HOW TO MAKE EDIBLES
Edibles are a great way to consume marijuana, especially for those who do not enjoy smoking. Not only do they offer a different way to ingest marijuana, but they also tend to be much more potent than smoking or vaporizing marijuana. If you’re interested in trying out edibles for yourself, here’s a helpful guide on how to make them!
The first step is to gather your ingredients. You’ll need some form of cannabis (flower, hash, kief, etc.), as well as something to infuse it with like butter or oil. You’ll also need some sort of cooking device (oven, stovetop, Crock-Pot®, slow cooker, etc.), mixing utensils (electric mixer), and something to bake your edibles in (muffin tin, silicone mold, etc.).
Once you have all of your ingredients, if you are starting with flowers, hash or kief then you must decarboxylate first!
If you are using CBD oil, THC Distillate, CBD Distillate or Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) you do not need to decarboxylate as the THC is already activated and converted to THCA, ready for baking, cooking and consumption! You can skip the decarboxylation process.
What is Decarboxylation?
Cannabis decarboxylation is the process of removing a carboxyl group from cannabinoids, resulting in the activation of THC and CBD. The carboxyl group is responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC, and by removing it, cannabis can be used for medical purposes without the high. Decarboxylation can be achieved through heating, smoking, or vaporizing.
Cannabis has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. In ancient times, it was used to treat a variety of ailments such as pain, inflammation, and nausea. However, the psychoactive effects of THC made it difficult to use for medical purposes. This changed in 1996 when California became the first state to legalize medical use of the plant. Ethan Russo and William Courtney were the first to discover the medical benefits of decarboxylated cannabis. They found that by using a process called “supercritical fluid extraction”, they could remove the carboxyl group from THC, resulting in a compound that was non-psychoactive but still had all of the medicinal properties of THC.
Since then, cannabis decarboxylation has become an important part of the medical industry. By removing the carboxyl group, patients can experience the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects. This has made it possible for more people to reap the benefits of this plant medicine. Determining when cannabis is properly decarboxylated can be tricky. The best way to do this is to use a decarboxylation calculator, which can be found online. Simply enter the percentage of THC or CBD in your cannabis strain, and the calculator will tell you how long to heat it for in order to achieve proper decarboxylation.
Cannabis decarboxylation is a crucial process for making medicinal products. By removing the carboxyl group, patients can experience the full medicinal benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects. This has made it possible for more people to reap the benefits of this plant medicine.
THCA is the primary cannabinoid found in raw and live cannabis. It begins to decarboxylate (lose a carbon atom from its chain) when exposed to heat, turning it into THC. The decarboxylation process is what makes smoking or vaporizing cannabis so intoxicating, as it immediately converts THCA into THC.
How to Decarboxylate your Cannabis
Baking cannabis at home is another way to decarboxylate the plant material, and is often the first step in recipes for cannabis-infused edibles. By decarboxylating the cannabis first, you are ensuring that the THC is active and will be available to bind to the fat in your recipe (THC is fat-soluble). This process can be done in a oven set to 240 degrees Fahrenheit, and will take approximately 30-40 minutes.
If you are using cannabis for its medicinal benefits, it is important to note that decarboxylation will also increase the potency of CBD and other cannabinoids. This is due to the loss of the carboxyl group, which makes these compounds more bioavailable. This means that less CBD will be needed to achieve the desired effects.
Decarboxylation is a process that is essential to the creation of many cannabis-infused products. By understanding how decarboxylation works, you can ensure that your edibles or other cannabis products are potent and effective. Make sure you keep track of how much cannabis you are using to be sure you don’t put people to sleep at your holiday party! You can find handy calculators online to calculate the THC content of your cannabis infusions. If this is your first time use less cannabis to be safe.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, it’s time to turn that decarboxylated weed into cannabis oil. You can use a variety of fat soluble products to create your cannabis infusions:
- infused oil (olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, avocado oil, any cooking oil)
- infused butter (peanut butter, almond butter, or another animal fat)
- cannabis infused coconut oil
There are a few different methods you can use to do this, but the most common is the stovetop method. Simply add your butter or oil to a saucepan over low heat and stir in your cannabis. Mix oil and decarbed cannabis and let the mixture simmer for several hours (2-3), stirring occasionally.
Once your cannabis infusion is complete, strain the foreign material from the butter or oil using a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer. Your infusion is now ready to use in any recipe that calls for butter or oil and your cannabis edibles are waiting!
