Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil
This infusion works great for ingestion or as a topical. We like to fill size 00 capsules with it for either purpose. The capsules can then be ingested or opened to use as a topical lotion.
When this recipe is followed, the end product is usually 50% decarboxylated. In other words, there is THCA and THC present in roughly equal parts. CBDA and CBD may also be present, depending on which varieties of marijuana are used. This is what we consider a true full spectrum oil when made with a variety of strains and "activated" in this manner. Regarding cost, effect, and ease of preparation - there is no better formulation.
Start with dry material. There is no need to grind this material before infusion, as the more you handle your material, the more trichomes you may lose. We prefer to use a variety of strains. By doing this and activating (decarboxylating) 50% of the cannabinoids to maintain both THCA and CBDA along with the THC and CBD, you will yield a true full spectrum oil for that is great for almost any condition.
We use 1-2 ounces of cannabis for each pint of organic, cold pressed, coconut oil. Quality trim is also perfect for this - quality being the key factor.
Put 2 ounces of cannabis, 2 pints of coconut oil, and 4-5 pints of water into a pressure cooker. Target 15 lbs. of pressure such as this model maintains.
Cook on medium high heat for 1.5 to 2 hours. There is water in the mixture, so the temperature will stay close to 212 degrees Fahrenheit until that is gone. This time and temperature will make 30-50% decarboxylated or "activated" oil. THCA is being converted into THC and CBDA is being converted into CBD during this process. To achieve full "activation," the temperature must be increased above 212 degrees Fahrenheit. To accomplish this, cook the infusion until the weight on top begins to wobble less vigorously, or the pressure of the steam coming out decreases. This means that the water is running out - the temperature will go far above the 212 degrees Fahrenheit of boiling water at this point. After the water boils off, all of the THCA and CBDA will be converted into THC or CBD within 30 minutes or so. This makes it 100% activated or decarboxylated oil.
Remove from stove and strain out the cannabis with a colander, then strain through a permanent coffee filter, cheese cloth, or household alternative like a t-shirt. Strain the cannabis well, squeezing out as much of the oil as possible. Filtering multiple times is a good idea. We like to strain it at least one more time after separating the water in the next step. This helps assure a clean and smooth oil.
Put this oil into mason jars upside down in the fridge over night to separate the oil and water. When you open the jar, the water can simply be poured off of the solidified oil.
Scrape any brown or green residue from the top of the solidified oil and discard.
Place the jar in a bowl of warm water to melt the oil for additional filtration, for use, or to place in capsules.
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