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Vaping and Edibles Still Illegal in Canada

In June, Canada’s Senate voted 52-29 to approve the Cannabis Act, making it the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide (Uruguay was the first, in 2014). Prime minister Justin Trudeau and his liberal party have been pushing for legalization since 2015. Their mission is to get pot off the black market, thereby reducing crime and the demands on law enforcement, while also increasing regulation, public health and safety.

The new law will make it legal for adults – age 18 or 19, depending on the province – to possess up to 30 grams of pot, and cultivate up to 4 plants. It also establishes a nationwide, legal marijuana marketplace, with each province deciding on it’s own rules and regulations. But don’t start celebrating just yet, because the bill won’t take effect until October 17th – and pot is still very much illegal until then.

Edibles Off-Limits

The new law also doesn’t legalize all kinds of cannabis products overnight. It doesn’t apply to cannabis-infused edibles or beverages, for instance. The government has said that these products pose special regulatory challenges – like dosage and portion sizing – and it needs more time to consider these factors before it opens up these markets. How long, exactly? Regulations should be in place sometime in 2019, according to a spokesman for Canada’s health minister.
Until then, keep this in mind: Canada has decided to delay the sale of marijuana edibles, not their possession or use. So if you prefer to ingest your pot, it’s perfectly legal for you to make your own at home. So by all means, dust off those cannabis cookbooks and whip up a batch of your favorite brownies. Or try out some of our recipes, like these Fudge-You-Up brownies,  or chewy pot cookies. We’ve also got recipes for cannabis tea and hot chocolate.
You’re welcome 🙂

No Vaping Either

Another product that won’t be available for purchase (legally) in October is marijuana oils and vape juices. Before these products hit the market, the government needs to figure out how to regulate their processing, quality, potency, etc. Again, the government plans to have these regulations in place sometime next year. Until then, you’ll just have to smoke your herb the old fashion way.
Or you could try out a CBD vape oil as alternative, to hold you over until other products hit the market. Non-psychoactive CBD e-juices have long been available through Canada’s medicinal marijuana market, and online retailers abound.
The Cannabis Act is a huge step forward for Canada, and a shining example to other countries around the world. One of the reasons for the delay in rolling out edibles and vaping products is the lack of precedent. Canada, along with some U.S. states, are essentially blazing a new trail here, and it takes time to figure out the best way forward. But with the cannabis industry projected to become a multi-billion dollar market, the trailblazers are in position to reap the greatest rewards.

What Is CBD Oil and How Can It Help You

What Is CBD Oil and How Can It Help You

Get Natural, Safe Relief with CBD Oil

You may have heard of CBD Oil, an all-natural supplement that’s taken the realm of personal health care by storm due to it’s, what some would consider, miraculous healing powers. In states that have legalized the recreational and/or medical sale, possession, and use of marijuana, CBD Oil supplements and other CBD products such as edibles and salves can be purchased from most dispensaries. In states where marijuana is still illegal, more doctors are beginning to prescribe it to their patients, resulting in fantastic reviews and higher success rates than many pharmaceuticals.

 CBD Oil – What Is It and How It Can Help You?

CBD Oil, short for Cannabidiol Oil, is a derivative of the hemp or cannabis plant that has shown a continual increase in popularity as more research is published on the wide variety of uses and benefits the plant provides.As a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBD provides natural, safe, and effective relief for even the most sensitive of patients, without the typical psychoactive effects associated with cannabis or nasty side effects of pharmaceuticals.

Common Uses

CBD Oil may be used for a variety of ailments but is most commonly administered for pain and anxiety relief and to protect against the development and spread of cancer. It’s also commonly used as a digestive aid or prescribed as an antipsychotic for schizophrenia. As time goes on, more and more people are taking advantage of the medicinal and therapeutic effects proven in scientific studies, some of which are detailed below.

Pain & Anxiety Relief

Perhaps the most primary use of CBD Oil is for pain relief. The CBD cannabinoid binds to CB1 receptors in the body, relieving pain and reducing inflammation. With high effectiveness, CBD Oil has begun to replace costly pharmaceuticals for many patients, even some with severe and stubborn chronic pain.

 A 2011 study indicated CBD may alleviate even the most severe social anxieties. Thorough testing, measurements, and evaluations were completed before determining the CBD group had significantly fewer symptoms of anxiety, less cognitive impairment, and lack of general discomfort. The placebo control group however, showed elevated levels of the same. Standard anxiety medications, many of which are highly controversial for their dangerous side effects and increased risk of harm if used over long periods of time, are quickly becoming replaced by the natural, safe alternative of CBD.

