Cannabis used for hemp production has been selected for other traits, including a low THC content, so as to comply with the 2018 Farm Bill. Consequently, many varieties of hemp produce significant quantities of CBD.
Cannabis is grown from one of two sources: a seed or a clone. Seeds carry genetic information from two parent plants and can express many different combinations of traits: some from the mother, some from the father, and some traits from both.
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As we’ve mentioned, cannabis is a dioecious plant, meaning male and female reproductive organs appear on different plants.
Germinating cannabis seeds doesn’t always go as planned. Some seeds will be duds. Others will be slow and take longer to sprout. But some will pop quickly and grow rapidly.
Males will have round balls—these will develop into pollen sacs, which will release pollen into the air when mature.
So, if you were making a beginner’s sized edible (usually between 5 and 10mg per edible), then 1 gram of herb would make you 20 edibles. But, we don’t live in a world of 100% transfer—instead, you can expect around 50% transfer. So, to make 20 edibles from a 20% THC herb, you’re going to need 2 grams of bud.
When it comes to knowing how potent your edibles are, it’s crucial to calculate the doses. On average, most bud today contains between 15–20% THC, but what does this mean when you’re cooking with it?
Terpenes are responsible for the flavours and aromas of a plant. As we learn more about cannabis, we’re discovering that terpenes also play a massive part in the herb’s effects too.
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• High in THC for a strong effect: Royal Gorilla
When making cannabutter, remember you will have to keep the temperature low and steady for an extended period, which slow cookers are perfect for (if you have one).
A little goes a long way. Many novices waste lots of bud when they start experimenting in the kitchen. In general, you do not need a huge amount of cannabis to create the punch you are looking for. Check out this cannabutter recipe to get an idea of how much you should be using.