How to Manufacture Homemade Cannabis Oil – Learn how to make strong and therapeutic cannabis-infused oil that can be used in culinary dishes, topical salves, or even on its own. You may use marijuana, hemp, high CBD, or high THC (or any combination) – whatever is lawful and desired for you.
- OR a slow cooker/crock pot
- Cheesecloth, such as this unbleached organic cheesecloth
- Fine mesh filter
- Glass dish
- Container for storage, such as a Mason jar with a lid
- Advisory: a probe thermometer
- A baking sheet, if not utilizing cannabis that has already been decarboxylated.
- 1 cup Coconut oil or other oil (e.g. olive oil)
- 1 cup of loosely ground cannabis that has been decarboxylated. For more precision, I recommend using a kitchen scale to weigh out 7 to 10 grams (a quarter ounce or somewhat more), depending on your tolerance. (If not yet decarboxylated, go to Step 1 below.)
- a couple grams of unprocessed cannabis
- If your cannabis has not yet been decarboxylated, shred or crush it into little bits. Spread evenly on a baking sheet and cook for 25 to 30 minutes at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. For strains high in CBD, heat at the same temperature for 50 to 60 minutes. Or 45 minutes for strains with balanced THC/CBD ratios.
- Add water to the double-bottom boiler’s pan. Now, pour 1 cup of coconut oil into the upper portion of the double boiler. Heat until it melts. (OR, in a slow cooker set on low/warm)
- Add 7 to 10 grams of cannabis that has been decarboxylated to the melted oil. You may also put a few grams of raw powdered cannabis if you so like.
- Continue heating the cannabis and oil over low heat, stirring regularly, for 30 to 60 minutes. Utilize a thermometer probe to determine the temperature. Adjust the heat as needed to keep the oil below 200 degrees Fahrenheit. (We aim for 130 to 150°F and an hour of infusion)
- At the end of the allotted time, line a strainer with cheesecloth and place it over a glass bowl. The cannabis and oil combination should be poured through the sieve. Collect the cheesecloth and compress the cannabis to remove extra oil. Caution: the oil will be hot and will make your hands greasy! You may need to use gloves designed for food.
- Transfer the strained cannabis-infused oil to a glass jar with a secure cover for storage. Keep the completed oil in a cold and dark area.
- Use your cannabis oil within six to twelve months. As long as it does not develop mold, cannabis oil does not “go bad” with time
- nonetheless, its potency might diminish as some THC naturally converts into CBN, a more sedative cannabinoid.
- Enjoy your cannabis oil in recipes for body care, food, or therapeutic edibles. To preserve cannabinoids and terpenes in the future, aim to use as little heat and cooking time as feasible. For instance, search for “no bake” cookie or chocolate recipes, or those in which you need to reheat the oil only briefly in a double boiler. Add oil to honey and warm tea. Similar to butter, spread over toast or add to cooked spaghetti.
- See dosage details below.
Important Dosing Remarks: Whether you use homegrown or dispensary cannabis, it is practically difficult to establish the precise strength of handmade edibles (without lab testing, which is impractical and prohibitively expensive). There are just too many variables and possibilities (time/temperature) throughout the process for the THC or CBD concentration to rise or decrease.
Microdosing is the practice of beginning with extremely tiny doses of cannabis edibles or oil (especially those containing THC). Try one-fourth to one-half of a teaspoon of pure oil and then, if necessary, increase the amount the next time – but only if necessary. Keep in mind that it may take up to three hours to “kick in.” Traditional cannabis foods have a slower onset, a longer duration, and a higher potency than sublingual dosing (holding oil under the tongue).
Once you’ve determined the optimal dose for your own oil, you may use arithmetic to estimate how much to consume using a recipe that includes edible ingredients. Consider my ideal dose to be 1/2 teaspoon. This chocolate recipe calls for a half-cup of coconut oil, and I intend to prepare it.