Now the fun begins! What edible recipes and baked goods are you infusing?
There are all sorts of recipes out there for those looking to add a little cannabis to their cooking. Whether you want to make sweet treats or savory dishes, there’s a marijuana-infused recipe for you. Here are just a few of the many recipes you can make with weed.
For something sweet, try making weed brownies or infused chocolate. If you’re in the mood for something savory, how about marijuana-infused mac and cheese or a weed-laced chili? Whatever you’re in the mood for, there’s likely a recipe out there that will suit your needs and once you have infused oil you can add it to anything! So get cooking and enjoy your cannabis-infused meal. So many more edibles recipes can be found online but here are some of our favourite recipes!
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Sugar cookies are a classic dessert that can be enjoyed any time of year. These cookies are simple to make and can be decorated for any occasion.
Try out our recipe
To make sugar cookies, you will need:
- 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted infused cannabis butter, at room temperature (or you can add in a measured dose of infused coconut oil, or other infused oil for precise dosing)
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until everything is well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until everything is well combined.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop out dough by the tablespoon onto the prepared baking sheet. Make sure to leave enough space between each cookie as they will spread out a bit while baking.
- Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until they are lightly golden brown and set. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Enjoy making edibles and these delicious sugar cookies by sharing with your friends!
Pot Brownies Recipe!
Are you looking for a delicious and potent way to consume cannabis? Then look no further than pot brownies! These classic treats are easy to make and can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Here is a simple recipe that will get you nice and high in no time!
Here is our recipe
You will need:
- 1/2 cup of softened cannabutter (use cannabis oil of your choice for precise dosing, such as your infused coconut oil)
- 1/2 cup of butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8×8 inch baking pan.
- In a large saucepan, melt cannabutter and regular butter over low heat. Stir in sugar and vanilla extract until well blended. Remove from heat, and beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in flour and cocoa powder until just combined. Add chocolate chips and pour batter into prepared pan.
- Bake brownies for 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Enjoy!
Just be careful while you plate this recipe out to your friends!
Cannabis Gummies are a delicious way to enjoy cannabis. They are easy to make and can be tailored to your own personal taste. You can control the potency of the gummies by controlling the amount of cannabis you use. Cannabis Gummies are a great alternative to smoking cannabis and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Cannabis-infused gummies are a relatively new invention, only becoming popular in the last few years. However, the history of gummies extends back much further.
Gummy candy was first invented in Germany in the early 1900s by Hans Riegel Sr., the founder of Haribo. His company still produces some of the most popular gummy candies today, including bears, worms, and other shapes. The original gummy candies were made from fruit juices and flavors, and were originally called “Gummibärchen” or “gummi bear” in German.
It wasn until the 1960s that gummy candy began to be manufactured using gelatin, which is derived from animal collagen. This made the candy much more chewy and gave it a longer shelf life. Gelatin is what gives gummy candy its signature texture, and also what allows it to be infused with cannabis.
Cannabis-infused gummies are becoming increasingly popular as both a recreational and medicinal product. They offer a convenient and discreet way to consume cannabis, and can be easily dosed. Cannabis-infused gummies also offer a variety of health benefits, including pain relief, anti-inflammatory effects, and anxiety reduction.
Here is an excellent simple recipe if you’re interested in trying cannabis infused gummies
- 1/2 cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil
- 1/4 cup of cold-pressed grape seed oil
- 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon of grated ginger root
- 1/2 a dropperful of liquid stevia
- Silicone candy molds (use the ones your children will stay away from!)
- Combine the cannabis coconut oil, grape seed oil, orange juice, ginger root and stevia in a small bowl until ingredients are well combined.
- Pour mixture into a saucepan over low heat stirring frequently. Stir until all of the ingredients are well combined.
- Carefully pour the mixture into your silicone candy molds, filling them almost to the top.
- Place the molds in the freezer for about an hour, or until the gummies are solid.
- Once they’re solid, remove them from the molds and enjoy! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
These weed gummies are a delicious and easy way to medicate! The grape seed oil and orange juice give them a refreshing flavor, while the ginger root adds a little bit of zing. These weed gummies are perfect for managing pain, anxiety, or any other condition that can be helped with CBD. And since they’re made with silicone candy molds, they’re super easy to make, with a long shelf life!