Anybody can tell me if the Cannabis Cooking niche can be profitable?

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Hi guys,

Since I'm a medical patient and know a sh*t load about this topic, I was wondering if the cannabis cooking niche is real and profitable?

I don't mind showing my face and stuff, I already own a local service business so I don't really care about a "boss" judging me; if actual customers find out and don't like it, I could care less

I seem to be able to find hundreds of blogs, videos and guides on making edibles but was wondering what you guys thought...

Thank you !
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    23,000,000 results in a google search - and you ask if it's profitable?



    Do you know more about the topic than the other 2+ million 'medical' users? Do you happen to live in California (just kidding there - look at the graph on the site below)


    https://www.statista.com/statistics/...atients-state/


    If you are a competent chef and can provide good recipes that are perhaps targeted to certain markets (diabetics, diet, low suger etc) might be a niche to pursue. My guess is before long there will be more restrictions on selling 'food products' laced with marijuana due to problems with over ingestion or children eating them. Just a guess.


    Good place to research is on Amazon books - quite a few cannabis cookbooks showing up there....
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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      I don't necessarily know more about the topic than others (currently) but I definitely am passionate about it, which in turn can get me to that point

      I am not based in California but I am based in Canada where it just became legal country-wise

      I also have knowledge in the fitness industry but I find there's too much competition...

      I already know a lot about dieting (counting macronutrients) so your idea of being a canna-chef in a specific market sounds very interesting to me !

      Thanks for your input
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  • Profile picture of the author Odahh
    i have a non answer answer ..do you know what people actually spend money on in this niche ..

    so how are people making money in this niche .. and can you do those things ..and do you know what you can and can do with the current changing rules regulations and laws ..

    so business wise what can you do under the current set of laws federal and state .. to make money from this niche .and not end up having the DEA knock at your door .. or knock down your door .
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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      In Canada there is no law against showing people how to do stuff with Cannabis, as long as there's no "raw product" sales I can't get into any kind of shit

      I could sell cooking products that are required to make the recipes, extractors, etc and I'd know how to market them since I've got experience
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    I am not based in California but I am based in Canada where it just became legal country-wise

    Could be an advantage to be in early....


    My view is you need a 'hook' - a focus that is more narrow than simply 'how to cook with cannabis'. Recipes using cannabis and focused on a 'special diet' could end up being a series of books in Kindle, for example.
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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      Yes I agree,

      The early part is what makes it so attractive to me, it's much easier to get to dominate an upcoming market than an already established one

      For it to be working I would have to "solve a problem"; personally I am using edibles for chronic pain/inflammation as that's what work best. Do you think that could be the micro-niche?

      My only worry is that there might be a lack of motivation to do anything in that niche, from the fact that... you know... stoners are stoners ! lol

      I'm an exception to the "stoners are lazy" stereotype but I can clearly see where that comes from
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      • Profile picture of the author Odahh
        Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

        Yes I agree,


        I'm an exception to the "stoners are lazy" stereotype but I can clearly see where that comes from
        I know a lot of people who smoke weed and are not lazy .. I personally don't smoke weed .and if you personally ditch the negative bias of the lazy stoner ..and market it the the people who smoke weed and are not 22 and under ..

        people who work hard .. take care of their responsibilities and smoke weed or consume edibles .
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        • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
          Yes,

          That makes a lot of sense, too young to prioritize; I was there at some point so I used to relate to the stereotype, that may be why.

          Do you think that targeting people over 30 would be even better?

          I already have a list of customers who had help from me for lower back pain; they're all 30+ (mainly 40-60)
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

            Yes,

            That makes a lot of sense, too young to prioritize; I was there at some point so I used to relate to the stereotype, that may be why.

            Do you think that targeting people over 30 would be even better?

            I already have a list of customers who had help from me for lower back pain; they're all 30+ (mainly 40-60)
            start with people like you ..heck even bring up how much of an issue people made it that Elon musk smoked a blunt on the joe rogan podcast a few months back ..what a big stoner that guy is eh ..haha

            really can only give ideas nothing solid ..
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            • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
              1. Elon Musk didn't even inhale
              2. Joe Rogan is the most successful self-admitted stoner I know haha
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              • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

                1. Elon Musk didn't even inhale
                2. Joe Rogan is the most successful self-admitted stoner I know haha
                2. Bill Clinton was pretty successful.
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                • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
                  Oh I didn't know about him, I'll go to sleep more intelligent

                  EDIT: nevermind, just looked around and it seems he toked only once or twice
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                  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
                    Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

                    Oh I didn't know about him, I'll go to sleep more intelligent

                    EDIT: nevermind, just looked around and it seems he toked only once or twice
                    Yeah, we all know what "I only smoked once or twice" really means.
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  • Profile picture of the author meettokhan
    It is 100% profitable niche, You just need to plan How to present.
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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      I am very presentable, I don't look like a stoner so I am sure the trust can be built fast
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Sell or give away a Cannabis cookie, and then sell them anything.



    And l lived near neighbours that smoked that stuff, the aroma of burned newspapers and sugar every Sunday, is still in my mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      I can't sell or give away the goods, that is illegal
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

        I can't sell or give away the goods, that is illegal
        Ok, l assumed that you lived in a state in the US that allows it?

        And the Classic View, Quote button is your friend.

