The History of Cannabis in Cooking
Cannabis, or marijuana, has been utilized as an ingredient in food and drink for thousands of years. Recipes were often recorded in rhyme, assisting in the memorization process. One such recipe, Bhang (a milk based drink), dates back to 800 B.C. when it was first concocted in what is today know as India.
Cannabis was used then and continues to be used as a general household remedy. Chinese records proving cannabis’ use as a staple food source — for both humans and animals — dates back to the 7th century B.C. Gathered for their exceptional nutritional value, cannabis seeds provided an exceptional source of protein and nutrients.