Cooking With Cannabis

I wandered over to a recent “cooking with cannabis” course hosted by Westville’s Women Grow CT to learn how to make some summer-themed edibles: lemonades, barbecue sauce, and the classic medley of baked goods. What I got was a glimpse into a budding industry.

“Has anyone heard of their endocannabinoid system?” Ellen Brown, cannabis education and activist, asked the room.

A few in the room of 10 audience members nodded or admitted to hearing about it, but waited for Brown to chime in with more facts and demonstrations before asking questions.

When making edibles, Ellen explained, if the dosage of drug is “10, 15 mg, that’s not a big deal. But if it’s 50 mg, 100mg, 300mg, 1000 mg,” then one must be mindful of dosage and how that edible will interact with our own endocannabinoid system.

Your endocannabinoid system, Brown said, is unique to your body. It is comprised

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