You can make your own cannabis e liquid at home with just a few simple ingredients. Follow this step by step guide to learn how to make cannabis e liquid for your e cigarette.
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Introduction: what is cannabis e-liquid and why make it?
Cannabis e-liquid is a liquid form of marijuana that can be used in electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. cannabinoids are the active chemicals in marijuana that produce the medical and/or recreational effects. Making your own cannabis e-liquid allows you to control the strength and effects of your medication, as well as save money on buying premade e-liquids.
The basics of making cannabis e-liquid
Cannabis e-liquid is a liquid that is used in electronic cigarettes or vapes. It usually contains nicotine, propylene glycol, and flavorings. Cannabis e-liquid can also contain CBD, which is a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and marijuana plants.
To make cannabis e-liquid, you will need:
-Cannabis concentrate: This can be in the form of hash oil, budder, wax, or shatter. You will need about 1 gram of concentrate per liter of e-liquid.
-Propylene glycol: This is a petroleum product that is used as a food additive and in pharmaceuticals. It is also the active ingredient in antifreeze. You will need about 200 ml of propylene glycol for every liter of e-liquid.
-Vegetable glycerin: This is a clear, odorless liquid that is derived from vegetables. It is used in food, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. You will need about 200 ml of vegetable glycerin for every liter of e-liquid.
-Nicotine: This is an addictive stimulant that is found in tobacco products. You can buy nicotine online or at some vape shops. You will need about 2 mg of nicotine per liter of e-liquid.
1) Combine the cannabis concentrate, propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, and nicotine in a clean glass jar with a tight lid. Shake well to combine.
2) Store the jar in a cool, dark place for at least 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld.
3) After 24 hours, taste the e-liquid and add more concentrate if you want a stronger flavor. If you want a weaker flavor, add more propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin.
4) Once you are happy with the flavor, transfer the e-liquid to clean bottles with tight fitting lids and store in a cool, dark place until ready to use
Decarboxylation: the key to making effective cannabis e-liquid
Decarboxylation is a crucial step in the process of making cannabis e-liquid. Without it, the cannabinoids in your liquid will not be activated, and you will not get the full effect of the e-liquid.
The good news is that decarboxylation is easy to do. All you need is a bit of time, some patience, and a few basic supplies.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Cannabis (ground or trim)
-Oven safe dish
-Coffee filter or cheesecloth
-Containers for storing your finished product
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. If you are using ground cannabis, skip to Step 3. If you are using trim, continue to Step 2.
Step 2: Grind your cannabis if it is not already ground. You want the pieces to be small, but not too small – think sand-sized pieces.
Step 3: Spread your ground cannabis or trim in an even layer on an oven safe dish lined with parchment paper. Make sure that the pieces are not touching each other.
Step 4: Place the dish in the oven and set a timer for 45 minutes.* Check on the cannabis every 10-15 minutes, stirring gently so that it heats evenly.
Step 5: After 45 minutes, remove the dish from the oven and let it cool for at least 20 minutes before handling further.
Step 6: Line a coffee filter or piece of cheesecloth over a container and pour the cooled cannabis over it, letting it strain through.* Discard the solids that remain in the filter or cheesecloth. You can strain multiple times if needed to remove all of the plant matter. Congrats – you’ve now made effective decarboxylated cannabis e-liquid!
Extracting cannabinoids from cannabis flowers
Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds secreted by cannabis flowers that provide relief to an array of symptoms including pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation. Some cannabinoids are psychoactive and produce a high while others are not. The most common cannabinoids from cannabis are THC and CBD. THC is the cannabinoid that produces the psychoactive effect while CBD does not. In order to make cannabis e liquid, cannabinoids must be extracted from the cannabis flower. There are several ways to do this, but the most common is to use a solvent such as ethanol or CO2.
Once the cannabinoids have been extracted, they can be added to a carrier oil such as vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol. This mixture can then be used in any standard e cigarette device. E liquids can also be flavored with various extracts or essential oils.
Extracting cannabinoids from cannabis trim
Cannabis E Liquid is a liquid form of cannabis that can be used in electronic cigarettes. The active ingredient in cannabis, THC, is dissolve into a carrier liquid which propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. Using an E-Cigarette to vaporize Cannabis E-Liquid allows you to enjoy the benefits of THC without having to smoke the plant material.
THC is the primary psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant and our brains have cannabinoid receptors designed specifically for THC. When we vaporize Cannabis E-Liquid and inhale it into our lungs, the THC enters our bloodstream and binds to those receptors creating feelings of euphoria, relaxation and pain relief.
