Cannabis oil powder for edibles have already hit legal marijuana markets. With time, they may completely change the way we cook with weed – or consume cannabis in general. And now we finally have the recipe for it, and it’s super easy. Recipe video is below.
Although individual manufacturers offer different variations on the technology, all versions follow the same approach. Cannabinoids, like THC or CBD, are encapsulated with a starch or other carbohydrate. When this happens, the nanoscopic cannabinoid droplet behaves like a sugar, and sugars can dissolve in water, unlike oil.
But more importantly, when you put cannabis powder in your mouth, it starts absorbing immediately through your carbohydrate uptake pathways. Your body recognizes it as a carbohydrate, and you will start to feel the effects of the edibles much faster. When eating a cannabis edible, the high usually starts to kick in after about an hour. However, if the cannabis infused oil is made into a powder, you can start feeling the effects in 15 – 20 minutes.
With the much quicker reaction time offered by powdered cannabis, weed edible users reduce their chances of eating too much. This has become an issue with cannabis edibles for awhile now. Proper Dosing makes the difference between a good experience versus a bad one.
Cannadish puts it to the test
We infused an 1/8 ounce of cannabis with oil, and start to bind the finished product with tapioca maltodextrin.(a food grade dextrose made from Tapioca) After the Cannabis oil was made into a powder, we have put it to the test.
The cannabis oil certainly did not appear water-soluble, but we did not try or expected that. As the maltodextrine dissolves, the oil will stay behind. But we will continue to experiment using concentrates to be able to make it appear water-soluble, in a way that people are able to make the recipe at home. Learn more about Water-soluble THC here.
However, the effects of the high started to kick in between 15 and 20 minutes after ingestion, mixed into regular food. Making the effects 3 times as fast than usual.
You can also just straight up eat the powder, It has a similar texture to cotton candy, as soon as you put it on your tongue, it just dissolves. If you want to take it to the next level, you can even add nutella, chocolate or peanut butter to the mix. And make cannabis chocolate powder or peanut butter powder. Check out the recipe here:
- 1/4 cup Cannabis oil
- 3/4 cup Tapioca Maltodextrin
- In a medium bowl, mix together the cannabis oil and maltodextrin until it becomes a powder.
- Take the powder through a fine sieve to get a finer cannabis powder.