Do you know how they say there’s more than one way to make a THC edible? Well, if they don’t say that, they should. There’s a wide range of ways to make THC edibles. So, how are businesses making THC edibles today?
Any THC edible begins with the extraction of cannabinoids from the plant material itself. This could be done in the home quite simply by soaking decarboxylated cannabis flowers in olive oil. In fact, this has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to remove cannabinoids from plant material. The compounds are easily drawn into the lipid-heavy environment where they can be dribbled over a salad or used in any olive oil recipe, for example.
However, this method of extraction has been rendered obsolete by other methods that release the cannabinoids into a medium with a higher burning temperature. With olive oil’s low boiling temperature, heating it until vaporization results in the destruction of the cannabinoids before their benefits can be released to the consumer.
Thankfully, cannabis scientists have found plenty of ways to extract cannabinoids into edible goods. Some of them, like isolate powders and distillates, have no flavor at all. Some are even made to be water-soluble, so you can easily put them in any drink.
With this technology, it’s easy for any THC edible chef to make an assortment of infused foods.