THC is one of the active ingredients of marijuana, and it can be extracted from the flowers, leaves, stems, or seeds of the cannabis plant.
You may know that you need a prescription in order to buy THC oil in your area, but what you might not know is that there are some other ways to get this ingredient without having to see a doctor first.
THC Oil: What Is It?
THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, which is an organic compound found in the cannabis plant.
This chemical has many effects on the body, including being the compound that is responsible for making people feel high after smoking cannabis or consuming it as an edible.
The most well-known effect of THC is its psychoactive properties, which cause users to experience euphoria through feelings of relaxation, happiness, and increased appetite.
As THC is a constituent component of the cannabis plant, most THC oils also contain CBD (cannabidiol).
Which is the other active ingredient and works with the endocannabinoid system within the human body to create additional benefits.
The term “full spectrum” refers to the fact that the hemp used for extraction contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes typical in cannabis, resulting in full extracts that contain both CBD and some level of THC.
So, THC oil is a kind of cannabis oil, and can be classed as a full spectrum oil. Read on to learn how to manufacture your own cannabis oil for your own consumption.
The Benefits of Making Your Own Cannabis Oil
Making your own cannabis oil allows you to control exactly how much THC you’re ingesting.
If you have medical conditions such as chronic pain, migraines, arthritis, glaucoma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or any number of others, then you should consider using cannabis oil can be really helpful.
In fact, studies show that a combined CBD and THC oil helps treat these types of issues far better than THC oil ever could.
However, if you don’t suffer from any of these conditions, then you probably won’t notice any difference between regular cannabis and THC oil.
You can use your homemade cannabis oil for so many things, including cooking, baking, smoking, as a supplement and even in health care.
Although we recommend starting off by making very small quantities at home (only a few doses), you can always scale up and store your oil later when you’ve mastered the process.
You can make your own cannabis oil in just minutes per day, and it takes only about five days to complete the entire process.
You will never run out of cannabis oil because you made your own, and you can use it over and over again.
How To Make Your Own THC And Cannabis Oil
Step One: Decarboxylate your cannabis.
Weigh your cannabis flower and roughly break it apart and distribute it in an even layer onto a baking tray. The flower should have been broken into even-sized pieces, to ensure that all the pieces are decarboxylated evenly.
Bake the flower at 240 degrees Fahrenheit for about 45 minutes. Cover the baking sheet with aluminum, and when you have removed the tray from the oven, allow the flower to get to room temperature.
This will ensure that all the terpenes are preserved.
Step Two: Combine your cannabis with coconut oil.
Put the flower and coconut oil in a mason jar, which then goes into the crock pot. Stir them gently.
Screw the lid on tightly enough to prevent outside water getting into the jar, and not so tight that it seals completely, as there will need to be some gas exchange during the infusing process.
Step Three: Put the jar in a hot bath.
The crock pot should be filled with room temperature water, and covered by a towel to prevent them from bumping into each other. The water will have to cover all the jar.
Step Four: Leave it to simmer.
Crock pots are very useful for making sauces and soups. When you put them on low heat, they will slowly cook without burning your food. You should stir or shake the jar every once in a while to make sure nothing burns.
Step Five: Strain the cannabis out
Once the infusing process has finished, and the jars have all cooled down enough for you to handle, you will have to strain out all the plant matter from the oil.
To do this, you should line a mesh strainer with fine cheesecloth, and you can pour the oil through the sieve into a clean jar for storage.
Leave this to drain though fully, and then squeeze the cheesecloth or press it down, to expel the final bit of oil (though this can increase the level of chlorophyll in your oil).
When you infuse cannabis, you are adding cannabinoids to the oil. These cannabinoids cause the oil to become thicker, and to get darker. Infusing cannabis into coconut oil makes it even better than regular coconut oil.
How to Store Your Cannabis Oil
Cannabis infused coconut oil is great for cooking and baking, as well as using it as a supplement or herbal medication.
Such oil lasts a long time because it doesn’t go bad very quickly, and is resistant to degrading. It can be stored for 3 years in your fridge or two to three months (at room temperature) in your pantry.
After this period, you might notice changes to appearance, taste, and potency.
Keep your oil in an airtight, clean, dry container, and keep it in a cool, dark place, or in your fridge. A top tip – using an amber or blue colored jar can protect your infusion from light, slowing or preventing it from degrading.
With cannabis infused coconut oil, you can add more health benefits to your diet.
In conclusion, I hope that this article has helped you understand how to make cannabis oil. It can provide a myriad of health benefits, or just help you to relax and de-stress.