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Cannabis coconut oil is a really versatile way to consume cannabis. It's great taken alone or baked into all kinds of edibles - most strains of cannabis beautifully complement the flavor of coconut oil! Canna oil makes medicating super accessible, too - you can use indica, sativa, or even high CBD strains to get the desired effect you want.

It's also super easy to make, and a great way to use up excess trim, kief or hash from harvest. In this instructable I'll show you my favorite way to do it - simmering on the stove top! But I'll tell you how to do it in a crockpot too.

This is a very fast and no-fuss version of canna oil - through lots of reading and quite a few experiments I really don't believe it's necessary to simmer it for-ev-errr and over complicate it. This method will give you a potent, tasty and fancy canna oil.

Step 1: What You'll Need

tools:

  • cheesecloth
  • metal strainer/sieve
  • bowl or large measuring cup
  • jar or bowl to store the canna oil

materials:

  • decarboxylated cannabis (buds, trim, kief, hash - 40 grams)
  • unrefined coconut oil (2 cups)

We'll talk a little about dosing on the next step.

Unsure how to decarboxylate cannabis? Click here to find out!

Step 2: Dosing + Strains + Expectations

(Pictured above - Doctor Who water hash, Doctor Who in bud form - so purple!!, Doctor Who sugar leaf trim)

What I'm using for this batch:

  • 2 cups unrefined coconut oil
  • 40 g Doctor Who trim, decarboxylated

This is a fairly strong dose - about 1.5 g of trim per tablespoon of canna oil. The medibles this canna oil makes will be used primarily for combating migraines so stronger is better!

Guidelines for dosing:

I recommend using anywhere from 0.5-1.5 g of trim/bud/hash/etc per tablespoon of oil. If this is your first time experimenting with canna oil, try using 16 grams of cannabis to 2 cups of oil.

When using buds, it's okay to use less than you would if you were using trim as there will be more trichromes present and therefore more THC. If I was using buds instead of trim in this batch, I probably would have used 0.5 grams of bud per tablespoon of coconut oil.

For more information on dosing cannabis, I really recommend picking up a copy of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution by Jessica Catalano. The book includes a very nice dosing chart and explains how to demystify making edibles with the right amount of THC for you.

This article on The Cannabist also includes a helpful way of figuring out the THC content in edibles.

What to expect when using canna oil:

Cannabis taken orally a totally different beast - it can take you much longer to feel it, and the effects can linger much longer on average. Canna oil is often quite potent and can make you super sleepy, so never try a new dose when you have obligations later. ;)

You can try to combat sleepiness by using only sativas in your canna oil, or by choosing a strain high in CBD. But it might still make you a teeny bit tired (edibles always do that to some folks!), so always use caution.

What to do if you take too much canna oil:

If you ever take too much while trying to figure out the proper dose, don't worry! You may feel anxious or wonder why you ever thought this was a good idea - but I promise it will pass and the benefits are worth it.

Your best bet is to drink a glass of water and lie down. Sleeping is always the best possible way to handle having a bit too much cannabis.

If sleep seems unreachable, try dimming the lights and putting on music or the TV. You can try talking to someone too. Whatever relaxes you! Just keep in mind that it will pass in a few hours at most.

Step 3: Combine the Coconut Oil and Cannabis and Simmer

Combine the cannabis and coconut oil in a small saucepan over the lowest heat you can manage.

Once the coconut oil has melted, let the mix simmer uncovered (stirring ever so often) for an hour.

HEY! If you'd like to do this in a crockpot you definitely can. Just let it go on low for a couple hours. It's not necessary to take it longer than that.

If your canna oil turns out super green or not green at all, that's fine. The green-ness relates only to the chlorophyll present, not how strong the canna oil is.

Step 4: Strain

For straining, use cheesecloth in a sieve over a large measuring cup. A sieve normally isn't fine enough on its own! It won't matter too much if you end up with particulates in the oil, but it always looks nicer without them.

