Paleo Edibles: Easy & Healthy Cannabis Gummy Bear Recipe

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For the past few weeks, when I’m not changing diapers or pretending I remember the last time I took a shower, I’ve been exclusively focused on cannabis gummy recipe development (because life is still pre-tty awesome as a stay at home mom who writes about edibles). I’ve made vegan gummies, anti-anxiety-anti-inflammatory-gut-health gummies, and these amazing paleo gummies.

The verdict is in… gummies are the BEST. edible. EVER. I’ll be making hard candy and lollipops next week and my verdict has been known to change, but I can’t imagine a homemade edible that is this cute, simple and good for you. I just. can’t. even. I mean, look at these…

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Arggh.. Don’t you just want to eat them?

And yeah… I did put them in a little pot gummy bear smoke sesh, because I’m an adult.

Even though all of the cannabis gummies I made turned out, I wanted to start by posting this paleo cannabis gummy because they’re so simple, tasty and (dare I say it?) good for you. I don’t eat a strict paleo diet, but I love these because they’re a whole food and I can’t imagine a better way to consume cannabis. I used a berry puree for my base and a little honey for sweetener, but you could definitely use stevia or monk fruit sweetener to cut the sugar down or to make these ketogenic. You can also substitute the puree and water combo for juice if you want to get your sugar high on… but we’ll get to all of that in a minute.

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I was barely able to take photos of a few of these before they disappeared. I think one of the reasons these vanished so quickly is that I made them with a very low dose of cannabis tincture. They tasted fantastic and no one was afraid they would get too high, so testers and family members gravitated back towards the fridge for another gummy every couple of hours or so. I’ve been micro-dosing almost exclusively for over a year and I think this is a great opportunity to share some more information about it so you can decide if it’s worth a try. If you just want the recipe… scroll on down!

 

Micro-dosing + Edibles

I was inspired to micro-dose these cannabis gummy bears because of this really good point made by Joe Rogan:

“How much should I eat?

JUST THE LEG!”

While it’s funny, Mr. Rogan’s commentary rings so true. As an edibles writer, I hear so many stories about people getting feel-like-I’m-gonna-die high from one pot brownie.

I also hear from people who avoid edibles entirely because they never know what the effects will be and hate the feeling of couch lock, paranoia, and/or brain fog. While a solid dose of cannabinoids is what some people need in order to alleviate their symptoms enough to feel good, many people might have better results using cannabis if they use much less than they think they need to.

Micro-dosing is both an art and an unstudied science. Its the best way I’ve found to manage pain in the long term and stay clearheaded, but figuring out your perfect micro-dose takes patience and experimentation.weed gummy

Instead of eating a whole edible or even half, try eating small pieces and taking time in between (about 15 minutes). Once you start feeling the effects, stop eating infused foods until the effects begin to taper off. Then eat another small piece to sustain your dose. You can also put small amounts of cannabis coconut oil, tincture or butter into your meals.

I love making low-dose edibles so I can eat enough weed food to feel full and satisfied without feeling like I could have a meaningful conversation with a dolphin.

This great article about micro-dosing from Green Flower included some opinions from doctors:

Dr. Dustin Sulak, medical director of Interg8 Health out of Maine, has found that many patients indeed achieve enhanced, more sustainable results with micro-dosing while others still find it better to consume higher doses (i.e. a whole joint).

“I discovered that most people have a certain threshold dosage of cannabis, below which they’ll actually experience a gradual increase in health benefits over time, and above which they’ll start building tolerance, experiencing diminishing benefits, and more side effects,” he told United Patients Group last March.

Meanwhile, Dr. Allan Frankel, who runs GreenBridge Medical Services out of Santa Monica, in that same article, revealed some interesting insights of his own. He talked about how he has seen cancer patients respond positively to significantly lower than recommended doses of Rick Simpson oil, whereas heavier doses seemed to make the situation worse.

But Dr. Frankel also points out that as of yet there is no exact science for cannabis and cancer treatments, which could really include a variety of strains and doses.

These gummies were mellow enough that I could eat at least three big gummy worms over the course of a few hours and still function. If you’d like to be able to eat more or experiment more with micro-dosing, just cut the amount of tincture you add in half or double the rest of the ingredients.

