What is Weed Infused Cooking Oil?
If you are looking for how to make Weed infused cooking oil at home, we have you covered! This article discusses the various oil options, uses, recipes, and a step-by-step method of making it at home.
Weed infused cooking oil is a great way to add the benefits of THC, CBD, and other Cannabinoids to your diet without the need for smoking.
It’s easy to make weed-infused oil at home, and it’s a great way to infuse your favorite dishes.
This Cannaoil is perfect for adding that extra kick to your favorite dish or even as a base for making delicious cannabis edibles. It is a straightforward process, with easy-to-follow instructions. Many different preparation methods and oil suggestions are available. We have taken the time to break down the various oils and uses, as different oils are suitable for other cooking methods.
What are the Benefits of Weed Infused Cooking Oils?
Infusing your favorite dishes with Cannabis offer many benefits. It can potentially help with pain relief, reduce anxiety, and provide you with a good night’s rest.
The strain of Weed you chose will directly impact the benefits of the Weed infused oil. The Cannabinoid composition of the Weed will determine the effects of the oil. Conclusion: weed infused oil high in CBD may reduce inflammation, amongst many other benefits, whereas THC-dominant Weed may provide better pain relief.
We suggest consulting your local dispensary, establishing your desired effects, and cooking up your next batch of Weed Infused Cannabis Oil.
Ingesting Weed has become a popular and healthier alternative to smoking. A gentle reminder that Marijuana edibles take longer to kick in as the digestive system absorbs them. Start low and slow and enjoy the many benefits Weed infused cooking oil offers.
Choosing Oil for Infusing your Cannabis
We prefer these three primary oils, canola, olive, and coconut oil. It is essential to determine the use of the oil before deciding which oil to select.
We always have a batch of Weed infused canola cooking oil in the fridge as it is ideal for most cooking methods and has a neutral flavor.
Weed infused olive and coconut oils are healthy oils in use but may add flavor to your dish. Try using some coconut oil as a topical oil; it’s nourishing for your skin and may reduce inflammation, and is an excellent anti-bacterial base.
Weed infused oil is perfect for many classic recipes, including:
- Mayonnaise using Weed infused canola or cooking oil
- Cashew nut and basil pesto using Weed infused olive oil
- Vinaigrette made from Weed infused olive oil
- Vegan chocolate brownies made with Weed infused coconut oil
Weed Infused Cooking Oil Recipe
- Heavy base pot or crockpot
- Digital thermometer
- 1 Mason Jar 1/2 pint size
- Cheesecloth or paper filter
- 1 cup Decarboxylated Cannabis flower about 14 grams
- 1 cup Canola Oil Avocado or vegetable oil
Double Boiler Method
- Grind the Cannabis and decarboxylate it if it’s not already done
- Pour the canola oil and decarbed Weed in the heavy base pot and heat over medium heat until you've reached 170 - 195 °F. Lower the heat slightly to maintain this temperature.
- Slowly simmer at 185 °F for 3 - 4 hours. Keep an eye on the thermometer and do not allow the temperature to exceed 200° F.
- Once the infusion is complete, remove the pot from the heat.
- Line your mason jar with the cheesecloth, paper filter, or mesh filter and strain the contents into a sterilized container.
- Your Weed infused cooking oil is now ready for use.
How to Determine The Dosing
We worked on an easy-to-remember 1:1 ratio of oil to cannabis for this basic recipe. You can, of course, adjust this ratio based on your tolerance and chosen strain.
We advise you to start low and slow and build up from there.
The strain you choose will also determine the strength and potency of the oil. Keep that in mind when visiting your local dispensary.
Proper Storage of Weed infused oil or Cannaoil is essential.
You want to keep it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Be sure to choose a container that seals completely to keep out any oxygen.
Storing cannabis products in an opaque container is recommended and will aid in the preservation of your product. Cannabis cooking oil is a food product handled with care.
Keeping the product in the fridge will provide an extended shelf-life and keep the product fresh without unnecessary deterioration. Weed infused cooking oil can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 months and in the freezer for six months.
How eating cannabis is different from other consumption methods
The most common methods of consuming Weed is:
Smoking or vaping Weed is considered a more harmful way to consume Cannabis simply because you inhale combusted material that may not be good for your lung health. In contrast, Weed edibles are absorbed through the digestive system before landing in your bloodstream.
The above assumption is not necessarily entirely true, as edibles take longer to land in your bloodstream, and one can therefore overindulge by consuming more than your recommended dose.
It’s important to note that eating cannabis can take up to two hours before you feel any effects and stay in your system for as long as 6 hours; therefore, don’t overdo it!
Smoking or vaping Cannabis has a much faster effect and is sometimes preferred by those needing immediate relief.
Smoking or vaping vs. edibles also delivers a different “high.” When ingesting edibles, the former offers a more cerebral high than a “couch-lock” high.
FAQ’s Making Potent Weed Infused Cooking Oil at Home
Can you make good edibles from bad weed?
Yes, you can, unless the weed has gone moldy!
How to tell if your Weed has gone bad?
We recommend it when referring to “bad” as a lesser quality Weed. Keep your high-end Cannabis, with defined terpenes for a relaxing vape to fully enjoy the taste and quality.
What To Do with the Leftover Plant Material After Infusing Cannabis Oil?
The best part of the Weed is in the oil, and it may not have much more to offer.
For those diehards wanting to explore more options,
Golden milk is one of our favorite soul-warming drinks. Combining a spoonful of leftover cannabis pulp with plant-based milk, Tumeric, and other spices is an absolute winner.
Extract the remaining oil by pouring boiling water over the pulp and separating the oil. Gently scoop off the oil and discard the water and pulp.
If all else fails, put it in the compost heap. Be sure to remove the excess oil by following the step above.
Which oil is best to use for Weed Infused Oil?
Almost all cooking oils will work, provided they can withstand the heat. It is important to note that oil goes through chemical reactions when exposed to heat. You want to select an oil with a higher smoking point to reduce and eliminate possible free radicals, hazardous to our health.
These oils include:
Oils to avoid:
most unrefined oils
What is decarboxylation, and why it’s necessary when making Weed edibles?
Decarboxylation or decarbing is the process of heating parts of the Cannabis plant to a specific temperature that releases an active ingredient.
The decarb process converts a natural compound, e.g., an amino acid, into its more stable form, using heat or catalyzed oxidation. This process occurs in most Cannabinoids, e.g., CBDA is converted to CBD, THCVA is converted to THCV, CBNA to CBN, etc.
Decarboxylation removes carboxyl groups from a molecule, making it more straightforward and digestible.
The chemical reaction between heat and plant matter creates THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol (from THCA). This primary psychoactive compound relieves pain and induces euphoria in users when consumed in sufficient doses.