How To Make Cannabis Gummies

by | Jun 13, 2023 | Edibles | 0 comments

The previous few years have seen enormous changes in the cannabis sector in terms of innovation, product accessibility, declining prices for dried flower, and rising demand for oils, edibles, and topicals. These modifications have forced cannabis businesses to consider product categories than dried flower cannabis in order to boost sales and boost earnings.

Edibles, especially candies, are one of the cannabis product developments with the quickest market growth. In this post, we’ll discuss how to produce cannabis gummies and how to turn your home-based, small-scale production of cannabis gummies into a profitable, fully automated endeavor.

Gelatin & Pectin Gummies are a type of gummy.

Any animal that has the protein collagen can be used to make gelatin. Animal skin, bones, tendons, and ligaments are cooked in water to create it. Cows and pigs are the two animals that are most frequently utilized to make gelatin. Gelatin produces a tasteless, colorless jelly-like substance after being boiled and cooled.

Taste, visual appeal, dose, and texture are all crucial considerations when creating edible gummies. Picking the proper kind of gelatin and other raw components is essential when manufacturing edible cannabis candies because the taste is likely the most significant of all these elements. Gummies are joined together and given structural stability by the thickening substance gelatin. However, vegans frequently steer clear of gelatin because it is an animal product. Pork gelatin, although being the cheapest to create, is frequently shunned by both Jews and Muslims.

Pectin is a typical vegan-friendly substitute for gelatin for producing cannabis candy. Fruits and plants are boiled with sugar to produce pectin. Pectin is a thickening substance that, like gelatin, can be used to keep most cannabis candies in their desired shape. Cannabis gummies with fruit flavors are frequently made with pectin gummies.

What Are the Ingredients for Cannabis Gummies?

For making cannabis candy, you will need to gather a few materials. As follows:

marijuana-infused oil

icy water

Pectin or gelatin

Soy or sunflower lecithin

Except for cannabis-infused oil, you can get the majority of these components in your neighborhood grocery store. You can buy the oil already prepared, but if you want to manufacture your own for your cannabis gummies, you can find instructions for doing so below.

Making Small Batches Of Cannabis-Infused Oil

Decarboxylating your dried cannabis flower is the first step in creating cannabis-infused oil for your cannabis candies. The process of converting THCA, the active ingredient in cannabis, into THC, the chemical compound that causes intoxication, is known as decarboxylation.

Grind dried flower onto foil or a baking sheet, and bake it at 230°F for around one hour to decarboxylate cannabis for your edible gummies. This process will take longer if you are decarboxylating more cannabis. Keep an eye on the baking sheet throughout the decarboxylation process to make sure the oven doesn’t get too hot.

Coconut oil should be heated in a saucepan on the stove once the cannabis has done decarboxylating. You can start adding the decarboxylated cannabis to the saucepan once the coconut oil has heated to roughly 135°F. Remember to stir the pan every 15 minutes as the stew simmers for at least 3 hours.

Using a double boiler is an alternative to using a saucepan. To make cannabis oil for cannabis gummies using a double boiler, you must add water to the bottom pan, coconut oil to the top portion, and decarboxylated cannabis while constantly stirring.

A third way to decarboxylate cannabis involves combining oil and ground cannabis in a slow cooker and setting it to low for 5 hours. Always strain the mixture to get rid of plant matter while making cannabis-infused oil, regardless of the technique.

You might need to strain the mixture multiple times, but once you’re done, you’ll have powerful cannabis oil that you can use to make cannabis candy.

Creating marijuana gummies

Now that you have all the materials you need to manufacture cannabis candy, emulsification is something you must keep in mind. Your candies’ cannabis oil can combine with other ingredients through the process of emulsification, which also gives the entire gummy a consistent texture.

Without an emulsifier, the oil will separate from the remaining gummy, which will ruin the texture of the gummy and reduce or remove the THC. Lecithin or soy is a typical emulsifier used in the production of cannabis candies.

Follow these steps to create cannabis gummies:

Put your preferred emulsifier, water, and cannabis oil in a pot and heat it on low.
Until the mixture has a uniform texture, stir the saucepan. Add the gelatin or pectin after the oil and water have emulsified, stirring constantly.
Avoid allowing the mixture come to a boil and whisk the mixture continuously until the gelatin or pectin is completely dissolved.
Pour the mixture through a sieve to remove any contaminants after the gelatin or pectin has dissolved.
Next, fill your gummy molds using a dropper. Filling your molds before the liquid cools is crucial to prevent ingredient separation.
Place all of your molds in the freezer for 30 minutes after filling them.
The cannabis gummies are finished when you take them out of the freezer after 30 minutes have passed.

Production of Cannabis Gummis on a Large Scale

You might think about expanding your business and starting to make edible cannabis gummies for sale now that you are familiar with the fundamentals of making them at home.

There are a few equipment changes required when scaling up your production in order to accelerate the manufacturing process and produce more cannabis gummies each hour. An automated depositor is one of the pieces of equipment that can help you save a ton of time when pouring your cannabis mixture into molds.

Every time, these machines will output exactly the same quantity of mixture into a mold.

When creating cannabis gummies, two different types of depositors are frequently employed. They are fully and partially automated depositors. While both can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to manually pour out your mixture, fully automated depositors can do so without requiring human intervention to move the nozzle.

Semi-automated depositors will either require human hands to operate a mechanical component, such as the nozzle, or another mechanical component.

With new cannabis products being released every few weeks, the cannabis market is rapidly changing. With a 50% market growth anticipated over the following four years, cannabis gummies are now leading the pack of these goods.

Having the appropriate equipment is essential to satisfy the demands of producing cannabis gummies when expanding your business to take advantage of a growing market. Visit the rest of our blog or get in touch with ATG Pharma to find out more about how to produce more cannabis candy and the tools you’ll need.


Enrico Bratta

Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.


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Enrico Bratta

Medical cannabis professional based in Phuket, Thailand.