Cannabis Infused Honey Tincture Video & Recipe

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Last week (or maybe two weeks ago) I shared this delightful CBD Matcha Latte recipe made with Colorado Hemp Honey and it got me thinking… Is it time to make more cannabis infused honey and finally put this recipe up on this here cannabis recipes blog?

And that question brought up two other questions. Do I have a 2 gallon bucket of my uncle Jerry’s honey? And do I have a jar of mystery trim sitting in my baking cabinet?

Yes.

It is TIME for

Cannabis Infused Honey

cannabis INFUSED HONEY PIN

I’ll be the first person to warn you… this cannabis infusion is downright messy. It’s honey and it’s worth it.

Despite my best efforts, my hands always get covered in pot honey (because I can’t help but squeeze the cheesecloth out with my own two hands) and I end up leaving sticky fingerprints all over everything. And I always end up licking my sticky fingers. That ends up making for highdeas like, “I should put more of this in my tea.” Which leads to other highdeas like, “I should put more of this in my tea.” Which leads to other highdeas like, “I should put this in everyone’s tea.”

And this time around, did I stick my sticky fingers into my warm tea because I didn’t want to waste one drop of this stuff? No. I’m not an animal. Maybe. Yes.

I remember reading something by some troll on the interwebs about how marijuana infused honey wouldn’t get you stoned and that it was a waste of time. I’m here to tell you that that’s a load of bs. As long as you use decarboxylated cannabis, you heat it up for long enough and shake it every now and again, this cannabis infused honey is plenty effective. How do I know this? Because I just did it.

Case closed. 

I went low (less than 140°F) and slow on this cannabis honey tincture and since I was shooting a video tutorial, I ended up leaving it in the crockpot for several days. However, I tested it after 12 hours and the perfect dose for me was about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon. So I’m positive that you don’t have to leave it on the heat for very long.

 

Cannabis Infused Honey in the Magical Butter

You can use this recipe for the magical butter to make infused honey as well. I made my first batch in the magical butter and it came out great. The only downside was that I had to use a lot of material to get it up to the min fill line. I think I ended up making about three cups of infused honey (which lasted well over a year).

trim mmj honeyWhile I love the MB machine for most things, it doesn’t handle small batches well. The next best thing, in terms of convenience, is the mason jar method.

Does Making CannaHoney in a Jar Smell?

cannabis honey recipe

This mason jar method for infusing honey with marijuana is simple and… wait for it… it doesn’t smell! While decarboxylating can be a tricky smell to navigate, making cannabis honey and oil using the crock pot mason jar method is virtually smell proof.

Cannabis Infused Lavender Honey

cannabis infused honey

You can easily infuse your cannabis honey with any herb you’d like , including lavender. Just put a small amount in your cannabis satchel. The first time I made cannabis infused honey, I added a few teaspoons of dried lavender and it was delightful.

I went herb free on this batch because I’m using it for a special tonic that I can’t wait to share with you (!!!!!) and I wanted to try a few different things. But I highly recommend trying herbs to enhance the flavor of your marijuana infused honey.

Marijuana Infused Honey Recipe

Method:

marijuana honey step by step1. In a piece of cheesecloth about 10″ x 10″, wrap:

15 grams decarboxylated cannabis

2. In a quart jar, combine:

2 cups local honey

1-2 tablespoons non-gmo sunflower lecithin

your cannabis satchel

3. Place lid on the quart jar and line a crockpot with a hand towel or dishrag.

4. Fill crockpot with water and turn on low. Place honey jar in crockpot.

5. Once the honey is warm, periodically shake the jar and check the lid to make sure pressure isn’t building. If it is, burp the jar and tighten the lid again.

6. After 8 hours (or up to a few days if you’re the forgetful type), use a pair of tongs to remove the cannabis satchel from the honey and squeeze as much out as you can using the tongs. Odds are, there will still be some honey up in there. You have two options, make some extra strength high chai or squeeze it out with your hands and make some honey finger sweetened chamomile tea. Player’s choice.

