2:1 chocolate bars.
If you’ve been in a dispensary lately, you’ve probably seen products with different ratios start lining the shelves. Edibles, tinctures, and other cannabis products containing different blends of cannabinoids are beginning to take over edibles sections everywhere.
Those numbers signify the ratio of cannabinoids in a product.
The first number typically represents the ratio of CBD in the product, and the second number represents the amount of THC.
For example, in a 1:1 ratio, you get 1mg of CBD for every 1mg of THC.
In a 20:1 ratio, you get 20mg of CBD for every 1mg of THC.
In a 2:1 ratio, you get 2mg of CBD for every 1mg of THC.
The growing popularity of cannabinoid ratio products in dispensaries makes sense.
We’re all different, and a growing number of us are looking to use cannabis, not to get as high as humanely possible, but to heal, function better, reduce or eliminate symptoms, and navigate life with more ease and joy.
Many people find that balancing their THC ratios with CBD or CBG gives them greater control over their cannabis products’ effects.
These products are expensive and sometimes hard to find in dispensaries, but they aren’t difficult to make once you understand the process.
You just have to take a couple of extra steps and understand the fundamentals of cannabis cooking so you can customize your cannabis recipes and products.
Making Custom Ratio Cannabis Products 101
Because making custom blends isn’t an exact recipe, I wanted to give you a basic walkthrough of how I put together a custom blend. Follow these steps and open your world up to unlimited custom combinations.
Step 1: Do the dosage math first
I’ll say it again (and again, and again). No matter what you’re making, do the dosage math first.
Most people see this as the last step in making homemade edibles, but now I do it before I step into the kitchen.
Doing the dosage math first allows you to adjust the amount of plant material, oil, or alcohol, so you get the concentration right the first time.
This one step can save you so much time and confusion in the long run. You won’t have to re-infuse if it’s too weak or cut it with more oil or alcohol if it’s too strong.
Doing dosage math first is especially important if I’m making a blend, so I can adjust the amounts and get the ratio I want the first time.
Does the thought of doing dosage math make your brain want to explode? No worries! You can use the free dosage calculator here, plug in the numbers, and start infusing.
Step 2: Decarb Separately (optional)
Cannabinoids have different decarboxylation times and temperatures.
If you’re trying to get a fully decarbed blend, you could take the extra step and decarboxylate your plant material or concentrate separately before moving onto the next step.
That would mean decarbing your THC plant material at 240°f for 1 hour, your CBD plant material at 240°f for 1-1.5 hours, and your CBG plant material for 215°f for 1 hour.
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