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Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe [Updated 2021]

This is one of those recipes where I'm just going to come out and say it… “If I can do it. You can do it.”

I'm not a candy maker at heart. So the idea of having to figure out hard crack temperatures, just to land myself in the ER with 3rd degree burns, only to have to clean up after a hard candy mess… Well, it was intimidating.

organic marijuana recipe lollipops hard candy

It was so intimidating that even though I've gotten 1234987 requests from you guys to make these and share the experience, I put it off for almost a year.

I'll admit it… I was actually scared at the thought of making cannabis lollipops.

Crazy, right?

Super crazy…

Because these homemade marijuana lollipops are so quick and easy to make, you will wonder why you've never done it before (and if you have made them before, you'll wonder why you don't make them more often).

When all was said and done, these organic cannabis infused lollipops yielded 20 pretty and delicious infused candies (some were prettier than others), with no burns and no crazy clean up.

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I'm going to go ahead and say my first candy making experience was completely painless and made a delicious cannabis candy that helps me stay pain free. Yeeee!

Homemade Marijuana Lollipops

The key to making cannabis infused lollipops is temperature. While this is a very simple edibles recipe, requiring only 5 ingredients, it's not something you can set and forget. You have to be present and keep a close eye on your thermometer throughout the process.

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There's a thing in candy making called “Hard Crack Stage” and it simply means that you have to heat your organic sugar, corn syrup and water up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit before removing it from the heat source. Getting it to this temperature, makes your candy hard. Makes sense, right?

The tricky part with making marijuana infused lollipops is that you have to let it cool down to about 250 degrees Fehrenheit so you don't lose out on all of the incredible healing compounds in your cannabis tincture. This makes it a little messier to deal with since the liquid candy has already cooled and gets a bit sticky around this temperature.

cannabis infused candy temperature

 

You'll probably have little hard candy trails all over your molds and counter when all is said and done. The upside is that you can just wait until it hardens and eat it. I didn't have any issues with stubborn hard candy that I couldn't pry off, but you'll want to make sure that you work on non-stick surfaces. It all popped off and went right into my mouth. Which is a clean up process I can really get behind.

If you're worried about making a mess, just lay down a sheet of parchment paper underneath your candy or lollipop molds.

cannabis lollipop molds

You'll have to make a cannabis tincture first or use decarboxylated hash (I haven't tried this yet, but will update this post as soon as I do). Be careful when using alcohol-based tincture and make sure you are far away from your heat source when stirring it into your candy mixture. Because… Booze + Heat = Fire.

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DIY Organic Cannabis Hard Candy

This exact recipe can be used to make cannabis hard candy.

It's all in the mold. You can use your gummy bear molds from making Cannabis Gummies, or you can find molds specifically for hard candy making here. I prefer working with silicon since it's reusable and it's easy to remove your candy from silicon molds, but player's choice!

Just follow the steps exactly and skip the sticks 🙂cannabis tincture lollipop recipe

Cannabis Candy Making Materials

There are a few things you're going to need ahead of time to make this recipe:

Cannabis Lollipop Recipe

  1. Combine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat:
  2. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Once boiling, insert a candy thermometer. Don't stir after your magic concoction starts to boil.
  4. When your thermometer reads 300 • Fahrenheit, immediately remove from heat. Keep your thermometer in the pot.
  5. When the temperature drops to 250• Fahrenheit, stir in:
  6. Carefully pour into lollipop molds or candy molds.
  7. Allow to cool completely at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
  8. Store in an airtight container.

cannabis infused lollipops recipe

Questions? Comments… Leave 'em below!

Much love,

Corinne

Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I’m also not a lawyer and can’t defend you if you get busted trying to make this recipe in a state that still considers possession or cultivation of cannabis a criminal act. I don’t agree with this law, but I’d never advocate that you break it. Jail would suck. Instead, I strongly advise that you work to change the law in your state or nation by supporting and being active in grassroots organizations that are trying to legalize cannabis in your area (they’re everywhere). This recipe is heretofore only intended for people who live in states or countries where medical or recreational use of cannabis is legal, who are 21 and older, of sound mind and who understand that operating heavy machinery (cars, trucks, planes, etc.) under the influence of any intoxicant, including marijuana, is incredibly dangerous, immature, and wholly stupid. Please don’t ever eat and drive. Support public transportation or use the two legs that evolution gave you and walk your sweet ass wherever it is that you need to go.

Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe

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Serves: 12 Cooking Time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Organic Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Filtered Water
  • 1 tsp Organic Orange or Lemon Flavor
  • 2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture

Instructions

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Combine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat organic sugar, organic light corn syrup, and filtered water.

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Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

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Once boiling, insert a candy thermometer; don't stir after your magic concoction starts to boil.

4

When your thermometer reads 300 • Fahrenheit, immediately remove from heat; keep your thermometer in the pot.

5

When the temperature drops to 250• Fahrenheit, stir in organic orange or lemon flavor, and cannabis tincture

6

Carefully pour into lollipop molds or candy molds.

7

Allow to cool completely at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.

8

Store in an airtight container.

102 thoughts on “Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe [Updated 2021]”

  1. I love, love, love canna-candy! I use cinnamon flavoring that I get at Michaels and like you skipped the sticks after the first time. I also use concentrated cannabis oil that I get from my compassion center as it blends easier with the sugar and corn syrup. I received a Magic butter machine for Christmas and made a tincture from hash and ever clear but can’t seem to get passed the alcohol taste so am afraid it would ruin the candy if I used it. I’m wondering if I did something wrong because it’s like doing a shot of alcohol, straight up, no water! Not sure if that’s how it’s supposed to be or not?

    1. Hi Nancy!

      What kind of alcohol did you use? If it’s PGA/Everclear, it’s going to taste really boozy no matter what. I added honey to mine to help with the taste, but it’s still really intense. Have you tried brandy? IMHO, it’s much smoother and easier to take, especially if you’re using it regularly.

      I can’t wait to try these with concentrates. Do you also wait for the temperature to come down to add it or do you put it right in?

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Much love,
      C

    2. My name is Angela, I’ve made the canna honey a few times but this is the first time I used the sunflower lecithin and I used the crockpot method, and my honey came out very dark like molasses or sorghum, can you explain why?

    3. I just made this recipe with alcohol-based tincture, fruit punch flavoring and liquid food coloring to make them look fruit-punchy. They’re great… Hard, clear, glossy AND potent! (Wish I could post a pic with my comment.)

      This was my first attempt at hard candy-making, yet I decided to make a ballsy move and deviate slightly from the recipe after reading others’ reviews. I mixed the flavoring, coloring and medicating liquids together in a microwave-safe dish and hatred it about 15 seconds before stirring it into the 250-degree candy. (OK, it was probably closer to 260… I was anxious!) Because it was my first experience, I don’t know whether that was a good idea, but the candy turned out great, so it doesn’t seem to have been the worst idea. 🙂

      1. Hey Rhonda. I am making these in about a week with alcohol based tincture. i bought a magic butter machine to make it. my concern is the candies tasting super boozy..really don’t want that. how did u avoid this and how much alcohol did you use for the tincture? also this recipe calls for a couple tablespoons of tincture for 20 lollipops, will that still make them potent? i too am using flavoring and food coloring!

    4. What I do is pour the amount of tincture I’m going to use for a batch and let it sit out for an hour or two. At least half of the alcohol will evaporate, greatly reducing the taste, while the THC stays intact

  2. Hello, Corrine! Thanks for this awesome post. I can’t wait to try out your recipe. My question is in regard to dosing. If I’m using hash for this recipe, testing at about 60 percent THC, how would I go about calculating dosages for these pops? Also, the recipe calls for 2-3 tsp cannabis tincture. How much hash should I use? Thanks, again, in advance ! I love what you do.

    Sam

    1. Hi Sam,

      Great question. Thanks for reaching out!

