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How To Make Cannabis Oil?

In this article we’ll teach you everything to make cannabis oil. Cannabis oil is one of the easiest ways to cook with marijuana. With this recipe, you'll create an aromatic ingredient that can be used in both sweet and savory recipes.
This easy to use instruction is part of the free to download Ultimate Stoner Cook Book of Open Your Mind. Fill your email in below and get direct access to this instruction and many more delicious meals with cannabis!


Decarboxylating cannabis for weed oil

Before incorporating cannabis into edible recipes, a crucial step is required - decarboxylation. This process "activates" the plant material, unlocking the full potential and maximizing the desired effects. Cannabis plants naturally contain compounds like THC and CBD. Decarboxylation involves applying heat, which removes a carboxyl group from these molecules, transforming them into their psychoactive counterparts (THC). This chemical transformation is what allows the compounds to interact with our bodies and produce the familiar cannabis high.

When smoking or vaporizing cannabis, the high temperatures instantly decarboxylate the compounds, making them readily available for absorption into the bloodstream and producing an immediate effect. In the case of edibles, however, the decarboxylation process must be performed separately before infusing the cannabis into a carrier medium like butter or oil.

In this article we show you step by step how to decarboxylate your buds and how to make cannabis oil .

Which supplies do you need for decarboxylating cannabis

  • Oven
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabis grinder (optional)

Steps for decarboxylating weed

  1. Preheat your oven to 110ºC, positioning the rack in the middle. This ensures even heating for optimal decarboxylation, as ovens tend to vary in temperature from top to bottom.
  2. Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Gently break up or grind the cannabis onto the sheet, ensuring it's not too finely ground to prevent burning.
  3. Place the sheet in the oven and heat for 30 minutes, remembering to stir at least once during the process.
  4. After heating, allow the cannabis to cool for 30 minutes at room temperature.
  5. Your cannabis should appear lightly toasted and have a golden brown color.
  6. Proceed with the steps below to infuse the decarboxylated cannabis into oil for further use.

How to make weed oil?

Making weed oil is one of the easiest and most feasible ways to enjoy marihuana in edibles. This because oil can easily be added to any of the cannabis recipes we usually make and included in the Ultimate Stoner Cook Book.

After following the above steps to decarboxylate the THC in your cannabis, we can start with making the weed oil. With instructions below each tablespoon of Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil contains about 29 mg THC, based on the use of a 20% THC strain. Plan accordingly to substitute for a portion, but not all, of the olive oil in a recipe.

Which supplies needed to make cannabis oil?

  • 3,5 grams of cannabis buds
  • 235 ml of extra-virgin olive oil
  • Small saucepan
  • Fine strainer

Easy steps to make cannabis oil

  1. In a small saucepan, combine oil and cannabis and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat; continue to cook for 20 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Remove saucepan from the heat and let steep for 30 minutes more.
  3. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a resealable heat-proof food container with an airtight lid. Keep refrigerated and use within 30 days.

Your freshly made cannabis oil is good to go! Now it is ready to use into one of the stoner recipes we've covered in our other articles and put it to good use.


Cooking with Open Your Mind

At Open Your Mind, we firmly believe that cannabis use complements a purposeful and productive lifestyle. We're dedicated to cultivating a community of high achievers and crafting top-notch products that align with this ethos.

While our primary goal revolves around creating practical yet aesthetically pleasing items that enhance your smoking experience, we also want to share valuable information with our community. Combining this vision with our passion for cooking (with cannabis 😉), we've created a freely accessible stoner cookbook for our followers.

Enjoy cooking!

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