Since Cannabis legalization in Canada, a lot of people are searching for a healthier way to get high. Some people don’t like to smoke because of the harmful effect it has on their lungs. Edibles are a great way to get around this and still reap the benefits of Cannabis. You can make your own weed edibles at home with some simple ingredients. Before making your own edibles you have to know a few things.
When it comes to making weed edibles, there are two main methods: doing it yourself with homemade cannabis-infused oil or using concentrates such as THC Tinctures. If you want to make your own cannabis-infused oil, it’s a pretty straightforward process but it takes significant time. But if you’re looking for an easier way, using concentrates is the way to go.
In this blog post, Rick Sanchez from BC Weed Edible will explain to you how to make edibles using both methods. So whether you’re a DIY kind of person or you prefer to use concentrates, we’ve got you covered!
Make your edibles with DIY Cannabis-infused oil
You don’t need to be a chef to make your own cannabis-infused oil. All you need is some quality cannabis and a little bit of time. Here’s how to do it:
First, decarboxylate your cannabis. This is an important step because it activates the THC in the plant material, making it potent. To do this, simply spread your ground cannabis on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes.
Infuse your weed in Oil
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, it’s time to infuse it into the oil. You can use any type of oil you like, but olive oil or coconut oil are good choices. Simply place your decarboxylated cannabis and oil in a slow cooker or saucepan and heat it on low for several hours, stirring occasionally.
Cook with your cannabis-infused oil
Once your infusion is complete, strain the plant material from the oil using a cheesecloth or coffee filter. Your cannabis-infused oil is now ready to use in any recipe that calls for oil. Enjoy!
There are a few things to keep in mind when making your own cannabis-infused oil. First of all, you need to figure out the amount of THC that your oil contains. If weed is 20% THC on average that means, every single gram of weed has 200mg THC, which is a lot of THC. If that is your first experience with edibles we recommend that you take only 10mg. So you have to be careful when using homemade Cannabis oil.
Always start with a lower dose of THC and increase it gradually until you find the right amount for you, always wait for 2hours before taking more edibles. Secondly, be sure to store your infused oil in an airtight container in the fridge; it will last for several weeks this way. And finally, be careful when cooking with cannabis-infused oil; it can reach very high temperatures quickly, so watch your food closely to avoid burning it.
Make your edibles with Cannabis concentrates
Cannabis concentrates are a great way to make potent edibles. With THC & CBD Tinctures or THC Distillate, you can easily infuse your baked good or gummies with the right amount of THC. Just be sure to start low and go slow when dosing, as it can take up to two hours to feel the full effects of marijuana edibles.
Cannabis concentrates are revolutionary when it comes to making your own edibles. Why is that? Because they come with an accurate THC dosage, allowing you to get the perfect amount of THC.
For example, you can buy 1000mg THC Tincture and add the exact amount of dropper you need in your recipe. No more, no less. This is amazing because you know exactly how potent your edibles are going to be.
When it comes to other concentrates such as Distillate the potency is also well known. On average Distillate comes at +90% THC, for every gram of Distillate you have 900mg of THC, from this observation you only have to mix distillate and oil together to get exactly what you need.
THC Edible dosage
Knowing the perfect dosage can be tricky. It depends on so many factors, like your weight, tolerance, and the strength of the edible. Start low and go slow is always good advice when it comes to edibles. A good rule of thumb is to wait at least an hour before eating more since it can take that long to feel the effects.
If you’re new to edibles, start with a low dose (around five to ten milligrams). You can always eat more if you don’t feel anything after an hour or so. But if you eat too much, you might have a bad experience. Be careful and pay attention to how your body feels. THC Edibles are a great way to enjoy cannabis, but dosing correctly is important. Start low and go slow to avoid any unpleasantness. Check out this resource if you need a full Edible dosage chart by weight
Final thoughts about making your own edibles
Now that you know how to make your own edibles you might think, where can I get the products for my edibles?
As edibles are really specific you should only source your products from reliable online dispensaries that have expertise in edibles. This is where BC Weed Edible comes in handy, they are crafting and selling edibles in Canada for years now! You can be sure that you will find the perfect flowers, THC tinctures or bulk THC Distillate that will simplify the process of making your own edibles.
Note that you have 15% off your first order with the coupon: FIRST15. If you are not sure that you want to make edibles by yourself you can also buy your edibles from them, they carry gummies, chocolates, tinctures, concentrates, flowers etc… Everything that you need you will find it there! Check their website now and Happy cooking!