Cannabis honey (also called cannahoney), is a wonderfully versatile cannabis infusion ingredient. It is simple to make and easy to incorporate into many cannabis infused dishes and drinks. Unlike cannabutter and cannabis infused coconut oil, cannabis honey is water soluble. This means it is great for adding into beverages and will not separate or float at the top of the drink like an infused oil would.
Today we will be showing you multiple ways of how to make cannabis honey at home, quick and easy.
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What can I do with cannabis infused honey?
Cannabis infused honey can be used in so many different recipes. You can put it in drinks, drizzle it on food, use it as a sugar replacement in a recipe, or even use it to help a sore throat!
Here are some recipes that you can use cannahoney in:
- Delicious Pot Pancakes
- Honey & Lemon Canna-Tea
- Cannabis Infused Honey Buns
How much weed should I use to make cannahoney?
This is totally up to you. We will be using 7 grams of cannabis buds per 250ml of honey in this recipe, which is fairly strong for most people. You can use more or less cannabis in this recipe depending on your desired potency. If you have low or no tolerance, I would recommend using 2-3.5 grams of cannabis per 250ml of honey.
If you want to make a super strong cannabis infused honey, you can use a concentrate instead of cannabis buds.
How to make cannahoney
The first step to making cannahoney is decarboxylating your cannabis. Decarboxylation activates the THC & CBD with the use of heat, and you can do it at home using an oven. Check out our guide on how to decarb weed or have a look at our list of weed decarb and infusion machines to decarb with a few presses of a button. Decarboxylation is an essential step in making cannabis infused goodies and should not be skipped.
Once you have decarb’d your cannabis, proceed to the step-by-step recipe below.
Cannabis Infused Honey
- 7 grams cannabis (use more or less depending on desired potency)
- 250 ml honey
- Decarboxylate the cannabis to activate the THC & CBD. Spread it evenly on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and cover with foil. Place into oven preheated to 240°F (115°C) for 30-40 minutes. For a more in depth decarboxylation guide, click here.
- Combine the honey and ground decarboxylated cannabis in a saucepan or double boiler.
- Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer on a low heat and let it infuse for at least 1 hour (up to 6 hours). Do not let it boil – high heat can damage the cannabinoids.
- Once infused, take the cannabis honey off the heat and allow to cool down. When cool, pour the mixture through a funnel lined with cheesecloth to strain the cannabis material out of the infused honey.
- Store in a cool dark area like a cupboard or refrigerate. Best used within 1-2 months.
Will cannabis honey get you high?
Possibly. The “high” from cannabis comes from the THC in it. If you used cannabis which contains THC then there is a good chance your cannahoney will get you high. How “high” you will get depends on the quality and quantity of the cannabis you used. To make cannabis honey that does not get you high, make sure you use a CBD dominant cannabis strain with less than 1% THC.
Remember to always start with a small amount when testing your edibles potency.
How to make CBD honey
If you want to make CBD honey that contains no THC, do not use regular cannabis for this recipe. Regular cannabis contains THC that can make you feel “high” when consumed. In most locations, you can purchase a “THC-free” weed alternative called CBD hemp flower buds. CBD hemp flower buds contain less than 0.2% THC and can be purchased legally in certain places in the US, EU, and UK. Check your local laws before attempting to purchase any.
To make CBD honey, simply switch the cannabis in this recipe with CBD hemp flower buds.