If you’re eager to experiment and try something new, then weed edibles are worthy of your attention. In this article, we provide you with a fast and easy THC lollipops recipe. So, if you wish to know how to make delicious weed lollipops to get high, then read the post to the end.
What should I know before cooking cannabis-infused candy?
If you’re a newbie with any weed lollipops recipe then you should consider that the effect of edibles is quite different from smoking or vaping marijuana. The biggest disadvantage is that you’re to wait for the effects much longer in comparison with smoking weed, for instance. Yet, when eating weed, the high lasts much longer compared to any other way of cannabis consumption.
Besides that, when it comes to edible lollipop recipes, you should check if all the needed ingredients are at your hand prior to starting cooking. Thus, the major of cannabis lollipop recipes require decarboxylated cannabis concentrate (CO2 extract, hash, etc.) and/or cannabis tincture. The latter is needed for this weed lollipops recipe by the way.
Mind that the process of cooking the cannabis tincture just like cannabutter, cannabis oil and flour is quite time-consuming. That’s why it’s strongly recommended to check this guide with the step-by-step instructions applied.
Many inexperienced (and even a lot of seasoned users) had a negative experience with edibles at some point in their lives. This also happened to me the first time I tried them, and I can honestly tell you that it’s not a pleasant experience. Once you learn how to properly dose edibles (which I’m going to help you with, of course), you’ll be able to enjoy cannabis in this very healthy way, without accidentally ingesting too much THC. So what’s the issue with edibles? The thing is, they create a different, more powerful type of high, to say the least. The main difference between smoking/vaping and edibles is that THC is metabolized in a different way when we take edibles.
When you ingest pot in the form of an edible, first the saliva starts to break down the THC. Once the edible enters the stomach and then the liver, it gets converted to 11-hydroxy-THC, which is a more potent version of the THC molecule. Because of the digestion process, it takes between 45-90 minutes for the effects to kick in. This time window is when many impatient users begin thinking that the edible just wasn’t potent enough, so they take more, and that’s when the problem occurs. Hasty individuals are left with a belly full of THC, and it hits them all at once.
The high from an edible lasts longer than with other consumption methods. It can take hours before the effects start to wear off, and during that time you’re probably going to think that you’re dying, because of the sheer intensity of the high. If this happens to you by any chance, just remember that there’s nothing to worry about—this sensation is only temporary. On the other hand, when you smoke weed, THC enters your bloodstream through the alveoli in the lungs. THC doesn’t break down very well in our blood. Instead, it quickly binds to cannabinoid receptors, not having a lot of time to be metabolized compared to the digestion process in the gastrointestinal tract.
That’s why we instantly feel the effects after smoking a joint, but the high lasts much shorter than with edibles. Because of this frequent accidental “overdose”, some states where cannabis is legal require official producers to include smaller quantities of THC in their edibles. However, THC is not the only cannabis compound that you can infuse your edibles with. Many medical patients are using the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD as the main ingredient in their edibles.
SO, DO WEED LOLLIPOPS GET YOU HIGH?
Of course, it also makes a difference which strain of cannabis the lollipops are made with. Different strains will have different effects, and some work particularly well in edibles. The nice thing about making your own lollipops is that you can control what goes in them.
The answer is yes. As is the case with other edibles, the high tends to come on slowly and last for a few hours. You should always be cautious when trying any edible for the first time. We recommend taking a few licks, waiting around 45–60 minutes, and going from there. Once you know how a particular batch affects you, you can roll with it a little more freely.
THC lollipops recipe: how much weed do you need?
It’s difficult to calculate the potency of any homemade weed edibles. And weed lollipops are no exception. The strain and dosage of cannabis materials used for cannabis hard candies do matter. Here we are with our table with the optimal THC dosage suggested for cannabis lollipop recipes based on your user experience and the desired effects to get.
|User experience||Tolerance||Suggested dosage (THC)|
|Beginner||Very low||<5 mg|
|Some experience||Low||6-10 mg|
|More experienced||High||26-80 mg|
|Expert||Very high||80+ mg|
What You Need to Make Weed Lollipops
This recipe calls for a few special ingredients you probably won’t have in your kitchen. The main one being cannabis tincture. A form of cannabis extract that is high in potency and can be infused to make candy and other fun edibles.
- Cannabis Tincture
- Natural Sugar
- Light Corn Syrup
- Clean Filtered Water
- Lollipop Sticks
- Lollipop Mold
- Candy Thermometer
- Candy Thermometer
- Lollipop Sticks
- Lollipop Molds
- 1 Cup Organic Sugar You can use regular instead of organic, its all preference.
- 1/2 Cup Organic Light Corn Syrup You can use regular instead of organic, its all preference.
- 1/4 Cup Filtered Water
- 1 Tablespoon Flavouring Citrus, Lemon, Grape (Whatever flavour you want to make the lollipops)
- 2-3 Tablespoons Cannabis Tincture The more you use, the more potent it will be.
- Combine together the sugar, light corn syrup, and filtered water in a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium.
- Stir the mixture over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved completely.
- Bring mixture to a boil. Once boiling insert the candy thermometer to check the temperature.
- Once the temperature reaches 300 F, remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool to 250 F.
- When it’s cooled and the candy thermometer reads 250 F, stir in the cannabis tincture and flavouring.
- Then, pour the mix carefully into the lollipop molds.
- Let the candy cool for 30 – 60 minutes, then store it in an air-sealed container.
- Bon Appetite!