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If you are a fan of cannabis edibles, you may benefit from using marijuana sprays. While weed sprays are not as widely available as gummies, capsules, oils, or other edible options, they are quickly becoming a favorite among recreational and medical marijuana users for their health benefits and ease of use.

If you can’t find a cannabis spray product at your local dispensary or online or want to create your spray at home, we’ve created an easy-to-follow cannabis spray recipe for any user. We show you what supplies you need and step-by-step instructions for creating a high-potency spray.

What Are Marijuana Sprays?

Cannabis sprays can feature CBD, THC, or a mix of both cannabinoids, depending on your desired effects. Oral sprays come in a spray bottle with a spray applicator on top. Cannabis sprays can be easily and discreetly applied into your mouth. Generally, they are flavored to offset the harsh cannabis flavor, making them enjoyable to ingest.

How to Use a Marijuana Spray

Cannabis sprays are used differently than traditional marijuana tinctures and oils. Instead of using a dropper to accurately drop the dose into your mouth or under your tongue, you just need to spray your desired amount into your mouth. We recommend starting with the lowest dose possible and gauging the effects before increasing or decreasing your dose.

Benefits of Marijuana Spray

Cannabis spray is an easy and discreet way to consume the essential oils of your favorite marijuana strain. While there are many ways to consume cannabis, marijuana sprays may be an optimal delivery method for many recreational or medical marijuana users.

Here are a few reasons why marijuana sprays are beneficial:

  • Fast absorption – Since cannabis is sprayed directly into the mouth, the cannabinoids and terpenes absorb in the mouth and avoid being metabolized in the liver. That means speedier absorption and quicker-acting effects.
  • Precise dosing – Marijuana sprays allow users to precisely dose with each spray, as long as they know how many milligrams of THC and CBD are in each spray.
  • Versatile – Marijuana sprays can be swallowed, absorbed under the tongue, or applied to edibles
  • Good for those with digestive issues – Marijuana sprays can avoid going through the digestive system when used sublingually.
  • Good for those with nausea – Marijuana sprays are an easy way to experience relief without eating or drinking an infused edible, which can trigger nausea or vomiting, especially in cancer patients.

What You Need to Make Marijuana Spray

  • Oral spray bottle with applicator
  • 1 gram cannabis distillate
  • 100 ml 100% MCT oil
  • Dropper
  • Glass measuring cup
  • Food flavoring
  • Stirrer stick
  • Microwave
  • Digital food scale

How to Make a Marijuana Spray

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  1. Pour 100 ml of 100% MCT oil into the measuring cup. Place the measuring cup on the scale. Use the tare feature to reset the scale back to zero.
  2. Add 1 gram of cannabis distillate into the measuring cup with MCT oil. You will know when you have added enough when the scale reads one gram. If necessary, gently heat the oil with a lighter to melt it directly into the measuring cup.
  3. Heat the measuring cup mixture in a microwave at a reduced power level (medium-high) for about one minute. The glass measuring cup may be too hot. Use an oven mitt or kitchen towel to remove it from the microwave.
  4. Use the stirrer stick to mix the distillate and the MCT oil properly.
  5. Use a dropper to transfer the mixture into the oral spray bottle.
  6. Add a few drops (depending on your desired amount) of your favorite food-grade flavoring. Shake the bottle to incorporate the flavoring. Spray the spray into your mouth to check the flavor. If necessary, add more drops and mix well. 
  7. Put the top onto the spray bottle and store it in a dark, dry, and cool place.
  8. When you are ready to use it, shake the bottle well before each use to mix the ingredients again. Spray it in your mouth or on any edible recipe to give your edibles a dose of THC or CBD.

Marijuana Spray FAQ's

What Is a Marijuana Spray?

A marijuana spray is a method of consuming cannabis in which the active ingredients, such as THC and CBD, are administered in the form of a liquid spray. When taken orally, it is commonly administered beneath the tongue.

How Do You Use an Oral Cannabis Spray?

Shaking the bottle, removing the top, and then spraying the required quantity under your tongue are the normal steps involved in using an oral spray. The beverage should be held in this position for a predetermined amount of time (often half a minute) before being swallowed in order to allow for absorption.

How Quickly Does Marijuana Spray Work?

Due to the rapid absorption of the active components through the mucous membranes in the mouth, the effects are typically experienced within fifteen to thirty minutes of taking the product. In most cases, this is quicker than consuming edibles, although it is slower than smoking or vaping.

What Are the Benefits of Using Marijuana Spray?

The use of this product is not only discrete and handy, but it also allows for exact dosing and provides a smokeless alternative for individuals who would rather not inhale cannabis.

Is Marijuana Spray as Effective as Smoking or Edibles?

Although the experience may vary, marijuana spray has the potential to be just as beneficial. When compared to smoking, sprays typically provide a more controlled dosage as well as a cleaner means of infusing the substance. Sometimes the effects are not as strong as those of edibles, but they happen much more quickly.

Can You Make Your Own Cannabis Spray?

Yes, it is feasible to produce your own cannabis spray by combining cannabis with alcohol or oil and then shaking the mixture. On the other hand, achieving precise dosing might be difficult, and it is essential to be aware of the legality of cannabis products that are created at home in your region.

How Long Do the Effects of Marijuana Spray Last?

There is a wide range of length for the effects, but they normally last between two and four hours. There are a number of factors that can influence this, including the particular formulation, dosage, and individual tolerance.

Are There Different Types of Cannabis Sprays?

There are sprays available that contain a variety of cannabis profiles, including as THC-dominant, CBD-dominant, and balanced THC/CBD formulations. These sprays are designed to meet a wide range of therapeutic requirements and preferences.

Can Marijuana Spray Have Side Effects?

Possible side effects include dry mouth, dizziness, changes in appetite, and mood alterations, similar to other forms of cannabis consumption. Starting with a low dose is advisable to gauge individual response.

Where Can I Buy Cannabis Oral Sprays?

Additional Considerations for Making Cannabis Spray

While the recipe above provides users with a simple and affordable way to make marijuana spray, there are many ways to make this solution. Cannabis sprays can be made with high-grade alcohol instead of MCT oil, dried and cured cannabis flower instead of concentrate, and a hot plate stirrer instead of a microwave.

Users can increase the potency of their weed spray, depending on their desired effects, by adding more distillate oil and less MCT oil.

However, adding too much concentrate into the MCT oil mixture can make the solution too thick to spray. Making minor changes to the marijuana spray recipe listed above can yield the right product for you.

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Karen Getchell, expert cannabis writer
Karen Getchell

Karen gained expertise in developing training programs and technical documentation as a Senior Editor at Cisco Systems. She began her journey in cannabis as a patient, searching for a way to heal herself. When she perfected a method for making cannabis oil, other patients began to seek her out. An early adopter of CBD medicine, she started her CBD-infused-products business in 2014. Over the last two decades, Karen has taught hundreds of patients and caregivers how to select strains, infuse oils, and extract cannabinoids.

When she isn’t teaching cannabis cooking classes, Karen works as a cannabis business consultant, writes for online cannabis publications like Cannabis Training University, Leafly, and Weedmaps, and runs a CBD-infused-product business.

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