How to Make Cannabis Cooking Oil?

Are you tired of using expensive dispensary-bought edibles? Why not make your cannabis cooking oil right in your kitchen? Cooking oil is the basic ingredient in many cannabis-infused edibles. Making your cannabis cooking oil is a great way to have full control over your food’s potency and save money simultaneously. 

If you’re looking to spruce up your cooking repertoire and add a new depth of flavor to your edibles, cannabis cooking oil may be just the ticket. With an incredibly versatile nature, this oil can be used in almost any recipe that calls for oil. 

And don’t worry if you don’t consider yourself a pro in the kitchen; making cannabis cooking oil is surprisingly simple. Every kitchen can become a cannabis culinary lab with this step-by-step guide. Let’s find out how to make your cannabis cooking oil with simple ingredients and equipment.

Benefits Of Using Cannabis Oil

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When it comes to infused oils, cannabis takes the cake. Cannabis-infused cooking oils offer a flavorful and versatile way to make your culinary masterpieces stand out. With these vegan and kosher concoctions, you can bake delicious treats, saute veggies, fry some eggs, or whip up a great salad dressing. Your imagination only limits the possibilities.

But remember that the amount of cannabis used will determine its potency, especially if you expose it to high heat while cooking. Farmacy District truly understands that the benefits of cannabis cooking oil can be tremendous. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits:

  • Less Stress on the Body

Cannabis-infused cooking oil offers an effective way to consume cannabis without smoking it. Vaporizing and smoking can irritate your throat and lungs, whereas edibles provide a gentler experience for those sensitive to these consumption methods.

  • A Plethora of Recipes

Cannabis-infused cooking oil can be used in various recipes, from appetizers to entrees and even desserts. The versatility of cannabis-infused cooking oil is unrivaled, making it an ideal choice for cooks looking to experiment with their favorite dishes.

  • Medicinal Benefits

Using cannabis cooking oil is an excellent way to consume the medicinal benefits of cannabis. With its versatile nature, you can easily use your cannabis in various dishes to get the most out of your medical marijuana regimen. If any recipes call for oil, you can substitute it with cannabis-infused cooking oil for an extra therapeutic kick.

How to Make Cannabis Cooking Oil? A Step-By-Step Guide

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Making your cannabis cooking oil can be a real game-changer. Before making it, Farmacy District recommends you be aware of the following: 

  • Ensure that your cannabis is properly decarboxylated before starting cooking. Decarboxylation is a process used to activate the compounds in cannabis, such as THC and CBD, allowing them to create an effective edible. [1]
  • Invest in a digital kitchen scale for accuracy when measuring the cannabis and the amount you’d want for dosage. This way, you don’t eat your whole week’s allotment of weed in one dose.
  • Also, try making the infusion at least one day before you bake with it; that way, you’ll be able to test out exactly how much to include in each serving.

Step 1: Bake The Cannabis Flowers

To make cannabis cooking oil, you’ll need to take the first step of Decarboxylation. This means baking the cannabis flower in the oven at a low temperature. During this process, you can also consider covering the pan tightly with foil to contain any pot-smelling aroma from your kitchen. 

Don’t be tempted to skip this step as it’s essential for activating the psychoactive compounds of cannabis and maximizing its effect. With some window ventilation and fan circulation, you can enjoy all the benefits of your homemade cannabis cook-up without upsetting those pesky neighbors.

Step 2: Steeve On The Stovetop

Once your cannabis flowers are properly decarboxylated, the next step is to start making your infused cooking oil. You’ll need a few kitchen staples like olive oil and butter. Heat these two ingredients in a saucepan on the stovetop until they begin to simmer, then add in your cannabis flowers. For this, you need to carry out the following steps: [2]

  • Set Up A Double Boiler

Set up a double boiler with water and oil using a heat-resistant container. A pot and bowl can also work if you don’t have access to a double boiler.

  • Keep The Temperature Low

It’s important to keep the temperature low when infusing your cannabis into cooking oil. This will help to preserve the terpenes and other cannabinoids. A few bubbles are fine, but the oil should not be boiling.

Step 3: Simmer The Oil And Cannabis Together

Let the cannabis and oil simmer for about an hour or two, occasionally stirring to prevent it from burning. Once the time is up, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or strainer into a separate container. When stirring, remember that the oil should not reach a high temperature as this can destroy some of the compounds in cannabis.

Your Cannabis Cooking Oil Is Now Ready To Use

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Once you are done, your cannabis-infused cooking oil is ready to use in all recipes. This is a great way to get the most out of your medicinal marijuana and provide those sensitive to other consumption methods with an easy alternative. 

For maximum benefit, try to use this oil in recipes that require a longer cooking time, as this will allow the cannabis to be slowly released during the process.

How To Dose Your Cannabis Oil?

Knowing the right dose of edibles is critical to ensure a pleasurable experience. Since our response to edibles depends on multiple factors such as age, gender, weight, genetics, and tolerance, it’s essential to gauge your dosage accordingly for the best results. 

It’s important to remember that edibles deliver a much more potent effect than smoking due to the chemical transformation during digestion.

To ensure a safe and successful experience when consuming edible cannabis oil, it is important, to begin with, small doses and increase dosage as needed. Our weed oil recipe uses 1 cup of oil combined with 7 grams (approximately 1 cup) of crushed marijuana for the ideal ratio that estimates each teaspoon contains three to five milligrams of THC. [3]

When it’s time to savor your cannabis oil, incorporate a teaspoon of the edible oil into each dish. Afterward, take some time and relax for around 30 minutes or so before you decide how much more (if any) you’d like to eat. Remember, cannabis has many benefits but having the right dosage is key to enjoying them.


1. Why Is Decarboxylation Important?

Decarboxylation is activating compounds in cannabis, like THC and CBD. It involves heating your weed to a certain temperature for a specific period to convert THCA into active THC and CBDA into active CBD. This process helps you get the most out of your cannabis by unlocking its properties, allowing you to experience all the benefits cannabis has to offer.

2. Can I Use Any Fat To Make Infused Cannabis Oil?

Yes, you can use any fat, such as olive oil, coconut oil, canola oil, or butter. Olive and coconut oils are the most popular due to their health benefits. However, if you’re looking for a more potent product, opt for butter, as it has higher levels of saturated fat, which helps to absorb more THC and CBD.