Ask California Mist the Cannabis Kitchen Creator Anything about Weed/Pot/Ganja/Mary Jane!! : How much THC is in a Gram of Food Grade Hash? How much hash should I use in my edibles?

How much Marijuana / Weed / Pot Food Grade Hash do I use in 16 ounces of weed butter?

Today’s Marijuana Cooking Question is: (DRUM ROLL PLEASE….) from Neil
Half Bak’d Cookies. This week Neil asks the Weed Recipe Cooking Chef Cali the following Medical Marijuana Weed Butter Recipe Dosing Question…

My question is how much food grade hashish do we need to get 350 mgs of thc ?


Hi Kali. Love your blog.

I’m starting a medicated cookie dough company in Orange County, CA.

We recently heard that edibles are going to be regulated to 10mgs per product. Are you familiar with this ruling ?? I know it’s the law in Colorado. If we go with 1mgs per cookie that would be 350mgs of thc per jar.

My question is how much food grade hashish do we need to get 350 mgs of thc ??

Thank you.

Neil, Half Bak’d Cookies


Wow, a little late on this! Feel free to comment with a link to your bakery and I’ll add it to the post. Thanks for the message, and congratulations on your new endeavor.

To answer your question…. on how much food grade hash to use in your weed butter, were going to have to look at several different aspects of determining THC content, as well as potency. I’m really really glad you mentioned food grade hash as because butane is nasty and not something anyone should be ingesting!

How much hash to use in weed butter really depends on the quality of food grade hash you are using and the THC content. When determining the dosage and how many MG of THC are going to be in your final magically delicious and medicated baked goods there are a few things you need to look at. Not all Hash is the same in each batch!

Just as there is fine butter from Europe for hundreds a pound with several month waiting lists…. and bricks resembling butter from the major big box store for .88 cents tossed some parchment paper & a paper box… there are vast discrepancies in qualities of hash.

This listing of lab results shows the THC percentages for different hashish batches and how they came out.

The conversion is simple. If your hash is 30% THC then it will be 300MG THC per gram.

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Here is a quick little THC to Hash conversion chart so you can find out how many MG of THC are in your hash approximately or how many MG are in your bud, shake, or weed oil if you can guess what kind of grade of hash you have. Was it made from shake with the whole plant tossed in… likely much lower THC content? Shake Lower THC content. Trim? Likely still low. Bud with leaves and trim. Now you’re getting there. Was it made with buds? What kind? Low grade? Mid Grade? High Grade? 
Was it indoor or outdoor?
Where was it grown. NorCal outdoor with an experienced grower beats indoor across most of the country with an average one. 
Heres how this breaks down…  

if you have hash with a …
15% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash  = 150 mg THC/gram
50% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash  = 500 mg THC/gram
60% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash = 600 mg THC/gram
80% THC budder, shatter, etc = 800 mg

 Math so easy, stoners can do it…
You can use this math for Marijuana buds (where the potency is often labeled) as well as any other type of THC extract as well where you know the %’s. 

 I find that most people vastly over exaggerate the amount of THC in edibles even if they are apparently “tested”. I would say that 200MG would be more than enough if 20% per gram is the actual % of THC available in your hash crop. Of course every strain varies in how it effects you in both smoked, vaped and ingested methods. Some weed is better cooked, some is better smoked. It really depends on the strains, how the THC matured, when it was harvested, etc. No one seems to talk about this, but I think it’s vital. Even how the weed was harvested and the delicacy of which the trichomes are treated are important. How was it cured? How was it stored?

I test about 1/3 of a gram in a very small batch of edibles to determine how I’m going to cook with it and what my dosing is going to be like before I start cooking. There is a lot more than just THC going on in weed and even for a seasoned chef like myself, I find this is the best way to figure out exactly what I’m working with and how I can hit that sweet spot of “happy high” without being absolutely comatose…

That is of course unless being absolutely as baked as possible is my mission of the day.

To you Neil, I would offer 8 OZ jars with 150 MG of THC and 16 oz with 320-350 mg if you are going to go that route (which would be about a gram of okay food grade hash per 16 oz jar). Charge the same amount and do the extra 20-50 MG THC as a bonus when they commit to a bigger volume of fun.

I haven’t heard of that law of 10mg per edible, but I do indeed think thats utterly ridiculous …. if that is the case you can only have 10mg per dose in Colorado the need to get their stoner cards taken away! I had a hell of a time finding MJ out there when the law passed over several years ago.

“Apparent” 100mg doses are the regular in AZ, and California and even the BC weed mills by mail.

Unless this was very questionable marijuana quality where the trichcombs suffered some kind of retardation in growth and then were stomped like grapes by the harvesters… I would say there are only a marginal % of brands that live up to this. Many of these brands scare people away with edible strength kicking them right p the ass. I’ll write more on it after answering your question.

