One of the most popular ways to consume cannabis is through edible candies, especially among newcomers to the drug.
Depending on state laws, edible gummies can be bought at the majority of dispensaries, but you can also prepare them at home.
What about creating your own edible candy is even better? They can be customized however you like. You can alter them to have the flavors, designs, and colors that you desire.
Cannabis Gummies Recipe
You must have all the required supplies on hand, including cannabis-infused oil, in order to make your own cannabis candies.
When creating cannabis gummies, you can use cannabis-infused MCT oil, cannabis-infused coconut oil, cannabis-infused butter, or any other type of cannabis-infused oil you choose.
For more information on making your own at home, read our guide to baking and cooking with cannabis.
Making Cannabis Gummies
Once you have your materials and equipment, the enjoyable part—making the cannabis candy—begins.
Then, how are gummy delicacies created? The method of making cannabis candy has been streamlined into five simple steps.
Combine 12 cups of cold water, 12 cups of cannabis-infused oil, and 12 teaspoons of sunflower/soy lecithin in a small saucepan.
Add the ingredients to the pot and stir until the cannabis-infused oil has completely melted and a uniform texture has developed. Then, keep mixing in 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin and the flavoring gelatin packet.
Stir this liquid continuously over low heat for at least 15 minutes to ensure that the gelatin thoroughly dissolves. Don’t stop stirring, and avoid letting it boil. Boiling could prevent the mixture from settling properly.
Remove the top if a white froth starts to form, then turn the heat down. All of the ingredients should now be thoroughly combined and have a smooth consistency.
Start filling your gummy molds after all the ingredients have been completely mixed. To do this, you can employ a dropper, a squeeze bottle, or a funnel.
Work quickly to prevent the mixture from cooling off while keeping the pot on the stove. You do not want the oil to separate if the mixture starts to cool.
To keep the mixture from binding and hardening, whisk it continually. Keep in mind that the mixture will work best if you pour it into the sticky molds quickly.
After you’ve filled your thc gummy mold, freeze them for at least 30 minutes. Once they have hardened to a solid but slightly tacky texture, take them out of the molds and leave them on a sheet of parchment paper to air dry.
Making Gummies with Cannabis Infusion
Now that you know how to manufacture edible gummies, can you also make regular gummies edible?
Yes, it appears that the process has changed a little bit. You’ll need a gummy mold, 2 tablespoons warm water, 4 ounces of your favorite gummies, 12 teaspoons of gelatin, 1-2 teaspoons of cannabis-infused oil, and 4 ounces of your favorite candies to transform ordinary gummies into edibles.
First, let the gelatin soak for five minutes in the warm water. The gelatin mixture should then be added to the gummies and heated until it melts. Add your cannabis-infused oil when it has melted, and combine thoroughly.
Try adding a little lecithin if you’re having difficulties mixing the cannabis-infused oil into the gelatin mixture. Emulsification will benefit from this.
Pour the mixture into the gummy mold and chill it for about 30 minutes after combining all the ingredients. For an additional 24 hours, let them remain in the freezer to let any moisture evaporate.
This is a great and affordable alternative if you don’t have the time or resources to make your own cannabis sweets.
How to Determine the THC Content in Edible Gummies
The strength of the cannabis oil used determines how much THC is present in your gummies.
Your gummies will probably be potent if you used a strong flower strain to make your oil, decarboxylated it, and then manufactured cannabis oil.
We advise beginning with a low-THC strain to ensure that your edibles aren’t overly strong. When you have the desired effect, you can then enhance your potency.
Common Questions Regarding Edible Gummies
Do you still have concerns about the process for creating cannabis gummies? We’ve created a list of the most frequently asked questions for your convenience.
How long does it take to manufacture cannabis-infused gummies?
Depending on the size of the batch, making cannabis-infused candy will take about an hour from beginning to end.
The preparation time will be around 15 minutes, the cooking time will be 10 minutes, and the freezing time will be at least 30 minutes.
As a general rule of thumb, allocate an hour to making these edible gummies. The amount of time it takes for the gummies to dry will also depend on the materials you use.
What accomplishes decarboxylation?
When using whole flower, the cannabis must always be decarboxylated before baking or making cannabis confections.
This is the process of heating the flower to release the THC and CBD that it contains as cannabinoids.
Should I create cannabis candy using butter or oil?
We advise using frying oil that has been infused with cannabis for this dish. However, some recipes can call for other items. Before beginning,