Cannabis is becoming increasingly popular as more states relax restrictions on medical marijuana. It’s possible to add cannabis straight into your cooking, but it won’t mix well because there isn’t much fat in the recipe.
We’ve put up a list of two tried-and-true DIY cannabis oil and butter recipes for you to try. They’re quick, easy, and result in excellent results. To improve the shelf life of your canna oil, store it in the fridge. Also provided are recipe downloads so you may come back again and again to make more canna oil.
The most effective method to lawfully acquire high-quality cannabis to produce your canna oil is through a medical card. Proponents of cannabis frequently claim that it is non-addictive. However, these claims are untrue, and marijuana use disorder (a.k.a. marijuana use addiction) is a genuine concern. In fact, this addiction affects 9% of all cannabis users at some time in their life.
There’s a lot of information out there, and many debates have been had about the best approach to do it. One of our favorites is this method; we believe the difficulty-to-quality ratio is just right! All you need are ten minutes to gather the components, and around two hours of time at home while your oven does all of the work for you.
The procedure for incorporating oil is the same for every sort of oil. You may also create a combination of oils if that’s your thing. Coconut oil is one of my all-time favorite infused oils: it infuses readily and can even be used as a skin treatment.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Oil (Canna Oil)
Follow these six steps to begin preparing meals. There’s actually a stage before this – be certified with Leafwell so you can lawfully purchase high-quality marijuana products to cook with!
- 3.5 grams of flower
- Half a cup of coconut oil*
Depending on the THC concentration of the flower, you may use anywhere from 3.5 to 5 grams of flower in 1 gram of oil (3 to 6 milligrams per 10ml). You can make small changes to suit your preferences.
Also, how to Edibles has a handy dosage calculator for determining the amount of cannabis you have on hand, the strength of your cannabis, and the number of portions you wish to create. Keep in mind that coconut oil, olive oil, and butter all incorporate cannabinoids at varying rates, which will alter the quality of your end product.
Coconut oil is widely recognized for having the most cannabinoids, although olive and butter can also be useful in a variety of applications. Different oils have different smoking points, but this should not be a major concern since you want to maintain the temperature of the oil constant.
To improve the effectiveness of canna oil, it’s sometimes recommended to add lecithin to the mixture. The majority of individuals advocate 1 cup cannabis to 1 cup oil, but we recommend starting with 5-7 grams of 16% or higher THC cannabis per 1 cup oil, especially for novices with low tolerance. A concentrated product, on the other hand, may be more efficient and require less usage! Overall, the quantity used is up on you and what you are most comfortable with.
- Rimmed baking tray
- Baking paper
- Crockpot, double boiler or saucepan
- Cheesecloth or strainer
- Cooking twine to tie the cheesecloth
Break up any cannabis flower or “buds” you have into smaller pieces. Not too small, though – you do not want to break up the trichomes (the tiny plant hair) too much.
Layer the pieces onto a rimmed baking tray lined with baking paper/parchment.
Place the baking tray into the center of a preheated oven set to 240°F-248°F (115°C-120°C) for 30-40 minutes.
Stir every 10 minutes.
Allow the cannabis to cool to room temperature. It should appear darker in color – usually, a light brown/yellow color, and not as green as fresh cannabis.
Once cooled, coarsely grind the cannabis and store it in an airtight container to be used at your convenience.
Combine the cannabis and coconut oil using one of the following methods:
- In a crockpot on low for about 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally.
- In a double boiler on low for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally – a simple heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water will suffice.
- In a saucepan on low heat for 3 hours, stirring regularly. This method is the fastest, but most susceptible to scorching. You can add a small amount of water to the oil to prevent scorching.
The temperature of the oil should never exceed 245°F (118°C).
Strain your canna oil through a cheesecloth or strainer to get rid of the plant material. You can use the leftover plant material in another recipe, including our “Already Been Vaped” recipe below.
Any cannabis flower or “buds” you have should be divided into smaller pieces. However, you don’t want to break up the trichomes (the tiny plant hairs) too much; they’re what give cannabis its unique flavor and aroma.
When eating cannabis-infused edibles, always be cautious! The time it takes for people to feel effects varies considerably from one individual to the next, ranging anywhere from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours. It’s usually safer to begin conservatively and test how strong your batch turned out than it is to accidentally overdo it and get a little too high. If we were to guess, we’d say this oil has a half teaspoon in each serving (approximately 10mg of THC). When consumed in edible form, the Washington State LCB considers 10mg to be a “standard dose” of cannabis.