 Reduced Risk of Cancer

According to studies conducted by the National Cancer Institute, CBD induces tumor cell death, inhibits cancerous cell growth and the spread of cancerous cells. Good for easing symptoms of chemotherapy, CBD is also particularly effective against breast cancer as research points to CBD disabling the accountable gene and preventing cancerous cells from traveling through inhibition of the ID-1 action in the body.

 Improved Digestion

While the best way to manage your digestion and avoid problems is through a healthy diet and regular exercise, CBD Oil has been scientifically proven to improve digestion and reduce nausea and vomiting. Patients undergoing treatment for serious illnesses sometimes experience negative side effects of the digestive system. These are significantly minimized with supplemental CBD treatment.

 Natural Antipsychotic

Although a rare disease, schizophrenia often comes with severely debilitating side effects. Patients are often forced to experiment with various pharmaceuticals that may or may not improve their general condition. While other disorders may share similar or equally psychotic effects, CBD has been used as a natural, safe antipsychotic treatment to reduce such debilitating effects.

 Find Out More

If you think CBD Oil may benefit you or you’re interested in finding out more, try it for yourself! If you live in a state where marijuana has been legalized recreationally, visit a dispensary of your choice and ask to see their CBD products. If legalized for medicinal uses only, you may need to apply and register for dispensary access. If you’re among the many still waiting for their state to awaken to the healing powers of cannabis, talk to your doctor about what CBD prescriptions may be available.

Wake and Bake Waffle Cakes

Recipe: Wake and Bake Waffle Cakes

Wake and bake with these waffle cakes! This batter recipe can be used for pancakes, too! With a little more sugar and some cinnamon and nutmeg, these would also work fantastically as donuts. If you have a fancy donut pan, or even just a mini-muffin tin, go ahead and try it!

Recipe makes roughly six 4″ x 4 1/2″ waffles. I do not have a round waffle maker! So bake according to manufacturer’s instructions, if you have one. Two waffles per person ought to give a sweet buzz.


1 3/4 cup millet flour (or GF flour blend)
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 or 3 tbs ground flax seed
1/8 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tbs of sugar (if you want them sweeter)

1 cup almond or soy milk
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 tbs maple syrup
1/3 cup melted cannabutter
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

optional: cinnamon, nutmeg, bananas, blueberries, walnuts, peanut butter

waffle iron
frying pan (for pancakes)
non-stick cooking spray
two bowls


1. Measure out the almond milk, then add the tsp of ACV. Let it sit and curdle for a few minutes–this creates “butter”milk! Which makes the waffles nice and fluffy.

2. In one of the mixing bowls, combine all dry ingredients. When I first tried these waffles, I didn’t use any extra/added sugar (though technically, I guess maple syrup counts as sugar). For breakfast, I go with hearty, but not heavy! Whatever floats your boat, though. Try coconut sugar, or brown sugar for a richer flavor.

3. To the dry mixture, add all of the wet ingredients. Whisk together until thoroughly combined. Now’s the time to throw in any other spices, nuts, or fruit. If you decide to turn the batter into pancakes, then I highly recommend tossing in some fresh or frozen blueberries, chopped bananas, or mini chocolate chips. Set that bowl aside to let the flaxseed thicken up the batter.

4. Preheat your waffle iron according to the machine’s instructions (I’m guessing most come with a dial for time/crispiness, and a red and green light to indicate completion. Try setting it to a 3 or 4, for golden brown waffles), and coat both sides with non-stick cooking spray. Or, before it’s hot, grease the waffle iron with a paper towel dabbed in melted canna butter.

5. When it’s ready, start spooning batter onto the iron. I used about 1/2 of a cup of batter per waffle, but go by your own device and measure. Basically, the batter should fill the entire waffle indent without spilling over,  and you should be able to close the iron with little overflow. While your first batch cooks, do some clean up, or prep toppings by chopping nuts or fruit.

6. Let waffles bake to the desired level of doneness. I like them golden and crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside, but I always struggle to keep them that way while the second batch bakes.  Preheat your oven to 200F and lay the first batch of waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet. Slide that sucker into the oven to fix any issues of lukewarm waffles (just don’t forget they’re in there!), then get started on the second batch. Keep going until all batter is used.

7. Serve waffles warm and immediately, with fruit, maple syrup, whipped cream, and loads and loads of vegan butter. When they’re hot, I suggest melting even more canna butter on top, just to be sure you’re getting the most out of this wake-and-bake breakfast.


Perform steps 1-3. For pancakes, grease a griddle or frying pan and keep on medium-high heat. Non-stick pans and spatulas will work best for this. Spoon a reasonable amount of batter per pancake onto the griddle, then flip when edges pull towards the middle and the batter on top bubbles evenly. I am terrible at making uniform pancakes, so forget being fancy. Make whatever you’re happy with!

For donuts, grease a donut pan or mini-muffin pan (or a regular muffin pan, whatever you want, man), fill each indent about half-way, then slide in an oven set to 350F. Bake until donuts or muffins rise and turn golden brown. Top with canna butter, vegan cream cheese, cinnamon & sugar, or sprinkles.

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weedreader Recipe No Churn Avocado Lime Ice Cream

Recipe: No-Churn Avocado Lime Ice Cream

I cannot get over how simple and delicious this recipe is. Dairy-free, nut free, and soy-free, this ice cream is perfect for a bright, refreshing dessert that satisfies all allergen worries.

Recipe makes enough to evenly stone/serve 4 people. Goes fantastically with the Raw 4th of July Pie.



3 medium or 2 large avocados
1 can sweetened condensed coconut milk
or the cream from 1 can full-fat coconut milk, boiled down with 1 1/2 cups sugar + canna butter

3 tbs cannabutter, softened
zest and juice from 4 limes
maple syrup
pinch of sea salt


1. Remove pits from avocados and scoop meat into a mixing bowl. Juice and zest the limes, then add to the avocados. Add the canna butter. Begin mashing them together, gradually adding more juice/zest and salt to taste. (It will soon taste weird, like sweet guacamole, but trust me.)

2. If you can find sweetened condensed coconut milk, this recipe will shorten considerably. If you got it, open the can + dump it into the bowl. Beat together with a whisk or a hand-held blender.

2a. If you have just the coconut milk, flip it upside down and open it. Drain and save the separated water, then scoop out the cream into a pan. A double boiler would ensure it from burning while you cook. Either way, add sugar and canna butter to the cream. Keep on medium heat; do not allow the mixture to boil. Once liquid is reduced but thickened (when the oil cooks into the cream), remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Add to step 1’s mix of stuff and combine thoroughly.

3. Pour or scoop entire mixture into freezer-safe container.


Because the base is avocados, this ice cream will (or shouldn’t) freeze completely. A few minutes to soften and it’s the consistency of frozen yogurt, super creamy, and irresistibly sweet and tart. And bright lime-green!

Seriously, start freezing your produce and see what happens. Avocados and bananas, sliced, then frozen, then blended in a food processor, will create a texture remarkably similar to dairy ice cream–especially the bananas. Experiment with adding in different toppings, fruits, syrups, and create your very own flavors!
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WR pot brownies

Recipe: Fudge You Up Pot Brownies

Dense, chocolatey, chewy, and fudgey as… well, fudge. A vegan and gluten-free spin on the classic pot brownie. Top with nuts or chocolate chips for variety!

The recipe makes roughly 12 brownies, though slice them how you please! One 2 x 3 inch slice is surely enough to stone somebody solid.


2 cups oat flour (or a blend of oat + almond, coconut, or rice flour)
    + more as needed
1/4 cup whole flaxseed
3 tbs milled flaxseed + 6 tbs non-dairy milk
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 tbs raw cacao or cocoa powder
AVB (already vaped bud, for extra buzz)
4 tbs powdered coconut sugar (blitz regular coconut sugar in a coffee or spice grinder)
3 tbs maple syrup
1/3 cup cannabutter, softened
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 banana
2 tbs vanilla extract
3 pinches of salt

Optional additions:
chocolate chips, nuts, coconut flakes

coconut oil for greasing
or parchment paper for lining
hand or stand mixer & bowl
baking dish, 9 x 9 for thicker + denser brownies or 9 x 13 for thinner


1. Preheat the oven to 350F. I tend to do 375F when I’m impatient, though it’s your call. If you need to, do the prep steps first; make powdered sugar or oat flour if you need to. Do this by pulsing oats several times in a food processor until a flour forms. Creating powdered sugar is virtually the same, though a coffee or spice grinder will be easiest to use.

2. Prepare flax ‘eggs’ by combining the ground flaxseed with the non-dairy milk, in a small bowl. Then, set aside and wait for it to congeal. Chia seeds + water would work as well!

