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How to make weed gummies at home (2024)

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To prepare cannabis-infused gummies at home, you will need to follow a few steps. First, create the gummy mixture by combining cannabis-infused oil, gelatin, and other desired ingredients.

Next, pour the mixture into gummy moulds and allow it to cool in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat. Once the gummies have set, store them in an airtight container in a cool and dry place.

Read our step-by-step guide to making cannabis-infused gummies at home because it offers detailed instructions on adjusting dosage for personal preference and tolerance.

Ingredients you need to make homemade Cannabis Edibles

Ingredients you need to make homemade Cannabis Edibles

1. 1/2 cup of cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter

2. 1/2 cup of water

3. 1 box (3-ounce) of flavored gelatin

4. 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin

5. 1/4 cup of corn syrup

6. Gummy molds

Making Cannabis Gummies at Home Properly

Here are six steps to properly make cannabis gummies:

1. Prepare the Cannabis-Infused Oil:

You can use either cannabis-infused coconut oil or cannabutter for this recipe. To make cannabis-infused oil, you’ll need to decarboxylate your cannabis and infuse it into the oil.

The potency of the oil will depend on the strain and amount of cannabis used.

2. Mix the Ingredients:

In a saucepan, combine the cannabis-infused oil, water, flavoured gelatin, unflavored gelatin, and corn syrup. Stir everything together until it’s well combined.

3. Heat the Mixture:

Heat the mixture over low to medium heat, stirring constantly. You want the mixture to be fully melted and well mixed.

4. Pour into Molds:

Once the mixture is smooth and well-mixed, please remove it from the heat. Use a dropper or a small measuring cup to pour the mixture into your gummy moulds. Be careful not to spill.

5. Chill:

Place the moulds in the refrigerator, let the gummies cool, and set for at least 2-3 hours.

6. Remove from Molds:

After they’ve fully cooled and set, gently remove the gummies from the moulds.

How many cannabis-infused gummies can you make from an ounce of weed?

One ounce of cannabis flower can be used to make 16 ounces of solid marijuana-infused edibles, 72 ounces of liquid marijuana-infused edibles, or 7 grams of marijuana concentrate.

Note that, the amount of cannabis-infused gummies that can be made from an ounce of weed depends on a number of factors, including the potency of the weed, the amount of cannabis used to infuse the gummies, and the recipe used to make the gummies.

6 Benefits of Making THC Gummies

6 Benefits of Making THC Gummies

There are six benefits of making you own edibles:

1. Discreet Consumption

Weed gummies are a discreet way to consume cannabis, and by making them yourself, you can enjoy cannabis without drawing attention.

2. Taste Customization

When you make your weed gummies, you can choose the flavours and ingredients that suit your taste preferences, creating a more enjoyable experience.

3. Cost-Efficient

Homemade weed gummies are often more cost-effective than purchasing pre-made edibles from dispensaries, making it a budget-friendly option.

4. Healthier Ingredients

You have the option to use healthier ingredients in your homemade gummies, such as organic or low-sugar options, which can be better for your overall well-being.

5. Longer Shelf Life

Homemade gummies can have a longer shelf life than store-bought options, as you can control the preservation and storage methods.

6. Catering to Dietary Restrictions

Making weed gummies at home allows you to accommodate dietary restrictions, such as vegan or gluten-free options, ensuring inclusivity for all.

Safety With Gummies and Other Edibles

Start with a low dose, be patient, and wait for the effects to kick in (usually 1-2 hours). Avoid mixing with alcohol or other substances.

Keep them away from children and pets. Store them securely, and always check the product’s labelling for THC/CBD content and serving size.

Consume responsibly, especially if you’re new to edibles, as overconsumption can lead to adverse effects.

How To Decarboxylate Cannabis For Edibles

Just preheat your oven to 240°F, evenly spread your cannabis on a baking sheet, and bake for 30-40 minutes.

The magic happens as heat transforms THCA into THC, unlocking the psychoactive effects.

This activated cannabis is ready to infuse into your favourite recipes, from brownies to weed gummies, making your edibles a delightful experience.

How To Make Infused Sugar to Coat Gummies

You can create an infused sugar mix by blending citrus zest and sugar, adding a zesty twist to your treats.

Just sprinkle this magical concoction over your freshly made gummies, or toss the gummies in a bowl of citrus-infused sugar for a burst of flavour.

Finish by using a mesh sieve to reveal your sweet, tangy, and beautifully coated gummies – a perfect balance of taste and aesthetics.

Make Your Weed Gummies with Cannabis Oil

Make your weed gummies with cannabis oil by following these steps.

