Cannabis and Food


The easiest edible cannabis recipe ever: Leary Biscuits

A recipe for those who want to get high fast, without all the hassle

By Sylvester

Once described by Richard Nixon as “the most dangerous man in America”, Timothy Leary was a psychologist, writer, philosopher and at one time a Harvard Professor, who became a hippy icon in the 60’s and 70’s for his championing of psychedelics. You’ve heard the phrase “turn on, tune in, drop out”? Yeah, that was him.

A picture of Timothy Leary in the 70s at Coffeeshop Guru
Timothy Leary in his heydays.

As a great cannabis aficionado, Leary rightly deserved something cannabis related being named after him, and so we have the legendary Leary biscuit: Easy-to-make, easy-to-eat, a quick & easy high. Legend has it that he would eat three of these a day.

Recipe for Leary Biscuits: 

Ingredients needed:

* Crackers, e.g Ritz cracker (a light, salty cracker as Leary used in his original recipe)

* Cheese or peanut butter

* Your favorite cannabis strain

How to prepare: 

* Take a cracker of choice.

* Add a layer of cheese (or peanut butter if you prefer).

* Sprinkle with a suitable dose of your favorite, ground bud.

* Add another layer of cheese (or peanut butter).

* Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until the cheese has melted. (Alternatively melt the cheese slowly, on low heat, in the oven).

* Let it cool…yes, do. Then scoff it.

Opinion varies as to whether microwaving fresh bud is enough to get the THC to bind to the fat in the cheese/peanut butter. Anecdotal evidence suggests it does, but more experienced cannaisseurs suggest that decarbing or, easier still using AVB, on your Leary Biscuit will make a difference in potency of cosmic proportions.

As with all edibles give it time to kick in before deciding whether you want any more; that way you are less likely to consume more than you’re comfortable with. Good to bear in mind that edibles can take 45 minutes or more to kick in.

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Sylvester likes writing about culture, history and tech, digs cosmology, futurism and ukulele - and prefers to accompany all of these with a good bowl of Chocolope Kush
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