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How do I make cannabis oil capsules?
Cannabis is a plant that can be consumed orally and is part of a healthy diet. Too often, however, the characteristic aroma of this plant can be a dislike, and it is not easy to find tasty new recipes that we are able to add to our weeds.
The preparation of cannabis in the form of capsules enables us to overcome both of these limitations and to take cannabinoids orally in a simple and effective way. In this article we will show you how to make your own cannabis capsules or "canna capsules" for therapeutic and recreational purposes.
Cannabis Oil Capsules or Canna Caps
Recipe for making cannabis capsules with coconut oil
In this recipe, we use coconut oil to extract the main active ingredients from the cannabis plant. Coconut oil is particularly useful because it remains in solid form at room temperature. If the capsules are stored at temperatures below 25 ° C, we can prevent the oil from becoming liquid and there is a risk of the capsules leaking. This vegetable oil is also useful because it contains a high content of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which ensure maximum absorption of the cannabinoids.
The capsules were made from cannabis.
Material for the production of approx. 100 cannabis capsules:
- 10 g dry cannabis flowers (or sugar leaves / strips of resin)
- 100 g coconut oil
- Empty gelatin capsules of size 00 (if gelatin-free capsules are used, they decompose quickly on contact with the oil and must therefore be consumed within a short time)
- Capsule machine (optional, but very useful. Alternatively, a flat bowl of dry rice can hold the capsules as you fill them.)
- Pipette, dropper or syringe
- sieve for filtering
- Laser thermometer (for monitoring the temperature during extraction)
Cannabis mixed with coconut oil
1) Finely chop the cannabis with a grinder.
2) Heat the coconut oil in a water bath to approx. 90 ° C, add the cannabis and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
3) Take the mixture out of the water bath and cook it on low heat (120 ° C) for about 1 hour to ensure proper decarboxylation of the cannabinoids. Important: Avoid overheating the mixture, since the THC starts to evaporate at 157 ° C.
Strain the cannabis oil with a sieve.
4) Return the mixture to the water bath and cook for a further 2 hours (approx.) At 90 ° C so that the cannabinoids allow the coconut oil to take full effect.
5) Filter the resulting mixture with a sieve and squeeze well to extract the last drop of the precious oil.
6) Allow the mixture to cool to approx. 40 ° C. In the meantime, prepare the capsules in the filling machine so that we can fill 24 capsules at the same time. Place the larger half of the capsule in the larger bowl and the smaller half in the small bowl.
Coconut oil with the medicinal properties of cannabis
7) Carefully fill the larger halves of the capsules with a pipette, a dropper or a syringe, leaving a 1 mm margin at the top to make it easier to close the capsules later.
8) Close the capsules according to the instructions for the capsule machine. If you are not using the device, close the capsules individually by hand. This can be easier after the oil solidifies.
9) Take the capsules out of the machine and store them in the refrigerator. The coconut oil hardens, making it easier for you to store and transport the capsules.
10) Repeat the process with 24 new capsules etc. until the cannabis oil is used up.
Filling the capsules with cannabis oil
These cannabis capsules can be stored in the refrigerator for several months, protected from moisture. They can also be frozen for optimal preservation. If possible, always protect the capsules from light, e.g. B. with a tinted glass for storage.
It is a great idea, if possible, to analyze a capsule with laboratory tests to determine the exact cannabinoid content and to verify that they are completely decarboxylated.
Dry rice works well if you don't have a capsule machine.
What type of cannabis can the capsules be made from?
For recreational purposes, we would use high THC strains, the compound responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. For therapeutic purposes, on the other hand, we would use both cannabis strains containing CBD and THC in order to exploit the properties of these two cannabinoids in a balanced ratio.
Consumers who do not tolerate the effects caused by THC, but still want to take advantage of CBD, can make their own CBD capsules with one of the low-THC varieties that are CBD-rich but hardly contain THC ,
The effect of the capsules depends heavily on the cannabis used in the extraction. The higher the cannabinoid level, the stronger the effect. To increase effectiveness, we can also infuse our coconut oil with cannabis resin that has already been extracted. This can be any of the solvent free concentrates like Dry Sift Bubble Hash or Rosin as well as BHO and FECO / RSO . For oral consumption, we prefer naturally extracted resin without the use of solvents.
The oil in these cannabis capsules solidifies.
Care should be taken when dosing these oils because they are more effective and should be used with caution. When we made our first rosin capsules here in Alchimia, we first used 1 part resin with 20 parts coconut oil but later set this to 1:10 . to achieve the desired effect as our tolerance is quite high!
We can also add other types of ingredients to our cannabis capsules to achieve a synergistic effect. For example, if we want to benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabinoids, we can add some cumin powder (with a pinch of black pepper) to further enhance and enhance this anti-inflammatory effect.
When cannabis is consumed orally, its effects occur as usual about 45/60 minutes after ingestion as soon as cannabinoids have been absorbed into the digestive system and into the bloodstream. We need to be careful by starting to take a single capsule and waiting at least 1 hour before taking a second capsule, and so on until you find the right dose.
All the best!
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