The basic recipe needed for plant based edibles and topical applications. If ingesting, start with no more than 1/4 teaspoon.
Preheat the oven to 220 degrees F.
If you have full buds, grind them down, and make sure there are no large pieces.
Spread your weed out on a non-stick or parchment lined baking tray.
Bake for 25 minutes, but give the tray a shake halfway through the baking process. If your bud is super fresh, it may take an extra 15-20 mins to dry out. Just keep checking on it.
Combine the oil and cannabis in a saucepan over low heat (a double-boiler works great, too, and is easier to prevent scorching). You really don't want to heat the cannabis higher than 245F. And remember to stir often!
When the oil has melted, give them a stir and let them simmer away on low for 3+ hours. Be sure to stir frequently to prevent burning. You can totally use a slow cooker for this, too, on low 4-6 hours!
When time is up, place a sieve over a bowl and add a couple layers of cheesecloth. Pour the oil mixture over the cheesecloth to strain. Leave it for a while to cool down and strain really well. Use your hands to squeeze out the remaining bit.
Store in an air-tight jar in the fridge. Use sparingly in your favourite recipes or natural body care applications. If ingesting, use no more than 1/4 teaspoon at first.