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Cooking With Weed – Marijuana Cooking Class – Refinery29

As a food editor, I get a lot of kooky emails about the latest kitchen gadgets and new food products. In fact, I get so many that often the subject line makes or breaks whether or not I end up seeing what’s inside. About a month ago, I spotted a subject line that really caught my attention: “Hey Zoe! // INVITE 4.6: Cooking with Cannabis @ The Brooklyn Kitchen.” I did a double take. Wait, what? “As the bountiful bud continues to crop up in increasingly creative forms, The Brooklyn Kitchen is here to save the world from bad pot brownies,” the email read. I quickly skimmed through the class description and responded to secure my spot. Aside from general curiosity, how could I possibly pass up on what I am figuring might be one of the first official cannabis cooking classes in New York? Going in, I had no idea what to expect. I know what you’re thinking, because I was thinking it, too: Sure, weed is decriminalized in New York, but it’s still illegal. How can a cooking school invite people to a class and then get everyone high? Will there even be real weed? The email said that techniques for ingesting THC would be “demonstrated using legal herbs,” but part of me still wondered if I was going to end up accidentally agreeing to get high with a bunch of unsuspecting journalists. Upon arrival, I learned that you can’t really host a “weed” cooking class in NYC. You can talk about pot for two hours straight, but our instructor, Michael Cirino, had to use oregano to show us how to extract THC and make his recipes. In fact, the first thing I noticed when I got there, in addition to the imagery of marijuana and the giant chalkboard sign that said “Cooking With Cannabis,” was a legal disclaimer in large font. At the end of the day, no matter how many people are using or even cooking with it at home, marijuana is still considered an illegal drug.