      So if your hash has tested at 60% THC, that means there will be 600 mg of THC in a gram of your hash. If you put an entire gram in this recipe, each lollipop (recipe makes about 20) will have approximately 30 mg THC. That’s a pretty strong lollipop 🙂

      If you’d like it to be a little more mellow, you can use 1/2 gram of your hash and each lollipop will have 15 mg THC.

      I hope that helps!

  3. Corrinne:

    Here’s my recipe modified from Ruff House Studios. They suggest 3-5 gms of keif or hash which had 0 effect. The one thing I haven’t tried is decarbing the hash (I use Afghani Black). Patients love these and I can’t keep then in stock!

    Hash Lollipops (this recipe makes 50 jolly ranchers or 40 lollipops)

    Ingredients:

    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    1/4 cup unsalted butter
    1 (3-ounce) box cherry gelatin dessert mix (any flavor will do)
    hash (15-18 grams is best)
    Nonstick cooking spray

    Special Equipment:
    Lollipop / rancher molds (from Michael’s Crafts)
    Metal tablespoon-size measuring spoon
    Candy thermometer

    Directions:

    Arrange and spray molds with cooking spray prior to mixing ingredients.

    Place hash in coffee grinder and grind to fine powder.

    Mix gelatin pack and hash in a small bowl and set aside.

    Stir sugar, corn syrup, and butter in small saucepan over low heat until sugar has dissolved.

    Slowly bring to a boil, stirring frequently.

    Continue cooking for a few minutes, or until candy thermometer registers 285 degrees F (hard crack).

    Stir in gelatin and hash mixture until smooth.

    Using a metal tablespoon and working quickly, spoon syrup over 1 end of each lollipop stick.

    Let candy cool completely before pulling from mold.

    Wrap each lollipop in plastic wrap and store cool and dry in an airtight container.

      1. Infused oil can be added to jello mix up to 6tbs before texture issue…. Make sucker recipe cook remove from heat and add jello/ canna oil mix mix pour…. 5tbs 100 mg oil makes 20 50 mg suckers

      2. wow i tried the coconut oil 1/4 c and it seemed to be mixed in when i went to pour it was all on top..so i put in back in a different cup and made the pops they were wonderful…. im wondering if there are any ideas to make the oil bind …THANKS IN ADVANCE

      3. I was curious if you had tried using the infused coconut oil in place of the butter. If so, how much oil did you use and did you mix with the Jello and then follow the rest of the recipe?

    1. Your recipe is great but not for vegetarians or vegans. Jello/gelatin is made from animal by products. There is no such thing as vegan gelatin. You use agar agar powder or some other thickener.

  4. Hi Corinne,

    Thanks for the post!
    I have a question for you. How did you manage to transfer candy syrup to the mold with the least amount of waste?
    When I waited the syrup to go 250, it was already getting hard. The syrup I was able to pour into the mold turned out good but there was so much left over in the pot I couldn’t save.

    If I have had put cannabis in that, I would have lost so much.

    Any tips on transferring syrup into a mold with minimum waste?

    Thanks

  5. Hey, Corinne!

    First and foremost, you are a plethora of knowledge! I just recently purchased your Wake and Bake cookbook, and I am eagerly awaiting Dazed and Infused! Just a quick question: Where can I find the lolipop molds that you use for this recipe?

    Thanks, and warmest regards! ☺️

    Sam

  6. I’m cooking with butter. my candy recipe calls for 1/4 cup of butter. I’m having problems getting butter to blend.
    any suggestions?

  7. Hi Corinne,
    I’ve been researching methods to decarboxylate for my canna oil, which I will be putting in my canna pops. Also, which recipe method would be best. I’ve reduced it to this Alcohol/Everclear method or the soy or sunflower lethicin recipe. In the later, does the powdered lethicin resolve, or do I need a liquid lethicin? Also, I understand that the more potent would be with the lethicin? Are there any methods of extracting that would allow your infusion to be clear in color and without much debris?