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        • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
          How to get the classic view? (I used to like the way the forum looked back in 2014 lol)

          Nah I actually live in Canada, but still nobody's allowed to sell it except the government; just like alcohol
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          • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
            Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

            How to get the classic view? (I used to like the way the forum looked back in 2014 lol)

            Nah I actually live in Canada, but still nobody's allowed to sell it except the government; just like alcohol
            Go up to your nickname near the "Join the Discussion" red rectangle and click on that, (nickname) then go down and click on "View Classic".

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            • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
              Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

              Go up to your nickname near the "Join the Discussion" red rectangle and click on that, (nickname) then go down and click on "View Classic".

              Thanks, you're right it looks weird with the classic view when posting from the updated one haha
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  • Profile picture of the author antilo4
    If you help people, your business idea is most likely to succeed!

    I think it's an industry that's just getting started. In legal states, there's a lot of branded food items for sale at weed shops. Legal weed as an industry is doing billions of dollars in business, and the food stuff is just a part of it. As more and more states legalize, that industry is only going to grow. I think at some point, edibles may even outsell flower and other products that need to be inhaled because there's a huge swath of the population that doesn't want to smoke/inhale anything but still want to get high.
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    Originally Posted by antilo4 View Post

    I think it's an industry that's just getting started. In legal states, there's a lot of branded food items for sale at weed shops. Legal weed as an industry is doing billions of dollars in business, and the food stuff is just a part of it. As more and more states legalize, that industry is only going to grow. I think at some point, edibles may even outsell flower and other products that need to be inhaled because there's a huge swath of the population that doesn't want to smoke/inhale anything but still want to get high.

    Yes, that's the reason I stopped smoking; very bad for the lungs


    Even the growing niche can be part of it I guess since I have a license to produce it as home in big quantities, I could show people how to grow it as well; there are so many products you need to maintain temperature, humidity, perfect soil, treat for insects, treat for mold, adding smell and taste, increasing potency, cropping & trimming, etc
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    Why dont you give it try and find out , whats the worse that could happen .
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    just say no to drugs
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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      just say no to drugs

      Ever drank alcohol or coffee? Then you've done drugs already.
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      • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
        Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

        Ever drank alcohol or coffee? Then you've done drugs already.
        And Chocolate, (contains minute amounts of cocaine, no really).

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    • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
      Originally Posted by hardraysnight View Post

      just say no to drugs
      That's been resoundingly successful over the last 30 years.
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  • Any niche can be profitable. You seem passionate about this niche, and that is the necessary ingredient for success.

    Build your own blog and do it your own way. Dont worry about the other blogs out there. Give advice for free. Review products (not necessarily the weed), provide honest feedback. You can sell a ton of related products as an affiliate. You will become valuable, build a loyal audience.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

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    • Profile picture of the author mailhotjm
      Originally Posted by SMSCodes View Post

      Why dont you give it try and find out , whats the worse that could happen .

      Wasting my precious and valuable time


      Originally Posted by Highest And Best View Post

      Any niche can be profitable. You seem passionate about this niche, and that is the necessary ingredient for success.

      Build your own blog and do it your own way. Dont worry about the other blogs out there. Give advice for free. Review products (not necessarily the weed), provide honest feedback. You can sell a ton of related products as an affiliate. You will become valuable, build a loyal audience.

      Let me know if you have any questions.

      -Scott

      I definitely am, thanks for your input brother
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    Originally Posted by SMSCodes View Post

    Why dont you give it try and find out , whats the worse that could happen .
    Originally Posted by mailhotjm View Post

    Wasting my precious and valuable time
    Considering you post is in the off topic section. Very few people here take posts like yours serious. Several posts people gave there opinion. Take a look at the thread again and see if any posts help you. It looks like the niche could make a profit, if you find the right angle. You will need to find buyers in that niche.

    You may waste valuable time but you will never know either way if you could make a profit or not unless you give it a try. More than half the people on this forum will never try selling anything. Just my .02
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  • Profile picture of the author Duchiz
    If you are a hands on people person(rather than strictly online sales), and want to give classes, it could be a hit. Gets around some of the laws here in Canada. The customers/attendees arrive at your class with product already in hand that they have legally purchased from a dispensary (oil).

    You run a 2 hour cooking with cannabis (actually cook) little class. Also promote and sell a cooking with cannabis recipe book (lots of free recipes you can gather from online). Use online for booking and sales of cookbook...your classes are based/prepared from your cookbook. Classes can be held/hosted at many different community oriented locations.

    Its legal. Can gear towards theme classes...couples cooking, 40plus, seniors/55plus communities, millennials etc. Cooking with the oil seems obvious. You would be surprised how many people are nervous about actually trying it. Wont bring ya huge money, but definitely nice chunks of pocket money. If I wasn't much of a cook, and intimidated about cooking with cannabis oil, I would pay 40 bucks for a class. x10 participants.

    Not sure if teaching the classes would be your thing. If you can book enough locations/participants per week, you could pay a fee to someone to instruct the classes. Strictly MJ restaurants are definitely going to become a thing. I think the learning to cook aspect will also become huge...already starting to.

    Brownies/cookies/cupcakes/candies/ are quickly going to become super basic and not as desirable to the public. I feel people will demand a little more sophistication.
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