Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe

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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 scaredΒ 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.

organic weed lollipop recipe

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.

cannabis infused organic edible lollipop

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 upsideΒ 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…Β Booze + Heat = Fire.

cannabis lollipop recipe

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 πŸ™‚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 β€’ Fahrenheit, immediately remove from heat. Keep your thermometer in the pot.
  5. When the temperature drops to 250β€’ 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,


Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. I’m not a doctor. I’m also not a lawyer and can’t defendΒ 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, isΒ 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.

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  • Reply
    January 8, 2017 at 4:03 pm

    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?

    • Reply
      January 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      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,

    • Reply
      January 17, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      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?

      • Reply
        January 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        Hi angela! I can’t… I’m not sure what the deal is with that. Is it effective and does it taste good?

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    January 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

    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.


    • Reply
      January 9, 2017 at 11:14 am

      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 πŸ™‚

      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!

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    Tom Cohen
    January 12, 2017 at 10:04 am


    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)


    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


    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.

    • Reply
      January 13, 2017 at 9:04 am

      Thanks for sharing Tom!

      Do you think infused coconut oil would work in place of butter + hash for this recipe? I think I’m gong to try it πŸ™‚

      Much love,

      • Reply
        February 22, 2017 at 12:13 pm

        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

    • Reply
      Rainy Grant
      July 3, 2017 at 10:01 am

      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.

  • Reply
    January 31, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Would CBD slabs work in the recipe? If so, when would I add it to the mixture?

  • Reply
    Cindy W.
    February 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    what if you don’t have a candy mold? Can you just pour it out in a sheet then crack once hard?

  • Reply
    February 26, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Hi Corinne
    Can you tell me how many lollipops your recipe makes?

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    February 27, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    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?


    • Reply
      April 3, 2017 at 12:45 pm

      I had this same issue! Corrine, please advise! πŸ™‚

      • Reply
        April 27, 2017 at 10:23 am

        I add hot water to the pan after heat it up and use it to make hot coco. No wast ?

  • Reply
    Patty Kist
    March 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

    How do I make cannabis tincture?

  • Reply
    April 9, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    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! ☺️


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    jaye master
    April 11, 2017 at 11:59 am

    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?

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    Aimee Edwards
    April 17, 2017 at 12:20 am

    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?

    Aimee E

    • Reply
      April 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      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 πŸ™‚

      Much love,

      • Reply
        Aimee Edwards
        April 20, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        Thanks for the advise. I’ll keep you updated!

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    June 3, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    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!!!!

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    June 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

    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

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      June 15, 2017 at 11:20 am

      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 πŸ™‚ Let me know how it goes!
      Much love,

    • Reply
      November 3, 2017 at 12:02 am

      I was going to try this but I’m afraid 300 degrees would destroy the THC in the syrup. Did u try it?

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        November 3, 2017 at 1:14 pm

        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 315Β°, while others say that THC does not boil off until it reaches 392Β°, or even higher. However, that does not mean that other medicinal cannabinoids do not boil off once they begin to crest the 300Β° mark. For my own purposes, I try not to go above 325-350Β° when baking with cannabis. Because this recipe requires you to pull the mixture off heat once it reaches 300Β°, we remain in the clear. I hope this is helpful! Cheers to cooking with cannabis! πŸ™‚

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          Kristina Etter
          November 8, 2017 at 11:28 am

          What a wonderfully thorough reply, thanks Samantha!

      • Reply
        November 3, 2017 at 2:48 pm

        Wait until your candy mixture is at 260-270, then add your RSO/flavoring. You have to whisk it and work fast!

  • Reply
    September 21, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Hi, have you tried vegetable glycerine tincture when making hard candy? If so, Did it work.

    • Reply
      September 22, 2017 at 7:53 am

      I haven’t, but that’s a great idea! I’ll try it the next time I make lollipops πŸ™‚

      Much love,

  • Reply
    October 19, 2017 at 6:48 am

    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!

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    October 21, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Can I just add the drops of oil individually to the candy mixture in the moles before it hardens?

    • Reply
      October 29, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Possibly! I’ve never tried that, but would love to hear about it if you do πŸ™‚ Thanks for reaching out!

      Much love,

      • Reply
        October 29, 2017 at 12:31 pm

        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 250Β° is the best method to follow. I hope this was helpful! Love to all of you! πŸ™‚πŸŒ±

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    November 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    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

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      November 3, 2017 at 2:57 pm

      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!

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    November 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    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???

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