Enjoy the remedial benefits of cannabis without smoking by making cannabis-infused sugar and salt. These versatile condiments can be easily added to various dishes and beverages, allowing for controlled dosing. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or an experienced cook, making cannabis-infused sugar and salt is a simple process.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Sugar
Cannabis-infused sugar, or “cannasugar,” is made by infusing sugar with cannabis soaked in grain alcohol and baked. This recipe can be adjusted to use a sugar alternative if preferred. Cannasugar can be added to tea, used to make cannabis caramel, or sprinkled over fruit salad for a sweet and indulgent treat.
- 1 cup of white sugar or a sugar alternative like Stevia
- 1-3 grams of cannabis or hemp flower
- ¼ cup of strong grain alcohol, such as Everclear 190 Proof
- Decarboxylate your plant material.
- Place the decarbed plant material in a mason jar, cover it with grain alcohol, and seal the jar securely.
- Shake the jar every few hours and let it sit overnight in a cool, dry place for maximum potency.
- Pour the alcohol-infused cannabis over a baking sheet with 1 cup of sugar.
- Stir the sugar and cannabis mixture well to ensure proper infusion.
- Create tracks in the sugar to improve airflow.
- Allow the alcohol to evaporate and wait 12-26 hours until the cannasugar granules are ready.
- Transfer the cannasugar to an airtight storage container.
- Use the cannasugar whenever desired.
How to Make Cannabis-Infused Salt
Cannabis-infused salt, or “cannasalt,” is similar to regular salt but with a hint of cannabis. It can be added to any dish and easily adjusted to personal preference. Cannasalt has a long shelf life once prepared, making it a versatile seasoning for all seasons.
- Add salt to a glass baking dish.
- Drizzle a tincture over the salt.
- Stir thoroughly.
- Dry and cover with breathable fabric.
- Allow the mixture to air dry for 48-72 hours or until completely dry to the touch.
- Continue stirring the cannabis salt every few hours.
- Shake the glass baking dish; if the mixture resembles traditional salt, it is ready.
- Store the canna salt in an airtight container.
- Sprinkle the cannabis-infused salt over savory dishes or add it to soups for an extra kick.
Things to Consider When Making and Eating Edibles
When consuming edibles, it’s important to start with a low dose and wait for the effects to fully kick in before consuming more. The onset of the edible’s effects may take up to 2 hours, so patience is key. Additionally, decarboxylation of the cannabis flower is necessary to activate its compounds for maximum potency. Lastly, be transparent about the ingredients when sharing cannabis-infused edibles with others.