How To Make Weed Candies

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The world of edibles is obviously very familiar territory to the average stoner, with pot brownies and cookies being of famed stoner culture notoriety. But there’s a new contender in the edible world that’s looking to beseech the baked goods of the ’70s and ‘80s classic stoner movies and take the top spot as the most popular way to eat cannabis: weed candy.

Hard candies, gummies, lollipops––these are many stoner’s new favorite ways to get high. Small, fruity, and delicious, but still just as potent as other edibles, cannabis-infused candy is taking the cannabis community by storm. Weed candies have become some of the top-selling items at dispensaries across many legal states in the U.S.

And since weed candies have become so popular within the world of cannabis edibles, more people are looking to learn how to make candy edibles at home. So if that’s you, keep reading to learn how to make edible candy at home that’s delicious, potent, and easy to store.

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What is Cannabis Candy?

Cannabis edibles come in many different forms, with weed brownies and weed cookies notoriously being the most popular. But in recent years, cannabis candies have been soaring in popularity and have left the baked goods in their dust.

There are many different marijuana candy recipes, as weed candies come in various forms. But the most popular forms of weed candies are:

  • Cannabis gummies. Cannabis gummies are the most versatile type of cannabis candy and can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors. For example, here at Delta Munchies, we pride ourselves on offering a wide selection of gummy flavors, such as Peach Rings, Sour Worms, Gummy Bears, Watermelon Bites, Sour Bites, Tropical Punch, Grape Gushers, and Watermelon Runtz.

Not only are weed gummies delicious, but many people also prefer cannabis gummies to edibles like baked goods because they’re much quicker to eat. For example, a gummy can be chewed and swallowed in seconds compared to a brownie that would probably take a few minutes (or more) to eat. And ain’t nobody got time for that!

  • Cannabis hard candy. Cannabis hard candies are another popular form of cannabis candies. Unlike gummies, cannabis hard candies will typically release into your system a little bit slower because of the way they’re eaten. Gummies are quick since you chew them up and swallow them immediately, but hard candies are usually kept in the mouth for a bit longer and sucked on until they reduce in size before eventually being chewed and swallowed.

Some people also prefer hard candies because they’re the edible option with the fewest calories; so instead of chowing down on a whole brownie before the munchies even kick in, cannabis hard candies usually only have a couple of calories each, which leaves a lot of caloric room for munchie time.

  • Cannabis lollipops. Similar to cannabis hard candies, cannabis lollipops are popular because of their taste, ease of consumption, and slow-release effects. An even more ergonomic option than cannabis hard candies, many people are a big fan of cannabis lollipops because the lollipop stick makes them easy to eat.

And if you don’t want the whole thing at once, it’s easy to put the wrapper back on it and save it for later. Plus, the satisfying feeling of holding onto and enjoying a lollipop is one of life’s few pleasures. (There’s just something about it, right?)

So, if you want to know how to make marijuana candies, you’ll first have to pick what kind of cannabis candy you want to go with. For today, we’re going to look at an easy, yummy, and potent cannabis lollipop recipe

 

How to Make Cannabis Candy Lollipops

Before you start making edible candies, you should know how to dose the candies. There’s a danger in smaller candies that there isn’t with bigger edibles––you may want to eat a handful of them because they’re yummy and small, but that can be a big mistake. Small candies can pack a deceptively big punch. And if you don’t have a high tolerance for edibles, eating a large dose when you aren’t prepared for it can lead to a super scary and anxiety-inducing experience.

Candies, gummies, and lollipops that are sold at dispensaries are much easier to dose because they’re already prepackaged, predosed, and appropriately labeled. But making your own edibles at home, on the other hand, can make finding the correct dose a bit more complicated.

In terms of which doses are considered weak and which are considered strong, it’s commonly agreed that:

  • A beginner dose for those with a low tolerance starts closer to the 5-10mg area.

  • A midsized dose is anywhere from 10-25mg, depending on your experience.

  • An intermediate dose for someone with a higher tolerance would be 25-50mg and up.

  • An advanced dose for the super experienced stoner would be considered 50mg and up.

The easiest way to make sure you know exactly how much THC you’re infusing into your candies is to use a tincture. You can make your own tinctures at home, but that’s a lengthy process, so we recommend finding premade tinctures, which can easily be found at dispensaries or certain online cannabis retailers. For the purpose of this recipe, we’ll assume you already have a tincture ready to use. (And don’t worry, if you’re in need, we have some yummy ones here!)

To get started making your cannabis lollipops, you’ll need:

  • A candy or cooking thermometer.

  • Your candy molds of choice.

  • A cannabinoid-infused tincture of your choice.

  • Lollipop sticks (optional, since this recipe will work for both lollipops and hard candies.)

  • 1 cup of sugar.

  • ½ cup of corn syrup.

  • ¼ cup of water.

  • 1 tsp of lemon juice.

Once you’ve gathered all of the necessary supplies, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make THC candy lollipops:

  • Step 1: Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, and water over a medium-high heat. Stir the mixture together until the sugar is completely dissolved. Continue to stir periodically until it is brought to a boil.

  • Step 2: Measure the temperature. Once your mixture has come to a boil, stop stirring and insert your cooking thermometer. Keep the thermometer in the mixture until it reads 300 degrees F. Once it does, remove the pan from the heat, but keep the thermometer in the liquid.

  • Step 3: Let it cool a bit. After you’ve taken your boiling mixture off of the heat, let it stand and cool until it reaches 250 degrees F. Once it’s cooled to 250 degrees F, you can add your lemon juice and tinctures. (How much of the tincture you want to put in depends on your tolerance, but the recipe calls for 2-3 tsp of cannabis tincture, which is probably 2-3 droppers worth.)

  • Step 4: Pour into candy molds. Once you’ve infused your liquid candy mixture, you can begin to carefully pour it into your candy molds. (Emphasis on careful––this will still be very hot!) If you’re making lollipops, you can insert the sticks here.

  • Step 5: Let cool slowly but completely. After you’ve completely filled your candy molds, it’s time to let them cool. Because they’re so hot, your first instinct might be to pop them in the fridge or the freezer, but DON’T do that. You want the candy to cool completely, but it’s essential that it cools slowly. Similar to glass, if you decrease the temperature too drastically and quickly, it runs a very high risk of shattering. Thankfully, shattered candy won’t be any less potent, but its shape won’t have held up into a nice piece of hard candy or a lollipop. (You can certainly still eat the shattered candy, but you run the risk of having less control over the dosage.)

  • Step 6: Enjoy! Once your candies or lollipops are thoroughly cooled, you’re free to enjoy your cannabis candy creations! Make sure to store your extra candies in an air-tight container so that they don’t go bad from exposure to the air. Properly stored, your cannabis candies should last anywhere from 3 to 6 months.


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