Place two layers of cheesecloth in the sieve and put it over the measuring cup.

Pour the hot oil and cannabis mixture into the cheesecloth.

Let it drip for an hour or so and then squeeze the rest out by hand.

You can use the processed cannabis in other things once you've squeezed out the oil, but it shouldn't have much THC left in it at all. One of the most awesome ways is to mix it with softened butter - you end up with an awesome cannabis compound butter that you can use on toast or maybe even put a dollop on a steak or under the skin of a chicken.

However, don't feel bad if you just compost it or throw it out - nearly all the good stuff is in the canna oil now!

Step 5: Cool and Store

Pour the canna oil into a glass jar or bowl and leave uncovered until room temperature and beginning to solidify. (Leaving it uncovered is very important because we want to avoid condensation forming in the jar)

Once entirely cooled, close the container and store in the fridge or in a cool dark place. This will keep for up to a year!

See how dark it is before and how light it is when it solidifies? That's what it should look like if you don't simmer it too long and you're not too rough with it. If you poked it a ton it might be more green.

Step 6: Using Cannabis Coconut Oil

You can consume this coconut canna oil on its own or use it in edibles!

If this is your first time trying it, I recommend taking 1/4-1/2 tablespoon by mouth to start. Wait at least 3-4 hours before taking more. How you feel after this will let you know if you need to increase or decrease your dose. It will also give you a baseline for edibles.

If making edibles, try using recipes you've made before. Knowing how many cookies, muffins, slices of cake, etc. that a recipe produces will allow you to figure out about how much THC per serving there is. (Because we know we're using a certain amount of cannabis per tablespoon of coconut oil - you can determine the strength based on the amount of oil you used in the recipe and how many servings it makes)

Another good thing to keep in mind: you can even do half canna oil and half butter if you need the edibles to be a little less strong.

