How to Make Cannabis Salt
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How To Make Cannabis Salt For No-Fuss Edibles

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Ever wondered how to make cannabis salt? In this article, we discuss its benefits, the step-by-step process, and the strains that work best.

When we think of edible cannabis, we usually conjure images of desserts like space cakes, brownies, and gummy candies. But, as humans do, we eventually evolved and saw the possibility of infusing the magic herb into practically everything edible—even salt. Yes, you can cook yourself up a bowl of pasta and sprinkle cannabis salt on top. Make your seasonings a lot more interesting using your favourite strain. It may cost you a lot from your personal stash, but this is definitely an investment worth making.

Now, if you’re planning to make yourself some canna salt but don’t know where to begin, fret not. We’ll give you a thorough explanation on how to get it done. Forget about trawling through a million other search results. This article will save you a lot of time and trouble.

Benefits of Cannabis Salt

Benefits of Cannabis Salt

So, why would you choose to make cannabis salt as opposed to other edibles? What’s wrong with the conventional brownie or biscuit?

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Easier Dosing

To start, cannabis salt allows for easier, and more minute, dosing. Indeed, you’ll have to undergo a trial period in which you figure out your desired dose. But, once you do, it’ll be a lot easier to modulate your experience to your liking. With cannabis salt, you can even microdose cannabis (more on that below) to really control how much you’re ingesting. For holistic cannabis users, finding a consistent dose is key, which is more easily achieved with this edible option.

Great for Last-Minute Edibles

Benefits of Cannabis Salt: Great for Last-Minute Edibles

There will be moments when you're craving a certain dish, and some weed to go along with it. With a shaker full of cannabis salt in your cupboard, you can cook up delectable edibles on the fly. You can make something as simple as a cannabis-infused fried egg; add a pinch or two of your special salt, and elevate your breakfast experience to a whole new level.

Storing It Won’t Be a Problem

Have you ever worried about salt going bad even months after being shelved? Didn’t think so. You can expect your cannabis salt to last. Sure, the quality of the cannabinoids will deteriorate over time, but as long as you keep it in a cool, dry place, it’ll still be great for use for up to a year.

It’s Discreet for Use Anytime, Anywhere

Benefits of Cannabis Salt: It’s Discreet for Use Anytime, Anywhere

Many people still have an aversion to all things cannabis. That means you'll still get dirty looks from people when using the herb in public, whether for recreational or holistic use. But cannabis salt will look like any other seasoning, so you can use it anytime, anywhere. Especially if you’re using it for microdosing purposes, this is a great way to do so.

It Dissolves Easily

We’ve all done that science experiment as children: trying to dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a glass of water. It happened within minutes, right? It’s no different when it comes to cannabis salt. Whether you want to integrate it into meat or chocolate ganache, the salt will infuse within a matter of seconds.

It’s Super Versatile

Salt is an integral ingredient in all types of foods, whether sweet or savoury. In many ways, it’s the great culinary equaliser that elevates the flavour of any dish—in the right amount. The addition of cannabis only enhances the quality of salt, kind of like a little bonus. So whether you’re recreating grandma’s chocolate chip cookie recipe or Anthony Bourdain’s beef bourguignon, your cannabis salt will definitely be a great addition.

How to Make Cannabis Salt

How to Make Cannabis Salt

Now, let’s get into the meat of the matter. Here’s the process of making your very own cannabis salt. Whether it's THC or CBD-dominant is completely up to you, but here’s a rule of thumb: THC-based strains should contain around 20% THC, whereas CBD-based strains need approximately 10% CBD.

What You’ll Need

  • 5g cannabis of your choice
  • ⅓ cup salt
  • ⅛ cup grain alcohol

Safety Precautions

How to Make Cannabis Salt: Safety Precautions

Be extra cautious when working with alcohol and heat. There is a step where you’ll need to heat your alcohol-cannabis mixture, so it's vital you don't exceed the recommended temperature. Alcohol evaporates after a period of sitting in the open air, so it’d be best to leave your finished salt on a baking sheet on the counter overnight.

