Many people have been referring to the legalization of edibles (projected in 2019) to be the “second wave” of legalization. Diverse products are expected to come into the market next year such as: cannabis infused drinks, luxurious chocolates, candies, baked goods, and even “beer.” However, while all these big brands get ready to launch their products, anyone wanting or needing edibles at the current moment would have to make them by themselves. This can seem like a daunting task to canna-beginners and experts alike, but, I have broken the process down into some pretty easy steps, via some pretty nifty graphics.
The first two graphics are methods for Canna-butter, but I believe oil can be substituted into either of these, at the same ratio.
I published these photos on Instagram earlier, although later made changes to all of the ratios, after doing some more research. I increased the amount of fat per gram of cannabis, as I read that anything too much higher than what is listed below is essentially just a waste of cannabis. When making cannabutter, the objective is to infuse the fat source with the cannabinoid molecules, so if one were to not use enough fat for the amount of cannabis, the fat can become saturated and a lot of cannabis will end up not being infused.
Do not grind any of your buds too thin while heating, as this will result in a lot of waste also. Secondly, remember not to squeeze the cheesecloth while straining your butter, as this will increase the amount of bad tasting and undesirable plant matter (eg. chlorophyll), but will not increase the potency of the butter.
Lastly, remember, as always, to be careful with the portioning, dosing, storing, and labeling of all of your edible creations!
The final recipe is a bit of a bonus for anyone who is short on time, or capable of burning ice.
Canna-flour is just as effective as a Canna-butter, but doesn’t have the hassle of infusing a fat source. As long as the recipe you are making has a nice amount of fat for your THC molecules to attach to, your baked goodies will be just as potent as ones with traditional cannabutter. Just be sure to sift the flour right before you use it, to ensure that all of the cannabis is evenly distributed through.
The one downside to Canna-flour is that it contains a lot more plant matter, and hence your recipes will a taste a lot more of cannabis than with the strained butter/oil. Therefore, you need to make something with the flour that will be able to cover up that fresh herby taste.
Click here, or on any of the graphics to direct to a Coconut Oil Recipe using Already Vaped Buds (ABV)
Click here for recipes using THC & CBD Oil/Tincture