How to make cannabis-infused coconut oil
by Kyle Hall on Nov 18, 2022
Cannabis-infused coconut oil is a great way to make your own edibles or topical products at home. The process is simple and only requires a few ingredients.
Coconut oil is a great choice for infusing with cannabis because it has a high fat content. This means that it will absorb more of the active compounds in cannabis, making your finished product more potent.
The first step is to decarboxylate your cannabis. This is a process of heating the cannabis to convert the THC-A into THC. THC-A is the non-psychoactive form of THC and it won’t get you high unless it’s converted.
To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread your cannabis on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, it’s time to infuse it into the coconut oil. You’ll need a double boiler for this step.
Fill the bottom part of the double boiler with water and place it on the stove over medium heat. Put the coconut oil in the top part of the double boiler and add the decarboxylated cannabis.
Stir the mixture occasionally and let it simmer for 2-3 hours. The longer you let it simmer, the more potent the final product will be.
Once the infusion is complete, strain the cannabis out of the oil using a cheesecloth or coffee filter. Store your cannabis-infused coconut oil in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid.
Cannabis-infused coconut oil can be used in a variety of ways. You can use it to make edibles or topical products. It can also be used as a cooking oil or added to your favorite recipes.
If you’re using it to make edibles, keep in mind that the effects of cannabis can take up to 2 hours to kick in. Start with a small dose and wait at least 2 hours before consuming more.
To make a topical product, simply apply the coconut oil to the area you want to treat. The cannabinoids in the oil will be absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.
Cannabis-infused coconut oil is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of ways. It’s easy to make at home and can be used to make edibles, topical products, or added to your favorite recipes.