A short Google search reveals that a half-cup contains 24 teaspoons. This indicates that there are 48 Deanna-sized doses of cannabis oil in one chocolate batch. In a perfect world, this recipe would generate 48 individual chocolates that are ready to be popped into my mouth. However, the yield will depend on whatever chocolate mold I choose.
Maybe I will only wind up with 24 chocolates. Then I would just need to consume one-half of a chocolate bar at a time. Get it? You can apply the same mathematical wizardry to a cookie recipe, a jar of frosting, or whatever else you can imagine, provided that you divide them evenly.
Must CO2 oil undergo decarboxylation?
CO 2 Cannabis Extraction – As stated previously, heat is required for the conversion of THCa to THC. This is a decarboxylation chemical reaction. Decarboxylating cannabis prior to CO 2 extraction is the most efficient method for maximizing yield. Typically, ovens are utilized for this purpose.
After decarboxylation and drying, the substance is crushed into a coffee-like consistency. Here is a video of this procedure: The processed/machine operator loads the ground material into the machine and initiates the extraction process. In contrast to a subcritical extraction (low pressure, low temperature), a supercritical extraction (high pressure, high temperature) technique removes everything from the plant, including unwanted components such as fats, waxes, and lipids.
These must be eliminated by the winterization process so that only pure oil remains.
Could CO2 extraction produce living resin?
How Is Live Resin Made? – Live resin is produced by flash-freezing freshly harvested plant materials immediately after harvesting. The plant materials intended for use in the production of this concentrate is neither dried or cured. Instead, it is frozen within minutes of being collected so that it remains as natural and fresh as possible.
Consequently, it is far more delicious and suggestive of marijuana’s inherent qualities than other concentrates. The plant matter is frozen by dipping it into an insulated cylinder containing liquid nitrogen or placing it in a chiller containing dry ice. Ideal freezing temperature is around -40 degrees Fahrenheit.
After the plant has been defrosted, live resin is normally extracted using a BHO (butane) extraction method. However, it may also be generated using a CO2 extraction procedure and occasionally through the use of ethanol. Due to their lack of cannabinoids and terpenes, stems and huge fan leaves are frequently omitted from the plant material utilized for this extraction.
What happens if decarboxylation is prolonged? – If you heat pot for too long or at too high a temperature, the cannabinoids and terpenes will be destroyed, rendering the weed useless.
CO2 extraction or ethanol extraction?
Making the Decision CO 2 extraction is preferable for businesses that desire the flavor of CBD extracted by CO 2 and are willing to pay a higher price and receive a lesser yield. However, ethanol extraction is the method to use if you want to begin production more quickly and at a cheaper cost, while also producing a bigger quantity of CBD.
High terpene full-spectrum extracts (sometimes referred to as “sauce”) are a specific form of cannabis concentrate. They are full-spectrum, meaning they include all the key chemicals present in the cannabis plant, excluding lipids and fats: cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
CO2 extraction: Is it safe?
What are the advantages of using CO2? – Carbon dioxide exists in a gaseous form at the normal atmospheric temperature and pressure. CO2 must be frozen, compressed into a liquid, then further compressed until its supercritical point is reached. Under regulated conditions, supercritical CO2 can be used to breakdown compounds into removable “fractions.” There are a number of reasons why CO2 is very effective for plant extractions, namely cannabis: CO2 is a chemical that occurs naturally.
It exists everywhere and is produced by our bodies. CO2 is among the most harmless nonpolar solvents. In reality, the FDA has deemed CO2 safe for industrial extractions, making it a less problematic solvent than hydrocarbons derived from petroleum, such as butane or propane. The circumstances that allow CO2 to convert from a liquid to a supercritical state can occur without temperatures exceeding 190 degrees Fahrenheit, hence reducing the possibility of altering cannabis’ naturally occurring volatile components.
CO2 is particularly unusual in that its solubility varies with pressure, enabling fractionation of the several types of biomolecules present in cannabis strains. CO2 extraction may be used to extract cannabinoids such as THCA, CBD, CBG, and THCV as well as terpenes and other chemicals from the cannabis plant.