As the legal market for cannabis becomes broader, more people are getting curious about making edibles. One of the easiest ways to get started with the process is to learn how to make cannabis-infused coconut oil.
In making edibles, you will always need an infusible base. In this case, you’re going to need coconut oil. However, the most popular infusible base is cannabutter. Since you’ll be making this at home, it would be best to use something easily found, flavorful, and simple to infuse.
There are various ways you can make cannabis coconut oil at home. To begin the process, you will need a mason jar to store your final product, a cheesecloth, a cup of coconut oil, and half an ounce of ground cannabis flower.
The first thing you will do no matter how you intend to make your oil is to activate the THC. You will do this by decarboxylating your cannabis. Not doing so will make the oil taste a little like weed but with no effects at all. Preheat your oven at 215 degrees and start grinding the flower. Place the ground flower in a baking dish, lightly cover with foil and bake for half an hour.
You can then start infusing the oil in different ways depending on what you will use in the process:
Transfer the contents of the baking dish in a saucepan over low flame. Once the coconut oil is melted, leave it for an hour to simmer while stirring every now and then. Turn off the heat and leave to cool until warm. Strain oil using a cheesecloth and transfer to a mason jar.
Put the decarboxylated cannabis and melted coconut oil in a baking dish. Stir until well-coated and lightly cover the dish with a foil. Heat in an oven for 1 hour and 30 minutes at 215 degrees. Stir twice during the process. Leave to cool, strain, and transfer to a jar.
You can try making other edibles using your cannabis-infused coconut oil. You can try adding it to anything, such as a sandwich, infused coffee or tea, pot brownie, or use it as a cooking oil.