By: Kelly Gibson
Cannabis infused oil is versatile and can have many medicinal uses. You can bake with it, cook with it (at a low temperature), take it orally or even rub the oil directly onto your skin. Depending on the cannabis strain you select, there are variety of therapeutic qualities. A strain that is CBD dominant could help with inflammation when used topically as well as internally. While a strain that is THC dominant may be ideal for pain relief or appetite stimulant.
*Do not smoke this product.
There are two phases to cannabis conversion:
1.) ‘Dry Cure’ uses dry clean ‘shake’ or bud. Start by removing the large sticks. Next, grind up the buds and sift before curing. Then, put the ‘shake flour’ into a sealed Crock-Pot on low (for about an 1 hour.) Or, you can place it in the oven at 150 degrees for 15 minutes.
2.) Convert the ‘shake flour’ into a useful ingredient such as fat (butter or oil), alcohol tincture, or even glycerin. (discover how to make cannabis oil below👇)
How to Make Cannabis Infused Cooking Oil
Pour 3 cups of Grapeseed oil or Olive oil into a Crock-Pot. Note: Grapeseed oil has a higher cooking temperature than most.
Add 14 grams of 'cured' cannabis into the Crock-Pot and mix well with the oil.
Cook on low for a minimum of an hour, up to five hours.
Let cool for a short while before straining the cannabis from the oil and pouring it into a dark colored (preferred) glass container. Note: Be careful handling the hot oil.
Once completely cool, seal and store in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Recommended minimum dose: If baking or cooking with the oil, start with 0.75 grams to 1 gram per serving. If taken orally start with 2 ml a few times a day, increase slowly if needed.
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Author: Kelly Gibson
I'm Kelly and I love to eat!! For the first few years of my adult life food was an enemy. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 2001. It is a digestive illness that causes painful inflammation and has few treatments. I had little experience cooking growing up and struggled for some time. After educating myself about basic nutrition and with some experimenting I can say that food is now my friend. Sharing information about the topic of Medical Marijuana and its benefits is a growing passion of mine. It’s important to learn to use this medical herb correctly and successfully.