A Beginners Guide to Infusing Cannabis
Infusing cannabis is the process of extracting essential oils from the plant and adding them to foods and drinks. It’s similar to cooking with herbs and spices, except that it’s going to give your pallet a high-powered buzz. Infusing cannabis can be done in several ways: through a simple infusion, by making oils or butters (which also require heating), or even by using an electric tea kettle.
In this guide we will explore what you need to get started and how to infuse your favorite recipes with marijuana!
What are the benefits of infusing cannabis?
Cannabis is a great way to improve your health and well-being. If you’re thinking about trying cannabis, one of the easiest ways to get started is by infusing it into your own products.
Whether you’re an experienced cannabis user or just curious about how it can improve your life, here are some of the benefits of cannabis:
It can help improve sleep quality
It can reduce pain and inflammation in joints, muscles and other parts of the body
It has been shown to improve mental focus and concentration
It can help reduce stress and anxiety It can be used to deal with chronic pain As you can see, there are many benefits of cannabis. If you’ve been thinking about trying it for yourself, then now is the perfect time to do so.
Infusing Cannabis with Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a delicious cooking ingredient that also has health benefits for humans, so why not use it for your edibles? Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which have been linked to weight loss and increased metabolism. The main MCT in coconut oil is lauric acid, which has antibacterial properties that help prevent foodborne illness when cooking or baking with coconut products. Coconut oil also contains a large amount of saturated fats, which can help your body metabolize cannabinoids more efficiently. If you’re using cannabis-infused coconut oil as an edible, these fats will help increase the absorption of cannabinoids into your bloodstream.
Coconut oil also contains a large amount of saturated fats, which can help your body metabolize cannabinoids more efficiently. If you’re using cannabis-infused coconut oil as an edible, these fats will help increase the absorption of cannabinoids into your bloodstream.
Coconut oil is also a great way to infuse cannabis with other flavors. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try a different kind of edible, adding coconut oil to your recipe can help you create tasty treats that are still healthy and good for you.
Where can I infuse cannabis?
There are a number of ways to infuse cannabis, and the method you choose will depend largely on what you're trying to achieve. You can infuse cannabis into food, tinctures, creams and oils for topical use. You can also smoke or vaporize it directly.
For most people, the best way to enjoy marijuana is through smoking or vaping it. Smoking produces a more immediate effect than ingesting marijuana because THC goes from your lungs directly into your bloodstream where it's quickly absorbed into your brain cells. This makes smoking an ideal option if you need quick relief from pain or nausea (and it's important to remember that smoking isn't healthy).
Vaporizers produce less tar than cigarettes but still allow you to inhale vaporized active ingredients like cannabinoids (THC) at lower temperatures so they don't burn as much when inhaled along with plant matter like tobacco leaves—a process known as pyrolysis which produces carcinogens including benzene derivatives such as benzo[a]pyrene which has been linked with lung cancer development in rats after long term exposure at high levels.
Vaporizers are an ideal choice if you want to avoid the harmful effects of smoking, but still get the benefits from smoking marijuana. Some vaporizer pens come with pre-filled cartridges of cannabis oil or dry herb that can be used just like a cigarette.
If you’re looking for a natural way to relieve pain, nausea, anxiety and other symptoms of medical conditions such as Crohn's disease or multiple sclerosis, smoking marijuana could be an effective option. Studies have shown that cannabis can help treat these conditions and others like epilepsy by acting on your brain receptors (CB1) to block pain signals from reaching the brain.
How do I know what strain I will need to make my product?
Knowing what you want to achieve is essential to a successful infusion. Before you start infusing, it's important to know a little bit about the product and its audience. Are they going to be smoking it? Eating it? How do they prefer their cannabis?
What type of effect are they looking for? Do they need a high that'll help them sleep or one that will keep them awake on a long road trip? Do they want something relaxing or stimulating in nature?
After deciding on the desired effect, consider: What strain should I use for this product? Some strains have higher levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than others and can produce different effects from each other depending on the amount used. The same goes with CBD (cannabidiol).
What steps do I need to take to make sure I am using a safe product?
Infusing cannabis is a great way to consume cannabis, but it can also be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. This section will help make sure you have a safe and fun time infusing your cannabis! There are four steps that are essential to having an enjoyable experience:
Use a clean product. You want something that is free of pesticides, mold, fungus or other contaminants. If the product looks like it has mold on it then throw it away and find another one.
Use a reliable product (from reputable sources). Like stated above this means using something that looks good and is from trustworthy vendors/growers etc...
Use a controlled dosage - when making edibles with weed try not to use too much oil because this can cause anxiety or even panic attacks; however if you do overdo it just remember that there's always more where that came from so just keep calm and enjoy
If you're not sure what the proper dosage is for your body and mind, start with a low dose (like 1/4 of a cup) and wait a few hours before consuming more. This will help ensure that your experience is safe and enjoyable as well as prevent any unwanted side effects. Make sure you have all the right ingredients on hand. Most people who are new to making edibles don’t realize how many different ingredients are needed in order to make them properly.
What if I want a more potent product?
If you want a more potent product, there are a few things you can do:
Use more product. If you're using dry herbs, for example, increase your portions and make sure they're very finely ground up so that the final infusion has greater surface area.
Use a stronger strain of cannabis. If you're using bud, try using something like Sour Diesel instead of Blue Dream or Durban Poison.
Use a more potent solvent like butane or CO2 oil instead of water or alcohol as your base. Unfortunately these solvents aren't legal in all states yet (or at all), so if this is not an option for you then keep reading!
If none of those suggestions work for what you're trying to achieve then it might be time to try some advanced techniques like rosin pressing or making oil at home using solvents like ethanol & carbon dioxide (CO2).
The process of infusing cannabis is actually a lot easier than it seems.
Infusing cannabis is actually a lot easier than it seems. If you know what you’re doing, then the process is simple and straightforward. There is a wide range of ways to infuse cannabis into your products and the process itself isn’t as difficult as it may seem.
You can infuse cannabis into many different types of products such as tinctures, oils, edibles and even topical balms. The great thing about infusing your own product is that you will have complete control over how much THC or CBD goes into each dose which allows for more personalized dosing options.
Infusing cannabis is a great way to get started with cannabis and it can also help you create some really cool products. We hope this guide has given you some insight into what infusing is all about, as well as some tips on how to make sure your product is safe and potent.