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Making Homemade Cannabis Gummies

I made these gummies using an alcohol based cannabis tincture that I made in my Magical Butter MB2. Vegetable glycerine tincture and honey tincture would also work. You could also substitute a 1/2-1 gram of decarboxylated hash if you’d like them stronger. I’m going to experiment using cannabis coconut oil and I’ll get back to you on whether or not that works.
Using this grass fed gelatin from Vital Proteins (or from Amazon) makes these simple weed gummies a power house of protein, collagen and amino acids, which is good for all of these things.

I’m learning so much about balancing blood sugar using protein in my health coach training, and I’m so excited that this recipe helps to regulate the blood sugar roller coaster while delivering an effective dose of cannabinoids. Damn… health coach school is making me so much smarter 😉

homemade cannabis gummy mold

I got this kit by the Modern Gummy and LOVE using it. Every time I make cannabis gummies, I do two batches (one with cannabis and one virgin one) and that fills the entire kit. One of these recipes would probably fill two of these gummy bear molds.

If I could only afford one mold, I’d get the gummy worms or the bricks and robots. The gummy worms are easy to fill and the bricks are crazy fun to play with. Although cannabis gummy bears are pretty cute too.

If you have juice and you’d rather use that than the pureed berries, go for it! Just add 1/2 Tablespoon more of the Gelatin. This makes them a lot sweeter, so if you want something that satisfies your sweet tooth a bit more, juice is your friend. We loved grape and cherry.

 

 

 

Paleo Berry Cannabis Gummies

In a saucepan, combine the following ingredients over medium-low heat:

2/3 Cup Pureed Raspberries, Blackberries, Strawberries or Blueberries (if using frozen berries, let them thaw first) [If you have juice and you’d rather use that than the pureed berries, go for it! Just increase the Gelatin by about 1/2 Tablespoon]

1/3 Cup Water

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

2 Tablespoons Honey (or maple syrup or other sweetener)

Add:

2-3 tsp Cannabis Tincture

Slowly whisk in:

3 Tablespoons Grass Fed Gelatin (you can get it on Amazon as well)

Keep whisking until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated. Turn off heat. Using a dropper, fill your silicon mold with your gummy mixture (you could also a pan lined with parchment paper if you’re in a pinch).

Allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the freezer or 15 in the fridge.

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Much love,

Corinne

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These cannabis gummies are simple, healthy and infused with cannabis. These cannabis gummy bears are made with either fruit or fruit juice and require no other sweetener, so they're great for people on whole foods, paleo, or ketogenic diets. And for the rest of us... they're just so good!
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39 Comments

  • Reply
    Mariz
    November 29, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Vegan version with agar agar??

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      Corinne
      November 30, 2016 at 8:02 am

      It’s coming 😉

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    Nancy
    November 30, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing all these great recipes. I have done hard candies and love those so am looking forward to trying these. I tend to lean towards concentrated cannibus oil for cooking as the compassion center where I get my medicine from recommends that for cooking. Have you cooked with that before and what are you thoughts (pros/cons) on it?

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    Irene
    December 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm

    Thank you sooo much! This is amazing. It is exactly what I was looking for to create my micro-dose gummies. I am interested in creating a more calculated dosing method to make this drug more easily accessible to the public! I think your blog is amazing and can help a lot of people. Thanks again!

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    Mk57
    December 11, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I can’t wait to try these

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    Laura
    December 11, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Great recipe! I can’t wait to try more variations with different flavored juices.

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    Celeste Curcio
    December 11, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    Have been using cannibus gummies of late..they work like crazy medicine!!
    Gonna try to make them now..for sure.

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    Suzanne Youngblood
    December 12, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Yum yum! I can’t wait to try it out with my Lego molds

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    Laura&Tobias(SR2)
    December 12, 2016 at 9:19 am

    yummy gummy in my tummy! 😀 thanks for sharing!

    btw, that rogan bit is hilarious ;D you’ve seen the rest, right?

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    Valery Janvier
    December 12, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I wonder if it’s possible to eat a couple of these throughout the day if you treat them like alcohol. Drink water and eating, hmmm. Recipes ??

