- Dec 20, 2020
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How To Make Cannabis Oil for Medical Use
Given the numerous health benefits of cannabis oil, it may already be a part of your diet. But store-bough CBD oil can be expensive and if you’re thinking, “well, I should be able to make it at home,” you are right. With the right ingredients and the correct processes, you can make quality CBD oil at home.
Before we go through the ingredients you will need and the recipes to make the perfect CDB oil, it is important to first determine the type of CDB oil you need. If you want to make CBD oil that everyone can use and one that doesn’t have psychoactive properties, then you should use high-CBD cannabis that contains very low levels of THC. The opposite is true if you would like to make CBD oil that has psychoactive properties.
Since we are learning how to make cannabis oil for medical use in your own home, it makes sense to use cannabis with very low levels of THC.
Ingredients and Materials Needed to Make Cannabis Oil
Collecting the ingredients and materials you need beforehand to make CBD oil will make the process much faster. They include the following;
- 500-700 ml of extra virgin olive oil
- 25 gm of dried cured cannabis
- A kitchen thermometer
- A kitchen spatula
- A pot with a capacity of about 3-5 liters
- A smaller pot with a 1-liter capacity
- A weed grinder
- Coffee filter
- A metal sieve with a thin filter
- A glass container with w lid
- Bottled water (about 5 liters)
We thought we’d start with the easiest of the two recipes we will share with you here. But this one does require quite a bit of patience. Just follow these steps;
Step 1: Start by cleaning the cannabis. Normally, you would also need to decarb the cannabis, but that would only be necessary if you want the resultant cannabis oil to have psychoactive effects. Since we are making CBD oil for medical use, you can skip the decarbing process.
Step 2: Pour the virgin olive oil in a glass bowl that is large enough for the amount of oil you plan to make.
Step 3: Add the 20-25g of dried cannabis to the olive oil (do not grind it)
Step 4: Keep the mixture of cannabis and olive oil in a dark, dry place for about 2 weeks. Stir in the cannabis occasionally to allow the cannabis to release its full properties.
Step 5: After two weeks, the cannabis oil should be ready to use. Do not remove the cannabis from the oil.
If you find that the oil is too strong, pour the oil in a new glass bottle and add a bit of olive oil to soften it and then shake well and keep it in a dark, dry place for two more days.
If you don’t want to wait a couple of weeks for your cannabis oil to be ready, use this second recipe. But we must warn you that this recipe is more hands-on than the first one. Therefore, follow the steps as carefully as you can;
Step 1: Put the cannabis in a large pot and add water until the cannabis is completely covered. Bring the pot to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes and keep stirring,
Step 2: Remove the pot from the heat after 10 minutes and then strain the cannabis. Just pour the mixture through a sieve without applying any pressure to it.
Step 3: Repeat the boiling and straining process until the water the comes out completely clean. You may need to do this at least 3 times.
Step 4: Once you have drained the cannabis at least 3 times, you will need to drain them as much eater as possible. One of the ways you can do that is to place the cannabis on top of non-aromatic kitchen paper and allow the paper to absorb any excess moisture.
Please note that this process is only meant to clean the cannabis of dirt, dust, insects and ant chlorophyll and leftover minerals. It will not dissolve any of the cannabinoids.
Step 5: When the cannabis is as clean as it can be and as dry as it can be, place it in a clean pot and add extra virgin olive oil.
Step 6: Now place the pot with the cannabis and oil in it in a larger pot half-filled with water. Bring the large pot to a boil.
Step 7: When the pot begins to boil, the cannabinoid assimilation process will begin. We recommend allowing the process to continue for up to 3 hours, mixing every now and then. Try to maintain the temperature at 100 degrees Celsius.
After 3 hours, you will need to let it cool down in the pot. Only after the mixture has cooled down, can you begin to bottle the mixture.