Ask California Mist the Cannabis Kitchen Creator Anything about Weed/Pot/Ganja/Mary Jane!! : How much THC is in a Gram of Food Grade Hash? How much hash should I use in my edibles?

How much Marijuana / Weed / Pot Food Grade Hash do I use in 16 ounces of weed butter?

Today’s Marijuana Cooking Question is: (DRUM ROLL PLEASE….) from Neil
Half Bak’d Cookies. This week Neil asks the Weed Recipe Cooking Chef Cali the following Medical Marijuana Weed Butter Recipe Dosing Question…

My question is how much food grade hashish do we need to get 350 mgs of thc ?


Hi Kali. Love your blog.

I’m starting a medicated cookie dough company in Orange County, CA.

We recently heard that edibles are going to be regulated to 10mgs per product. Are you familiar with this ruling ?? I know it’s the law in Colorado. If we go with 1mgs per cookie that would be 350mgs of thc per jar.

My question is how much food grade hashish do we need to get 350 mgs of thc ??

Thank you.

Neil, Half Bak’d Cookies


Wow, a little late on this! Feel free to comment with a link to your bakery and I’ll add it to the post. Thanks for the message, and congratulations on your new endeavor.

To answer your question…. on how much food grade hash to use in your weed butter, were going to have to look at several different aspects of determining THC content, as well as potency. I’m really really glad you mentioned food grade hash as because butane is nasty and not something anyone should be ingesting!

How much hash to use in weed butter really depends on the quality of food grade hash you are using and the THC content. When determining the dosage and how many MG of THC are going to be in your final magically delicious and medicated baked goods there are a few things you need to look at. Not all Hash is the same in each batch!

Just as there is fine butter from Europe for hundreds a pound with several month waiting lists…. and bricks resembling butter from the major big box store for .88 cents tossed some parchment paper & a paper box… there are vast discrepancies in qualities of hash.

This listing of lab results shows the THC percentages for different hashish batches and how they came out.

The conversion is simple. If your hash is 30% THC then it will be 300MG THC per gram.

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Here is a quick little THC to Hash conversion chart so you can find out how many MG of THC are in your hash approximately or how many MG are in your bud, shake, or weed oil if you can guess what kind of grade of hash you have. Was it made from shake with the whole plant tossed in… likely much lower THC content? Shake Lower THC content. Trim? Likely still low. Bud with leaves and trim. Now you’re getting there. Was it made with buds? What kind? Low grade? Mid Grade? High Grade? 
Was it indoor or outdoor?
Where was it grown. NorCal outdoor with an experienced grower beats indoor across most of the country with an average one. 
Heres how this breaks down…  

if you have hash with a …
15% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash  = 150 mg THC/gram
50% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash  = 500 mg THC/gram
60% THC potency / 1 gram of food grade hash = 600 mg THC/gram
80% THC budder, shatter, etc = 800 mg

 Math so easy, stoners can do it…
You can use this math for Marijuana buds (where the potency is often labeled) as well as any other type of THC extract as well where you know the %’s. 

 I find that most people vastly over exaggerate the amount of THC in edibles even if they are apparently “tested”. I would say that 200MG would be more than enough if 20% per gram is the actual % of THC available in your hash crop. Of course every strain varies in how it effects you in both smoked, vaped and ingested methods. Some weed is better cooked, some is better smoked. It really depends on the strains, how the THC matured, when it was harvested, etc. No one seems to talk about this, but I think it’s vital. Even how the weed was harvested and the delicacy of which the trichomes are treated are important. How was it cured? How was it stored?

I test about 1/3 of a gram in a very small batch of edibles to determine how I’m going to cook with it and what my dosing is going to be like before I start cooking. There is a lot more than just THC going on in weed and even for a seasoned chef like myself, I find this is the best way to figure out exactly what I’m working with and how I can hit that sweet spot of “happy high” without being absolutely comatose…

That is of course unless being absolutely as baked as possible is my mission of the day.

To you Neil, I would offer 8 OZ jars with 150 MG of THC and 16 oz with 320-350 mg if you are going to go that route (which would be about a gram of okay food grade hash per 16 oz jar). Charge the same amount and do the extra 20-50 MG THC as a bonus when they commit to a bigger volume of fun.

I haven’t heard of that law of 10mg per edible, but I do indeed think thats utterly ridiculous …. if that is the case you can only have 10mg per dose in Colorado the need to get their stoner cards taken away! I had a hell of a time finding MJ out there when the law passed over several years ago.

“Apparent” 100mg doses are the regular in AZ, and California and even the BC weed mills by mail.

Unless this was very questionable marijuana quality where the trichcombs suffered some kind of retardation in growth and then were stomped like grapes by the harvesters… I would say there are only a marginal % of brands that live up to this. Many of these brands scare people away with edible strength kicking them right p the ass. I’ll write more on it after answering your question.

1 pound butter = 2 grams of mid grade hash
approx 60/.5 tbsp doses – 10 mg THC each

To change the dosing to match the law (which you shouldn’t have to in California), 32 tablespoons in 16 oz (pound) of butter… which will be a bit less than a pound when you remove the milk fat so you could potentially do 32 doses and 320mg per jar.  Or just say a dose is 5mg and then you could easily do 350mg THC per 16 oz weed/hash butter or oil. People will up the dose if they feel inclined. Seasoned patients have an okay idea of how much works for them in general dispensary edibles dosing.

I had a lot of success making weed peanut butter in glass mason jars with kief. You can get industrial size tubs of butter at the Smart and Final Extra, and other restaurant supply stores open to the public. Take advantage of that. As far as I know Costco is the cheapest place to buy organic butter enmass. I used about 100mg and 200mg mason jars in 8oz and 16 oz and extra strength of up to 1000mg (1 gram per 16 oz jar). Many people said that the regular strength 1/3-1tsp was a very nice dose for bi-weekly to daily takers, and the more seasoned takers would take a tablespoon of the 1000mg stuff and have a great time.

Don’t forget to sterilize your jars the same way you would in canning (the setup is cheap, Walmart) so you avoid any possible mold & contaminants that can be killed with extreme heat. When left in there the bacteria/mold spores can & will shorten the life of your pot butter or weed oil. Butter can go a long way and lasts a surprising length of time in the fridge. Especially as Ghee… also known as clarified butter. That’s why I would also remove the milk-fat from the butter before you add any hash into it BUT ONLY AFTER you decarboxylate your hash first. Decarboxilization can also help assist in avoiding any contaminants mold/bacteria that could also cause premature spoiling of your pot recipe.

It’s very batch specific and strain specific on how any batch is going to hit. The richness of your food also determines how you are going to process the THC and how it’s going to effect your high. Too high? Munchie up, it’ll bring you down

Here is a good article.

Don’t overlook making organic coconut oil as well, which can easily be served up in glass mason jars. There are a lot of people out there who don’t consume dairy products and it’ll have a lot longer shelf life than dairy.

I also suggest doing your own pillsbury ready to go baking sheets on tinfoil where you freeze pre-cut out cookies in batches of 6 and 12 and only need to be separated and baked straight from frozen as needed. There are lots of freezer cookies/bake from frozen recipes available.

Cute packaging can go a long way!

Now onto my edibles rants…. and Cali story time…

Follow the link : Chronic.Press : Arizona Medical Weed & USA Legal Weed Blog 

& check out my new magazine of marijuana madness over at Chronic.Press – Wee*r*d and learn some more stuff about edibles dosing and where to buy the most potent edibles here in AZ for the cheapest price. 

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