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How to get CBD oil from weed

Extract CBD Oil From Weed

CBD oil has attracted a lot of attention in recent years due to a wide range of medicinal benefits that have been ascribed to the substance, with the bonus of not getting the user high due to the absence of THC. Because of this, there is an increasing interest in how CBD oil can be extracted from weed so that medicinal marijuana users aren’t forced to choose between staying sober or treating themselves. Commercial CBD oil is usually extracted using CO2, however, this method requires a whole lot of space, expert knowledge, and expensive equipment making it a pretty inaccessible option for the average person. 

 

Luckily, if you’re looking for how to get CBD oil from weed, there are two other methods that you can use at home that are significantly easier and cheaper. 

 

Method 1: Cooking Alcohol 

Ingredients:

  •  30g ground buds
  • High proof, grain-based cooking alcohol 

 

Equipment

  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • Oven tray
  • Baking paper
  • Sieve
  • Double boiler saucepans
  • Wooden spoon
  • Funnel
  • Bottles/Jars

Step 1

Line your oven tray with baking paper and cook your ground buds in your oven at 110C (225F) for one hour. This is to decarboxylate your cannabis. 

Step 2

Put your decarboxylated cannabis in a mixing bowl and pour in cooking alcohol until the cannabis is covered. Stir for 5 to 10 minutes to extract the CBD from your cannabis.

Step 3

Strain the mixture by pouring the contents of the bowl through a sieve into your second mixing bowl. Repeat Step 2 with fresh alcohol over the same decarboxylated cannabis until the mixture begins to become clear. This will maximize the CBD oil yield from your cannabis.

Step 4

Set up your double boiler with water in the bottom saucepan and the CBD mix at the top. Use a low heat in a well-ventilated area to slowly evaporate the cooking alcohol until the mixture is thick and viscous. Alcohol vapor is very flammable, so keep it away from open flames.

Step 5

Use the funnel to pour your mixture into bottles or jars for later use. 

 

Method 2: Carrier Oils

Ingredients:

  • 28g hemp flowers
  • 450g carrier oil (e.g hemp oil or coconut oil)

Equipment: 

  • Double boiler saucepans
  • Oven tray
  • Baking paper
  • Herb grinder
  • Fine sieve
  • Bottles/Jars

 

Method

Step 1

Grind up your hemp flowers until they are ground into small, even pieces.

Step 2

Line your oven tray with baking paper and cook your ground buds in your oven at 110C (225F) for one hour. This is to decarboxylate your cannabis.

Step 3

Pour the carrier oil into the top of your double boiler saucepans and add your decarboxylated hemp flowers. Gently simmer this mixture, not letting the mix rise above 150C (302F), for 2 to 3 hours. The oil will look brownish-green by the end of this process.

Step 4

Pour the mixture through your sieve into the bottle or jar for later use.

 

Tips

When using Method 1, try to find a strain of cannabis with low THC and high CBD content. It’s also a good idea to use a portable, electric hotplate to distill the alcohol outdoors. 

 

Method 2 will produce a lower potency of CBD oil, but it’s a safer method and tends to produce a better-tasting CBD oil than Method 1.


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