How To Make CannaFlour

Wheat flour, oat flour, rice flour, and any other dried plant flour can be used as an ingredient in various recipes. For example, one very popular use of flour is baking your own bread! Of course, you can make many other foods with it, such as pancakes or waffles. In this recipe, we’ll make cannaflour! What are some other popular dishes that are made with flour?

This recipe calls for cannabis-infused flour, or cannaflour. It can be used as regular flour and will infuse your final dish with marijuana, turning any recipe into an edible! Making your own cannaflour is very, very simple. If you have ever made any other type of flour, then you pretty much know what to do.


Marijuana Plant Waste
Plant waste from cannabis.

Unlike most of our other recipes, this one only requires one main ingredient: the actual cannabis! However, you won’t be using buds. Instead, you will be using leaves. Trimmings from cannabis buds can also be used to enhance your flour. Really all that is needed is plenty of cannabis leaves.

Using leaves instead of buds not only makes this recipe inexpensive (since leaves are much cheaper than buds), but also gives leaves a purpose. Most of the time these leaves are simply thrown away after harvest. Instead, set them aside and make some cannaflour!

Once you have gathered enough cannabis leaves and bud trimmings, you are ready to begin creating the flour. The product from this can be used as flour itself, or can be added to regular flour (wheat, oat, etc.) if a recipe calls for it.


Grinding Up Cannabis
Using a mortar and pestle to make cannaflour.

Once you have gathered your ingredients, you are ready to begin. Now, when it comes to exact amounts, this is unnecessary for cannaflour. As long as you make enough for your other recipe(s), you can store the remaining amount just as you would with regular flour. No need to measure out how many leaves or trimmings you have. Does it look as if you have enough to make plenty of flour? If yes, then let’s move on.

Making cannaflour requires one simple, yet time-consuming step: grinding the leaves into a very fine powder. After all, this is how regular flour is made. As mentioned above, if you have ever made flour before then you know exactly what you are doing. For the others, simply grind until you cannot grind anymore.

There is no limit to how much you can grind up the flour. Honestly, the finer the powder the better. Grind and grind away. Some items you can use to grind up the leaves are:

  • Blender
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Coffee Grinder

After you finish grinding, check your flour for any seeds or stems that may have made their way through. Remove all seeds and stems (if any). You can toss these, or save the stems for other edible recipes.

After you finish this, your cannaflour is complete! Again, you can use this flour as is or add it to another type of flour. Now go off and create some awesome edibles with that cannaflour!

One thing that is difficult about this cannaflour is dosing. Even though buds were not used, THC is still present (though low) in cannabis leaves and trimmings. We recommend you start small, and figure out dosing that way instead of ingesting too much at once. Thanks for reading!

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Evan Weston

Evan Weston is a contributor to Reefer Posts, a growing community for exploring the developing market of Cannabis and CBD-related products. He spends a lot of time researching the development of health-related products that utilize Cannabis and CBD oils. He also keeps tabs on the developing legal environment regarding medical, recreational cannabis use, and production.

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