How To Make Weed Gummies (Thc And Cbd) | How To Make Your Own Gummy Bears And Gummy Worms?

How To Make Weed Gummies (Thc And Cbd) | How To Make Your Own Gummy Bears And Gummy Worms?

There are cannabis gummies that contain the cannabis cannabinoid. The photo was taken by Olga Yastremska/123rf.

Yield: A few dozen gummies, depending on the size of your mold.
Cook time: 45 min or so, not including decarboxylation and making oil 

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Marijuana gummy bears and gummy worms are one of the most popular ways to consume cannabis.

It is easy to understand why. The perfect way to dose is with Weed gummies, which are very easy to make and provide a delicious way to eat. There is something fun about breaking out a tin of your own cannabis gummy bears. Gummy edibles are not legal for sale in some fully-legal adult use cannabis jurisdictions. You may have no choice but to make your own.

When you were a kid, gummy bears and gummy worms were a big part of your life, and now with a little bit of marijuana, you can easily reignite your love of gummy bears and gummy worms.

Why make THC gummies?

Smoking is the most common way of getting consuming cannabis — and for good reason. It’s easy, fun, and more or less 100% of the time it works every time. But comparing smoking weed and eating edibles is like comparing water polo and synchronized swimming — they’re both played in a pool and both are good ways to waste the whole afternoon, but they’re still very different sports. 

When you eat edibles, the high can be totally different from smoking. It’s an immersive experience that you can feel tingling across your whole body, creating a happy, giggly, often downright euphoric feeling that can have you glued to the couch or laughing at the screensaver on your TV for hours. Because they can take well over an hour to kick in and the high can last for a few hours, they may not be the most convenient everyday sort of high, but make no mistake — edibles can be well worth it. 

If you want to avoid smoking but still want to get high, or if you want a way to take your medicine without stinking up the house, edibles are a convenient treat that is hard to beat.

Safety with gummies and other edibles

A woman holds up a cannabis gummyA woman holds up a cannabis gummy. (Illustrative photo by Pras Boonwong/123rf)

Most seasoned consumers have a story that reads as follows: I ate the gummy and nothing happened so about an hour later I took more and then it all kicked in and I needed you to come pick me up.

It takes about an hour and a half or more to kick in with edibles so be patient. If you don’t feel anything after an hour, just kick back and wait. When you ate the food, your metabolism may be slower or you may still have a full stomach. Either way, your best bet is to just start with a small dose or the typical amount you take, and then just be patient and wait.

It’s important to keep safety in mind when making cannabis gummy bears. They will look and taste like regular gummy bears to a child. If you want to avoid going to the emergency room and getting a call from Child Protective Services, make sure to keep your weed gummies locked up and out of the reach of little ones.

Cannabis oil

Both THC and CBD are fat-soluble, which means they need to be consumed in fat in order to be metabolized by the body. When making cannabis oil, the THC, CBD, and all types of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are infused in the mix, which can then be broken down by the body. 

The easiest way to make edibles is to have your own cannabis infusion on hand, and most THC gummy recipes call for using cannabis oil — specifically infused coconut oil — as their key ingredient. 

If you have your own batches of cannabis coconut oil on hand, you are never more than a step away from making your own marijuana products. It’s probably easier to make infused coconut oil with cannabis than you think.

For this recipe, we’re suggesting using less cannabis than most cannabis oil recipes so that the gummies aren’t too strong, but feel free to change up the amount depending on your tolerance and the THC levels of your cannabis.

1. Decarboxylate some cannabis

The first, most essential step in making edibles (besides getting some weed) is to decarboxylate it. Decarboxylation refers to a process that activates the compounds in cannabis, and converts THCA into THC, allowing you to get high. The key ingredient is heat, and to decarboxylate your weed all you need is to grind some up and put it on some foil or a baking sheet in the oven for about 30-45 minutes at around 220-245°F (105-120°C). Just make sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too hot.

Check out our step-by-step directions: How to decarboxylate cannabis

2. Mix it together on the stove

After you have decarboxylated 3.5 grams of cannabis, you can cook coconut oil in a saucepan until it gets around 130-150F (55-65C). For about three hours or so, add the marijuana and cook it in a pot.

A double-boiler can be used as well. Put water in the bottom pan, add coconut oil to the top section, stir in the cannabis, and heat for three hours. Combine the oil and weed in a slow cooker and cook on low for around three hours.

Once you have finished simmering the oil and cannabis mix, strain the oil to remove the plant matter, and bottle it up somewhere safe.

You have beenCONGRATULATIONS! You can use your own cannabis- infused coconut oil whenever you please.

Recipe: How to make weed gummies

If you’ve never made weed gummies before, one word you’ll need to know is “emulsification.” Cannabis oil won’t naturally bond with water or with some of the melted ingredients in gummies, which can mean you’ll have a separate layer of cannabis oil in your gummies, or gummies that just don’t have the right consistency. An emulsifier like soy or sunflower lecithin will solve this issue, allowing the whole mix to combine uniformly in that wonderful gummy consistency you’re looking for. 

Most weed gummy recipes call for using cannabis oil, but some recommend using other extracts. We are going to stick with cannabis oil because it is easy to make and work with.

First thing to do is get your equipment together. You will need a stove, a pot, a whisk, a dropper, a gummy bear mold, and a freezer.

The following recipe, adapted from one we love from the Cannaschool, is straightforward and perfect for using infused coconut oil:


  • ½ cup cannabis-infused coconut oil
  • ½ cup cold water 
  • 85 gram packet of flavored gelatine (this is the standard size small box of Jell-o)
  • 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatine 
  • ½ teaspoon sunflower or soy lecithin


  1. Place the pot on the stove on low heat and add the water, cannabis- infused coconut oil, and sunflower/soy lecithin.
  2. When the oil is completely melted, the mixture has a consistent texture. Stirring constantly, add in the flavors and unflavors of the gelatine.
  3. Make sure to keep on low heat for 10 minutes until the mixture is dissolved and make sure it does not come to a boil.
  4. Use a dropper to fill the gummy molds one by one, so that the liquid doesn’t cool and begin to separate. Make sure to stir the rest of the mixture frequently so that it doesn’t get hardened.
  5. The gummies should be put in the freezer for 25 minutes once the mold is full.

You have beenCONGRATULATIONS! You have successfully made your own weed gummies. They should be stored in the refrigerator.

cannabis gummiesEating cannabis gummies. (Josep Suria/123rf)

Potency: How many gummies should you eat?

How much you should eat can be determined by a number of factors, including your experience with cannabis, your tolerance, and the strength of the cannabis you used. It’s best to start with a low dose and take your time to see what happens, especially with home-made edibles which may be less precise than the store-bought ones.

If you want to know how strong your first gummy is, try a half or a quarter of it first.

If you are looking for a rough estimate of how strong the gummies will be, consider how strong the weed oil is. If you used 3.5 grams of cannabis that has 20% THC, each ounce of oil will contain about 14 grams of the drug.

The recipe calls for 12 cup of coconut oil, 24 ounces of oil, and 14 ounces of oil, which equates to a total of 336mg of THC for the whole batches of gummies. The recipe calls for 20 small-to-medium gummy bears, and they have about 16 grams of marijuana in each one. You can make 40 or more gummies if you want them to be closer to 5mg each.

Whatever colors or shapes you choose for your weed gummies, with a jar stashed away at the house you’ve got your own go-to edible for a winter night on the couch, or just to zonk out and watch the apocalypse roll by, wrapped in a sweet, gummy embrace. And as with all sweet edibles that look like candy, make sure to keep them out of reach of children.

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