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Explaining The History of Edibles and How They Came To Be

Saturday 04 May 2019 at 05:53 am. Used tags:

It was India that first came up with the idea of cannabis-edibles. At the very least, they're the country and subcontinent with the earliest recorded usage of cannabis-infused food and drink. To be more specific, the Indians have prepared edibles-and-drinkables with what's known as bhang for a good millennia or a thousand years, for both medicinal and spiritual applications. Edibles in Ancient India came about because of the oil-solubility of cannabis extracts. According to Sanskrit recipes, cannabis should be sautéed in what's known as ghee before it's mixed with other ingredients, which would then result in various Indian cannabis-edibles. After all, marijuana was originally known as Indian hemp.

The Spread of Cannabis-Infused Food Across the Globe

  • Bhang Gives Food That Extra Bhang: Since about 1,000 BCE, Bhang has been used in food and drink by the Hindus in particular in order to give it that nice cannabis tang to it. Ancient Indians love that oil-soluble cannabis extract. Holi, the Hindu Spring Festival, is when Bhang is traditionally distributed or made available to the Hindu faithful. It's both flavorful and has immediate euphoric effects in essence. If you want to know more about Edibles, you can find its details on budder weeds.
  • High Times in Modern Times: Cannabis-infused food has gained a modern interest in the 20th and 21st Century as well. It actually originated on the Cook Book made by a certain Alice B. Toklas. In it, there's a recipe for "haschich fudge" or hash fudge brownies. Her friend and artist Brion Gysin was the one who gave her the recipe when the book was published way back in 1954, before the Reefer Madness anti-marijuana craze took over.
  • Hashish Fudge Omission and Spread: The fudge brownie with cannabis in it was originally omitted in the first American editions of the Alice B. Toklas Cook Book. Regardless, the growing 1960s counterculture that was all about the drugs made the name of Toklas and her hash brownies synonymous with cannabis usage and the idea of putting recreational drugs into food for quite the impactful high 2-8 hours later.