Hey, buds! Today, we're talking about why switching over to smokeless methods of consumption in the age of COVID-19 is worth considering.
In case you didn't know, the virus causes infections in the nose, throat and lungs. According to Leafly
, early research shows that smoking can make one more vulnerable to a severe coronavirus infection. In a nutshell, the virus that causes COVID-19 attaches to receptors in the lungs; it's been reported that smoking cigarettes appears to increase the number of those receptors, making it easier for the virus to attach and infect a person.
Studies haven't yet concluded if there's a difference between smoking tobacco and weed, but since both require inhaling smoke, it's probably best to be extra safe and opt for other methods of consumption like oils, edibles, capsules, drinks and the like.
If you're willing to make the switch, we have a delicious and easy
recipe anyone can make at home, courtesy of Wake + Bake
's Corinne Tobias: Cannabanana Bread.
- 1/3 Cup Melted Green Monster Oil (Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil - recipe here)
- 1/2 Cup Honey
- 2 Eggs (can be substituted for flax eggs)
- 1/3 Cup Warm Water
- 1 Cup Smashed Bananas
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 3/4 Cup Flour (Gluten free works)
- Optional: 1/4 Cup Chocolate Chips, Walnuts, Toasted Sunflower Seeds, etc...
STEP 1: Preheat oven 325° Fahrenheit (165° Celsius). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
STEP 2: In a large mixing bowl, beat Melted Green Monster Oil (Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil), honey, eggs, warm water.
STEP 3: Stir in smashed bananas and vanilla extract.
STEP 4: Add salt, baking soda and cinnamon.
STEP 5: Slowly stir in flour until just combined.
STEP 6: (OPTIONAL) Fold in chocolate chips, walnuts, toasted sunflower seeds, or whatever toppings you'd like.
STEP 7: Bake for approximately 60 minutes or until golden on top and cooked all the way through. Insert a toothpick and check to see if it comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes. Move to a cooling rack for 30 minutes before slicing.
This recipe uses 1/3 cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil. Corinne's oil is usually about 30mg per tsp, which makes this recipe approximately eight 60mg servings. Always test your oil in advance to figure out what dosage works for you! For measurement’s sake, it's recommended to test in 1 tsp intervals. Start low and go slow! It can sometimes take several hours for the full effect to set in.
For more recipes, dosage tips and edibles 101 content, head over to Wake + Bake here.