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How to Make Your Own Cannabis Edibles

Creating cannabis edibles at home is an enjoyable way to experience the benefits of THC and CBD while indulging in your culinary skills. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chef, making your own edibles offers control over dosage, flavor, and ingredients. In this guide, we’ll take you through the essentials of homemade cannabis edibles, including important safety tips, simple recipes, and how to ensure consistent dosing.


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Understanding Cannabis Decarboxylation

Before diving into recipes, it’s crucial to understand the process of decarboxylation. This is the chemical reaction required to activate THC and CBD in cannabis, which happens through heat.

Steps for Decarboxylation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 245°F (118°C).
  2. Break the cannabis buds into small pieces.
  3. Spread the cannabis evenly on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to ensure even exposure.

Decarboxylation turns the non-intoxicating THCA in raw cannabis into the psychoactive THC, making it essential for effective edibles.

Choosing the Right Strain

Selecting the right cannabis strain is key to achieving the desired effects of your edibles. Strains high in THC are great for pain relief and relaxation, while those high in CBD are better for anxiety relief and without psychoactive effects.

Strain TypeEffectsBest for
IndicaRelaxing, sedativeEvening use
SativaUplifting, energeticDaytime use
HybridBalanced, can lean Indica or SativaDepending on specific strain characteristics

Basic Cannabis Oil Recipe

Cannabis oil is a versatile ingredient in many edible recipes. Here’s how to make it:


  • 1 cup of ground, decarboxylated cannabis
  • 1 cup of oil (coconut, olive, or canola)


  1. Combine the oil and cannabis in a slow cooker, saucepan, or double boiler.
  2. Heat the mixture on low for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. Avoid boiling to prevent scorching.
  3. Strain the oil through a cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer into a jar, excluding the solid material.

Tip: Cannabis oil can be stored in a cool, dark place and used in various recipes, such as baked goods, salad dressings, or pastas.

Making Cannabis Butter

Cannabis butter, or cannabutter, is another foundational ingredient for many edibles.


  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of water (to help regulate temperature and prevent burning)
  • 1 cup of ground, decarboxylated cannabis


  1. Melt the butter with the water in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the cannabis as the butter begins to melt.
  3. Simmer on low for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Strain the mixture into a container using a cheesecloth or fine mesh.
  5. Chill until the butter solidifies, then remove the water layer.

Cannabutter can be refrigerated or frozen and used in any recipe that calls for butter.

Cannabis Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • ¾ cup cannabutter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Mix cannabutter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in another bowl.
  4. Blend dry ingredients into cannabutter mixture.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Cannabis-Infused Peanut Butter Cups


  • 1 cup cannabis chocolate, melted
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup cannabis butter, softened


  1. Mix peanut butter, powdered sugar, and cannabis butter.
  2. Line a mini muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Spoon a layer of melted chocolate into each liner.
  4. Add a spoonful of the peanut butter mixture.
  5. Top with more chocolate and refrigerate until set.

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Dosage and Safety Tips

Dosage Considerations

The potency of your edibles depends on the THC content of your cannabis and how much cannabis you use in your recipe. It’s always best to start with a small amount, especially if you’re new to making or consuming edibles.

Safety Tips

  • Label your edibles to prevent accidental consumption.
  • Store edibles away from children and pets.
  • Start with a small dose, and wait at least two hours to feel the full effects before considering more.

Creating your own cannabis edibles at home allows for customization and is a fun way to explore culinary cannabis. Always remember to consume responsibly and enjoy the process of making and consuming your homemade treats.