Cannabis Simple Syrup
How To Make Cannabis Simple Syrup
Put the water and sugar into a pot. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar is fully dissolved.
Once the sugar has dissolved and the mixture is boiling, add the cannabis. Cover the pot and let it boil gently for 20 minutes.
This is probably the most important step of the entire process. That’s because the heat will decarboxylate cannabis.
You don’t want the liquid to get so hot it boils over, as this could end up damaging some of the THC. Instead, you want to maintain a nice gentle boil. This will activate all the THC without damaging anything.
After it boils for 20 minutes, reduces the temperature. Now add the vegetable glycerin and let the entire thing simmer for 5 to 6 minutes.
Every minute or so, remove the lid and stir the mixture.
Very carefully pour the hot syrup through your strainer or cheesecloth and into whatever container you’re keeping the syrup in.
Be sure you’ve strained out all the plant matter, and that you’ve gotten all the syrup into your jar.
Go slowly with this step and be careful not to burn yourself or spill any of your syrup.