How to Make THC Candy

Most of us who had a bad experience with edibles did only one thing wrong—we didn’t get the dose right.

Marijuana Candy: How to Make THC Gummies and Weed Lollipops

Marijuana candy

There is a reason edibles are so popular—they are tasty, easy to carry around and they don’t involve inhaling smoke.

There are many types of marijuana candy, but gummy bears and lollipops are by far the most popular.

So, in this article, you’ll learn:

  • How to make weed lollipops
  • How to make weed gummy bears
  • How to properly dose marijuana candy (using a dosage chart)

Let’s get started right away.

Safety First

Many inexperienced (and even a lot of seasoned users) had a negative experience with edibles at some point in their lives.

This also happened to me the first time I tried them, and I can honestly tell you that it’s not a pleasant experience.

Once you learn how to properly dose edibles (which I’m going to help you with, of course), you’ll be able to enjoy cannabis in this very healthy way, without accidentally ingesting too much THC.

So what’s the issue with edibles? The thing is, they create a different, more powerful type of high, to say the least.

The main difference between smoking/vaping and edibles is that THC is metabolized in a different way when we take edibles.

When you ingest pot in the form of an edible, first the saliva starts to break down the THC. Once the edible enters the stomach and then the liver, it gets converted to 11-hydroxy-THC, which is a more potent version of the THC molecule.

Because of the digestion process, it takes between 45-90 minutes for the effects to kick in.

This time window is when many impatient users begin thinking that the edible just wasn’t potent enough, so they take more, and that’s when the problem occurs.

Hasty individuals are left with a belly full of THC, and it hits them all at once.

The high from an edible lasts longer than with other consumption methods.

It can take hours before the effects start to wear off, and during that time you’re probably going to think that you’re dying, because of the sheer intensity of the high.

If this happens to you by any chance, just remember that there’s nothing to worry about—this sensation is only temporary.

On the other hand, when you smoke weed, THC enters your bloodstream through the alveoli in the lungs.

THC doesn’t break down very well in our blood.

Instead, it quickly binds to cannabinoid receptors, not having a lot of time to be metabolized compared to the digestion process in the gastrointestinal tract.

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That’s why we instantly feel the effects after smoking a joint, but the high lasts much shorter than with edibles.

Because of this frequent accidental “overdose”, some states where cannabis is legal require official producers to include smaller quantities of THC in their edibles.

However, THC is not the only cannabis compound that you can infuse your edibles with. Many medical patients are using the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD as the main ingredient in their edibles.

Weed Candy Dosage Chart

Most of us who had a bad experience with edibles did only one thing wrong—we didn’t get the dose right.

Each individual’s anatomy is different, but the basic recommendation is to always start with a low dose and to remain patient.

Perrywinkles edibles made this chart to help us determine the optimal THC dose for weed candy recipes.

FYI, these quantities represent a single dose (for one person), and not the dose for the entire edible.

How to Make Weed Lollipops (and Hard Candies)

And you’ve finally made it to the yummy part—the recipes.

The trickiest part when making weed lollipops is the “hard crack stage”, so it’s crucial to keep an eye on the temperature throughout the entire process.

Although it might seem somewhat daunting, pulling off this recipe isn’t that difficult.

In fact, you’ll need only 5 simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (235 ml) of sugar
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) of corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of filtered water
  • 2-3 THC tincture tablespoons (Note that different tincture recipes contain different amounts of THC)
  • 1 tablespoon of flavor of your choice

Equipment

  • Candy thermometer
  • Lollipop/Candy mold
  • Lollipop sticks

Weed Lollipops Recipe

  1. Over medium/high heat, mix sugar and water in a pot or a saucepan.
  2. Keep stirring until the sugar completely dissolves. Once the ingredients combine and start boiling, put the thermometer in the pot/pan and pay close attention until the temperature reaches 300°F (150°C).
  3. Once that happens, remove the pan from the heat without removing the thermometer.
  4. When the temperature drops to 250°F (120°C), add the cannabis tincture/oil and the flavor, and stir until everything mixes together.
  5. Pour the mixture in the molds, add the sticks and leave them to cool down for 15/20 minutes. Enjoy your homemade lollipops, and be careful not to eat too many!

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For hard candies, the process is exactly the same (plus you can use any kind of candy molds), and you won’t be needing lollipop sticks anymore.

How to Make THC Gummies

Weed gummies are even easier to make than lollipops.

For this recipe you’ll need just 4 or 5 ingredients and an ice cube tray which you can use as a mold.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (235 ml) of fresh fruit juice, or fruit puree (flavor of your choice)
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) of cold water
  • 1 teaspoon agar-agar powder (this is a vegan option, instead of gelatine)
  • 1 cannabis tincture tablespoon
  • Sweetener, or a pinch of sugar

Equipment

  • Silicone gummy molds (or ice cube trays)
  • Saucepan/pot

THC Gummies Recipe

  1. If you’re going to use fruit puree, stir it a bit to improve its consistency before you get started.
  2. Afterwards, pour the puree/juice in a medium saucepan over medium/high heat, and leave it to boil. In the meantime, add a teaspoon of agar-agar and stir it with water (this is done in a separate dish).
  3. Carefully pour the water and agar-agar in the boiled fruit juice (or fruit puree), stir the mixture for 3 minutes and add some sweetener/sugar if you want.
  4. Remove the pot/pan from the heat, and let it cool down a bit before you add the cannabis tincture.
  5. When you pour the mixture into the molds/ice cube tray, let it cool down for 20 minutes at room temperature, before you leave it in the fridge for another 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the gummies from the molds and sprinkle them with powdered sugar so they don’t stick together.
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Enjoy your edibles, and remember not to go too crazy with the tincture or it will definitely come back to haunt you.

