Edibles have gained widespread popularity due to their palatability, portability, and absence of smoke inhalation. A variety of marijuana-infused candies exist, with gummy bears and lollipops being notably predominant.
This article provides insights into:
- The process of crafting marijuana candy and cannabis-infused lollipops.
- The methodology behind producing marijuana-infused gummy bears.
- Appropriate marijuana candy dosages are supported by a dosage chart.
Let us commence without delay.
Start Safely: Safety Is Of Paramount Importance
Numerous individuals, both inexperienced and seasoned users, have encountered negative experiences with edibles at various points in their lives.
I, too, underwent such an experience during my initial encounter with them, and I can unequivocally state that it was far from pleasant.
Upon acquiring the knowledge of properly dosing edibles, a subject I am here to assist you with, one can partake in the consumption of cannabis in a health-conscious manner, eliminating the risk of unintentionally ingesting excessive THC.
The primary concern with edibles lies in their capacity to induce a distinct, more potent form of intoxication.
A fundamental distinction between smoking/vaping and consuming edibles lies in the metabolic pathway of THC. When ingested in the form of an edible, THC is initially broken down by saliva. As the edible proceeds through the stomach and liver, it undergoes conversion into 11-hydroxy-THC, a more potent iteration of the THC molecule.
Due to the digestive process, the onset of effects takes between 45-90 minutes. During this interval, impulsive users might erroneously believe the edible lacks potency and consume more, leading to adverse consequences.
Impetuous individuals find themselves with an excess of THC in their system, experiencing its effects all at once.
The duration of the high from edibles surpasses that of other consumption methods. It may take several hours for the effects to diminish, during which the intensity of the high may lead one to believe they are undergoing a distressing experience. It is crucial to recognize that such sensations are transient.
In contrast, smoking weed enables THC to enter the bloodstream through the alveoli in the lungs. Unlike the bloodstream, THC does not undergo extensive breakdown, promptly binding to cannabinoid receptors. This rapid process results in immediate effects after smoking, though the high is of shorter duration compared to edibles.
Owing to inadvertent “overdosing,” some states where cannabis is legal mandate official producers to incorporate lower quantities of THC in edibles or marijuana candy. It is noteworthy that THC is not the sole cannabis compound suitable for infusion into edibles; many medical patients opt for the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD as the primary ingredient.
THC Weed Candy/Edibles Dosage Chart
In instances where individuals have encountered adverse effects with edible consumption, a common error can be traced back to an inaccurate dosing approach.
Given the inherent variations in individual anatomies, a fundamental guideline is to initiate consumption with a conservative dose and exercise patience.
Perrywinkles Edibles has developed the following chart to assist in determining the optimal THC dosage for weed candy recipes.
It is important to note that the quantities provided herein signify a singular dose intended for an individual, rather than the cumulative dosage for the entire edible product.
How Make Cannabis-infused Lollipops and Hard Candies?
Upon reaching this juncture, we arrive at the delectable segment—the recipes.
The most challenging aspect in the preparation of cannabis-infused lollipops is the attainment of the “hard crack stage”; therefore, vigilant monitoring of the temperature is imperative throughout the entirety of the process.
While it may appear somewhat intimidating, executing this recipe does not pose a formidable challenge.
Indeed, only five uncomplicated ingredients are necessary for this undertaking.
- 1 cup (235 ml) of sugar
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) of corn syrup
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) of filtered water
- 2-3 tablespoons of THC tincture (Note that different tincture recipes contain varying amounts of THC)
1 tablespoon of the flavor of your choice
- Candy thermometer
- Lollipop/Candy mold
- Lollipop sticks
How To Make Weed Lollipops?
- Place sugar and water in a pot or saucepan over medium/high heat.
- Stir continuously until the sugar completely dissolves. Once the ingredients combine and reach a boiling point, insert the thermometer into the pot/pan and carefully monitor the temperature until it reaches 300°F (150°C).
- Remove the pan from heat without extracting the thermometer.
- When the temperature decreases to 250°F (120°C), incorporate the cannabis tincture/oil and the chosen flavor, stirring until a homogeneous mixture is achieved.
- Pour the mixture into the molds, insert the sticks, and allow them to cool for 15/20 minutes. Enjoy your homemade lollipops, exercising caution not to consume excessively!
The procedure remains consistent for hard candies, and it accommodates various candy molds. Lollipop sticks are rendered unnecessary in this context.
How to Prepare THC-Infused Gummies?
The process of crafting THC gummies is notably straightforward, presenting a simpler endeavor than that of making lollipops.
To start on this recipe, you will require merely 4 or 5 ingredients and an ice cube tray, which serves as an effective mold.
- 1 cup (235 ml) of fresh fruit juice or fruit puree (select flavor of preference)
- ¼ cup (60 ml) of cold water
- 1 teaspoon of agar-agar powder (utilized as a vegan alternative to gelatin)
- 1 tablespoon of cannabis tincture
- Sweetener or a pinch of sugar
- Silicone gummy molds (or ice cube trays)
- Saucepan or pot
THC Gummies Recipe: Step-By-Step Guide
- If opting for fruit puree, ensure to stir it briefly to enhance its consistency before initiating the preparation.
- Subsequently, place the puree or juice into a medium saucepan over medium or high heat and allow it to reach a boil. Simultaneously, blend a teaspoon of agar-agar with water in a separate dish.
- Pour the water and agar-agar mixture carefully into the boiling fruit juice or fruit puree, stirring the amalgamation for 3 minutes. Introduce sweeteners or sugar according to personal preference.
- Withdraw the pot or pan from the heat source, allowing it to cool slightly before incorporating the cannabis tincture.
- Upon transferring the mixture into the molds or ice cube tray, permit it to cool at room temperature for 20 minutes, followed by an additional 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Extricate the gummies from the molds and sprinkle them with powdered sugar to prevent adhesion.
Consume your edibles judiciously, and be mindful not to exceed recommended limits with the tincture, as excessive consumption may have adverse consequences.