How To Make Your Own Cannabis Gummies

Using an infused tincture or oil, it’s easy to customize dosage and flavour. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making weed gummies at home. 

By Caitlin McCormack  •  Oct 3, 2019

Cannabis gummies are a popular snack, as they’re conveniently portable, easy to dose, and super tasty. Not only that, they come together in just minutes, requiring only a handful of ingredients. Homemade gummies are such a popular treat that there are even cooking classes dedicated to making them. 

They’re made from natural ingredients, and without a ton of sugar. You can easily customize the dosage and the flavour to your own tastes. If you make your own alcohol-based tincture or cannabis oil at home, you can even use different strains of cannabis to achieve different effects. Keep in mind that cannabutter is not suitable for making gummies, you will need a tincture to make them.

The biggest issue when it comes to making cannabis gummies is calculating the dosage per treat. There are several dosage calculators available online that can help you figure out how much THC/CBD are in your homemade treats. You can also test how one gummy makes you feel, and go from there. 

While this recipe calls for mixing the tincture with the juice, if you know how many drops is best for your buzz, you can always add the desired number to each mould before pouring the juice mixture into them for a more accurate idea of dosing.

With all this in mind, here’s how to make your own cannabis gummies at home. 

Ingredients and supplies

  • 1/2 cup 100% fruit juice 
  • 3 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1-2 tsp cannabis tincture
  • Gummy moulds
  • Dropper
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons

Step 1

In a small saucepan, slowly heat the juice over low heat. You want the liquid to get warm, but not boil. When the juice is warm, add your tincture.

Step 2

Add the gelatin, slowly whisking it into the liquid mixture until it is thoroughly blended into the juice and there are no lumps. Continue whisking until the gelatin has completely dissolved. If you find that the mixture thickens up too fast, don’t worry, the heat will liquefy it again.

Step 3

Gummies pot

Add honey, and whisk until thoroughly dissolved. 

Step 4

Give your mix a quick taste. If you find it’s not sweet enough or the cannabis flavour is too strong for your liking, add an extra tablespoon of raw honey.

Step 5

Pour the liquid mixture into a glass measuring cup with a spout, for easy pouring into the silicone moulds.

Step 6

Gummies dropper

Carefully pour the mixture into the gummy moulds. Alternatively, you can use a dropper to fill the moulds, but it will take longer and your mixture might set too quickly.

Step 7

Place the gummy moulds in the freezer for 15 minutes. When the time is up, remove from the freezer, pop the gummies out of the mould, and enjoy. You can also leave the gummies in the fridge for about 3-4 hours to fully set, if you don’t have enough space in the freezer or have some extra time on your hands.

Step 8

Test your gummies by eating one and waiting an hour. This will give you a general idea of how strong each treat is for future dosing.

Step 9

Gummies bowl

Once gelled, your gummies will hold their shape at room temperature, but for a longer shelf life, keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them. For the best effect, enjoy within two weeks of making.

Recipe notes

  • There are plenty of cute silicone moulds available online or at candy or craft stores. If you don’t want to invest in a mould, however, you can simply pour the liquid into a glass baking tray or loaf pan and cut into squares. 
  • Other recipes call for less gelatin, but result in a much less firm gummy. These treats have that store-bought gummy feel where they’re soft enough to squeeze, but bounce right back to their original shape.
  • This recipe can easily be doubled for batch cooking your treats.
  • Using 2 tsp of tincture (500mg/30mL) results in just over 1mg of THC/CBD per gummy bear, as this recipe made 142 mini bears. 
  • Ensure you clearly label your treats, and keep them out of reach of children and pets.

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Here are 8 Proven Benefits of CBD oil:

1. Relieves Pain and Inflammation

Among common CBD benefits, natural pain relief tops the list for many. Evidence suggests that cannabinoids may prove useful in pain modulation by inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicinefound that CBD significantly suppressed chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain in rodents without causing analgesic tolerance. Researchers suggest that CBD and other nonpsychoactive components of marijuana may represent a novel class of therapeutic agents for the treatment of chronic pain. (4)

According to a 2007 meta-analysis conducted in Canada, the combination of CBD and THC buccal spray was found to be effective in treating neuropathic pain in multiple sclerosis, which can be debilitating for 50 to 70 percent of MS patients. (5)

2. Has Antipsychotic Effects

Research shows that CBD benefits include producing antipsychotic effects. It appears to have a pharmacological profile similar to that of atypical antipsychotic drugs as seen using behavioral and neurochemical techniques in animal studies. Additionally, studies show that CBD prevents human experimental psychosis and is effective in open case reports and clinical trials in patients with schizophrenia, with a remarkable safety profile. (6)

3. Reduces Anxiety

Studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Cannabidiol has shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder and researchers suggest that it may also be effective for panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. (7)

A 2011 study aimed to compare the effects of a simulation public speaking test on healthy control patients and treatment-native patients with social anxiety disorder. A total of 24 never-treated patients with social anxiety disorder were given either CBD or placebo 1.5 hours before the test. Researchers found that pretreatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alertness in anticipation of their speech. The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort. (8)