7. Store in the fridge or in a cool dark place.

Okay! Now that your life will be forever sticky, I’m sure you have questions, comments, thoughts and feelings. Lay them on me!

Much love,

Corinne

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    April 18, 2016 at 6:50 am

    […] of the temperature stability and shorter duration). But I really think it shines in making quick honey and vegetable glycerine tinctures (more about that later). I’ve put that machine through a […]

    • Reply
      Steezo24
      October 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      What about making the honey with the magic butter machine…how much bubble hash would you use? How much oil? Assuming two cups of honey still….thanks.

    • Reply
      Shelly Taylor
      October 21, 2016 at 5:10 am

      Corinne I use a Potato ricer to squeeze out Cannabis oil or honey it gets 95% out & I hand squeeze the rest. Plant residue can be added to smoothies. I decarboxilate on baking paper inside sealed paper bag inside Alfoil sealed envelope in the oven it’s Totally smell free.

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        Deborah Bandy
        October 22, 2016 at 8:41 pm

        Thanks for the pointers…this is real, practical information…so very helpful! 🙂

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      Angela
      January 17, 2017 at 3:35 pm

      This comment or question is about the canna honey, I’ve made it a few times but this last time was the first time I had added the sunflower lecithin to my recipe and my honey came out very dark almost a sorghum color can anyone tell me why and is this normal?

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      Angela
      January 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      I have a question about the canna honey, I’ve made it a few times and I use the crockpot method, this was the first time I used the sunflower lecithin and my honey came out very dark like dark molasses or sorghum, can anyone explain why?

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      Laura
      January 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm

      I’m curious about what the sunflower lecithin’s role in the mothod is. I’m assuming that it’s in there as a fat? Will it work with out that? I have only heard of one other method that uses an alcohol extraction. Do you have an opinion about which one is better?

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        blazydazy
        May 2, 2017 at 10:18 pm

        lecithin is an emulsifier which helps the body to absorb more of the THC from your finished product. Lecithin is made from soy or sunflowers, and there may be other types as well. This recipe calls for sunflower, which is in my opinion the better option because of the amount of soy that is genetically modified. However, if your not one to avoid GMO’s, soy lecithin will work just as well, and can be found at your local GNC/vitamin store. Soy lecithin is an ingredient in many/most packaged products (check your pantry.) Although the method will work fine without lecithin, it will make your finished product much more effective. Also try adding it to your other favorite edible products, I think you’ll see it improves them as well.

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    Jennifer
    April 29, 2016 at 4:17 am

    Hey Corinne, why do you use non-gmo liqiud Lecithin in honey recipe? It doesn’t mix with honey. Can you please explain how to extract both?

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    El
    June 9, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Can i use liquid lecithin our does it have to be powder?

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    Lindsey
    June 27, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I used the powder sunflower lecithin. Was just wondering why this is used? Is it an oil for the THC to adhere too??
    Could you use coconut oil?
    Thanks

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    Sarah
    July 1, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I have ready made medical tincture, do you think I could make honey with that instead?

    • Reply
      Corinne
      July 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

      Absolutely! That’s the easiest (and least sticky) way to infuse honey. Maybe I should mention that in the post 😉 Thanks so much for reaching out.

      Much love, C

      • Reply
        Sarah
        July 7, 2016 at 10:10 am

        What would you suggest? Would I heat the honey up then turn off the heat and then add the tincture with the heat off?

        • Reply
          Corinne
          July 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

          Hi Sarah!

          That would work perfectly 🙂 Let me know how it goes!

          Much love,
          C

  • Reply
    Marla
    July 9, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    I wish it was just legal in my state and I could buy it instead of wasting weed failing at trying. #frustrated

    • Reply
      John
      July 21, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Haha, I’m sure you have friends in your state. A little pot won’t kill anyone 🙂

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    Daniel
    July 27, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I am getting confused a bit. Although i love this recipe, i taught i needed to use a fat base like coconut oil or another, since i read that thc is fat soluble. I taught i HAD TO use some fat for the thc to be extracted from my bud or abv.