3a. If using a hand mixer: in a large mixing bowl, combine oat flour, whole flax seeds, baking soda, sugar, cocoa powder, and salt, and AVB (already vaped bud) if desired. Next, stir in applesauce, vanilla extract, maple syrup, flax eggs, and the cannabutter with a spatula. Then, blend in the banana with the hand mixer until a dough forms.

3b. If using a food processor: Add all above ingredients including ‘optionals’ if using, and blend. The ending texture should be somewhere between a batter and a dough–not too gooey, not too stiff. If it’s too stiff, add sips of water or milk until the mix is slightly sticky. If it’s too wet, add pinches of flour until sticky.

4. Transfer dough to a greased baking dish. (note: Using parchment paper will be the easiest clean-up overall, but the brownies come out a little crispier/chewier at the edges when baked in a greased pan).  Then, press it down with the spatula to remove any air bubbles, and smooth over the top. Bake uncovered for 25-30 mins, or until a crackle top forms, and it achieves a cake-like texture when a toothpick is inserted. When cool, top, slice, and serve.


It is very, very important that you allow these brownies to cool to at least room temperature before slicing. They will hold together much better, and you won’t run the risk of burning your mouth before you can taste anything good! With any edible, start slowly. Eat 1 brownie and wait 20 minutes before deciding whether you need to eat another. And remember, there are consequences to everything! You might get high, but too much sugar at once could cause a crash rather than a blissful, relaxing experience. So, munch wisely!

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raw pie

Recipe: Raw Pie for the 4th of July

A bright and mouthwateringly delicious raw pie for the 4th of July! No oven or baking required. Dairy and soy-free, but this is not a recipe for those allergic to nuts!

One 2-inch slice will be enough to feel something fun, and ideally the tart will serve at least 8 people. As with any recipe, read the whole thing first. Then, perform the steps in the order they appear.


4-6 large dates
1 1/2/ cups shredded coconut
a handful of almonds
1 cup walnuts
1/4 cup flaxseeds
1/2 cup pecans
(if you have a nut allergy, sub the nuts for 2 cups of oats and another 1/4 cup of flaxseeds)
lemon zest
1 tbs vanilla
2 pinches of salt
3 tbs of canna butter

Fruit Layer
1 cup + 1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 cup + 1 1/2 cups raspberries
1/4 cup chia seeds
maple syrup
lemon juice

‘Cream’ Layer
2 tbs cannabutter
2 cups coconut flakes
vanilla extract
maple syrup


1. Pit and soak dates in hot water for 20 mins. Then, pulse all together till a somewhat crumbly, sticky ball forms, that holds when pressed together.

2. Grease a pie or tart pan (I used a cheesecake pan) with canna butter, then press crust into desired shape. Set in freezer to firm for fifteen minutes or longer.

Fruit Layer
1. While crust is firming, mash 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup raspberries together with some lemon juice. Feel free to use other berries; strawberries, blackberries, or even go the extra mile and pit some cherries to throw in. Just use whatever’s red and blue!

2. Add the chia seeds, some maple syrup, and stir together. When left in the fridge, the chia seeds will soften and form a consistency similar to jelly or jam. Add more maple syrup or lemon juice to taste, then leave the mix undisturbed in the fridge for at least ten minutes.

Cream Layer
1. Blend all ingredients at high speed with a hand mixer or in a food processor until a paste forms. Add in more canna butter (I suggest coconut oil-based) if mix remains crumbly.


1. Remove crust from freezer. Dump in the remaining 3 cups of berries, then drizzle over or pour in the cream layer. You will need to work quickly if you want an even layer, as the cream will solidify due to the coldness of the crust. Save a small amount to drizzle over the fruit, if you wish.

2. Take the fruit ‘jelly’ you made out of the fridge, then spread it over the tart with a silicone or rubber spatula. Make sure the filling covers the loose fruit and reaches the line of crust; you want everything to surely hold together, as this won’t be baked (but it’ll get you baked).

3. Add the rest of the cream, if you kept it. Garnish with lemon zest or a sprinkling of coconut sugar.

4. Stick the whole thing back into the fridge until solid and ready to serve.


You can top this tart with more berries, a dollop of coconut cream (just open a can of full-fat coconut milk and use a scoop of the separated cream), or your favorite ice cream. this dessert happens to pair fantastically with sherbet, or try a crack at the recipe for Avocado Lime ice cream and really knock your own socks off!

hot chocolate marijuana

Creamy Dreamy Hot Chocolate

Drink this rich, creamy hot cocoa, and in no time you’ll feel as toasted as a roasted chestnut.