Cannabis E-Liquid can be made at home using a number of different methods, but the most common involves extracting cannabinoids from cannabis trim.
Making cannabis-infused oils
Cannabis-infused oils are used to make what is called “edibles”—food items such as brownies, cookies or candy that have been infused with cannabis. You can also use cannabis oil to create your own topical products, such as lotions and salves. Making your own cannabis oil is relatively simple, and can be done with items that are likely already found in your kitchen.
What You Need:
-1 cup of oil (coconut, olive, vegetable, etc.)
-1 gram of decarboxylated cannabis
-A stovetop or hot plate
-A mason jar or other heat-safe container
-A strainer or cheesecloth
1. Preheat oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread cannabis on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. This process, called decarboxylation, activates the THC in the cannabis so that it will be infused into the oil.
2. Place mason jar on stovetop or hot plate and add oil. Heat until warm but not hot to the touch. Add decarboxylated cannabis to the jar and stir gently.
3. Keep mixture at a bare simmer—you should see tiny bubbles forming—for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Do not allow mixture to come to a boil.
4. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before straining through cheesecloth or other strainer into another container. Store in a dark, cool place until ready for use.”
Adding cannabis oil to e-liquid
Cannabis oil is becoming increasingly popular as a medicinal treatment for a wide variety of conditions, but it can also be used in conjunction with your favorite e-liquid to create a unique and potent vaping experience. While there are many ways to make cannabis oil, the most common method is to extract it from the plant material using CO2 or another solvent. This can be done at home, but it’s important to work in a well-ventilated area and take precautions to avoid explosion or fire.
Once you have your cannabis oil, you’ll need to add it to your e-liquid. The easiest way to do this is to use a syringe or dropper to add the oil directly to your vape juice. Start with just a few drops and increase the amount until you find the ratio that works best for you. Keep in mind that cannabis oil is very concentrated, so a little goes a long way. Too much oil in your e-liquid can make it difficult to vape, so start small and increase the amount gradually until you find your perfect ratio.
Steeping and storing your cannabis e-liquid
Once you’ve made your cannabis e-liquid, it’s important to store it properly to ensure that it will be effective and potent. For best results, steep your cannabis e-liquid for 2-3 weeks before using it. This allows the flavors to blend together and the THC to fully dissolve into the liquid.
Once your liquid is steeped, store it in a dark, cool place. Cannabis e-liquid is best when used within 6 months of preparation.
Vaping cannabis e-liquid
Vaping cannabis e-liquid is becoming increasingly popular as a way to consume marijuana. It is a discreet and relatively odorless way to enjoy cannabis, and it can be done almost anywhere. Making your own cannabis e-liquid is also much cheaper than buying it from a dispensary.
There are a few things you will need to make your own cannabis e-liquid:
-Cannabis oil or tincture
-Propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG)
-E-liquid flavorings (optional)
Making cannabis e-liquid is a simple process. First, you will need to decarboxylate your cannabis oil or tincture. This can be done by heating it in an oven at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for around 45 minutes. Once the oil or tincture is decarboxylated, mix it with the PG or VG and flavorings (if using) in a small glass bowl or container. Stir until all of the ingredients are fully combined.
Once everything is mixed together, transfer the e-liquid to a clean container with a tight fitting lid. Store it in a cool, dark place away from heat or light. Your cannabis e-liquid will be ready to use in any vape pen with a refillable cartridge
Troubleshooting tips for cannabis e-liquid
Cannabis E-Liquid is a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without the drawbacks of smoking. However, like anything else, there can be problems. Here are some troubleshooting tips to help you enjoy your cannabis e-liquid.
1) My liquid is too thick and won’t flow through my atomizer
This can happen if the ratio of vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol is too high. Try adding more propylene glycol to thin it out.
2) My liquid is too thin and leaks out of my atomizer
This can happen if the ratio of propylene glycol to vegetable glycerin is too high. Try adding more vegetable glycerin to thicken it up.
3) I can’t taste the cannabis in my e-liquid
There are a few possible reasons for this. First, make sure you are using high quality cannabis oil that has been decarboxylated. If you made your own oil, check that you removed all the plant material before adding it to the e-liquid. Second, make sure you are using enough oil – start with 1ml per ml of e-liquid and increase as needed. Finally, make sure you are giving your e-liquid time to steep – at least 2 weeks, but longer is better.
4) My e-liquid is making me cough
Cannabis oil is thicker and more viscous than nicotine e-liquid, which can cause odd sensations and even coughing when first starting to vape it. Try taking shallower puffs and exhaling more slowly until you get used to it. It should also help to use an atomizer with wider airflow holes..