- 3 teaspoonfuls of decarboxylated marijuana buds and the stems from your plant
- 3 teaspoonfuls of organic dried chamomile
- 3 teaspoonfuls of organic dried rose buds
- Cannabis infused honey to taste
Here is a nice soothing tea that you can make for yourself. You can use the stems from your plant to enhance the total effects of your infused tea.
There is however no need to throw away the stems of the cannabis plant. If you are mindful of never wasting anything, there are ways to include the stems of the plant, here is a suggestion for their use.
Smoking weed stems is not a good idea. Below I have listed some of the reason for that statement.
The benefits of weed infused tea have been discussed for years. Pain relief is one of the number one reasons that this method of consuming tea is used. The tea for pain relief should be made from a strain that is high in CBD. If you suffer from painful arthritis, a nice cup of hot cannabis-infused tea will hit the spot.
Uses for marijuana stems
- Digestive system problems can occur when marijuana stems are smoked. The taste is offensive, and the compound from the stalks that you inhale can cause you to experience some unwanted side effects. These side-effects can include abdominal pain vomiting and nausea.
- The amount of stems you would need to smoke to get any high is not even worth mentioning. The stems do not get you high, and the amount of smoke that you inhale into your lungs is dangerous. Your respiratory system reacts to the smoke by constricting your lungs. This is unfavorable for asthma sufferers.
- If migraines plague you stay away from smoking stems. A migraine will be intensified. Your headaches will be longer lasting.
If you are going to use the stems for making your tea, decarboxylation is necessary. After the decarboxylation process, grind up your stems and put them in a teabag. This teabag mixed with your hot chocolate is a delicious way to use those marijuana stems.
Cannabis is a great way of soothing the angry digestive system. Using cannabis and its stems will prove to be effective in controlling and soothing cramps that problems with the digestive system can present.
Smoking weed stems isn't a good idea. There is however no need to throw away the stems of the cannabis plant. If you're mindful of never wasting anything…
The simplest solution, and least recommended, is to grind your stems up and smoke them. This is always super harsh and contains many unwanted compounds from the burning cellulose in the hurds. This cellulose also makes stems burn extremely hot. Hot enough to burn your throat and lungs. Again, this is not recommended, so please be careful. Very few people do this, but for some reason, some do.
To make any kind of tincture you will need a healthy handful of stems that have not been rubbed for hash. Put 450 ml of water or milk in a small saucepan. Chop and add your stems and slowly bring to a gentle, but not bubbling boil, stirring continuously. This should be done for seven or eight minutes as the fluid needs to reduce. Strain out your stems and return to the pot and gentle flame.
If you are not one of the many people who happily grind the stems up with their buds, then you have a nice stem collection. Stems themselves don’t produce resins, but they do collect residues from the flowers they carried and nurtured. Being cannabis, it makes sense that they must have some kinds of value and over time it is possible to assemble quite a collection.
The home grower can add major stalks and trunks as sources of fibres and hurds for the arts and crafts enthusiast. With the amount of medical and recreational cannabis produced globally there is probably enough for there to be a thriving cannabis fibre underground.
Exploring whether cannabis stems have any further use. Once the resinous marijuana is used, what happens to the stems? Throw them out or put them to good use?
Plain cannabis tea can taste a bit rough so you might consider adding herbs and sweeteners to your beverage. For tea, mints, lemon and honey or any flavoured teabag and sugar masks the taste. For chai adding cardamon pods, pepper and honey for that traditional zing is a tasty and mildly stoning and tingly delight.
To get the most from your stems turning up the volume of your THC is the number one priority. Decarboxylizing creates the easily absorb-able and immediately psychoactive THC from THCA which is perfect for tinctures, hash extracts and edibles. To decarboxylize, evenly spread your stems on an oven tray and place in the oven at 110 C for 60 minutes or 100 C for a fan forced oven. Once decarboxylized your stems are ready to go.
On the small scale stems and small stalks can be stripped of their outer fibre. This is called decorticating. The fibres are still held together quite firmly in a tough cellulose matrix. The collected stem fibres will need to be rubbed between your fingers until they separate into individual strands. These individual lengths of fibres can be twisted into tough lengths of raw twine. Over time enough twine can be made for many purposes. Nothing says from the heart like a bracelet made from twine you made yourself.
Blending recycled newspaper or office paper with cannabis stems makes a coarse, but interesting paper useful for making a number of items. The most challenging part to making paper is first making a deckle. This can be pantyhose stretched over a wire armature or old fly-wire screen stapled to a wooden frame. The idea is to have a flat permeable surface that will let the water in the pulp drain away.
Have you ever wondered what to do with your cannabis stems when all the flower material has been used?