How would you like to get high without smoking? Well, now you can, thanks to THC gummies. These little candies contain the psychoactive ingredient from marijuana plants.
They can give you a quick buzz without the negative side effects associated with other forms of cannabis consumption.
THC Gummies are designed to provide a potent dose of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).
They are a great way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without having to deal with the risks associated with smoking or consuming edibles.
THC And CBD
When discussing marijuana, you have most likely heard the words ‘CBD’ and ‘THC’ thrown around a lot, and it can sometimes be confusing to understand the differences between them.
CBD (cannabidiol), and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are natural compounds found in cannabis. While they are both psychoactive, they produce different effects on the body.
The main difference is that CBD does not cause the ‘high’ as THC does. CBD is more known to have effects such as helping with seizures, pain, depression, and anxiety, so it is used as a legal medicine in many states.
THC, however, will produce feelings of euphoria and sometimes sedation. While there are some medical benefits to it, many people will prefer to use products solely made from CBD to avoid the psychoactive effects.
Studies around CBD have shown that it is generally tolerated well, even in large quantities. On the other hand, THC does have some side effects including anxiety, memory loss, increased heart rate, and many others.
Why Make THC Gummies?
Despite the side effects mentioned above, many people enjoy the effects of THC. It is something that can be enjoyed socially, or on your own.
However, there are some who enjoy the effects of it but do not enjoy smoking. Smoking comes with an array of other health deficits that many people would like to avoid.
For this instance, making some THC gummies is the perfect solution. You are able to get high without having to smoke and damage your lungs!
There are so many reasons to make your own THC gummies! You can choose what kind of flavor you want, how strong you’d like them to be, and how long you want them to last before you need another batch.
Safety With Gummies And Other Edibles
Before we go into how you can make your own THC gummies, there are certain aspects you must be aware of.
If you have smoked weed before, you’ll notice that the high you feel is quite instant. This is because cannabis gets absorbed into the bloodstream pretty quickly when you smoke it.
This is not the case with gummies and other edibles. They first need to enter your digestive system, with effects only appearing after around 30 to 90 minutes.
Studies show that these effects may not reach their peak until around 2 to 3 hours after.
One mistake many novices to edibles make is they grow impatient and eat more edibles when they notice they aren’t feeling any of the effects.
This causes a sort of domino effect, causing a large quantity of THC to be consumed. This can lead to some seriously unwanted reactions, such as nausea and anxiety.
In order to consume edibles safely, patience is key. Just remember that less is sometimes more, and you’ll be good to go.
One very important point is that these gummies look like any other regular candies. If there are children in your home, it is vital that you place these gummies somewhere they can’t access them.
Recipe: How To Make Weed Gummies
Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for… the recipe!
What you’ll need is some cannabis-infused oil (if you want to make THC gummies, then be sure you are purchasing THC oil.
Please note, that THC oil is only legal in certain states that allow the use of recreational marijuana, or medicinal marijuana).
You’ll also need some flavored jello, this can be any flavor you want, and you should purchase the 3-ounce option.
Gelatin will also be used as a thickening component in this recipe. We recommend around 3/4 – 1 ounce.
Lecithin is also a key ingredient in this recipe, as it will help to keep the oil and water together.
Lastly, you’ll need some delicious flavoring oils. This will overpower the cannabis taste and really make your gummies taste wonderful.
Step 1: In a bowl, add the water and gelatin together and stir until combined, before leaving it aside, so it blooms.
Step 2: Get a double boiler going, and once it is boiling, turn it to low heat to let it simmer.
Step 3: Add the THC oil and lecithin to the water that is simmering and whisk it. Leave it heating up on low heat.
Step 4: In a separate pan, use the leftover water and bring it to a boil, adding your jello and mixing it in to dissolve.
Step 5: Pour the jello mixture you have just made into the double boiler that contains the THC oil and lecithin. Whisk together well.
Step 6: Grab your bowl that has the gelatin from step 1, and add it into the double boiler.
Step 7: Add the flavored oil drops and whisk for 10 minutes without stopping.
Step 8: Your mixture is ready, and you can now add it to any molds of your choosing!
Step 9: Let the mixture sit in their molds for at least 30 minutes before attempting to remove them. You can also put them in the freezer, so they firm up.
How Many Gummies Should I Eat?
You should always start with a lower dosage when trying edibles. Your tolerance might vary depending on the type of edible you are eating.
Try starting with a half or even a fourth of a gummy, as marijuana gummies can be quite potent!
As mentioned above, eating marijuana is different from smoking it, it will likely take longer for you to feel any effects, but this does not mean you won’t feel them after some time.
It is best to start off slowly and build up your tolerance gradually.
Making THC gummies is perfect for those who enjoy the ‘high’ but would rather not smoke. Making your own also ensures you are controlling how much THC you add to your candies, and you can make them any flavor you want!
You can also use the above recipe with CBD oil if you rather not feel the effects of THC.
If you enjoyed this article, then you might like to read our post on ‘How Long Do Edibles Last In Your System?‘.