I have always preferred smoking my medication over eating it. I enjoy the immediate high I get when I smoke. Plus, when I partake in edibles I alway find myself wondering: Am I high?
So when I decided to try Mountain High Suckers, I was a little skeptical. But these delicious gems are more than just candy meds on a stick.
They contain 6.8mg CBD, which is an extremely high CBD percentage for an edible. They are available in many delicious flavors, including orange-cinnamon, mixed berry, butterscotch, and watermelon.
One of my favorite flavors (and apparently one of the most popular) is pineapple-coconut, which features toasted coconut generously sprinkled on one side. Other mouth-watering favorites include caramel apple and spicy orange-mango.
The effects begin rather quickly, especially compared to other edibles. I recently had a Mountain High Sucker on an empty stomach, and began to feel the effects within fifteen minutes or so. The high lasted for about four hours and was characterized by extremely dry, red eyes along with a nice relaxing body buzz.
Making Cannabis Infused Lollipops is fun & easy to do, as long as you follow a few simple steps. These marijuana lollipops are so easy to make, you’ll want to make them on a regular basis. The key to making cannabis infused lollipops is temperature. While this is a very simple edibles recipe, requiring only 5 ingredients, it’s not something you can set and forget. You have to be present and keep a close eye on your thermometer throughout the process. There’s a thing in candy making called “Hard Crack Stage” and it simply means that you have to heat your organic sugar, corn syrup and water up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit before removing it from the heat source. Getting it to this temperature, makes your candy hard. Makes sense, right?
Temperature used to make cannabis infused lollipops
The tricky part with making marijuana infused lollipops is that you have to let it cool down to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit so you don’t lose out on all of the incredible healing compounds in your cannabis tincture. This makes it a little messier to deal with since the liquid candy has already cooled and gets a bit sticky around this temperature.
You’ll probably have little hard candy trails all over your molds and counter when all is said and done. The upside is that you can just wait until it hardens and eat it. I didn’t have any issues with stubborn hard candy that I couldn’t pry off, but you’ll want to make sure that you work on non-stick surfaces. If you’re worried about making a mess, just lay down a sheet of parchment paper underneath your candy or lollipop molds.
Cannabis infused lollipop molds
It’s all in the mold. You can use your gummy bear molds from making Cannabis Gummies, or you can find molds specifically for hard candy making here. I prefer working with silicon since it’s reusable and it’s easy to remove your candy from silicon molds, but player’s choice!
You’ll have to make a cannabis tincture first or use decarboxylated hash (I haven’t tried this yet, but will update this post as soon as I do). Be careful when using alcohol-based tincture and make sure you are far away from your heat source when stirring it into your candy mixture. Because… Booze + Heat = Fire.
Organic Cannabis Infused Lollipops and Marijuana Hard Candy Recipe
The key to making cannabis infused lollipops is temperature. While this is a very simple edibles recipe, requiring only 5 ingredients, it’s not something you can set and forget. You have to be present and keep a close eye on your thermometer throughout the process.
Cannabis Infused Candy Making: Materials List
There are a few things you’re going to need ahead of time to make this recipe:
- A good candy thermometer
- Lollipop or hard candy molds
- Lollipop sticks
- Cannabis tincture or decarboxylated cannabis concentrate (hash, CO2 extract, etc.)
Directions for making Cannabis Lollipops
Combine in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat:
- 1 Cup Organic Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Organic Light Corn Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Filtered Water
- Stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
Once boiling, insert a candy thermometer. Don’t stir after your magic concoction starts to boil.
When your thermometer reads 300*F, immediately remove from heat. Keep your thermometer in the pot.
- When the temperature drops to 250*F, stir in:
- 1 tsp Organic Orange or Lemon Flavor
- 2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture
- Carefully pour into lollipop molds or candy molds.
- Allow to cool completely at room temperature for about 15-20 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
How do I create Rick Simpson Oil?
Fecos (like RSO) require the use of a solvent. In addition, the creation of FECO is very different than a standard cooking oil infusion. More importantly, check out this recipe to discover this unique process in detail. Follow our step-by-step recipe to create your very own medical cannabis oil.
Is RSO highly potent?
RSO is known for its high THC potency. Our recipe for cannabis infused candy requires a very small amount of THC distillate. It is incredibly important to carefully dose FECO containing recipes. Potential for error or an uncomfortable high is possible with improper dosing of RSO hard candies.
Remember, edibles do not kick in as fast as smoking or vaping cannabis. Interestingly, your body needs to metabolize this food. In other words, this occurs through a very different process than inhalation. In turn, it is important to be conservative in dosing and consuming these weed treats. Therefore, this is important to consider when consuming your RSO Hard Candies.
Don’t have time to make Rick Simpson Oil?
If your schedule does not allow you to make RSO, you can infuse your cannabis candy with coconut cannabis oil. Check out this recipe for canna-coconut oil to switch things up!
- Canola oil
- Thirty 4-inch lollipop sticks
- 134 grams (1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon) light corn syrup
- 200 grams (1 cup) sugar
- 75 grams (1/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons) water
- 7 grams (1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon) finely grated lemon, lime, tangerine or grapefruit zest
- 2 grams (1/2 teaspoon) citric acid
- 2 to 3 drops of natural food coloring, plus more as needed
- 5-inch squares of cellophane and twist ties, for wrapping
- Step 1Lightly grease thirty 1 1/2-inch plastic or silicone lollipop molds with canola oil. Place a lollipop stick in each indentation, with 3/4 inch of the stick inside the round mold. Alternatively, line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat.
- Step 2In a small saucepan, bring the corn syrup, sugar and water to a boil. Do not stir. Continue to cook, without stirring, until the syrup reaches 300° on a candy thermometer, 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the citrus zest, citric acid and food coloring. Spoon some of the syrup onto a white plate to check the color. Add more food coloring if needed.
- Step 3Working quickly, spoon 1 teaspoon of the syrup into each mold. Alternatively, spoon teaspoonfuls of the syrup onto the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart, and place a stick in each lollipop, turning it to cover with syrup. Let the lollipops harden at room temperature for 30 minutes. Wrap in cellophane and secure with a twist tie.