What do you call a coconut that doesn’t have milk? A milk dud.
Well, just so you don’t get your hopes up, we don’t plan to make any milk duds in this five part series on cooking with cannabis — just a weed oil in this post!
One note: this will stink up your kitchen (or house, or apartment/condo complex), so, please, give our cover up candles a try! Yes, they are regular candles, but at least they are soy based :).
Though, we are planning on getting together your pantry of infused weed oils and butters to put to use anyway you see fit – yes, even topical application like lotions.
The Endless Possibilities of CBD Coconut Oil
Cannabis THC or CBD coconut oil is a really versatile way to consume cannabis.
It’s great taken alone or baked into all kinds of edibles – most strains of cannabis beautifully complement the flavor of coconut oil!
Infused cannabis oils make it easy to medicate and you can use indica, sativa, or even high CBD strains to get the desired effect you want – or any cannabinoid really.
When using buds, it’s okay to use less than you would if you were using trim as there will be more trichromes present and therefore more THC.
If I was using buds instead of trim in this batch, I probably would have used 0.5 grams of bud per tablespoon of coconut oil.
- Infused cannabis meatballs
- Blend with coffee
- Add to smoothie
- Muscle and body rub
- Stress and anxiety relief
Guidelines for dosing
We recommend using anywhere from 0.5-1.5 g of trim/bud/hash/etc per tablespoon of oil. If this is your first time experimenting with canna oil, try using 16 grams of cannabis to 2 cups of oil.
Check out our CBD/THC dosage and potency calculator for general dosing help.
How to Store Weed Oil
I personally love storing my precious weed oil in small, labeled glass jars tucked away in a cool and dark corner of my pantry.
This way, it’s easily accessible whenever I want to add a potent dose of cannabis goodness to my favorite recipes.
Having it neatly organized and ready to go brings a sense of convenience and excitement to my culinary adventures.
Plus, the airtight jars help preserve its freshness and potency, ensuring every dish is infused with the perfect amount of herbal magic!
Proper Weed Oil Storage
Proper storage of cannabis coconut oil is essential for maintaining its freshness and potency. To store it effectively, follow these tips:
- Container: Use an airtight container made of glass or a food-grade plastic material. This will help prevent exposure to air, moisture, and light.
- Cool and Dark Place: Store the container in a cool, dark location, such as a pantry or cupboard. Avoid areas that are exposed to heat or direct sunlight, as they can degrade the quality of the oil.
- Temperature: Keep the cannabis coconut oil at a consistent temperature. Avoid extreme temperature changes, as they can affect the oil’s texture and potency.
- Labeling: Clearly label the container with the date of preparation to track its freshness and ensure proper rotation of your cannabis-infused oils.
With proper storage, cannabis coconut oil can last up to six months or longer.
However, its shelf life may vary depending on factors such as the quality of the ingredients used and storage conditions.
Regularly inspect the oil for any signs of mold, discoloration, or rancidity.
If you notice any changes, it’s best to discard the oil to ensure your safety and the quality of your culinary creations.
Equipment and Flower for Weed Oil
Tools we Use and Where to Get Them
- Strainer or cheesecloth
- Bowl or large measuring cup
- Jar or bowl to store the coconut oil
- Grinder (a simple hand grinder works best)
- Double-boiler, slow cooker, saucepan, etc.
Where to buy CBD Flower for Infused Cannabis Oil
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- Joy Organics has become a leader in the CBD industry, setting the standards for manufacturing, testing, and quality.
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How to Make Cannabis Oil
- 1 Strainer or Cheese Cloth
- 1 Bowl
- 1 Large Measuring Cup
- 1 Cannabis Grinder
- 1 Double Boiler, Slow Cooker, Etc… Check out our other posts to learn all the ways to extract
- 1 Ounce Cannabis Flower Your choice of cannabinoid. THC, CBD, CBG and so forth
- 2 Cups Coconut Oil Or any oil really
- Grind the cannabis to a medium/fine course. It's ok to use entire plant, just the flower, a little bit of both — this is all a matter of preference. Anything small enough to fit through the strainer will end up in your product so be careful grinding.
- Combine oil and cannabis in your double-boiler or slow cooker, and heat the two together on low or warm for a few hours. Cooking can be done a variety of ways (see note below on times): in a slow cooker on low; in a double-boiler on low; or in a simple saucepan on low for at least three hours, stirring frequently (do not scorch). In all cases, a small amount of water can be added to the mixture to help avoid burning. Note: whatever method you choose, temperature of the oil should not exceed 245°F.
- Strain and store the oil. Do not squeeze too hard on the cheesecloth; this will simply add more chlorophyll to your oil. All remaining plant material can be used for composting or discarded. Keeping the oil in your pantry will last for at least 2 months, cans be extended in refrigerator. Keep out of the sunlight.
- Step 1 Note: When grinding, anything that fits through the product will eventually end up the in product. Be extra careful not to grind too fine.
- Step 2 Note: Slow cooker on low for 4-6 hours, stirring occasionally. Double-boiler on low for at least 6 hours (8 is better), stirring occasionally.
- Step 2 Note: Be careful during the decarboxylation (step 2), overcooking will destroy the cannabinoid. The the most important pieces of the puzzle.
Disclaimer: this information is not medical advice and is purely for entertainment and education purposes. In no way do we condone the use of cannabis or it’s bi-products without the consent of your medical professional as well as abiding by your state and country laws.