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So, already being an experienced cannabis user for years, I decided that instead of spending my money on edibles, I would make them myself for once. Knowing it would be a time consuming process, I was ready. I was going to make cannabis infused milk. "Milk?" you may think, but really you can infuse any food that contains a high amount of fat such as butter or oil, or in my case, milk that had a high content of fat in it.
First thing I had to do was decarb the cannabis I was using. I used about 3.5 grams of various different stems I had collected the months before and also used about 2 grams of flower mixed with the stems. I let the stem/flower mixture decarb for about 2 hours and used the boiling water method. This process did make my house have a slight skunk smell but once I opened a few windows and left a fan on in the kitchen, most of the smell went away pretty quickly, although I do recommend doing this when you are home alone or if live on your own, then you should be fine.
Once my stems and bud had been activated I moved on to the next step, which was infusing the oil and milk. I used a bit of coconut oil and some half and half with the highest content of fat I could find. Let that infuse for about another 2 hours on a low simmer. I added some regular milk to the mixture, some spices such as cinnamon sticks, nutmeg, and vanilla, and a few tea bags just to add some flavor. The mixture had a really delicious cinnamon taste, with a slight cannabis aftertaste. If you've ever tried edibles you know what taste I'm talking about. Once the mixture was ready I strained it a few times to get rid of all the little bits and pieces of cannabis and stems. I moved the milk into a different container and let it cool in the fridge for a few more hours, although I'm sure you could also drink it warm with some hot chocolate. This is where you have to be careful, depending on how much you make, and how potent you make it. You have to make sure you know the dosage and don't accidentally "overdose."
I drank a cup, gave a cup to my boyfriend and sister-in-law, and left the rest in the fridge, which my boyfriend and I drank later on. We ended up drinking the whole cannabis mixture in one day which was not a smart idea. The milk was extremely potent and the high lasted for hours. Not that I'm complaining, it was actually a lot of fun and the milk itself was really tasty. Cold coffee is my favorite and the milk worked perfectly with it. I was able to walk to the store and work perfectly fine, even eat, but I do think I ate too much and ended up throwing up quite a lot. I'm sure it had to do with how much cannabis milk I ingested, because I definitely drank too much. So if you're thinking of making your own edibles or infused drinks, just really make sure you're careful with your portions. Otherwise, you might end up vomiting all over your bathroom floor because you consumed way too many chips and way too much milk. Not to mention you might feel glued to your couch or bed and the slightest movement will make it feel like you're spinning even though you're laying perfectly still. Other than that, I recommend you make your own edibles at least once. It's quite an experience and quite a high.