Recipes For Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil & Olive Oil

Recipes For Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil & Olive Oil

The internet has been a buzz about the viral video of Karin Michels, a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health calling coconut oil “pure poison.” While other specialists including the American Heart Association have previous questioned the legitimacy of this new superfood effects, the video seems to have grabbed everyone’s attention. Calling coconut oil “one of the worst foods you can eat,” has draw attention to diet trends and saturated fats.

There has been a great deal of speculation about the benefits of coconut oil. Its combination of fatty acids are supposed to have positive effects on your health such as fat loss, better brain function, and prevent brain fog/memory loss. Coconut oil is a staple of the Ketogentic diet and is said to aid those struggling with ADHD, Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Infused Oil Recipes

While we can’t argue about the importance of a healthy diet, we don’t have an opinion about which kind of oil you should use. But we know you can infuse them! Both infused coconut and olive oil can be made in three easy steps! 

Before we get into the recipes, there are a couple things to consider:

  1. Dosage: If you are a new user, it’s best to start with a small amount of cannabis. Oil tends to retain more THC than butter. And coconut oil more so than olive oil due to the saturated fat. 
  2. 2. Smell: It’s worth noting that cooking with cannabis produces an odor. If you live in a place where cannabis use is prohibited or illegal, you may want to reconsider.
  3. 3.Color: Some oil is darker green while others are light. It all depends how much cannabis you use and how finely you grind it.

Here are two recipes to infuse both coconut and olive oils:

Recipe for Cannabis Infused Coconut Oil


•1 cup of ground cannabis flower (or less for milder potency)

•1 cup of coconut oil

Culinary Tools:

•Metal strainer or cheesecloth

•Double-boiler or slow cooker


1.Combine oil and ground cannabis in double-boiler or slow cooker, and heat low or warm for a hour in a double-boiler or two hours in a slow cooker.

2.Stir occasionally for decarboxylation. 

3.Strain and store the oil In a glass container.

Recipe for Cannabis Infused Olive Oil


•6 cups of olive oil

•1/2 cup of ground cannabis (or less for milder potency)

Culinary Tools:

•Metal strainer or cheesecloth

•Medium saucepan


1.Stir ground cannabis into oil in medium saucepan over low heat.  

2.Stir frequently to decarboxylate cannabis while simmering for 45-50 minutes. Then removed from heat to cool.

3.Pour oil through metal strainer or cheesecloth to filter cannabis. Use utensil with strainer or squeeze cheesecloth to extract oil.

Now you’ve got cannabis infused oils all ready to use! Whichever you choose, enjoy them!

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Ramae Hamrin

    Great information! I’ve always wondered how this stuff is done. I can’t imagine ever having a cup of ground cannabis to make it though!

  2. julie

    Who knew there were so many recipes that called for cannibis!

  3. Anna

    These both look like a great combination! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Holly Bird

    Great recipes, I am allergic to coconut, and this seems to be the go-to oil for cannabis! Your site is very educating and a much need source for people that have chronic health issues.

  5. Stacey

    I’ve never heard of doing this before. I guess then you cook with the infused oil? I hadn’t heard of the claims against coconut oil either. A couple of years ago, I used it a lot. I’m mostly back to using olive oil. Interesting info!

  6. Tricia Snow

    I had a PR rep send me a sample of CBD oil and I was shocked at the skunky taste so I can imagine the oil is the same way. Great info! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Michele

    Great read! I had no idea there were so many options!

  8. Jessica Dana

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I’m glad to see there are so many different uses and that it’s becoming more available.

  9. Meagan

    Very interesting! I guess I never thought about how this would be done.

  10. Rosemary

    Is there any use to the cannabis after infusion? Or is it just garbage then?

  11. Katie Mitchell

    Great post and great recipes. Cannabis can really be such a helpful thing.

  12. Jenny

    This article is very interesting. I didn’t know infusing anything in coconut oil was a thing. Thanks for sharing your information!

  13. Kim

    Wow, what a great idea! I’m going to have to try this to switch things up!

  14. Cindy

    Thanks for these great recipes! They seem easy enough to do. Appreciate all the info.

  15. Pauline Reynolds

    I know people who make butter, but didn’t realize that this could work with oil. Thanks for the info.

  16. T.M. Brown

    I had absolutely no idea that you could infuse oils with cannabis. None whatsoever. Wow!

  17. Angela Greven

    Really informative post, we’re big on EVOO (not the infused type) but I think it’s an amazing option for people who can benefit from its compounds. Excellent resource, thank you!

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