What is cannahoney? It’s exactly what it sounds like — edible honey infused with cannabis. Novel, we know.
Why is cannahoney so cool? Honey on its own is already a powerhouse food with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Raw honey has also been purported to help increase energy, act as a natural cough syrup, boost overall immunity, help with weight management by lowering serum triglycerides, and is best known for its ability to taste really delicious on a peanut butter sandwich.
Simply put, raw honey is badass.
And when our favorite golden nectar (honey) is combined with our other favorite golden nectar (cannabis concentrate), pure magic ensues. Users of cannahoney have noticed that the combination of cannabis and raw honey makes a big difference in their overall health.
Infusing honey and cannabis is not a new practice. In fact, early records show that Egyptian and Eastern European groups created this mixture in religious ceremonies to connect with their deities on a deeper level.
How is cannahoney made?
There are various ways to concoct cannahoney. The most obvious method would be to cook down weed and then add honey to the mixture. Fairly simple. But our favorite method is slightly more involved, as it relies on training bees to produce cannahoney on their own. Bee-lieve it or not, beekeepers can actually train bees to ingest the resin coating on cannabis plants (harmless to bees), and then the bees transfer THC to the honey they produce. Raise your hand (or your pipe!) if you’re blown away by nature as much as we are!
How does cannahoney work?
Many cannahoney users swear by it, stating that it’s their ultimate healing product. Some users reported having improved cough and allergy symptoms after ingesting cannahoney. Other users claim that cannahoney is an effective tool for their burns and wounds. Cannabis is often lauded for its pain-relieving properties, and when paired with honey’s antibacterial properties, it would make sense that this combination is a wellness powerhouse.
If you want to make your own batch of cannahoney, explore our list of local retailers to find the best strain to complement your pot of organic honey.