Looking for a way to stay medicated that is also deliciously fun? Then these edible lollipops are right up your alley. While buying edibles from a Maryland dispensary is the easiest way to get a hold of edible options, making your own sweet infused treats is pretty simple if you just follow these steps. We like to use organic ingredients because we really truly believe in quality. We only get one body and it is important to know what you are putting in it; knowing that your food doesn’t contain synthetic pesticides is a major relief. Of course, non-organic products can be easily replaced as desired.
When selecting your flavoring, don’t forget about the medicinal benefits of terpenes. Different terpenes when used in conjunction with cannabis will influence the high
What You Need
1 Cup of Organic Sugar
1/2 Cup Organic Light Corn Syrup
1/4 Filtered Water
1 Tablespoon Flavoring Don’t forget about all the benefits of terpenes! Lavender flavoring would be a wonderful nighttime lolli, or mango would be awesome to help promote pain relief!
2-3 Tablespoons of Cannabis Tincture You should do the math BEFORE you add your tincture! It is important to figure out the strength of your lollis to make sure they are enjoyable and not going to put you on the floor.
Combine together the sugar, light corn syrup, and filtered water in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium;
Continuously stir the mixture over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved completely;
Bring the mixture to a boil. Once boiling insert your candy thermometer to the mixture to check the temperature;
Once the temperature reaches 300o F, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool to 250o F;
When it’s cooled to 250o F, stir in the cannabis tincture and whatever flavoring you have picked;
Then, pour the mixture carefully into your lollipop molds.
Let the candy cool for 30 – 60 minutes;
Wrap each individual lolli in a small square of parchment paper, that way they won’t all stick together!
Store it in an air-tight container in a dark and dry place.
Cooking with cannabis concentrates can be intimidating, even for the experienced cannabis chef. The process doesn’t differ much from cooking with dried cannabis flower, but in this tutorial we will go over the steps to ensure your success.
Please note that average dosage should be calculated before preparing any cannabis infused product so that you ensure proper dosage. To do this, keep things simple and work with a gram of concentrate and infuse that into 8oz of cooking oil (coconut oil, olive oil, or butter).
If the gram of concentrate tests at 80% THCa, then there are 800MG of THCa in the concentrate. We will then put the number 800 in our calculator, multiply it by 0.88 (800MG x 0.88 = 704MG ). Why multiply by 0.88? That is because when we cook with cannabis, by volume roughly 12% of the weight is “lost”. We aren’t losing potency, but rather amino acid chains that would have prevented our bodies from properly absorbing the THC. This is a necessary loss and will always result in the strongest edibles possible.
Now we know that at the end of this process, our 8oz of oil will contain 704MG, or 88MG per oz. Now if a recipe calls for 4oz of oil and makes 12 servings, we can say with a degree of confidence that each serving will be around 30MG. If this is too strong, then we can lower the THC by doing a mix of 2oz of cannabis infused oil and the other 2oz regular cooking oil. By doing this, our 12 servings go from 30MG to about 15MG a piece.
Now that we have calculated the milligrams of THC going into our edibles, and figured out how to make edibles with a desired potency, it is time to get cooking!
Grab a small Pyrex or oven safe container that is large enough to hold 8oz of cooking oil.
Open your concentrate, and put it directly on the bottom of the container.
Place the container in the oven at 225-250 for about 30 minutes. (placing on a cookie sheet will prevent spills). Don’t forget to set a timer!
After 30 minutes, CAREFULLY remove the container from the oven using caution not to burn yourself and turn off your oven. Then take the 8oz of cooking oil and put it directly into the container with the concentrate. Stir slowly to avoid splashes, but stir thoroughly to ensure that the oil is fully blended with the concentrate.
Now set your oven to its lowest setting possible (160-170 or the “keep warm” setting.
Place the oven safe container with everything in it back in the oven.
Set your oven timer for an hour, and be sure to stir at least once during this process.
After an hour, remove from the oven, give it a final stir for about a minute, and then allow to cool. Your cannabis concentrate infused oil is now ready to use or be stored. For storage, keep your oil in the refrigerator. Coconut oil will last the longest, followed by olive oil or avocado oil, and lastly butter.
Whenever preparing cannabis edibles, use extra caution to ensure that no one other than the licensed patient will consume the oil or products made with the oil. Mark your storage containers so no one will mistake what’s inside!
The world of cannabis concentrates can be overwhelming to newcomers, from the various names like shatter and wax, to the method if ingestion known as dabbing. However, cannabis concentrates can be enjoyed in may ways.
Rolling a joint or filling a cone. When you grind or pick apart your flower to roll a joint or fill a cone, take small pieces of concentrate and add into the already ground flower. The sticky nature of the concentrate will stick to the flower, allowing the mixture to be rolled or stuffed without sticking to the paper. Once rolled, proceed with smoking your joint or cone as you normally would.
Herbal vaporizers. Many herbal vaproizers, such as the Volcano, and PAX, include attachments to vaporize concentrates. However, you can take things a step further by packing your vaporizer half way with flower, add a little concentrate, and then top the other half of the bowl with flower. Sandwiching the concentrate between the flower will cause it to melt into the flower, and be vaporized.