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Easy Vegan Cannabis Gummies [Updated 2023]

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I picked the most requested recipe that I’ve gotten this week and it was to vegan-ify those Cannabis gummies we made last week. Done and done.

Making Homemade Vegan Cannabis Gummies

Before we start, I have a few notes. Admittedly, I’m no longer a strict vegan, so these might not matter to those of you who are vegans, but I feel like I should share anyhow.

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A note on flavor: IMHO, this recipe requires a strongly flavored fruit juice. Organic Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate works great for these because not only is it super tasty and a bit sour, it’s also anti-inflammatory, an aid to sports recovery, and it helps fight insomnia (odd but true). Make sure to add water to taste. Grape is also very delicious and reminds me of throwback lunchbox fruit snacks. The first few times I made these, they tasted like agar because I was using way too much. It makes for a firmer bear/LEGO/robot, but it’s not worth it in terms of flavor.

vegan cannabis gummies agar powder

A note on texture: These pass for gummies, and they’re as easy to make as gummies, but they reminded me more of a fruit snack. They’re not stretchy or jiggly like the grass-fed gummies, but that’s to be expected. I remember letting all sorts of things pass as “cheese” when I was a vegan without blinking an eye, so if you’re here because you follow a strict vegan diet- cashews are cheese, flax is eggs, and these are gummies. Ta-dah!

vegan and paleo cannabis gummies

And…if you accidentally let them dry out on the countertop, they shrink down and have the texture of Lucky Charms marshmallows. Also odd but true.

Fun fact…agar is the main ingredient of a fad diet in Asia. Apparently, when you eat flakes or powder, they triple in size and absorb a bunch of water which makes people feel fuller. You can also see the next note about why agar probably causes weight loss.

And this last note is super important so I’m going to make it bold: I didn’t read this until just now, but it turns out that agar shouldn’t be used by people with digestive issues. It’s considered a mild laxative (not too big of a deal when you’re just eating a few gummies or you’re on an Asian fad diet), and it can irritate the stomach. I wouldn’t eat these every day, or pound a whole jar of them, but I didn’t have any notable issues while testing them and I’m pretty sensitive. Avoid these if you have IBS or serious digestive problems and try the paleo gummies instead. 

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*Just like the last gummy recipe, these are micro-dosed, so add more Cannabis tincture if you’d like to make stronger gummies (or you can head to that recipe and learn all about the almighty micro-dose). You can also use our dosage calculator at the end of this post! These can also be made with honey tincture (not vegan), but I don’t think they’d work with Cannabis coconut oil.

 

Method

In a saucepan, combine the following ingredients over medium-low heat:

1 Cup Strongly Flavored Organic Fruit Juice (I like this one and this one)
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup (optional, to taste)

Add:

2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture (Green Dragon, Vodka/Brandy or Vegetable Glycerine all work)

Slowly whisk in:

1 Tablespoon Agar Powder

Keep whisking until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Turn off heat. Using a dropper, fill your silicon mold with your gummy mixture (you could also use a sheet pan lined with parchment paper if you’re in a pinch).

Allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the freezer or 20 minutes in the fridge.

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Corinne

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Easy Vegan Cannabis Gummies

Make your own vegan Cannabis gummies at home with these simple steps.
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Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Dropper
  • Silicon mold (or a sheet pan lined with parchment paper if you're in a pinch)

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Strongly Flavored Organic Fruit Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Maple Syrup (optional, to taste)
  • 2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture (Green Dragon, Vodka/Brandy, or Vegetable Glycerine all work)
  • 1 Tbsp Agar Powder

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, combine the fruit juice, lemon juice, and maple syrup over medium-low heat.
  • Add in the Cannabis tincture and then slowly whisk in the agar powder.
  • Keep whisking until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Turn off heat.
  • Using a dropper, fill your silicon mold with your gummy mixture (you could also use a sheet pan lined with parchment paper if you're in a pinch).
  • Allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the freezer, or 20 minutes in the fridge.
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Corinne Tobias

My name is Corinne Tobias and I’m the creator of this site that is all about cannabis and health (and having a good time combining those things!). Since 2013, I’ve helped millions of people on their cannabis journey and have been featured in publications like High Times, Merry Jane, Jezelbel, Westword, and Vice.

28 thoughts on “Easy Vegan Cannabis Gummies [Updated 2023]”

  1. I LOVE your blog posts! I’m new to the weed culture, looking for answers to kidney disease and bi-polar medication alternatives. Your writing style is delightful, entertaining, and informative. It has enough structure to keep the reader on track, but not so much as to bore one to tears. You are gifted. The personal touches in the blog let the reader identify with the human element of what we’re trying to medicate in our lives. I don’t think I’d second guess my writing style or content if I were you. You’re a natural!

