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Thanksgiving, err, Danksgiving recipe: Magic marinade for your THC turkey

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time when Americans feast themselves silly on turkey and pass out on the couch while watching football, so we’ve upped the ante and created a marijuana menu so sedating that you may not arise from your slumber until it’s time for the Super Bowl.

These recipes from The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook will infuse your holiday with stoney good vibes and genuine gratitude for the abundance we all share. If you’re not interested in instant hibernation, just try one of these infused dishes to feel a psychedelically soothing sensation, perfect for relaxing during the busy holiday season.

Magic Marinade for a THC Turkey

This grilled Thanksgiving turkey recipe evolved by default from a potential disaster into a cherished tradition in the Boudreaux family after High Times house chef Ashley failed to allow at least eight hours to thaw a frozen turkey. Instead of panicking, Ashley reacted in true stoner fashion with a flash of creative improvisation, stuffing a hot, smooth rock into the turkey’s onion-lined cavity to help it cook evenly.

She writes, “We had a heap of smoky succulence that looked like it belonged on a grocery-store flyer.” This recipe uses a grill, but you can also simply inject the marinade under the turkey’s skin and cook it in the oven.

Soak hickory chips in wine to add flavor to the smoke, and add an injection of bud-laced butter to your bird for a savory masterpiece. Ganja gravy made from the drippings adds a decadent finish.

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1 12-pound turkey

3/4 ounce marijuana

12 tablespoons butter

1/2 bottle injectable marinade


Simmer ganja, butter and marinade in a crock-pot on low for three hours …

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