5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Weed Stems
In the world of weed, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions floating around. One such is what to do with stems. Or can you somehow utilize them? The stem contains little to no psychoactive components. But this doesn't necessarily mean stems are a waste in your crop. They can have several surprising uses. Read on to find out.
The surprising benefits of weed stems
Weed stems are the leftover parts of a marijuana plant that people often discard because they contain little to no psychoactive components. One thing you would never want to do is to smoke them. You won't get any fun unless coughing and sore throat make you high (people are strange).
However, cannabis stems are one of the most useful leftover parts after you make weed brownies or marijuana oil. Many people consider them useless and throw them in the trash can without any second thought. Of course, stems do not benefit from cannabinoids like THC, but they still have some features and benefits you can utilize. And you can also decarboxylate weed stems with a few grams of dried cannabis.
And one very important thing to remember: CBD, THC etc. are not water-soluble. To extract them you absolutely need a binding agent like oil, butter, or whole milk.
Here are five ways to use weed stems (besides smoking).
How to make cannabis tea
Cannabis tea is easy to make. All you need is some hot water, milk, a pot, and weed stems. Break the stems into small pieces and add them to the hot mix of milk and water. Let it steep for about 15 minutes, or bring to a very light boil and keep on stirring for 7 minutes. Then filter and enjoy your tea.
How to make cannabis topicals with weed stem
Topicals are lotions, balms, or creams that are applied to the skin to provide localized relief from pain, inflammation, and other conditions. They are often made with cannabis oil or butter. To make topicals with weed stems, you will need some oil or butter, a saucepan, and a container to hold the finished product. Melt the oil first, and then add broken weed stems to it. Simmer the mixture to a light boil. Once the water has evaporated from the mixture, remove it from the heat so that it will not burn. Pour this herbal oil into your container, and allow it to harden before use.
How to make weed stem broth
Weed stem broth is another useful product you can make with cannabis stems. To make this broth, you will need some baking soda, water, a large saucepan, dried weed stems (around 2 cups), and cooking oil. Add the stems, oil, and 1 cup of water to your saucepan first, and cook them on high heat for about twenty minutes. Remove the stems from the pan using a metal strainer and discard them. Pour in some more water and add baking soda. Bring the mixture to a boil again. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for another 20 minutes. Pour out the weed stem broth into a container, and allow it to cool before use.
How to make marijuana milk
Marijuana milk is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and other essentials. This weed-based drink is also easy to make and can be used as a replacement for non-vegan kinds of milk like soy and rice milk. To make this delicious and nutritious beverage, you will need some water, marijuana stems (around 2 cups), avocado/olive oil, sugar (optional), vanilla extract (optional), and a blender. Pour in some water into your blender, followed by the marijuana stems. Turn the machine on and blend until thoroughly mixed. Strain out the mixture through a strainer to separate it from any solid pieces. Add sugar or vanilla extract, as well as some oil (avocado or olive works best). Blend again until everything is mixed well. You can adjust the amount of sugar and oil you use until you get the perfect taste for your milk.
How to make cannabutter with weed stems
Cannabutter is one of the best things you can make with marijuana stems because not only does it taste good, it has a myriad of health benefits. You can make this butter with stems, leaves, or buds. For the best results, you should use female cannabis plants because they are higher in THC content. This weed-based ingredient is often used to make marijuana edibles like brownies and cookies. To make cannabutter with weed stems, you will need some water, cooking oil, weed stems, butter or margarine, and a saucepan. Start by boiling the weed stems in oil or water for about 20 minutes or until it boils. Strain out the mixture to remove the stems from your now green-colored cooking oil. Add some butter to your saucepan now, followed by the weed leaf juice you just created. Simmer the mixture for about an hour or until it thickens. You can store this cannabutter in airtight containers and use them to make your favorite marijuana edibles.
Weed stems can go unnoticed and be thrown away, but they may provide surprising advantages. Because these parts of the cannabis plant don't include any psychoactive chemicals, you won't get high from smoking them. But they have a lot of benefits that make it worth taking time to learn how to use them in your kitchen. In this article, we've given you five different ways that weed stems can help improve your life with simple recipes. Try them out and see which ones you like the best.