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Magical Butter Machine Product Review (Part 2)

In Part One of this product review, I was really excited about the potential of the Magical Butter Machine. In this part, you’ll find out why! MBM light show Magical Butter Machine Product Review (Part 2) Here’s what I used to make my first pound of cannabutter with the Magical Butter Machine:

  • 14 grams of mixed marijuana buds
  • 4 sticks of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of soy lecithin
  • Put it all into the machine
  • Pressed the 160°F temperature button and the “butter” button

That’s all, folks! The machine melts the butter, lightly decarbs the weed, grinds and mixes it all up, heats it, and then beeps at the end (the LED light show on top is just a bonus). The only thing it doesn’t do is smell, except for the barest hint if you go right up to it while it’s heating. Then you pour it through the filter bag, squeeze it out (while holding the top of it really, really much more tightly shut than I did) into a container, and put it in the refrigerator. You’re done, except for cleanup, which is pretty easy if you don’t wait for the butter to harden onto everything or spill it on the stove like an idiot (not mentioning names here…) And speaking of done, here’s what it looks like when it’s done:

Just dial your favorite recipe!

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What would you say to a microprocessor-controlled, high quality appliance that claimed it could make top quality cannabis-infused butter, edible oil, and tincture in a fraction of the time of normal methods? After you got finished rolling your eyes, you’d probably roll a joint, smoke it, and think about how great it would actually be if such a thing existed…but it would probably cost $1000 or so anyway.

What if I told you it was not only all true, but you could buy one for less than the cost of the weed you’d need to use it once? What if I said it could effectively double the strength of everything you make with it? Would you be interested then? You bet your bippy you would! So I think you’re going to like the Magical Butter Machine as much as I do!

Finished cannabis oil capsules AKA canna caps source: BeyondChronic.com

One Reader’s Experience Making Canna Caps

This is  a great response to my article, “How To Make Your Own Canna Caps”, that a reader known as Chuy left in the comments section, but I thought it was so good it deserved to be seen right here. I didn’t think you could cram so much potent goodness into one capsule! Nugs and hugs and thanks again, Chuy! — OH

I made these using Old Hippie’s recipe as a base with a Rival Slow Cooker (2 Liter – about $15). I used about ¼ oz. of med-high bud, wrapped it in foil, and decarbed it at 225° F for about an hour. After decarbing, I bypassed the Diamond Grind for a much easier (for mass quantities – see TIP below) coffee grinder ($5) and added what had now become marijuana powder to 3 tablespoons of Coconut Oil ($7 at the grocery store) in the Rival Slow Cooker. I cooked on low for the first hour, took a sample, then turned it down to the warm setting. I put the sample into a capsule and set aside to check for potency later. The 1 hour sample proved to be much less potent.

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Eat Like a Hippie with Pot Peace Pasta (Easy Edibles Recipe)

This article actually started a few months ago. Felicity and I were doing some food shopping, and as per usual on shopping trips, I was a little high (makes it a lot more interesting). If I remember correctly, we were bouncing around Whole Foods, where we go occasionally for special treats, when I suddenly saw a box of Sixties!

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It was technically just a box of Annie’s macaroni and cheese like we’ve been buying for years (figuring if the kids were going to eat this stuff, they might as well get it organically), but it reminded me of this groovy iced tea can I picked up after the 25th anniversary of the Woodstock festival (only 20 years ago). And peace signs, baby!

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Anyway, I knew I had to get a couple of boxes of this limited-edition-looking Hippie Pasta (actual name: Annie’s Homegrown Organic Peace Pasta & Parmesan) before it disappeared, and it took me only about 420 milliseconds to think ahead to the future when I would make a batch of it with cannabutter. And that time is now.

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The original recipe is quite simple as it mostly involves boiling water, but if you read the box carefully, it also talks about enhancing the flavor by adding two tablespoons of butter. So if you’re new to edibles, know you’re fairly sensitive, or otherwise want to play it safe, use only one tablespoon of cannabutter and then another tablespoon of “regular” unsalted, uncannabinized butter. And then a single, unheaped serving on a 6″ appetizer/dessert plate should be just fine for you (it got me to a quite woozy [6] because this particular batch is kind of old and much of the THC has degraded to CBN).

—> Please note: the recommended serving size is approximately 1/4 of what you get from making the whole box <—

If you’re a recreational user or already know you have a high tolerance, feel free to use two tablespoons of cannabutter, but still start with the same size serving. I also recommend a little pepper to help disguise the taste of the cannabis (noticeable, but not too bad, at least with the half and half method I used).

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As with all edibles, keep far out of reach of children, pets, or unsuspecting adults, because you will not be able to tell this has been “dosed” by looks alone (you can see there’s no green tinge to it). If you really feel absolutely nothing after 4 hours, then next time double the dose, but don’t just keep eating this stuff otherwise, because it will definitely work! Of course, only the tie-dyed version is guaranteed to work with weed :-) But pretty much any mac and cheese recipe works about the same way, so stay safe and have fun!

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Love Flies Out the Door When Money Comes In the Window

OK, folks, I wanted to come up with some great holiday/New Year’s message of peace, love, and all that other great hippie stuff. I’ve been feeling some of this for awhile now, but it’s recently gotten much worse, and I’ve decided it’s time for me to speak up.

To me, cannabis is a plant that can help people medically, emotionally, and spiritually. I’m quite aware that some people see it literally as “the devil’s lettuce”, and that some of them happily lie and spread hysteria about it. Some of those people are well-meaning but ignorant or misguided, but a great many are making money from their anti-cannabis attitude, and they don’t care who they hurt in the long run as long as they get their money. So it is with the federal government and its minions, too, and the less said about them, the better.

But I’m here today to talk about our own people. Pro-cannabis advocates and activists, many of whom are now shredding each other in public. It’s really quite frightening.

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