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How to Make Cannabis-Infused Honey (CannaHoney): Recipe and Video

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Cannabis-infused Honey (or CannaHoney) can be a great addition to your Cannabis Edibles Recipes. While CannaButter can be great in baked goods and Canna Oil allows you to expand your menu to savory dishes, CannaHoney lets you add a little sweet cannabis to nearly any dish – like your morning oatmeal or afternoon cup of tea.

CannaHoney in honey jar with flower in background

This simple recipe for Cannabis Honey is easy, no-smell and utilizes your crockpot – so you can make it anywhere you have an outlet. Follow the instructions below to get cooking.

How to Make Cannabis Honey (CannaHoney)

First, You Need to Decarb Your Weed

The first thing you’ll need in order to get started is decarbed weed, aka decarboxylated or activated cannabis.

Don’t skip this first step. It’s a must in order for your cannabis edibles to actually get you high. And luckily, it’s a super simple process.

Click here to learn how to decarb your weed so that you can start making your CannaHoney.

Now You’re Ready to Make Cannabis Honey

First, you’ll need to wrap 1/4 ounce of decarbed weed in a cheesecloth and tie with string. As you can’t strain your honey to remove the marijuana after cooking, this will keep the pieces of weed from getting into your honey.

Decarbed weed wrapped in cheesecloth and tied with string - Cannabis Honey

Pour 1 1/8 cups of honey into a slow cooker or crockpot, and add your cheesecloth of pot. (This recipe also works with maple syrup and molasses.)

Honey, cheesecloth and crockpot - preparing to make CannaHoney

Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring every couple of hours to move the cheesecloth around.

When finished, remove your bundle of marijuana and let cool, then squeeze to remove every last drop of honey.

Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

CannaHoney in honey jar with flower in background

How to Make Cannabis Honey (CannaHoney) Video

Frequently Asked Questions about Cannabis Honey (CannaHoney)

Since not everyone has made cannabis edibles recipes with cannabis honey, it tends to come with several questions. Here are answers to a few of the most popular questions that I receive.

Will Cannabis Honey Work in Tea?

Yes! That’s really the main reason that I make CannaHoney – to steep in my tea anytime I need a quick pick-me-up. You can see all of our CannaHoney recipes here, but feel free to experiment to add a little CannaHoney to “sweeten” your existing recipes.

Will Cooking with Cannabis Honey Smell?

We get this question all the time. As long as you decarbed your weed properly, you shouldn’t notice an overwhelming odor when making Cannabis Honey. In fact, we noticed zero smell when making it in our crockpot. But if you have concerns about the smell of cooking with Cannabis, you can click here to read more.

Which is Better – CannaButter, Canna Oil or CannaHoney?

This completely depends on what recipe you’re cooking and what you’re in the mood for. While you’ll probably find that the more common cannabis edibles recipes stick with CannaButter, we find that Canna Oil is just as effective and in fact preferred for some recipes (like Cannabis Chicken Chili).

CannaHoney is fun because it is more standalone than the others in terms of needing to add additional ingredients to cut the taste of the pot. We find it to be a lot more flexible in terms of quickly adding a little “something” to make your recipe an edible.

Click here to see all of our recipes that use CannaButter.

Click here to see all of our recipes that use Canna Oil.

Click here to learn how to make both CannaButter and Canna Oil.

Can CannaHoney spoil or mold?

Eventually. CannaHoney can go bad. We recommend storing it in an airtight container in a cool, dark place and use within 6 months.

Can Cannabis Honey kill a dog?

Technically, yes. BUT it would take a LOT of weed to kill Fido. Like – a LOT of it. If you’re not using commercial-sized equipment to make your CannaHoney, then you’re probably safe – although we don’t recommend feeding it to your dog.

Can I put Cannabis Honey in the Microwave?

We don’t recommend making CannaHoney in the microwave (we prefer our low and slow method), but you can put it in the microwave when you’re using it in your cannabis edibles recipes.

How to Make Cannabis Honey (CannaHoney) Recipe

For those of you that prefer a recipe card that you can print and share, here you go.


How to Make Cannabis-Infused Honey (CannaHoney): Recipe and Video

Cannabis butter in solid form in glass jar without a lid.

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This simple, no-smell recipe for Cannabis Honey works with honey, maple syrup and molasses. CannaHoney is great to use in tea and other Cannabis Edibles Recipes.

