Cannabis infused coconut oil is one of the best and most potent methods of making cannabis infused oils. If you are familiar with making cannabutter, this is a little different because you are infusing the coconut oil with cannabis and you won’t have the water “buffer” to keep you from scorching, so careful attention must be paid to maintain a constant temperature.
1 cup organic coconut oil
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sunflower lecithin
1 cup dried cannabis (approximately 1/4 ounce or 7 grams)
Air-tight storage container
Cheesecloth or strainer bag
Large rubber band
Before beginning, you want to make sure that you have already decarboxylated your cannabis. To do this, you will need to preheat your oven to 240° and spread about a quarter ounce of slightly ground cannabis onto a baking sheet and bake for 50-60 minutes. This process “activates” the THC by removing the acid, or carboxyl group, thus converting THCA to THC. You may skip this step if you wish to avoid most of the psychotropic effects from your finished product.
In a crockpot, mix the coconut oil and sunflower lecithin and turn on low. Allow the two ingredients to melt together and stir.
Add your cannabis and give it a stir before covering. Allow the ingredients to steep on low for 2-3 hours, checking the temperature occasionally ensure the mixtures simmers at about 160°F. When you feel your oil is done, turn off your crockpot and let the oil cool down before handling. The oil is very hot and handling it may burn you.
Put on your gloves, as this mixture may be incredibly potent. Don’t underestimate this step as it may land you on the couch for the night!
If you don’t have a super-cool straining bag then place 2-3 layers of cheese cloth over your container, wrapping it snug with a rubber band. Once your cheesecloth is in place, carefully pour your mixture of cannabis, coconut oil, and sunflower lecithin over the cheesecloth, straining the plant ingredients from the oil. You can use a silicone spatula to get all the oil and plant you can from the crockpot. Before this next step you need to make sure that you are wearing gloves and that they are free from any tears. Cut the rubber band and using your gloved hands, squeeze the cheesecloth to extract as much oil from the plant leftovers as possible. You’re not going to want to do this without gloves because you do not know how you will react to your oil yet. Discard plant leftovers.
Pour the oil from the container (if you’d like) and place into a mason jar. Keep the jar covered with it’s lid and store in your refrigerator.