A Beginners Guide to Making Weed Butter

A Beginners Guide to Making Weed Butter

Weed butter — also known as cannabutter — is one of the essential ingredients in cooking with marijuana. Making weed butter is all about extracting the cannabinoids and terpenes from the cured buds and infusing them into the butter fats. This is an extremely versatile product, as you can substitute any amount of regular butter with the THC-infused one in order to spice up your next meal. THC is fat-soluble, so it works best with fats. If any of the food you consume daily has some fat in ingredients, you can actually infuse it with weed. You can make weed butter out of any high-THC strain provided that you had decarboxylated it first. While dried flowers are the most common choice for this job, people also use solventless hash or trim to achieve their magical cooking ingredient. Whether you’re a food aficionado or medical cannabis patient, this guide will help you understand how to make weed butter at home. We’ll also cover different THC dosages as well as common uses for cannabutter in the kitchen. Let’s take one important cooking class! Why Make Your Own Weed Butter? As mentioned, THC is fat-soluble, so if you want effective ingestion, you need to infuse it into some kind of fat. People make lots of different THC infusions, from olive oil to coconut oil, but weed butter is hands down the most iconic cooking fat among cannabis consumers. For one, butter mostly consists of animal-derived saturated fats, so it packs more flavor into your dishes. If you’ve ever made scrambled eggs using canola oil and then switched to butter, you should remember...
How to Make Your Own Delicious Weed Gummies

How to Make Your Own Delicious Weed Gummies

Weed gummies are perhaps our favorite THC-infused sweets. There’s something special about munching on those delicious gummy bears; they resemble the innocent times of childhood and they actually bring that joy back by getting you high just like a decent bar of weed brownies. If you’re looking for something to kick back and relax after work or you just want to try a fun way to medicate — weed gummies will soon become your favorite treat. Once you empty your first bag of dispensary-bought weed gummies, you won’t be able to stop thinking about making your own batch of infused gummy bears at home. But what’s so special about weed gummies? Aren’t they just regular gummy bears with some THC inside? Nope. There’s actually more to love about these marijuana-infused sweets. Continue reading to find out why we love weed gummies so much. First Up, Why Make Your Own Weed Gummies? Well, first of all, you know what you’re putting inside your gummies. Store bought gummy bears are loaded with artificial sugars, flavors, and additives that are far from being healthy. With homemade snacks, this isn’t a problem because you have full control over the ingredients. This way, you can have a not-so-guilty pleasure and a daily dose of your natural medicine in one. Another reason to make your own wee gummies is easy storage. All you need is toss them in some sugar when done to prevent sticking — then store your gummies in the fridge until they’re ready for consumption.  THC gummies also make dosing much easier because a single gummy doesn’t pack as much THC as...
Afghan Kush Strain Review

Afghan Kush Strain Review

Afghan Kush is one of the most iconic purebreds that is appreciated for its utter physical relaxation. This 95% pure indica grows large, fragrant flowers that boast a heavy high despite its moderate THC content. Afghn Kush is one of the best choices for novice consumers who’d like to start exploring the world of indica strains. This bud is all about tension relief, making the user as relaxed as they could possibly be. Let’s take a peek at Afghan Kush and see what traits are responsible for its no-fuss body high. Origins of Afghan Kush Like many “kush” varieties, Afghan Kush comes from the Hindu kush mountain range and has been bred and perfected over the years, providing indica lovers with just the perfect Afghan indica experience. This strain was created by a Sensi Seeds partner in Netherlands who mastered its genetics, breeding a perfect Indica flower that’s easy to grow even for complete newbies. The bud is capable of relaxing even the most stressed out people out there. Potency of Afghan Kush Afghan Kush is a moderately potent strain, with an average THC content of 17%, peaking at 21% in some phenotypes. The potency of this flower doesn’t derive from its THC concentrations; rather, it’s thanks to the sedating nature of the strain and its above-average CBD content that can sit at 6%. That’s why the high from Afghan Kush is mostly body-focused, without heavy cerebral stimulation. What Does Afghan Kush Look Like? Afghan Kush is a 95% indica strain, and as such, its buds are very tightly packed, resembling popcorn and covered in a fair amount of...
The Ultimate CBD Edibles, Gummies & Snacks Guide

