How to Make Marijuana Tea

Marijuana tea is an alternative way for patients and users to consume marijuana that does not involve smoking. Not only is this easy to prepare at home, but its also a healthy alternative by using ingredients like tea, milk, and honey.

Tea drinkers know that a warm cup of mint, chai, or green tea provides a different therapeutic experience. Since the active ingredients are absorbed through the digestive tract, the effects are delayed and tend to be longer-lasting. The effects of marijuana tea are felt 30-90 minutes after ingestion and can last 4-8 hours long.

When brewing marijuana tea, a fat or oil must be added in order to extract the THC. You can also make a non-psychoactive version of marijuana tea that will not get you high. Here is a step-by-step guide for a great cup of marijuana tea!

Simple Marijuana Tea Recipe

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes


1 gram of ground cannabis or oil

1 liter of boiling water (4 cups)

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter or coconut oil


Pan with a lid

Tea strainer or sieve

Step 1: Add 1 liter of water to pan and bring to a boil. Add 1 tbsp of butter or oil and let dissolve.

Step 2: Add cannabis, either directly into the water or using the tea strainer.

Step 3: Let the tea simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 4: Remove the cannabis by taking out the tea strainer or by straining the tea through a sieve.

Step 5: Pour the tea into a cup and enjoy.

Additional Tips

Marijuana tea can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. It can be consumed cold or may be reheated before consumption.

One cup of tea is the recommended dose for first-time users, although half a cup is safer. The dose can be increased gradually if stronger effects are desired.

Marijuana tea may have an odd taste which can be improved by adding sugar, honey, mint, or other flavorings.

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