Here are 7 ingredients and tools you’ll need:

  1. Decarbed flower
  2. 1 cup of cooking oil (your choice)
  3. Stove
  4. A double-boiler or a stovetop pot and heat-safe bowl
  5. Cheesecloth or strainer
  6. Thermometer
  7. Air-tight jar

Here’s a quick step-by-step breakdown of the process:

  1. Heat the double boiler on low.
  2. Once the water is simmering in the bottom component, add the cooking oil to the top part.
  3. Bring the oil to a boil, aiming for a temperature between 160 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Introduce the decarbed cannabis flower into the oil.
  5. Stir occasionally over the next two to four hours, ensuring a consistent temperature.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Strain the flower from the oil using cheesecloth into a jar, repeating the process if necessary.
  8. Seal the jar, and once cooled, store your cannabis cooking oil just like regular cooking oil. Don’t forget to label it clearly.

How to Make Your Mould for Weed Gummies With Cornstarch

All you need is cornstarch, water, and your desired gummy shape. Mix cornstarch and water to create a thick paste, then press your chosen object (silicone moulds work great) into the mixture.

Allow it to dry and harden, and voilà, you have your very own unique gummy mould!

This DIY approach not only adds a personal touch to your gummies but also ensures that your edibles are tailored to your preference.

How To Make Weed Gummy Bears

To get started, you’ll need some key ingredients: cannabis tincture or oil, unflavored gelatin, flavoured Jello mix, and a sweetener of your choice.

Begin by mixing the gelatin, Jello, and sweetener in a saucepan, then add your cannabis tincture or oil. Heat the mixture slowly while stirring, ensuring a smooth blend.

Use bear-shaped gummy molds to pour the liquid and let it cool. Once they’ve set, you’ll have your very own homemade weed gummy bears, perfect for a discreet and enjoyable cannabis treat.

How to Measure THC Percentage When Making Edible Gummies

To ensure accuracy, start by selecting a reliable THC-infused oil or butter for your recipe.

Then, calculate the total THC content in the infused base and divide it by the number of gummies you plan to make.

How Many Homemade Cannabis Gummies Should You Eat?

The number of homemade cannabis gummies you should consume depends on your tolerance and experience.

If you’re new to edibles, a safe starting point is a low dose of 1 to 5 milligrams of THC. To put this in perspective, a typical edible can weigh around 20 grams, and there are 1,000 milligrams in just 1 gram.

So, when it comes to enjoying your cannabis-infused gummies, it’s essential to start small and be patient.

You can always increase the dosage gradually as you become more familiar with how your body responds to the effects.

How do you store your own weed gummies?

Cannabis gummy edibles are a popular way to consume cannabis, but it is important to store them properly to preserve their potency and freshness. The best way to store gummy edibles is in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. This will help to prevent them from melting, drying out, or becoming stale.

Here are some specific tips for storing cannabis gummy edibles:

  • Keep them away from heat sources. Gummy edibles can melt if they are exposed to too much heat. Make sure to store them in a place where they will not be exposed to direct sunlight or heat from appliances.
  • Keep them away from moisture. Gummy edibles can absorb moisture from the air, which can make them soggy and spoil them more quickly. Store them in an airtight container to prevent moisture from getting in.
  • Store them in a cool, dark place. The best temperature for storing gummy edibles is between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid storing them in the refrigerator or freezer, as this can cause them to become hard and difficult to chew.

If you follow these tips, your cannabis gummy edibles should stay fresh for several weeks. However, it is always best to consume them within a month or two for the best results.

Final Thoughts

Crafting your weed gummies is not only a delightful adventure but also a fantastic way to become well-versed in the world of cannabis culinary artistry.

It provides a deeper understanding of dosages and allows you to pick your preferred strain for tailored effects.

Plus, the cost-effectiveness of creating your gummies, with the versatility to store cannabis oils and sugars for future batches, is a financial win.

Finally, it’s a savvy solution for utilizing ageing or non-smokable cannabis, making every batch a sweet success.

I’m Zoey Roy, a Cannabis Compliance Specialist and Cannabis Activist. I am experienced in guiding individuals and businesses through complex cannabis regulations. With a Bachelor’s degree in Research from McGill University, I’ve worked at Neptune Wellness for 4 years as a senior researcher. Now I serve as a Cannabis Industry Analyst at Tilray Brands, Inc. I provide essential support in ensuring compliance, educating clients, and facilitating legal requirements. My expertise extends to marketing and laboratory skills, making me a well-rounded professional in the field.