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Initially, you need to decarboxylate the cannabis, meaning that you should heat marijuana to release its THC and activate the healing compounds.
You will need:
- One ounce of cannabis buds
- A baking sheet
- Parchment paper
Preheat the oven to 240°F/115°C. Then, with the hands, break up the cannabis buds into smaller pieces and spread one layer on a parchment-lines rimmed baking sheet.
Leave no empty spaces between the marijuana. Bake for 30-40 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes. As soon as the cannabis becomes darker in color and dried, remove it from the oven, and leave it to cool.
Then, ground it coarsely in a blender or food processor. Keep it in an airtight glass container.
Here is how to prepare the oil:
- 1 gram decarboxylated marijuana
- 1 ounce cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
In a glass jar, add the crushed marijuana and the coconut oil, tightly fit the lid and place in a saucepan full of water. Over a low heat, heat the water slowly for an hour, without boiling.
Next, strain the solids in the oil with a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, and transfer it into another sturdy glass jar. Then, just squeeze the liquid from the cannabis into the oil.
You can either consume the oil or use it topically. You can eat the solids you have removed as well, cooked or baked in your meals. Also, you can use this oil in cooking. Yet, make sure you avoid high heat, in order not to cook out the active marijuana compounds.