The Ultimate CBD Edibles, Gummies & Snacks Guide

Remember when the only way to ingest CBD was through tinctures and vapes? Those days are long gone. As the CBD craze continues to roll across the world, there’s a massive selection of options when you’re deciding on your go-to consumption method.  Some people stick to traditional choices like oil drops or capsules, whereas others prefer to explore new possibilities, such as CBD edibles. Speaking of which, the abundance of different CBD edibles — in various formats, shapes, sizes, and flavors — is impressive, to say the least. You don’t need to look far to notice this abundance. Just type “CBD gummies” in your browser and you’ll be flooded with so many flavors and formulas that your next favorite word for the rest of the month will be “confusion.” But what are CBD edibles in the first place? Do they offer some benefits that are unique only to this form of cannabidiol? Why have so many people go crazy about CBD edibles? Continue reading to find your answers. What Are CBD Edibles? CBD edibles are one of the most interesting CBD products available. They are infused with cannabidiol — the non-psychoactive cannabinoid naturally produced by cannabis plants. CBD has a plethora of health benefits because it modulates our endocannabinoid system — the most important neurochemical network in our bodies. This compound is extracted from cannabis plants — both hemp and selective marijuana strains can be used to achieve that — and further infused into different products intended for human consumption. Simply put, CBD edibles are just sweets that have been infused with CBD extracts. You can eat them to...
The Best Marijuana Strains for Anxiety

The Best Marijuana Strains for Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural reaction to stressful situations or life-threatening events. When it appears occasionally, this is pretty normal. After all, we all get stressed from time to time. But when a person enters a loop where anxiety becomes their everyday companion, it’s a sign that the situation needs fixing. Unfortunately, conventional medicine doesn’t have much to offer to people suffering from anxiety disorders. Commonly prescribed anxiolytics and antidepressants may mask the symptoms, but the list of side effects they may induce outweighs the potential benefits. This is where cannabis steps forward. Marijuana has a well-documented record of anxiolytic and antidepressant properties with only minimal (if any) side effects. Cannabinoids — the active compounds in marijuana — have been investigated as potential agents in treating anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic stress, attention disorders, fatigue, on top of other mental disorders. In this article, we review our top 4 marijuana strains for anxiety. We’ve compiled both classic buds and less obvious choices — all of which should provide relief from everyday worries. 1. Sour OG Also known as 818 Headband, Sour OG is a cross of two world-famous strains — OG Kush and Sour Diesel.  Sour OG holds a 50/50 ratio of indica to sativa, ensuring a balanced sensation of uplifted mind and relaxed body. The THC content of this strain generally sits around 22%, with some phenotypes reaching up to 27%. Appearance-wise, Sour OG is rich-green with white crystalline trichomes and orange hair. The buds are round and densely packed with a generous coating of resin indicative of its above-average THC concentrations. This hybrid smells like lemon, pine, and gasoline,...
The Best Cannabis Concentrates for Beginners

The Best Cannabis Concentrates for Beginners

Cannabis extracts, oils, and concentrates offer a wealth of benefits that you won’t find in a flower. From easy, convenient dosing to unadulterated flavors, concentrates put great emphasis on the active ingredients in cannabis — the main driving force behind its therapeutic and psychoactive effects. Looking for a strong, euphoric high? Or a fast symptom relief? What about symptom relief without the buzz? That’s possible, too. In this article, we’ll show you the best cannabis concentrates for beginners. Once you’ve learned which concentrates are the easiest to consume, you’ll have a good starting point for further discoveries. All aboard! The Best Cannabis Concentrates for Beginners Most people associate cannabis concentrates with dabs, which are the waxy extracts that you vape in a vaporizer or blaze in a dab rig. But, not all concentrates are consumed the same way. In fact, there are a few smoke-free consumption methods that you can incorporate into your routine. Of course, as a beginner, you don’t want to go all-in, which is why we’ve saved the stronger concentrates for another blog post. In this section, we’ll also help you figure out the best transition from flowers to extracts, and give you some handy dosage tips. Let’s start from the simplest forms of concentrated cannabis. 1. Kief When you closely examine your cannabis flower, you’ll notice a crystalline coating on every part of the bud. These are trichomes, where all the cannabinoids and terpenes are contained — the reason we consume the herb. When you grind the buds, some trichomes fall off during the process, forming a green powder referred to as kief. For collecting...
The Real Difference Between Sativa vs Indica

