becoming invasive.

Keeps Anxiety at Bay

Many pot users have reported that cannabis has helped cure them of anxiety, whether it be a side-effect of another illness or a problem of its own.

Be careful with this one, though, as weed can cause paranoia and anxiety if too much is ingested! Make sure that you start slow.

A Safe Way to Manage Pain

These days, if you’re experiencing short-term or chronic pain for any reason, a hospital is more than likely to prescribe you dangerous and addictive painkillers. These painkillers can, in turn, lead to a lifelong addiction to narcotics.

Ingesting marijuana is a safe alternative to help relieve pain without taking any dangerous pills.

2. Discretion

There’s nothing worse than being caught in a cloud of smoke by some nay-sayers, or knowing that everyone on the train can smell the marijuana in your backpack.

Although thirty states have legalized the broad use of marijuana, and another seven states have legalized it for recreational use, there are still many people who disagree with others smoking or ingesting pot.

Eating pot brownies is the perfect solution to keep your marijuana use discreet, and available to you at any time. The old granny next to you on the train will just think that you’re enjoying an innocent treat during your ride!

3. A Longer Lasting High

Ingesting pot gives you a much longer high than smoking does.

This means that especially if you’re using weed for medicinal purposes, or to help you sleep, you won’t have to dose as often as you would if smoking.

So, how long will it last exactly? Well, that depends on a couple different factors.

How hydrated you are and when you’ve last eaten will definitely affect how quickly and intensely the effects of pot brownies will hit you. Generally speaking though, the effects will last from three to twelve hours.

4. Better for Your Body

Although smoking pot will still deliver helpful THC to your system, it will also deliver the harmful effects of inhaling smoke to your lungs.

Eating pot brownies eliminate this harmful smoke and just leaves you with all the benefits. This is also useful for those who cannot inhale smoke due to medical issues, but still, want to experience the effects of THC.

5. They Save You Money

Pipes, bongs, pens, cleaning agents… the costs of smoking can really add up!

Choosing to bake edibles instead will save you on all of those costs. All you need is the pot and some simple ingredients which you probably already have in your kitchen.

And to make them last, you can freeze any unused weed brownies to thaw and enjoy at a later date!

6. They Reduce Weed Waste

And speaking of saving money, let’s talk about weed waste.

You know, all the little parts of the bud that get stuck on the stem, fall between your couch cushions, and never get smoked? Or the weed that isn’t quite up to snuff for smoking, so it just gets tossed?

Well, baking pot brownies is a great way to eliminate this waste- because all types of weed can be used in them.

7. Consuming Pot Brownies Gives You a Different Kind of High

Because your body processes the THC in edibles differently than it processes THC when you smoke, you’ll experience a totally different kind of high when you eat pot brownies.

Edibles will give you a high that you can feel evenly distributed throughout your entire body, rather than just a head high. It will also be a smoother comedown that won’t leave you feeling tired and groggy.

Weed Brownie Recipe

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But if you’re the kind of person who prefers to take things to an entirely different level, you can skip the directions printed on the packaging of your favorite brownie mix and check out the recipe below.

This particular recipe allows you to come up with marijuana brownies that are truly unforgettable, thanks to the semisweet chocolate bits and crunchy pecans used. Snacking on them is just like indulging in some of the richest and most luscious brownies ever to grace the planet, although they can also leave you high.

Here’s how you can make those:


  • 1 pack of your trusted brownie mix
  • 2 medium-sized eggs (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup of your homemade cannaoil
  • 1/3 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup of roasted and glazed pecans (crushed)


  1. Before you get started, have your oven preheated to 340ºF – that’s equivalent to 170ºC.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine brownie mix, eggs, water and cannaoil. Mix until blended very well.
  3. Add semisweet chocolate chips and crushed pecans. Give the mixture a good stir.
  4. Reach for a brownie pan measuring 9 x 13 inches. Lightly grease with cooking spray.
  5. Evenly spread the mixture on the brownie pan using a rubber spatula or large wooden spoon
  6. Place the brownie pan in the oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Always keep an eye on your ganja brownies because you don’t want them overcooked.
  8. To check if they’re already cooked to perfection, insert a toothpick near the edge.
  9. If the toothpick comes out clean, then your pot brownies are cooked.
  10. Remove brownie pan from the oven and transfer to a wire rack. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  11. Cut into 20 to 24 small pieces and enjoy your homemade marijuana brownies!

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