Part 2, How to Make Infused Cannabis Weed Oil

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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.

See part one: basics of cannabis extraction or move on to part three: infused cannabis CBD or THC weed butter and part four: infused cannabis CBD or THC honey.

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.

Some Ideas:

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.

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:

  1. Container: Use an airtight container made of glass or a food-grade plastic material. This will help prevent exposure to air, moisture, and light.
  2. 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.
  3. Temperature: Keep the cannabis coconut oil at a consistent temperature. Avoid extreme temperature changes, as they can affect the oil’s texture and potency.
  4. 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

Where to buy CBD Flower for Infused Cannabis Oil

  • Cannaflower is one of our favorites. A small New England farm dedicated to growing and sourcing the highest quality CBD hemp flower available. Their packaging is beautiful! 10% off – Use BeTheHippy
  • Joy Organics has become a leader in the CBD industry, setting the standards for manufacturing, testing, and quality.
  • Dr. Ganja has been around for a while and care about the quality of their products. Take a look at their history and also the amount of tests they put their flower through. 7% – Use BeTheHippy

Next up – Part three, How to Make Infused Cannabis Butter

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How to Make Cannabis Oil

Make your own cannabis oil at home with this simple recipe. Perfect for cooking and baking, this versatile oil is easy to make and will elevate any dish. Learn how to make cannabis oil today!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time5 hours
Course: Cannabis Oils
Cuisine: Cannabis
Keyword: Cannabis Oil, CannaOil, Cooking with Cannabis, Extracting Cannabis into Oils, How to Make Cannabis Oil
Servings: 2 Cups of 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.

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Your no-nonsense, sometimes witty, cannabis knowledgeable hippy from the Midwest, hanging around Chicago these days. Learning the ins and outs of the cannabis world while learning to blog. In hopes that our lives become a little more… relaxed.

This Post Has 32 Comments

  1. Jef Olson

    4 stars
    So just to make sure: the decarb takes place in the oil whole infusing? Or do I decarb first, then cook to infuse the oil. It late. I’m stoned but anxious to do it and not necessarily it up.
    Thanks for the great articles!

    1. Sarah

      5 stars
      Decarb first! But don’t worry, if you don’t decarb and just infuse it will still most likely work. You just won’t extract as much of the cannabinoids (aka. It may not but be as powerful).

      And if you decarbed the flower after infusing, nothing bad will happen. Just an extra step before throwing out the weed ☺️

  2. Wils

    PS My target temp in the slow cooker is initially 200- 220, for the first 3hrs, then I reduce the temp and may let it cook all night.

  3. Wils

    Love all your tips, I come here whenever I need some reassurance to my methods. Decarbing in a mason jar is like the best thing in the world. I have been cooking in a pressure cooker for over 20 years, sure beats the oven. I hit my ground flower with a coffee grinder before putting it in the slow cooker with the olive oil. I do not strain the flower from my oil. Poppy seed recipes are my favorite, nobody knows they are eating grass. Your dosage calculator is right on! My average dose is 80 grams per serving and when I put my numbers into your calculator, right at 92, perfect. Thank You

  4. André

    In your recipe it isn’t clear How many grams of cannabis is in a cup, or did I miss it,🤔

  5. Andy

    If the batch size isn’t too small, a coffee press works well for straining.

  6. Elizabeth

    So can u use just a pot om the stove instead of the crock pot and how do u do the pan on the stove method if u can im really lost in how to do thls w out a crock pot

    1. bethehippy

      Hey there Elizabeth. You can also heat directly on the stove with a little water (check this recipe) — can be risky with scorching. Or, you can do a double boiler on your stove top (check this recipe) — it’s just like melting chocolate. Put a heavy glass bowl (filled with your oil. i.e. butter or coconut) above a medium saucepan (filled with water to boil).
      Stay groovy out there!

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  9. Cheri

    Done the butter but trying the coconut oil.Rice crispy treats here we come!😁

    1. bethehippy

      Let us know how it goes! And feel free to tag us on instagram if you decide to post an image. would love to see it @be_thehippy

      Stay groovy out there, Cheri.

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  15. Jim

    Thanks for the info!
    If I decarbed in a mason jar using an Instant Pot set on High Pressure, as you’ve covered in another article, couldn’t I also use the Instant Pot to infuse? Perhaps infusing on Low Pressure or no pressure at all – just setting the Instant Pot to simmer water with the pressure valve left open, for a bain-marie mason jar infusion.

    1. bethehippy

      Right on, Jim! I don’t see why you couldn’t. I actually don’t think I’ve given this a go myself. So, you’ve given me a new fun experiment to test out – Decarb and Infuse all in an Instant Pot.

      If you give this us a go yourself, let us know the results!

      As always, stay groovy!

      1. NorCalGal

        For sure you can. After decarbing, don’t add oil and pressure on high for 20 minutes. It works very well.

        1. NorCalGal

          *Yes do ADD the oil after decarb and cook on night for about 20 minutes. Your oil will be ready for straining.
          Also, I use a metal circle with slits in the bottom of the instapot. Wrap the jar in a towel to instapot. Add water to cover about 60% of the jar.
          Use a canner tool to remove jars from hot water or cool in the instapot . Store oil in an opaque glass jar or bottle. (Ball makes some great Amber glass jars to prevent uv deterioration)

          1. bethehippy

            Thanks NorCalGal!

        2. Pat

          Yes, very easy.

    2. Pat

      Pressure on high on a rack or towel for the oil or butter 40 min.

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