Here’s How To Make Cannabis Cooking Oil At Home

Here_s How To Make Cannabis Cooking Oil At Home
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Enhance Your Pantry With Some Homemade Cannabis Cooking Oil

Author: KC Scannell
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Keyword Cannabis, Cooking, Oil
Servings: 3


  • Cannabis flower
  • Cooking Oil Canola, Coconut


  • Large saucepan
  • Container for storing
  • Cheesecloth
  • Rubber bands
Hey, newbie!
Perhaps, you live in a state that just recently approved recreational (or medicinal) marijuana. Or, maybe, you’ve been living in one for a while now, but just decided to take advantage of all the cannabis that surrounds you. Whatever the case may be, a whole new world is about to open up to you, and to be quite honest, I’m pretty dang jealous of the position you currently find yourself in.
I remember when visiting a dispensary was still an unknown activity for me. I didn’t know where to go, where to stand, what questions to ask, it was all very intimidating. As I’m sure many of you, new cannabis enthusiasts, feel. But, in a matter of weeks, I was learning more and more about marijuana, and the whole legal purchasing process, in general. Budtenders don’t consider any question “dumb” – so all of those pointless pieces of paranoia were complete wastes of time and energy.
The cannabis community is far more kind than any other like it. We’re here to help, offer up advice, and steer fellow enthusiasts in the right direction of proper medication. Everybody’s body reacts differently to cannabis, and cannabis-related products, so it’s vital that you educate yourself to the best of your ability before making any final decisions come check out time.
While it’s all well and good to figure out how various strain types (sativa, indica, and hybrids) affect you, it is just as important to learn how your body deals with edibles. Now, even though every single person’s genetic makeup is different from human to human, that doesn’t mean that some folks can’t have edibles. That’s simply not the case. These THC-infused treats are completely safe to ingest, regardless of your DNA, so don’t go into an edible experience fearing that some unforeseen ailment will arise – it will not.
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Also, don’t listen to any of those pointless “horror stories” surrounding bad edible experiences. Anybody who’s willfully spreading such slander obviously doesn’t know how to handle the psychoactive, relaxing effects of cannabis. Or, even more likely, they simply heard about a similar story from a friend of theirs, who heard it from another source, and so on, and so on. This misguided oral tradition gets lost in translation over time, resulting in a fraudulent telling of tales that are full of inconsistencies and falsehoods.
Again, everybody’s different. So, just because one person had an undesirable experience with edibles one time, doesn’t mean everyone will. In fact, I find quite the opposite to be true. For the most part, everyone (in my experience) who has taken edibles, winds up having an amazing experience, with the only downside potentially being an early bedtime.
So, when you finally want to make that leap into the realm of edible marjuana, be sure to do your own research into this section of cannabis first, as well as asking your budtender any questions that you may have on the subject. Soon, you’ll land on an edible that’ll not only satisfy your taste buds, but your mind and body, as well.
Through trial and error, you will come to find which edibles suit you best. Once you are armed with that personal knowledge, you can make more informed decisions during your shopping trips at your local dispensary.
However, as enjoyable as edibles can be to pick up from your neighborhood cannabis club, there’s something even more fulfilling about making some of your very own. The pride and satisfaction you feel while chowing down on some homemade edibles is unlike any other feeling I’ve experienced, and I strongly suggest any (and all) of my fellow cannabis enthusiasts to try out such an endeavor – at least once.
I promise, it is nowhere as difficult as you may think it is.
The main way cannabis chefs infuse THC (or CBD) into their edibles, is by implementing a potent cooking aid into their recipe, replacing an otherwise non-medicated kitchen staple. By that I mean, they utilize the versatility of a common ingredient (butter or cooking oil), by making a THC-enriched version, and tossing it in their recipes, as if it was the standard ingredient. It’s that sleight of hand that results in culinary creations that are chock full of cannabis.
Which is why I’m here to teach you how to make Cannabis Cooking Oil of your very own.
Calories: 118kcal


  • In order to do this, you’ll need to grind up a good amount of your preferred cannabis flower. Grind it up as fine as you can, too. When it’s all said and done, you’ll need a cup’s worth of freshly ground cannabis. In addition to that, you’ll need a cup of standard cooking oil.
  • You can use any sort of cooking oil you prefer. Canola, Coconut, whatever you like. Personally, I find that Olive tends to work best, but there is really no wrong answers here.
  • Then, you’ll want to grab a large saucepan. Place that large saucepan on top of a nearby heat source. Make sure that heat source, whatever it may be, never exceeds a “Medium” heat setting.
  • When that has had a chance to heat up a touch, toss in your oil and cannabis flower. Stir these two ingredients together a bit, but then allow them to simmer together for a little over 3 hours.
  • Every now and then, go back to the saucepan to give the contents a stir. You’ll want to make sure the THC, that is being activated through the low and slow heating method, is able to seep its way into every drop of that cooking oil. Make sure nothing starts to boil or burn, though. If that happens, you’ll render your entire batch useless, so stay vigilant.
  • When that 3+ hour time period has elapsed, remove the saucepan from the heat, and place it to the side momentarily. Now, you’ll want to prepare a container for storing. Most people use a mason jar of some kind, but you can feel free to utilize the glass confines of an old Olive Oil bottle, if you’d like. Just make sure you label it appropriately afterwards.
  • Over the opening of your chosen container, secure a piece of cheesecloth, with the help of a couple rubber bands. This material will act as a straining medium. It will prevent any unwanted floral components from finding their way into the cooking oil.
  • Then, once that is good and ready, gently pour the contents of the saucepan, through the cheesecloth, into the container below. When all of that Cannabis Cooking Oil has found its way into the container, simply remove the cheesecloth, and throw a lid on that sucker. That’s it.
  • You just made your very own batch of Cannabis Cooking Oil!


Pretty easy, right?
Now, you can do whatever you want with it. If you’d like to just store it away for a later date, that’s totally fine. Just make sure the lid is on there nice and tight, and keep it in a nice, cool, darkened area. But, if you’re itching to whip up a batch of edibles today, you can substitute this newly-activated cooking oil for any non-medicated oil that a recipe may have otherwise called for.
Remember to go slow with this stuff.
It’s always best to use “baby steps” when learning how to dose a homemade edible. But, if you approach each recipe with educated caution, I’m confident you’ll be creating crowd-pleasing cannabis cuisine in no time!


Calories: 118kcal
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