If you're a lover of cannabis and all things gummy bears, you might have been curious about how to make weed gummies.
Cannabis-infused gummies are one of the most popular products in dispensaries – and it's no wonder why.
They're easy to dose in small amounts, are discreet and convenient, and they're fun to eat!
You're more likely to be consistent about your dosage if those qualifications are met, and consistent dosages lead to more consistent effects that you can modify throughout your healing journey with cannabis.
Today, I'm going to walk you through one of my all-time favorite recipes. While weed gummies may seem silly, I've found them to be a hugely helpful tool throughout my journey in using cannabis for chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and weight loss.
Benefits of Marijuana Gummies
You actually want to eat weed gummies
Unlike tinctures, capsules, or oils, weed gummies are fun. They're something you look forward to eating.
Here is one of the biggest benefits of using cannabis gummies as medicine: they don't feel like medicine.
And, if you're on a healing journey that involves lots of supplements or medications, it's awesome to have something that's part of your routine that doesn't feel like you have to take it. You'll want to take it. You'll enjoy it. And that's its own medicine.
This doesn't just work for cannabis either. I noticed that I'm more likely to be consistent with taking just about any herb, as long as it's in gummy form.
The recipe below makes the best-tasting cannabis gummy I've made so far. You don't have the taste of alcohol like you do when making weed gummies using tinctures, and the plant material is already removed, so the flavor is milder.
Weed gummies are much healthier than most edibles (when you make them at home)
When we think of edibles, we typically think of chocolate bars, cookies, and -obviously- brownies.
When I set out to make healthier versions of all of these things, I could usually only get to “healthier”. Most of the recipes I made were still treats that wouldn't derail me, but that I didn't feel good about eating every day.
Weed gummies are the exception to this. When I looked at what was in the ones at dispensaries, I vowed never to eat one of those again but didn't know if it would be possible to make a gummy I'd feel good about eating, that would taste good.
This weed gummy recipe hits the mark on both health and flavor. These gummies support your gut health, and if you use the tart cherry juice or concentrate, you'll add anti-inflammatory and brain health benefits. They're simple, with just a few ingredients and I feel great taking these every day.
If you're keto or on Whole 30, you can skip the sweetener altogether or use monk fruit/stevia to taste.
Caution: Weed Gummies can be deceivingly strong
Cannabis gummies are very versatile in terms of how strong you make them, especially when using concentrates (see recipe below for other options).
You can pack a lot of cannabinoids into a small package, which can be a benefit or a drawback depending on your tolerance, level of experience, and the cannabinoid ratio that works best for you.
Please don't skip the dosage math, especially when using concentrates.
If you have a bad experience, especially with edibles, you're less likely to be consistent about dosage.
Unless you address the fears that you might overdo it again, you're likely to skip a dose when you want to be “in control”, which is sometimes the best time to take some CBD or a microdose of a balanced ratio tincture.
If you've overdone it before and that's keeping you from using cannabis consistently as medicine, those fears can be addressed by acknowledging what happened without judgment and taking steps to have a better cannabis experience (with the holy trifecta of ratio, dosage, and timing).
How to make Weed Gummies with THC
Making THC Weed gummies is a very simple process, especially when using concentrates.
Choosing a concentrate to use is typically the most difficult part. When looking for a concentrate to ingest, make sure you ask questions, look at lab tests, and – if ever in doubt – contact the company (a cannabis coach can help you do this).
A few months ago, I went into a dispensary to get concentrates for some suppositories. I asked all of my questions to the budtender and she helped me select some new products.
I had this weird feeling, so I contacted the company and found out that the budtender wasn't very informed. The products were processed using BHO. When I asked for a residuals test, I found out that in the state of Colorado, you don't have to test for residual BHO after you've passed a handful of times. Since these were for a chronically ill client, I wasn't going to risk putting that in her body, so I got some bubble hash and used that instead.
Until we have better regulations and well-educated budtenders, never hesitate to reach out to the manufacturer to ask questions about their process and any chemicals used that may still be in the product.
Step 1: Do the Dosage Math
If I've said it once, I've said it 420 times. Do your dosage math first.
If you don't already know how much your gummy molds hold, take a test run by filling them with water to find out the approximate total volume will be in your recipe. Then sign up for our free dosage calculator to find your desired strength and dosage.
Step 2: Decarboxylate if necessary
Most concentrates aren't decarboxylated. Funnily enough, that budtender from the story above told me that the concentrates I bought were pre-decarboxylated, and the company informed me that they were not. Again, unless you know for sure, contact the producer to find out so you don't waste time and money on a batch that's not activated.
This gummy recipe doesn't get hot enough for long enough to decarboxylate the plant material, so if you don't decarb, you'll have THCa dominant gummies. THCa is awesome, but it doesn't have the same noticeable effect as THC. Make sure to decarboxylate if you want that effect.
Step 3: Make the gummies using the simple recipe below
How to make Weed Gummies with CBD
If you want to turn this recipe into a CBD gummy recipe, all you have to do is change the concentrate to one that is high in CBD. You can sometimes find them in dispensaries, and if you're in the US you can order CBD concentrates online.
I don't like isolates (for many reasons… post to come), so when buying a CBD concentrate, I typically choose CBD kief, hash, or rosin.
I always order mine from Sacred Smoke Herbals (use WAKEANDBAKE for 15% off)
This is also true if you want to use CBG or make a balanced ratio. Just use our free THC, CBG, and CBD dosage calculator and adjust based on the desired strength of your recipe.
How to Make Weed Gummies Recipe
1. In a small saucepan, combine the following ingredients:
1 Cup Organic Juice (I love: blueberry, concord grape, and tart cherry. You can also use the tart cherry concentrate to pack in more flavor and notes)
3 Tablespoons Grass-Fed Gelatin* – shake this in a little at a time and allow it to “bloom”. This keeps your gummies from getting chunky.
2. Put a saucepan of juice and Gelatin mixture over medium-low heat. Once warm but not boiling, whisk in:
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Honey or Maple Syrup (optional – to taste)
0.25-.5 grams Decarboxylated Bubble Hash, Rosin, or other Cannabis Concentrate (approximately 150-200mg THC)**
4. Keep whisking until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Turn off heat. Using a dropper, or by carefully pouring, fill your silicone mold with your gummy mixture (you could also a pan lined with parchment paper if you don't have a mold).
5. Cool for about 20 minutes in the fridge
*Not into animal products? Here's a vegan weed gummy recipe 😊
**If you don't have concentrates, you can also use a tincture to infuse cannabinoids into your gummies. Check out this recipe for gummies made using tinctures.
Let us know if you made these in the comments below. We would love to hear how it goes!