How to make super strong canna oil

How to make cannabis coconut oil (canna oil)


Cannabis coconut oil is a really versatile way to consume cannabis. It's great to be baked on its own or in all kinds of foods - most cannabis strains complement the flavor of coconut oil wonderfully! Canna oil also makes drugs super accessible - you can use indica, sativa, or even high-CBD strains to get the effect you want.

It's also super easy to make and a great way to use up any excess cut, kief, or hash from the harvest. In these instructions I will show you how I like to do it - let it simmer on the stove! But I'll also tell you how to do it in a crockpot.

This is a very quick and straightforward version of canna oil - through a lot of reading and some experimentation, I really don't think there is a need to simmer it forever and complicate it. This method gives you a strong, tasty, and fancy canna oil.

Step 1: what you need


  • Cheesecloth
  • Metal sieve / sieve
  • Bowl or large measuring cup
  • Glass or bowl to store the canna oil


  • decarboxylated cannabis (buds, trim, kief, hashish - 40 grams)
  • unrefined coconut oil (2 cups)

We'll talk a little about the dosage in the next step.

Not sure how to decarboxylate cannabis? Click here to find out!

Step 2: Dosage + Stresses + Expectations

(Picture above - Doctor Who water hash, Doctor Who in bud shape - so purple !!, Doctor Who sugar leaf cut)

What I use for this batch:

  • 2 cups of unrefined coconut oil
  • 40 g Doctor Who trim, decarboxylated

This is a pretty strong dose - about 1.5 grams of trim per tablespoon of canna oil. The drugs that this canna oil makes are mainly used to fight migraines. So stronger is better!

Dosage guidelines:

I recommend using 0.5 to 1.5 grams of trim / bud / hash / etc per tablespoon of oil. If this is your first time experimenting with canna oil, try using 16 grams of cannabis per 2 cups of oil.

If you're using buds, it's okay to use less than if you're using trim because there is more trichrome and therefore more THC. If I had used buds instead of trim in this batch, I would probably have used 0.5 grams of buds per tablespoon of coconut oil.

For more information on how to dose cannabis, I highly recommend purchasing a copy of The Ganja Kitchen Revolution by Jessica Catalano. The book has a very nice dosage chart and explains how to demystify making foods with the right amount of THC for you.

This article on The Cannabist also provides a helpful method for finding out the THC content in food.

What to Expect When Using Canna Oil?

Orally ingested cannabis is a completely different animal - it can take a lot longer to be felt, and the effects can, on average, last a lot longer. Canna oil is often very strong and can make you very sleepy. So never try a new dose if you have commitments later. ;)

You can try to fight drowsiness by using only sativas in your canna oil or by choosing a strain high in CBD. But it might still make you a little tired (edibles always do this to some people!), So always be careful.

What to do if you take too much canna oil:

If you ever take too much while trying to figure out the right dose, don't worry! You may feel anxious or wonder why you ever thought this was a good idea - but I promise it will pass and the benefits are worth it.

It is best to drink a glass of water and lie down. Sleep is always the best way to deal with a little too much cannabis.

If sleep doesn't seem to be achievable, try dimming the lights and turning on music or the TV. You can also try talking to someone. Whatever relaxes you! Remember that it will pass in a few hours at the most.

Step 3: mix coconut oil and cannabis and let simmer

Combine the cannabis and coconut oil in a small saucepan on the lowest heat you can manage.

Once the coconut oil has melted, let the mixture simmer, uncovered, for an hour (stirring repeatedly).

HELLO! If you want to do this in a crockpot, you definitely can. Just let it go low for a couple of hours. It is not necessary to take it any longer.

If your canna oil is turning super green or not at all green, that's fine. The greenness only relates to the chlorophyll present, not how strong the canna oil is.

Step 4: Seven

Use a cheesecloth in a colander over a large measuring cup to sieve. A sieve alone is usually not fine enough! It won't matter too much if you have particles in the oil, but it always looks better without them.

Put two layers of cheesecloth in the colander and place it over the measuring cup.

Pour the hot oil and cannabis mixture into the cheesecloth.

Let it drip for about an hour, then squeeze the rest out by hand.

You can use the processed cannabis for other purposes once you've squeezed the oil out, but it shouldn't contain any more THC at all. One of the great ways is to mix them with soft butter. You end up with some fantastic cannabis butter that you can use on toast, or maybe even put on a steak or under the skin of a chicken with a breeze.

Don't feel bad if you just compost it or throw it away - almost everything good is in the canna oil now!

Step 5: cool down and store

Pour the canna oil into a glass or bowl and leave uncovered until it is room temperature and begins to solidify. (It is very important to leave it uncovered as we want to avoid condensation forming in the jar.)

When it is completely cool, close the container and store in the refrigerator or in a cool, dark place. This will take up to a year!

See how dark it is before and how light it is when it solidifies? This is what it should look like if you don't simmer it too long and don't handle it too roughly. If you poke it a ton it could be greener.

Step 6: using cannabis coconut oil

You can consume this coconut canna oil on its own or use it in food!

If this is your first time trying, I recommend taking 1 / 4-1 / 2 tablespoons orally to get started. Wait at least 3-4 hours before taking any more. How you feel afterwards will tell you whether to increase or decrease your dose. It also gives you a base for groceries.

If you are making edibles, try recipes that you made before. Knowing how many cookies, muffins, slices of cake, etc. a recipe produces can help you find out how much THC is in per serving. (Since we know we are using a certain amount of cannabis per tablespoon of coconut oil, you can determine the strength based on the amount of oil used in the recipe and the number of servings.)

Another good thing to keep in mind: you can even use half the canna oil and half the butter if the foods need to be a little less strong.