A Safe Guide to Cooking High – Happy St. Patrick’s!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a good time to gather your friends and celebrate with beer, food, and cannabis.
Munchies are an iconic sign of being high. Cooking itself is a relaxing activity, but doing so while high is another level of joy: marijuana sharpens your senses, and every piece gets full of colors and rich texture.
Before you get high and start cooking, consider these five safety tips to ensure that you and friends would enjoy the process:
1. Drop multitasking – just do your thing
Being high makes you see things clearly. It’s a good time to indulge yourself in mindfulness and do routine tasks with acute awareness. Multitasking in the kitchen can lead to the lack of focus and cause danger, especially when you’re high. Pay attention to every detail of your task. Breathe. Enjoy.
2. Beware hot surfaces
You do not want to get burnt, do you? Always check if surface or cooking pans are hot. Pick a handle with a towel. Focus on simple meals you have already cooked, so you know the exact temperature and sequence. There is plenty of recipes requiring a microwave, and it is a good idea to stick to them while high.
3. Adding your fingers to the mix is not an option
If you need to use a sharp knife, take all the precautions:
- Cut away from fingers and flesh;
- Put knives back so that you could easily locate them;
- Thoroughly dry your hands to ensure a firm grip;
- Store knives with blades and tips down;
- Don’t sharpen blades while high.
Keep a first aid kit in the kitchen. Broom thoroughly if you dropped the glass.
4. Cook fast, eat fresh – bad girls do it right
Pick easy and quick recipes. Munchies may become intense, so the longer you are in the kitchen, the more likely you to get distracted.
Before you get started, check if you have everything you need. Try to calculate in mind how long it will take. Use timers and once again – make one step at a time.
5. Is the oven off? Check again
Many people forget about everything when the hot food comes to their mouth. Make sure you have turned everything off. Before leaving the kitchen, check one more time.
Gas stoves can emit carbon monoxide if there’s something wrong. Dirty ovens may emit dangerous fumes. If you think about taking a nap while your cookies are baking, you better don’t. Do something fun instead: clean dishes, listen to music, talk to friends. When food is ready, turn off the oven or stove, and you are good to go!
These simple rules will prevent you from hurting yourself, burning your apartments, or exposing other people to danger while cooking high (or not high).
Enjoy your munchies responsibly. Happy St. Patrick’s!
(Sweedsy in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under Federal Law, regardless of state marijuana laws. To learn more, click here.)
This post is inspired by this Leafly material.