Main recipe serves 2 or 3 people, roughly 8oz each, but can easily be doubled or tripled for larger batches.


1 can of coconut milk
water or soy/plant milk
maple syrup
cacao or cocoa powder, as much as desired
2-3 tbs  coconut or date sugar, more to taste (raw sugars are best, but whatever is on hand is fine)
1/8 tsp of cinnamon
pinch of salt
3 tbs cannabutter

chipotle or cayenne pepper, marshmallows, coconut oil, whipped cream, coffee

whisk or spatula
double boiler


1. Shake up the can of coconut milk, and open with a can opener. Into the top portion of a double boiler, pour the coconut milk, a dash of soy milk, and the 3 tbs of canna butter. Turn the burner on slightly lower than medium and let the liquid heat.

2. As it heats, whisk in small amounts of cacao or cocoa powder. The difference between the two: cacao powder tends to be raw, made directly from crushed cacao beans, where as cocoa is usually processed with sugar or other additives. If you’re using cocoa powder, be careful you don’t end up with a drink that’s so sweet you feel sick– modify the added sugar as you wish. Cacao powder will be a richer and more pure chocolate flavor, but more bitter than cocoa. If using cacao powder, add small amounts of maple syrup to taste.

3. Throw in the cinnamon and salt, with a pinch of chipotle or cayenne pepper for a Mexican-inspired hot chocolate. Keep whisking the mixture, so that no clumps of powder form and the sugar dissolves. A helpful hint, dry ingredients are easier to dissolve in cold liquid than in hot. Try to have most of your dry ingredients incorporated before the milk is too hot, and it should never boil. If you can’t resist, or find you need to add more cacao/cocoa, make a little slurry to the side by stirring in 1 part cacao/cocoa to 2 parts water or soy milk, then add that to the heated mixture. Like with all cooking, I encourage you taste as you go! It doesn’t have to be a surprise at the end, of whether or not your dish came out well.

4. Stir frequently, allowing the canna butter to cook with the fat of the coconut milk. The oil does begin to cook the whole mixture, after a little while, so if you like a thick hot chocolate, leave it as is and take the mix off heat when you’re ready. If you want a drink less creamy, add small amounts of water or other milk until desired consistency is reached. Set aside to cool a little.

5. Pour carefully into mugs or ladle it out with a spoon, like it’s the olden days and you’re about to settle down in front of a fire during a raging snowstorm. If you’re not into that sort of imagery, just serve up your hot cocoa, top with marshmallows, whipped cream, or other delights, and enjoy.

While I know summer is fast approaching and not many people are into hot drinks, nothing hits the spot like a cup of hot cocoa. If you’d like a more refreshing treat, make the same brew as above (so that the THC molecules still bind to the fat properly), then let it cool completely and serve in a glass over ice cubes. Same principle as iced coffee, which I’m sure would also be a delicious substitute for cocoa, if you aren’t a fan of chocolate (but why wouldn’t you be).

Edible Savories: Get-Baked Beans

Tangy, spicy, sweet, barbecue baked beans to get you baked. Serve either as a side or as a meal! The main recipe will serve/stone 3-4 people.


2 cups dried beans, pinto or navy, soaked overnight
or canned beans


2 or 3 TBS cannabutter, melted
1/2 cup water
2 tbs tamari (soy sauce, use coconut aminos for a gluten-free option)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 TSP lemon juice
3 TBS tomato paste
small can of tomato puree
2 TSP  liquid smoke
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup maple syrup


1 TSP black pepper
1/2 TSP red pepper flakes
1 1/2 TSP onion powder
1 1/2 TSP garlic powder
1 TSP paprika
1/2 TSP salt
1/4 TSP cumin
1/8 TSP cloves
1 TSP chili powder

1 TBS of cornstarch
1 TBS of flax seed
casserole or baking dish
cover or foil



1. If you’re doing this the long way, rinse and soak 2 cups of dry beans for at least 8 hours. Change the water if it gets frothy/foamy or if it starts to smell funny. Either after 8 hours, overnight, or when you want them, bring the beans to a boil in fresh water, then reduce to a simmer and let it chill simmering for an hour and half. For extra flavor, cook the beans in broth or water mixed with vegetable stock.

2. While you wait for the beans, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. Use less vinegar than you think you need, and go easy with the liquid smoke. A few drops should be more than enough to amp up the barbecue flavor.