<p>Been makin' it! Like the old butter extracts, I use boiling water to aid preparation.</p><p>To 70 grams of Coconut oil in about 1 quart of boiling water is added 1 ounce of Cannabis. This is stirred at times for at least two hours. Overnight on low also works good after initial roiling boil. The hot Cannabis/Coconut oil/water mixture is filtered through cheesecloth into a large pyrex measure. Then the mark is rinsed with more boiling water and pressed with a tool to aid removal of all the oil extract. Placed in the fridge overnight, the top layer puck is easy to remove and blot dry. 1/4th teaspoon seems to be a good dose for high CBD medicine. Be careful with high THC Cannabis. This dose might be too high for the unaware.</p>
Trying this now!
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<p>I am from South Africa</p><p>I am new at this and I am looking at it helping me in the control<br>of pain. I have had thirteen lumber spinal operations. I have a Morphine pump inserted<br>in my abdomen that feeds my spine via a catheter and I take thirty seven tablets-capsules<br>a day.,I go,to a GP bi weekly for s cocktail of drugs which he administers intravenously via a drip. I need this to work so that I can cut down on the medication especially<br>the bi weekly Morphine cocktails. Do you think that I am doing the correct<br>thing.?</p><p>That cannabis that I used was a low grade head with a lot of<br>pips. Do you think that I must remove<br>the pips before starting the process? </p><p>How strong must I&rsquo; make it? I purchased a plastic shopping<br>bag full for R200.<br>Anyway to cut a long story short I dumped the whole lot imt cooker with three kilograms of coconut oil. It has boiled for the best part of<br>the day and it still looks quite clear. Please help are there any tips to save<br>my brew?</p>
<p>ek maak die kapsules van die resep as jy sou belangstel om te koop. R400 vir 31. Soek my op Facebook. Melanie Melaantjie Schoeman</p>
<p>I cut the recipe in half for my first try lol I'll be using it for sugar cookies and banana bread</p>
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<p>We're set up and excited to make our first batch! We have a convection oven, but the temp only goes down to 250 degrees and the instructions say 220 degrees. Will the higher temp ruin it? Thanks!</p>
I don't know if I did this whole process correctly. My cannabis is brown and it's only been on the stove for 25 minutes....? Did I burn it? Or do different strains colour differently when heated?
If my oil comes out black does that mean I burned it? It still seems pretty potent but it is black....very effective recipe, Thanks
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<p>I need a little advice.... I'm a massage therapist and want to make a medicinal massage oil for my clients who suffer from various ailments like arthritis, fibromyalgia MS and other debilitating pain. I think the coconut oil would work better </p><p>Then olive oil. Yes? And I'm thinking of a 20oz jar so I'm not sure how much cannabis to use.</p><p>I have not used marijuana in many years, I'm not against it but I just don't partake.</p><p>I've been researching and I like your reciepie the best. I espically like that I can add the hemp to make butter. </p><p>Thank you</p><p>the oil ice oil </p>
<p>So I've been making this for a few years now. It also helps with a lot more than just cancer which I have been eye witness to seeing them cured. It helps with all sorts of pain from fibromyalgia, arthritis, back stress...It helps with burns (amazing healer) It cures infections from diabetics legs that will not heal no matter what is put on (steroid creams) or antibiotics a doctor prescribes. It controls daily sugar readings and helps you lose weight. It makes your wrinkles lessen and pimples disappear, sties (yes coconut oil itself is a great eye make up remover actually I would say the best eye makeup remover) herpes simplex or cancor sores and most likely would get rid of the sexual kind too. It gets rid of the incurable 'senile warts' that dr.'s say can only be burnt or froze off. It helps with skin conditions like eczema and other spots too. None of this is exaggerated. Everyone that has used it asks me what I call it... I have no name. They say &quot;Miracle Oil&quot;... I say all it is is cannabis infused coconut oil and it works. The hype is not overrated here. </p>
<p>Next time you make this, try adding the contents of a few Soy lecithin capsules. Come-up could be experienced in as little as 20 minutes!</p><p>The science to it is somewhat explained here: http://www.hailmaryjane.com/wisdom-wednesdays-turbo-charging-your-edibles/</p>
<p>My Story .<br>As a natural born skeptic, I spent countless time and energy researching all the available treatment options aside from what my oncologist recommended. I was DETERMINED to cure my cancer, and knew there was something out there after witnessing a number of people who not only survived, but thrived and went on to live fulfilling lives cancer-free. In addition to reading about Rick Simpson Oil, and watching the Run From the Cure video, I also spoke with people who had actually used the oil, and it was shocking to hear one after another how effective this medicine really was. I just couldn&rsquo;t believe there was a cure out there and how wrong it was that this information is not being shared with the public!