With the rise of cannabis use has come the resulting popularity in learning how to make cannabis oil, also known as canna oil.
For those who are looking for alternative ways to consume THC and CBD outside of the normative smoking or inhaling, cannabis oil consumption may be the best route.
Now, you may be familiar with the effects of cannabis consumption through ingestion already.
If you’ve had a pot brownie, you’ve likely experienced the punch of an edible high.
That’s because many times you’ll receive an amplified effect if the cannabis is ingested rather than inhaled.
That, along with other reasons that could make a person not want to routinely smoke, leads many users to turn towards ingestion of their cannabis.
Today we’re going to teach you how to make cannabis oil and why cannabis infused oil might be the best alternative for your consumption.
And when you’re ready, check out our library of cannabis recipes that are too delicious to just have one bite of.
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What is cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil in its most simplest form is an extract from a cannabis plant in oil form.
With the same elements from its plant parent, cannabis oil carry all the same side effects and benefits that a cannabis plant does.
Meaning, all the same THC and CBD effects you’d normally receive from the plant, but in oil form.
Ways to use cannabis oil.
Below we’ll get into the health benefits of cannabis oil and the many different things it can be used to treat.
But here, let’s talk about some of the seemingly obvious, but sometimes overlooked way that cannabis oil can be consumed.
Everyone has a crazy aunt pushing Lavender and Peppermint tinctures right?
No? Just me.
Well, not to add another into the mix, but cannabis oil in tincture form is one of the more commonly used form of cannabis oil consumption.
Whether taken for sleep aid or anxiety reduction, the cannabis oil ingested orally in tincture form directly is a very popular means of using.
Even more popular – I know everybody has this…
You all eat food and drink drinks right?
Another common use of cannabis oil is directly in the cooking process of the food we eat and beverages we drink.
Meaning, instead of gallons of vegetable oil being used in that pasta, some people choose to substitute or include cannabis oil into the cooking process so their food contains the cannabis effects in every bite they take or sip they drink.
Smoothies, cookies, pasta, meat, you name it. If you use ingredients to make the recipe you can include cannabis oil to improve your food.
Health benefits of cannabis oil
Depending on cannabis use
Pain relief, mood boost, cardiovascular efficiency
As with regular cannabis consumption, using cannabis oil can come with many health benefits for someone who uses it.
At the same time, because the cannabis is not smoked in this form, the user is protect and preventing harm to their lungs.
Also, the same with regular cannabis consumption, the benefits and effects from the use of cannabis oil depends on the plant used to make it.
So, what are some of the health benefits of cannabis oil?
The list is longer than you’d imaging, but some of the more prevalent health benefits of using cannabis oil include:
- Boosting mood
- Improving the efficiency of your cardiovascular system
- Reducing PTSD
- Treating ALS symptoms
- Improvement in anxiety and or depression
- Arthritis aid
- Treating diabetic complications
- Basic pain relief
The science is out, and we’re all aware by now that cannabis has a net positive impact on our physical health.
So, it should come as no surprise that cannabis oil carries the same positive health benefits with reduced side effects because the nature of its use.
The important thing in understanding properly how to make cannabis oil and using a trusted cannabis oil recipe.
Cannabis oil recipe
We get it by now, cannabis oil is great.
Has the same great benefits of normal cannabis consumption, without some of the negative side effects, and can fit into your normal life or routine.
So how do we make it?
Here’s how to make cannabis oil
- Baking tray
- Parchment paper
- Strainer or cheesecloth
- 3.5 grams of bud
- 0.5 cup of cooking oil
We’ve broken down the steps here in easy 1,2,3 but if you want a visual look into the process check this out.
- Decarboxylate the cannabis
- Grind it
- Add ground bud and cooking oil to slow cooker at 180ºF
- Cook for 2 hours
- Strain and store the oil
There you have it, nice and simple homemade cannabis oil ready to use in your next recipe.
How to make cannabis oil recap
Should you be trying out cannabis oil?
Well, do you normally use cannabis?
If yes, then yes. If no, then yes.
All joking aside, cannabis oil is a great way to get the benefits of normal cannabis consumption without smoking it and in a way that fits literally everyone’s normal daily life.
And the best part, as you’ve read, is that making cannabis oil at home is as simple as 5 basic cooking steps.
So, next time you’re feeling the effect of a long smoking session or are looking to switch it up, make sure you reference this article and try out cannabis oils for a change.
And, once you’ve gotten the process down, check out our full catalog of recipes with fun ideas and delicious cannabis treats here.