  • Author: Cannabis Spatula
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Cannabis Edibles
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Cannabis




  1. Wrap your decarbed pot in the cheesecloth and tie with a string to make a marijuana bundle.
  2. Place the bundle and the honey in a slow cooker or crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, stirring every couple of hours.
  4. After cooking, remove the bundle and let cool. Then squeeze out as much excess honey as possible.
  5. Pour the honey into an airtight container and store in a cool, dark place.
  6. Use within 6 months.


Don’t want to waste a drop? After cooking, add your cheesecloth bundle to a cup of hot tea and steep for 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Keywords: Cannabis Infused Honey, CannaHoney, Weed Honey, Marijuana Honey, Cannabis Edibles Recipes

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  4. mike deleon

    March 24, 2020 at 7:58 am

    What a crap recipe! It doesn’t even tell what temperature to set the crock pot at. 400 degrees for 8 hours? 110 degrees for 8 hours?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      April 3, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      What type of crockpot do you have? We’ve only ever seen low, medium and high settings – never an actual temperature. For future reference, the low setting on a crockpot is typically equal to 200 degrees. But please note that our recipe is for making in a crockpot. We can’t guarantee results if you try to replicate it in a 200-degree oven. Good luck!

      • JB

        April 5, 2020 at 12:32 pm


    • Cannabis Spatula

      April 3, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      Also – please enjoy an edible or two before leaving future comments. Seemed a little harsh up there. 😉

      • David M Ocame

        August 16, 2020 at 2:58 pm

        There are a lot of crockpot recipes out there. They don’t list the crock temp. This, as well as the others work just fine. Never a problem!

        • Hollyann Jackson

          September 12, 2020 at 2:25 am

          Great info

      • Calvin lovett

        August 31, 2020 at 4:28 am


      • Delana Harris

        January 23, 2021 at 9:24 pm


  5. jess greenhouse

    April 17, 2020 at 9:41 pm

    What would you guess the thc mg estimate would be for the recipe?

  6. Lucas

    April 19, 2020 at 3:51 am

    Will the thc burn off once the honey hits the hot water ?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      April 20, 2020 at 8:16 pm

      Nope – as long as you decarb your weed first. Enjoy!

  7. Kristina

    April 26, 2020 at 4:04 am

    Hi so I cooked mine exactly per the recipe on low but after 6 hours I noticed it got very dark like a black color and I removed it and stored it. Do you think this will still be good?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      May 19, 2020 at 5:40 pm


    • David M Ocame

      August 16, 2020 at 3:00 pm

      Honey will turn dark on heating it. Heating it, you are dehydrating the honey, leaving less water in it. Less water turns it dark.

  8. Shan

    May 1, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Do you need to decarb as I find my slow cooker does this in the process itself

  9. Margaret Gardi

    May 1, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    isn’t a fat necessary?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 2, 2020 at 8:12 pm


      • Danielle

        April 5, 2021 at 6:30 pm

        So I have a question and would love more insight on this process. I made a 44oz jar with 35grams I followed the recipe and when a teaspoon is added to tea you get nothing. The same product I’m using for my edibles and there are absolutely no issues. Do I need to add a lecithin? I am bummed I wasted $50 just doing this. Could you email me and help me figure this out? I really wanted to use this when baking. No pun intended lol

        • Cannabis Spatula

          April 13, 2021 at 5:22 pm

          Hi Danielle,
          You should NOT need to add a lecithin. Did you use our dosage calculator to determine how many mg of THC you’re working with per teaspoon? It’s possible that your potentcy is low, and you’ll need to use more than a teaspoon. (A teaspoon sounds low).

  10. Nikki

    May 10, 2020 at 1:45 am

    Is this good for using as a sweetener in smoothies? I’m thinking of using a sativa strain and making some cannamango smoothies!

  11. Wyn Galbraith

    May 23, 2020 at 1:18 am

    I don’t have a crockpot, we have a Ninja Foodi 8qt. Think I’ll be able to do this?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 2, 2020 at 8:01 pm

      You should be able to. Google instructions for making it in an instant pot. That should work for you.

      • BH

        November 23, 2020 at 2:39 am

        My crock pot is labeled a “food warmer” but is getting hot enough that it’s boiling the honey, will this over cook the THC?

        • Cannabis Spatula

          December 14, 2020 at 5:11 pm

          You really don’t want it to reach a full boil. Maybe borrow someone’s crockpot for this step?

