Recipe for Marijuana Capsules

Start with about 1/2 ounce of dry buds.

dry bud

Use a food processor or coffee grinder to chop it as finely as possible.

food processor

Remove as much stem material as possible.

stem removal

Using a candy thermometer to measure the temperature, heat 3-4 tablespoons of coconut oil in a small sauce pan to about 325 F. The temperature should rise to about 350 F after being removed from heat.

adding heat

When the temperature reaches a peak of about 350 F and begins to fall, add the marijuana powder. The oil will sizzle. Stir thoroughly. There should be just enough oil to saturate the entire weed and make a thick paste. Add more oil if necessary, but don't use too much.

adding oil

When it reaches the desired consistency and is mixed thoroughly, use medium heat to bring it to 300-325 F while stirring constantly. When it gets to the right temperature it will look oilier and you can smell vapor trails. Remove it from the heat at this point, cover and set aside to cool to below 100 F. Do not overcook. It should still be green after heating. If it's brown, it was overheated.

desired consistency

This is an herbal gel cap machine. They are available at health food stores for around $15. The gel caps and machines to put them together come in different sizes. I bought the bigger one of the two they had. A bag of 500 gel caps was also about $15.

Take the capsules apart and put the bottoms of them in the holes on the machine. The top rim of the capsules will be just below the edges of the holes when the machine is in this position. Make sure the gel caps do not come in contact with any water or they will melt and fall apart.

gel cap machine

When the weed mixture is below 100 F, spread it over the top of the machine.

spread marijuana

Push it around with a spatula until all the capsules are full.

filling capsules

Slide the machine into its other position so that the tops of the capsules are exposed.

capsules exposed

Slide the tops on.

tops on

Dump the finished capsules out of the machine.

They are best stored frozen.

Begin by taking small doses and work yourself up to 3-4 capsules, which seem to be a good dose. It takes about an hour to kick in, keeps getting better over the next few hours and lasts about 6-8 hours. The medicinal benefits from eating marijuana are better to that from smoking it, and the no lung damage aspect is another advantage. The taste of marijuana isn't that great and no one wants to eat cookies or brownies every day, so these capsules are the perfect solution. Hallucination after eating marijuana is common. Experimentation is necessary to find out what strains make the best capsules.

marijuana capsules

This recipe works out to be about 14 grams of marijuana divided by 50 caps. That should be roughly 1/3 gram per cap.