Last updated: June 1st, 2016
First, you will want to choose your preferred type of coconut oil. If you like the coconut flavor and aroma, choose unrefined virgin coconut oil. Go with the refined oil if you want a more mellow taste. You can add natural flavor enhancers to the end-product to make the taste more manageable.
Your next choice will be determining what strain(s) of cannabis you plan to cook into your oil. You’ll need to decide if you want an Indica, Sativa, or Hybrid strain. Of course, it always helps to know how different strains affect you.
It’s advised that you never use cannabis if you don’t trust the source or if it hasn’t been lab-tested for safety. The important part is not to ingest any impurities like mold, bugs, and/or pesticides.
Deciding how much cannabis to cook in your oil depends on how much and what strength oil you would like to make. Do not forget to consider how much oil will be needed in your recipe and how strong you want each bite or serving to be! This will require some math on your part.
First time cannabis chefs will want to add, at minimum, a quarter of high quality buds/flower (15%+ THC) into two cups liquid oil. If you do not have access to high quality buds of medical marijuana, than you should use at least one ounce of less quality starting material (shake, sugar leaf, etc.). Note: Avoid using the seeds when cooking with cannabis. Keep in mind, the small amounts of cannabis called for in this recipe will create a low dose infused product for one person, rather than a large batch. After all, you want to make sure you are giving yourself a dose with which you’ll feel the effects of your cannabis infused coconut oil, but wont be incapacitated by it.
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