<br><br>Treatment Regimine:<br>I have a pretty big tolerance for marijuana, so I started off with a full grain of rice sized amount of oil instead of a half grain. I gradually increased the dosage every night until I reached a full gram each night. The standard protocol for Rick Simpson Oil is ingesting a total of 60 grams over the course of 2-3 months, but I had 70 grams in total for safe measure. I used the excess as a topical skin care treatment, attacking the visible brown spots on my face and neck.<br><br>3 months later, my cancer was in full remission. Within 4 months, I am cancer-free and officially received a clean bill of health from my doctors. What they don&rsquo;t know is that the majority of my treatment was using the Rick Simpson Oil. I did use some of the medication they prescribed, but it was in combination with the oil.<br><br>I am elated I want to continue sharing with people who are experiencing what I went through that there is absolutely hope and a cure out there. They just need to be proactive and aggressive with treatment, not wait until it is too late.You can Get your medication via Email: rickcannabis@outlook.com were i purchase from.<br><br>In addition to being an effective cancer fighter, there are some nice side effects that come from using the Rick Simpson oil, for instance, I no longer need to take any pain killers. Just one or two drops of the oil will ease the pain and help you sleep like a baby. Best of all, its natural . . . Thanks to all the staff at Amsterdam&rsquo;s Garden who guided me throughout this journey. You guys are awesome!<br><br>Johanna Grey.</p>
<p>My Story .<br>As a natural born skeptic, I spent countless time and energy researching all the available treatment options aside from what my oncologist recommended. I was DETERMINED to cure my cancer, and knew there was something out there after witnessing a number of people who not only survived, but thrived and went on to live fulfilling lives cancer-free. In addition to reading about Rick Simpson Oil, and watching the Run From the Cure video, I also spoke with people who had actually used the oil, and it was shocking to hear one after another how effective this medicine really was. I just couldn&rsquo;t believe there was a cure out there and how wrong it was that this information is not being shared with the public!<br><br>Treatment Regimine:<br>I have a pretty big tolerance for marijuana, so I started off with a full grain of rice sized amount of oil instead of a half grain. I gradually increased the dosage every night until I reached a full gram each night. The standard protocol for Rick Simpson Oil is ingesting a total of 60 grams over the course of 2-3 months, but I had 70 grams in total for safe measure. I used the excess as a topical skin care treatment, attacking the visible brown spots on my face and neck.<br><br>3 months later, my cancer was in full remission. Within 4 months, I am cancer-free and officially received a clean bill of health from my doctors. What they don&rsquo;t know is that the majority of my treatment was using the Rick Simpson Oil. I did use some of the medication they prescribed, but it was in combination with the oil.<br><br>I am elated I want to continue sharing with people who are experiencing what I went through that there is absolutely hope and a cure out there. They just need to be proactive and aggressive with treatment, don't wait until it is too late. Get your medication via Email:rickcannabis@outlook.com<br><br>In addition to being an effective cancer fighter, there are some nice side effects that come from using the Rick Simpson oil, for instance, I no longer need to take any pain killers. Just one or two drops of the oil will ease the pain and help you sleep like a baby. Best of all, its natural . . . Thanks to all the staff at Amsterdam&rsquo;s Garden who guided me throughout this journey. You guys are awesome!<br><br>Carry Ashar.</p>
<p>Speaking from experience, often times the mental illness comes before the &quot;self medication&quot; of drugs or alcohol. I feel often times these studies tend not to take into consideration of all the factors involved.</p><p>I became bi-polar in my early teens, then started using cannabis for many years...quit for three years, then had a psychotic break...I was burning the candle at both ends and working the graveyard shift many four years. I was then diagnosed with PTSD incurred from a robbery and beating I sustained. This was ten years ago</p><p>Currently I'm finding edibles helping my situation better than any other meds I'm on. Regardless of what any studies report, it works for me.</p><p>Great tutorial, thanks and keep up the good work!</p>
It's a good tip to compost your used bud, but just a warning. I did a batch of butter once and strained out the bud and just chucked it straight on the base of a pot plant like compost. My dog must have liked the butter tasted when he found and ate the whole lot. He was so stoned when I found him a few hours later and I'd taken him to a vet before I'd worked out what had happened. He was Ok after a while, just really hungry.
<p>Legal issues aside, make sure you use a *low* THC plant.</p><p>It's the THC that causes the various mental harms of cannabis (one in four cases of psychosis are caused by high-THC cannabis).</p><p>The substance that is being investigated for various medical benefits is the CBD (cannabidiol), which shows promise as an epilepsy treatment, to ease the pain of cancer, treatment of psychotic conditions and even to address autism.</p><p>A nice, balanced article:</p><p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31518546" rel="nofollow">http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-3151...</a></p>
