Once the time has come, drain the water, wring out the teabag, and then spread the water-soaked AVB evenly onto a baking sheet. Set the oven to 200 degrees and let it chill for two hours, tossing the AVB about every 30 minutes to ensure it dries evenly. You now have a batch of AVB without the awful taste. Use it in edibles or turn it into butter to use for everything from baking to breakfast . If you love the idea of ingesting your AVB but can’t be bothered to cook, (no judgement here, fellow take-out aficionados), fear not, because AVB can be easily added to any snack.
Since it has already been decarboxylated in the vaping process, there’s no need for any extra steps before eating. That said, for this method, water curing is strongly recommended for flavor purposes, but if you’re really the queen of lazy culture, consider pairing it with Nutella, peanut butter, bbq sauce, hot sauce, or other strong flavors to help mask the taste. This is not the most glamorous use of AVB, but hey, there are those who still drink Bud Light—and it ain’t for the taste. This is another method of direct ingestion without having to cook, bake, or even water cure. There are quite a few benefits of using the capsule method, such as discretion. It’s easy to swallow one while going about your day, making it a subtle and private option. In addition, you won’t have to worry about the taste. All you need to do is purchase empty gel capsules and fill them with the AVB. The one downside is that the onset of effects will be delayed, since the capsule needs time to break down and dissolve.
For some, this may be a perk, for others, a drawback. Either way, this method offers an easy and effective way to ingest your AVB. How to Make Your Own Cannabis-Infused Coconut Oil Capsules. As mentioned before, AVB is already decarboxylated. As such, it’s very simple to add it to your morning coffee or tea for an infused beverage that will give you some pep in your step. For coffee, simply add the AVB to your coffee grounds when brewing your cup. Then we recommend adding a strong coffee flavor, like hazelnut or caramel, or a dollop of butter (or cannabutter !)—all will help mask the taste. When making tea, add the AVB to your tea leaves and allow to steep. Choose a tea that has a strong flavor, and add some honey or another sweetener to help with the flavor. Between the two, coffee will likely be the better tasting, but by experimenting with flavor, AVB can be a decent accompaniment to both coffee and tea. Cannabinoids bind to fat, so adding a bit of milk or cream may also be a good idea. Infused coconut oil is an easy way to make use of AVB, and it’s especially effective since cannabis is fat soluble—and coconut oil has plenty of that. Once again, this is a method that would benefit from using the water curing method first. To use this method, add the AVB and coconut oil into a slow cooker and let sit on low heat for a few hours. When done, allow to cool and then strain the oil from the plant material using a cheesecloth. Cannabis and coconut oil: Uses, benefits, and a recipe to make your own. This is another method that will require patience, and considering that the outcome will not have the same potency as regular flower, you’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s worth the wait. If you do decide to give it a go, you can enjoy the convenience of tincture, such as easy and discreet dosing. Tinctures can be easily added to an array of food and drinks, or simply taken orally under the tongue. Simply follow this useful guide to make a tincture. Cannabis tinctures 101: How to make, consume, and dose them. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) AVB can be used to make an ingestible or topical extract, such as RSO, but keep in mind that the potency and purity is not going to be the same as using fresh flower. This would not be an oil suitable for medical grade purposes, but it can serve its purpose as a less potent extract oil for casual use. If you decide you’d like to go this route, start with water curing, and then follow the instructions for making RSO . Who is Rick Simpson and what is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)?
You can’t be bothered to cook with it, you don’t have the patience to water cure, and you don’t fancy sprinkling it on food. You have your pipe and lighter handy, and you’re wondering: Can I just smoke this shit? Well, the answer is yes, but if your friends judge you, don’t blame us.
This should probably be a last resort, because the potency won’t compare to fresh flower, it will be a harsh smoke, and the taste may just rival an accidental inhale of bong water—but by all means, knock yourself out, you audacious rebel. With so many methods of using your AVB, there’s no excuse to throw it away after a vaping session! Try some of the above and find the method that works best for you. Rae Lland is a freelance writer, journalist, and former editor for Weedist and The Leaf Online. With a focus on culture, music, health, and wellness, in addition to her work for Leafly, she has also been featured in numerous online cannabis publications as well as print editions of Cannabis Now Magazine.