When most people think of cannabis edibles, pot brownies immediately come to mind. But edibles actually have a wide and diverse history that date back to the 10th century in India.
In India, Bhang was, and still is, a popular drink in the Indian subcontinent. It’s a mixture of pulverized weed, ghee (clarified butter), milk and spices. Back then it was used not for pleasure, but as a sleep aid and appetite enhancer (not much has changed).
Of course, cannabis was not just a drink for Indians. Europe was a little late to the party, but they were busy working on their own recipes. A recipe published in Italy in 1474 detailed a concoction for what roughly translates into ‘cannabis nectar.’
In the Americas, cannabis wasn’t used as a recreational drug until around 1910 when an influence of Mexican immigrants introduced the smoking of marijuana in the U.S. Prior to that, it was used mostly for medical purposes.
The infamous pot brownie didn’t really become popular until the 1960’s. Those who classified themselves as hippies openly proclaimed their love for weed and baked it into anything possible. Space cakes and cookies were all the rage in the 70s and 80s.
Flash forward to 2019 and we are seeing a whole new age of cannabis edibles. Pot is no longer confined to a bakery and brownies, and has made its way into everything from beverages to gummies and edibles now contain anything from 10mg of THC to 1000mg.
Tons of companies have jumped on the edible bandwagon and Kushfly offers a wide variety of products. Check out our extensive edible menu here.