Why Making Edibles is Better than Smoking and Vaping

While sparking up is the quickest way to catch a buzz, it’s not always the most convenient, economical, or health conscious option.

As a result, many cannabis enthusiasts and medical marijuana patients are exploring the benefits of ingesting cannabis, rather than smoking or vaping.

In this article, we’ll explore the advantages of cooking your own infused cuisine using the MagicalButter MB2e machine, the world’s first self-contained countertop appliance for converting cannabis to edible form.

Medicate discreetly.

With nearly no scent, edibles can beconsumed discreetly at times when secondhand smoke or vape plumes are considered inappropriate. Infused treats like Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups or Magical Gummies can be individually wrapped, making them great for travel and consuming cannabis on the go. From snacks, to candies, tinctures, and oils, each can be utilized with minimal fuss, just like you’d expect from similar foods and medicines.

Portion out your dose with ease.

After infusing tinctures, oils, and edibles, the finished product can be portioned using storage items like dropper bottles and candy mold trays. Creating bite size or “microdose” size portions will help avoid over consuming and undesired side effects. If stronger effects are desired, medium size to large portions of edible cannabis provide a deeper, more intense, and longer lasting experience than smoking and vaping ever could. This is due to the digestive system’s ability to convert THC to delta-11 THC, which produces a more robust, body-centered experience compared to combustion, making this delivery method perfect for pain relief or an out of this world experience.

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Avoid harmful carcinogens.

Smoking involves combustion of cannabis at temperatures exceeding 1000F degrees. This process can create tar and unknown byproducts absorbed into the lungs and bloodstream during inhalation. Infusing cannabis edibles with a machine like the Magical Butter MB2e enables cannabis extractions at lower, safer temperatures ranging between 130F to 220F. Further baking and culinary techniques will keep cannabis exposed to a normal range of baking temperatures, somewhere between 325 to 375F. That’s well below the combustion point for cannabis. Making edibles maximizes the potential of all available cannabinoids in cannabis while minimizing risks from tar, char and overheated plant material.  

Save money and resources.

Save your trimmings and popcorn buds from going to waste by infusing them into your culinary creations. This is a great way to be environmentally mindful and frugal. If you like to vaporize, your leftover vaporized bud, or already-been-vaped (ABV) cannabis, also offers an opportunity to stretch your supplies. ABV is still plenty potent because vaporizing cannabis leaves behind cannabinoids that can be further extracted in an MB2e using oils, butter, or alcohol. As an added bonus, by minding your vaporizer temperatures, THC and other cannabinoids present in ABV cannabis will already be activated, making your ABV ready for infusion, bypassing the need for decarboxylation.

Explore therapeutic uses.

Edibles can go where smoking and vaping cannot. Infused oils can be applied topically on muscle pain, soreness, bruising, and other ailments in need. Topical application even has the added benefit of not causing euphoria. That’s right, cannabis infused oils and tinctures applied topically bypass the body’s mechanism for getting high while still being quite effective at treating localized symptoms. This is great for muscle rubs, salves, bath soaks, hair conditioner, insect repellent, eye cream, massage oil, aromatherapy, and countless other applications, even sensual lubricant. Cannabis can also be used in the form of suppositories, simple to make using the Magical Butter machine. Cannabis suppositories can be used both vaginally and rectally to bring therapeutic benefits to the surrounding areas...still, without causing euphoria. With the help of a trained herbalist and following Magical Butter recipes, you can even combine cannabis with other synergistic botanicals, creating excellent remedies and harnessing the wonders of botanical infusions.

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The information in this article is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information contained on or available in this article is for general information purposes only. Consult with your physician before using cannabis or other herbs. Any statements or claims about the possible health benefits conferred by any foods, herbs, or supplements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease.