Yes, deep fried cannabis is a thing. If you’re interested in trying it, or making your own at home, here’s a brief primer on what you can expect:
How did deep frying weed get started?
Cannabis industry manufacturers and chefs have long wondered what to do with weed leaves, as the leaves often serve little to no purpose once the buds on the cannabis plant has been harvested. So, creativity and experimentation have led to this discovery.
Why would you want to deep fry weed? Is it actually any good?
A deep-fried weed leaf isn’t as bizarre as it may seem, especially to deep fry enthusiasts, who will try nearly anything deep fried at least once.
Those who have tried deep fried weed report that it has the same earthy taste as any other number of greens, coated with the typical fried tempura you would expect.
Will deep fried weed get you high?
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view), it will not. Typically, the weed leaves that are best for frying are also the younger ones, and the ones with the most minimal amounts of THC. Furthermore, any remaining cannabinoids in the leaves evaporate during the deep-frying process due to the scorching high temperatures. As a result, deep fried weed contains about as much THC as buttered rum cake does alcohol.
Can you deep fry cannabis at home?
You can do this yourself easily if you have a conventional deep fryer at home. If not, a deep saucepan and an endless supply of cooking oil will do the trick as well.
Other ingredients include tempura, salt – CBD salt, if you’re inspired – and don’t forget the paper towels for drying.
While you shouldn’t expect to see deep fried cannabis on the menu at your local state fair anytime soon, this is just another indication that cannabis is becoming more mainstream and will continue to do so.