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How To Make Weed Lollipops At Home
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How To Make Weed Lollipops At Home

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Make your sweet dreams come true with our cannabis-infused lollipops. All you need are a few simple ingredients and a candy thermometer.

Lollipops—everybody loves them. They've been a classic candy since at least the 1920s, immortalised in songs by Shirley Temple, The Chordettes, and Lil' Wayne.

Well, the cannabis community has kicked lollipops up a notch by—you guessed it—adding weed. Here's the scoop on this popular cannabis candy, with a recipe on how you can make weed lollipops at home.

What Are Weed Lollipops And Where To Buy Them?

What are weed lollipops

Weed lollipops are candies infused with marijuana, and that includes psychoactive compounds like THC. It may seem like we're stating the obvious, but it's important to distinguish true weed lollipops from hemp lollipops. Hemp lollipops don't contain any THC, so those are generally legal around the world. As a result, they're easier to find than psychoactive cannabis confections. But, they won't get you high.

Weed lollipops, on the other hand, are a rarer commodity. If you're lucky, you'll find them in a coffeeshop in the Netherlands. Otherwise, your best bet is to make them at home.

The good news? It's super easy, and we're going to tell you exactly how. Twice.

So, Do Weed Lollipops Get You High?

Do weed lollipops get you high?

The answer is yes. As is the case with other edibles, the high tends to come on slowly and last for a few hours. You should always be cautious when trying any edible for the first time. We recommend taking a few licks, waiting around 45–60 minutes, and going from there. Once you know how a particular batch affects you, you can roll with it a little more freely.

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Of course, it also makes a difference which strain of cannabis the lollipops are made with. Different strains will have different effects, and some work particularly well in edibles. The nice thing about making your own lollipops is that you can control what goes in them.

How To Make Your Own Weed Lollipops

Making your own cannabis lollipops at home is super simple and fun! There are a couple of ways to do it (depending on your preference and which ingredients you have). We've laid out the two main methods below, so check out our recipes and head to candyland.

Method One: With Cannabis Tincture

How to make your own weed lollipops with cannabis tincture

This recipe uses cannabis tincture, which is a concentrate made from decarboxylated weed soaked in alcohol. It's perfect if you're starting with flowers, and it’s vegan. Check out this article for step-by-step instructions on how to make your own cannabis tincture.

Ingredients

  • 2–3 tsp. cannabis tincture
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup filtered water
  • 1 tsp. flavouring (feel free to get creative!)

Hardware

  • Stove
  • Candy thermometer
  • Saucepan
  • Spatula
  • Lollipop moulds*
  • Lollipop sticks

*If you prefer, you can use smaller hard-candy moulds and leave out the sticks. Silicone ice cube trays will also work in a pinch.

Instructions

  1. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and filtered water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring continuously until the sugar is completely dissolved.

  2. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and insert the candy thermometer (don't stir while the mixture is boiling).

  3. Continue boiling while keeping an eye on the candy thermometer. Once the temperature hits 149°C (300°F), immediately remove the pot from the heat.

  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. When the candy thermometer reaches 121°C (250°F), stir in the cannabis tincture and your flavouring of choice.

  5. Pour the mixture into the lollipop moulds. Be careful—it's still hot!

  6. Allow your lollipops to cool completely at room temperature (around 30 minutes). They will harden as they cool.

  7. Remove from moulds, store in an airtight container, and enjoy!

Method Two: With Hash

How to make your own weed lollipops with hash

If you've got hash instead of cannabis tincture, this is the recipe for you. Keep in mind it's not vegan, since it contains gelatine and butter.

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Ingredients

  • 2g+ of hash (depending on how strong you want your lollipops to be!)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • Powdered gelatine dessert mix (1 box, flavour of choice)
  • 55–60g unsalted butter

Hardware

  • Lollipop sticks
  • Baking tray or lollipop moulds
  • Large bowl
  • Stove
  • Metal whisk
  • Saucepan
  • Candy thermometer
  • Ice cream scoop

Instructions

  1. Spread the lollipop sticks evenly across a non-stick baking tray, or position them in your lollipop moulds so they are ready to go.

  2. Pour the gelatine dessert mix into a large bowl.

  3. Crumble the hash into the bowl with the powdered gelatine mix, and stir to combine.

  4. Combine the sugar, corn syrup, and butter in a saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. Place the candy thermometer in the saucepan.

  5. Allow the mixture to liquefy and come to a boil. Once boiling, stop stirring and increase the heat on the stove.

  6. Keep an eye on the candy thermometer, heating your mixture until it reaches 140°C (284°F). Turn off the heat.

  7. Take your ice cream scoop and carefully(!) scoop the mix onto the ends of the lollipop sticks.

  8. Allow your lollipops to cool and harden (around 30 minutes).

  9. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Weed And Lollipops: The Perfect Combo?

Weed and lollipops: the perfect combo?

It's rare to describe something as both whimsical and discreet, but cannabis lollipops seem to fit the bill. They're a fun, undercover way to get your dose of dank. They taste good and disappear slowly, so you can pace yourself. And, they're perfect if you've got a sore throat or are taking a break from smoking. Which flavour is your fave? We like the green ones.

Cassie S.

Written by: Cassie S.
Cassie is a writer with a background in public policy. She believes in harm reduction, ending stigma, and evidence-based practices. This applies to psychoactive substances, and to life in general.

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