Hashish Tip: Infused Thanksgiving Cooking Suggestions


Twice a month the American comedian, musician, writer, actor, activist, juggler and publisher Ngaio Bealum – hosted the Netflix show Cooking on high and trivia app Daily Bonfire – answers Leafly reader’s questions about this cannabis life. This week thanksgiving cooking tips!

Question: Marijuana Cooking Tips

Dear Ngaio,

Hey, since I’m NOT going home for Thanksgiving, I’ve decided to cook a cannabis-infused Christmas dinner for my roommates.

I’m a good cook, but I’ve never really made anything edible.

Do you have any advice

– Fran Berry Sauce


Dear Fran,

First of all, I would like to welcome you and your roommates for being conscientious during this pandemic. Well played.

On business: Cooking with cannabis is easy. THC is fat soluble, so any recipe that uses fat (like cake or sauce or whipped cream or buttered carrots) can be infused with cannabis. Cannabis butters and oils are easy to make.

The thing is, if you infuse every dish with cannabis and people return for seconds and thirds (like people do on Thanksgiving), you run the risk of everyone getting too high to move and they won’t be in the Be able to help you with the dishes after you eat.

You can deal with this in several ways:

Cannabutter lifestyle pictureCannabutter: A home improvement staple. (Leafly)

1) Make a low strength butter. If your cannabis contains 20% THC and you use 10 grams to make butter, your butter contains a little less than 2 grams or 200 milligrams of THC. Who Says Nobody Use Algebra? YAY STONER MATH!

1a) Conversely, skip the math and buy expertly infused THC cooking oil in your legal state (like Heavenly Sweet Cannabutter in Los Angeles).


The black Friday of cannabis is called Green Wednesday: it is already lit.

2) Either way, use it sparingly so people only get a milligram or two of THC per serving.

3) Or maybe just pour on a few dishes – maybe the sauces, gravy, and maybe the sweet potatoes – so people can decide for themselves how high they want.

4) Try to have coffee (it counteracts the THC) and some sort of CBD-heavy tincture or flowers on hand. CBD blocks THC at brain receptors and is really useful for combating the effects of accidental over-consumption.

-Good Appetite,


PS Oh yeah, artsy: don’t think of cannabis just as a drug. If you’re a fancy cook, keep in mind that weeds are an herb, and terpenes can add accents and flavor profiles to your dishes. It’s similar to rosemary.

Maybe grind a little Lemon Haze and add it to your vinaigrette, or sprinkle a little trainwreck on the roast rosemary potatoes after you’ve taken them out of the oven.

Use your imagination and common sense, and your meal will be delicious and memorable.

Question: What is thanksgiving?

Dear Ngaio,

Um, when is “thanksgiving”?

– Cal Ender


Hey cal

I’m glad you asked. Thanksgiving is the newest stoner holiday.

Okay, maybe it’s not a holiday yet, but we’re trying make it possible. November 30th is the day. Why?

Because 30/11 is what you get if you add 4/20 and 7/10. DOOBS AND DABS FOR EVERYONE!

I hope Father Spliffmas brings me a new rig this year.

Happy Thanksgiving!

– Ngaio

Leafly readers reply:

Regarding “How do I clean a bong?”

“My recommendation is to use Everclear instead, as it is grain based and therefore edible. Otherwise, I agree that this is the easiest way to get it clean. “

– Gothic tsar

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Ngaio Bealum is an American comedian, musician, writer, actor, activist, juggler, and publisher. He hosted the Netflix show Cooking on High and the trivia app Daily Bonfire. He writes columns for the Sacramento News & Review and Cannabis Now, answering questions from readers about marijuana and the policy of legalization.

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