5 Common Cannabis Infusions For Weed Edibles And How To Make Them

Cannabis sugar recipe made from THC tincture

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

Each of the weed infusions serves purpose to the type of cannabis edible you are planning to make. For example, it would not be very tasty to use cannabis butter in a cannabis beverage. We recommend a cannabis tincture as it is a like substance that blends well in weed beverages!

There is a whole list of cannabis infusions and extraction you can use for weed edibles. This article will cover the 5 most popular THC infusions that can be safely made at home.

1. Cannabis oil

It is easy to create Cannabis Oil for the purpose of many weed edible recipes. If you are planning to make a recipe that has oil in the list of ingredients, easily substitute regular oil with Cannabis oil. Fortunately, THC or CBD oil will perfectly substitute your cooking oil and give the recipe the cannabis effects you are looking for.

Try our simple to follow recipe for THC oil below:

Cannabis infused THC oil for weed edibles
How to make cannabis oil at home the right way.
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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
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 191kcal
THC: 700-1400mg
Author: Jacob Cildavul

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Decarb your herb by spreading your cannabis evenly on an oven tray And coat with aluminum foil.
  • Place in the oven on 240F/115C 45 minutes, and then let it cool down.
  • Grind your cannabis or chop it in chunks.
  • Place the cannabis buds in a strong mason jar, add olive oil and (1 tsp of sunflower lecithin)
  • Place your closed jar in 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
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Oil to make edibles or to cook with the oil

Video

Notes

The video recipe is not as accurate as the blog recipe, which is most updated.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcal | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1mg
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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, your THC buds are simply extracted into butter.

This is how to make cannabutter:

Cannabis butter with THC for weed edibles
A recipe on how to make cannabis butter at home. After many cannabutter recipes, we find that this is by far the best way to infuse weed with 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
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 1628kcal
THC: 700-1400mg
Author: Jacob Cildavul

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.
  • Grind your dry cannabis or chop it till fine.
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add butter 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 your butter through a cheesecloth.
  • Cool down
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Butter (Cannabutter)

Video

Notes

If using a mason jar, be sure to start with cold water. Furthermore, it is imperative to let the water cool gradually so that your glass will not shatter.
The video guide might be slightly different than the blog recipe. The blog recipe is the most updated and accurate.

Nutrition

Calories: 1628kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 184g | Saturated Fat: 117g | Cholesterol: 488mg | Sodium: 1621mg | Potassium: 54mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5673IU | Calcium: 54mg
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3. Cannabis coconut oil

Cannabis coconut oil can be used for canna edibles. It is also very popular for cannabis topicals. Specifically, coconut oil is often used in CBD lotions, THC creams, cannabis balms and other weed infused topicals. Of course, it can also be used for weed edibles. This cannabis oil will have a subtle taste of coconut.

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

Cannabis infused coconut oil recipe For weed edibles
A straight forward easy recipe on how to make cannabis infused coconot oil at home.
4.72 from 7 votes
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 45 minutes
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Cannabis, Coconut, Oil
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Jacob Cildavul

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.
  • Grind your cannabis or chop it fine
  • Place the cannabis in a strong mason jar, add 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 pantyhose.
  • Let it cool
  • Now you can use the Cannabis Coconut oil

Video

Notes

Simply exchange the olive oil for coconut oil. 

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 19g
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4. Cannabis tincture

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

A cannabis tincture is slightly easier to dose than other extractions. This is because you can measure the amount of THC by way of droplets.

There are many ways you to use cannabis tinctures in edibles and topicals. Importantly, it is imperative to make the extraction in a safe environment. Therefore, if you choose to boil off a tincture according to the recipe, be sure that this is not done around any sparks and/or flames. This could pose risk to starting a fire. Alternatively, you can infuse your cannabis with alcohol for several weeks. In this case, you do not need to boil your tincture.

Here are the steps to create a cannabis tincture:

Quick and easy cannabis THC tincture from marijuana flower
A simple and quick way to make cannabis tincture at home without the need of infusing for months.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Cuisine: European
Keyword: And, Cannabis, Easy, Quick, Tincture
Servings: 1 Cup
Calories: 200kcal
THC: 2800 mg per batch
Author: Sarah Pettigrew

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • Place the decarbed 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. This recipe will require a cannabis tincture. You will need to combine your THC tincture with regular crystal sugar and evaporate the liquid from the tincture. Cannabis sugar can come in very handy if you are looking for a quick and easy edible. For example, you can simply add THC sugar to your coffee or tea.

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

Homemade Cannabis sugar from THC tincture
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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It’s time to make cannabis infusions!

Excitingly, now that you know how to create these cannabis infusions, it is time to create your favorite weed edibles or cannabis topicals. We motivate you to scroll through our site as we have many exciting cannabis recipes available. Remember to always consume edibles responsibly.

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