Cannabis honey, also known as canna honey or marijuana honey, is one of the easiest edibles you can make at home using marijuana. It’s an extremely tasty way to add THC and CBD to your favorite dishes. You can use it in any recipe that uses honey or on its own as a beverage or condiment.
If you’ve got a crock pot, an oven, and some jars, you can make this delicious recipe. Here’s how you can make your own cannabis honey for home use.
What Is Canna Honey?
Canna honey is simply cannabis-infused honey. We drink things that are infused all the time. Coffee and tea are both infusions. Add an herb to a hot liquid and let it steep. It’s that simple!
This delicious honey is extremely versatile, from adding it to drinks to using it in baking. It’s great for people who don’t like the grassy flavor of cannabis or want to avoid smoking and vaping. You can still get the cannabinoids you need by making your own canna honey.
You can also purchase canna honey from reputable Los Angeles marijuana dispensaries. We carry products that use organic honey and use the best strains. That said, making it yourself can give you just the right flavor and effect you’re looking for, with a little experimentation!
How to Make Cannabis Infused Honey
Making canna honey is a straightforward process that requires a few basic ingredients and equipment. The basic steps are:
- Decarboxylation: A heating step to activate the cannabinoids in your cannabis flowers
- Infusion: Combine the decarboxylated flower with warm honey to simmer.
- Straining and storage: Strain the honey to remove the flour, then store the honey.
The ingredients needed to make canna honey are simple. There are just two!
- Cannabis: Choose a strain that suits your preference and desired effects.
- Honey: Opt for high-quality, organic honey to ensure the best flavor. You can also choose a raw honey.
Use 3-7 grams of cannabis for every cup of honey for your batch.
To make canna honey, you’ll need the following equipment:
- Baking sheet and parchment paper for decarboxylation
- A small crock pot and a glass jar for infusing
- Fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth, along with a storage container
How To Make It
Decarboxylate Your Cannabis
Begin by preheating your oven to 240°F (115°C). Break up your cannabis flower into pieces large enough to filter later with your strainer. Spread them evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake the cannabis in the oven for about 40 minutes. The material will turn brown and toasty. This is “decarbed” cannabis, and it’s a first step in any edible cannabis creation. For more info on the chemistry, read up on how to decarb cannabis.
Combine Cannabis and Honey in a Double Boiler
Once your cannabis is decarboxylated, you’ll need to make a double boiler. Heating honey directly on the stove is a bad idea! Use your crock pot to make a double boiler by putting your honey into a small jar and placing it in your crock pot. Then put your decarbed cannabis into the jar.
Add water to the crock pot until the water is above the level of the honey in the jar, then close it and turn it on warm for about eight hours. This indirect heating method will keep the honey from burning while you infuse it. Turn off the crock pot and take out your canna infusion using tongs.
Strain and Store
While it’s still warm, strain the canna honey mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove any plant matter. You can use a cheesecloth bag for infusing, but inevitably some of the plants will escape.
Transfer the strained honey into dry clean containers for storage. Honey can stay fresh for an extremely long time as long as moisture doesn’t get into your container. Once you’ve made your canna honey, it’ll last for quite a while!
Using Canna Honey
Like any edible, it’s essential to go low and slow. The potency of canna honey can vary depending on factors such as the strain of cannabis used, how much you used, and the duration of the infusion process.
It’s a good idea to keep a notebook of your recipes. Write down how much you used, what strains, how much honey, and how long you cooked it, and how you used it. That will help you dial in the right dose for you over time, and you’ll have a collection of recipes you can share!
Many people use honey for flavor and sweetness, so experiment with strains that have a high terpene content. These are flavor compounds in cannabis and the infusion process will bring those along into your honey! Or if you want a high-powered THC honey, pick a strain with a large THC percentage.
If you’re new to using canna honey, start with 1-2 teaspoons as your first dose and then wait an hour to see how it affects you. Like any edible, it will take a while to kick in and then last for a long time. Don’t take too much too quickly!
Once you’ve successfully made your canna honey, there are various ways to enjoy its benefits:
- Drizzle it over toast, pancakes, or waffles for a sweet and medicated breakfast.
- Add it to your favorite cup of tea or coffee.
- Use it as a dessert topping.
- If another recipe calls for honey, add it in!
Remember to always label your THC-infused honey clearly and keep it away from children and pets. If you’re using it for medicine, talk with your doctor about what THC or CBD dosage you need for your recipes.
Benefits of Cannabis Honey
Canna honey is an excellent way to consume cannabis for recreation and health. Cannabis helps with pain relief, anxiety reduction, and improved sleep. Both honey and cannabis have anti-inflammatory properties, and honey is healthier than sugar. In short, you get the best of both worlds once you make some.
Now that you have a step-by-step guide for making canna honey, why not stop by, get some flowers, and make your own? If you have questions about how to make it, contact us! We’ll be glad to help you with selecting strains and getting your dosages right.