In my "hippy" days one of my favorite books was a small treatise lovingly called "The Art and Science of Cooking With Cannabis".
I used it overseas of course - so i could never be charged under Australian law... but i did have many conversations with others who used the recipes here...
Basically, the science is that THC (being tar-like
) readily absorbs into butter so melting it into butter then making the cookies etc. was the way to go. Old herbal books from England say of hemp "it is so common in country gardens that i need not describe it" and go on to talk of hemp infusions - tea as a stomachic or for vivid dreams - take your pick!
The tincture (in alcohol) worked very well - especially with hash oil (apparently) - not only more quickly, but seemed to have a lighter, headier stone more akin to smoking (but without the cancer threat
) whereas the cookies were more bodily focused, heavier, slower...
It would be interesting to experiment there with which form would be best therapeutically, but i'd vote for for the cookies as it seems to affect fewer brain receptors. Wouldn't want to encourage dis-orientation.
Now where was i?
If you are wondering how a big molecule like THC gets through the stomach/GIT - it is with
the alcohol (remember drinking on an empty stomach) or butter fat (we cannot handle it when we are sick) which pass easily through the membranes and carry
the THC through to the blood stream. Of course with a leaky gut we may not need them as much.
So much for the science, i'll leave someone else to perfect the Art.