With medical marijuana dispensaries opening throughout Clark County, Essence Vegas is hosting Wellness Wednesdays to educate patient card holders about a number of topics. In its biweekly workshop on June 15, chefs were on hand to talk about edible products.
“We are always trying to inform and educate people,” said Milton Giron, a manager for Essence Tropicana West. “We are currently writing the narrative on cannabis in Nevada.”
At Essence-Henderson, 4300 E. Sunset Road, people gathered to hear chefs and chocolatiers Madeline Rubidoux and Cameron Wells from Evergreen Organix talk about the products sold at the cannabis dispensary as well as how to make things at home.
The chefs talked about cooking cannabis, how to properly measure baked goods so they have an even dose and what goes into infusing butter with cannabis.
“You have to cook cannabis a certain way,” Wells said.
He added that without care, people could cook out the medicinal properties