The Real Difference Between Sativa vs Indica

Categorizing cannabis strains by species — sativa or indica — is very common among consumers, especially those who are new to the herb. Ask your friends and they will tell you right away that you can get an indica or sativa (or hybrid strains). They’ll probably think that sativa makes you feel invigorated and uplifted, while indica induces a couch-locking high and a strong case of the munchies While this is true to some extent, this classification is oversimplified — the geographic origins of the plant doesn’t have much to do with determining its effects. So what’s the real difference between sativa vs indica cannabis strains? We’ll discuss it in this article — and blow the old system wide open. Are you ready to learn the truth? Sativa vs Indica: An Overview of the Differences Between the Two Cannabis Species Despite coming from the same plant family, sativa and indica originated in various parts of the world and thus have different characteristics and effects. Below we give you a detailed breakdown of the differences between the two species. 1. Geographic Origins of Sativa vs. Indica Cannabis sativaplants are native to countries near the equator, such as Mexico, Colombia, and Thailand. Some signs of sativas are visible in Nepal, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Cannabis indica plants belong to colder regions with higher altitude and mountainous terrains. These strains most likely originated from Afghanistan, Morocco, and Turkey. Many indica varieties have the “kush” end added to their name because this type of cannabis comes from the Hindu Kush region in the Middle East. 2. Visual Characteristics of Sativa vs....
Cannabis Concentrates: What Is Shatter?

Cannabis Concentrates: What Is Shatter?

The abundance of cannabis concentrates can be overwhelming for experienced consumers, let alone those who are new to dabbing. Shatter, oil, wax, crumble, budder, badder, resin — do you know which concentrate to pick for your first dabbing sesh? No? Don’t worry. Honestly, there’s no such thing like a bad concentrate. A properly manufactured dab is a good dab, regardless of its type. Nevertheless, each of those products has its own unique benefits. So does shatter. Shatter is one of the most popular concentrates as of right now — and a subject of our interest for today. We’ve got plenty of things to cover, so without further ado, let’s dive into this! What Is Shatter? Shatter is the purest form of concentrated cannabis that resembles a hard candy in texture. The final consistency of shatter depends on its temperature. Cold shatter looks like a sheet of glass, but when heated, it looks more like thick honey. Your shatter may also vary in transparency and intensity of color depending on a range of factors, such as the amount of terpenes and moisture levels, as well as heat the concentrate gets in contact with. Shatter boasts extremely high potency, with around 80% THC on average. The potency comes at the cost of shatter’s flavor. This product requires higher extraction temperatures to achieve the highest cannabinoid content, which destroys its many terpenes. Because of that, shatter is pretty bland compared to other concentrates. How Is Shatter Made? Shatter is produced through solvent-based extraction. The most common solvent used for making shatter is butane. It pulls THC along with other cannabinoids and terpenes...
Purple OG Strain Review

Purple OG Strain Review

Cannabis is a highly versatile medicine. It often succeeds where conventional treatment methods fail. The abundance of medical marijuana strains allows the users to pick a variety that will effectively tackle their ailments due to specific traits. Purple OG is one of the most renowned medical cannabis strains. This flower provides complete physical relaxation and relief from stress, proving an effective alternative for chronic anxiety, inflammation, severe pain, and lack of appetite on top of other conditions. Despite being a demanding strain in terms of cultivation, Purple OG can bring generous yields in the hands of an experienced grower. Let’s take a closer look at the Purple OG cannabis strain. Where Does Purple OG Come From? The purple OG marijuana strain is a descendant of Purple Kush and Cali OG Kush, both of which hail from the Hindu Kush and Afghani lineage. Purple OG’s parent strains are believed to have their roots in Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. What is the Average THC Content of Purple OG? On average, Purple OG has THC levels clocking at around 18% — falling into the “moderately potent category.” However, some phenotypes of this flower can reach as high as 27% of the psychoactive compound. Therefore, you should expect quite a punch from smoking the Purple OG strain. What Does the Purple OG Strain Look Like? Appearance-wise, Purple OG has dense buds that take on an earthy green shade, with some hints of purple noticeable among the bush of orange pistils. One of the telltale signs that you’re looking at Purple OG’s nuggets is the generous layer of trichomes — the crystalline glands...
What Are the Health Benefits and Risks of Cannabis?

