Marijuana gummies are a popular choice among cannabis enthusiasts who prefer a more discreet and convenient way of consuming edibles. Gummies are easy to make, and you can customize them to your liking by choosing your preferred strain, flavour, and dosage. In this post, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of making marijuana gummies at home. We will also discuss some tips and tricks to ensure that your gummies turn out perfect every time.
Step 1: Decarboxylation
Decarboxylation is a necessary process that converts the non-psychoactive THCA in cannabis into the psychoactive THC. To decarboxylate your marijuana, preheat your oven to 230°F and spread the cannabis evenly onto a baking sheet. Bake it in the oven for 30-45 minutes until it turns golden brown. This will activate the THC and help to maximize the potency of your gummies.
Step 2: Make the Cannabis-Infused Oil
To make the cannabis-infused oil, you will need cannabis, coconut oil, and a double boiler. Combine the decarboxylated cannabis and coconut oil into the top of the double boiler and heat it over low heat. You can choose the type and amount of cannabis and oil to use, depending on your desired potency level. For instance, if you want to make 10mg dosed gummies, you will need to use 100mg of cannabis for the entire recipe. Cook the mixture on low heat for two hours, stirring occasionally, then remove from heat and let it cool for ten minutes.
Step 3: Combine Ingredients
To make the gummy mixture, you will need to heat the cannabis-infused oil with gelatin, fruit juice, and sugar. Pour all the ingredients into a saucepan and mix them until they are well combined. Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring frequently, do not boil. You can add citric acid and flavourings at this point to enhance the taste and potency of the gummies.
Step 4: Pouring and Setting
Once the mixture is thoroughly combined, remove it from heat and pour it into silicone moulds. You can use any type of silicone mould to create your desired shapes and sizes. Leave the moulds to set for at least 30 minutes under a protective cover, and once they are cooled and solid, gently remove the gummies from the moulds.
Step 5: Edible Storage
Store your gummies in an airtight container in your fridge for up to two weeks, or in the freezer for longer storage. It’s important to keep your gummies in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight and heat sources to avoid melting and to keep them fresh and potent.
Making marijuana gummies at home is easy and fun, even for beginners. By following the steps above, you can make your customized gummies with your preferred strain, flavour, potency, and shape in a few simple steps. Always remember to start with low doses, especially if you are new to edibles, to avoid overconsumption.