Creating your own cannabis edibles can be a fun and rewarding experience. Not only can you control the potency and flavour of your edibles, but you’ll also be saving money by not having to buy pre-made edibles from dispensaries. Read on to learn the basics of making cannabis edibles at home.
- Decide What Kind of Edible:
The first step to making your own cannabis edibles is to decide what kind of edible you want to make. Do you want to make cookies, brownies, gummies, candy, or something else? You can even get creative and make things like cannabis-infused pasta sauce or salad dressing. Once you decide what type of edible you want to make, you can move on to the next step.
- Find a Recipe:
Once you’ve decided what type of edible you want to make, you’ll need to find a recipe. You can find recipes online or in cookbooks. It’s important to make sure that the recipe you choose is designed for cannabis edibles, as it will likely include instructions on how to calculate the potency of the edibles.
- Calculate Potency:
Once you’ve found the recipe you want to use, it’s important to calculate the potency of the edibles. This is done by multiplying the amount of cannabis you’re using by the potency of the cannabis. This will give you an idea of how strong the edibles will be. It’s important to be aware of the potency of the edibles, as it can be dangerous to consume cannabis edible that is too strong.
- Decarboxylate the Cannabis:
Before you can infuse the cannabis into the edible, you’ll need to decarboxylate it. This is a process in which you apply heat to the cannabis, which activates the THC and other cannabinoids. To decarboxylate the cannabis, you’ll need to spread it out on a baking sheet and bake it in the oven at a low temperature for about an hour.
- Infuse the Edible:
Once the cannabis is decarboxylated, you can begin to infuse it into the edible. Depending on the recipe you’re using, this can involve mixing the cannabis with butter or oil before adding it to the recipe or it may involve mixing the cannabis directly into the recipe.
- Bake the Edible:
Once the cannabis is infused into the edible, you can now bake it according to the recipe. Make sure to follow the recipe closely to ensure that the edibles turn out correctly.
Making your own cannabis edibles is a great way to save money and create edibles that are tailored to your exact taste and potency preferences. With a bit of patience and practice, you can easily make your own delicious cannabis edibles at home.