Last updated: May 31st, 2016
Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, which means they bond best with substances containing high levels of fat. This does not mean that all infused products have to be unhealthy, however. There are many different high-fat substances that are can be a healthy addition to anyone’s diet. The most well-known infused ingredient is without a doubt butter.
While effective and easy to use for the first-time cannabis cook, butter is probably not the healthiest way for a patient to medicate on a daily basis. And, for vegan patients, butter isn’t even an option. Instead, many patients tend to turn to plant-based fats, like olive or coconut oil. Lesser-known alternatives include cocoa butter, milk, and glycerin (a sweet plant-based fat created by breaking down the long-chain fatty acids of other oils).
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