If you have never tried a marijuana edible, you are missing out! As well as tasting delicious, you benefit from consistent dosing. As long as you carefully measure the amount of weed you put into a batch, you’ll know how much THC is in each brownie, for example. With edibles, you can microdose and enjoy the high for several hours.
When using edibles, please remember that they can take up to two hours to affect you, and the high could last for up to six hours! The high is usually a little different to when you vape or smoke weed, insofar as edibles have a more sedative effect. Another major advantage is discretion. You can carry your edibles anywhere, and no one will be any the wiser!
One downside associated with edibles is the level of skill involved and the time required to make them. Remember, the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids in your weed are only activated when they have been decarboxylated. This happens automatically when you smoke or vape due to the heat applied, but as far as edibles are concerned, you have to place your weed in the oven first.
The above can be off-putting, but thankfully, the firecracker is here to save the day! All you need to create fantastic edibles is an oven, weed, peanut butter (or another spread of your choice), foil, and a box of crackers. The entire process takes just 30 minutes, and you’ll be able to sit on your backside for most of that time! Here is how you make weed firecrackers the right way!
Choose Your Strain & Get Your Firecracker Ingredients Together
The first thing to consider is the marijuana strain you want to choose. For example, Harlequin offers a nice and even CBD to THC ratio which is ideal for medical use. If you are looking to get baked, Super Lemon Haze is an excellent option due to its high THC content. If your goal is relaxation, ACDC is a solid choice as it has far more CBD than THC.
The amount of weed you use depends on your tolerance. Typically, you could have anywhere from 0.1 grams to 2 grams per firecracker. If you have a high tolerance, for example, and are making 12 crackers, you will need 24 grams of weed – almost an ounce.
The next step is to pick your favorite cracker. Lots of users prefer graham crackers but once again, it is a matter of preference, but the spread you choose makes a BIG difference. Regardless of what you choose, make sure the crackers are large, flat, and thin.
If you decide to use peanut butter or Nutella, it is best to pick a cracker with a low sugar content, unless of course, you have a massive sweet tooth! For a sugary taste sensation, use Nutella AND peanut butter! In general, the spread should contain a high monounsaturated fat content. Your next piece of required equipment is aluminum foil. Make sure you have a large piece for each individual cracker.
Before you begin, make sure you decarboxylate your marijuana. It is best if you finely grind it first before putting in the oven. The decarbing process converts inactive cannabinoids into active ones. For example, the THCA and CBDA in the weed will be converted into the effective THC and CBD we all know and love. Place your cannabis in the preheated oven at around 250 degrees Fahrenheit and leave it for 20 minutes.
Usually, the weed needs to be in the oven longer to fully decarb but remember, it will be in the oven again on the crackers so it will be fully activated when you have finished baking your edibles. You don’t need to decarb the weed if it has already been vaped or smoked in a joint. Grind the baked cannabis once again until it is ground into fine particles.
Start Baking Your Firecrackers!
Keep your oven on but increase the temperature to 325 degrees. Smear one side of the crackers with your chosen spread. One of the reasons why peanut butter is a good option is because its high fat content absorbs the THC from the cannabis. Spread your Nutella or peanut butter thickly on the cracker, but avoid spreading it to the edges as you don’t want your precious weed falling off while in the oven.
Sprinkle the activated weed evenly on half of the crackers. It is best to use a knife or spoon for this purpose. Place each cracker that doesn’t have weed on top of the ones that have the herb to create a sandwich. Gently press them together and wrap them in foil. You need to ensure the crackers are well sealed but avoid wrapping them so tightly that you cause them to crack.
Put the wrapped crackers directly on a rack in the middle of the oven. Allow them to bake for 25 minutes. We know you are eager to get stuck into your firecrackers, but you need to wait a few minutes and allow them to cool. Unwrap one of the firecrackers when they have cooled and enjoy! Remember, these are single dose edibles, so there is no need to be greedy and eat two or three. They are so delicious, however, that this is easier said than done!
Final Thoughts on Firecrackers
As you can plainly see, firecrackers are extremely easy to make. The entire preparation process only takes a few minutes. Despite their simplicity, they are very versatile because you get to choose the marijuana strain, the spread, and the type of cracker. Moreover, you also have full control over their potency.
Firecrackers are an excellent method either getting stoned or using an alternative type of medicine, without exposing your lungs to combusted weed. You can also make THC-free firecrackers for kids if your goal is to provide them with a high dose of CBD to treat a medical problem. Just remember, it takes a while for the effects to kick in, so be patient!