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      joseph byrd
      August 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      sunflower lecithin is an emulsifier. Making the thc an oil and honey mix with out separating

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      Joe
      August 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm

      the carboxyl group from the thca is dropped. it’s psychoactive at this point.

  • Reply
    joseph byrd
    August 7, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    sunflower lecithin is an emulsifier. Making the thc an oil and honey mix with out separating.

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    Coco
    September 9, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    So if I do this without decarboxylating the cannabis first will it still have “effects”? I wanted to do one batch mild and one batch strong. How do you suggest i do this? I was thinking of using some leafy trimmings for the mild batch and not decarbing them, then using some good buds for the strong batch!?

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    Monica
    September 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Would raw honey be better? Or does it really matter because your slow cooking it?

    • Reply
      SJT
      September 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

      It would be a complete waste of raw honey IMO. Raw honey has never been heated, which means it still has all of it’s medicinal properties intact. As soon as you heat it, you lose those properties.

      Raw honey is best suited to brews like homemade herbal cough syrups, added after the herbal mixture has cooled to room temperature. I make mine with the best quality, local, raw honey that I can find.

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    NancyD
    October 11, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Corrine,

    How would you do this with bubble hash? I’m a MMJ card holder and grew my first crop this summer. I was paranoid about mold when I stored my harvest so ended up shaking it out into hash. But now I have a hard time with recipes because most call for bud or trim and I don’t know the conversion amount of hash. I have made butter and oil to cook with but love the idea of honey now that the cold weather is here. First how much hash does 15 grams of Cannabis trim/bud translate or convert to? Second, I wouldn’t need to do the chees cloth sash so I am assuming just mix it in and let it dissolve as the honey heats. Does that sound about right? Thanks for the help and I love reading your articles.

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    Kaitlyn
    October 21, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    It’s surprising the honey doesn’t have a smell! All of your highdeas made me laugh. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    Drew
    October 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I wasn’t even sure this was possible. I can’t imagine having cannabis infused honey but your video makes it seem pretty simple.

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    The Deaf Chef
    December 4, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    I just made cannabis infused coconut oil (great recipe btw and TY!). I m planning to mix it with honey, can you give me idea of how many tablespoon of oil and how many cup of honey? Should I warm the honey and mix it with oil until it is incorporated then let it cool?

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      kierste
      January 14, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      I make this often, cooled oil and honey-50/50 ratio. I use an emulsion blender and it doesn’t separate at room temperature. Use on toast, or in a cup of hot peppermint tea. I recommend starting with 1/2 tsp-1 tsp. until you find your individual appropriate dosage.

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    daniel
    December 6, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    how many servings would this make?

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    Suzanne Youngblood
    December 11, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I Can’t Wait to try this one. I am rather new to all of this so I love that this site offers such clear and concise information.

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    David Lamason
    December 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

    This is next on my list of cannabis infusions. Great info, love this site

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    David Lamason
    December 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

    This is next on my list of cannabis infusions. Great info, love this site

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    Ally
    December 11, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    You are a lifesaver!!! I can’t tell you how easy the world of edibles is now. I’ve learned so much already. Thank you!!!

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    David
    December 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    The best, thing 2 happen since sliced bread ? lol..

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    Austyn
    December 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Cannabis honey is definitely on my list of to-dos. But I’d really like to make it in a Magic Butter…

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    Valery Janvier
    December 13, 2016 at 7:43 am

    Cannabis infused Sriracha Honey…hmmm.

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    josh
    December 24, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    This is a great recipe thanks for spending the time to make it. This is the first time I plan on doing anything like this and I am have a couple of questions.
    I have about 10-15g of steams that I plan on using for this recipe, how much honey do you think I should use?
    I also purchased some liquid lecithin will that work or do I need the powered version.

    Thanks again for sharing

    • Reply
      Corinne
      December 27, 2016 at 11:30 am

      I’d use enough to cover the stems completely, so breaking them up would yield a more potent product. Let me know how it goes!

