5 Common Cannabis Infusions for Weed Edibles. And how to make them.

In this article we will show you the 5 most common cannabis infusions to be able to start making weed edibles. There will be recipes on how to make cannabis butter, cannabis oil, cannabis coconut oil, cannabis tincture and cannabis sugar.

Each of the weed infusion has a purpose for the kind of cannabis edible you are planning to make. For example, it would not be very tasty to use cannabis butter if the finished product is a Cannabis drink right? A cannabis tincture will suit that much better!

While there is a whole list of cannabis infusions and extraction you could use for weed edibles. We will cover the 5 most popular THC infusion that can be safely made at home.

1. Cannabis oil

Cannabis oil is easy to make and can be used for many cannabis infused edible recipes. If a recipe that you are planning to make has oil in the list of ingredients, you can easily substitute it with Cannabis oil to give the recipe the THC effect you are looking for.

Follow our simple to follow recipe for THC oil below:

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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cannabis, Guide, make, Oil, Step, Video
Calories: 200kcal
THC: 700-1400mg

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis
  • 1 Cup Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 to 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  • ( at this point the THC in your buds are activated)
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add olive oil and 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin(optional).
  • Place the mason jar in a pot with cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • TIP: U can also add other herbs such as Thyme, rosemary etc for an extra flavor.
  • Strain through Cheesecloth.
  • Let it cool and store in a cool dark place.
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Oil to make your favorite weed edible.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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2. Cannabis butter (Cannabutter)

Cannabis butter is probably the most popular THC infusion in this list. It can be used for cake recipes, savory recipes, and all kinds of dishes that require butter. Cannabutter has the same cooking process as cannabis oil. Once your cannabis buds are decarboxylated by heating it in the oven for 30 – 45 minutes, the THC is simply extracted into the butter.

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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: (Cannabutter), Butter, Cannabis
Calories: 200kcal
THC: 700-1400mg

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis 
  • 1 cup Butter

Instructions

  • Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 till 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  • (At this point, the THC in your buds are activated.)
  • Place the decarbed cannabis in a strong mason jar and add 1 cup of butter and 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin.(optional)
  • Place the mason jar in cold water and let it come to a boil. Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain your cannabis butter through a cheesecloth.
  • Cool down
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Butter for your favorite weed edible recipe.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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3. Cannabis coconut oil

Cannabis coconut oil can be used for canna edibles, but is also very popular for cannabis topicals. Since coconut oil is often used in lotions, creams, balms and other topicals. Many like to infuse their cannabis with coconut oil to create THC topicals. However, it can also be used for weed edibles, but your edibles will taste like coconut.

If you are wondering how to make cannabis coconut oil. Don’t look further, see all the steps below:

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Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cannabis, Coconut, Oil
Calories: 200kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 to 1/2 Ounce Cannabis
  • 1 Cup Coconut Oil

Instructions

  • Decarboxylate your weed by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C for 25 to 45 minutes, and then let it cool.
  • (The THC in your cannabis are now activated)
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar and add 1 cup coconut oil and 1 tsp of sunflower lecithin.(optional)
  • Place your closed jar in cold water and let it come to a boil, Boil for 2 to 3 hours.
  • Strain through a cheesecloth or unused pantyhose.
  • Let it cool
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Coconut oil for weed edibles or topicals.

Video

cannabis oil/butter

How to make Cannabis Oil & Butter

Posted by Cannadish on Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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4. Cannabis tincture

Cannabis tincture is a different process than cannabis oil or butter. Instead of extracting the THC into a fat, in tinctures the cannabinoids are extracted into a high grade alcohol. This can be ideal for weed infused candy recipes such as THC Gummies or cannabis lollipops. THC tinctures are also often used for THC cocktail drinks.

A cannabis tincture is also slightly easier to dose than other extractions. As you can measure the amount of THC in the way of drops.

There are many ways you can use cannabis tinctures in edibles and topicals, but it is important to make the extraction in a safe environment. Therefore, if you choose too boil of the tincture like in the recipe below, make sure it is not around any sparks and/or flames to avoid a fire. Alternatively, you can infuse the the cannabis with alcohol for several weeks. In this case you do not have to boil off anything.

