The most popular way of consuming cannabis has always been by rolling a joint and smoking away. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Some people are so opposed to smoking that they don’t even consider marijuana for some happy relaxation. Well, there is some news for you people. Smoking is not the only option available.
Recreational and medicinal cannabis is now available in so many different variants that there is something for everyone.
One popular method in use is cannabis-infused coconut oil.
Coconut oil is an inexpensive essential oil with a lot of benefits. It is an excellent moisturizer and leaves a lovely fragrance. You can infuse some cannabis in coconut oil and use it for all the sound effects of cannabis.
It is a simple procedure, and you can do it at home!
Types of Cannabis Oil
Cannabis is no new news to people using the same for various purposes. However, not many are aware that many additives go into the mix to make the oil stable. These include benzene, naphtha, pressurized gas, etc., which are not suitable for your health.
Since making cannabis oil is not regulated, obtaining a controlled amount of these gases is not easy.
Lack of proper lab testing adds to the risks. This can be a potential issue when it comes to targeted users like cancer patients.
Therefore, getting a coconut infusion is not just fragrant, but it is also safe for anyone.
Benefits of Using Cannabis Coconut Oil
The best part about using cannabis-infused coconut oil is that you don’t have to worry about harmful and toxic additives. You can use it for eating as well, as there is no associated risk.
The finished product is also devoid of any residual by-products that add to unwanted dangers.
This is why making this infusion is easy at home. You don’t need any gases or harmful reagents. Just acquire some good quality ingredients, and you are good to go.
Requirements for Oil Infusion
Before you begin, make sure you have everything that is needed to go through the recipe effortlessly.
Since it is a cannabis infusion of coconut oil, you will most certainly need a good quality cannabis strain. It is better to choose organic variants, especially if the purpose is medicinal. The results will be impeccable.
The most popular strain used is the one having a 1:1 THC to CBD ratio. But you can do your research to find the best fit.
For equipment, you will need a baking tray to de-carb the cannabis. You will also need a bot or a cooker for slow cooking. If you opt for a cooker, make sure it has a low heat setting to avoid the burning of oil. Oil, being inflammable, can catch fire easily if heated on high flame.
Coconut is another essential ingredient. It is the source of all the fats and lipids that will bind to the psychoactive components of cannabis to give you the perfect infusion.
A strainer or a cheesecloth is another requirement for the preparation. If you don’t have either of those, you can make a strainer using empty teabags or use coffee filters instead. You will also require a jar to store your infusion for later use.
Preparing Cannabis-Infused Oil
This is a very simple-to-follow recipe that you can adjust as per your ingredients and supplies. For every one part of cannabis, you will require an equal amount of coconut oil. This will give an even and effective mixture.
The first step is to break up the buds. Separate them properly by ensuring not to pulverize them and turn them to dust. This step is crucial as it will activate the psychoactive components in cannabis. Once the buds are done, leave the tray in the oven for about an hour to de-carb.
In your pot or slow cooker, put in the required amount of coconut oil. Let it melt on a low flame till it is completely liquid. Be cautious when the oil is on the flame as it is flammable.
After your cannabis is done in the oven, start stirring it into the coconut oil. At this step, make sure all the marijuana you are putting in is layered perfectly with oil.
Let the pot stew for about 2 to 2.5 hours while you stir every 10 to 15 minutes. Make sure the oil does not smoke. If you see the same happening, it indicates that the oil is getting too hot and evaporating.
Loss of oil will make your infusion less effective.
After proper heating and mixing, carefully pass the mix through a cheesecloth. Make sure you have suitable gloves on before doing so. The oil is going to be very hot, and you don’t wish to get hurt. Tie up the cloth with rubber bands to secure it.
Gently squeeze out the liquid. This will ensure that all you are getting is the infusion and not any debris from the cannabis.
The oil can be stored in the fridge or a cool or dark place and used later.
This cannabis-infused oil is easy to work with.
If you are a first-time user, test your capacity by using only small quantities at a time. Keep increasing it as and when you feel comfortable.