What the **** is cannabis-infused powder?

Margaret Madden
What the **** is cannabis-infused powder?

Want to make your own cannabis-infused powder?

By following a few steps you can be sprinkling your weed powder in drinks, in baked good, hell, you can sprinkle some on your food at your next family dinner and no one will even know. Everything can become an edible! These convenient powders are water soluble, odourless and flavourless, which means you can use them in creative ways while avoiding the taste or smell of cannabis that some find distasteful.

Powders are unique because they contain water-soluble cannabinoids.

Normally, cannabis is fat-soluble, which is why it’s often infused into fats like butter or coconut oil. Our bodies best absorb cannabinoids with fat. But because of this, sometimes it takes traditional edibles a while to kick in - think 60 minutes or longer. Water-soluble cannabinoids are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, making this powder a powerful, fast-acting edible. Instead of an hour, the effects can often be felt in under 30 minutes and usually don’t last as long either, offering some distinct advantages over their slow-digesting counterparts.

To get started, gather your supplies and follow the steps below.

You’ll need:

  • 30ml of cannabis oil (MCT oils is the most suitable, but any liquid oil will work) 250g tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon sunflower lecithin, either powdered or liquid - this ingredient is key to making your powder water soluble as it is able to absorb and emulsify the cannabis oil (fat) when mixed into water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or whisk
  • Measuring cup or scale to weigh your ingredients
  • Fine mesh sieve or flour sifter


  1. Start by putting the tapioca starch and lecithin in the mixing bowl.\
  2. Slowly add the cannabis oil while stirring the powder with your wooden spoon or whisk.  Be sure to mix thoroughly to distribute the cannabis oil. 
  3. Once you feel that the powder and oil are well combined, run the powder through your sieve or flour sifter.  This give the powder a finer texture while removing any clumps.  This part can be tedious, be patient, the results are worth it.
  4. Put the powder into a glass jar.


That’s it, your cannabis infused powder is ready to use!  Be sure to label with the calculated approximate potency (look for a potency calculator online if you need help) and store it in an airtight container. Kept in a cool, dry place, it should be good for up to 6 months. 


If this seems like a lot of hassle there’s a quick and easy way to infuse your foods and beverages without the work.

Ripple by The Green Organic DutchmanThe Green Organic Dutchman makes Ripple Dissolvable Powders, available in 10mg of THC, 10mg of CBD or a Balanced powder 1:1 THC:CBD.  Like the homemade version, it’s quick-dissolving and fast acting and will transform any food or drink into an edible. Unlike the DIY powder, if offers a precise dose, so you can consume with confidence.  With only 4 ingredients, and no synthetic additives or added flavours, it’s made without animal ingredients for the vegan foodies.  Packaged discretely, bring it your next potluck or happy hour and sprinkle in some fun.


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