Cannabis oil is a concentrated form of the cannabis plant. It has all of the plant’s beneficial compounds but none of the negative side effects. Some people use it to relieve anxiety, pain, inflammation, and more.
You can make your own cannabis oil at home with just a few ingredients and a little bit of know-how. Here’s everything you need to get started with Mountain Annie’s cannabis.
How to make cannabis oil at home
- The first step in making your own cannabis oil is to choose the right ingredients. You’ll need dried cannabis flowers or trim, a carrier oil like olive oil or coconut oil, and some type of heat source.
- Once you have your ingredients, the next step is to decarboxylate your cannabis. This process activates the THC and CBD in the plant material so that they can be absorbed by your body when you consume the oil.
- To decarboxylate your cannabis, preheat your oven to 245 degrees Fahrenheit and spread your plant material on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 40-60 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes or so.
- Now it’s time to infuse your carrier oil with decarboxylated cannabis. There are two ways to do this: using a slow cooker or double boiler or using a saucepan on the stovetop over low heat. If you’re using a slow cooker or double boiler, combine your carrier oil and cannabis in the pot and stir well.
- Set the temperature to low and let the mixture infuse for 4-8 hours, stirring occasionally. If you’re using a saucepan on the stovetop, simmer 2 cups of water in the bottom pot of your double boiler before adding your carrier oil and cannabis to the top pot. Stir well and let infuse for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Once your mixture has been infused, strain it through a cheesecloth or coffee filter into a clean glass jar or bowl. Be sure to squeeze out all of the excess oil so that you don’t waste any of it! Store in a cool, dark place until ready to use.
Making your own cannabis oil at home is easy with just a few ingredients and some simple instructions. Cannabis oil has many uses and benefits, so it’s definitely worth giving it a try! Just be sure to follow these steps carefully so that you end up with a high-quality product that you can enjoy safely and effectively.