As explained in the “How to Make Marijuana Edibles” post, the typical way to start making marijuana edibles is by using cannabutter. But did you know that cannabutter is not the only way to infuse marijuana into a tasty treat. There is another option, known as canna oil.
Unlike cannabutter, cannabis cooking oil uses oil instead of butter (as you can tell in the name). If you are looking for something healthier than butter, then use canna oil. For the healthier choice, use coconut oil. This oil is also a good choice because it has a high fat content that allows it to bind more cannabinoids from the marijuana. Peanut, canola, vegetable, and olive oil also work well. When it comes to making making canna oil, the recipe is the same as for cannabutter. So when making cannabis cooking oil, these will be your ingredients:
- 1 cup of water
- 2 cups of oil (peanut, canola, vegetable, olive, or coconut)
- 1 oz. of decarboxylated marijuana
Make It Like Cannabutter!
Keep the heat on the stove low, you do not want it to boil. Boiling may cause the THC potency in the marijuana to decrease. Serve canna oil just as you would cannabutter. For example, if you are using the marijuana tea recipe, then use 1-2 teaspoons of canna oil instead of cannabutter.
So which should you use: cannabutter or canna oil? Well, it depends on what you are making. If the dish you are using to add marijuana to would be best made with butter instead of oil, then use cannabutter, and vice versa with cannabis cooking oil. If you are making a dessert, I suggest using butter or coconut oil. For a savory flavor, use canola or olive oil.
So remember, butter is not the only option when it comes to making edibles, oil is another one. But don’t just call it oil, because in the marijuana community, oil is usually another name for wax. So give some canna oil a try, there are many good recipes out there!