How to make weed oil?
Cooking with cannabis is becoming more and more popular nowadays. Especially now, when cannabis is legal in Canada, people can finally turn to marijuana for its medical and recreational use and incorporate it into their cooking routine.
With cannabis-infused oil, you can turn favourite meals into delicious products that will surprise even the most experienced cannabis enthusiasts. From baking desserts to drizzling it over your salads, you have no limits on how you can use this versatile product in your meal prep.
If you haven’t yet discovered this great cooking medium, keep on reading to learn more about this delicious cannabis product and how you can make the one for yourself.
What is Weed Oil?
Weed oil or cannabis oil (canna oil) is simply a combination of oil of your choice and cannabis.
It is also one of the most versatile products due to its ability to be incorporated into various meals. Want to fry some chicken, bake a dessert or drizzle it over your greek salad? You can totally do it and get high while eating it, too!
To make cannabis oil you won’t need anything crazy like Moroccan spices, black truffle or the buried treasure of Oak Island.
All you need is heat, cannabis flower and your favorite cooking oil.
We will go over the recipe shortly, but let’s cover some benefits of cannabis-infused oil before we dive into cooking.
What Are the Benefits of Weed Oil?
An Alternative to Smoking
Weed oil offers an alternative to traditional cannabis consumption methods such as smoking joints and vaping cannabis. When infused into your food, the product goes through your digestive tract without involving the lungs in the process.
What’s more, when combustion is not involved, you avoid inhaling chemicals that are known to affect health!
Today, chronic pain affects many individuals. Luckily, weed oil could be beneficial to those suffering from chronic pain.
For example, a recent study has shown that cannabinoids can activate the CB1 receptor, the primary mechanism for the reduction of pain. When people ingest or inhale cannabis, it activates the brain’s reward system and reduces pain level.
This sounds very promising for people struggling with continuous pain! Since cannabinoids are able to reduce pain, people can use marijuana to treat different conditions such as headaches, neuropathy, spasticity and joint pain.
Due to a lower temperature extraction method involved, you will preserve the whole profile of the plant including cannabinoids such as CBD and THC, terpenes and flavonoids.
That means you will be able to enjoy the entourage effect. All compounds will synergize to produce unique effects and benefits. Moreover, since the extraction method preserves all the compounds in higher concentrations, it will be even more effective at providing relief.
Recipe for Weed Oil
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 cup of ground cannabis
- A cup of oil
*When making cannabis-infused oil, you will want to make sure that you have a 1:1 ratio of cannabis to oil
Choosing the Right Oil
Any oil of your choice will work and preserve the cannabinoids found in your cannabis. Whether you like olive oil or want to use vegetable and canola oil, all are going to be great options.
Here are some ideas on how you can use different types of oils:
- For desserts, coconut oil is a great option.
- If you want a mild flavor of your oil in the dish, vegetable and canola oil are both great options.
- And for more robust flavor, you can use olive or avocado oil.
Decarboxylate Your Weed
In order to reap the benefits of activated CBD or THC, another step that needs to take place is decarboxylation.
To decarboxylate your weed, spread it over the surface of your baking sheet. Then, place the baking tray into the preheated oven set to 240°F for 30-40 minutes.
Once it becomes highly brown, remove the tray from the oven.
Combining Cannabis and Oil
To make weed oil, add coconut oil and cannabis into either a slow cooker, double-boiler, or saucepan.
Depends on the method you choose, cooking can be done in three ways:
- Slow cooker method: Heat oil and cannabis on low for 4-6 hours. Don’t forget to stir occasionally.
- Double-boiler method: Heat on low for at least 6-8 hours and stir.
- Saucepan method: Stir regularly on low heat for about 3 hours to prevent scorching.
Strain and Enjoy!
Now it’s time to strain your canna oil through a cheesecloth or strainer to remove the plant material. For that, simply pour the content over the cheesecloth and discard the remaining plant material from the strainer.
And it’s done! The oil’s shelf life is two months, and you can also extend it by keeping it in the refrigerator.
Get Cooking With Weed Oil
You can now use your cannabis creation in your favorite recipes. Bake a batch of cookies, invite your friends for a cooking sesh, or eat it straight up! Just be sure to let your creativity run wild and cultivate some crazy culinary ideas with your potent, infused weed oil.
For example, Sugar Jacks edibles are made with all-natural flavours and colors and infused with premium THC distillate extract to keep your state fun and fresh. They also taste great!