This is a quick and easy introductory recipe for cannabis coconut oil (Cannaoil). Using this recipe, you can try your hand at edibles without investing much time or weed. This recipe takes just over an hour and will help you produce coconut cannabis oil.

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You Will Need:

  1. An eighth (3.5g) of Cannabis
  2. A coffee grinder (or one of these alternatives)
  3. Tablespoon of Coconut Oil: (Briefly on coconut oil: refined coconut oil tastes like nothing and is heavily processed, while unrefined coconut oil undergoes less chemical treatment and retains a coconut flavor and odor. Unrefined coconut oil is also called ‘pure’ or ‘virgin’ coconut oil. Go with the unrefined kind unless you really dislike coconut. The flavor is very light.)
  4. A small oven-safe dish (like a ramekin or soufflé dish)
  5. Tin foil
  6. A Timer
  7. A Strainer (cheesecloth and coffee filters work too)

Choosing The Bud For Your Cannaoil

Always use the best quality weed you have. It affects the taste and quality of your cannaoil, so use your finest to get the highest!


  1. Preheat oven to 290° F (143° C).

2. Grind the weed as finely as possible: the more surface area your weed has, the more THC you will extract. Use a small coffee grinder to ensure it is very finely ground. If you don’t have a coffee grinder, try some of these alternatives.

3. Put the cannabis in the oven in a foil pouch (or a small oven-safe dish) and put it in the oven for 7 minutes. Make sure you time it! This is important: you are decarboxylating (or ‘decarbing’) the cannabis; basically ‘heat activating’ it. If you forget to set a timer and burn your product, you will have to start again. Be a responsible stoner! Take out the cannabis after 7 minutes – it should be lightly toasted brown.

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4. After you take it out, turn oven down to 250F (120C), and give the oven time to reach the new temperature.

5. Transfer the toasted weed to an oven-safe dish such as a ramekin or soufflé dish (wide mouth, shallow dish), and add about a tablespoon of melted coconut oil. Stir it up nicely, cover with foil and return the cannabis to the oven.

6. Leave for 60 minutes, and remember to set another timer!

7. Take the dish out of the oven and remove the foil cover. Let it cool off a bit and strain it with cheesecloth, a coffee filter or a strainer. This can be messy work! The plant matter can then be thrown out. You can even leave it in there if you’re feeling lazy, and it will be digested.
The oil that remains is the coconut cannabis oil, or cannaoil.

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Cannaoil Potency and Dosage

The starting dose should be half of a teaspoon or less. It can be taken by combining it with coffee or hot chocolate, in a shake, on a teaspoon, in food or placed in capsule (00 sized capsules works best). Check out some of our favorite recipes that this quick and effective coconut oil extraction can be used in.


A longer extraction process will yield more THC (meaning it will be stronger) and may also include an emulsifier such as soy lecithin to make the coconut oil more economical. You’ll need an eighth (approximately three and a half grams) for this recipe. This dosage can range from 1 serving to 10 servings of cannabis oil, depending on method and tolerance.
When you ingest the cannabis oil, expect it to take up to TWO HOURS to feel any effect. It’s important to give it some time before re-dosing to make sure you don’t ingest more than you planned for. This is an extract and a concentrate. It is potent. To maximize the THC content and stay higher for longer, ingest fatty and protein-based foods. To mellow an overwhelming high, ingest sugary foods such fruit or candy and drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

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Will This Recipe Make My Kitchen Smell?

The resulting smell after producing the cannaoil will depend on the strain and quality of cannabis used. Some strains are incredibly fragrant while others simply leave a ‘roasted’ smell. This is a quick and easy recipe, so the extraction process is straightforward and rather fast. A longer extraction will result in a stronger smell, so keeping the area well ventilated ensures little risk of leaving the house smelling too strongly. Additionally, the cannaoil does not produce a strong cannabis smell, it has a unique scent, which many cannabis enthusiasts enjoy.

Experimenting with Edibles

I would strongly recommend eating a decent meal before you consume the cannaoil if this is one of your first times or if it is early in your relationship with edible cannabis products. You want to be sure that you won’t be overwhelmed or unwell, and that can easily happen on an empty stomach.

The effect of consuming the cannaoil is quite different to smoking or vaporizing your weed, so start with a LOW dose. Always err on the side of caution until you are confident you know your doses. Half a teaspoon of the cannaoil is a good starting dose. If you are petite, usually a ‘lightweight’, anxious about the experience or if you have had a less than positive experience with cannabis before, start smaller. I repeat, always err on the side of caution with edibles! There is no going back if you over-consume, and it can result in a very uncomfortable and scary experience.

If you are looking to medicate for nausea or pain, or if you are looking for less of a high and more relief from an ailment, then less than half a teaspoon is a good place to start.

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If you are looking to feel the more psychoactive effects of the cannaoil, half a teaspoon is a good place to begin. After about an hour you should begin to feel relaxed, perhaps giggly and often you will experience some softening or slight visual effects. It can feel very heavy sometimes, and you may want to sleep if the dosage was too high. Go with it, cannaoil naps are wonderful! First timers should let someone know what you are doing and have them check in on you sporadically – cannabis is a gentle plant but should always be respected! Good luck!