What does it mean when a product is cannabis infused? Here’s a quick explanation of what that term means and how it’s used.
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The Different Types of Cannabis Infusions
Cannabis has been used in various forms for centuries. One of the most common ways to consume it is by infusing it into food and drinks. There are different types of cannabis infusions, each with their own set of benefits and drawbacks. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular types of cannabis infusions.
Cannabutter is simply butter that has been melted and infused with THC. It can be used in any recipe that calls for butter, making it a versatile and convenient way to infuse food with cannabis. The process of making cannabutter is relatively simple, but it does require some time and patience.
To make cannabutter, you will need:
-1 cup of butter
-1 cup of water
-1 ounce (28 grams) of cannabis flower or trim.
Once you have gathered your ingredients, the process is relatively straightforward:
-First, grind your cannabis flower or trim using a grinder. You want your cannabis to be ground as finely as possible to make sure it infuses evenly into the butter.
-Next, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add the water once the butter has melted to help prevent it from burning.
-Once the butter has melted, add the ground cannabis and stir gently. Maintain a low heat, ensuring that the mixture does not come to a boil. Boiling will damage the THC and reduce the potency of your cannabutter.
-Allow the mixture to simmer for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer you let it simmer, the more potent your cannabutter will be.
-After 2-3 hours, remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool slightly before strainingsolids through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into a bowl or jar. Be sure to Squeeze all solids to remove all excess cannabutter; this will ensure maximum potency. Allowthe mixture to cool completely before storing in the fridge or freezer in an airtight container
Cannabis oil is a concentrated extract obtained by extraction of the dried flowers or leaves of the cannabis plant. It is not actually an oil, but derives its name from its sticky and oily appearance. The purpose of producing cannabis oil is to make cannabinoids and other beneficial components, such as terpenes, available in a highly concentrated form.
Cannabis oil can be consumed in various ways. It can be used topically as a skin balm or salve, ingested as drops or sprayed under the tongue. Cannabis oil is also being used in cancer treatment and other medical conditions.
How to Make Cannabutter
Cannabis-infused butter, or cannabutter, is simply butter that has been melted and mixed with extracted thc glands from cannabis plant trimmings or from the whole plant. Making cannabutter is the first step in many edible recipes, as well as some topical recipes. Cannabutter can be made using either a slow cooker or stovetop methods.
What You Will Need
-1 pound unsalted butter
-1-ounce cannabis trim or 1/8 ounce cannabis buds, ground
-Slow cooker set to “low”
Cannabutter is one of the most popular ways to infuse cannabis into food. It can be used in any recipe that calls for butter or oil, and it’s a great way to get the benefits of cannabis without smoking it. Cannabutter can be made with either trim or bud, but bud will give you a stronger finished product.
Trim is the leaves and smaller branches trimmed off of a cannabis plant during harvest. It contains less THC than buds, but it will still give your cannabutter a good amount of potency. Buds are the flowers of the plant, and they contain the most THC. If you use buds, you will only need to use 1/8 ounce instead of an ounce of trim.
To make cannabutter, you will need:
1 pound unsalted butter
1-ounce cannabis trim or 1/8 ounce cannabis buds, ground
Slow cooker set to “low”
Cannabutter is simply butter that has been melted and mixed with extracted thc glands from cannabis plants. The butter absorbs the THC and when eaten, gets you high. The process of making cannabutter is very simple and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
-1/2 pound (2 sticks) of unsalted butter
-1 cup of water
-1/2 ounce of cannabis (decarboxylated)
1. Preheat oven to 245 degrees F. Place cannabis on baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. This process is called decarboxylation and activates the THC in the cannabis so that it will be more potent when ingested.
2. Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. Add water and stir gently until combined.
3. Add baked cannabis to butter and water mixture. Increase heat to medium and stir gently for 3-4 hours, making sure mixture does not come to a boil.
4. Place cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer over bowl or jar and pour mixture through to strain out plant matter. Let cool before refrigerating or using in recipes.
