How To Make Weed Candy: Best Recipes
If you are looking for the simplest weed candy recipe, you’ve found it here. With our marijuana candy recipe, it is easy to make bud edibles like lollipops. Making THC infused candy edibles can be a smart way to get medical pot benefits to children or the elderly. Throughout the world, weed candies are used to treat pain and mental disorders. You will first learn the simple secret to any hash edible or cannabis candy recipe, which is a tincture. Once you know how to make the tincture, recipes for marijuana candies are easy to follow.
Choosing a Strain
To choose a strain, consult our strain list here: https://leaf.expert/strain. All of these strains are high quality and powerful, but they are good for different uses. Different strains have different levels of THC. A government strain mine have as little as 3% while a designer strain may have as much as 30% THC. It’s important to choose a strain that has the THC level, the flavors, and the medicinal effects that you are seeking. Some fruity flavored strains include the popular Cotton Candy and Fruity Pebbles strain. The Mr. Nice Guy strain has a smooth 13% to 19% THC level, while the powerful OG Kush has up to 30% THC. Using this information, you can choose the appropriate strain for your project.
Weed Candy Recipe Essential: Tincture
The tincture is a highly concentrated extract of potent cannabinoids and other therapeutic cannabis chemicals. It is generally made by grinding your decarboxylated cannabis and putting it into a solvent like grain alcohol (Everclear). The solvent dissolves all of the terpenoids and cannabinoids, then you strain out the plant material. What is left is a concentrated, liquid weed. A simple way to do this is to use The Magical Butter machine, a simple to use an appliance that does the extraction for you.
Here are the steps without The Magical Butter Machine:
- Grind: Choose a high-quality weed, Sativa for stimulation, Indica for relaxation. See our strain list and choose from one of the quality strains listed here: https://leaf.expert/strain
- Decarboxylate: Heat your weed at 255 F for 30 mins to activate the cannabinoids.
- Put your weed into a jar containing the alcohol solvent Everclear. It will stay here until it reaches the desired potency. This can take 2 to 4 weeks.
- Strain out the plant material with cheesecloth and keep your concentrated weed liquid. You can also evaporate out some of the alcohol to make it more potent according to your own preferences.
How to Make Weed Candy Tincture with The Magical Butter Machine
Making tincture can take up to a month the traditional way, but with time comes technology. And for weed enthusiasts, that technology that was sorely needed was The Magical Butter Machine. Just put your Everclear into the machine, put your weed in, push 4-hour tincture, and away you go. It will grind, decarboxylate, and extract the plant medicines and THC from the weed in just 4 hours. Then pour the mixture through the strainer into a dark-colored light and heat resistant container. The fluid will be hot. But in just those few steps, you have your tincture made. You’re ready to make candies. Remember how much weed you have used, because that will determine the strength of the tincture or of the resultant candies.
Cannabis Candies: Lollipops
Ingredients and Equipment:
- Cannabis Tincture
- Lollipop sticks
- Lollipop Mold
- Candy thermometer
- 1 cup of natural sugar
- Half cup of corn syrup
- One-fourth cup of clean-filtered water
- Citrus flavoring
- Now, combine your cup of natural sugar, half cup of corn syrup, and one-fourth cup of clean-filtered water in a saucepan. Turn heat to medium and dissolve all the sugar by stirring.
- Bring to boil.
- Once boiling takes the temperature with your candy thermometer, till it reaches 300 F.
- Take it away from the heating source with thermometer still reading.
- Wait till it cools to 250 F, then stir in your cannabis tincture, and citrus flavoring. If the tincture is alcohol-based, be sure it is not exposed to flames or other fire sources.
- Pour the mixture into your lollipop molds and insert your lollipop sticks.
- Allow to cool completely, for over 20 minutes and you’re done!
Your lollipops will be as strong as the amount of tincture you have used, divided by the number of lollipops. So, be aware of the strength of your tincture (how much weed you used to make it), and, test out your lollipops by having just one, and waiting two hours or more for the effects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Candy Mold
- A hundred grams of chocolate
- Five grams of weed, ground
- Bowl, glass or porcelain
This is the easiest recipe for making simple weed chocolate. With this recipe, you can use cannabis ground finely or your cannabis tincture. Here, we are going to finely grind our weed the decarboxylate it by placing it in the oven at 120 degrees for about 30 minutes. While the weed is decarboxylating, we can melt our chocolate using steam. We are going to put the chocolate in the glass or porcelain bowl, then put water in the saucepan and bring it to a boil. Set the bowl over the boiling water so that it doesn’t touch the water by using a bowl big enough to sit on top of the saucepan so that you can melt the chocolate gently with steam. Now, stir in the cannabis which has been finely ground and decarboxylated. Mix it in well, then pour it into your candy molds, being sure to note how much weed you’ve used, 5 grams, and how many candies you have made. Test the strength of eating a small piece and waiting 45 minutes to 2 hours for the effects.
Cannabis Gummy Bears
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Gummy bear molds
- Measuring glass
- One ounce of tincture
- Three tablespoons of honey
- Pinch of salt
- 5 tablespoons of gelatin
- A cup of fruit juice
Bring your fruit juice, and honey with a pinch of salt to a boil then whisk in the gelatin and stir for up to five minutes so that everything mixes together. Then add your ounce of tincture and stir it in. Next, use a spoon or other tool to transfer the hot liquid into your gummy bear molds. Put your molds into the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes. When your gummies have hardened, just transfer them into an air-tight container of your choice. Test out one gummy by trying one and noting the effects over 45 minutes to two hours. Be smart to avoid overdosing.
Dosing and Testing
If you’re not careful, you can overdose on homemade candies and have an awful ride ahead of you. So, you should always be aware of how much weed you have used and how much THC went into it. It’s a good idea to label your tinctures according to THC content. A simple way to do it is to count bowls, how many bowls have gone into making your tincture and subsequent candies. A bowl is about one gram of weed. However, many grams of weed you have used, that’s how many bowls are in your tincture. You may have 50 grams of weed in 50 gummies, in which case, each gummy is a bowl. Each bowl would have around 100 mg of THC, so to get about 10 mg of THC per gummy, you would want to spread that over as much as 500 gummies. So, however many bowls you are accustomed to smoking, that’s also how many gummies you can tolerate. It is important to do your own research and calculations for your particular candies and tincture or oil. The main thing to remember is how much weed did you use overall, and then how many candies did you divide that into, and that will always give you an idea of the strength of the candies.
You should also always test your edibles to determine the strength. Eat just a small piece and note the taste and potency by waiting 45 minutes to 2 hours. If at 45 minutes, the buzz is strong, do not dose again. Just ride it out until the euphoria and high come down completely and see how long that takes. Then you will know how strong each gummy is, and how long you should wait before redosing. You will also know how many to take for different activities for example for pain relief and preparing for sleep. You should also note the characteristics of the strain you have chosen so that you can use this knowledge in the future to make gummies and other edibles. Edibles dissolve in the stomach at different rates, releasing their cannabinoids at different frequencies, and this fact will determine what strain and type of edible you will want to use for different activities.