          • CannaCat

            January 12, 2021 at 2:45 am

            What happens if it does reach boiling? Is it ruined? 😢

          • Cannabis Spatula

            February 6, 2021 at 7:23 pm

            It should be okay depending on how hot it got and how long it was boiling. Let us know how it turned out!

  12. T

    May 24, 2020 at 2:00 am

    Hey there! I have a relatively low tolerance- just wondering how many teaspoons of honey you tend to put in your tea for a mellow (not couch-locked) high. I’ve had trouble with getting wayyy higher than I wanted to with cannabutter. Thank you!

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 2, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      I would start with a half a teaspoon – which would be right around 7 mg THC (depending on the potentcy of your marijuana). This recipe ends up being right around 85 mg of THC per ounce (6 teaspoons) assuming it’s made with 10% THC Cannabis. Hope that’s helpful!

  13. Peggy

    May 25, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Will I get the THC effects from just using the honey straight- like a teaspoon of honey once it is decarbed and infused?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 2, 2020 at 8:04 pm

      You sure can. If you made it with 10% THC Cannabis, it should be right around 14 MG THC per teaspoon.

      • Cassidy

        June 30, 2020 at 8:38 pm

        My honey started to get a bit foamy almost a few hours in. Is this normal? I was stirring like instructed 🙁

        • Cannabis Spatula

          July 1, 2020 at 3:23 pm

          Yup – it should still be good!

          • CannaCat

            January 12, 2021 at 2:48 am

            Should the foam be removed? 🤔

          • Cannabis Spatula

            February 6, 2021 at 7:22 pm

            No need to remove the foam.

    • David M Ocame

      August 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

      I take 1/2 to 1 tsp before bedtime…and any time I want!

      • David M Ocame

        August 16, 2020 at 3:08 pm

        Oh! If this is your first time ingesting THC orally, don’t forget…it will take an hour or more to start noticing the effects. But, the buzz will last over a longer period of time. It’s like taking a time released medication.

  14. Sun

    June 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    I thought it needed fat to extract??

  15. Chris

    June 6, 2020 at 12:32 am

    This is bullshit. Wasted a half ounce of headies. THC or THCA are not soluble in honey. Other recipes use an additional step where they make a tincture to add to the honey. I have tried eating up to 3 spoonfuls. Nothing happens. I used the same decarb method i always use. It was brown but still a little green here and there- it wasn’t burnt. But my honey ended up looking black. Its still golden but its dark. It tastes like edibles but will not get me high. I tried taking it at work. I left home with no weed. I thought it would work and I had to be sober at work.

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 7, 2020 at 2:33 am

      I’m so sorry this recipe didn’t work for you. This recipe has been tried and tested dozens and dozens of times and it really does work. There is no need to make a tincture in advance. Assuming your marijuana contained 10% THC, and that you followed the instructions exactly, this recipe should contain approximately 85 mg of THC per ounce – or 14 mg per teaspoon. Depending on your tolerance level, you may need more than three spoonfuls to feel the effect.

  16. Andrea Dowling

    June 6, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    I’m making it now and the honey is looking frothy, is that normal, I’m only a few hours into the process

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 7, 2020 at 2:30 am

      You should be just fine. Make sure to give it a stir every now and then.

  17. Groot

    June 28, 2020 at 12:07 am

    If i want to make more than one cup at a time would the directions still be the same?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      July 1, 2020 at 3:24 pm

      Yes – just increase the amount of cannabis equally. Or don’t – and just have lower dose honey.

  18. Lindsay

    July 6, 2020 at 7:16 am

    So my honey is like a rock after being in the fridge. Is that normal? I followed directions exactly. I may try to heat it up and use a mold to make single serving drops.

    • Cannabis Spatula

      July 6, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      We’ve been finding this too lately, and we’re no longer recommending refrigeration. Just store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place (like your cabinet). Use it within 6 months. For your refrigerated honey, you can zap it for 20 seconds at a time in the microwave to soften it up again.

      • Lin

        July 18, 2020 at 2:04 am

        Mine is so hard! Is that normal? Did I heat the honey to much or maybe burn it? Can that happen/can I still use it? It’s almost like pull taffy.

        • Cannabis Spatula

          July 27, 2020 at 2:15 am

          It’s possible that it was overcooked, but it’s pretty hard to cook it for too long. It should still work just fine – you may need to heat it a bit before using to bring it back to it’s more liquid form.

