If you follow popular trends, you already know coconut oil is a wonderful thing. Whether you use it as a baking oil, a skin lotion, or a solution to, uh, slippery situations in the bedroom, coconut oil is trendy, refreshing, and – oh, yeah, best of all, you can mix it with marijuana.
After all, what’s better than a little THC and the scent of the Caribbean? Here, then, is a simple guide to making canna coconut oil.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Coconut oil. Any choice will do, but organic unrefined works best.
2. Between 1 and 4 ounces of dried, ground marijuana, depending on desired potency.
3. Crock pot
4. Fine metal strainer
5. Cheese cloth
The process is the same as making any other type of canna-oil: You’re simply simmering the pot into the oil over a range. THC binds to fat molecules but not water, meaning you have to cook it into a fatty substance – usually butter or oil – before eating it.
Soaking your bud in water overnight and then drying it before grinding will remove some of the “planty” taste created by excess chlorophyl. But this isn’t necessary.
1. Give the pot an extremely fine grind, preferably using a coffee grinder – but don’t go overboard and turn it into powder. You want just enough coarseness so you can strain the cannabis plant matter out at the end.
2. Place the oil in the crock pot, then add enough water that the oil floats in the pot. Set the pot to high and wait until the oil is completely liquid.
3. Now slowly stir in the marijuana until it is completely saturated with oil and water. Add more water if necessary.
4. Check the temperature of the simmering liquid. Put your thermometer in the crock pot, close the lid, and watch the temperature until it nears 250 °F. Turn the heat to low and stir.
5. Keep the temperature between 250 and 270 °F while stirring periodically. Adjust the heat setting as needed, but don’t allow the temperature to exceed 320 degrees, as that could destroy the THC.
6. Continue for 12-18 hours, then turn off the crock pot and let the contents cool.
7. Cover the strainer with a double layer of cheesecloth and place it over a large container to catch the mixture of oil and water. Now pour the liquid through the cheesecloth and strainer so it drips into the container.
8. When necessary, squeeze excess liquid out of the cheesecloth into the container. Repeat this process until all the liquid has been strained.
9. Cool the liquid in a refrigerator overnight so the oil rises to the top. Then remove the hardened green cannabis coconut oil from the container and get rid of the remaining water.
10. Finally, store your product in the fridge until you want to put it to good use.
Now you can use your marijuana-infused coconut oil in any situation that calls for other types of oil. And unlike synthetics, organic coconut oil poses no risk to the environment. Nether, for that matter, does weed – so enjoy both together.