Wondering how to make THC pills? It’s pretty darn easy and a legit alternative to smoking cannabis. We’ll show you an easy recipe to make THC pills, but before we do, you should explain a few things to those who are new to ingesting cannabis in capsule form. You can expect to have a delayed response to THC pills as compared to when you ingest the cannabinoid by smoking marijuana. Be patient after you take the pill and give it some time until you experience the full effect of the THC before you take another. The THC will kick in, and when it does you’ll be having the experience you’re after. Trust us.
If you do jump the gun and take another THC pill you may well find you’ve overdone it and you’re too high. So – plain and simple – don’t ever take another THC pill until the first one has already taken effect.
Now that we’ve laid out that very important guideline, let’s discuss how to make THC pills. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dried and fully cured cannabis (learn how to dry and cure cannabis here)
- Olive oil, vegetable oil, or (ideally) hemp oil
- Grinder, or another implement that can grind up your product
- Pill capsules
- Mixing bowl and long stir spoon
- Small teaspoon
- Fry pan
- Stove or another heat source
The step-by-step process of how to make THC pills
Step 1: Determining Dosage
This is definitely the most important step, and understanding how to get the right concentration for THC pills is essential. It starts with knowing the THC percentage for your strain of marijuana. Those of you that grow your own marijuana at home you will very likely know the THC % of the cannabis strain. If you purchase marijuana online then the THC percentage should be listed on the packaging. If neither of these apply then you can often get at least an approximate number for it by searching for the name of the cannabis strain online.
The formula for determining dose strength for THC pills is this; every 10th of percentage of THC equals 100mg per 1 gram. The average THC % for good cannabis is typically around 20 to 25%, and generally you make 5 THC capsules out of 1 gram of properly dried and cured cannabis.
Step 2: The Baking
Marijuana needs to be exposed to heat for the THC in it to be activated via a process called decarboxylation. When you smoke it, the heat from the burning product takes care of that. If you were to make THC capsules with dried and cured cannabis that’s never been heated, you’d get no response from it as THCa would remain as it is.
Lay down some parchment paper on a baking sheet and put your finely ground cannabis onto it before baking in the oven for 50 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then remove it from the oven, and there’s no need to let it cool.
Step 3: Paste Making
The next step in how to make THC pills is mixing up your decarboxylated weed into a paste that eventually will be making its way into your capsules. To do this, you’ll first want to warm up the fry pan just above medium heat (6 on the dial is ideal). Once it’s warm you’ll then take your ground cannabis and put it in the fry pan. Then mix just enough of your oil with it to saturate the product. Do not add so much oil that the cannabis is dispersed in it.
Now use your spoon to stir the mixture into a paste over 15 minutes or so, stirring consistently throughout to prevent congealing. Add more oil if you see it’s too thick and not fluid enough, but do so liberally – too little is better than too much. After it’s a nice and evenly mixed paste you can turn the heat off and let it cool for a good long time.
Step 4: The Transfer
Once your THC paste has cooled, you will now use you small teaspoon to fill the capsules with your newly-made THC oil. Some people choose to use a dropper to transfer the oil to the capsules, and they do make the transfer into the capsule a little more accurate. However, be aware that cleaning that dropper afterwards will be one heck of a task. And it’ll likely smell like weed permanently.
Now you’re in the know about how to make THC pills, and once you’ve finished making them it’s best to keep them in a cool, dry place and out of the view or reach of children of course. Make sure to heed the warning we shared at the start of this blog about not taking too many THC pills and you’re likely good to go with getting him from a THC pill rather than smoking.