How to Make THC Candy

How to Make THC Candy

Eating cannabis candy is a fun and delicious way to satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy all the benefits of the plant’s active ingredients. Make your own infused sweet treats at home with our cannabis cooking guide featuring how to make THC candy for gummies and lollipops.

What Is THC Candy?

Enjoy the intoxicating and therapeutic benefits of cannabis’ delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) compound as a sweet and sugary treat. THC candy is any candy infused with the plant’s THC compound, which produces a euphoric high.

THC candy can come in various textures, such as soft and chewy gummies or brittle and hard lollipops.

Popular types of candy include:

  • Gummies
  • Lollipops
  • Caramels
  • Chocolate
  • Licorice
  • Chewing gum
  • Cotton candy

Candy is usually made by dissolving sugar in a milk or water base. Its texture, sweetness, and form depend on the ingredients and cooking techniques used.

Essentially, you can substitute regular oil and butter for cannabis-infused versions or extracts and tinctures. Simply by substituting your THC butter or oil in a candy recipe, you can create a potent and sweet concoction for adults of legal age.

What You Need to Make Marijuana Candy

Making weed candy requires a bit of preparation that differs from making THC-free candy.

Here are a few things you need to consider before you start your weed candy recipe.

Choose a Cannabis Strain

Choose a cannabis strain with your desired cannabinoid and terpene content. You will be using the bud’s or extract’s cannabinoids and terpenes as ingredients in your weed candy recipes, so you want to make sure that you choose the right strain for you.

Decarboxylate Your Weed

If you are starting with cannabis flower buds, kief, or hash, you will need to decarboxylate the plant material. Decarboxylation is a process that involves heating raw cannabis to activate its acidic cannabinoids such as THCA and CBDA into its main compounds, THC and CBD, respectively.

Make Cannabutter or Canna-Oil

With the decarboxylated cannabis or cannabis extract, you can infuse these products into your butter or oil to make cannabutter and canna-oil, the foundation for your THC candy recipe.

Weed Lollipops and Hard Candy Recipe

This weed hard candy recipe does not suck.

Make the ultimate pot brownies!

You do not need to make cannabutter or cannabis oil for this one. All you need is a few tablespoons of cannabis tincture to make your weed lollipops.

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Create your weed lollipops with your favorite flavor and colors. It’s all up to you!

Yields: 8 lollipops

Ingredients

  • Cannabis tincture (varies depending on your desired potency)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ¼ cup of water
  • ½ cup of light corn syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of flavoring extract
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Candy thermometer
  • Hard candy or lollipop mold (optional)
  • Lollipop sticks (optional)
  • Lollipop bags and twist ties (optional)

Directions

  1. Lightly spray the candy molds with a non-stick cooking spray. Stick the lollipop sticks into the mold.
  2. In a medium saucepan, add the corn syrup, sugar, water and set on medium-high heat. Stir the contents of the saucepan until the sugar dissolves.
  3. When the mixture begins to boil, check the temperature with your candy thermometer. Do not stir while it is boiling until it reaches 300º F, it’s hard-crack stage.
  4. Take the saucepan off of the heat and let it sit until it stops bubbling. Here is where you can add your food coloring, flavoring extract, and cannabis tincture.
  5. Use a spoon to transfer the hard candy mixture from the saucepan into your lollipop molds. Ensure the top of the stick is covered with the mixture.
  6. Allow the candy to cool for about 10 minutes. Then, you can remove your weed lollipops from your mold.

Weed Gummy Recipe

As far as marijuana candy goes, weed gummies are some of the most popular products available. You can make gummies from the comfort of your home. Just make sure to keep them properly labeled and stored away from children and pets.

It’s all about the bare necessities. This cannabis-infused gummy bear recipe is all you need.

Yields: 90 to 100 (about 7-10mg per gummy)

There are over 300,000 jobs in the cannabis industry. CTU trained me for one of them!

– Johanna Rose
Makes $24.50 @ THC +

Ingredients

  • 1 gram of cannabis extract
  • 3 oz of flavored gelatin
  • 2 ml of high-proof alcohol
  • 2 g of unflavored gelatin
  • ⅓ cup of water
  • ¼ cup of corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon of citric acid
  • Gummy bear molds (100 bears)

Directions

  1. Dissolve the extract in warm alcohol.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Gently stir in the water and corn syrup.
  4. Allow the mixed ingredients to rest for about 5 minutes, and then microwave the bowl for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the extract and alcohol mixture.
  6. Microwave the bowl for 2 minutes while stirring the mixture gently every 15 seconds.
  7. Allow the mixture to cool for about 15 minutes and stir it every few minutes.
  8. Lightly spray the gummy bear molds with non-stick cooking spray.
  9. Slowly pour the gummy bear mixture into the molds.
  10. Refrigerate them for about an hour.
  11. Remove the bears from the molds and allow them to dehydrate at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Learn How to Make THC Candy at CTU

Now that you know how to make edible THC candy, learn how to make a variety of cannabis-infused foods and beverages by enrolling at Cannabis Training University. Our online-based training institute is available to students around the world. Get your start as a cannabis chef with CTU.