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How to Make Marijuana Infusion

Preparing a marijuana infusion

Very easy to prepare, cannabis infusions have the advantage that the effects are much softer and last between 30 and 90 minutes. Today, we explain how to prepare them, their properties and effects.

If you hear about infusions, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Probably relaxation, well-being and natural health. These are all aspects that you will also find in a cannabis infusion, except that it has effects that herbal, fruit or spice infusions do not have.

However, they all have one thing in common: they are a healthy, easy-to-prepare beverage with more people and, as such, more varieties and formats, as we will show you below.

This is about that, but above all, how to prepare a cannabis infusion from scratch, quickly and easily, as well as its properties or effects, which we want to talk about today in this post. Are you joining us?

⭐ Ingredients

To make a cannabis infusion you’re going to need:

  • Marijuana: about 0.2 grams (but this is very relative, as it depends on the tolerance of the person who consumes it and also on the quality of the marijuana – higher quality, less quantity)
  • 10 grams of unsalted butter
  • 400 ml of water or milk (but whole milk and cow’s milk to contain fat). If you choose milk, you don’t need butter.
  • Optionally, you can combine this infusion with other more common infusions, such as chamomile, anise or licorice, which are doing very well. And if you need to soften it, use natural ingredients such as honey bee or agave syrup.

Ingredients needed for marijuana infusion

☕ How to prepare a marijuana infusion?

Now that you have everything on hand, let’s take a look at some versions of how to brew cannabis.

In the first case, we will infuse cannabis with water. To do this, the steps to follow are as follows:

First, crumble the cannabis as small as possible. You can do this manually or use a grinder. Then add the water and butter to heat over low heat. When it starts to boil, extinguish the fire.

Crumble marijuana with a grinder.

– Take a regular cup of tea with its sieve and add the crushed cannabis to the sieve and pour the water with the butter on top. Cover and let stand for 3 to 5 minutes. After this period, the infusion is ready to drink.

Pour the water with the butter on top

In a second option, we will prepare an infusion of cannabis with milk. If the first one seemed easy, this one will be even easier. The first step is the same, in the second, instead of heating the water, put the milk and once it starts to boil, pour it on the marijuana you will have in the infuser tea cup. The rest time will be the same.

You can change the water for milk

In both cases, if you prefer, you can take another clean sieve and re-filter the infusion (infusion of water or milk, without marijuana, just the rest of the infusion) to make sure there is no trace of grass left in your drink.

Now it’s time to strain the infusion before the shot.

Easier, impossible. Now, if you want, as I said earlier, you can add a natural sweetener. If you want to give it another flavour, the bag of the second infusion should be added at the same time as you pour water or milk into the cup of tea and remove it at the same time.

Also in the case of using milk

And speaking of sachets. Did you know that at Pev Grow we offer tea bags? This makes the task even easier and gives you a choice of 3 options. And if you have a Nespresso machine, we also have capsules compatible with this type of coffeemaker so that you will never be lazy when preparing a cannabis infusion if you feel like it.

🚀 Properties of cannabis infusion

Certainly, if you tell more than one person that you’re going to be taking a cannabis infusion, they wouldn’t believe it would be a very healthy drink. That is why, beyond taking into account the precautions we will tell you about the possible effects of cannabis on your body, the truth is that you will be interested to know that it has the following advantages:

  • Relieves nausea
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Reduces headaches

In addition, some people also talk about aphrodisiac properties. Does this help you on other occasions? Maybe sleep better? It is true that everything will depend on the variety of marijuana you use. But do you know for whom this form of cannabis use is really convenient and appropriate? For those who consume it for medical reasons. Its effects are softer and the way to take it, as you know, much easier, and its preparation method.

✅ What are its effects?

As you well know, the effects of smoked cannabis have nothing to do with its use, although they are essentially the same. But if you consume it, in this case you drink it, the effects take longer to arrive. For this reason, it is always better to wait and drink the infusion little by little, until we see the effect on us.

However, in the case of cannabis infusion, the effects are lighter and therefore much more pleasant for those who consume marijuana for medicinal or health purposes. Thus, as mentioned above, it is not surprising that this is the preferred way of consuming it by this group.

From there, it will depend on the type of cannabis variety we have used: the effects may be relaxing or rather social and even creative.

🎯 Conclusion

As you have already seen, it is very simple to prepare a cannabis infusion. And you prepare it the same way? Do you have an anecdote or a trick?

