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 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...