How to Make Cannabis Oil
If you want to make your own cannabis oil, the process is actually pretty simple. First, you need to infuse your chosen oil with cannabis. You can do this by heating the oil and cannabis together until the cannabis is decarboxylated, then strain the plant material out.
What You Will Need
-1 cup of ground cannabis (bud, trim, or shake)
-1 cup of cooking oil of your choice (coconut, olive, vegetable, canola, etc.)
-Cheesecloth or strainer
-Glass jar or container to store your finished product
1. decarboxylate the cannabis. Preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread your ground cannabis evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 40-45 minutes.
2. Add the decarboxylated cannabis and cooking oil to the slow cooker/Crockpot and stir gently to combine.
3. Set the slow cooker/Crockpot to low heat and let it cook for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
4. After 6-8 hours, turn off the slow cooker/Crockpot and let it cool for a few minutes before strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or strainer into a glass jar or container.
5. Store your finished cannabis oil in a cool, dark place and use as needed.
Cannabis oil is a versatile product that can be used in many different ways. It can be consumed orally, used as a cooking oil, or applied topically. Cannabis oil can also be infused into other products, such as edibles or topical creams.
There are two main ways to make cannabis oil: the quick and easy method, and the more traditional method.
The quick and easy method involves using a carrier oil, such as olive oil, to extract the THC from the cannabis plant. This method is typically used to make small batches of cannabis oil that will be used immediately.
The traditional method of making cannabis oil involves simmering the plant material in a solvent, such as alcohol or ethanol. This extracts the THC and other cannabinoids from the plant material and infuses them into the solvent. The solvent is then evaporated, leaving behind a potent cannabis oil.
How to Use Cannabutter and Cannabis Oil
Cannabutter and cannabis oil are two of the most popular ways to consume cannabis. Cannabutter is butter that has been infused with cannabis, while cannabis oil is, well, oil that has been infused with cannabis. Both are great options for those looking to get the most out of their cannabis experience.
Cannabutter and cannabis oil are two popular ways to infuse your food with the healing benefits of cannabis. But what does it mean to infuse food with cannabis, and how do you actually do it?
In simple terms, infusing food with cannabis means mixing cannabis into a fat or oil so that the compounds in cannabis (like THC and CBD) can be extracted into the fat. This process is also known as “decarboxylation” or “activated.” Once the cannabinoids are infused into the fat, they can be used to cook or bake just about anything!
There are a few different ways to make cannabutter and cannabis oil, but we’ll just touch on a few of the most popular methods here.
The most common way to make cannabutter is simply by mixing ground cannabis into melted butter and simmering it for a few hours. This allows the cannabinoids in the weed to infuse into the butter, and you’re left with weed-infused butter that can be used in any recipe that calls for regular butter. Check out this recipe for easy cannabutter from Leafly.
To make cannabis oil, you’ll need to start with a quality carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil. Then, you’ll mix in your ground cannabis and let it simmer for a few hours so that the cannabinoids have a chance to infuse into the oil. Once it’s done, you can strain out the plant matter and use your cannabis oil just like you would any other cooking oil! Get started with this easy recipe for Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil from Herb.
It’s always best to start with a small amount and increase as needed. When using cannabutter or cannabis oil, start with 1 teaspoon and go from there. You can always add more, but you can’t take it out. The general rule is to 1) start low and slow; 2) wait at least 2 hours before consuming more.
Cannabis-infused butter (cannabutter) and cannabis oil are two of the most common ways to make THC-rich edibles. They’re easy to make, versatile, and deliver a powerful dose of THC that can last for hours. Here’s a quick guide on how to use cannabutter and cannabis oil in your favorite recipes.
Cannabis butter (cannabutter) is simply butter that has been melted and mixed with extracted THC glands (trichomes). It can be used in any recipe that calls for butter, from cookies and cakes to pasta dishes and more.
Cannabis oil is a little more complex to make, but it can be used in many of the same ways as cannabutter. Cannabis oil is usually made by combining marijuana flowers or trim with a carrier oil, like coconut oil or olive oil. This process extracts the THC from the plant material, infusing it into the oil. Cannabis oil can also be made using only the plant material, but this method generally produces a lower potency product.