There are many ways to have fun with cannabis. One common way is by smoking marijuana, which gives you the desired effects. Some people prefer using vape pens for a stronger vapor experience. If you don’t like smoking, you can still enjoy marijuana by trying edibles or cannabis syrup. To learn how to make THC syrup at home, it’s important to understand the effects of marijuana and the process of making it.
What Is THC Syrup?
THC syrup is a sweet liquid that contains cannabis. It is made by combining sugary ingredients with cannabis, which is rich in natural compounds called cannabinoids. One specific cannabinoid in cannabis is called THC, and it’s responsible for the mind-altering effects and physical sensations commonly associated with smoking marijuana.
Over time, THC syrups have become increasingly popular. What makes marijuana special, aside from its effects, is its versatility. THC syrup allows people to enjoy homemade drinks or baked goods infused with cannabis. Some individuals use cannabutter or other cannabis-infused edibles to incorporate THC into their meals.
How To Make THC Syrup?
Before you start making THC syrup, gathering a few items and understanding how THC functions is important. Cannabis naturally contains THC, responsible for the “high” effect. However, the THC needs to undergo decarboxylation to activate its compounds through heat. This allows it to be easily absorbed by the body and produce its effects.
To make THC syrup, you will need the following items:
Here’s a step-by-step guide to making THC syrup:
In a saucepan, bring water to a boil.
Add sugar and stir until fully dissolved.
Once the sugar is dissolved, add the cannabis and stir.
Reduce the heat to a level where the water is still boiling, but be cautious not to apply excessive heat, as it can diminish the quality of the cannabis.
Let the mixture sit for 20 minutes to allow decarboxylation to occur.
After 20 minutes, add the vegetable glycerine and mix thoroughly.
Simmer the solution for a few more minutes to ensure proper incorporation of the glycerine. Continue stirring.
Turn off the heat and carefully transfer the mixture to a jar using a cheesecloth to strain out the cannabis. Take precautions to avoid scalding.
Allow the solution to cool down.
Congratulations! You have successfully made THC syrup.