    Thanks,
    Aimee E

    1. tinctures are better on color and debris than oil, and if you can get your hands on some organic concentrate, that’s even better. I’ve honestly never made these with oil, so I’m not sure how that would go. Let me know if you try it 🙂

      Much love,
      Corinne

        1. Hi Corinne,.
          My first attempt at canna oil came out great. However, the first attempt at canna lollipops were a flop. I believe my issue is the temperature between my canna oil and my candy. I am adding it at 250 degrees and stirring..as my heat is off, but I think it is cooling the candy too quickly and not giving it a chance to mix. I see other people have this same issue. With deductive reseaoning, this is the only thing that makes sense to me. Can you give any further suggestions?

          Thanks,

          Aimee E

          1. Add the mixture at the 250 degree mark and then bring up to 300 degrees. I just made a batch of cherry hard candies and 80 of them disappeared in a few days. I take mine a step further and toss them in a sugar/citric acid mixture and they come out like sour patch kids hard candy. It also helps keep them from sticking to each other

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  11. Hi there!
    I have always made hard candies with MBO, and always wondered ( during the MBO making process ) if it was possible to make these candies with just straight up tincture. Have you ever had/tried hard candies made with MBO ( pretty much the exact recipe on the MB website ), and if so, how do they compare potency-wise to the candies from your recipe?
    Thank you!!!!
    Becky

  12. I have a question if I used cannibus infused corn syrup and cannibus infused sugar with the same strain will it work with this recipe? I am using dragon berry Kush. Thank you or should I make a Kush tincture and add it. I am tying to see what will hit harder

    1. I think it would be interesting to see if the infused corn syrup and sugar would work. I’ve only tried tincture, but I would love to hear the results of that if you decide to try it 🙂 Let me know how it goes!
      Much love,
      Corinne

      1. Hi, Gia. When I use hash for this recipe, which is more often than not, I infuse my hash into the light corn syrup, first. This has worked fabulously for me, as I find that my potency remains on point. There tends to be a bit of debate as to when THC begins to boil off. Some say the boiling point hovers around 315°, while others say that THC does not boil off until it reaches 392°, or even higher. However, that does not mean that other medicinal cannabinoids do not boil off once they begin to crest the 300° mark. For my own purposes, I try not to go above 325-350° when baking with cannabis. Because this recipe requires you to pull the mixture off heat once it reaches 300°, we remain in the clear. I hope this is helpful! Cheers to cooking with cannabis! ?

  13. Hi Corinne,

    How do you know how much tincture to use in recipes for candy? I understand how to make the tincture less strong in creation and quantity in recipe, but how do you know if how much tincture is too much too little? Butter is a bit easier!

    Thank you!

      1. Hello! I just wanted to chime in to say that I have tried this. Unfortunately, in my experience, it didn’t work. Because you have to work pretty quickly and carefully to even fill all the molds before the mixture hardens, it would have been virtually impossible for me to stir oil into each mold post pour, or even as I went along. Luckily, this was one of the first times I tried this recipe, and it was on a test batch (no cannabis included). Now, I use this recipe ALL THE TIME. I love to experiment with different techniques, but I’ve definitely come to the conclusion that Corinne’s advice to add the oil once the mixture reaches 250° is the best method to follow. I hope this was helpful! Love to all of you! ??

  14. Has anyone yet tried this recipe with RSO???
    Thinking 1/2 to 3/4 of a gram would be a good substitute amount.
    ONly thing I am wondering about is solvency of RSO into the sugar. Guessing, as it will be so hot, that it probably won’t be a problem. Would just like to hear from someone who’s done it to see how they turned out

    1. Wait until the temp of your candy mixture is around 260-270, then add/whisk your flavored RSO. You have to work real friggin fast! Every time I have done this the candies come out totally edible, and do the job, but….some batches may taste better than others. I think it is due to finding that sweet temp, and how efficiently, and quickly you can whisk it all together, and lay it out in the molds. Hope this made sense! Good luck!

