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How To Make Canna-Oil: A Step-by-Step Guide
How To Make Canna-Oil: A Step-by-Step Guide

Canna-oil is cooking oil infused with marijuana. It can be made with almost any oil, such as coconut oil, olive oil, or canola oil. Canna-oil can be used in baked goods or in your favorite cooking recipes to create delicious and potent edibles.

Here’s a step-by-step guide for making quick and easy canna-oil.

Canna-Oil Recipe


  • 1⁄4 ounce of ground cannabis (decarbed or raw)
  • 1⁄4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil


  • Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
  • Saucepan
  • Bowl

Basic Steps

  1. Add cannabis to oil
  2. Simmer on low heat
  3. Let cool
  4. Strain into a bowl
  5. Press out excess oil
  6. Store in a tight-sealing container

Preparation: Decarboxylate your Marijuana (optional)

Decarboxylation is an easy way to activate the THC and CBD in your marijuana. This simple but optional step results in a more potent and better-tasting product.

Check out our guide on how to decarboxylate your cannabis.

Step 1 — Combine Cannabis and Oil

Combine Cannabis and Oil

  • Place ¼ ounce of ground cannabis in a saucepan with the oil.

Step 2 — Simmer on Low Heat

Simmer on Low Heat

  • Using a wooden spoon, stir the mixture continuously over low heat for 10-20 minutes.
  • Low heat is necessary to avoid vaporizing the THC and other beneficial compounds.

Step 3 — Let Cool

Making Cannabutter

  • Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes.
  • It’s important to let it cool before straining to avoid getting burned.

Step 4 — Strain

Cannabutter recipe

  • Pour the mixture through the cheesecloth or strainer into a bowl.
  • This separates the oil from the cannabis.

Step 5 — Press Out Excess Oil

Press Out Excess Oil

  • Use a spoon to press the remaining oil out of the cannabis.
  • Discard the cannabis after this step.

Step 6 — Store Oil

Store Oil

  • Store canna-oil in a tight sealing container.
  • Refrigerate or keep in a cool dark place for up to a year.
  • You can use canna-oil as you would regular cooking oil.