How to Make Canna Syrup

Liz Filmer
06 Jul 2024

With only four ingredients and minimal cooking time, this syrup is easy to make and will keep for up to three months in your fridge. It is also vegan! You can use cannabis syrup in any recipe that requires sugar or simple syrup.

Canna syrup will also mix well with cold or hot drinks, such as smoothies or tea. If you’re cutting out the alcohol in your cocktails you can even add it to a glass of juice or tonic with ice, and you have a drink that will still give you a nice buzz.

It also makes an excellent maple syrup substitute and can be drizzled over pancakes, waffles, ice cream or anything else!


This recipe needs cannabis flower but you can also use Shake or Trim. Depending on what you choose to use, the potency may differ.

Although canna syrup is known for kicking in fast but may still take up to 45 minutes to begin to feel the effects. With edibles, you should always start low and go slow.

A starting dose of 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon is enough to start. Once you know how strong your syrup is, you can adjust the serving up or down to match your preference.

It goes without saying that you always need to keep edibles out of the reach of children. Keep the syrup, stored away out of the reach of little hands.

How Do You Make Canna Syrup?

  • Ingredients
  • 3 cups of water
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar 
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable glycerin-Find this at most grocery stores. Use for 100% food-grade glycerin.
  • 1-3g of cannabis flower
  • Optional: Flavouring or extract, including lemon, mint or vanilla


  • saucepan 
  • fine mesh strainer 
  • storage container 


  • Decarboxylate your cannabis flower.
  • Boil the water on the stove. 
  • Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Then add the cannabis flower and stir. At this point, you can also add any flavour extract if you so wish.
  • Cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes. Keep the heat on low to medium after the initial boil so as not to burn off any of the THC.
  • Remove the lid and add the glycerin. Simmer for 7-10 minutes uncovered until the mixture thickens, stir regularly. Don’t leave the mixture unattended or it may begin to congeal.  
  • Remove from the stove and allow the mixture to cool. Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a small container. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 months.

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Liz Filmer