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Incorporating Medical Marijuana in Your Favorite Holiday Recipes

The holidays are just around the corner, so you know what that means: holiday treats! Many families have secret recipes or favorite dishes to make around the holidays, and you can easily incorporate cannabis into them for some extra relief!

Some of our favorite holiday recipes include gingerbread and sugar cookies, mashed potatoes, and ham! In this blog, we will dive into some ways you can incorporate marijuana into any of your favorite recipes, whether they are family-style meals or scrumptious desserts!

Cannabis-Infused Oil

One of the most common and easiest ways to incorporate cannabis into any recipe is by using cannabis oil! You can easily make this or you can purchase it. Once it's ready to go, the oil can be added to virtually any recipe you choose for some extra relief.

How to make your own cannabis oil:


  • 1 cup of olive oil (or any cooking oil)

  • ¼ to ½ an ounce of cannabis


  1. Cover an oven tray with aluminum foil and spread your cannabis out evenly on it.

  2. Place it into your oven, which should be preheated to 245ºF , and let it bake for 40 minutes.

  3. Add your oil and cannabis to a saucepan and allow the mixture to simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours. The oil temperature should stay between 160-200ºF.

  4. Strain the mixture with a strainer (or cheesecloth) into a glass container (such as a mason jar), and discard the plant material. Make sure the container is sealed air-tight.

You can also add lecithin to your oil, which can increase its potency. Your oil will last at least two months, but can last longer if you refrigerate it. You should not microwave the oil, and when you use it in a recipe, you should always try to use low heat.

You can add this oil into any recipe whether it’s your signature Christmas ham or holiday treats!


Another great way to incorporate your medicine into your favorite holiday recipes is by making your own cannabutter. Luckily, this process is pretty straight-forward just like the oil, so maybe try making both and see which you prefer!

How to make your own cannabutter:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup cannabis


  1. Preheat the oven to 245ºF. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place your cannabis on it. The cannabis should be loose, and you can break it up into smaller pieces. Allow it to heat for 40 minutes in the oven.

  2. Allow the cannabis to cool, and then grind it with a grinder, or break it up into grounds with your hands. Make sure the pieces are not too small, as small pieces will pass through your strainer and end up in your butter.

  3. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add 1 cup of water.

  4. Add your cannabis into the saucepan after the butter is completely melted.

  5. Allow the mixture to simmer on low for 2-3 hours and ensure the mixture does not exceed 200ºF. Do not let the mixture boil.

  6. Strain your mixture into a glass container (we recommend a mason jar) and discard your leftover plant material.

You can place your jar in the fridge and allow it to solidify overnight or for a few hours. Then, you can use your cannabutter in any recipe you want!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

In the state of Ohio, you will need your medical marijuana card to use cannabis in any of your favorite holiday recipes. Luckily for you, it is now easier than ever to get your card! If you don’t know whether or not you qualify, we can help you!

You can even have your appointment from the comfort of your own home and get your recommendation on the same day! Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify.


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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