Cannabis Cooking Basics with Laurie Wolf: Preventing odor

preventing odor
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Celebrity cannabis chef Laurie Wolf takes you from zero to hero in the kitchen with our series, “Cannabis Cooking Basic with Laurie Wolf”. This week, three ways to eliminate cannabis odor while cooking!

After receiving a ton of emails, it’s clear the smell of cannabis during cooking is a significant concern. Actually — the cooking is not the problem, it’s the decarboxylation (aka activation) and the butter or oil production that produces the “everyone in the neighborhood is going to know!” odor. The smell permeates the house, wafts out the windows, and as far as I can tell, no fans or sprays makes a difference. When I decarb at home I take a page from a real estate agents handbook. Always have a pot of tomato sauce simmering on the stove (see recipe below).

Fortunately, there are three methods that will allow you to keep your secret. I’ve used them all, and they are game changers. Let’s take a look at each method; the technique is up to you.