    1. how do you store these? we have noticed that when we stored them in the fridge, the potency took a nose dive. is this normal?

    2. hey! haven’t tried this recipe specifically but would recommend grinding the flakes into a powder for even distribution and easier melting.

  2. Will try this!

    What is interesting about this recipe is that it’s all low temp. (I make brownies by first simmering herbs in oil at boiling water temps and then baking at 240F for 70 minutes). This leads to this question: does baking with infused oil extend the decarbing effect? Will extra time above 240F result in THC breaking down into CBNs?

  3. Do you know about how many these make? I’m looking for something like keto gummies, if I sub swerve for the maple syrup and a lower carb juice?

  4. Yes I am interested in the amount it will make as the tincture is only a couple tablespoons I am thinking the milligrams per bear?? i know it depends on the potency but I need to figure that out 🙂

  5. Stupidly didn’t read all of this and made it using coconut oil… I mean, I’m going to find out either way but what will happen? lol Damn i feel dumb now!

    1. Hey gary just add some soy or sunflower lecithin when you make your next batch its an emulsifier it will keep everything from separating, but coconut oil will work no reason to feel that way you’re doing it correctly.

  6. Thanks for all the great info on your site!! Questions: how many gummies does this recipe make and what is the dosage of each??

  7. Hi Corrine,
    I love the recipe however I have cbd oil, not tincture. Do you think this will work in the recipe or do I need to convert in into a tincture and do you know how to do that?

    Thanks
    Dr Mke

  8. Made this recipe using CBD oil and beef gelatin instead of agar agar. I also used my plastic candy molds…..wiping them with a little bit of coconut oil first. They came out great…..popped right out. This is an easy recipe and I was very happy with the results. Thank you for the simplicity.

  9. Why are you only using tsps of tincture??
    That is not a dose for a batch.
    I want to try your recipe but I’m sure if I use more tincture it will throw entire recipe off?
    Thank you

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  11. Made these as ice cubes since they never set to become ‘gummies’.
    Mixed in 1 tbsp agar powder as directed. Maybe it needs more agar?
    I’ve since found another recipe using 1 cup juice and 2 tbsp agar powder and the entire mixture is simmered while whisking for 3 minutes. Maybe a similar step is missing in this recipe?
    Thanks for trying to make a vegan version 🙂

  12. Agar is actually commonly used in Asian / South Asian / South East Asian countries to make a variety of things, including fruit flavored jellies, very similar to jello but much more refreshing. I’ve eaten entire bowlfuls of agar jelly & have never experienced any stomach upset of any type for anyone who might be concerned with that issue. It’s very common for everyone, from very young to the elderly, to eat agar-agar in many countries, and in many different dishes.

    Very happy to see an alternative to beef gelatin in a nice, simple gummies recipe. Beef gelatin has always skeezed me out. I’ll be giving this recipe a try within the next week using some long forgotten budder (not cannabis infused butter in case anyone would ask) which I’d like to use up. Should be loads of fun trying to dissolve that pool of solidified, resinous goo in my stash can ? ?

  13. If you use oil you need to use guar gum, soy lecithin, sunflower lecithin etc to be able to emulsify it into the gummies or you may get one real heavily dosed gummy and the next may not be much at all.

    1. It sounds like most of the issues are due to the gelatin not setting up correctly; it needs to ‘cook’ longer.

      At room temperature, put juice in a pot. Sprinkle agar-agar on top of juice. Add sugar, if desired. Let sit at rest for 1 minute or even longer. This lets the gelatin soften. Boil the gelatin mixture 10 or more minutes, until it looks like the bubbles are having real difficulty exiting the mixture. This isn’t ’instant jello’ and takes a short while to setup.

      I would also note that you mix your tincture with juice; I would suggest using juice CONCENTRATE for more intense flavor. Also, the important ratio is 1 Tbsp agar-agar to 1 cup liquid; if you want to increase the tincture to ¼ to ⅓ cup, just add enough juice so that tincture + juice concentrate = 1 cup. If you make a more concentrated gummie, you’ll definitely appreciate the flavor boost of using concentrated juice mix.

  14. I wish you guys answered all these comments of questions. Just made a batch. Hope it worked. I have a few questions, that have already been asked but seems like asking is in vain 🫠

    1. Hi Lovelala! I’d love to hear your questions. It’s been a crazy few years trying to keep up with comments, but I’m trying my best to catch up now. Let me know how they went and what questions you have so I can update the post 🙂

      With love,
      Corinne

  15. My gummies came out crumbly. I are a few of the larger crumbs as I was dusting the gummies with powdered sugar, and they definitely are potent. Any suggestions to help with the crumbling?

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