ABV Oil Capsules

ABV (Already Been Vaped) Infused Olive Oil

ABV Infused EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) Capsules

One relatively unknown cost-saving feature of vaping cannabis flower (known as dry herb vaping or flower vaping) involves reusing your AVB cannabis material (also known as ABV). What is AVB, you ask? AVB stands for “already vaped bud” (or already been vaped) and is the dry and crispy, brown material left inside your vaporizer unit after use. Vaping leaves some of the cannabis “ingredients” still locked inside the material after your session.

Although levels are greatly reduced, these leftovers can be used to help stretch your medication dollars! This material can be made into your own edibles, tinctures, capsules, and more. This cannabis has already been activated or “decarbed” and is ready for immediate use! This includes eating the material directly! Most patients prefer to infuse it into oils or butters to offset some of the taste.

Water-curing your AVB material is another option to remove this taste. You can also try stuffing the material directly inside a capsule. Others prefer to make into topical skin creams instead. Regardless, we highly recommend you explore the cost-saving benefits of vaping dry herb and reusing your AVB material. A very handy guide on how to best accomplish water-curing can be found here].

Do you decarb ABV?

If you have infused cannabis oil or butter, you should already be aware that this requires a two-step process to accomplish. You must first decarboxylate (or “activate”) your cannabis before introducing it into your chosen material for infusing. When using AVB, this step has already been accomplished during the vaping session. So you can skip the decarb with ABV. You simply proceed with infusing your cannabis into your oil or butter.

Tips for infusing ABV

Normally I collect an at least an ounce of material before infusing, simply for time management. You can substitute EVOO with melted coconut oil or butter if you prefer. I chose EVOO for the additional health benefits without the saturated fat content. If you decide to add the ABV infused oil to capsules, you can easily find these on Amazon. They have many different size capsules, so you can choose what works best for you. We used 000 which holds a full 1ml/cc of oil.
Patients often find that some cheaper vaporizers often allow combustion to occur from too-high temperatures and find only ashes in the chamber. If you discover this is the case, you are still smoking cannabis and are not truly vaping. Use a higher-end vaporizer with programmable temperature controls (for best results); if using a pre-programmed unit, set the unit to a lower temperature setting to prevent this from happening. Combustion (burning) of cannabis and potential toxins start to occur when temperatures reach over 450 degrees. Check out the vaporization guide on the Dark Horse Delta website to help you get the most out of your cannabis medication.

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                 ABV Infused Olive Oil

ABV Infused Olive Oil

Recipe by Chelsie Miles
Course: Oils & ButtersCuisine: Oils & ButtersDifficulty: Easy
5 from 1 vote


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  • 1 ounce 1 ABV Cannabis

  • 1 1 mason jar with tight fitting lid

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Crockpot

  • gel capsules

  • small syringe

  • strainer & cheesecloth


  • Add approximately 2 cups water to the crock pot. Add your AVB material into a clean mason jar
  • Add enough EVOO to fully saturate the cannabis material, pausing to allow the oil to soak through to the bottom and completely saturate all the cannabis and slightly cover the top. The more oil that is added, the less the overall strength of the capsules will be.
  • Put the lid (upside down to prevent the heat from sealing your jar) or use foil to seal the top of the mason jar. Place the sealed jar into the crock pot water bath. Cook on low setting for 2 hours to complete the infusion process. Check it periodically to shake and agitate the material. Note: boiling/ too high temperatures can lead to destroying some of the precious cannabis “ingredients” and should be avoided.
  • Top your draining container with your strainer lined with cheesecloth to catch any plant material from getting back into your oil. If not using a strainer, you can place a double or triple folded sheet of cheesecloth over the top of another mason jar. Secure the cheesecloth with a rubber band around the outside of the mason jar, forming a pouch in the center to allow for the cannabis material and oil to be collected and drained. Pour the material into the cheesecloth and allow to drain.
  • Allow the oil to cool to avoid burns and melting your gel caps with hot oil. After most of the oil has drained, gently squeeze and express the rest of the oil from the cheesecloth and dispose of the material. The cheesecloth can be washed and reused multiple times
  • Once cooled, use a syringe to pull up to 1ml/cc of oil. Separate your gel cap and inject the oil directly into the capsule half. Place the top onto the gel cap, gently pressing closed until well secured. Place into a clean storage jar. Repeat this process until all the oil is injected into capsules. Refrigerate for longer storage.
  • You cannot really tell how strong these capsules will be without a test run. Be aware that the THC percentage (and other ingredients as well) will be greatly reduced. My personal experience is that 3 capsules of AVB equals the strength of 1 capsule of infused fresh cannabis. It really depends on how good your vape session was (how much of the ingredients are left after vaping) and how strong the cannabis was to begin with. My collection of AVB leftovers consists of many different strains and strengths


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