1. In a clean mason jar, place your 5 grams of cannabis flowers in with the ⅛ cup of alcohol. We suggest using grain alcohol as it has the right ratio of dissolution/absorption, but it’s ultimately up to you what kinds of alcohol, salt and cannabis you use.
2. Seal the jar with a lid, place it in the freezer for 60-120 minutes.
3. Take the first jar out and strain the cannabis and alcohol into a second, clean mason jar. You can repeat these first three steps if you like, but additional straining is not required.
4. Add ½ cup of salt to the strained mixture, seal the jar with a lid and shake the contents for 5 minutes or until fully blended.
5. Preheat your oven to 200-215℃ (temperatures above 220℃ run the risk of breaking down the cannabinoids and terpenes too far, too quickly so be careful, especially if you have a very efficient/powerful oven).
6. Once the oven is ready, pour the cannabis-alcohol-salt mixture out onto a baking pan with parchment paper. Be sure to spread it around with a kitchen utensil, try to distribute it as evenly as possible.
7. Place the baking pan into the oven and set a timer for 12-15 minutes. Check the mixture and spread it around further to ensure all of the mixture has been exposed to direct heat. Return it to the oven and set the timer for another 12-15 minutes. The goal is to evaporate all of the alcohol out of the mixture, so if you see moisture then keep agitating the mixture and placing in the oven until it appears to be fully dry.
8. Let the dried salt mixture cool and then transfer to your chosen container – salt shaker, glass bottle, jar, etc.
You’ve just whipped up your own batch of cannabis salts! You can up the batch size by increments of 5 grams (cannabis), ½ cups of salt and ⅛ cups of alcohol. Speaking of booze, whenever you heat up alcohol you need to be cautious because it has the potential to intoxicate through airborne exposure. For this reason, many people choose to let their salts dry/cool after the oven process in their garage or in a covered container, outside. A standard stove hood fan might be enough to remove these alcohol fumes, but to be on the side of safety dry/cool your salts somewhere safe overnight.