We’d love to hear about it, and if you liked it, share it on your social networks

Really simple to prepare, ☕ marijuana infusion ☕ has the advantage that the effects are much softer and take between 30 and 90 minutes to arrive.

How To: Infuse Coconut Oil With Weed!

Infusing your own coconut oil with cannabis and using it to make DIY edibles is probably a lot easier than you may have thought!
There’s a wealth of information out there, and many an argument has been had over the best way to do it. The method we’re sharing is one of our favorites; we think the difficulty-to-quality ratio is just right! All you need is ten minutes to prepare the ingredients, and about two hours of time to hang out at home while your oven does all of the magic for you.
**This recipe is for a small quantity – but you can easily double, triple, or even quadruple it if you so desire!

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • 7g (aka ¼ oz) of cannabis flower (You can also use trim! If you go this route, we suggest using a full ounce)
  • 100g (aka ½ cup) of coconut oil

Supplies you’ll need:

  • A scale (or, just a quarter-ounce bag of weed!)
  • Scissors or an herb/cannabis grinder
  • An oven-safe baking dish (We recommend using a glass dish; a 9×9 size will work perfectly for the amount in this recipe. You can step up to a 9×13 size if you’re doubling or tripling the recipe!)
  • Aluminum foil
  • A medium stovetop pan
  • A spoon (Wooden spoons are preferred – but you can use whatever you have on hand!)
  • Cheesecloth
  • A storage container for the final product (Standard 16oz mason jars work great for this, but it’s not necessary – as long as your container is at least 6oz and resealable, you’ll be just fine!)

What to do:

  1. Using your scale, weigh out 7 grams of weed. If you purchased a quarter-ounce of cannabis to use for this, then reweighing isn’t necessary. Skip to the next step!
  2. Preheat your oven to 215°F
  3. Break up the weed using a cannabis grinder or a pair of scissors
  4. Cover the bottom of your baking dish with the ground cannabis, and seal tightly with aluminum foil
  5. Bake it in the 215°F oven for 30 minutes to activate the cannabis. This process is called decarboxylation, and it helps to create a more potent oil infusion!
  6. Remove from the oven, leaving the aluminum foil tight over the top. Keeping it sealed helps prevent cannabinoid-rich vapor or steam from escaping the container, and allows it to settle back into the herb – again, helping with potency!
  7. Melt your coconut oil in a medium-size pan over low heat while the baking dish filled with herb cools
  8. After the herb dish has been left to cool for about 15 minutes, uncover and pour the melted coconut oil over the cannabis. Use a spoon to mix until combined; the goal is to coat all of the dry herb with oil!
  9. Cover tightly with the aluminum foil once more, and return it to the 215°F oven for an hour and a half. If possible, it’s best to stir/agitate the mixture once or twice while it’s baking. Doing so helps the cannabinoids distribute more evenly.
  10. Remove the dish from the oven, and let cool with the aluminum foil cover on for 15-20 minutes – until you can comfortably handle the dish.
  11. Place a double-layer of cheesecloth over the opening of whatever storage vessel you’re using for your infused oil
  12. Carefully pour your infusion over the cheesecloth, straining out all chunks of plant matter in the process
  13. Gather up the sides of the cheesecloth into a bundle, and squeeze out as much remaining oil as possible
  14. You’re all done!

You’ve just created a batch of activated cannabis-infused coconut oil, and now you’re all set to make your own edibles! Celebrate by making a delectably potent batch of cookies, spice up your favorite stir-fry with a drizzle before serving, or create a delicious homemade vinaigrette – you can use this anywhere you would use “regular” coconut oil, making it perfect for any sweet or savory recipe. You could also let that mixture cool down, and then enjoy your brand-new homemade topical. The possibilities with this infusion are endless!

A friendly reminder:
Always be cautious when consuming cannabis-infused edibles! Onset time can vary vastly from one person to the next, taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours for folks to feel effects. It is always better to start conservatively, testing to see how strong your batch turned out, than to accidentally overdo it and get a bit too high. If we were to estimate, we’d say this about a ½ teaspoon portion of this oil would equate to approximately a 10mg serving size. The Washington State LCB considers 10mg to be a “standard dose” of cannabis when consumed in edible form.

Infusing your own coconut oil with cannabis and using it to make DIY edibles is probably a lot easier than you may have thought!