Dosing Homemade Cannabis Edibles: Why It’s Nearly Impossible to Calculate Potency

Leafly turned March Madness into an excuse to determine the best cannabis-infused brownie of all time. Eight recipes were pitted against each other in our Pot Brownie Bracketology project, and ultimately a winner was crowned (seriously, you must make these brownies).

In our competition, each brownie recipe called for varying amounts of cannabutter, cannaoil, or in one case, ground, raw cannabis flower (bold move, Batali), so once the brownies were baked, we set out to calculate the potency of each batch. This, it turns out, is easier in theory than in practice.

Pot Brownie Bracketology: The Search for the Best Cannabis Brownie Recipe Ever

Why Our Cannabutter Potency Calculations Were Wrong

Cannabis-infused butter in a bowl

Our initial thought process was this: first, determine the potency of the flower that will be used in creating the cannabutter or cannaoil.

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