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. Though, we are planning on getting together your pantry of infused 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.
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
- Sacred Smoke Herbals has a great line of hemp flower including CBGa. Great quality, quick shipping and awesome customer service.
- 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.
- Berkshire CBD 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!
Part 2, How to Make Infused Cannabis CBD Coconut OilCourse: Cannabis OilCuisine: Infused Coconut Oil, Infused CBD Oil, Cbd, Cannabis, Henp, Oil, Coconut Oil, Cannabinoid, Extract CBD, Extract Cannabinoid, Infused CBD, Cooking with CannabisDifficulty: Easy
A simple recipe to extract any cannabinoid of your choice. This recipe uses Charlotte web cannabis plant and coconut oil you can find at your local stores.
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.
1 cup of ground cannabis flower (or less for milder potency)
1 cup of coconut oil
- 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. 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. 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. 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.