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Cuisine: European
Keyword: And, Cannabis, Easy, Quick, Tincture
Calories: 200kcal
THC: 2800 mg per batch

Ingredients

  • 1 Ounce Cannabis
  • 2 Cups Everclear (or other high proof alcohol)

Instructions

  • Place the dry cannabis in a plastic bucket
  • Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device.
  • Continue to crush the cannabis, while adding 1 cup everclear until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Stir the mixture for about three minutes. As you stir the mixture, the cannabinoids will begin dissolving off the plant into the solvent.
  • Strain the solvent mixture into another bucket. At this point, you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.
  • Repeat this process for the second wash. Again add 1 cup everclear to the plant material and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.
  • Strain this new solvent mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously separated.
  • Discard the twice washed plant material.
  • Pour the solvent mixture through a coffee filter into a clean container.
  • Boil the solvent off in a safe environment. A rice cooker will boil the solvent off nicely. CAUTION: the solvent is flammable and the vapors toxic. Avoid stove-tops, red-hot elements, sparks, cigarettes, and open flames as the fumes can be extremely dangerous.
  • Add solvent to rice cooker and turn on heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away. If you can complete this step outside.
  • Continue to add mixture to cooker as the solvent evaporates until you have added it all to the cooker.
  • Continue to reduce the liquid until you have roughly 1 cup liquid left.
  • Place in a container or jar and let stand for at least 24 hours.

Nutrition

Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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5. Cannabis sugar

Cannabis sugar is very easy to make once you have a THC tincture made. All that is needed, is to combine THC tincture with regular crystal sugar and let the liquid evaporate. Cannabis sugar can come in very handy if you are looking for a quick and easy edible, you could simply add some THC sugar in your coffee or tea.

If you have a cannabis tincture on hand, skip to step 10 in the recipe below:

Cannabis sugar requires a couple more steps and takes a little longer from start to finish than cannabis butter. The pro of making cannabis sugar is that you could safely store your cannabis sugar for long periods of time.
Just like cannabis butter, you will need to decarb your cannabis prior to infusing it. And if you like a more potent infusion, you want to infuse your cannabis with high proof alcohol up to 2 weeks. But in this recipe we will show you how to do it quicker, if you don’t have that time.
Since we are not infusing the tincture for 2 weeks, we need to boil off the remaining solvent in the tincture. This process needs to be done in a safe environment, preferably outside far away from any stove sparks or anything else that can trigger a fire. A rice cooker is a safe way to do it.
Once your cannabis sugar is ready, you can use it any Thanksgiving recipe that requires sugar in it.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 – 1/2 ounce cannabis
  • 1 cup high proof alcohol such as Everclear
  • 4 cups sugar
  • Ricecooker to boil of solvent

Instructions

  • Place the decarbed cannabis in a mason jar.
  • Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device.
  • Continue to crush the cannabis, while adding 1/2 cup solvent until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Stir the mixture for about three minutes. As you stir the mixture, the cannabinoids will begin dissolving off the plant into the solvent.
  • Strain the solvent mixture into another bucket. At this point, you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.
  • Repeat this process for the second wash. Again add 1/2 cup solvent to the plant material and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.
  • Strain this new solvent mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously separated.
  • Discard the twice washed plant material.
  • Pour the solvent mixture through a cheesecloth or fine filter into a clean bowl.
  • The solvent is highly flammable, so boil the solvent off in a safe environment. A rice cooker is a safe way to do it. And prefferably outside, far away from any sparks or heating elements.
  • Continue to reduce the liquid until you have roughly 1/2 cup liquid left.
  • Now combine your sugar and 1/2 cup tincture and mix well.
  • let this mixture air-dry overnight.
  • Using a solid object, like a bottle, can or the bottom of a glass, crush up the sugar to remove the lumps.
  • Your cannabis sugar is now ready for use.
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Time to make weed edibles

Once you have picked a cannabis infusion, it is time to start making weed edibles or topicals from it. We motivate you to scroll through our site as we have many cannabis recipes available. And remember to always consume edibles responsibly.

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