Cannaoil Recipe

One of the most basic ingredients in cannabis-infused creations, Cannaoil should be a stock recipe you come back to time and again. The team at Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis has created this great basic recipe; perfect for inclusion in many baked goods, savory meals and delightful snacks.

Makes: 6 cups

Serving Size: 1 teaspoon

Difficulty: Easy

Equipment Needed:

  • Large saucepan / pot
  • Whisk
  • Large glass bowl
  • Strainer or sieve that fits the glass bowl
  • Cheesecloth
  • Spatula
  • Lidded glass jar (to store the finished cannoli)


  • 6 cups cooking oil of your choice (such as olive, coconut, grape seed, sunflower, canola or a mixture)
  • 1 ounce decarboxylated, ground cannabis buds, or 2 ounces decarboxylated dried, ground and trimmed cannabis leaf


  1. In a large saucepan, slowly heat the oil over low heat
  2. Whisk in the cannabis
  3. Cook for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Occasional bubbles in the mixture are okay, but do not let it boil
  4. While the oil cooks, line the strainer or sieve with cheesecloth and place it over a large glass bowl
  5. After 3 hours, pour the oil through the cheesecloth into the bowl. Press down on the cannabis with a spatula to extract all the oil. Discard the cheesecloth.
  6. Transfer the oil to a glass jar with a lid and store it in a cool, dark place.
  7. Use in your favorite Edible recipe.

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