An easy cannabis honey recipe can become apart of your go to edibles recipes. Cannabis can be infused with honey, just like it can be infused with oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, and butter. In this case, cannahoney is what we get. Cannabis-infused honey is an excellent ingredient for enjoying cannabis in your tea, oatmeal, cornflakes, and the likes. On the other hand, Cannabutter has provided a perfect chance for marijuana lovers to enjoy baked goods and edibles, such as gummies and lollies.
If you’re already familiar with making cannabis-infused butter or cannabis-infused coconut oil, then you must already be conversant with most of the process of making cannahoney. The procedure is simple, straightforward, and can be made using a crockpot at home. The instructions provided in this guide will get you started.
How to Make Cannabis Infused honey
Usually, the most crucial step in making “cannabis-infused anything” is decarboxylating your cannabis buds. Once the weed is decarboxylated, then we are good to make whatever we wish of it. Decarboxylation is typically the process of treating cannabis with heat for some time until the THC content in marijuana is fully activated. If this is not done, whatever else you do with cannabis is more or less a waste of time.
Marijuana is not psychoactive until it is heated, which is why when you’re smoking or vaping the substance, the heat activates the psychoactive substance. That, in turn, gives you the “high” effect you get. Otherwise, it is just as simple as chewing on empty weed. During decarboxylation, what essentially happens is that the THCA molecule in marijuana is converted to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the substance responsible for the “high” effect of cannabis.
But since we’re not lighting a big fat doobie, we need to decarb manually to achieve what we want. However, note that the decarboxylation process is mainly dependent on very low heat and prolonged exposure to heat to ensure the process is successful.
If too much heat is applied, the terpenes and THC can be rendered powerless, and as such, we’ll need to get new cannabis buds. Decarboxylation takes place in two simple steps:
- First, preheat your oven to 240°F. While the oven is still getting hot, you can spread the marijuana out on the baking tray or sheet. The low temperature of 240°F is typically best for heating the marijuana buds. Anything above this will likely vap[orize the terpenes and destroy the THC in the material. Of course, it takes less time to decarboxylate your cannabis at a higher temperature, but that would defeat the purpose of actually decarbing.
- Secondly, bake the cannabis for about 40 minutes inside the oven. During this process, you need to keep stirring the cannabis gently at intervals to ensure that all of it cooks evenly and adequately.
Once this is out of the way, the next thing is to start making your cannabis-infused honey.
Cannabis Honey Recipe
As with the previous step, this is also quite simple and straightforward. However, before we get into the description of what to do, here’s a list of the essential materials you need to begin with.
- A slow cooker or a crockpot
- 15g of best marijuana buds that have been decarboxylated as described above.
- About 2-3 cups of honey
- Grinder to grind the cannabis (the cannabis must be ground coarsely before it is decarbed)
- A stirrer
- Cheesecloth or strainer
- A canning jar with a lid
Directions for Cannabis Honey Recipe
Begin by wrapping the decarboxylated cannabis in the cheesecloth and tie it up with a small string. Next, put the cheesecloth inside the canning jar and measure two cups of honey into the jar.
With the content (cannabis and honey), place the jar inside the crockpot or slow cooker, seal it up, and place it on the stove. Ensure that the heat is set to low (preferably, 240-250°F), and the time is set for 8 hours of uninterrupted cooking. But you need to stir the pot’s content every few hours to ensure even distribution of heat and avoid build-up of pressure inside the jar.
After 8 hours of cooking, you can turn off the heat and let the pot cool. To make the cooling process faster, you may remove the lid of the cooker.
Watch out for the heat, though. Remove the cheesecloth from inside the jar and squeeze out the golden stuff – as much of it as you can. You may discard the cheesecloth or use it to steep tea in a different cup.
FAQs about Cannahoney
#1 Will cannabis-infused honey get me high?
The answer to this can be a yes or a no, depending on the circumstances. For instance, there are several different kinds of marijuana strains, each with varying potency levels. You can be sure of getting stoned if the infused cannabis in your honey is potent. The honey mainly serves to make it appealing to people who do not like smoking it. It does not contribute to the psychoactive nature of cannabis.
Ideally, if your cannabis strain contains a high THC level, you can be pretty sure of getting high. But if the CBD level is a bit high, it will likely inhibit the constituent THC’s effect. In essence, the higher the THC, the more likely you are to get high.
#2 Will cooking with cannahoney produce an odor?
Usually, little to no odor is noticeable from inside the mixture when cooking. As long as the cannabis was decarboxylated correctly before combining it with the honey, it will not smell.
#3 For what purposes can I use cannahoney?
Cannahoney is a delicious and healthy way to consume cannabis, as it somehow nearly eliminates the taste of weed from the entire mixture. The type of Cannabutter you use entirely depends on the situation, i.e., what you want to achieve. For edibles, Cannabutter or cannaoil is a great choice.
But for cannahoney, you can use it as a sweetener in place of sugar. You can also use it in beverages, for your tea, as a glaze for grills, and for eating other snacks at home. When it comes to putting your cannabis-infused honey to use, the choice is completely yours – you’re free to do what you please with it.