4. Helps to Fight Cancer

Several scientific reports demonstrate that CBD benefits include possessing antiproliferative, pro-apoptotic effects that inhibit cancer cell migration, adhesion and invasion. (9) A 2006 study published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics found for the first time that CBD potently and selectively inhibited the growth of different breast tumor cell lines and exhibited significantly less potency in non-cancer cells. (10)

In 2011, researchers added light on the cellular mechanism through which CBD induces cell death in breast cancer cells. They showed that CBD induced a concentration-dependent cell death of both oestrogen receptor-positive and oestrogen receptor-negative breast cancer cells. They also found that the effective concentrations of CBD in tumor cells have little effect on non-tumorigenic, mammary cells. (11)

CBD behaves as a non-toxic compound and studies show that doses of 700 milligrams per day for 6 weeks did not show any overt toxicity in humans, suggesting that it can be used for prolonged treatment. Not only does the research show that CBD benefits including being effective in fighting breast cancer cells, data also suggests that it can be used to inhibit the invasion of lung and colon cancer, plus it possesses anti-tumor properties in gliomas and has been used to treat leukemia. (12)

5. Relieves Nausea

Cannabis has been used for centuries for the suppression of nausea and vomiting. Research has revealed that among more than 80 cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana, both the intoxicant THC and the non-intoxicant CBD helps to get rid of nausea and vomiting in animal studies. A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD benefits including possessing anti-nausea and antiemetic effects when it was administered to rats. (13) Researchers found that CBD acts in a diphasic manner, meaning that in low doses it suppresses toxin-induced vomiting, but in high doses it increases nausea or has no effect.

6. May Treat Seizures and Other Neurological Disorders

A 2014 survey conducted by researchers at Stanford University was presented to parents belonging to a Facebook group dedicated to sharing information about the use of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis to treat their child’s seizures. Nineteen responses met the inclusion criteria for the study: a diagnosis of epilepsyand current use of CBD-enriched cannabis. The average number of anti-epileptic drugs tried before using CBD cannabis was 12. Sixteen (84 percent) of the 19 parents reported a reduction in their child’s seizure frequency while taking CBD cannabis. Of these, two (11 percent) reported complete seizure freedom, eight (42 percent) reported a greater than 80 percent reduction in seizure frequency, and six (32 percent) reported a 25–60 percent seizure reduction. Other beneficial effects included increased alertness, better mood and improved sleep; while side effects included drowsiness and fatigue. (14)

Later in 2014, researchers reported on preliminary results of a study involving children with treatment-resistant epilepsies in an expanded access “compassionate use program.” Patients received a purified 98 percent oil-based CBD extract called Epidiolex, which is made by GW Pharmaceuticals. After 3 months of treatment, 39 percent of the 23 patients had more than a 50 percent reduction in seizures, with a 32 percent median reduction. These preliminary results support the animal studies and survey reports that CBD may be a promising treatment for treatment-resistant epilepsy and it is generally well-tolerated in doses up to 25 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. (15)

7. Lowers Incidence of Diabetes

A 2006 study found that CBD treatment significantly reduced the incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice from an incidence of 86 percent in non-treated mice to an incidence of 30 percent in CBD-treated mice. CBD benefits also showed a significant reduction of plasma levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines. A histological examination of the pancreatic islets of the CBD-treated mice revealed significantly reduced insulitis. (16)

In 2013, the American Journal of Medicine published a study that highlighted the impact of marijuana use on glucose, insulin and insulin resistance among U.S. adults. The study included 4,657 adult men and women from the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010. Of the participants, 579 were current marijuana users and 1,975 were past users. The researchers found that current marijuana use was associated with 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels. They also found significant associations between marijuana use and smaller waist circumferences, a factor connected to the onset of diabetes symptoms. (17)

8. Promotes Cardiovascular Health

A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacologyreports that CBD protects against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment, inflammation or the induction of type 2 diabetes in animal models; plus, CBD proved to reduce the vascular hyperpermeability (which causes leaky gut) associated with such environments. (18)

CBD vs. THC

CBD and THC are the two main compounds in the marijuana plant and they are the only two cannabinoids that have been well characterized to date. Many strains of marijuana are known for having abundant levels of THC and high-CBD strains are less common; however, with the medical community paying more attention to the therapeutic effects of CBD, that is beginning to change.

Both compounds have important health benefits: THC has antispasmodic, analgesic, anti-tremor, anti-inflammatory, appetite stimulating and anti-emetic properties, and CBD has anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antipsychotic, antioxidant, neuroprotective and immunomodulatory effects.

The clinical use of THC is often limited by its unwanted psychoactive side effects, and for this reason interest in non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, has substantially increased in recent years. In fact, CBD is being used to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as paranoia and memory impairment. (19)

CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC. This is what makes CBD so appealing to the medical community, as the cause of psychoactive side effects has been a major barrier in the acceptance of medical marijuana. (20) While THC is known to cause anxiety and paranoia in some people, CBD works to counteract those side effects. For this reason, CBD benefits extend to being used in clinical trials on young children with epilepsy.

Another major difference between THC and CBD is that marijuana with high levels of THC is commonly used for its sleep-inducing effects, while CBD appears to promote wakefulness instead. (21) which is odd as many people react to CBD as a sleep aid.

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