Edibles have increasingly become popular among marijuana users as it is one of the best ways to consume the psychoactive plant. Making your own edibles is so much fun and rewarding; there’s a wide variety of food you can make with THC extracts. If you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, making food with a small amount of THC should come easy. In this article, we’ll discuss a few things you need to know about THC oil and share some of our favorite recipes for making edibles with THC oil.
When preparing edible, measuring your cannabis extract is very important. This is because THC in edibles has a much stronger effect than smoked THC. Edibles take a much longer time to get into the bloodstream, giving it a longer time to take effect. Due to the delayed effect, it is very possible to get carried away by eating a little too much edibles leading to a very uncomfortable and overwhelming effect. With cannabis edibles, less is always more. You need to pay close attention to the dosage of THC oil or extract you use when making edibles.
Decarboxylation of Cannabis
One of the most important parts of making cannabis edibles at home is cannabis decarboxylation. Cannabis decarboxylation, also known as decarbing, is a process of THCA, the inactive compound in cannabis to Delta 9 or Δ9 THC, which is the more psychoactive compound, by heating up the cannabis. Decarbing process may be different depending on your starting material. If your cannabis has already been decarbed, you don’t need to go through this process.
Cannabis Oil or Canna Oil Recipe
Oil can be infused in cannabis, much like you infuse oils with herbs and some other food products. Any oil can be used for cannabis infusion, olive oil, coconut oil, carrot oil, or any oil available. To make the oil potent, you need to first decarboxylate the weed. As earlier said, decarboxylation simply is heating up the weed to produce the more potent compound, delta 9. Decarbing weed at home is easier than it sounds. All you need to do is preheat your oven to a low temperature and bake the ground weed for about 40 minutes.
To infuse weed in coconut oil, for example, the ingredients you need are
- 1 cup of any oil of your choice
- 1 cup of decarboxylated cannabis
- 1 teaspoon of sunflower lecithin
Combine these ingredients in a slow cooker and stir every 30 minutes to ensure they mix properly. Allow it to simmer for about 12 hours, and then leave the oil to cool in the cooker. Place a large piece of cloth over a cup or bowl and carefully pour the contents of the cooker into the bowl; the cloth will serve as a filter. You can choose a cheesecloth, which is easier to use. Squeeze out the oil and pour it into a jar or container. Leave to cool in the refrigerator.
Cannabis Edible Recipe
Below are a few edible recipes you can make at home
You’ll need a gummy bear mold for this recipe. The little bears are so easy to form and very worth it. The ingredients you need to make cannabis gummies at home are
- 1/2 cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 1/2 teaspoon sunflower lecithin
- 2 tablespoons unflavoured gelatine
Add all the ingredients except the gelatine in a pot and start to cook under low heat. Stir the mixture until the oil melts completely. When you get a consistent mixture, add the unflavoured gelatine and continue to stir. Keep the mixture on low heat until the gelatine dissolves. Constantly stir the mixture to make sure it doesn’t boil. Next, use a dropper to fill the gummy bear mold; this process has to be done fast, so the mixture doesn’t cool. Leave the gummies in your freezer for about 30 minutes. You have your awesome cannabis gummies.
Oatmeal Canna Cookies
Oatmeal cookies are almost unbeatable at the dessert table. All you need to create this dense, mouth-watering snack are raisins, oats, peanuts, and the major ingredient, cannabis-infused butter. Mix up these ingredients and bake till they are slightly brown. Make sure you let your friends in on what they are about to eat.
Cranberry Cannabis and chocolate chip cookies
Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies, include cannabis-infused coconut oil, and they become magical. These cookies are best after you’ve had a long stressful day and you just need to take the edge off. For this recipe, you need vanilla, brown sugar, oat flour, cinnamon, ginger, dried cranberries, dark chocolate chips, and cannabis-infused coconut oil.
Edibles are undoubtedly one of the best ways to enjoy cannabis. For more articles on edibles, read