1 pound butter = 2 grams of mid grade hash
approx 60/.5 tbsp doses – 10 mg THC each

To change the dosing to match the law (which you shouldn’t have to in California), 32 tablespoons in 16 oz (pound) of butter… which will be a bit less than a pound when you remove the milk fat so you could potentially do 32 doses and 320mg per jar.  Or just say a dose is 5mg and then you could easily do 350mg THC per 16 oz weed/hash butter or oil. People will up the dose if they feel inclined. Seasoned patients have an okay idea of how much works for them in general dispensary edibles dosing.

I had a lot of success making weed peanut butter in glass mason jars with kief. You can get industrial size tubs of butter at the Smart and Final Extra, and other restaurant supply stores open to the public. Take advantage of that. As far as I know Costco is the cheapest place to buy organic butter enmass. I used about 100mg and 200mg mason jars in 8oz and 16 oz and extra strength of up to 1000mg (1 gram per 16 oz jar). Many people said that the regular strength 1/3-1tsp was a very nice dose for bi-weekly to daily takers, and the more seasoned takers would take a tablespoon of the 1000mg stuff and have a great time.

Don’t forget to sterilize your jars the same way you would in canning (the setup is cheap, Walmart) so you avoid any possible mold & contaminants that can be killed with extreme heat. When left in there the bacteria/mold spores can & will shorten the life of your pot butter or weed oil. Butter can go a long way and lasts a surprising length of time in the fridge. Especially as Ghee… also known as clarified butter. That’s why I would also remove the milk-fat from the butter before you add any hash into it BUT ONLY AFTER you decarboxylate your hash first. Decarboxilization can also help assist in avoiding any contaminants mold/bacteria that could also cause premature spoiling of your pot recipe.

It’s very batch specific and strain specific on how any batch is going to hit. The richness of your food also determines how you are going to process the THC and how it’s going to effect your high. Too high? Munchie up, it’ll bring you down

Here is a good article.

Don’t overlook making organic coconut oil as well, which can easily be served up in glass mason jars. There are a lot of people out there who don’t consume dairy products and it’ll have a lot longer shelf life than dairy.

I also suggest doing your own pillsbury ready to go baking sheets on tinfoil where you freeze pre-cut out cookies in batches of 6 and 12 and only need to be separated and baked straight from frozen as needed. There are lots of freezer cookies/bake from frozen recipes available.

Cute packaging can go a long way!

Now onto my edibles rants…. and Cali story time…

Follow the link : Chronic.Press : Arizona Medical Weed & USA Legal Weed Blog 

& check out my new magazine of marijuana madness over at Chronic.Press – Wee*r*d and learn some more stuff about edibles dosing and where to buy the most potent edibles here in AZ for the cheapest price. 

California (Cali Mist) Marijuana Recipe Blog Entry
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Ask California Mist the Cannabis Kitchen Creator Anything about Marijuana: Brownies

How much Marijuana do I use in a batch of Brownies?

Today’s Marijuana Cooking Question is: (DRUM ROLL PLEASE….) from Money Hill. This week Money Hill asks the following Medical Marijuana Brownie Recipe Question…

No problem Mony, let me help you with this question!!!
There are many people out there who offer many different types of answers for this question. For you I will suggest you first use the process of decarboxylization on your weed and then move forward with the following process. Your decarboxylized pot will be offer a stronger high than a marijuana that hasn’t gone through this process.
It really depends how many brownies you want. If you are making large brownies I would do .03 gram per person; which would be 12 brownies approx in a pan, 1/8th of MJ. An 1/8th should do it but you can use 1/4 for really strong bud. Take out the big stems for the highest potency blend aggressively. Pour all weed including plant material in brownies; then pour oil or water required for brownies into blender and turn on high until the trichombs are released with the plant matter from the sides of the blender. Use this oil as recommended by your recipe. The brownies you make will need to have at least 1/2 cup of oil or butter to bond properly to the plant material to be safe!
Medical patients and in legal states/countries only.
Pot Babe California Mist
Start with 1/4 of a brownie to determine dose and wait for an hour to an hour and a half to determine potency.
If you need the easiest medical marijuana brownie recipe, you can find that by clicking on the link titled


Happy medicating!!!
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Best Medical Marijuana Recipe Book available NOW!

The best marijuana book around is now available through kindle, from the writers of this blog, Cannabis Kitchen, High Holidaze (a medical marijuana cookbook!) is now available.

This is just one of the amazing recipes you will find in the pot cookbook!

All recipes are tested and have photographs. For the tough stuff? Step by step cooking with pot instructions. If you are looking to learn to make pot butter, marijuana oil, or weed mothers milk all of these recipes are in the book with high quality photographs!

Everything you need for a complete thanksgiving (Danksgiving) meal. Hahaha!

Recipes include pot cranberry sauce, stoned salad, tokin turkey, pot pumpkin pie, brownies and so on!

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Dank Desserts: Stoned Strawberry Kiwi Shortcakes (Baked Book Preview Recipe!)

Stoned Strawberry Kiwi Shortcakes

Marijuana Cooking / Baking / Deserts

Who doesn’t like STRAWBERRIES? This twist on Strawberry Shortcakes adds a delicious Strawberry-Kiwi sauce to incorporate your medication in this delicate dessert.

