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Make Cannabis Infused Olive Oil at Home

Updated: May 4, 2023


Learning how to make cannabis infuse olive oil at home can be beneficially in several ways, and it's easy to do

Cannabis infused olive oil is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes to add a touch of herbaceous flavor and a subtle high. Making your own cannabis infused olive oil at home is easier than you might think, and you will find it in a lot of great recipes, from marinade to dressings and more.


Why use extra virgin olive oil


Extra virgin olive oil and regular olive oil may look the same, but they are actually very different. Extra virgin olive oil is made from pure, cold-pressed olives, while regular olive oil is a blend of refined oils and extra virgin olive oil. The difference between them lies in their flavor, aroma, color, health benefits, and cost. Extra virgin olive oil has a stronger taste with grassy undertones and a golden hue. It also contains more antioxidants than regular olive oil which makes it healthier to consume. Additionally, extra virgin olive oil tends to be more expensive due to its higher quality and greater demand on the market.


Ingredients:


  • 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 ounce of cannabis flower or trim

  • Cheesecloth

  • Fine mesh strainer

  • Crockpot or slow cooker


Directions:


Decarboxylate your cannabis: Preheat your oven to 240°F. Spread your cannabis flower or trim onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. This process activates the THC in the cannabis and makes it more potent.


very little is needed to start making cannabis infused olive oil at home

Infuse the olive oil: In a small crock pot or slow cooker, combine the decarboxylated cannabis and the olive oil. Cover the crock pot or slow cooker, and set it on the lowest temperature setting for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.


Strain the oil: After 6-8 hours, turn off the crock pot or slow cooker and let the mixture cool for a few minutes. Strain the oil through a cheesecloth-lined fine mesh strainer into a clean glass jar or bottle. Squeeze the cheesecloth to extract as much oil as possible, and discard the leftover cannabis.

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Store the oil: Store the cannabis infused olive oil in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Properly stored, the oil can last for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.


The longer you let the cannabis infuse with the oil, the stronger the final product will be. You can adjust the potency by adding more or less cannabis, or by infusing the oil for a shorter or longer period of time.

Using a crock pot or slow cooker can make the infusion process easier and more hands-off, but it's important to monitor the temperature to ensure that the oil doesn't get too hot and burn the cannabis.


cannabis infused olive oil gives you the ability to make more recipes and dishes for any occasion

What Uses Cannabis Infused Olive Oil Has:


Cannabis infused olive oil can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads and pasta to baked goods and sauces. Keep in mind that the potency of your infused oil will depend on the quality and strength of your cannabis, so start with a small amount and gradually increase the dosage until you find the right balance.

Cannabis -infused olive oil can be used in making salves, creams and balms also, so don't forget about the many uses olive oil has in topicals as well.

FAQs:


Q: Can I use a different type of oil?

Yes, you can use any type of oil you like, such as coconut oil or vegetable oil. Just keep in mind that different oils have different flavors and smoking points, so choose an oil that will complement the flavors in your recipe.


Q: How much cannabis should I use?

The amount of cannabis you use will depend on your personal preference and the potency of your cannabis. As a general rule, use 1/4 to 1/2 ounce of cannabis flower or trim for every cup of oil.


Q: How long does the oil last?

Properly stored, cannabis infused olive oil can last for up to 6 months in the refrigerator.

Q: Will the oil get me high?

Yes, cannabis infused olive oil will have a psychoactive effect, so use it responsibly and start with a small amount until you know how it will affect you.

Making your own cannabis infused olive oil is a fun and easy way to expand your ability to cook with cannabis. With a little patience and some quality ganja, you can create a versatile ingredient that will add a unique twist to any dish.



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