  15. Hi! I have tried this recipe twice and each time I added the alcohol tincture the candy syrup hardened up so fast that I could not pour into molds. First time, I let cool to 250 degrees. Second time, I only let it cool a bit. Any help???

  16. Is there no way to really assuming a pot not pan is used to reheat a moment as needed to resoften… Or pan other than pot.
    May I ask the number tried at one time

  17. I just made my first-ever RSO/hash lollipops last night!
    Mmmm…. Watermelon:)
    INCREDIBLY powerful medicine.
    I used 1/2g EACH of RSO and re-powdered ‘candy-bar’ kief hash, which yielded lollipops, that, to my best estimation, are between 35-40 mg per unit.
    Recipe recommends mixing in material at 250 F, and fellow RSO’er recommended whisking in at 270 F. This still got a bit too cool to be an easy pour into the molds… So…since we decarboxylize @ 300 F, or temp/times close to it, I am thinking that adding our material at between 280-300 F is most likely not going to destroy any medicinal compounds (although I would like to hear more about this from a scientific perspective), while making it easier to transfer to molds (temp/viscosity)probably adding flavoring liquids last.
    SUPER excited to continue playing around with this method and concept, and to potentially bring other plant medicines/preparations into the mix, for further and deeper healing.

    Thank you Corrine for the great, true, and straight-forward recipe.
    -Jason

  18. If you choose to add coloring to your candies, it’s easiest to add it as it heats up. Throw in a few drops when it hits 250f before it boils, and let the boil stir it…
    Just a hint from an old hippie Oracle! Lol!
    Have a great day!

  19. Hi Corinne,
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful recipe! I can’t wait to make lots of candies once I’ve got it down.

    Unfortunately, I’ve tried this recipe twice, and each time it turns into a chalky pile of sugar chunks. Does this recipe work with a vegetable glycerin tinture? I don’t drink, so I made my tincture with vegetable glycerin instead of alcohol. Thank you so much for the help!!

  20. Hello,
    When I added my tincture and flavor, at 250, it immediately began to harden as I stirred it in to the point where it wouldn’t go in the mold. Suggestions?

  21. Hello!

    I’ve made these twice. The first time they weren’t sting enough. The second time I doubled the tincture but when I poured it into the mold there was the liquid on top. I assume I didn’t mix it in enough. Your thoughts?

    1. Mixing it more may have helped, but if you’re adding in extra liquids (tincture in this case), I would assume you may need to slightly increase the sugar or other ingredients to compensate for the added moisture? That’s just a guess on my part, but seems logical.

      1. I used to make these pops with alcohol tincture, and found that when I needed to add extra tincture to pump up the potency, they didn’t quite come out right. Like you’ve said, stirring more may have helped a bit in this situation, but I found that my best bet was actually making a reduction from my tincture. Keep in mind, this can be dangerous, as heat and high proof alcohol DO NOT MIX! To reduce tincture, I simply pour the amount of tincture needed, potency wise, in a heat safe Pyrex dish, and place it on a hot plate (griddles work great for this), and set it to around 175° (the boiling point of alcohol is 173°). Be sure to keep a close eye on your tincture, as it can evaporate fast. Once evaporated, you are left with a Sicky, resinous substance. I would use this substance in my pops. IMHO, the flavor in tincture made pops isn’t that great (either too boozy, too plant, or both), so I’ve since switched to using hash. Hope this has helped!

        1. Thank you Samantha! Great information, I agree with you, definitely do be careful… we don’t want to see anyone blow up their kitchen!

      2. I add less water.. Only half a cup for a 2 c sugar recipe…. Also, try sifting some powered sugar on top as it’s in the molds.. that way the extra sticks to your candies, and doesn’t get lost!

  22. Hi,
    I was wondering if I could try this recipe with CBD oil, or it has to be alcohol tincture?
    Thank you so much for this recipe!

