Coconut oil cannabis infusions

Published Feb 12, 2019 11:40 a.m. ET

 Do you want to make the best strongest and healthiest edibles? Then get out your coconut oil. This is the best medium for infusing cannabis. The high saturated fat content makes it capable of absorbing more terpenes, flavonoids, THC, and cannabinoids than butter or other types of oil. Coconut oil is about 90% saturated fat; our butter has typically around 60% saturated fat.  This type of fat is excellent for our vegan friends. Very suitable for those wanting to ingest marijuana without smoking. To make sure you do not spoil your edibles by the oil being too strongit is a good idea to test your oil. You can use a cannabinoid checker. If that is not available, try to prove the potency by small increments of tasting the oil. Remember to wait for the effects.  Once you know your dose, you can proceed with your recipe knowing that your oil is not too strong.

Cannabis coconut oil recipe

Great in milkshakes and coffee! Follow these steps for a delicious cannabis coconut oil milkshake.

Step 1 - Coconut oil infusion
Let's start our procedure for making our infusion. We must decarboxylate our herb. This will convert the THC-A to THC which is what we want. This can be obtained by heating our herb in the oven before we use it for the infusion.

  • Preheat your oven to 240F and spread the marijuana on a cookie sheet, cover with tin foil and bake for about 40 mins.
    When making our infusion, there will be a heavy smell if you use the crock pot and oven. You can avoid this by using a commercial decarboxylation device.

Step 2 - Infusion
Now we move on to the actual infusion. Using your crock pot combine your coconut oil and decarboxylated herb .

  • Use about a cup of each. Stir occasionally and keep on the heat for 8 to 10 hours. Let your mixture cool enough to handle.

Step 3 - Straining

  • Strain with the cheesecloth, squeeze the plant matter out, look at your oil. Success is sweet, here is your cannabis infused coconut oil. It is ready for you to use in your edibles now.
  • Your coconut infused oil will stay solid at room temperature. Coconut oil has its own anti-inflammatory elements which can aid in the soothing of an upset tummy. The infused coconut oil can also be beneficial for clearing any skin irritations. Another benefit of coconut oil is it can stimulate your metabolism.

Let’s talk about the use of the infused coconut oil for pain relief. THC is a good pain reliever usually with little side effects, so unlike opioids that can have devastating side effects.  Coconut oil better enables the THC to bind with the fat cells thus allowing the oil to be more potent.

Try using your infusion in the morning with a cup of java. If coffee does not appeal to your taste buds, perhaps you would like a morning smoothie. Who can refuse a few giggles with our morning beverage? This makes an excellent setup for the rest of the day.

When looking for a way to store or use your coconut infused oil a gelatin capsule will serve the purpose. Using this method is discreet whether adding to your coffee or using as a topical.

When choosing to use your coconut infused oil remember to use it safely and responsible and enjoy.

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