The Basics of Making Cannabis Gummy Bears

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You’ve seen cannabis gummy bears when you visit your favorite dispensary. Through the corner of your eye, you get a glimpse of the assortment of delicious looking edibles now so readily available in the marketplace. The truth is, you no longer have to admire from afar; you can begin making your very own edibles at home. Let’s start with the basics:

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Cannabis Gummy Bears

Tgummy-bears-cannabishis is what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water
  • 1-3 teaspoons of Vegetable Glycerin
  • Four packets of Gelatin (Unflavored)
  • One package of Jello. (3 Ounces)
  • Cannabis Oil* (Amount is up to you.)
  • Pipette or turkey baster.

You will also need some Gummy Bear molds and a good non-stick pot. Be careful as the candy can become extremely sticky when it is liquid form. You will also need about a gram or less of Decarboxylated Shatter BHO. Be very careful here because this is where the potency comes from. Be mindful that different people have different tolerance levels. Typical cannabis can contain up to 20 percent THC. However, with edibles that number can be much higher.

Shatter is considered the one of the purest of all cannabis extracts that is consumed by smoking. It appears as a glassy, clear, amber colored substance. It contains some of the highest degrees of terpenes among the concentrated extracts. The questions are, however, how the process should be done and exactly how much shatter can you get through the process of Butane extraction also known as BHO (Butane Hash Oil)?

The substance contains a vastly higher THC percentage – somewhere between 60-90 percent. Typical marijuana, in its most natural form, only contains anywhere between eight and twenty percent THC, which is the cannabinoid in marijuana that produces the buzz.

1) Decarboxylate your extract

You’ll need to activate the THC to have the cannabis gummy bears work. This involves heating the oven to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 30 minutes. Once the extract is de-carbed, turn the stove on medium heat, and pour the cold water, gelatin, and jello mix into the pot. Mix that all up and keep stirring.

2) Mix in your extract of choice

As the previous step continues heating up and dissolving your gelatin, mix in your extract of choice. Mix it thoroughly, still on medium heat. If you see brown spots in the pan, that is the shatter.

3) Add one teaspoon of vegetable glycerin and mix it well

By now the brown spots should have disappeared. The mix should appear smooth and blended. However, if the blend is not smooth, you can add another teaspoon of vegetable glycerine, but do not exceed three teaspoons.

4) Start putting the mix into the mold of your choice.

Reduce the oven heat to low. You can use the turkey baster to draw the mixture and fill the molds.


Place the molds in the refrigerator and allow the cannabis gummy bears to settle for approximately 30 minutes.

6) Time to get high!

The batch should last around a week with moderate use at room temperature – longer if frozen until needed.

Article By: Alfonzo Porter