The possibilities get even wider, though, if you’re a home grower with even more stems lying around. When you strip trunks and main branches of their much longer fibres, you can start making decorations, baskets, and even yarn if you work at it long enough!
The simplest solution, although it’s the least recommended, is to grind your stems up and smoke them. This is always a harsh experience, and the smoke contains many unwanted compounds from the cellulose in the stems. The cellulose also makes stems burn extremely hot—more than enough to burn your throat and lungs. Again, it is not recommended, so please be careful. Very few people do this, but for some reason, some decide to light them up.
You might not think about it often, but there’s a good bit more you can do with cannabis outside of enjoying its effects. It’s a natural plant material like any other, and that means it can see a lot of use in arts and crafts!
Perhaps one of the most unconventional ways to enjoy cannabis are weed-infused topicals, which have become quite popular over the past couple of years. Along with moisturising your skin, cannabis-infused lotions and creams can help care for your muscles in a new way. They’re also a wonder for supple joints, along with tackling sensitive, red skin especially well. Thankfully, we’ve already got a recipe for cannabis lotion! Note, however, that you’ll be replacing “15–30g of flowers” with 2–3x the amount of stems, or the closest you can get.
Seeds from your weed are very vital to your organ health and entire body. Some of them are not produced by the human body. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids are the main ones you want.
From the mouth to the lungs, weed stems are not human-friendly. First, they taste terrible and provide no pleasure for those who smoke them. Once in the body, the smoke is as bad as tobacco smoke. They can be even more dangerous due to the fact that it constricts airways because it is not meant to be smoked.
Another unlikely product to think about making is cannabis teas and hot cocoas using your leftover stems. These products are easy to make as well. All you have to do is heat up the plant matter and then apply it to your teabag or add it to a hot chocolate mix with a fatty oil. If the flavor is too overpowering, simply add more flavoring until it’s less detectable.
Seeds from cannabis plans are also very high in protein. Plant based products are generally a great source of protein. They are good for the body and very easy to digest. Farmers used to use the seeds to feed their livestock.
Some people who grow their own cannabis will have leaves leftover after they prune their plant. So, if you are unable to smoke them, what can you do with your leftover marijuana stems and leaves? It turns out that stems can be reused in a number of ways so that you can benefit from them as well as your cannabis. Here are a few of the most common ways that stems are reused.
Smoking marijuana can be fun but it often leaves behind a lot of byproducts that one isn’t always sure what they should do with. For example, some of the most common things left behind by smoking cannabis are weed stems and weed seeds.
You may be thinking, how will cannabutter be a useful product if the stems contain almost no THC? True, while weed stems do not have a high level of THC, it takes quite a bit of the material in order to make your own products. The cumulative effect of all the material will help to provide a more mild effect for users.
We take the bud and depending on it's size either hand break it down or roll it through a metal screen. All the large stems and seeds are easy to pick off the screen.
I am an Inventory Manager at a cultivation center in Nevada. By far our most time consuming process is picking stems and seeds out of batches we get for joints. It takes us about 8 hours to roll 100 joints on a good day.
Then we hand grind and put into cones, which is fairly fast.
Now the hard part. What makes it through we have to search through with tweezers and pick out anything that would compromise the taste or structure of the joint.
My question is: Is there any faster way to pick the stems and seeds out? Takes way too long for the price and manpower.