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Marijuana and munchies complement the bohemian vibes of Venice Beach. Combining the two into cannabis-infused recipes is an edible encapsulation of California.

We’re highlighting buzzy bites that are just as diverse as this neighborhood. Hippies and hardbodies alike can infuse their favorite foods with cannabis and create a unique recipe! To get you started, we’ve selected some dank cannabis-infused dishes popular in Venice Beach

Cannabis-Infused Butter Recipe

Yield:16 ServingsCook Time:4 ½ Hours

The key to a buzzy recipe is infusing fat with cannabis. Infusing THC into butter or cooking oil ensures you can add your secret sauce to anything! You have to be patient, though. Making a solid cannabutter is a two-step process.


The first step is decarboxylating your cannabis. Baking the flower activates inactive cannabinoids and allows them to bind easily to butter and other oily substances.

Tools and Ingredients


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°F.
  2. Break the cannabis into large, evenly spread pieces on a parchment-paper-lined sheet. Place the sheet on the center rack and bake for 20 minutes. To avoid burning, flip the buds after 10 minutes.
  3. Once the cannabis becomes a deep brownish-green, remove it from the oven to cool. Then, break it up using a hand grinder until it’s joint-rolling consistency.

Stovetop Infusion

Now that your nugs are decarbed, it’s time for the recipe’s magic: infusing food with cannabis.

Tools and Ingredients


  1. Add water and butter or oil to a saucepan on low heat.
  2. Wait for it to melt, then add the cannabis. Mix well and cover with a lid.
  3. Let simmer for four hours. Stir every 30 minutes to keep the butter from burning.
  4. After four hours, strain the butter through cheesecloth into a container. Let it cool to room temperature, then use or refrigerate.

Now that you’ve made your cannabutter, concocting cannabis-infused recipes will be a piece of cake—or brownie! Just remember, the effects can take over an hour to kick in. Start with lower amounts to test your tolerance and avoid overindulgence.

Canna-Banana Berry Smoothie

Yield:1 ServingCook Time:4 Minutes

This cannabis-infused smoothie recipe bursts with nugs and nutrients for healthy-minded Muscle Beach members and boardwalk rollerbladers. It requires cannabis coconut oil, but that’s pretty much the only rule. All the fruit is easily substituted to taste.

Ingredients and Tools


  1. Add every ingredient except the cannabis-infused coconut oil to the blender.
  2. Place the oil in the center of the blender.
  3. Start the blender on low to ensure the coconut oil blends without sticking to the sides of the blender.
  4. Blend until smooth.

Creamy Pot Pasta

pasta on a plate
Yield:6 ServingsCook Time:20 Minutes

Foodies will fall for this cannabis-infused pasta recipe. Whip this up for your next 420-friendly date night and impress your partner. Be sure to use a heady sativa strain to stimulate the conversation!

Ingredients and Tools


  1. Season your diced chicken with dried basil, salt, and pepper.
  2. Add two tsp oil to a large saucepan and sear your chicken on both sides.
  3. Reduce the heat and cook through.
  4. Boil your chosen pasta per instructions.
  5. In a new pan, saute mushrooms over medium-low heat with cannabutter and a teaspoon of oil for four minutes.
  6. Add garlic for one minute, stirring continuously.
  7. Stir in flour for another minute, allowing the mix to thicken.
  8. Add the parsley, parmesan, chicken, salt, and pepper to taste, stirring until all the cheese is melted.
  9. Mix the sauce with your pasta and serve.

Chronic Queso

Yield:16 ServingsCook Time:4 Hours

Though queso dip’s origins lie in Texas, infusing this food with cannabis makes it a Venice Beach-worthy recipe. Our party-pleasing dip is perfect for large groups. But be warned: this cannabis-infused recipe induces the urge to double dip!

Ingredients and Tools


  1. Warm the cannabis-infused olive oil in a pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, cooking for five minutes or until soft.
  3. Mix in garlic and cook until fragrant.
  4. Stir in cheeses and evaporated milk until melted.
  5. Stir in tomatoes and peppers.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Magic Brownies

Yield:16 ServingsCook Time:2 Hours

Classics are classics for a reason. But we’ve elevated this staple to avoid simply dumping your flower into a brownie mix from a box. This recipe belongs in the cannabis-infused food hall of fame.

Ingredients and Tools


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter an 8×8-inch pan and dust it with cocoa.
  3. In the microwave, melt the cannabutter and dark chocolate in 10-second intervals.
  4. Then add the sugar, molasses, vanilla, and salt.
  5. Beat in eggs for five minutes.
  6. Whisk the flour with the cocoa powder, combining with the chocolate mixture until the flour disappears.
  7. Pour the batter into the pan and place in the center of the oven. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Hotbox Your Oven with Cannabis-Infused Recipes

Food is supposed to be fun! That’s why adding cannabis to your kitchen can infuse recipes with a sense of adventure and flavor.

If you live in LA and need cannabis flower to make any of these recipes, visit our dispensary in Venice, CA. Our knowledgeable budtenders will help you find the right strain for your cannabis-infused recipes so you can turn your oven into a hotbox!