Monthly marijuana cooking class teaches Calgarians to cook with cannabis

A group of Calgarians took part in a special cooking class Saturday, to learn to cook marijuana specialities such as cannabis coconut oil, cannabis flour and cannabis butter.

Recipes include cannabis cooking oils, flour and butter

Crystal Gooding leads courses on cooking with marijuana at the 420 Clinic in Inglewood. She had about 15 people in the class on Saturday, Aug. 27, teaching them how to make coconut oil, olive oil, flour and butter infused with marijuana. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

A group of Calgarians took part in a special cooking class Saturday to learn to cook with marijuana.

First up, Crystal Gooding explained her recipe for CannaCoconut Oil, which is coconut oil infused with marijuana.

"You're going to dump your cannabis in there, your ounce... and you're going to bring it to a good simmer," she told the group of about 15 people who turned up at the 420 Clinic in Inglewood for the cooking class.

Gooding also shared recipes for cannabis olive oil, cannabis flour and cannabis butter.

"My favourite is melting [the cannabis butter] and putting it on popcorn," she said.

"But you can put it in a pan on a low heat and you can fry your fish in there [or] sprinkle it in on your vegetables when they're done cooking."

Michael Wiesenberg has Parkinson's and says pot helps with his symptoms. (Andrew Brown/CBC)

Medical marijuana patients like Michael Wiesenberg say they're looking for new ways to ingest cannabis.

"I think that edibles will be a nice way to go, a convenient way of taking it," said Wiesenberg, who uses pot to relieve his Parkinson's symptoms.

"The effects are supposed to work very well that way. I'd certainly like to give it a try," he added. 

Marijuana cooking classes like this one are held once a month.