Making cannabis capsules is one of the enjoyable practices marijuana lovers enjoy on a daily basis. However, a few weed users want to know how to make cannabis oil capsules. If you are one of those that ask how to make cannabis capsules at home, consider this article your ultimate guide. I will not only address how to make canna caps but also go deeper in a bid to help you understand the benefits of making cannabis oil capsules.

Before we look at how to make cannabis capsules at home, the benefits of ensuring you make the perfect cannabis-infused capsules, and the various uses, lit is ideal we start by discussing the ingredients and perhaps the tools you need for making cannabis capsules.


Canna Caps Recipe

If you want your cannabis-infused capsules to look amazing, you need the following materials and tools:

  • Approximately 7-15 grams of dried cannabis. You must ensure the cannabis is ground and dry. Alternatively, you can use ground trim or kief.

  • ½ teaspoon of soy lecithin.

  • ¼ -½ of cooking oil. If possible, use an organic extra virgin.

  • Approximately 50 gelatin capsules. These capsules need to be empty.

  • 10mm syringe.

  • Capsule filling machine.

  • 1 glass bowl.

  • 1 cooking pot (must have a lid).

  • 1 baking tray.

  • 1 rubber band.

  • 1 small bowl.

  • 1 spatula.

  • A piece of cheesecloth.

  • A parchment paper 1 sheet).

Instructions On How To Make Cannabis Oil Capsules

Now that you have the canna caps recipe ready, it is time you know how to use the ingredients you have just assembled. Follow these instructions to make your homemade cannabis-infused capsules: 

  1. The first step towards making your homemade infused capsules is to preheat your oven. Ensure the oven does not exceed 225 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  2. Cover the baking sheet using aluminum foil. By doing this, you will prevent the cannabis from sticking to the baking sheet. If you use the sheet without the aluminum foil, it will be difficult to remove the cannabis thereafter.

  3. Ensure you have some 5.5 grams of trim cannabis buds. There is no harm in reducing or increasing the number of cannabis buds a little bit.

  4. To ensure the cannabis buds or trim cook evenly, you need to grind them lightly. You can use a manual grinder or even use a food processor for fine grinding. If you opt for a food processor, it is good if you do not exceed 5 to 8 seconds of grinding.

  5. Evenly spread the ground cannabis trim on the baking sheet that you put an aluminum foil in step 1 above.

  6. Fold the contents into the baking sheet and place the ingredients in your oven. You should not heat the oven beyond 60 minutes.

  7. As the ingredients continue to heat on the oven, plug in the crock-pot. Although it will turn on immediately if you flip the switch, the crock-pot will take some minutes before it finally heats up completely.

  8. Measure and pour a ¼ cup of coconut or any pure virgin oil into the crock-pot. The two (crock-pot and the bud) will be cooking at the same time. At this time, the chances of your concoction smelling are high. 

  9. Remove the mixture you placed on the oven to regrind it again. The aim of this second grinding is to ensure the mixture is fine. Again, you are free to grind the cannabis manually or use a food processor. If you decide to use the latter, then you must grind for some 20 seconds. 

  10. Now that you have the finely-ground cannabis, add it to the already heating crock-pot. Ensure the cooking oil you put into the crock-pot is enough for the contents to be able to submerge. 

  11. The eleventh step on how to make cannabis capsules is to stir the ingredients until they blend well.

  12. Let the mixture cook for at least 3 hours. Some people prefer the mixture to cook the whole night but research shows that even 3 hours of cooking in a crock-pot does better. Besides, cooking the mixture for long does not necessarily increase potency. Even so, before you allow the mixture to cook, stir it at least for one hour as mentioned in number 12 above.

  13. Using the instructions labeled at the back of the container, set up the Cap-M-Quick. As you may know, a majority of cap-filling machines are usually equipped with tampers. Thanks to the tampers, you can pack your caps with a variety of different materials. However, since you are not using dry herb, but liquid cannabis, you may not need the services of a tamper.

  14. Following strict instructions put in place 50 capsules inside the Cap-M-Quick. To ensure you don’t lose any caps, all tops should at least be fixed to the containers. 

  15. Cut a section of cheesecloth. When cutting the cheesecloth, ensure it is two times the size of your microwave’s safe container. That way, you will not lose any ingredients thereafter.

  16. Fold the cheesecloth in half. The aim is to ensure you attain double thickness. Place the folded cheesecloth above the container. You need to hold the cheesecloth into place using a rubber band. Remember that you will need this cheesecloth to be fixed firmly so that you will be able to strain your oil mixture.

  17. Unplug your crock-pot from the socket and let the mixture rest for about 20 minutes, which is enough time for the mixture to cool.

  18. Pour the contents of the crock-pot into the cheesecloth. Do not worry if the contents are hard and dry. If they take up the latter form, then you can use a spatula to remove the contents onto the cheesecloth.

  19. Cut off the rubber band. If you want to use the rubber band in the future, you can untie it keenly without losing the contents on the cheesecloth. 

  20. Bundle up all the contents and squeeze off extra oil. Remove all the oil that may be in the contents on the cheesecloth so that the contents are as dry as possible. You need to be careful because the oil is still hot. Alternatively, you can let the contents on the cheesecloth drain themselves by placing the cheesecloth on a mesh.

  21. Throw away the used cheesecloth.

  22. Using the syringe, suck as much cannabis-laden oil.

  23. Fill each cap to the brim.

  24. If the syringe blocks, you can try to unblock it while still warm or fresh but if the problem persists, you can look up for another syringe.

  25. Close up the caps that you’ve filled up with cannabis oil.

  26. Put the filled caps inside a refrigerator. Every time you want to eat the caps, just go to the fridge and eat as much as you can without necessarily thawing. Don’t worry when you see the cold caps turning lighter in color. It is because the coconut oil is solidifying.

Final Thoughts

By now, your quest on how to make canna caps is satisfied. You can choose to eat your cannabis-infused capsules cold straight from the refrigerator or you can get them off the fridge for a few hours for the coconut oil to melt, after, which you can eat.