The potency of the cannabis plant can best be attributed to its compounds, better known as cannabinoids. These cannabinoids are responsible for its healing properties and have made cannabis a potent option for potentially treating illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma, hepatitis C, epilepsy, Tourette’s syndrome, and more. The most active compounds are the CBD and THC.
THC is the compound with the psychoactive effect that gives people the high that is gotten from marijuana use. And because of this unique property, it is used in mood-inducing, providing a euphoric feeling. It is also used to increase appetite and enhance the mood in depressed people.
It also has antioxidant that helps keep the skin glowing and cuts down the chances of cancer. Knowing the main functions of these two components has made it possible to get the extracts from the plant and use them for specific treatment.
These cannabinoids are also responsible for the two main types of strains available in the plant variety, indica, and Sativa. Indicas are traditionally rich in CBD and thus make it prime for the relieving of pain.
It is used for inducing sleep and helping people with anxiety calm down. Cannabis sativa, on the other hand, is rich in the THC compound and thus makes it appropriate for enhancing mood in depressed people, and increasing appetite. While hybrids, combinations of the two, can have the right amount of both compounds and makes it appropriate for illnesses that cut across both needs.
Taking THC infusions as edibles are high as the liver metabolizes them as compared to when taking with vape or smoking that goes to the bloodstream or brain. Thus, helping the body get the right amount needed, and the excessive or unnecessary high can be avoided. This post would be highlighting simple THC infusions you can try. Shall we?
Cannabutter is butter that has cannabis in it. It is also a simple infusion that, once gotten, aids the immersion with meals or drinks. It could be an end product by being consumed with bread, can be added as toppings on a doughnut, or in a burger and other creative ways.
It could also be used in baking cookies and brownies. It is used to improve sleep and help manage nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.
To make cannabutter, you first have to decarboxylate your cannabis. That is heating your cannabis to make the THC and CBD compound active, as raw cannabis is usually in the THCA compound state. This heating should be done at 115°C if hotter the cannabis plant can lose its terpenes, the compound that gives it its flavor and aroma.
To know if your cannabis plant is rightly heated, the color changes from green to dark brown green. However, you can buy a THC and CBD cannabis strain from a dispensary. Thus, speeding up the process of making cannabutter quickly.
Once you have your heated cannabis, then heat water till it boils, then add your butter and marijuana to the boiling water and allow it to stay for 4 hours, during this period stir often after 25 minutes interval.
After that time, extract the content by sieving it into a container. Having removed the liquid, let the cannabutter cool off, then keep in a refrigerator. For more information about making cannabutter, you can visit this site.
Cannabis can also be added to cookies or brownies. You enjoy your favorite snack while still getting a healthy dose of medical marijuana to help with an illness. You can use your cannabutter directly to replace for butter in your recipe, or you can add cannabis to your main baking ingredients.
To prepare, mix your cannabutter with sugar, then add beaten eggs, then vanilla goes in and your baking soda. Mix flour and salt in a separate container and add to the cannabutter mixture, followed by the chocolate chips. Then scoop the dough into a baking tray with a spoon and bake in the oven.
Cannabis can also be added to your coffee; this infusion gives an excellent blend of THC and caffeine. Caffeine helps in boosting the production of hormones like serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine, as well as increases blood flow and helps muscles contract. There are a couple of ways you can combine your coffee with varying strains of cannabis, depending on the flavor and effect you want it to have.
To make your cannabis coffee, first, chop or blend your cannabis into fine small particles. Then boil water and add butter or coconut oil. Let it heat up for about 40 minutes so you can extract the terpenes (flavor and aroma) into the water. Then sieve the content to remove the water and dispose of the plant particles. Then use this flavored water to brew your coffee and enjoy it.