Remember how we recommended that you make your own oils earlier in the article? You can use this same method to make your own topical creams that can then be rubbed in the skin to provide certain benefits. You can take the oil that you make and then add it to other essential massage oils. You can even combine it with lotions and creams that you can rub on your body once the mixture sets.
You can easily take the above ideas to make a hash oil that can be used for vaping or for taking directly for different benefits. With these kinds of products, you generally have to first heat the plant matter and then add it to your choice of oil. Once it is combined, you will let it heat and mix for a couple of hours. You can then filter out all of the plant material. Then you have an oil that can be further mixed or used directly!
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.
Make Your Own Topical
If you’ve read all of the above information and are still tempted to try it out, know that stems contain virtually no THC. It would need to be decarboxylated first which will turn THCA into THC. Weed stems have no visible levels of THC and will not give you the psychoactive high that you are looking for. When combined with the side effects above, it is clear to see why this would is not desirable for anyone.
While you will not commonly find seeds in your marijuana, this does happen on occasion. You will see these pop up as small brown or grey, solid objects that aren’t any normal part of the plant that you would be able to identify. Both of these parts of the cannabis plant can be found in your bud and these are the two that we will focus on throughout this article.
As with marijuana stems, cannabis seeds are relatively versatile. Whether you want to start growing your weed plants or sell your seeds (make sure that this is legal in the state that you live in first), prepare the seeds and eat them as you would with hemp seeds. You can also try to extract the oils in the seeds. You are guaranteed to find a way to get the most out of your marijuana seeds so that you are not forced to throw them away and waste them.
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.
What to do with weed stems and weed stalks? Do weed stems have THC? Weed stalks don’t usually produce enough THC to get high from. In this respect, marijuana stalks are one of the less valuable leftovers from your home grow. Some strains produce trichomes on the stems but most people would struggle to capture sufficient quantities to consider e.g. hash production worthwhile. Instead, many people simply mulch the weed stalks and stems into compost.
Learning how to make weed tea with leaves is one of the more popular ways to reuse cannabis harvest left-overs. You can dry the leaves or use them freshly picked to make tea from. Some use the cannabis leaves as salad leaves, or even juice them, though the strong taste may not be to everyones liking.
Grind weed stalks to make mulch for your garden
Cannabis root tea is one of the more popular cannabis root uses. The roots are usually washed clean, dried and made into a tea. Some people dry and grind the roots to use as part of a skin/topical cream.
Trying to use all parts of the cannabis plant is increasingly popular with those that grow their own cannabis seeds. If you do grow your own weed then you may want to focus your cultivation purely on the best yielding cannabis seeds. The following links and seed recommendations are essential reading for the yield conscious growers.
Other ideas on what weed stems can be used for include drying/grinding them for use in baking or tea. Weed tea with stems is a treat for some growers. Can you smoke weed stems? It’s a common question but THC production from weed stems is very low. Using weed stems to make potent edible cannabis products is also not recommended for the same reason.