Love edibles but have little time to keep making butter? Sick of being restricted to making cookies and brownies for your high? Cannabis olive oil, or “canna oil,” is here to save you with a savory, quick fix to making weed-infused foods. (Not to mention to health benefits of olive oil itself, like its monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants—you can consider that to be an added bonus.)
Take an ounce of flower and bake it, covered, at a low temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes to decarboxylate (“decarb”) the herb and convert its THCA into proper, psychoactive THC. Combine your herb with two cups of extra virgin olive oil into a Magical Butter countertop extract machine, set the whole thing to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and let it cook for an hour on the first setting.
Strain out the bud through a cheesecloth using heat-proof gloves or a metal strainer with the back for a spoon. Use a funnel to fill a pourable glass bottle, easily purchased at any home goods or kitchen store, with the oil for easy access in the kitchen.
And that’s it—you’re ready to sauté with sensimilla or even just cover a salad in some dope dressing. The possibilities are both endless and delicious.