As the recognition of the medical benefits and enjoyable recreational effects of cannabis grows, there is an increasing determination to incorporate cannabis concentration into various consumable products. Currently, cannabis can be found infused in items such as bath bombs, cocktails, and edibles. The advantage of using cannabis-infused products is comparable to smoking marijuana, with the added benefit that intoxication may not always be a factor.
Among the popular consumables, THC Sugar stands out as a prominent choice. Since its introduction, individuals have been inquiring about the process of creating THC sugar for personal use, with the hope of experiencing the consistent and proven medicinal effects it offers.
What Is THC Sugar?
THC Sugar, also known as cannabis sugar, is a type of sugar where THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the dominant compound present. This variation arises from cannabis strains that have higher levels of THC compared to CBD, making it a suitable ingredient for creating THC Sugar. Similar to regular sugar, THC Sugar can be used as a condiment that can be added to various food and beverage items that require sugar. The key difference is that THC Sugar contains THC as its primary component. For example, adding THC Sugar to your morning coffee will yield different and potent effects compared to using regular sugar. In this case, the psychoactive impact typically associated with cannabis due to the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol will be present in your coffee, albeit not to an extreme extent. However, if you desire to enhance the effects further, additional cannabis-infused products such as cannabis butter and oil can be incorporated.
It is important to note that THC Sugar, like any cannabis product, can have side effects. Consuming higher doses of cannabis can lead to adverse experiences and potentially result in extreme discomfort due to altered perceptions. THC falls into the psychoactive category, making delusions and hallucinations more likely to occur. Motor impairment is also a concern, along with temporary and permanent memory loss.
How To Make THC Sugar?
The primary ingredient required to create high-quality THC sugar is your preferred THC cannabis strain, which is selected based on your tolerance for THC levels. Here is a step-by-step procedure for making THC sugar:
Cooking the Weed:
Begin by cooking the weed before mixing it. Since the THC levels in cannabis strains may vary, it is necessary to convert some compounds into THC through decarboxylation. Bake the weed at a low heat of around 120 degrees Celsius or 250 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Precise temperature control is crucial to ensure the desired potency of the THC sugar. The purpose of decarboxylation is to convert non-psychoactive compounds in cannabis into THC.
For this step, you will need 3 grams of decarboxylated and ground cannabis, strong alcohol, and 100 grams of granulated sugar. Additional materials can be found in your kitchen.
Grind and Spread:
Roughly grind the weed using a chopping board or any tool that can crush the weed. Spread it out on a baking tray lined with baking paper. Adjust the temperature to 120 degrees Celsius or 250 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30 to 45 minutes. Ensure you consistently monitor the heat to preserve the THC sugar’s potency.
Reducing and Transferring:
Reduce the heat to 93 degrees Celsius or 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Transfer the cooked weed to a jar and cover it with strong alcohol. Secure the lid tightly to prevent any spillage.
Shake and Strain:
Shake the jar every five minutes for a total of twenty minutes. Afterward, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into a bowl. Retain only the contents of the jar and discard what remains in the cheesecloth.
Mix and Bake:
Blend the strained cannabis and alcohol solution with a lump of granulated sugar. Bake again at a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius or 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir regularly until the alcohol evaporates and the sugar achieves a golden color. Your THC sugar is now ready to be used as a condiment for any dish or beverage of your choice.