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The makers of ‘Pot d’Huile’ say users of their cannabis-infused olive oil can “work with their own culinary creativity to develop healthful, delicious food that also offers the cannabis experience they are looking for.”

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Pot d’Huile aims to sat­isfy the culi­nary crav­ings of both gas­tronomes and cannabis con­nois­seurs. Certified extra vir­gin olive is infused with cannabis extract to pro­duce Pot d’Huile. Its users are able to con­trol their dosage and experience.

The cannabis infused olive oil, which can be used in place of reg­u­lar olive oil, is guar­an­teed to bring a touch of piz­zazz to even the drea­ri­est dish. Carolyn Insley, Pot d’Huile’s account coor­di­na­tor promises, ​ “ Users will cer­tainly feel the effects of cannabis.”

Pot d’Huile’s olive oil is made from Hojiblanca and Arbequina olives sourced from a fam­ily farm in North California. The cannabis extract is derived from California-made ​ “ Gorilla Cookies.”

When asked for sug­gested ways to use the prod­uct, Insley told Olive Oil Times, ​ “ Pot d’Huile is at home in a range of recipes includ­ing salad dress­ing, hum­mus, olive oil cakes and cook­ies. Instead of rely­ing on the unhealthy (and often un-deli­cious) prod­ucts cur­rently on the mar­ket, users can work with their own culi­nary cre­ativ­ity to develop health­ful, deli­cious food that also offers the cannabis expe­ri­ence they are look­ing for.”

Insley added, ​ “ Because of the neu­tral fla­vor and sim­ple dos­ing in Pot d’Huile, the prod­uct has a wide range of uses for home cooks as well as culi­nary pro­fes­sion­als. It can essen­tially be used as any olive oil. It is impor­tant to note, how­ever, that the oil should not be heated above 314 degrees to main­tain its potency, so cook­ing tech­niques such as fry­ing and sautéing are not recommended.”

Pot d’Huile was founded in 2015 but its mak­ers had to over­come major chal­lenges to per­fect the prod­uct. Yannick Crespo, the brain behind Pot d’Huile, admit­ted, ​ “ Our first try tasted awful.” Extensive research was under­taken to find an effec­tive way to neu­tral­ize the grassy fla­vor of cannabis and elim­i­nate unde­sir­able chem­i­cals while main­tain­ing a pre­cise dose. Numerous extrac­tion machines were dis­carded for fail­ing to pro­duce a sat­is­fac­tory product.

Biochemist Allison Comiso Bordsen was even­tu­ally recruited by the upstart. She devised a suc­cess­ful pro­cess­ing method that ensures con­sumers receive the max­i­mum ben­e­fits from the prod­uct. The process is a closely guarded secret, Insley said. Pot d’Huile can­not be patented as cannabis remains ille­gal under fed­eral law.

Insley said Pot d’Huile was founded as an answer to the dis­ap­point­ing state of edi­bles in a food cul­ture that val­ues qual­ity ingre­di­ents. ​ “ By bring­ing California food cul­ture up to speed with California cannabis cul­ture, PDH aims to give users the abil­ity to con­trol their dosage and expe­ri­ence while deliv­er­ing a high-qual­ity prod­uct on par with other gourmet food­stuffs val­ued in the California market.”

Pot d’Huile’s mak­ers claim, ​ “ we are the only olive oil that’s dosage-spe­cific and fla­vor-neu­tral.” A fifth of a tea­spoon of Pot d’Huile deliv­ers one mil­ligram of tetrahy­dro­cannabi­nol (THC). The rec­om­mended dose for light cannabis users is two to four mil­ligrams, which has a sim­i­lar effect to a glass of wine. Seasoned cannabis users can enjoy five to ten mil­ligrams; the equiv­a­lent of three glasses of wine.

Pot d’Huile will retail for $42.50 for a 100ml bot­tle. Each bot­tle con­tains 100 grams of (THC) and the full scope of the ter­penes plant. This ensures con­sumers will ben­e­fit from its ​ “ med­i­c­i­nal” ben­e­fits. The oil’s potency can be reduced by mix­ing it with reg­u­lar olive oil. Pot d’Huile can be stored for up to 6 months in a cool, dry place.

Medical use of mar­i­juana is legal in 30 US states. Recreational use is per­mit­ted in Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, Washington and Washington DC. Overall, around 20 per­cent of Americans can access cannabis for med­ical or recre­ational use.

Pot d’Huile goes on sale this month in San Francisco.

The makers of 'Pot d'Huile' say users of their cannabis-infused olive oil can "work with their own culinary creativity to develop healthful…

Cooking with Cannabis — How to make Cannabis Cooking Oil

Devin Cole
May 9, 2019 · 5 min read

Wouldn’t you agree with how the idea of additives and preservatives present in our packaged edibles often bother us? That even products claiming to be a 100% organic may have a tad bit of that something extra inside to increase its shelf life, right? It sure bothers us. The same thing applies to all these Cannabis infused and cannabis-containing medicines and products. We have every right to be skeptical.