What Are the Health Benefits and Risks of Cannabis?

The National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that people have been using cannabis to treat various conditions and symptoms for at least 3,000 years — with first records of medical cannabis use dating back to ancient China and Emperor Shen Nung (2,700 B.C.). However, due to the chain of unfortunate events from the past 70 years, cannabis has gained a reputation of a dangerous substance with high potential for abuse and no approved medical applications, having been placed somewhere between ecstasy and heroin. Now we witness a true turnaround of these events, as weed is slowly but surely retaking its good name thanks to continuous research and efforts from cannabis advocates across the world. In this article, we’ll cover the most remarkable health benefits of cannabis — and shed some light on the potential risks of using the herb. What Are the Medical Benefits of Cannabis? As mentioned, people have been using cannabis for medical purposes for thousands of years. Over the last few decades, research has yielded results indicating that cannabis may be an effective treatment for a range of severe conditions — without the dangerous side effects caused by some prescription medications. Below we give you a list of conditions most commonly treated with medical cannabis. 1. Chronic Pain In 2018, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a comprehensive review evaluating more than 10,000 scientific studies on the health benefits of cannabis. One of the most thoroughly examined areas of this report was the use of medical cannabis for chronic pain, a leading cause of disability that affects over 25 million people in the...
What Are Live Resin Cannabis Concentrates?

What Are Live Resin Cannabis Concentrates?

Sinking your nose into a fully mature, raw cannabis plant is an unforgettable experience. The complexity of fragrances captured in a single sniff of a living flower will completely change the way you perceive cannabis plants. At some point of your journey with the herb, you’ll start to wonder whether or not a translation of these gorgeous flavors and aromas into a consumable product is possible. The good news — yes, it is!  The not-so-good news — it’s easier said than done. Upon the harvest, a cannabis plant goes through several processes, such as drying and curing, both of which are essential to achieve a product that is ready for consumption, potent, and full of aromas and flavors. But, for making cannabis concentrates, many of these are lost during the extraction. Many techniques intentionally purge these elements to achieve higher potency at the cost of the essential oils called terpenes. So how is it possible to achieve a potent yet flavorful cannabis extract? The answer is simple— by making live resin. What is Live Resin? Live resin is a type of cannabis concentrate made with freshly harvested cannabis plants. The plant material is exposed to subcritical temperatures prior and during the extraction process. The flash-freezing process of live cannabis plants allows for the preservation of the plant’s entire terpene profile. Other types of concentrates use flowers that undergo drying and curing process. This, in turn, can have a serious impact on terpenes — the aromatic compounds that give cannabis strains their unique fragrances and flavors. With live resin, the plant is frozen right away after the harvest and kept...
Can CBD Gummies Cure Insomnia?

Can CBD Gummies Cure Insomnia?

If you’re tossing in bed from one position to another — belly, right side, left side, on the back — you’re probably one of 70 million Americans affected by sleep disorders. And if those troubles falling asleep become chronic, this means that insomnia might be knocking to your door. Chances are that you’ve already tried several remedies — most likely without success if you’re reading this. CBD is gaining recognition as a highly versatile tool for alleviating a vast range of symptoms, from anxiety to pain, inflammation, and seizures. Research, as well as anecdotal evidence from patients, suggests that CBD may be an effective sleep-promoting agent. There are many ways in which CBD acts on sleep regulation — in this article, we’ll elaborate on each of them. We’ll also give you the answer to the title question: can CBD gummies cure insomnia? Let’s get down into this! What is Insomnia? Insomnia is a sleep disorder that occurs when a person has difficulties falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia experience one or more of the following symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep Waking up too early in the morning Feeling tired upon waking Waking up several times at night and having trouble going back to sleep Insomnia can be both chronic and acute. Acute insomnia can last from one night to a few weeks, whereas chronic insomnia is a long-term condition. In order to be diagnosed with insomnia, an individual would have to experience it a least three nights a week for at three months. There are two types of insomnia: Primary insomnia: primary insomnia means that there are no other...