This tutorial will show you how to make a potent and versatile cannabis-infused olive oil that can be used in a variety of recipes.
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Decarboxylate your cannabis
Before beginning, it is important to understand the process of decarboxylation, or “decarbing.” Decarbing is a critical step in making cannabis-infused olive oil, as it activates the THC in the plant material. If you skip this step, your oil will not be as potent.
Preheat oven to 245 degrees F
Preheat oven to 245 degrees F. Place cannabis on a baking sheet. Cook for 30-40 minutes, stirring a few times to prevent burning. Remove from oven and let cool.
Spread cannabis evenly on a baking sheet
Preheat your oven to 240 degrees F. Spread your ground cannabis evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through. Allow the cannabis to cool before handling.
Bake for 30-40 minutes
Preheat oven to 245°F (120°C). Spread cannabis over a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Choose your olive oil
Olive oil has a high fat content which makes it ideal for infusing with THC and CBD. The process is simple and only requires a few hours. You will need to decarb your cannabis first, which we will cover in this article. Then, you will infuse the cannabis and olive oil together.
Extra virgin olive oil is best
Extra virgin olive oil is the highest quality olive oil. It’s made from pure, cold-pressed olives, whereas regular olive oil is a blend, including both cold-pressed and processed oils. … Because it’s the highest quality, extra virgin olive oil is also the most expensive.
Cold-pressed olive oil is also good
There are different types of olive oil, and each has its own flavor and purpose. The two main types are virgin and extra-virgin olive oil. Virgin olive oil is lower quality since it’s made of a blend of cold-pressed and processed oils. Extra-virgin olive oil, on the other hand, is made only of pure, cold-pressed olives. It has a higher acidity than virgin olive oil, but its flavor is also much richer.
Some people prefer to use light olive oil for cooking since it has a milder flavor. However, you can also use extra-virgin olive oil for cooking. Just be aware that its strong flavor may change the taste of your dish.
Infuse your olive oil
Cannabis olive oil is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of recipes. It has a high smoke point, so it can be used for cooking at high temperatures. It’s also a healthy alternative to other oils, and it can be a great way to get your daily dose of CBD.
Place cannabis and olive oil in a crockpot
Fill your crockpot with just enough water to cover the bottom. Place the cannabinoids and olive oil in a Mason jar or other oven-safe container. Place the jar in the crockpot. Put the lid on the crockpot, making sure that it’s not too tight—you want some steam to be able to escape. Set the crockpot to low and let it infuse for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
Set crockpot to low and let infuse for 6-8 hours
Olive oil has a lower smoking point than other oils, so it’s not the best option for cooking with cannabis. However, it’s perfect for making infused olive oil to use in salad dressings, dipping sauces, and marinades. You can also drizzle it over cooked vegetables or pasta.
To make cannabis-infused olive oil, you will need:
-1 cup of olive oil
-1/8 ounce (3.5 grams) of trimmed Cannabis flower or 1 gram of hash or kief
-A coffee filter or cheesecloth
-A small bowl
-A crockpot or double boiler
Cannabis Olive Oil Infusion Instructions:
1. Decarboxylate your cannabis by preheating your oven to 245°F (120°C) and spread your material on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway through. This process activates the THC in the plant material so that it will be more potent when ingested.
2. If you are using flower, grind it up finely with a grinder. If you are using hash or kief, there is no need to grind it further.
3. Place your coffee filter or cheesecloth over the small bowl and secure it with a rubber band. Pour the olive oil into the bowl.
4. Add the ground cannabis (or hash/kief) to the crockpot or double boiler and stir well so that it is evenly distributed in the oil.
5. Set the crockpot to low and let infuse for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally. If using a double boiler, simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally so that the bottom doesn’t scorch. Keep an eye on the temperature of your mixture so that it doesn’t get too hot; you don’t want it to exceed 200°F (93°C). You can also infuse at lower temperatures for longer periods of time if you prefer; just be sure not to let it go below 160°F (71°C) lest your infusion will be ineffective . . . In general, I find that 6 hours at 160°F (71°C) works nicely.”
Strain cannabis from olive oil using a cheesecloth
To remove your cannabis from the olive oil, you need to strain it using a cheesecloth. Line a mesh strainer with the cheesecloth and place it over a bowl. Carefully pour the olive oil and cannabis mixture through the strainer. Use the back of a spoon to press down on the cannabis to extract as much oil as possible. Once all of the oil has been strained, discard the cheesecloth and cannabis.
Store your cannabis olive oil
Cannabis olive oil can be used in a variety of recipes or taken alone as a tincture. It’s a potent way to consume cannabis, so start with a small amount (1/2 teaspoon) and increase as needed. Be sure to store your cannabis olive oil in a dark, cool place to maintain its potency.
Pour cannabis olive oil into a dark glass jar
Make sure to pour your finished product into a dark glass jar. A mason jar with a tight-fitting lid works great. Good-quality olive oil should be a deep green color. If it’s yellow or pale, that’s a sign that it’s gone bad.
Cannabis olive oil will last for several months when stored in a cool, dark place. But like all infused products, it will eventually go bad. The THC in the oil will break down and the oil will turn rancid. You’ll know it’s gone bad when it smells sour or funky.
Store in a cool, dark place
Cannabis olive oil has a shelf life of about 6 months. Store your cannabis olive oil in a cool, dark place to help it last longer.