Probably the most convenient way to consume cannabis and terpenes, a discreet capsule is calorie-free (essentially), gluten-free, sugar-free, soy-free, nut-free, and vegan. Simply pop a capsule, no smoke in the lungs, no cannabis taste on the tongue. To make your own, you will need:
- Fine mesh strainer
- Size 00 empty capsules (available online)
- Capsule filling machine (extremely handy but optional)
- 10 milliliter syringe
- 8 grams cannabis
- 8 ounces coconut oil
Decarboxylate the flower to start (225 F for 30 to 45 minutes). Put the coconut oil in the saucepan on low heat and add the decarboxylated flower and stir to mix. Cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally. The oil should not boil or simmer, it may bubble occasionally. Line the mesh strainer with cheesecloth and place it over a heat-safe bowl. After 3 hours, pour the mixture through the cheesecloth, allowing excess oil to strain through. Squeeze any remaining oil in the cloth into the bowl. Use the capsule filling machine to fill, if the oil solidifies before in the capsule, simply reheat to melt.
As goes for all these ingredients, select a cannabis strain with your preferred terpene profile to achieve your ideal benefits.
Some cannabis vaporizers (like PAX for instance) allow you to discreetly smoke the plant, and once the plant has been used up entirely it is ready to be ingested, as it has been decarboxylated in the vaporizer's oven. These vaporizers allow you to get an added use and benefit from your plant, rather than just smoking it or eating it, you can do both. A highly economical method to consumer cannabis and terpenes.