CHICAGO (CBS) — About 30,000 people in Illinois are approved for medical marijuana, but not everyone wants to smoke it.
A cooking class in the northern suburbs is teaching patients how to cook with cannabis.
CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports those with real medical concerns are learning how to cook with coconut oil infused with cannabis in order to help them get longer-lasting relief at a lower cost.
Jody Greco, a medical marijuana patient, says she has made everything from sweets to sautéed vegetables with the cannabis concoction.
Greco, who suffers from arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia, says cooking with cannabis gives her relief and a natural high.
“Being a chef, it’s a lot of fun,” she said. “My chef hat went on and I started making