  23. Thank you for the recipe. They turned out so awesome made 2 doz. . And not grainy at all and the no butter don’t like the buttery taste it leaves in my mouth. Thanks again

  24. Will this work with 1 gram of de-carbonized shatter. If so when is the best time to add this? Thanks! Your website is awesome by the way

  25. can I make these with canna butter only. Thats all I currently make. I really am trying to go gluten free i n my recipes. Any suggestions? Thanks

  26. My name is Lonny,
    I made a tincture with my Orange Kush Flower18% Not sure of potency % except for try my self. It 1.0 ml under younge lasted 4 hrs How much of the tincture would I use. For this recipe.

  27. Im new to this. My 3rd batch. This time I wanted to make a Fireball candy.
    Can I use essential oil as flavoring? I added 4-5 drops Youngliving Cinnamon bark oil after i added the hash. Im not sure if essential at 250 was such a great idea? It let out off a bunch of steam.
    And as far as the essential oil combined with the hash, do you think it may lessen the potency ?
    I just tried one, I will wait and see.
    Again, any ideas would help.

  28. Hey I really want to make these but am scared of them tasting boozy. Is there anything else I can use to make the tincture or will making a reduction from the tincture help at all? Trying to have some fun summer treats.

  29. Hi there! I make candy and bake goodies as a hobby (for now). I looked over your recipe and it looks a lot like my recipe. I haven’t read through the comments here so I don’t know if any suggestions were made. Have you tried making your candy in the microwave? I use the microwave whenever I want to make a batch of candy fast. Only difference in the recipe is that the microwave version doesn’t use water.
    1 Cup granulated sugar
    1/2 Cup light corn syrup
    1/2 Dram of Lorann Flavoring Oil of your choice……the flavoring oils are 4-5 times
    stronger than an extract and there are about 80 flavors to pick from
    Food coloring for appearance
    Mix granulated sugar and light corn syrup together in a microwave safe glass bowl.
    Cover the bowl with saran wrap, leaving a corner open for mixture to vent. Place bowl in microwave and cook on high for 5 minutes…… remove bowl from microwave and stir quickly and cover with new piece of saran wrap….leave corner open to vent…
    Place back in microwave for 5 minutes………. Remove from microwave and remove saran wrap. The mixture is boiling. Wait for the bubbles/boiling to stop. Then add/stir in your flavoring, food coloring, and tincture…….pour into your molds. When the candy sets up, remove from molds and dust the candy with powdered sugar to prevent it from sticking together.

    1. Thomas this sounds like exactly what i want to do! do you use an alcohol based tincture? Does it taste boozy if u do? and how much tincture do you use? and how many pops does this method make?

  30. Hi there! I’m wondering if you can recommend a substitute for the corn syrup that is sugar-free, can take the heat, and works on keto I plan to use erythritol (powdered) instead of sugar. I hope it can withstand the high temps! Thanks!!

  31. Hi Corinne! I really want to try a hard candy recipe. Was wondering if it will change the texture to use infused honey as a substitute for the corn syrup? Anyone ever done this? Thanks!

  32. Hi love your name! I would like any referrals to pages and websites for baked edible making and seed buying sites. I enjoy your personality and anymore articles from you are appreciated. Take it easy beautiful.

  33. Hello all. I follow directions perfectly and they come out great, but don’t keep thier shape. Theyu slowly spread out.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Thank you!

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  37. Hi! I would love to make these but I have a question about dosing. What percentage thc do you have for this recipe and what’s the dosage per lollipop? Thanks!

  38. Made it twice no issues. Third time the sugar started to burn before it was hot enough to crack. I have a whole batch of burnt hard candies now.
    Any clue why it burnt this time? Same temp, same stove.

    1. I have no idea Susie! I’m not even close to a professional candy maker (I know just enough to be dangerous 😉 Maybe the heat was too high to get it up to temp? Any candy makers out there who can give suzie a hand with this one?

  39. Hi Corinne, I just thought I’d add my two cents. This recipe is great. I adjusted it slightly to change the taste. I took a trip to Michaels to the bakery department and picked up a bakery emulsion of Butter Vanilla. Made a beautiful gold color and a taste like butterscotch. DELICIOUS………

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