The purpose of clarifying the butter and using freshly made Cannabis Butter is to ensure the best consistency in your dessert. The left over plant matter that is strained away is still quite potent. Please see the “Using Left Over Plant Materials” section to ensure you do not waste any of your medication.

2 + 1/3 cups baking mix
2/3 cups milk
3 tbsp melted butter
3 tbsp cane sugar

Pre-heat oven to 425*f. Mix melted butter with cane sugar in small bowl. Mix together all ingredients together in large bowl until you have a soft nearly pliable dough. Form six biscuits on an ungreased baking pan. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes until tops are a very light golden brown.

Cannabis Butter
3 tbsp butter
3 grams High Grade Medical Cannabis Bud
small ramekin

Pre-heat oven, or preferably convection oven to 300*f. Put butter in a small ramekin, put ramekin in pre-heated oven until butter is melted. Let the butter cool and scrape the white milk solids off the top of the butter and discard. Leave oven on.

Meanwhile, grind or chop Medical Cannabis Buds and remove all stems. Return ramekin to oven at 300* and make sure butter is thoroughly melted. Add ground Medical Cannabis Bud. Stir until all of the plant material is completely covered with butter. Bake the ramekin for 10 minutes at 300*f keeping an eye on the butter for oven temperature discrepancies making sure the butter does not burn.

Strawberry-Kiwi Sauce
½ cup strawberry jam
3 tbsp Cannabis Butter (from earlier)
½ kiwi, diced
1 large strawberry, diced

Strain Melted Cannabis Butter using small fine mesh strainer into small sauce pan. Set aside left over Cannabis material for later use and refrigerate. Bring butter to low simmer, add ½ cup strawberry jam. Whisk aggressively and simmer for ten minutes over low heat. Now add diced kiwi and diced strawberry into mixture. Whisk aggressively and simmer an additional five minutes, paying close attention that the mixture does not start to boil. The key is to have the mixture simmer until the butter is no longer separated and you are left with a beautifully reduced sauce. Pour into a glass bowl and allow the Strawberry-Kiwi sauce to cool slightly.

How to assemble; Stoned Strawberry Kiwi Shortcakes
4 cups strawberries
6 biscuits (recipe above)
Strawberry-Kiwi Sauce (recipe above)
1 container frozen whipped topping, thawed

Slice strawberries to desired thickness, remove stems. Slice biscuits in half. Spoon generous layer of whipped topping onto bottom half of biscuit, smooth with spoon. Layer strawberries on top of whipped topping. Drizzle Strawberry-Kiwi Sauce over strawberries. Place top half of biscuit on top. Top with a dollop of whipped topping and sliced strawberries.

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Cannabis Kitchen is Busy at Work

spicy sausage cheddar biscuits

Cannabis Kitchen is hard at work on the second book. I can’t share this recipe yet, but I can show you these enticing biscuits.  These biscuits are spicy sausage cheddar biscuits. Inspired by cheddar muffins purchased in the strange wasteland often referred to as “Canada.” These go above and beyond upgrading flavor and infusing marijuana. Smother them in country gravy or just shovel them into your mouth. Regardless of how you eat them it’ll be hard not to eat all of them in one sitting.

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Simple Ways to Mask and Consume Cannabutter

Do you have a tub of CannaButter in the fridge just staring you in the face? With dispensary edibles priced at a whopping $10, it can be very tempting to save money on your medication by preparing your Marijuana edibles at home! Butter is often reasonably priced at 25 doses for $30! Saving you well over $8 per dose! Here is a basic way that we like to mask the flavor of Cannabutter in our cooking.

Masking the flavor of Cannabutter for a simple one dose treat is easy! Start with a Teaspoon of homemade butter or butter from your local dispensary. Warm on the counter, covered lightly, until soft. Spread on one half of bread.

Jam and Peanut Butter now! Love Imported Preserves.

A perfectly masked CannaTreat. Yum. Get your Medicatin’ on.

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Killer Cornbread

This is so good guys. I recommend making two of them (one to get medicated, the other to eat when you ARE medicated). Don’t make the same mistake I did!

  • 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can regular corn, remove water – strain from can
  • 2 eggs – slightly beaten
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 stick Melted Medicated butter (if you want to add extra butter – just add more jiffy mix to get the right consistency for extra strength edibles)

You want your oven at 350*

Melt butter on stovetop or in double-boiler (on low! do not ruin your medication by burning the THC),

Add corns to melted butter & stir. Add sour cream & stir. Add Jiffy Mix & stir. Pour into Baking Dish. Drizzle with Cannabutter (optional lol!)

Bake in a 8×8 – uncovered dish for 45 minutes!

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As promised, Very Special-K

I’ll be honest here, these were not very tasty. The cannabutter flavor was over powering and it made this recipe *greasy* and guessing a lot of butter got wasted not only in the bottom of the cooking pot, but in the Hanna Montana Rockstar Cupcake Liners. They did work but, Boo! This one could have been better.

I’m already thinking of a way to improve this recipe exponentially (Hint: CannaBears!) I’m looking forward to trying this one out! My mind is spinning with possibilities. Safe to say, I’m excited!

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