You may have heard of people making weed gummies, but are unsure exactly how to make weed gummies. Gummy bears and other gummy candies are delicious, tasty treats. They’re also filled with sugar and artificial flavors – not exactly what you’d get if you went to a dispensary and asked for a bag of weed gummies. So how do you make weed gummies?
It’s not as simple as buying them at the store, but fortunately for you, it’s also not as complex as it may seem. Making your own cannabis gummies is surprisingly easy if you follow the instructions in this article. We will cover all the details from preparation to storage of your homemade weed gummies so that you can enjoy these tasty treats in no time at all. Keep reading for everything you need to know about how to make weed gummies!
What Is a Weed Gummy?
A weed gummy is essentially a gummy candy infused with cannabis. These can be made with almost any type of gummy candy. Most commonly though, they are made with Sour Gummies. The exact process for making weed gummies will vary based on the type of gummy you choose to make.
In general, though, the process involves infusing cannabis with a sticky substance like sugar or honey. The cannabis-infused sticky substance is then added to flavored gelatin to create a gummy candy mixture.
Why Make Your Own Weed Gummies?
There are many reasons to make your own weed gummies at home. First, you’ll likely save money by making your own cannabis gummies as opposed to purchasing them from a dispensary. Additionally, you’ll be able to customize the type of cannabis gummies you make. This means you can choose what type of cannabis you use, the level of THC, CBD, or other cannabinoids, and the flavoring of your gummies.
Making your own weed gummies also allows you to ensure the gummies are safe to eat. While this is true of many edibles, the reality is that some people have negative experiences with certain edibles. This can be caused by the amount of THC in the edible and/or the strain of cannabis used to make the edible. Making your own cannabis edibles allows you to control these two factors so that you minimize the possibility of negative experiences.
The Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Weed Gummies
- Cannabis – You’ll obviously need cannabis to make cannabis gummies. You can make a single serving of gummies with one gram of cannabis, or you can make larger batches with multiple grams of cannabis. The amount of cannabis you use will depend on the number of gummies you plan to make.
- Sugar – You’ll need sugar to infuse the cannabis with cannabinoids. You can use granulated sugar, sugar cubes, or honey – just make sure it’s sticky enough to form a solid paste when mixed with the cannabis.
- Gelatin – You’ll need gelatin to create the gummy texture in the homemade cannabis gummies. You can use unflavored gelatin, but the taste won’t be very pleasing. You can also add natural flavors to the gelatin to make the cannabis gummies taste better.
- Flavoring – You can add flavoring to the cannabis gummies to improve the taste even more. The easiest way to do this is to use a gummy bear candy flavoring. You can also use gelatin or vanilla flavoring if you prefer.
Weed Gummies: Step 1: Softening the Cannabis
The first step in making weed gummies is to soften the cannabis. This is crucial as hard cannabis will not be able to absorb any of the sticky substance you’ll be adding to it. Cannabis can be softened in a variety of ways. To soften cannabis the traditional way, you’ll want to break up the bud and then put it in a container or bowl with warm water for about 30 minutes.
To soften cannabis using a microwave, put the bud in a microwave-safe container and microwave it for two minutes at 50% power. Be careful when removing the bud as it will be very hot. Alternatively, you can use Cannabis oil / butter. Cannabis oil is the foundation for a variety of recipes that use regular oil in efforts to achieve psychoactive or therapeutic effects, depending on the content profile of cannabis being used of course.
Step 2: Cooking the Cannabinoid-Infused Sugar
Now that you’ve softened the cannabis, it’s time to cook the cannabinoid-infused sugar. Put the sugar in a bowl, and then add the softened cannabis. Stir the two together until the sugar is completely absorbed by the bud.
You might also want to add a little bit of water to help the sugar to mix with the cannabis. Put the mixture in the microwave for about five minutes, and stir it frequently. Alternatively, you can also cook the sugar and cannabis on the stove for about 15 minutes. Instead of a cannabis tincture, add cannabis infused coconut oil for a healthy boost of medium-chain fatty acids.
Step 3: Adding the Gelatin and Flavoring
Now that you’ve cooked the cannabinoid-infused sugar, it’s time to add the gelatin and flavoring. Put the gelatin in a bowl, and then add the cannabinoid-infused sugar. Stir the two together until they are completely mixed.
You can also add water to help the two ingredients mix even more. Put the cannabis gummy mixture in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes, and then test the consistency by pulling it out and letting it sit for a few minutes.
If you can pick up the mixture, it’s ready to be put in Gummy molds. If it’s too sticky, put the mixture back in the refrigerator for a few more minutes. Another step closer to making your weed gummies!
Step 4: Storage and Consuming Tips
Now that you’ve made your weed gummies, it’s important to store them properly so they last as long as possible. Since these gummies are made with gelatin, they need to be refrigerated.
The ideal temperature is between 33 and 36 degrees Fahrenheit. You should eat the gummies within two weeks at the most. You don’t need to refrigerate the gummies before eating them, but you should consume them quickly. Gummy edibles retain their potency for 12-18 months
Making cannabis gummies, at home is a great way to save money and control the dosage and strain of the edibles. Even if you’ve never cooked with cannabis before, you can make these tasty treats from scratch at home with just a few ingredients and a bit of time. Make sure to follow the instructions in this article. You’ll be well on your way to enjoying homemade THC Gummies in no time at all. Maybe you might even develop your own weed gummy recipes!
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