Cannabis cooking: making your own cannaoil

So you want to make some cannabis cooking oil…

Maybe you watched Chelsey Handler’s hilarious cannabis-infused dinner party on Netflix, or you feel like flexing your culinary skills in a new way.

Cannaoil can be made using your favourite cooking oil (coconut, olive, avocado) and used in pretty much any recipe, the same way you’d use regular oil. It’s a great intro to cooking with cannabis, as it’s a major base in many recipes.

We’re sharing our favorite tried and true recipe that anyone can master(chef).

Mota Cannaoil Recipe 

  • 6 grams marijuana
  • 2 cups oil (olive, avocado, canola, or coconut)
  • Oven
  • Saucepan
  • Cheesecloth
  1. Decarboxylate the cannabis. This is a key step, and what actually gives your edibles the effects you’re looking for. By cooking it at a low temperature, you convert cannabis’ non-intoxicating THCA into THC.
  2. Heat your oven to 250°F. Spread your cannabis out into an even layer on a non-stick baking sheet, for 35-40 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and cool. Once cool, grind into a coarse powder (we recommend using any standard coffee grinder).
  4. Heat your oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add the ground cannabis, and cook for about 45 minutes making sure not to burn.
  5. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes.
  6. Strain through your cheesecloth over a bowl, to remove the ground cannabis. Squeeze hard to ensure you get all your oil.
  7. Store your oil in a jar of your choice. Lidded mason jars are a great choice. Store in a cool, dark spot.
  8. Discard the ground cannabis.
  9. Enjoy in your favourite recipes. A little goes a long way!



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