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Understanding the Basics of Making THC Lollipops and Hard Candy

Updated: Jan 25, 2023

By: Chef Buz Deliere | The Chronic Magazine

THC lolipops are becoming a favorite among cannabis users looking for an alternative to smoking

Why Choose THC Lollipops as your method of consumption?


Cannabis lollipops are becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to the traditional methods of consuming cannabis products. Not only do they offer a discreet, convenient way to consume THC, but they also provide users with controllable dosages and longer-lasting effects. As such, edible lollipops can be a great choice for those seeking an easy and enjoyable experience when using cannabis products.


These treats can come in a variety of flavors and strengths, users have plenty of options available to them when it comes to finding the perfect product for their needs. All in all, THC lollipops are an excellent option for anyone looking for an effective way to enjoy cannabis without having to worry about smoke or other unpleasant side effects associated with traditional consumption methods.


Do edible cannabis lollipops make me higher than smoking?


Smoking and eating edibles are two vastly different ways of consuming cannabis, with each offering its own unique set of effects. When smoking THC, it enters the bloodstream quickly due to the inhalation-based delivery system, which results in a much more immediate high that tends to last for a shorter period of time.


On the other hand, edibles provide a much slower and longer-lasting high due to the fact that they must be digested before the THC can enter the bloodstream. Because of this, many people opt for edibles as opposed to smoking for their desired effects.

THC lolipops are a fun and discreet means to medicate discreetly and are easy to make at home

THC Lollipops are consumed sublingually


Edible lollipops provide an ideal middle ground between edibles and smoking in terms of the delivery system, effects, and duration. Unlike edibles, cannabis lollipops enter the bloodstream through the mucous membranes of the mouth as soon as they are consumed, resulting in a much more rapid onset of effects that can be felt almost immediately after consumption.


Additionally, these products tend to provide users with a more controllable high since it's easy to adjust the dosage by increasing or decreasing the amount consumed. As a result, THC lollipops are becoming increasingly popular as an easy and effective way of enjoying cannabis without having to worry about smoke or unpleasant side effects associated with traditional methods of consumption.


What to avoid when making and consuming edible lollipops


When it comes to consuming edible lollipops, one of the most important things to keep in mind is not to over-medicate. While these tasty treats may be tempting to eat multiple, it’s crucial that you remain mindful of how much THC each candy contains and only consume a safe amount. Eating too many edibles can lead to an uncomfortable or even dangerous experience, so taking care when using them is essential.


Since everyone metabolizes cannabis differently depending on factors such as age and body weight, it's best practice to start off with small doses before gradually increasing the dosage if necessary. By following this advice, you can help ensure that your time spent enjoying edible lollipops will be both pleasant and safe.


Don't forget to decarboxylate your cannabis


Before making any edible cannabis products, it's important to remember that decarboxylation is a necessary step. Decarboxylation is the process of heating cannabis in order to activate its psychoactive compounds, such as THC and CBD. Without this step, the effects of edibles will be significantly reduced or nonexistent.


Furthermore, decarboxylating your cannabis helps to ensure that you get the full experience from your edible lollipops and other consumable items. It can also help reduce some of the bitterness associated with consuming raw cannabis flowers and leaves. By following these steps before consuming any edibles, you can make sure that you have an enjoyable and effective experience every time.


What ingredients and tools are needed to make edible cannabis lollipops

Making THC lolipops requires little ingredients and tools

To make these edible treats, you'll need some basic ingredients and tools such as cannabis-infused tincture or oil, sugar, corn syrup, flavoring extracts, candy molds, a saucepan, a candy thermometer, and lollipop sticks. With all of the necessary items on hand, you can begin crafting your own delicious THC lollipops that are sure to provide an enjoyable experience every time!


How to store my THC lollipops so they stay good


Making your own edible lollipops is a great way to enjoy cannabis in an easy and convenient form, but once you have made them, it’s important to know how to store them properly so that they stay fresh and tasty for as long as possible. Fortunately, with the right care, homemade hard candy can last up to 6 months on the shelf when stored at room temperature in an airtight container.


To make sure your cannabis lollipops remain safe for consumption during this time, it's best practice to label each container with the date of manufacture. Additionally, if you plan on keeping these treats around for longer than six months, then refrigeration is recommended since this will extend their shelf life even further. By following these storage tips, you can ensure that your THC lollipops stay good and delicious every time!


The basics of the candy-making process


Learning how to make THC lolipops isn't any different from learning how to make THC hard candy, with the right ingredients and equipment you'll make the best THC lolipops ever! The process of making these tasty treats involves combining infused oil or tincture with sugar, corn syrup, and flavoring extracts in order to create a mixture that can be poured into molds. To ensure the best results, it’s important to use a candy thermometer while heating the mixture until it reaches 305°F


What is "Hard Crack" mean?


When making THC hard candy, it's important to understand what "Hard Crack" is. This is the temperature at which the sugar in the mixture begins to crystallize and harden, giving the candy its signature texture. The breaking point for most candies is usually around 305°F.


At this temperature, the candy is ready to be poured into the molds before being cooled and hardened. If you are unsure it’s best to err on the side of caution and test a small amount of mixture before pouring it into molds, by dropping a small spoonful into a glass of cold water. By doing so, you can make sure that your THC lollipops have the perfect texture every time!


By following these simple steps, you can make sure that your homemade weed treats are enjoyable and safe to eat each and every time! From finding the right ingredients to understanding the basics of candy-making, you can easily craft delicious THC lollipops and hard candies that are sure to provide an enjoyable and effective experience every time.


By keeping these tips in mind, you can ensure that your homemade edibles deliver maximum potency and flavor with every bite! Just make sure you store them properly to keep them out of reach for minors!

There are lots of different molds available for making THC lollipops, find which one you like best

How to make THC Lollipops


Ingredients


1 Cup Granulated Sugar

1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup

1/4 Cup of Water

1 1/2 tsp Strawberry Flavoring, optional

1/2 tsp Orange Flavoring, optional

2-3 Drops of Food Coloring


Instructions


Combine water with sugar, and corn syrup in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Heat the mixture over medium heat while stirring, until it reaches a temperature of 305°F. Then remove the mixture from the heat and let cool until about 250° and then add in the cannabis tincture, the flavoring, and coloring, then pour into candy or lollipop molds. Insert lollipop sticks into each mold and let cool completely before removing THC lolipops from the molds. Enjoy your homemade cannabis lollipops!




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Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe I have been looking around everywhere under the Sun for THC lollipop recipes and you are the first people to have one that I can use. I am a hard tack candy maker anyway now I have found the perfect recipe for me

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I made these the other day! They are amazing!

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