How to Make Canna Oil For Edibles

How to Make Canna Oil For Edibles

There are many reasons people choose to eat their weed instead of smoking it. The reason it’s important to learn how to make canna oil is that is healthier than smoking weed or using canna butter.

Orally ingesting cannabis results in a much lengthier high, lasting many hours. It is the safest way to consume cannabis because it requires no heat or combustion. Edibles can be extremely potent, which means you also get your bang for your buck. Learn how to make canna oil and canna butter and you can make your own edibles!

Unlike smoking pot, edibles are introduced through the gastrointestinal tract and processed by the liver.  They eventually make their way to your bloodstream, and that’s when the smile gets bigger. Cannabis-infused oil or butter is the easiest way to make your own medicated meals or munchies. The process can seem daunting, but it’s much easier than you think!

Before you start, you must choose your method. Are you going to use a slow cooker or the stove top? Are you planning on using butter or oil? Fresh weed or AVB? There are many ways of making your mix, depending on personal taste and strength of your product. Just play around and you’ll figure out what you prefer. Here we will go through the different ways to make canna oil. We will cover canna butter as well, but I personally prefer oil!

Decarboxylation

THC needs to properly decarboxylate so that it’s able to convert into its psychoactive form. So, if using fresh bud, you must toast it before adding to any canna oil/canna butter recipe.

(Please be warned: this can be quite a smelly job!)

  • Preheat oven to 225° F
  • Line oven tray with baking paper
  • Break up weed into small pieces, and spread evenly over tray surface
  • Bake for about 20 minutes to dry it up (depending on freshness).
  • Remove from the oven when the leaves are a medium brown and cool for a couple of minutes
  • Turn oven up to 240° F and crumble your leaves while the oven heats up further
  • Cover weed loosely with foil and bake for another 45mins-1hr
  • Remove from oven and leave on a safe surface to cool down (and BAM it’s ready to use)
  • Using AVB (my preference)

Already Vaped Bud (or AVB) is a term for dry cannabis leaves that have already been vaporized. A lot of people don’t realize you can reuse your AVB, so they throw it out after their vape sesh. Please take my advice and save those scraps! AVB contains residual THC and CBD.  Unless you scorch it or vape multiple times on the same bunch. It’s at lower levels, but still effective when eaten. If you already know how to make canna oil, you may not have known you can use AVB.

AVB is my personal go to for canna oil. An extra bonus of this method is that you can skip the ‘de-carbing process. That already happened when you vaped it. I also like using AVB because I get to enjoy my weed twice 😉

Recipes

The quantities below make potent canna butter.  Feel free to decrease the amount of bud if you prefer a lighter dose. With any of these recipes, you don’t want the temperature to get too hot. It will burn off those active cannabinoids. Instead, heat the mix at a low temp for a longer period. This allows for a more powerful infusion.

Standard Canna Butter ingredients:

1 lb unsalted butter
1 cup water (you can add more if needed)
1 ounce of bud (use more if using trim)
Coconut Oil

THC is not water soluble, but it binds very well to monounsaturated fats in oil. Coconut oil has the highest saturated fat content, but is also one of the healthiest fats to bind with. Its flavor mutes the taste of weed more than butter does. The subtle coconut flavor mixes into almost everything (if you like coconut that is).

My CocoCannaOIL Ingredients:

½ a cup of AVB (about 10ish grams for a small batch)
1 cup of coconut oil
½ cup water

Directions

  • Add butter or oil and water into a pan. Melt over a low heat on your stove top. The water prevents the fats from burning, and your weed getting scorched.
  • Once the butter has fully melted, add your ground flower. Never let mixture come to a boil. 
  • Simmer gently for 2-8 hours, checking and stirring every half an hour.