Given the fact that you can technically throw pot into anything at all doesn’t mean that this constitutes a culinary cannabis success. Now more than ever, experienced chefs and plucky amateurs from all over the world are getting busy with seriously innovative and adventurous marijuana meals. But at the same time, a much larger contingency of stoners are simply throwing together haphazard munchies and not realising that they are denying themselves something awesome.

Is it really necessary to be the next Gordon Ramsay to make something amazing with cannabis? Not at all – it’s simply a case of avoiding the kinds of rookie errors that guarantee substandard results. Creativity is one thing, but you need to make sure you work in accordance with a few fundamental rules along the way.

So if you like the idea of cannabis cooking but are finding the prospect somewhat daunting, here’s a quick rundown of 10 of the most common mistakes to avoid at all costs: