It’s not necessary to use first-pressed extra-virgin or estate-bottled olive oil to make your THC Oil; an affordable virgin olive oil works nicely. Of course, high-quality ingredients result in a more delicious end product, so if you plan on using your THC Oil for salad dressings or to drizzle over veggies and pasta, a fruity extra-virgin olive oil will make all the difference.
6 cups olive oil or canola oil
1 ounce cannabis buds, finely ground, or 2 ounces trimmed leaf, dried and ground
1. In a double boiler, slowly heat oil on low heat for a few minutes until you begin to smell the oil’s aroma. Add the ground cannabis slowly, stirring until it is fully coated before adding more cannabis. Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool before straining. Press the plant matter with the back of a spoon to wring all the oil out of it. Compost the leafy remains and save the oil in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.