Cannabis candy is one of the simplest recipes to make weed edibles. With our weed candy recipe, you can revel in the benefits of the herb without having to smoke it — not to mention the amazing experience for your taste buds.
It’s like getting the best of both worlds.
In this article, we’ve mapped out all the essentials for making cannabis candy at home. You’ll also learn how to prepare the perfect base for weed edibles — a cannabis tincture. Once you know how to make the tincture, our recipe for the cannabis candy will be easy to follow.
We know you’re excited about having plenty of DIY weed-infused treats at home, so without further ado, let’s jump into the world of cooking with cannabis.
If you don’t know where to start with cannabis candy, let us give you a good piece of advice — it all begins with choosing the right THC source for your recipe.
Different strains have different concentrations of THC, ranging from 10% to 30%. Each strain also has its own terpenes, which are volatile plant compounds responsible for the aroma and flavor profile of the strain and its unique set of effects.
It’s important that you choose a flower that has the THC content, the flavors, and the medical benefits that you’re looking for. For making cannabis candy, you can use some of the fruity-flavored strains, such as Fruity Pebbles, White Widow, or Cotton Candy.
If your tolerance to THC is high (that pun, though!), you might want to pick the powerful OG Kush, which boasts as much as 30% of THC. However, new cannabis users are advised to stick to less potent strains — like Northern Lights, whose THC content clocks at around 16% on average.
The tincture is a remarkably potent extract of cannabinoids and other therapeutic compounds found in the cannabis plant. It calls for grinding your decarboxylated weed and covering it with a solvent like high-proof alcohol to strip all the precious compounds from the plant material.
The end product is a concentrated, liquid cannabis solution. Below we show you how to make the tincture using two different methods.
This is the classic way to make a cannabis tincture. It’s fairly simple but can take up to one month until the end product is ready for use.
You can save plenty of time making the tinctures by using some technology, namely the Magical Butter Machine.
Here’s how to do this:
Now that you know how to make the base for your cannabis candy, it’s time to get down to the real work.
Below we show you how to make cannabis candies, or to be more specific — cannabis gummy bears.
Keeping your cannabis candy dosage in moderation is paramount if you don’t want to overdose on them and have an awful trip ahead of you.
Always pay attention to how much weed you infuse into your candies. It’s a good practice to label your tinctures with their THC content.
The main thing to keep in mind when eating cannabis candies is how much weed you used overall, and then how many candies you spread that over — that will always give you an idea of the potency of your weed-infused treats.
Nothing beats a good old trial and error, though. Eat just one small candy to determine the strength. If at 45 minutes, the high is strong, don’t take another piece until it wears off. Then you will know how strong each edible is and how long you should wait before taking another one.
Do you make your own cannabis candies? What’s your favorite recipe?