Salt is an everyday pantry staple and makes just about everything taste better. From dark chocolate to potato chips, cookies to caramels, if salt is added, it’s simply better! Get step-by-step directions for making quick and easy cannabis salt here.
- Perfect for microdosing
- No cooking is required; just mix, dry, and enjoy
Why You Will Love Cannabis Salt
Since cannabis sugar is so popular, I thought cannabis salt would be, too, especially for those who want sugar-free edibles.
Salt is any food’s best friend, and with this new infusion option, you can pair all your favorite foods with a microdose of cannabis.
This simple, easy, and quick recipe will leave you with a shelf-stable edible that will last for months, if not longer, when stored properly.
In this guide, I will teach you how to make cannabis salt at home in just a few simple steps, with some helpful FAQs and tips and tricks to guide you.
- Cannabis Tincture: Before getting started, prepare a cannabis tincture. Green dragon and Golden dragon tinctures are very popular.
- *Note: you must use an alcohol-based tincture for this recipe; oil-based tinctures will not work.
- Salt: Feel free to use any salt you want, such as table salt, sea salt, Himalayan salt, etc.
Note: The recipe card below has a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions.
The Step-by-Step Process
- Step 1 – Add the salt to a glass baking dish.
- Step 2 – Pour the tincture over the salt.
- Step 3 – Stir well.
- Step 4 – Place in a safe area for drying. Cover with breathable fabric.
- Step 5 – Allow the mixture to air dry for 48-72 hours or until completely dry. Stir every few hours.
- Step 6 – You will know it is ready when it is completely dry and resembles the consistency of the salt you started with.
- Step 7 – Store in an airtight container and label appropriately.
- Step 8 – Enjoy!
Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.
Once your cannabis salt is made, you want to ensure you keep it as dry as possible.
An airtight mason jar or even a ziplock bag will work as long as it’s sealed properly.
Learn more about how to store edibles here.
Is Decarbing Weed Necessary Before Making Cannabis Salt?
In order to make cannabis salt, understanding the process of decarbing weed is essential. Before infusing cannabis into salt, it is recommended to decarb the weed to activate its psychoactive compounds. An easy beginner’s guide to decarbing weed includes baking it in the oven at a low temperature for a specific time. Properly decarbed weed ensures THC is fully activated, resulting in a more effective cannabis salt.
Notes and Expert Tips
- Are you new to cannabis? Start here with my beginner’s guide, dosing instructions, and a guide for edibles.
- Consider this recipe for microdosing only. Consuming a large portion of salt in one sitting would be too hard to reach higher THC amounts.
- Keep cannabis salt as dry as possible during storage.
- Keep the jar out of reach of children; label the Mason jar as necessary.
How to Determine The Dosing
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Easy Cannabis Salt Recipe
- Glass Baking Dish
- Pint Mason Jars
- Cannabis Alcohol Tincture
- Your choice of salt
- Add the salt to a glass baking dish. Pour the tincture over the salt.
- Use a spatula to stir the salt and tincture together, ensuring all of the salt is coated. The mixture will resemble wet sand.
- Cover the baking dish with a breathable fabric and place in a safe area to air drying. Allow the mixture to dry for 48-72 hours, stirring every few hours.
- You will know when your salt is ready when all of the alcohol has evaporated off and the mixture again resembles dry salt.
- Place the infused salt in an air-tight jar and store it in a cool, dry place.
You absolutely do not want to put a solid top or a lid on the pan while the sugar is drying.
If you do not stir the salt enough, it will harden together on itself and create a hard chunk. If this happens, you can use the food processor or a ziplock bag and a rolling pin to break it back up into granules again.
If stored properly, the cannabis salt should last at least 3 months, if not longer.