Cannabis Olive Oil
Cannabis-infused olive oil, known as CanaOil, is an excellent starting point for any infused meal.
Cannabis olive oil is a light, delicious, and versatile cannabis infusion, and infusing cannabis into your daily food is a great way to reap all the benefits cannabis can offer.
While it isn’t hard to make, it will take a good amount of time, and I can assure you it is well worth it!
How is it made?
Well, now you know what it is and what you can use it in. So, how do you make it?
Luckily it is super easy to do.
The strain makes a difference so be sure to pay attention to what kind of flower you are using.
It’s important to keep in mind that potency is difficult to measure in homemade cannabis-infused oil. Not impossible, but it does involve sending a sample off to a lab for testing and that can be not only expensive but time-consuming.
It is much easier to simply use a small amount and monitor your use to see how it affects you personally and go from there.
On to making it! Here are a few items you will need:
- 7Gs of cannabis flower. Trimmed or untrimmed the choice is yours!
- Double Boiler
- Metal Strainer
- Storage Container
How Do You Make Cannabis Olive Oil?
Start with a double boiler set up, chop or grind up your bud, not too finely or it will filter right through your strainer!
Most recipes call for a 1:7 ratio (1 cup to 7 grams) but you can play with that as you see fit.
Mix the two in that double boiler and let it soak. This is the part where I give you a little heads up, don’t be alarmed, but your kitchen and surrounding rooms will start to smell like weed. You are cooking it after all.
You aren’t done yet though.
You must monitor that temperature and ensure it does not get above 215-220 degrees Fahrenheit. You should also keep an eye on that water level in your bottom boiler.
What is beneficial about using infused-olive oil?
Aside from the obvious, olive oil alone has some wonderful benefits, not just to your pocketbook but your body as well. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fats, a healthy dietary fat, antioxidants, and has no association with obesity or weight gain like some other cooking fats.
Does the infused oil cook differently than non-infused oil?
In short yes, cannabis olive oil has to cook at a lower temperature than some of the other infused cooking oils
.Which is kind of a bummer if you were looking forward to using it for that steak stir fry dinner. It’s okay though, not all is lost!
You can use an oil with a higher smoke point, such as peanut or canola, and infuse it just as you did with the olive oil!
Cannabis is slowly but surely making its way into every part of our daily lives, from the food we eat, the lotions we use, to the clothing we wear.
The versatile use of this plant is ever-growing in popularity and functionality. It is groundbreaking and its health benefits are phenomenal, and unlike traditional medications, you can’t overdose on it.
The only possible negative in the use of cannabis, for some patients, is the discomfort in the psychoactive aspect. There are several ways around that though.
The bottom line is: if cannabis olive oil helps people with minimal side effects, that’s a win.