Since becoming a medical patient in the state of Oklahoma, I have had the opportunity to divulge in the art of making my own medicine. From growing my own flowers and pressing my own rosin to making topicals and edibles, it has been a fun experience! Not only is it fun and easy to make cannabis infused products, it is also very therapeutic in many ways.
I love knowing what is in my medicine from start to finish. This isn’t something you can say about today’s traditional medicine in any way shape or form. With cannabis I can start with a seed and know everything that goes into my final product whether it be a batch of wake and bake brownies or an infused topical cannabis salve.
The Infusions You Need to Know
I have found that by knowing how to make three simple infusions, I can make an endless array of different medical products for use. Below you can learn more about each of these simple infusions that every at home cannachef should know!
Cannabutter – The Foodies Friend
Butter makes everything better… well almost! But what could be better than butter? Cannabis infused butter of course. This simple infusion is commonly known as cannabutter and has become a staple in the kitchen of many patients and recreational consumers around the world. With cannabutter you can simply replace butter in any recipe you choose for a medicated kick! You may even find yourself adding butter to things you never would have before! My favorite way to start the day is a fresh fruit muffin with cannabutter and a glass of hemp tea.
Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is a widely utilized ingredient in a wide variety of products, which means, if you can infuse it, the products you can make with it are numerous. Coconut oil alone without a cannabis infusion offers many health benefits. Some of these benefits include increased fat burning, an increase in good cholesterol, and a boost in brain function! One of the cool things about cannabis infused coconut oil is that it can be used to make infused edibles as well as topical based products such as lotions and salves. Want to give it a go? Check out this elevated recipe on how to make cannabis infused coconut oil at home.
Activated Cannabis Oil
Now this infusion has to be one of my favorites! Activated cannabis oil is cannabis concentrates that have been “decarbed,” meaning they have been through the process of decarboxylation which you can learn more about here. By taking cannabis concentrates such as wax or shatter and activating it through decarboxylation, you can use it to infuse foods or even make your own vape cartridges by adding a carrier such as PG or MCT coconut oil. I highly recommend the Ardent NOVA Decarboxylator & Infuser as it can be used to decarb and infuse at the same time! Learn more about the Ardent here.
What is your favorite canna-infusion and how do you enjoy utilizing it? Give me a shout out on Twitter @MJWriter87 and let me know!