Weed gummies are such fun ways to consume cannabis, but the exciting thing about gummies is that they can be eaten anywhere and are easy to make — perhaps, way easier than you actually think! Weed gummies are flavorful, can be used as a dessert, and can be made to taste. For instance, if the weed flavor is too strong for you, you can always add sweeteners or honey to mask the weed and spice up the taste in your mouth.
Buying cannabis gummies from your local dispensary can be a bit expensive, so it's a fantastic idea to learn how to make weed gummies yourself. We have provided a simple recipe here, which you can follow to create your own flavorful cannabis snack.
Note that in this case, we used THC-infused coconut oil. You can go for CBD-infused coconut oil if you want to stay away from the “high effect” of cannabis. But if you are on the lookout for some good THC punch, weed gummies are the way to go! Before we get into the recipe – at least, for the sake of consumers who are new in the world of cannabis – let's just go over what weed gummies are.
What Are Weed Gummies?
Weed gummies are a type of edible that you can snack on. The process of making gummies is similar to that of almost all other edibles. Gummies are candy-like, small sweet snacks that have been infused with cannabis. Typically, they contain either one or both of cannabis's active ingredients: THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).
THC will produce the characteristic psychoactive effect of cannabis, while you'd typically want to infuse CBD into gummies if you're looking to enjoy the therapeutic benefits we know it for. Weed gummies can be snacked at any time of the day. However, the most critical aspect is watching out to ensure you infuse the right amount of cannabis in each serving. Otherwise, you stand the risk of hyper dosage from cannabis.
So, here's how to make weed gummies at home.
How to Make Weed Gummies: Step-by-Step Guide
Here, the whole procedure is broken down into three steps: decarboxylating your cannabis buds to activate the THC or CBD. The second is infusing the decarboxylated cannabis into your preferred carrier oil or butter. This second step gives us cannabutter or canna-oil. The third and the last is the process of finally making your gummies.
If you're familiar with the process of decarboxylating your cannabis buds, you may skip the first step and proceed right to the second. If, on the other hand, you're new to the concept and all you have is the raw ingredients, then you want to pay your best attention to this step. Decarboxylating is the essential part of the entire process. Without decarboxylating the weed, there's little or no possibility of you reaping the benefit of the weed.
Ingredients Needed for the Weed Gummies Recipe
Typically, the entire process will take you 2-3 hours. Here are the ingredients you need for this recipe.
- Pre-packaged Gelatin Dessert (Jell-O), any flavor
- 2.5 tablespoons of unflavored Gelatin
- One-quarter cup of Corn Syrup
- A quarter cup of coconut oil
- Half cup of cold water
- 2 teaspoons of Sunflower/Soy Lecithin
In addition to the ingredients listed above, you'll need the following materials:
- Mixing bowl
- Gummy molds
- Cooking spray
- A coffee or hand grinder
Begin by decarbing the dried cannabis buds in the oven; before doing this, grind the cannabis buds using a coffee grinder or a hand grinder. Make sure to preheat the oven to about 250°F for 25 minutes before introducing the ground cannabis into it.
Making Cannabis-infused Coconut Oil
Next, mix the decarbed cannabis, sunflower or soy lecithin, and coconut oil in an oven-safe container or mixing bowl and mix the content thoroughly. Cover it and place it in a water bath. Place the set up inside the oven and let it bake at 250°F for 2 hours. To ensure even distribution of heat, take out the bowl at intervals and stir the content repeatedly.
After two hours of heating, remove the oven's oil and set it to cool for 15-20 minutes. After this, use a fine-mesh strainer to strain or filter the oil. What you should have now is concentrated cannabis-infused coconut oil. Now, measure out a quarter cup of the oil for the recipe.
Making your Weed Gummies
Combine the water, corn syrup, and cannabis-infused oil in the saucepan. Place it over a stove on medium heat, then mix and slowly bring the content to a boil. Whisk in each of the unflavored gelatin one at a time and continue to whisk. This should bring about firmness in the gummies when you finish. After 5 minutes of stirring, reduce the heat.
Now that you have finished making the gummies, it's time to transfer them into the molds. First, spray the molds with cooking spray to avoid sticking. Next, with a spoon or dropper, transfer the content of the saucepan into the mold. Stir the content continuously, so it doesn't set before time.
Place molds in the freezer for 20 minutes to let the gummies firm up. Allow up to an hour if you're using a fridge instead. Carefully take the gummies out of the molds and enjoy! You can store it in a fridge or airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature. Otherwise, freeze it up for extended storage.
The jell-o helps to increase the shelf life of your gummies, while the lecithin helps to bind the cannabis-infused coconut oil and gelatin mixture together during the process
Why Gummies Are the Most Preferred Edibles
There are several reasons why gummies are everyone's favorite when it comes to edibles. This is, of course, besides the fact that they are easy to make.
- Gummies can be eaten anytime; even those that prefer smoking love it
- They're easy to dose
- They preserve well over time, even though they do not have a very long life span
- Unlike cannabis chocolate, they do not melt away and lose their essence
- You can make weed gummies at home without professional help
As you can see, making weed gummies is relatively straightforward and easy. But that's not all there is to enjoying cannabis gummies. Gummies can be customized in a variety of ways. To learn more about getting the best out of weed gummies, we encourage you to enroll in a cannabis certificate course at the Cannabis Training University. Here, you have access to a rich repertoire of resources and training in the world of cannabis – whether you intend to pursue a career in growing or dispensing cannabis.