How to use cannabis extract? 

Cannabis extract offers various applications that cater to a wide range of needs. The possibilities are endless. In this article, we will explore seven different methods to utilize cannabis extract.

1. Oral Drops

Also known as cannabis oil or CBD oil.  Raw drops are for oral consumption. CBD oil is commonly used for managing anxiety, reducing pain, and alleviating symptoms of various medical conditions, due to its potential therapeutic effects. 

Depending on the properties can be decarbed or non-decarbed. 

Watch our YouTube video to learn how to make CBD oil. To know how to use oral drops, read this article.

2. Raw extract for edibles

A raw extract can be incorporated into any meal. For cold edibles (smoothies etc.), you will typically use decarbed oils. For edibles that get heated (cookies baked in an oven etc.) the heat from baking will perform the decarboxylation. In this case, use the raw extract as the starting material. 

We suggest you try making a cannabutter. It is extremely easy and you can use it for various popular recipes.

3. Gummies

CBD gummies offer a convenient and delicious way to enjoy the potential benefits of cannabidiol. They combine the therapeutic properties of CBD with the convenience of a sweet treat, making them a popular choice for those seeking to manage anxiety, relieve pain, or enhance their overall well-being. This method ensures precise and hassle-free dosing, making CBD gummies a popular option for those exploring the therapeutic potential of CBD.

4. Extracts in vape cartridges (oil vape pens)

One of the big advantages of Merlin400 is that the final product has a very low content of fat/wax (compared to uncured rosin for example). This means that you can use it directly in a vape cartridge without any further processing. 

Many people prefer to use raw extracts in mixes for vaporizers and vape pens. You can use decarbed extracts, but this will be less fragrant, and the cannabinoids will be degraded from being heated two times. 

Alternatively, you can dilute it with terpenes to add taste and make the mix more fluid. To mix, and handle the extract more easily, preheat it on Merlin400 using Program 3. 

Here is a video, that shows how to fill the vape with the raw extract. 

5. E-cigarettes

Like with oil vape pens, most people prefer to use the raw extract when mixing e-liquid for e-cigarettes. Mix your extract with an e-cigarette carrier and (optionally) terpenes in the collection glass. Find the correct ratio in e-cigarette guides. To easily make a homogenous mix, use Program 3. Fill the mixture into the cartridge or tank on your e-cigarette, and puff away! 

6. Dab

Dabbing is much like oil vape pens but a whole topic in itself. Like with oil vape pens, most people prefer to use the raw extract for dabbing. Place the raw extract directly in the dab pen or the dab rig. Heat and enjoy! 

7. Enhanced herbs 

Enhanced herbs are used in a dry herb vaporizer or for smoking. The herbs can be cannabis of both high and low qualities, and other herbs suitable for inhaling e.g. sage, mullein, rosemary, strawberry leaves, etc. Melt the raw extract using Program 3: Heat and melt for mixing. Add dry, grounded herbs in a ratio from 1:3 up to 1:20 (extract:- herb). Mix the raw extract with the dry herbs and massage the mixture into an even blend. 

7. Lotions and Topicals 

Cannabis topicals are skin products infused with cannabis extracts, offering localized relief without psychoactive effects. They’re made by infusing cannabis compounds into a base like coconut oil. These topicals are used for pain, inflammation, and skin conditions, and they’re gaining popularity for their potential therapeutic benefits.

For example, you can try making a cannabis lotion. The extract is mixed with a lotion directly on the skin for external use. People use lotions to remedy arthritis, as anti-aging agents, etc. To make a lotion, mix raw or decarbed extract with a neutral lotion in a ratio from 1:200 to 1:10 (extract : lotion).