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Cooking with marijuana can be an incredibly worthwhile venture. It presents a unique set of challenges, and with nearly limitless options, the results can be delicious and provide a good high. One of our favorite new ingredients is cannabis-infused coconut oil. There is a variety of different types of canna oil out there, but cannabis coconut oil has become a hot favorite because it's dairy-free and provides a few additional health benefits. If you've been wanting to learn how to make weed oil, this is the post for you!
Cannabis infusion is the simple process of taking dried marijuana or hemp flower, activating the THC or CBD, and bonding the desired cannabis chemicals to the desired ingredient. THC and CBD both easily bind to fat, which is why creating cannabis butter or oil is ideal. A cannabis coconut oil that has been properly infused offers a wide variety of culinary applications, provides the same psychoactive and therapeutic benefits as eating other edibles or smoking, and gives the added perk of coconut oil's health benefits.
We highly recommend cooking with coconut oil infused with cannabis. Not only is it easy to cook with, but it's vegan-friendly, remains solid at room temperature, and tastes delicious. It has also been found to contain healthy fatty acids that provide necessary energy and boost your body's metabolism. Coconut oil is thought to be a heart-healthy food that may reduce seizures, raise good cholesterol, and reduce your overall hunger levels. It's also thought to improve dental health, reduce stress and asthma symptoms, and help with hair and skin health if applied topically. Additionally, coconut oil uses are essentially limitless - it can be used to replace most any other oil in any recipe.
Because coconut oil has so quickly become incredibly popular, there is some controversy surrounding various health claims. There is, however, a consensus that less processed coconut oil is much healthier. Use extra-virgin coconut oil whenever possible, as it is likelier to be the more natural product. Additionally, too much coconut oil will add a lot of extra calories to your diet. Experts suggest that oils should not take up more than 10% of your daily calorie intake.
Knowing how to make THC oil may seem intimidating, but it only requires a few steps that are fairly easy to follow. We've chosen to provide a canna-coconut oil recipe that uses a French Press. There are other ways to infuse cannabis and oil, but we've found this to be an easy process. If you're wondering how to make CBD oil with coconut oil, you'll simply follow the exact same steps - just use hemp flower instead of marijuana flower.
You can make infusions with any cannabis flower, but you should pay attention to how much THC is in the strain your using. There are various THC calculators available that help determine the strength of your final product. If you're not looking for much of a high, make sure to use strains with lower THC levels (and vice versa).
You'll want to clean your flower before cooking it. This process will only get rid of undesirable residues and debris - it will not lose any of its potency. To safely clean your flower:
This step of the process is called decarboxylation (known as "decarb"), a chemical reaction that activates the cannabis. Once you activate your cannabis, it becomes psychoactive - the state required for proper infusion. If you put flower that has not gone through decarb in coconut oil, it will not provide any of the desired benefits. To properly activate your cannabis, follow these steps:
Please note that baking your cannabis at higher temperatures will result in burning off the terpenes that provide the psychoactive and therapeutic effects.
You'll need to liquify your coconut oil before infusing it with your cannabis. It's best to start this part of the process while you're cooking the flower. To liquify your oil, follow these steps:
Once you've completed these last few steps, you will have made canna-coconut oil!
After you've created your cannabis-infused coconut oil and it has been properly stored, there are several ways you can get it ready for use:
There is an endless supply of coconut oil recipes out there - and yes, you can use your cannabis-infused coconut oil for all of them. Whether you're baking, cooking, using it as a dressing, or using it as the base for a stir-fry or pasta dish, cannabis coconut oil is the perfect ingredient for providing functionality, flavor, and a good high.
Give our cannabis-infused coconut oil recipe a shot, use it to make a meal, and then let us know what the final product turns out like! Also, feel free to leave your own recipes for weed oil infusions below!