Cooking with Cannabis – Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

Infusing your own coconut oil with cannabis and using it to make DIY edibles is probably a lot easier than you may have thought!

Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil

Ingredients

  • 7g (1/4 oz) of cannabis flower
  • 100g (1/2 cup) of coconut oil

Other Supplies

  • Scissors or a cannabis grinder
  • An oven-safe baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • A medium stovetop pan
  • A spoon (Wooden spoons are preferred)
  • Cheesecloth
  • A storage container for the final product (Standard 16oz mason jars work great for this)

Cannabis-Infused Oils at NaturalAid – Legal Cannabis Dispensary, Sunland, California

Preparation

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 215°F.

Step 2

Break up the weed using a cannabis grinder/scissors.

Step 3

Cover the bottom of your baking dish with the ground cannabis, and seal tightly with aluminum foil.

Step 4

Bake it in the 215°F oven for 30 minutes to activate the cannabis. This process is called decarboxylation, and it helps to create a more potent oil infusion!

Step 5

Remove from the oven, leaving the aluminum foil tight over the top. Keeping it sealed helps prevent cannabinoid-rich vapor or steam from escaping the container, and allows it to settle back into the herb – again, helping with potency!

Step 6

Melt your coconut oil in a medium-size pan over low heat while the baking dish filled with herb cools.

Step 7

After the herb dish has been left to cool for about 15 minutes, uncover and pour the melted coconut oil over the cannabis. Use a spoon to mix until combined; the goal is to coat all of the dry herb with oil!

Step 8

Cover tightly with the aluminum foil once more, and return it to the 215°F oven for an hour and a half. If possible, it’s best to stir/agitate the mixture once or twice while it’s baking. Doing so helps the cannabinoids distribute more evenly.

Step 9

Remove the dish from the oven, and let cool with the aluminum foil cover on for 15-20 minutes – until you can comfortably handle the dish.

Step 10

Place a double-layer of cheesecloth over the opening of whatever storage vessel you’re using for your infused oil.

Step 11

Carefully pour your infusion over the cheesecloth, straining out all chunks of plant matter in the process.

Step 12

Gather up the sides of the cheesecloth into a bundle, and squeeze out as much remaining oil as possible.

DONE!

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