When asked for suggested ways to use the product, Insley told Olive Oil Times, “ Pot d’Huile is at home in a range of recipes including salad dressing, hummus, olive oil cakes and cookies. Instead of relying on the unhealthy (and often un-delicious) products currently on the market, users can work with their own culinary creativity to develop healthful, delicious food that also offers the cannabis experience they are looking for.”
Insley added, “ Because of the neutral flavor and simple dosing in Pot d’Huile, the product has a wide range of uses for home cooks as well as culinary professionals. It can essentially be used as any olive oil. It is important to note, however, that the oil should not be heated above 314 degrees to maintain its potency, so cooking techniques such as frying and sautéing are not recommended.”
The makers of ‘Pot d’Huile’ say users of their cannabis-infused olive oil can “work with their own culinary creativity to develop healthful, delicious food that also offers the cannabis experience they are looking for.”
Insley said Pot d’Huile was founded as an answer to the disappointing state of edibles in a food culture that values quality ingredients. “ By bringing California food culture up to speed with California cannabis culture, PDH aims to give users the ability to control their dosage and experience while delivering a high-quality product on par with other gourmet foodstuffs valued in the California market.”
Biochemist Allison Comiso Bordsen was eventually recruited by the upstart. She devised a successful processing method that ensures consumers receive the maximum benefits from the product. The process is a closely guarded secret, Insley said. Pot d’Huile cannot be patented as cannabis remains illegal under federal law.
But there’s another brand cashing in on the marijuana boom, too. At Pot d’Huile, founder Yannick Crespo says “people who have used one or two teaspoons of Pot d’Huile on salads or pasta have always felt a nice, pleasant buzz.” Prices there start at $42.50 for an 100-milliliter bottle, or you can splurge for the 375-milliliter bottle at $140.
“Olive oil is a naturally healthy fat that has a far superior nutritional value than other oils, plus you can add it to any meal,” founder Maya Elisabeth explained to Food Republic. “The inspiration behind our [cannabis] olive oil was to make something that was sugar- and gluten-free and really versatile.”
The California-based company has created a weed-infused olive oil with all the standard characteristics of regular olive oil—plus a dose of THC. Each four-ounce bottle contains either CBD or THC, and cost around $24 to $30. You can use it anywhere and everywhere you would regularly use olive oil—from salads to bread to pasta—and benefit from a slight, calming effect.
Om Edibles olive oil is only available at California dispensaries while Pot d’Huile is offered at both dispensaries and the company’s website.
If you prefer to indulge your weed habit in ways other than smoking, you can pick up marijuana-infused beer, weed-laced Nutella, and even weed macarons. But if you’ve ever wanted to be able to cook even more with your cannabis, Om Edibles has something for you.
One important thing to note: Make sure not to heat the olive oil above 350 degreed F, as it would cause the CBD and THC properties of the marijuana to break down. And what’s the fun in that?