The first time I had a cannabis edible was when I made pot brownies back in college. The initial step in making many cannabis edibles is brewing cannabutter, which involves simmering ground cannabis flower in butter for several hours to release the THC and other cannabinoids. I made a fairly large batch of cannabutter and used it to make brownies, cake, and toast. Although they weren’t dispensary quality cannabis edibles, they were fairly strong and flavorful for my first attempt. I prefer vaporizing cannabis flower buds, but every now and then I like to consume some kind of cannabis edible. Obviously I could make my own edibles, but I don’t have the time anymore to put into it. It’s a lot easier to just visit the medical marijuana dispensary and see what they have in stock every week. Recently I noticed that they were now carrying cannabis drinks. Although they have been on the market for years, we haven’t had cannabis drinks in our state until this year. The state finally approved them for retail sales after going back and forth on how they want the packaging to look. As great as they are, it’s really hard to afford cannabis drinks. One single bottle of cannabis soda can cost upwards to $20, $30 or even $40 if the THC content is higher. At these prices, it would be easier for me to buy a syringe of cannabis distillate oil and simply dissolve it into a hot cup of coffee or tea. As long as you use milk fats with the coffee, the THC molecules will easily bind.