- Decarboxylate your cannabis
- Grind your cannabis
- Mix cannabis and VG
- Fill your cartridge
- Vape and enjoy!
A cannabis vaporizer is a great way to enjoy your weed without having to smoke it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make your own cannabis vape.
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Decarboxylate your cannabis
Before you can make cannabis vape, you need to decarboxylate your cannabis. This is a process of heating your cannabis so that the THCA is converted into THC. THC is the cannabinoid that gets you high. You can decarboxylate your cannabis in a few different ways, but we will cover the oven method.
Preheat oven to 240 degrees F
Preheat oven to 240 degrees F. Place cannabis onto baking sheet. Cook cannabis in preheated oven for 110 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Spread cannabis on a baking sheet
Preheat oven to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C). Spread cannabis on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Let cannabis cool on the baking sheet for at least 1 hour.
Bake for 30-40 minutes
Cannabis Decarboxylation Is Important!
Decarboxylation is the process of removing a carboxyl group from an organic compound. In the context of cannabis, decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that occurs when cannabis is heated. This reaction releases carbon dioxide (CO2) and converts the cannabinoid THCA into THC.
Cannabinoids like THCA and CBDA are not psychoactive and do not produce the “high” associated with cannabis use. However, when THCA is decarboxylated, it becomes THC – the cannabinoid responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. For this reason, it is important to decarboxylate your cannabis before using it to make edibles, tinctures, or other infused products.
Baking your cannabis is an easy way to decarboxylate it. Preheat your oven to 240°F/115°C and spread your ground cannabis evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Once finished, remove your baking sheet from the oven and let it cool completely before using or storing your decarboxylated cannabis.
Grind your cannabis
The first step to making your own cannabis vape is to grind your cannabis. You want to grind it fairly finely, but not too finely. If it’s too fine, it will be hard to draw through the pen. If it’s not fine enough, you’ll end up wasting a lot of it. The best way to grind cannabis is with a grinder.
Use a grinder or your hands to break up the cannabis
Grinding your cannabis allows for more uniform vaping, produces cleane r flavor, and uses less power. It also doesn’t take long to do. You can use a grinder or your hands to break up the cannabis. Start by taking off any large stems. If you’re using a grinder, place the cannabis in the grinder and give it a few twists. If you’re breaking it up by hand, hold the cannabis in one hand and use the other hand to break it into smaller pieces.
Mix cannabis and VG
In a medium sized bowl, mix your ground cannabis with the VG. You’ll want to mix it well so that the cannabis is evenly distributed throughout the VG. This will help ensure that your vape is smooth and potent. Next, add your essential oils or flavorings. These are completely optional, but they can give your vape a nice smell and flavor.
Combine 1 gram of cannabis with 1ml of VG
In a bowl or glass jar, stir together 1 gram of cannabis and 1ml of VG. Be sure to grind your cannabis finely before mixing. Mix until the cannabis is completely coated with VG. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 24 hours, up to 2 weeks.
Fill your cartridge
To make your own cannabis vape, you’ll need a cartridge and a syringe. Start by filling your cartridge with the cannabis oil of your choice. If you’re using a cartridge with a wick, make sure to soak the wick in the oil for a few minutes before filling the cartridge. Once your cartridge is filled, screw on the cap and screw the cartridge into your vape pen. You’re now ready to enjoy your cannabis vape!
Use a syringe to fill your cartridge
Most cartridges come packaged with a partially filled cartridge and a syringe for topping it off. This is the easiest and most precise method for filling a cartridge.
1. To start, unscrew the mouthpiece of the cartridge and set it aside. You should see a small metal stem inside the cartridge.
2. Using the syringe, draw up your cannabis oil, being careful not to overfill it.
3. Gently insert the needle of the syringe into the center of the metal stem and slowly push the plunger until all of the oil has been injected into the cartridge.
4. Screw on the mouthpiece and you’re ready to start vaping!
Vape and enjoy!
Making your own cannabis vape is easy and can save you a lot of money in the long run. All you need is some weed, propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin, and a cannabis vape cartridge.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make cannabis vape:
1. Decide on the ratio of propylene glycol to vegetable glycerin. This will depend on your personal preference, but a 50/50 ratio is a good place to start.
2. Fill a small saucepan with water and heat it until it reaches boiling point.
3. Place your propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin in a heat-safe bowl or glass measuring cup.
4. Place the bowl or glass measuring cup containing your propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin into the saucepan of boiling water. This will create a double boiler effect, which will help to evenly heat the liquid and prevent it from burning.
5. Add your weed to the bowl or glass measuring cup containing the propylene glycol or vegetable glycerin. Stir until all of the weed is coated with the liquid.
6 Allow the mixture to simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The goal is to extract as much THC as possible from the weed while still keeping the mixture from reaching its boiling point, as this can degrade THC’s potency. If you see any bubbles forming, reduce the heat and continue stirring until they disappear
7After 30 minutes, remove the bowl or glass measuring cup from the saucepan of boiling water and allow it to cool for about 5 minutes so that you can handle it without burning yourself 8Once it’s cooled down, use a coffee filter or cheesecloth to strain out the Plant matter 9Now you’ll need to add your cannabis oil to a cartridge 10Fill your cartridge with cannabis oil by using a syringe (without needle) 11Screw on the mouthpiece and enjoy!