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    Ashley
    December 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Crossing my fingers for a juicer for Christmas for fresh super green gummies <3 !

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    Robert Totman
    December 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I am hoping to be able to make medecine like this

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    Jeff Stockton
    December 13, 2016 at 11:02 am

    My patients have been asking about these. A must try!

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    Mike Jones
    December 24, 2016 at 2:14 am

    I am going to try this recipe using home made coconut canna oil I made. Have you tried that? If so how did it go?

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      Corinne
      December 27, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Hi Mike! I haven’t tried it. I would LOVE to know how it goes. Keep me posted 🙂

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      Bob
      December 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Hello Mike, have you tested with Canna oil yet? if so, how did they come out?

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      Cindy
      February 13, 2017 at 9:22 am

      Did you try the recipe out with Canna coconut oil yet Mike?

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    Mark
    January 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Have you tried a version with either a vegetable glycerine tincture or infused MCT coconut oil made in the MagicalButter machine? I’m curious how the potency of the gummies would compare to using an alcohol tincture.

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      Corinne
      January 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm

      I haven’t yet but it’s on my to do now 😉 I wonder if the MCT oil would change the consistency of the gummies… Let me know if you get to either of these first and tell me how it goes.

      Thanks for reaching out!

      Much love,
      Corinne

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        Supermansgirl199
        February 2, 2017 at 7:55 pm

        I’ve been using the CO for gummies for a few months now and what I can tell you is, they do melt quickly and if left at room temperature for more than 3 days will mold. Also whisk the crap out of it to incorporate or else it will seperate in the fridge.

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    Ethan
    February 8, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    You seem very inspirational and motivating. Thank you so much for this easy step by step process. Was wondering if i can infuse the honey and coconut oil before? Knowing that the water will want to keep seperate from the oil. Will be testing this As Soon As i get some molds. Sounds very delicious. Thank you so much.

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    Marina
    February 13, 2017 at 11:02 am

    This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I have a gram of decarbed concentrate in a syringe, could I replace the tincture with the whole gram?

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    Adrianna
    February 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Hey Corinne!
    Just was curios how much this recipe would make? Just ordered gummy bear molds! Thank you!! I am so happy I stumbled apon your website!

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    Slater
    February 13, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Using the Mb2 i made a vg tincture with 2 ounces of flower yielding about 1 1/2 cups. Would i be able to use that tincture for this recipe? and would adding soy lecithin help in increasing the effects?

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    cindy
    February 21, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    How do you store these and how long do they keep? TIA…

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    Rebecca
    March 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I’ve never used cannabis, but I stumbled across this recipe trying to find a gummy recipe. So good! This is my new favorite gummy recipe! We are adding my echinacea/elderberry tincture to it to help kick a cold. This is the only way my toddler will take her tincture, it’s pretty strong tasting. This recipe covers it perfectly. I have a double batch on the stove right now. We use grape juice.

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    Sarah
    March 21, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I am curious of the storage and shelf life as well

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    Suze
    March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Great recipe…can’t wait to try it! Just wondering what the THC percentage is of your marijuana before decarboxylation? Thanks:)

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    Christina Mason
    April 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    GREAT information! I have been experimenting with different candies and trying to get the “right” gummy bear consistency. The question I have is : How do you store gummies?
    I tried to store them in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic container…Well all the sudden I noticed a liquid on the bottom of the container, like they were melting or something. I got them out and laid them on a paper towel to dry, but now I have hard rubber band texture gummies. I am not about to throw them away because I dont want to waste them, however they are NASTY! I don’t eat them very fast so I need to find a way to store them for longer lasting. What is your advise?

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    Patti
    April 16, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Just delicious! Now I’m making them for all my friends.

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    Ellen
    April 16, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    I just purchased the Ardent Lift using you discount. Thanks for that! I can’t wait to use it. Next on my list is the Magical Butter Machine. I am going to make these!

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    elle
    April 16, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    hi! if i wanted to make these with hash how would i go about it?
    and your posts actually make me lol

    thanks!

    elle

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      Corinne
      April 18, 2017 at 9:45 pm

      I would Decarb that hash and add it to the mixture while it’s still warm… if it were me 😉

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