The BBC is not a credible source for discussions of this nature.
<p>While CBD is the star in regards to medical cannabis, THC can also be very therapeutic - it can allow patients to get the rest they need, reduce their pain and it can also increases appetite. I don't believe THC should be entirely ruled out due to the recent study ( <a href="http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/pdfs/14TLP0454_Di%20Forti.pdf" rel="nofollow">http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/pdfs...</a> ) that's been making the rounds! </p><p>I can't say that article is very balanced - they have most of the science right but the some of language they have used is fairly incendiary and fear-mongering. There is definitely a real risk for a very small percentage of the population for &quot;psychosis&quot; - but I think the articles blow it out of proportion in an effort to scare folks.</p><p>It's important to note that the 15% THC &quot;skunk&quot; is actually not out of the ordinary. That's about average for most of the medical-grade cannabis that's grown. Or even well grown cannabis for that matter! Now that it's becoming more popular for its medical benefits it's easier to find it being grown in proper conditions and not just fast and for-profit, which is where the low THC cannabis was overwhelmingly coming from. </p><p>That said, the risks and issues with cannabis are very important to talk about. That's part of why I've started posting here! It's important to let folks know about the benefits and risks associated with medicating with and consuming cannabis. With constantly changing information and conflicting media reports it can all be a bit overwhelming sometimes.</p>
<p>Um, that's the study the BBC article was based on.</p><p>As your link shows, occasional use of high-THC skunk triples the risk of psychosis, regular use increases it to five time that of the non-using population. <em>&quot;19.3% of psychotic disorders in the study population were attributable to exposure to daily cannabis use&quot;</em>.</p><p>In the study area, the most common form of cannabis used was high-THC with negligible CBD content.</p><p>Statistical bet-hedging aside, the results of the study clearly show that &quot;<em>skunk use alone was responsible for 24% of those adults presenting with first-episode psychosis to the psychiatric services in south London.&quot;</em></p><p>Previous [anecdotal] claims of being able to smoke cannabis on a daily basis without psychotic events are due to the forms of cannabis available in the 1960s-1970s were relatively low in THC, with approximately-equal quantities quantities of CBD; <em>&quot;experimental studies show that THC induces psychotic symptoms, while cannabidiol ameliorates them and reduces anxiety.&quot;</em></p><p><em>&quot;Our findings show the importance of raising public awareness of the risk associated with use of high-potency cannabis (panel), especially when such varieties of cannabis are becoming more available. The worldwide trend of liberalisation of the legal constraints on the use of cannabis further emphasises the urgent need to develop public education to inform young people about the risks of high-potency cannabis.&quot;</em></p><p>TL;DR:</p><p>THC is bad, it makes you psychotic. CBD is good, it cures psychosis.</p>
<p>Precisely: that's why I talked about them like they were one and the same.</p><p>It's not fair to say all THC is &quot;bad&quot; just from this one study - especially considering there have been many studies done and they're wildly conflicting. Here's a good article ( <a href="http://www.alternet.org/drugs/debunking-latest-pathetic-fear-smear-campaign-against-marijuana" rel="nofollow">http://www.alternet.org/drugs/debunking-latest-pat...</a> ) on Alternet discussing this most recent study and also linking to similar ones with different results. </p><p>I'm a little dubious of this study - they seem quite willing to link cannabis use and psychosis and be done with it, but I think there are some very important mental health considerations and socioeconomic issues that have not been fully examined. Correlation does not equal causation, as they say!</p><p>It's early days yet, and until we have much larger studies (or even just more of them) to look at I believe it's unfair to draw conclusions. I realize I'm biased, but I've seen the huge difference cannabis can make for a patient and THC is part of that in many cases. So far one of the most promising uses of THC is linked to helping treat PTSD. </p><p>There's a current push to get medical cannabis opened up for veterans here in the US via a bill called the &quot;Veterans Equal Access Act.&quot; I'm really hoping the bill will go through and pave the way for more research! </p>
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Seems to me that people are absolutely terrified of the 'high' they will get from marijuana but think nothing of slamming back one too many with friends or family members. Personally, I've never seen anybody in my life - even heavy users of cannabis - display any signs of psychosis. I've seen hundreds of these same people display signs of psychosis, violence &amp; stupidity after drinking too much alcohol of any kind. Not to mention the many I know who think nothing of dropping pills which their doctors have prescribed.
nice. ill take pot over alcohol any day

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