Scent Free Cannabis Edibles: Cook With Weed, Scent Free!

Cannabis cookie edibles without any smell

Edibles are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Making cannabis edibles at home is a great way to control weed potency. It is is cost effective and is fun to do. However, it usually stinks up your house in the process. This is challenging for those who wish to cook cannabis discretely. Check out our easy to follow guide to making scent free cannabis edibles. Follow these steps and never deal with a weed smell while cooking weed edibles again.

There are quite a few ways to cook with cannabis. However, this is only one very effective way  to make scent free cannabis edibles.

We usually cook weed edibles in these 4 steps:

  1. Choosing your strain
  2. Decarboxylate your cannabis
  3. Infuse you cannabis with a fat, or high proof alcohol
  4. Use your cannabis infusion base in a recipe

Step 2 creates a lot of smell as the decarboxylation process is done in the oven. Heating your cannabis activates terpenes that give off its characteristic skunk-like scent. Contrastingly, step 3 calls for infusing your cannabis with either fat or high proof alcohol. This process produces less of a smell. Especially when using a mason jar. At this stage, there is still a light cannabis aroma.

For there to be no smell in the house when making your cannabis oil, butter, or tincture, everything needs to be vacuum sealed!

The Decarboxylation process

The decarb process is crucial as it turns your non active cannabis, THC-A, into active THC. The usual process to activate the THC in your cannabis is to place your weed in the oven on 240F for 40 minutes.

However, this obviously creates a lot of smell. To have no smell at all, vacuum seal your cannabis and place it in a pot of boiling water (212F). Boil your vacuum sealed weed for 55 minutes.

This will convert most of the THC-A into THC. Leaving some THC-A in your cannabis can actually be a good thing. This is because these compounds provide its potential medicinal benefits.

Cannabis base infusion

If the boiling process is complete it is time for next steps. Take your vacuum sealed cannabis out of the water carefully, and quickly bring it outside. Place your decarb cannabis in another vacuum bag. Now, add your choice of fat, high proof alcohol, butter, or oil. Vacuum seal your cannabis together with your selection and boil again for another 2 to 3 hours.

Once this process is done, your cannabis infusion is completely ready and active. There shouldn’t be any scent of cannabis inside the house.

Learn to cook cannabis edibles in complete detail with videos and pictures. Follow this start to finish guide on how to create weed edibles in the comfort of your home.

9 Responses

  1. I have a question, if I get to make a lot of canabic oil and keep it in a boat as if it were normal oil something happens with the canabic oil that is to say days go by and it doesn’t work anymore?

  2. When I put it back into boil the second time with the butter do I need to maintain the 212 degrees Fahrenheit? And how often do I have to add water does that mess with anything? Would it be ok to cover it?

      1. Ok so I vacuum sealed to de-carb in boiling water for 55 minutes which went well. When I took it out it looks maybe a little Browner than normal just putting it in the oven but it looks good still. When we infused we put in a mason jar instead and boiled it we lost a little water a couple times when we weren’t paying attention I let it boil for about 2 hours and 20 minutes I usually do two hours but added on the 20 minutes for the water that we lost. The butter looks great and it tastes great but I did not get high what did I do wrong?

      2. Hi Nik,

        Did you use the butter to make another dish? If yes, can you let me know which edible you made from it.

        How much decarbed cannabis did you use in how much butter?

  3. Jacob,
    Thank you for answering all my questions your awesome!! Yes, I made cookies with the butter. I used 8g with 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
    I’m thinking they are just super weak im going to eat 2 today and see what happens. Otherwise could we have over cooked it somehow?

    1. Do you still have some butter left. What you basically want to find out is: is the butter or the cookies? Maybe you bakes the cookies at too high temp.

      The butter, from how you described it seems nothing wrong with.

      1. Right!! It looked right, smelled right. I used all the butter sadly, but im going to try again. I set the butter in the fridge for 30 mins before making the cookies. Should I let it sit over night maybe? Definitely going to keep a better eye on it.

        Thank you for help and this article!! I used to make cookies all the time and didn’t care about the smell, but recently move to an apartment so need to be more aware of my surroundings.(lowkey eye roll) This was a big help!!

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