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How do you prepare cannabis oil for cooking?

Updated: Mar 13

Are you sick of the dispensary-bought edibles? The cooking oils for cannabis are versatile and easy to make, and gives you to have more control over your cooking experience with cannabis. It is possible to make any kind of oil, such as olive, vegetable, canola peanut, sesame oil, peanut and more. All you need is a few weeds, a cheesecloth and a saucepan or slow cooker.

Consuming food made with cannabis cooking oil has a lot in common with consuming edibles or baked goods made with cannabutter--compared to inhalation methods, effects will take longer to kick in, and they tend to last longer and feel stronger.

Like all edibles made from cannabis and other edibles, we recommend that you "start at a low level and gradually increase. " Unlike those sold from licensed dispensaries homemade edibles are almost impossible to accurately dose. Take a small amount and then wait for at least 45-60 minutes before the effects begin to take effect; take a smaller amount if desire stronger effects. It is better to be secure rather than regretting.

The benefits of cooking with cannabis oil

The attraction of cooking with cannabis-infused oil cooking is its versatility. You could make use of it to sauté some vegetables, fry eggs for breakfast or mix it into salad dressings or any other dish you think of.

Cannabis-infused oils, like cannabutter do not contain any animal products, which makes them kosher and vegan. Making your own cannaoil infused will allow you to make the exact amount you require and to experiment with various combinations, recipes and flavours.

Be aware that the quantity and strength that you consume will determine the strength of the oil. However, you will not be able to determine exactly the amount of THC is present in the oil. When you expose it to extreme temperatures, for instance in a cooking pan, can reduce its potency. Alternatively, you can use it for dressing.

But, in comparison to other infusions of cannabis, like cannabutter, which is used in brownies the consistency of cooking oils makes it much easier to measure. It is possible to add it to a salad dressing, or just put a tiny amount into a pan to cook your entire dish.

Different types of base oils that you can mix with cannabis

The choice of the best oil to infuse comes down to your personal taste preferences and the meals you intend to cook. The consistency of oils varies at temperatures at room temperature. So take into consideration how you want to store and utilize the oil.

There are a variety of oils you can blend with cannabis.

  • Canola

  • Vegetable

  • Coconut

  • Olive

  • Avocado

  • Sesame

  • Peanut

The vegetable oils and canola have more neutral tastes, while olive, sesame, or peanut oil are more distinct and may not be suitable for your particular dish.

If you want something a bit more robust in taste make sure to infuse avocado or olive oil to cannabis. Both are well-suited to the skunky, grassy cannabis flavor. They can also be easily stored within your kitchen pantry.

A variety of oils are great for baking, too! There are oils that is able to do everything or that you prefer specific oils for certain recipes.

If you're looking for an adaptable oil that is suitable for stir fry, or pie crust coconut oil is an excellent alternative. It adds a great flavor to vegetables and is stable sufficient at ambient temperature for it to hold it up for pie crusts.

Finding the perfect oil is only half the enjoyment. Therefore, feel free to be inventive!

Recipe for cooking cannabis oil


  • Baking sheet

  • Parchment paper

  • The oven, or the toaster oven

  • Cheesecloth or mesh strainer

  • Cannabis grinder (optional Blenders and coffee grinders pulverize cannabis to produce edibles that have bad taste)

  • Saucepan, stockpot double-boiler, slow cooker

  • Glass container to store the oil to be infused

When you make cannabis cooking oils We suggest the ratio 1:1 of the oil to cannabis. If you prefer less intense effects, you should use less cannabis.


  • 1 Cup (7-10 grams) of cannabis flower ground

  • One cup cooking oil to cook with of your preference


  1. Remove the cannabis. We suggest decarboxylating the weed first, then, after that, you can put it in oil. Decarbing the weed transforms the non-intoxicating THCA found in the plant into THC, the psychoactive ingredient which will make you feel high.

  • The oven should be set to 245oF, and then heat it up.

  • Make your buds into a fine powder or break them on the parchment paper of the baking pan. Do not grind it too finely to make a powder because it could be able to pass through the cheesecloth strainer, affecting the oil.

  • Heat for 30-40 minutes.

  1. Decarbed and heated cannabis. Add cannabis and oil to a double boiler, slow cooker or saucepan, and let it simmer at a low temperature for about 2 hours. Be sure that the oil's temperature is between 160 and 200oF.

  2. Strain and conserve your oil. Put a mesh strainer or cheesecloth over the container to store the oil. Pour the cannabis/oil mixture into it. Don't squeeze it out. This will add more chlorophyll into your oil and cause it to taste more natural. Remove the plant substance. The oil should be able to last at least two months. It is extended by the use of refrigeration.

Be aware when using oil for cooking food items that will require heat. Don't microwave and use low-temperature whenever possible.

Tips and tricks to get the most effective THC oil

The most effective cannabis oil is contingent on your preferences, tastes and tolerance. oils with a higher fat content, such as coconut oil, might be more able to bind to cannabis than oils with a lower fat content.

The addition of lecithin while heating and blending your oil could enhance its effectiveness.

Keep the oil you use in a dark, cool location, preferring glass containers to keep it in good condition for all the time you need.

The reason you should decarb your marijuana prior to infusing it with cannaoil

If you're looking to get high, you'll have to remove the carboxylates from your cannabis before you cannaoil. Heating your base oil in a stove doesn't produce enough to turn the THCA to transform into THC. Although raw cannabis is loaded with anti-oxidants and benefits for health, you can't be able to enjoy all the benefits in effects by not decarbing.

Tips for reducing the odor of cannabis oil making cannabis oil

Since it takes a long time to make coconut oil. A strong smell could be aplenty in your kitchen through steam and the process of decarbing.

The key to reducing smell is to use the appropriate equipment to decarboxylate. and maintaining ventilation.

You can turn on a vent fan as you infuse oils to maintain the scent or open windows. If you're worried about neighbors being able to smell it, confine them to the vent or fan.

But accidents happen! If you are in a position where your space smells too strong read our article for how to rid your home of marijuana odor.

Which is the best option: Cannaoil, or cannabutter?

Cannaoil and cannabutter serve the same purpose in your cooking, but you could discover that one is more suitable for your tastes more. Cannaoil is simpler to store and use while cannabutter might better suit the consistency of the dish more than oil. The best choice will depend on the dish you're planning to cook.

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