New England dispensary giving away cannabis cookbooks

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The collection of recipes cover everything from oysters to chocolate

New England Treatment Access (NETA) has made it easier for New Englanders to dabble in cannabis cooking. It has created a cookbook of recipes made with cannabis oils to entice people to try making their own dishes at home and is even prepared to give the cookbook away for free. The plot isn’t entirely altruistic though – NETA owns two dispensaries that sell the cannabis oils.

The cookbook includes recipes such as oysters con cannabis that is made with a marijuana-infused mignonette sauce, “NETA bruschetta,” a twist on hot chocolate called hot chocolate and more. In total, there are 17 recipes for customers to try at home.

All of the recipes are home-grown – they were supplied by a collaborative effort that included a number of NETA’s staff. They all feature NETA’s elevation oil, which is a grapeseed oil that contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) or both at a 1-to-1 ratio. Grapeseed oil is almost completely flavorless and has a high smoke point, which makes it perfect for baked goods, sautéed dishes and more.

All of the recipes in the book indicate that two teaspoons of the elevation oil – about five milligrams per serving – is adequate. However, this can be adjusted based on personal preference, although NETA recommends that first-timers start with the smaller dose before working up something larger.

The cookbook is now available at the company’s two dispensaries in Northampton and Brookline. It is free for customers with one caveat – they have to purchase the elevation oil.