Recipe: How to Make Marijuana Coconut Oil

Marijuana-infused coconut oil is a great way to ingest your cannabis, whether to alleviate stress, combat chronic pain or to provide numerous other health benefits. Using marijuana coconut oil is an effective means of making the most out of your weed extracts, often offering better results compared to alternative oil options such as cannabutter or olive oil.

A primary reason why this oil is superior to other natural oil options is its fatty acid/saturated fat, which makes up about 90% of its total content, making it highly nutritious – and delicious!  Mixing cannabis with a high-fat substance like coconut oil maximizes the potency of your marijuana preparation and is an excellent alternative to rolling a joint. Also, this oil is not derived from animal sources, making it suitable for most vegetarians and vegans.

marijuana coconut oil

When considering marijuana strains select one with high concentrations of CBD, along with THC. This strategic combination can help you reduce the adverse effects of THC, such as anxiety or disorientation while optimizing the plethora of health benefits.

Your weed-infused oil is also multipurpose. In addition to cooking with your cannabis oil, you can also use it as a cannabis topical for localized pain or sore muscles. Some people also use cannabis-infused coconut oil as a weed sex lube!

Supplies needed:

Preparing homemade marijuana coconut oil is a simple four-step process with highly satisfying results. You’ll need these items for the transformational process:

  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Mesh strainer
  • Container
  • Oven
  • Saucepan or any similar heating device
  • 1 cup of coconut oil
  • 1 cup of ground cannabis powder

Steps on Making Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

marijuana coconut oil

  • 1.) Decarboxylate your cannabis. The decarboxylation process transforms the naturally occurring THCA within the plant into THC, the substance that provides the therapeutic high associated with cannabis products. You can achieve this by grinding your cannabis leaves and laying them atop the parchment paper on the baking sheet. Make sure to minimize moisture on the tray surface as it might dilute and reduce the quality of your product. Heat the preparation in the oven for 35–45 minutes at 245ºF.
  • 2.) Next, you should give the cannabis weed preparation an even consistency by using a marijuana grinder or breaking the weed with your hands. While breaking down the weed gives you a richer cannabis experience, avoid reducing it into a fine consistency as the product will pass straight through your mesh strainer.
  • 3.) Add the combination of coconut oil and decarbed cannabis into your saucepan (or any suitable heating device) and let the preparation heat slowly for approximately three hours while keeping temperatures between 160–200ºF.
  • 4.) Finally, carefully position a mesh strainer over the container and pour your heated mixture through it for storage and safekeeping. Also, let it flow naturally through the sieve rather than squeezing it through the mesh as it might result in extra chlorophyll that gives your preparation a raw, grassy texture.

Additional Tips for Making Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

While marijuana coconut oil typically has a shelf life of two months, you may prolong its freshness through refrigeration. Although we recommend a 1:1 ratio for coconut oil and decarbed cannabis preparations, you may tweak concentrations according to your preferred strength.

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