How to Make Cannabis Edibles

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Cannabis or also known as marijuana isn’t only consumed by smoking. If you learn how to make cannabis edibles, you can make some great-tasting treats as well. And, you can get the same results as smoking, without the damage to your lungs. Another added bonus is you can get high without you or your clothes smelling like cannabis later on.

But how do you make cannabis edibles and what should you know before you make your first batch of edibles? There is quite a bit of information that you need to know about making and consuming cannabis edibles so that you can do it safely. Here’s everything you need to know.

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What are cannabis edibles?

Marijuana or cannabis edibles are any type of food that has been infused with any form of the cannabis plant. Many people use edibles to get the benefits and effects of marijuana without smoking it.

There are many different types of edibles that you can are make from the cannabis plants and there are some easy and fast ones to make for beginners. You can also choose and customize how potent the edible is. Based on how much effect it should have on your body after enjoying the cannabis-infused food, you can dose your edibles by adding more or less cannabis in your recipe. You can make all types of foods from cookies to even beverages like tea or even hot sauce with cannabis as an ingredient.

Edibles that you can try making

In order for you to choose the edible that you would like to make, you need to know the different types of foods that you can make using marijuana. And, some tips on how to make it perfect. This is what this guide is all about. Getting to know the different foods you can make and how to make it correctly.


For most cannabis edibles you will need to have some form of cannabutter. This is the main method for infusing any recipe with cannabis to enjoy some edibles and getting the benefits of marijuana.

There are many recipes for making cannabutter, so you don’t need to struggle to make your own. Just remember to make sure that you mark the butter clearly as cannabutter or you might use it as normal butter.


The most traditional cannabis edibles are for sure the brownies. And, there is nothing difficult in making your own cannabis brownies. You can use any brownie recipe and just swap your butter for cannabutter.

Or, you can just add some infused coconut oil as well. Something that you can also try is adding some finely cooked cannabis to the brownies for some added crunch.

Peanut butter cookies

With peanut butter cookies or any other cookie recipe that you might like, you only substitute the butter or oil needed in the recipe with cannabutter. You will see that most of the cannabis edibles are made using cannabutter to infuse your recipe with marijuana.

Even though the peanut butter cookies tend to be everyone’s favorite, you can use any cookie recipe that you like and make your own edibles with your own personal touch.

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If you think that making cannabis gummies are hard, then you are in for a surprise. It is an easy thing to make, and really delicious. Especially with the right cannabis infusion. You will be surprised about how many recipes you will find online, with or without the infusion.

You can just add a cannabis tincture or oil into a normal gummy recipe. Just remember that these aren’t normal sweets, and you can’t eat as many as you like as with normal gummies.


This is the easiest way to use your cannabis leaves or dried flowers to make your own tea. However, you can make infused honey and add it to your cannabis tea for a more potent drink. There are even some people who enjoy adding some cannabutter to their tea or coffee for a richer taste. It depends on how strong and potent you want your tea.


Firecrackers are another favorite for cannabis users. These can be made in just 30 minutes and can satisfy your cannabis cravings. You should just decarb your cannabis and follow your favorite firecracker recipe. And, in no time you will have fresh and crunchy firecrackers infused with cannabis.

How much weed do you need for edibles?

To know and understand how much weed you need for edibles, there are a couple of things that you need to know first. Otherwise, you might make your edibles too potent, and you could end up too high for your comfort level.

You need to know how much marijuana your body can take. Do you have experience with smoking or eating marijuana? If so, you can make it a bit stronger than those who have never have used marijuana before. And another thing that you need to remember is that it takes a longer time to feel the effects of the edibles. Meaning that it is easy to eat too much when you start.

You need to remember that when it comes to adding infused marijuana, you need to measure it in milligrams and not grams. It can get potent a lot faster than smoking.

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How to make cannabis edibles

In most cases, you will need to infuse the cannabis with oil or butter before you can make your edibles. And, many may wonder what the cooking process is. The good news is that this isn’t very complicated to make your cannabis oil or butter. There are different cooking methods, but this is the most common one.

The first thing that you need to do, is grind your marijuana into a fine powder. The amount of cannabis you need will depend on how potent you want your oil or butter.

The normal ratio between marijuana and oil is an ounce of marijuana for each cup of oil or butter.  To infuse the cannabis into the oil you’ll need to heat it together, you can make use of your slow cooker or cook it on the stove.

You need to work on a low heat and stir the oil and cannabis constantly for 20 minutes to ensure that the cannabis doesn’t burn. You don’t want it to get too hot in case it loses potency. After the cooking process is done, you need to strain the plant pieces from the butter. And, then you can use butter or oil to make your edibles.

What are the effects of cannabis edibles?

There are many great effects you can get from cannabis edibles. If you are consuming the right amount of cannabis edibles you will enjoy benefits like relaxation and relief from anxiety. However, you can also gain some great medical effects like:

  • Managing chronic pain
  • Muscle spasm control
  • And other effects like relief for those with cancer.

Mistakes that people make when making edibles

If you are a beginner at making marijuana edibles, you might make some common mistakes. Mistakes that many people are making when they are trying different cannabis recipes.

The moment that you know that you are making common mistakes, you will be able to correct the mistakes and create the best edibles ever. These are some of the common mistakes people make when cooking with cannabis.

Trying to use raw cannabis

This just doesn’t work. You need to prepare the cannabis first. Cooking it and infusing it with butter or oil is the best and easiest way to make edibles. If you don’t want to make oil or butter, you need to put the cannabis in the oven beforehand.

Buying the most expensive marijuana for cooking edibles

This is the time when you should buy a cheaper marijuana strain. You don’t need high-quality cannabis for cooking. And, most people use their own plants for creating edibles.

Not considering portion sizes

This is a huge mistake people are making. Even if the edible is delicious, and you want to eat it all up, you can’t. To get your dosage right, you can divide the total amount of cannabis in the recipe with the number of portions you have. Each portion should be about 10 mg for a normal dose. 

Risks of making and eating edibles

There is a risk of making and eating edibles that you need to know and remember. Getting too high on edibles can happen your first time and can be a rough experience. Especially if someone doesn’t know that he is eating cannabis edibles. But fear not, you will be ok and the high will be over in a few hours.

So, you need to make sure that you don’t eat more than you should and you need to make it clear to everyone that this is cannabis edibles and that only one portion should be taken.

Getting too high can have side effects like paranoia, hallucinations, panic attacks, nausea, and discomfort. So, eating too much, infuse too much marijuana into the recipe, or not making sure that everyone knows that this is marijuana edibles.

You don’t need to smoke cannabis if you want to enjoy the effects of it. You can make some creative edibles as well. Using cannabutter or infused oil. You can basically use any recipe and add the cannabis-infused oil into the recipe for a potent edible. You just always need to be careful with adding marijuana to the recipe.

Too much cannabis can lead to discomfort. Especially when it comes to edibles. With this guide, you will get to know everything there is to know about how to make cannabis edibles safely.

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