      Much love,
      Corinne

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        josh
        December 27, 2016 at 12:07 pm

        Thanks for the reply. Ill make sure to update you on how it goes. I am still unsure of whether I should use liquid or powder lecithin for this recipe.

        Thanks again
        Josh

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    Sh' nea nea
    December 26, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Instead of using my hands I bought a small handheld citrus squeezer with handles.
    It works great.

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    Sh' nea nea
    December 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    Let me clarify from my post above…
    I put the finished product that has been in the crock pot( still in the cheese cloth) into the citrus juice squeezer to squeeze out all the goods from the cheesecloth.
    Saves product:?

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      Corinne
      December 27, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Yes! I love this tip. I’ve been using my potato ricer to do the same thing when I make larger batches. I’ll add this into the post asap. Thanks for reaching out <3

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    Toni
    December 29, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    I just learned about the wonderful world of tinctures and yesterday, I went on a tincture making marathon (tried the vegetable glycerin, Everclear and honey recipes… with both sativa and indica)! I ended up with a little too much of the Everclear based tincture to fit in my brown glass dropper bottles, so I dumped it into the honey tincture I have simmering in a crock pot… now I’m worried that I may have ruined the honey? Do you know if it’s okay to mix the two?

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    shannon
    January 4, 2017 at 7:18 am

    is there any other alternatives to using a crock pot?

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    bporter
    January 11, 2017 at 6:42 am

    Did you use a quart size jar or pint? A quart jar seems rather large for a two cup recipe.

    • Reply
      Corinne
      January 11, 2017 at 7:09 am

      I used a quart. I think a pint might be a bit too small after adding cannabis material and lecithin, but let me know if you try it 🙂

      Much love,
      Corinne

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    Jason
    January 31, 2017 at 8:08 am

    If using RS oil and raw honey, is the lecithin still required as an emulsifier?

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    Henry Wang
    March 2, 2017 at 10:31 am

    If you use the MB do you need to slow cook it for 8 hours?

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    Toni
    March 5, 2017 at 4:18 am

    If you are using the MB, do you still wrap the flower in cheesecloth? I just made a batch using my MB, but I had the hardest time straining all of the ground flower out of the honey. I used 32 oz honey, 2 oz of decarb’d flower and 4 tsp Sunflower Lecithin, but only got about 16 oz of useable honey 🙁 I’ve used your other version, with the crockpot and the little pouches of goodness, and it is AMAZING. I’m thinking (wondering) if the MB can’t handle the thicker honey as well…

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      Peg
      March 5, 2017 at 7:09 pm

      I was wondering about that myself. I did a glycerine tincture in the mb machine and could only squeeze out half of what I put in. I am wanting to do a honey in it next but am concerned about loosing so much while straining. Sounds like some are using a ricer or citrus squeezer to strain. Any one else have idea on this? I love putting the honey in my nite time tea for pain relief and good sleep!

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        Peg
        March 5, 2017 at 7:20 pm

        Actually if the herb is loose with honey in the MB machine what is the best straining method? I did a glycerine tincture and lost a lot of material using the strainer bag that came with it.

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    Gibbo
    April 10, 2017 at 11:20 am

    While Decarboxylated cannibis for first time to make syrup stupidly put oven on 220 centigrade and when realised after 20 minutes had already burnt the cannibis. Would it still be of any use?

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    Justice Ross
    April 20, 2017 at 11:50 am

    Happy 420! I just wanted to say I love this blog soooo much and I am not really the blog reading type! I love how in depth you go and the work you put in to it and the health based recipes of course 🙂 and you’re beautiful! I’m jealous that you don’t get any eye puffiness from cannabis! Do you have any tips or opinions on that? Anyway happy 420 and thanks for your knowledge! 🙂
    -Justice

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    Susan Stine
    May 3, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Good day, have you ever done infused royal jelly? If so I would love to hear about it. My best friend would love for me to make her some.
    Be well

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