If you are reading this, you have probably asked yourself why Coconut Extract is so widely used for cannabis infusion; more than any other kind of oil. Well, the simple answer is that Coconut Oil binds especially well with cannabinoids because it has a high concentration of fatty acids.
Coconut Oil extracts about 82% of cannabinoids; significantly higher than any other oil. As a matter of fact, if you were to compare the fat content of coconut extract with olive extract, the difference would be well over 50% in favor of coconut oil. This makes coconut extract the ideal base for canna oil, whether you intend to cook with it, spread it on your snacks, or add it to some baked products. An added advantage is that the high-fat content in cannabis coconut oil gives it a long shelf-life.
Nonetheless, the number one reason why cannabis coconut oil has become so popular over the recent years is due to its numerous health benefits, some of which we will be listing later in this article. Weed infused coconut oil is also compatible with just about any diet, whether you’re using it for its nutritional value or you simply want your meal to taste great.
- A Quarter-Ounce of Cannabis
- A Scale
- A Cannabis Grinder
- An Oven
- A Baking Dish
- A Pan
- A Wooden Spoon
- Aluminum Foil
- A Storage Container
How to Make Canna Oil
Use your scale to measure out about 10 gram of weed. However, if you have exactly a quarter-ounce, just use the entire quantity. Next, you need to preheat your oven to about 200°F and, as it heats, crush the weed into small pieces using a grinder. If you can’t access a grinder, however, scissors will work just fine.
Phase One Baking
Now, cover the bottom of your baking dish with the ground cannabis and proceed to seal the dish tight with aluminum foil. Bake the cannabis in 200°F degree heat for about 30 minutes to ensure the cannabis is activated; this process is known as decarboxylation and it aids in the creation of more potent canna oil.
After 30 minutes, remove the baking dish from your oven and leave the aluminum foil sealed tight over the dish. The reason for this is to prevent the cannabinoid-rich steam from escaping the dish, allowing it to settle right back into the weed as it cools, which further guarantees potency.
Combining the Ingredients
Next, melt your coconut oil in your pan over a low flame while your herb-filled baking dish cools. Leave the dish to cool for about 15 minutes, after which you can uncover the container and pour the melted coconut oil over the cannabis. Use your wooden spoon to mix thoroughly with the aim of covering all of the weed in coconut oil.
Phase Two Baking
Once all the dry weed has been coated in coconut extract, cover the dish once again with aluminum foil and place it back in the oven; bake the mixture at 200°F for one and a half hours. For better results, we also recommend that you take the mixture out at least twice for stirring during this period. This will ensure that the cannabinoids are distributed more evenly.
After one and a half hours, remove the dish from the oven but leave the aluminum foil on the dish for at least 20 minutes to keep the vapor locked in as the mixture cools.
After confirming that you can comfortably handle the baking dish, place a double-layer cheesecloth over the opening of the storage container, you’ll be using to store your weed-infused coconut oil. Gently pour the mixture from the baking dish over the cheesecloth and proceed to strain out all chunks and plant matter.
To guarantee zero wastage, you will need to gather the sides of your cloth into a bundle and squeeze out as much of the remaining extract from the residue as you can. And there you have it; your canna oil recipe!
With your cannabis coconut oil, the possibilities are endless. You could use it to make potent pastries, sprinkle it over your food like ketchup before a meal, or you could simply use it anywhere you would need regular coconut oil.
Benefits of Weed Infused Coconut Oil
Among others, the benefits of cannabis coconut oil include:
- Improving Heart Health
- Improving Metabolism
- Acts as Aphrodisiac
- Reducing Inflammation
- Boosting Cognition
- Preventing and Managing Cancer
- Relieving Pain
- Reducing Anxiety
- Can be used as a Topical Lotion
According to Askgrowers the only precaution you need to take when using cannabis-infused coconut oil is; take it easy, especially if it’s your first time trying it. The onset time for each person varies, and so does the effect. It’s, therefore, better to start using your weed-infused oil a little more conservatively and increase intake after you have been able to gauge the effect it has on you. If we were to estimate, we would recommend one teaspoon per serving of food for starters.