Also, avoid burning the salt. Doing so may compromise its potency. Finally, don’t use too much cannabis salt on a day to day basis. Remember that too much sodium can cause health problems in the future. If you want to increase the potency to limit your salt intake, you can do so by adding more cannabis or by using a strain with a higher percentage of THC or CBD.

Step-by-Step Instructions

How to Make Cannabis Salt: Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Serving size: ½ teaspoon
  • Number of servings: about 35
  • Strength per serving: about 30mg of THC per half-teaspoon, or 15mg of CBD per half-teaspoon
  1. Add the cannabis and alcohol into a jar, then let it sit in the freezer for at least an hour.

  2. Strain the mixture into a fresh mason jar. Add the salt and shake for three to five minutes.

  3. Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F). Keep in mind that going beyond 220°C (428°F) may compromise the terpenes and cannabinoids.

  4. Spread the salt, alcohol, and cannabis mixture onto a lined baking sheet. Heat in the oven for up to 15 minutes.

  5. Mix the salt mixture, then heat for another 15 minutes, or until the liquid has completely evaporated.

  6. Ensure the salt is completely dry and cool, then place into a salt shaker or any other preferred container.

Microdosing Cannabis Salt

Microdosing Cannabis Salt

We mentioned earlier that one of the upsides of using cannabis salt is that microdosing is a lot easier. But if you’re using the recipe we just provided, it’ll be quite difficult to determine your dose without literally counting crystals.

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The most efficient way to microdose with canna salt is to use only 1.5 grams of your preferred THC strain in the above recipe. That’ll give you a strength of about 10mg of THC per half-teaspoon. If you’re using CBD, 2.5 grams will give you a strength of 7.5mg per half-teaspoon. This will make dosing a lot easier.

Which Cannabis Strains Are Best for Making Cannabis Salt?

Now, let’s get into the strains! Here are some suggestions we have, starting with some CBD-rich options followed by some high-flying THC strains.


CBD Fix Automatic: This one offers the perfect balance between CBD and THC, with more focus on the former. With CBD Fix Automatic in your system, you’ll feel that sense of serenity to help you get through those stressful days.

CBD Fix Automatic (Zamnesia Seeds) Feminized

Parents: CBD rich clone x Northern Lights Auto
Genetics: Indica-dominant
Flowering Time: 10-11 weeks from seed to harvest
THC: 0-1%
CBD: 20%
Flowering Type: Autoflowering

Honey Peach Auto CBD: This indica-dominant strain has a little more THC (up to 9%), but the CBD content still reigns at 12%. You get the perfect blend of both, without too much of a high.

Honey Peach Auto CBD (Sweet Seeds) Feminized

Parents: Indica: 70% / Sativa: 29,22% / Ruderalis: 0,78%
Genetics: Ruderalis/Indica/Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks from seed to harvest
THC: 9%
CBD: 12%
Flowering Type: Autoflowering


Runtz: If you're looking for candy-sweet flavours and a euphoric, uplifting feeling to go with it, this is the strain for you. Runtz isn’t the type to keep you glued to the couch, despite its whopping 27% THC content.

Runtz (Zamnesia Seeds) feminized

Parents: Gelato x Zkittlez
Genetics: 50% Indica / 50% Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 27%
CBD: <1%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Royal Gorilla: Now, if you’re looking for something with a kick to it, Royal Gorilla can go as high as 27% THC as well. It will get you to a euphoric state within minutes, before eventually knocking you out after enough tokes.

Royal Gorilla (Royal Queen Seeds) feminized

Parents: Sour Dubb x Chem Sis x Chocolate Diesel
Genetics: 50% Indica / 50% Sativa
Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks
THC: 26%
Flowering Type: Photoperiod

Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
Miguel Antonio Ordoñez
With an AB Mass Media and Communications degree, Miguel Ordoñez is a veteran writer of 13 years and counting and has been covering cannabis-related content since 2017. Continuous, meticulous research along with personal experience has helped him build a deep well of knowledge on the subject.
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