3. In another bowl, throw together dry spices. If you’re really fancy, use fresh garlic and onion, otherwise I stick to the powdered kind for sauces. Adjust amounts as needed–more spice, add more black or red pepper, or chili powder. If you like a sweeter BBQ, try a pinch of cloves or allspice to bring out the richness of the maple and molasses.

4. Preheat your oven to 375F.  Dump the dry mix into the wet mix and combine thoroughly. Now would be the time to add in flaxseed or cornstarch! Whisk in your choice of thickener. Add a little more water or veg stock so that the sauce is pourable, thinner than a typical spaghetti sauce.

5.  In your chosen baking dish, pour in the semi-cooked, drained and rinsed beans. Then the sauce, covering the beans evenly (if your beans aren’t covered, add small amounts of vinegar/water/stock and stir until they are). If you’d like, throw in some chopped garlic and onions, mushrooms, extra canna butter, or additional spices. Cover the dish either with a lid or with foil. Bake on the middle rack for 45 mins, then bake uncovered for another 30. Serve however you want, at this point.


1. I have saved massive amounts of time by having the beans soak/precook in a rice maker. If you want to do it this way, pour 2 cups of dried beans with 3-4 cups of water into your rice maker. Mine takes about 45 mins to run a cycle, so I precook the beans twice, stirring in between and adding more water as needed.

2. Follow steps 2-5 of THE LONG WAY. If you don’t want to make your own sauce, just go to step 5 and use store-bought BBQ sauce and mix it with the melted canna butter.


1. Open can of beans, drain it, dump the beans in a baking dish. Squeeze out BBQ sauce from the bottle. Add the canna butter. Cover and bake at 375F until bubbly and clearly baked bean-like. Serve however you like.

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cannabis tea biscuit

Recipe: Hot Buttery Cannabiscuits

Dough makes 8-12 biscuits, depending on size. Serving size is 1 or 2 biscuits.


1 3/4 GF flour
1 packet quick rise yeast
1 1/2 cups hot water or hot milk (130-160F)
4 tbs cannabis oil, solid, cut into chunks like butter
1 tsp olive oil + more to grease
1 tsp salt
2-3 tbs guar gum
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbs coconut sugar + 1 or 2 tbs coconut sugar

Any herbs like:
chili powder

cling film
baking pan
mixing bowl


1. In 1 1/2 cups of hot water or milk, sprinkle 1 tbs sugar and packet of yeast. If it’s activated/live yeast, the mix should begin to bubble and foam a layer over the liquid. Let sit undisturbed for at least 5 minutes, so that the yeast can activate. If nothing happens, you might have a bunk packet– though, sometimes I’ve had luck with microwaving what I thought was dead yeast for a few seconds, and it activated just fine.

2. While the yeast does its thing, mix GF flour with your salt, baking powder, guar gum, sugar, and any herbs or spice you want thrown in in a large mixing bowl. I really like nutritional yeast, garlic, and rosemary, but sometimes I’ll do a sweetbread with nutmeg, cinnamon, and more sugar.

3. Drizzle in olive oil and pour in yeast mixture, once it’s good and foamy. Using a rubber or silicone spatula to mix the dough has always worked out well for me. I’ve never made this recipe in a stand or electric mixer, so go for that if it’s simpler. Incorporate wet with dry until a dough starts to form.

4. Cut in chunks of cannabis oil, continuing to stir and gently press dough into shape. Add flour in small amounts with guar gum if dough is too sticky or won’t hold together (it should, since we’re using active yeast).

5. When you can form the dough into a relatively smooth ball, you’re golden. Rub a small amount of olive oil all over the dough, just enough to lightly coat it, then cover bowl with cling film. Leave dough to rise in a warm place (a super easy way to make one is to turn on your oven to 350– but only for a few seconds! This will create a space warm enough to proof the dough but not hot enough to bake it) for at least an hour.

6. After your dough has risen, take off the cling film and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up. Grease VERY lightly with olive oil. Set your oven to 350F (and leave it there this time). In whatever shape you want, add rows of dough blobs to the pan, evenly spaced until the pan is filled. The biscuits will rise a little more but not by much; the main idea is, give them enough room to cook.

7. Your oven rack should be set a notch above the middle. Pastries/breads cook best there, without burning either end. Bake biscuits for 25-30 mins, until golden brown. To make sure this is achieved, brush biscuits with melted vegan butter at the 10 and 20 minute mark.   

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