The book includes a very nice dosing chart and explains how to demystify making edibles with the right amount of THC for you. This article on The Cannabist also includes a helpful way of figuring out the THC content in edibles. What to expect when using canna oil: Cannabis taken orally a totally different beast - it can take you much longer to feel it, and the effects can linger much longer on average.
Canna oil is often quite potent and can make you super sleepy, so never try a new dose when you have obligations later. ;) You can try to combat sleepiness by using only sativas in your canna oil, or by choosing a strain high in CBD. But it might still make you a teeny bit tired (edibles always do that to some folks!), so always use caution. What to do if you take too much canna oil: If you ever take too much while trying to figure out the proper dose, don't worry! You may feel anxious or wonder why you ever thought this was a good idea - but I promise it will pass and the benefits are worth it. Your best bet is to drink a glass of water and lie down. Sleeping is always the best possible way to handle having a bit too much cannabis. If sleep seems unreachable, try dimming the lights and putting on music or the TV. Just keep in mind that it will pass in a few hours at most. Step 3: Combine the Coconut Oil and Cannabis and Simmer.
Combine the cannabis and coconut oil in a small saucepan over the lowest heat you can manage. Once the coconut oil has melted, let the mix simmer uncovered (stirring ever so often) for an hour. If you'd like to do this in a crockpot you definitely can. If your canna oil turns out super green or not green at all, that's fine. The green-ness relates only to the chlorophyll present, not how strong the canna oil is. For straining, use cheesecloth in a sieve over a large measuring cup. It won't matter too much if you end up with particulates in the oil, but it always looks nicer without them. Place two layers of cheesecloth in the sieve and put it over the measuring cup. Pour the hot oil and cannabis mixture into the cheesecloth. Let it drip for an hour or so and then squeeze the rest out by hand. You can use the processed cannabis in other things once you've squeezed out the oil, but it shouldn't have much THC left in it at all. One of the most awesome ways is to mix it with softened butter - you end up with an awesome cannabis compound butter that you can use on toast or maybe even put a dollop on a steak or under the skin of a chicken. However, don't feel bad if you just compost it or throw it out - nearly all the good stuff is in the canna oil now! Pour the canna oil into a glass jar or bowl and leave uncovered until room temperature and beginning to solidify. (Leaving it uncovered is very important because we want to avoid condensation forming in the jar) Once entirely cooled, close the container and store in the fridge or in a cool dark place. See how dark it is before and how light it is when it solidifies? That's what it should look like if you don't simmer it too long and you're not too rough with it. You can consume this coconut canna oil on its own or use it in edibles! If this is your first time trying it, I recommend taking 1/4-1/2 tablespoon by mouth to start. How you feel after this will let you know if you need to increase or decrease your dose. If making edibles, try using recipes you've made before. Knowing how many cookies, muffins, slices of cake, etc. that a recipe produces will allow you to figure out about how much THC per serving there is. (Because we know we're using a certain amount of cannabis per tablespoon of coconut oil - you can determine the strength based on the amount of oil you used in the recipe and how many servings it makes) Another good thing to keep in mind: you can even do half canna oil and half butter if you need the edibles to be a little less strong. has anyone every tried stove top but with the addition of water during the cooking/simmering process? THC is fat soluble, not water soluble, I would recommend 1/4 cup coconut oil to every 1 gram of cannabis.
If using a skillet on the stove, allow the oil to melt, and throw in 1 gram of (NON-DECARBOXYLATED) cannabis to skillet and allow to simmer over the lowest heat on stove for 1 hour. The cannabis will decarboxylate on it’s own in the skillet, the set aside after one hour. Allow butter to solidify at room temperature, then make Firecrackers. NEVER USE WATER, unless you’re making cannabis tea. I've been making Canna Oil for over a decade for a multitude of health problems. And a crushed bone in my ankle actually grew back enough bone that I avoided surgery, much to the astonishment of my doctors.
Durban Poison helped me beat back the threat of diabetes. While THC is listed at 157 Celsius, the fact is that both will sublimate off at a lower temperature." Water boils at a consistent 100C. Allowing your cannabis to reach any higher temperatures risks a certain percentage of it boiling away and being lost.