You make bubble hash by washing off the resin of plant material with ice cold water. Use special filter bags to filter the resin to get a very potent and pure hash. Cannabutter is always good to have since it is very versatile ingredient with which you can make a plethora of cannabis recipes. Most recipes for cannabutter will possibly say, that you use weed shake or buds to make it, but of course you can use your stems as well! Just ensure that you use plenty of them to get the desired effectiveness because the stems are weaker than if you were to use buds.
To make cannabutter, you need to grind up your stems. Since you will likely need a whole lot of stems for your butter it can be best if you use a food processor for this. Once you have ground your stems, put them in a saucepan with some butter and simmer them for about 45 minutes. You can turn off the heat once your stems have turned brown. Use a strainer and strain the melted butter to filter out the remaining plant matter. Unless someone lives under a rock, most people today (and this includes scientists and health experts) agree, that cannabis has outstanding therapeutic potential. Topical cannabis ointments and creams make an excellent way to use the plant for medicinal purposes, to help with the treatment of many different ailments and for pain relief. You don’t need a lot of things to make your own cannabis topical at home. On the internet, you can find a good number of easy recipes for basic marijuana topicals where you can use your stems to make them.
You can then add essential oils or vitamins, that with their beneficial properties work greatly together with the therapeutically compounds of the cannabis! If you’re growing weed and just got done harvesting and hanging up your buds to dry it may well come about that you become curious about what to do with all those leftover stems and leaves. It sure wouldn’t be the first time that someone has the idea to smoke them. The stems consist mostly of plant matter, which doesn’t have any benefit or psychoactive effect. The only valuable parts of the stem that have some small amount of THC are on the outside. Or said differently, if you smoke the stems you combust a good amount of unhealthy plant matter, that will accomplish nothing. Worse, it’s more likely that you will get a bad headache when you smoke them. Written by: Georg Based in Spain, Georg spends a lot of his time not only geeking out at his computer but in his garden as well. With a burning passion for growing cannabis and researching psychedelics, Georg is well versed in all things psychoactive. The American consumer can be a demanding sort: We want beer without all the calories, chewing gum that cleans your teeth, and veggie burgers that don’t taste like carpeting. But what about the cannasseur who wants the joy of old-fashioned flower without all that tell-tale smoke? A company called Omura has just launched a vape system that uses dose-controlled cannabis cartridges and heat-not-burn technology, basically giving consumers a full flower experience that’s virtually odorless and smokeless. We sat down with BJ Carretta, Omura’s Head of Marketing, to find out more about this little marvel of marijuana technology and how it came to be. I’ve been in the cannabis space for almost 2 yrs now. I was the original CMO of MedMen, took them from medical to recreational, launched Ember magazine, and then I started my own marketing consultancy. I ran into the founders of Omura, through my children actually, and when they told me about the heat-not-burn technology I was fascinated; I told them to let me know when they had a prototype, and when I saw it I was blown away. They had helped developed the heat-not-burn technology in the tobacco industry, and from my perspective on cannabis, this did not exist. As the market moves more into vape pens, edibles, etc, the one thing that’s constant is flower. What are the advantages of heat-not-burn technology? It helps bridge the gap between whole flower and the vape market; you’re combining two ends of the spectrum and bringing them together. It’s a better experience than the oils, and there are no additives to it. But if you’re a new consumer or you’re re-entering the market, you tend to stay away from flower -- and I don’t disagree, no one wants to get too high. Each cartridge that goes into Omura has .125g of whole flower, so it’s controlled usage, it just gives you a proper lift. If you consume an entire stick, which could be 10-12 hits, it’s not like smoking a joint, it’s not even close. And to be able to do it with very minimal smell, very minimal vapor, you can do it while you’re walking down the street, you can put it back in your pocket and throw the stick away, it’s biodegradable…Plus you’re pulling all the terpenes through, what we call the Entourage Effect, because you’re not burning off anything and having it literally go up in smoke. There’s a medical angle as well, which is that most doctors don’t like to prescribe flower because of the smoke, but there’s no smoke here, you’re not getting any combustion inside of your lungs.
Do you think a device like this can change the stigma around cannabis? I think publicly there’s still a negative connotation to weed, and people associate that with bongs and smoke. If we can deliver cannabis in a more discreet, controlled manner, it’ll help drive the narrative; I view it as a fun challenge for the industry. I’m from Indiana, they only decided last year that they’re gonna look into medical. So this was really interesting to me -- we’re not launching another vape pen, we’re not selling flower, we’re trying to change the narrative.
We consider ourselves a design brand, so the packaging was very important. We wanted it to be clean, we wanted it to be simple, we wanted to lead our consumers to water and not confuse them. It was done through that lens: make it feel high-end, but keep it simple. What brands, either inside or outside the cannabis space, have inspired you?