How to Make Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot a video with Manny of Recreational 420 on how to make one of the infusions I use most often. Coconut oil is very high in fat, making it a great carrier oil for THC or CBD. I use coconut oil in a lot of my baked goods including muffins, cakes, and brownies. I hope you enjoy the video, you can also find the recipe below.

Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil

7 grams ground cannabis flower (better quality = more potent oil)
2 cups coconut oil

Preheat oven to 240 degrees F.

Spread ground flower evenly onto a sheet of tin foil. Fold up sides to make a packet. Place on baking sheet.

Bake for 20-35 minutes depending on how dry the flower is. The stickier the cannabis, the longer it will have to bake. You’re looking for it to turn a light brown toasted color.

While you are waiting for the cannabis to decarb you can melt your coconut oil in a small saucepan on the lowest setting.

Remove the packet from the oven and allow it to cool for a few minutes.

Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the saucepan. We’re trying to keep the oil at around 160 degrees, so the warm or lowest setting on your stovetop should do the trick. Since the THC is already activated there is no need for higher temperatures.

Add the ground cannabis to the melted coconut oil, making sure you scrape the tin foil well to get all of the flower into the oil.

Allow the cannabis to infuse into the oil for 3 hours, checking the temperature every 15 minutes or so. Depending on your stovetop you may have to pull the saucepan on and off the burner to make sure your oil does not get too hot. If you do pull it off, put a lid on the saucepan to keep the heat in. Place back on the burner when the temperature dips below 160.

Remove the saucepan from heat and strain the mixture through cheesecloth into a food safe storage container (I like to use a sterilized mason jar) making sure to press the flower with a spatula or gather the sides of the cheesecloth to squeeze out all of the oil. Cool the oil at room temperature or in the fridge until solid.


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