  19. Sally

    July 6, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Hi Cannabit Spatula, thank you so much for all these tips and ideas. We are bee keepers and I have just grown my own crop of weed. I am keen to make our own homemade cannahoney. From your recipe I am unsure how much honey to use. Can you confirm what you mean by 1 1/8 cups of honey, what is that in ml’s. Many thanks. xx

    • Cannabis Spatula

      July 6, 2020 at 4:56 pm

      That’s awesome! It would be roughly 266 ml of honey. Let us know how it goes!

      • Sally

        July 7, 2020 at 8:31 am

        Fantastic, thank you. See you on the other side once we have performed our home “clinical trials”. Namaste. xx

  20. Grace

    July 10, 2020 at 3:15 pm

    Hey there! I’ve heard you can use reclaim for edibles, does this apply here? Do you have directions anywhere for how to do that? Thanks!

  21. Sally

    July 16, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    First batch didn’t work, my fault. De-carbed it on 220 Celsius instead of Fahrenheit, Oops. 2nd batch cooking now. See you on the other side. xx

  22. WThibodeau

    August 9, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Can I use Rosin for honey infusion? Does it have to be decarbed as well? Any help is appreciated.

    • Cannabis Spatula

      September 9, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      While we haven’t done this ourselves, you CAN use Rosin for the honey infusion. You will need to decarb it first. Good luck!

  23. H

    September 14, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    What do you mean by 11/8cups of honey how big is a cup

    • Cannabis Spatula

      September 17, 2020 at 10:11 pm

      One measuring cup of honey, plus 1/8 of a cup of honey (so take your 1/4 cup measuring cup and fill it halfway). OR one cup and 2 tablespoons. Good luck!

  24. NT

    October 3, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Potency of 3.5 grams of weed for 8 oz?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      October 12, 2020 at 1:58 pm

      Roughly 42.5 mg of THC per ounce (assuming 10% THC in your cannabis). OR roughly 21 mg of THC per tablespoon.

  25. Connie

    October 15, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    You can strain honey. I do it to remove impurities when I harvest my hives.

  26. Rhi

    October 24, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Currently making. On hour 2 mark. Frothy and browning. Does it have to stay on full 6 hours?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      October 28, 2020 at 5:45 pm

      Yes – for best results keep it going for at least 6 hours.

  27. K8

    October 30, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I put a half cup of bud and leaf mix into 1kg of honey. Heres hoping lol. I don’t have a scale that will measure small amounts…

  28. Loveit

    November 29, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Used this recipe with excellent results, I use it in my tea and coffee as well as on my Belgian waffles and I bake with it. I use Decarb flower with 20% thc. When done I tested it at 21% per teaspoon full, as I said I use it in my coffee at 2 x teaspoons (aprox) and it gives a great taste and no high nor couch locked, it will get you “High” if you take more but the idea isn’t to get high or wasted on the edibles. The stone is body and can take time to notice so don’t consume one table spoon till the quart is gone so you can tell, wait and slowly test it, otherwise its just a waste. I consume aprox 30 cups of coffee a day (14 hrs day). I do not use it in every cup, 5 cups x 10 teaspoons in a day and yes you can tell you are high. I have my own potency test kit. I would highly recommend that anyone seriously interested in making edibles get one. Enjoy

    • Lea Werthman

      December 19, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      where did you find a potency kit?

  29. Connie

    November 30, 2020 at 2:44 am

    What about using Agave instead of honey?

  30. Tori

    March 2, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    Okay this may be a stupid question but do you grind the bud up first(to decarb)? Or do you leave them as buds?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      March 3, 2021 at 9:03 pm

      Not a stupid question! If you check out our article on decarbing, we walk you through the process. We recommend just using your hands. You don’t want it overly ground.

  31. Rachel Nelson

    April 10, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Hey, thanks for this recipe. So I experimented a little bit and added a TBSP of liquid sunflower lecithin. Probably a mistake, as after 4 hrs in crock pot it smells burnt and looks like black tar. It sticks to a spoon like hard candy. Is it the lecithin perhaps?

    • Cannabis Spatula

      April 13, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      It probably is the lecithin. You should be able to soften it to use it by heating it in the microwave. Have you tried that?

  32. Robin

    May 25, 2021 at 6:58 am

    What do you do with the weed that’s left over (strainered). Is it not useable and just throw away? I hate throwing things away!

    • Cannabis Spatula

      June 14, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      It really has no value anymore – you’ve already gotten all of the TCH out of it. It would be great on a compost pile?

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