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A simple, cannabis-infused simple syrup 

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One of the easiest ways to incorporate cannabis edibles or CBD in your daily routine is by using an infused syrup. Any reliable health store or dispensary sells an infused syrup of some kind, though you pay extra because they did the work for you.

But the thing is, making your own simple syrup with some CBD or THC goodness isn't that difficult, and a good batch should last you for days or weeks depending on how often you indulge.

All you need is a measuring cup, a container to decarboxylate your flower over the stove, four grams of cannabis, three cups of sugar, two cups of water and two tablespoons of liquid lecithin.

Once you finely chop your flower and the water is at a low boil, begin to add the cannabis to the water, stirring throughout the process. Once all of the cannabis is added, add the sugar and continue frequently stirring to maintain the decarboxylation process and dissolve the sugar into the water so it properly binds.

Once the sugar is dissolved, dump the two tablespoons of lecithin in, and cover the container for about 20 minutes. Remove the container from its heat source, strain the cannabis out from the mix and let the liquid result cool.

Once cooled, you'll have simple THC syrup, and an easy way to pour and dose out your THC in a multitude of ways. Perhaps the syrup can be your sweetener for your morning coffee, or you can begin finding the balance of crossfading and make some fancy cocktails that call for a simple syrup mixer, like an Old Fashioned.

An ounce of the THC syrup should be the perfect amount to coast and enjoy your beverage of choice. ♦

RECIPE FOR INFUSED SYRUP

  • 4 grams of finely chopped cannabis
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of liquid lecithin

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring the water to a boil
  2. Add cannabis while stirring
  3. Add granulated sugar while stirring
  4. Add lecithin and cover for 20 minutes
  5. Strain flower
  6. Let sit until cool

The original print version of this article was headlined "Real Simple"

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