We all may know a small busines s or two that are organic, produce fresh from the plant extracts. The hefty price tag though can be a turn-off. It can seem problematic for those looking for a way to incorporate cannabis and its infusions into their cooking and consumption lifestyle. Don’t worry; we’ve got your back. We’ll explain to you how to make cannabis cooking oil , use it cooking and make drinks.

How to make Cannabis cooking oil?

Cannabis cooking oil or butter both are used by many as a plain cooking medium. The process required for making these both is practically the same. If you’ve already heard about it, the ‘ Decarboxylation ‘ method is a far widely used method, but it is lengthy, requires controlled heat and a lot of patience. The idea is to extract the maximum amount of cannabinoids and terpenes from the plant and into the oil during this process. To gain maximum benefits the plant has to provide.

Preparation

Before jumping into the process, it is necessary to know a little back story. The basic know how that everyone must have is that Cannabis plant contains two chief constituents. THCA and CBDA. The former is found in Cannabis type of plant and is psychoactive while the latter is found in hemp type and is non-psychoactive. These both vary in potency, concentration and bioavailability according to plant, method of extraction, use, and storage. Both of these are present in the female plant but are not available to the human body. Upon decarboxylating, both THCA and CBDA are toned down to their neutral forms THC and CBD respectively. These are what we aim to utilize as beneficiary substances. So what we’ll need is:

  • 1 cup of ground cannabis flower
  • 1 cup of cooking oil (preferably light ones like coconut or extra virgin olive oil)
  • Strainer/Cheesecloth/Fine Muslin
  • Slow cooker/Saucepan/Double boiler
  • Grinder (a simple one works best)

Procedure

Take the flowers and grind them. It is advisable not to grind them smaller than the strainer pore size, or they’ll end up in the oil. Fine grinding isn’t a goal here. Combine the ground cannabis material and the cooking oil in equal proportions in the utensil of choice.

Depending on the utensil used, extra care has to be taken. Excessive heat and carelessness can affect the quality of the oil.

  • For saucepan — Heat at low for at least 3 hours. Stir repeatedly. This method needs the most attention because the pan is most susceptible to scorching. Chances of burning and sticking to the side or ‘contamination’ are high.
  • For slow cooker — heat at low for 4 to 6 hours with occasional stirring. It is safer than a saucepan and does not require constant supervision.
  • For double boiler — heat at low for at least 6 hours or preferably 8. Occasional stirring is ideal.

: Add a small portion of water to prevent scorching or burning. Do not add more than a small amount. Whichever utensil in used or mode of heat, the temperature should not exceed 245 degrees F throughout the process.

Straining and storage

Take a storage container preferably glass, place strainer or cheesecloth on the top and pour the oil. Do not squeeze the cheesecloth while straining. The filtrate or residue in the strainer can be stored separately. It can be dried and used in the dressing, salad topping, etc.

The oil can be used up to 2 months. Its quality can be retained if refrigerated for longer periods. Cooking with cannabis oil is not advisable for items that require a high temperature to cook. Nor is it advisable to microwave or oven bake items at a high temperature which has cannabis cooking oil or butter in them.

Cooking with Cannabis

It’s an unchartered territory still since people are still experimenting and discovering new ways of using cannabis in their food and drinks. Cooking with cannabis depends on your area, your taste palette and the availability of various ingredients. It is best to start from the basics and work your way up from there. So here’s a little startup guide on what to do with your cannabis.

The Strain

It’s essential to know your strain before starting to cook with it. For example use Sativa strain to revitalize and energize while Indica is ideal for relaxing, calming down and unwinding. The entire family of this plant has different terpenes with different qualities. Delving into the taste and aroma combinations and can bring forth an exciting dining experience.

The recipe

What would it be like to infuse cannabis into your favorite dish? Hypothetically it can be used in anything but its heat susceptible which means that high temperatures that our usual food cooks at can denature our cannabis. So choose a recipe that requires low heat and has preferably low-fat oil like olive oil, coconut oil or butter as part of ingredients. There are many so you can choose any one and experiment away from there.

Infusions

There was a time when weed brownies were all the rage for the ‘fun of it.’ But lately, we’ve seen a more sophisticated and responsible approach towards cannabis. When choosing a medium for infusion, one can experiment with other types of low-fat oils and butter on the market. Each infusion leads to different taste combination and aroma. Chefs and lifestyle gurus are coming up with recipes solely for this purpose. Ground cannabis is also in use as a dressing, topping and even garnishing for salads and such.

Drinks

What’s better than a calming chamomile tea? Cannabis infused chamomile tea. Imagine a more calming yet energizing experience than ever before. Cannabis infused drinks and beverages have already started hitting the markets. This industry is only likely to grow with more time and social acceptance of these drinks. Cannabis tea requires the incorporation of the same cannabis infusion that we prepared earlier. Coconut oil infusion or butter is a good option for teas. Recipes for cannabis infusion drinks and beverages are available online.

Wouldn’t you agree with how the idea of additives and preservatives present in our packaged edibles often bother us? That even products claiming to be a 100% organic may have a tad bit of that…