How to Make Weed Gummies
Making your own marijuana candies has never been simpler thanks to the new water-soluble cannabis powders and extracts.
I liked that there were non-alcoholic beverage choices that had an effect that was comparable to alcohol while sampling some of the cannabis drinks that were offered in Canada as an option to consuming cannabis oils or smoking marijuana. I was particularly eager to try the Dissolvable THC Powder, a water-soluble powder designed to produce euphoric and calming effects within 15 minutes of ingestion. Coffee, water and any other liquid can all be made with the powder. I started to ponder if I could use it to make candy as well.
While buying marijuana-infused gummies is simple enough, making your own enables you to choose the dosage and flavour that work best for you. Another benefit is that, since I'm using a rapid-onset powder, these gummies may act faster than most commercial edibles, which can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to take effect.
I tried making my own marijuana gummies to try the powder. Cannabis oils are excellent for oil-based treats (like chocolates and cookies), but you'll need water-soluble powders or extracts to make candies, like Truss's Veryvell Drops or the Green Organic Dutchman's Dissolvable THC Powder. Legal internet retailers like OCS, BC Cannabis Stores or Alberta Cannabis make it simple to buy both brands. I would advise calling ahead to make sure one of these items is available if you intend to visit a legal brick-and-mortar shop.
I finally came up with a recipe I liked after making several tries. These gummies only require four basic components and can be prepared in 30 minutes. They are tasty, transportable and most significantly, quickly acting (they took about 20 minutes for me). There will be 20 1/2-tsp candies from this lot (or 10 x 1 tsp candies). However, you can precisely determine the dosage of each gummy if you fill identically sized moulds. To do this, just split the quantity of THC added to the batch by how many gummies were made.
Keep out of the reach of toddlers and pets as you should with all edibles. Always start low and increase slowly if you are a new user to determine what dose suits you. (I personally advise friends who are new to edibles to start with 1 mg of THC per serving and, if they choose, gradually increase the quantity of THC by 0.5 mg each time they use it.)
Weed Gummies Recipe:
- Makes 20 x 1/2-tsp candies.
- Prep 10 min; total 30 min.
- 1 package of 85-g Jell-O granules (any flavour, or a combination of flavours).
- Unflavored gelatin powder, such as Knox, in two 7-g packages (2 tbsp).
- 5 tbsp hot water.
- hemp extract or powder that is water soluble (I used a 10 mg THC pack of Dissolvable THC Powder).
- Citric acid, 1/2 teaspoon (optional, if you want to make sour gummies).
- A package of cornstarch or silicone candy molds.
Mix hot water, gelatin, and Jell-O granules in a 2-cup measuring cup that can be used in a microwave. (or in a microwave-safe bowl with a spout). Assemble by combining.
10 seconds in the microwave. until the liquid begins to foam after adding. (Regular checks will stop the mixture from spilling.)
Once frothy (you will see the mixture rise and fall in the cup), stir until the gelatin has dissolved and the mixture is clear. It will be hot. Stir in hemp powder or extract and citric acid until dissolved. (If you are using Veryvell drops, you can also simply drop the desired amount into each mold cavity.)
Carefully pour the hot mixture evenly into the silicone molds. Freeze until firm enough to remove, about 20 minutes. You can eat immediately or place the gummies on a cooling rack and refrigerate to firm up further overnight. Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.
Calculate the dosage per rubber band. (I used 10 mg of THC and made 20 candies, so each gum contains 0.5 mg of THC.)