Majoon Recipe

Majoon is an Arabic word for cannabis confections. There are many variations of this recipe, depending largely on regional differences. However, they all contain oil or fat of some sort and special care should always be taken to avoid overcooking and burning. In Arabic medicine they are often considered aphrodisiacs.


  • 14 grams (1/2 ounce) butter
  • 7 grams (1/4 ounce) well-ground good  buds
  • 50 grams (2 ounces) washed and chopped dates and figs
  • 25 grams (1 ounce) chopped nuts
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon each of spice, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon


Warm the butter in a large sauce pan and then add the cannabis along with all of the other ingredients, warming gently for 10-12 minutes while stirring occasionally. Once done, pour the mixture into a greased baking tray and allow to cool before cutting the majoon into small squares (you can also roll them  into balls). We suggest serving them with natural yogurt.

This form of recipe can be found in an abundance of cultures, often used as a medicinal cure for pain. Other variations include ingredients such as henbane, datura seeds and poppy seeds, enhancing the psychoactive effect of the majoon and giving rise to a more opium-like experience.

Makes about 20 squares. 1-2 squares per person is the recommended dose.

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4 Responses to Majoon Recipe

  1. Muhammad Asad December 13, 2010 at 9:07 am #

    very good recipe. plz post more similar recipes.

  2. AJ January 14, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    I would be very careful with the amount of active ingredient mentioned here. You should specify whether or not that is dry weight or fresh. I made this with a couple of dry buds that totaled less than a gram, but even one small square was enough to mess me up to an uncomfortable level. Otherwise an excellent recipe and the tastes mesh very well.

    • Prettythunder May 27, 2014 at 5:25 am #

      Agree, that is a lot of active ingredient. Way too much for me.

      • Prettythunder May 27, 2014 at 5:26 am #

        PS. But otherwise sounds fantastic!

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