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Denver's Guide to Making and Using Cannabis Flour

October 3, 2018

When it comes to consuming edibles, you have two main choices: buy pre-made goodies or make them yourself. Though pre-made pot-infused treats from the best dispensary in Denver will get you high while letting you satisfy your sweet tooth, baking your own treats can be a fun experience. There are dozens of ways to incorporate marijuana into your baking, but making cannabis flour is one of the best. Here’s what you need to know about making and using home-made flour from your favorite bud. 

What is Cannabis Flour Anyway?

Cannabis flour is a blend of dried bud and your regular run-of-the-mill baking flour. Unlike cannabutter, it’s much harder to find in dispensaries and it’s often more cost-effective to make your own. All you need are some incredibly dry buds and your choice of baking mix. Yes, even those with celiac disease can enjoy cannabis flour in the comfort of their own home—just swap out standard baking flour for your favorite gluten-free all-purpose blend. We recommend Bella Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix based out of Boulder. 

How to Make Cannabis Flour

  • Step 1: The key to any high-quality cannabis flour is to prepare the bud properly. The more stems and seeds that make it into the flour, the stranger the texture of your baked goods will be. Carefully break apart each bud, removing as much of the stem and as many seeds as you can. 
  • Step 2: Just as you would to load a bowl or roll a joint, you’ll need to grind your bud before combining it with your baking mix. Unfortunately, your standard grinder won’t pulverize the bud thoroughly enough. Instead, use a coffee grinder. This will break up the dried bud and pulverize it into powder. Don’t have a grinder? You can get the same effect by using a mortar and pestle. 
  • Step 3: Incorporate the pot powder into your flour. As a general rule, it’s best to keep the pot powder separate from your baking mix until you’re ready to start baking. This way, you’ll be able to control the dosage in each recipe and keep the pot fresh. Store it in an airtight container and measure out doses as needed.
  • Step 4: Get to baking! Mix whatever amount of cannabis powder into your baking mix. For best results, measure out the amount of baking mix you need into a bowl. Then, sprinkle the cannabis powder over the flour. Use a whisk to thoroughly incorporate the cannabis into the baking mix. This helps ensure a consistent high throughout the entire batch of treats.

Some Advice

When eating homemade goodies, go slow. The last thing you want to do is devour an entire brownie that contains three times the amount of pot you’d normally ingest. Until you figure out how much powder works for you, start out with smaller amounts. You can always increase the amount of pot powder used in future batches. 

Ready to make your own cannabis flour? Stop by Altitude Dispensary and stock up on some high-quality bud to add to your baking mix!