One of the many ways people consume cannabis is to grind up raw flower and dry heat it in a vape pen. Note that dry heating is distinct and separate from vaping a cannabis liquid. When you are all done, you’re left with cannabis flower devoid of most of the THC. However, there still may be a little remaining.
Armed with that knowledge, there are ways to extend the life of your cannabis flower in order to get every last bit of THC it contains. Three of them are explained below. Before we get to them, you might be interested to know why anyone would go to the effort to try them.
If you were to buy cannabis flower from Deseret Wellness in Provo, Utah, you would only be able to buy so much at a time. You would also be limited to the amount you could purchase every 30 days. Using frequently enough to exhaust your entire supply in 20 days leaves 10 days without. Extending the life of your cannabis flower could help you better manage that.
1. Spice Your Food with It
The first of your three options is to use spent cannabis as a spice. You take the contents of your vape pen and finely chop it to approximately the size of chives or oregano. If you have an empty spice bottle lying around, you have the perfect container for it.
At any rate, the chopped plant material can be used as a spice or garnish. Just add it to your recipes or sprinkle it over the top of finished food. You will enjoy a unique, earthy taste while simultaneously getting every last bit of THC from the plant.
As a side note, you can accomplish much the same thing when you are baking. Just add chopped cannabis to the sugar, flour, and baking soda. It is really not hard at all.
2 Infuse Oils with It
Cannabis users are known to prefer natural cooking oils. Coconut and peanut oils are just two examples. Why not infuse them with your spent cannabis? It is easy enough to do. You just need some oil, some cannabis, and a bit of heat. Oh, and you need some time too.
Infusing oils is a straightforward process of cooking the cannabis in the oil itself. You combine the two ingredients and put them on the stove at low to medium heat. Let the mixture slowly simmer until you are satisfied that nothing more can be extracted from the plant material. Your final step is to pour the oil through a strainer to remove the solids.
3. Adding into Hot Beverages
A popular practice among cannabis users involves adding it to their hot beverages. Maybe you are a regular consumer of hot tea. As you’re steeping your tea leaves, steep some spent cannabis with them. The heat of the water will draw out any remaining cannabinoids and terpenes.
You can add cannabis to coffee in much the same way. If you use a French press, just chop your cannabis, and add it to the ground coffee. If using an automatic drip brewer, add the chopped cannabis to the coffee basket before you start brewing. Your coffee will be infused with any remaining THC.
In closing, do you know what all three suggestions have common? They turn your spent cannabis into edible product. You will not get as much THC as you would by consuming raw flower in a vape pen, but that’s not the point. The point is to make use of every bit of THC you can.