Stages for Home Growing.
Growing to maturity.
When to harvest.
Trimming buds and curing.
Making cookies for ingesting.
Methods of ingestion
Marijuana seeds are readily available from many sources on the Internet. Price is about $10.00 per seed. Probably best to pay using Interac.
After germination the seedlings are planted in a pot as shown below.
http://durgan.org/2016/December%202016/18%20December%202016%20Marijuana/HTML/ 18 December 2016 Marijuana
Pictures depict the procedure.
How to Decarboxylate Cannabis
How to decarboxylate your cannabis before cooking with it. Dry small pieces of marijuana for 40 minutes at 240F in oven or dehydrator. Prior to utilizing. An Excalibur dehydrator is ideal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYEQaTG0WX8 Video of the decarboxylate
CannaButter In 7 Easy Steps! http://www.420magazine.com/forums/cannabis-edibles/37701-cannabutter-7-easy-steps.html
If your looking to make some special treats, Cannabutter is a vital ingredient. The process of making cannabutter is basically just melting butter with marijuana, Straining the marijuana And then re-solidifying the butter. This works because THC (the chemical in marijuana that gets you “high”) sticks to the fat cells in butter. Cannabutter can be used in any recipe that calls for butter or oil.
In this thread I will attempt to teach those who don’t know how to make Cannabutter, how to do so. The pictures may help a little but in the end it’s the text that will help you most.
You will need,
1.) A large saucepan
2.) A stir spoon
3.) Sticks Of Butter (Its about 1lb. of butter to every ounce of weed so make sure you do the math).
5.) Cheesecloth, and some elastics
6.) A couple tupperware containers with lids
Bring a few cups of water to a boil on the stovetop, it doesn’t really matter how much water you use because in the end it will all be seperated, Just make sure the marijuana is always floating about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the pan.
When the water is at a boil place the butter in the pan, again it’s about 1lb. of butter, 4 sticks, to every ounce of marijuana, so if your using a half ounce of bud thats about 2 sticks of butter. Be sure not to let the butter burn, if it appears to be burning then let melt on a medium setting.
Move the dial to low heat once butter has melted, it should look like this
Now that the butter has melted you can now add the marijuana, Here I used about 5 grams of fresh nug and about 7 grams of vaped bud. Again make sure the stove is now on a low setting.
Stir occasionally, I tend to stir every time the mix starts bubbling.
I usually let the bud simmer for 3 hours, But you can always tell it’s done when the top of the mix turns from a really watery consistency to glossy and thick.
While letting the mix simmer, You are now going to need to get the cheesecloth strainer ready, which will also be used to store the cannabutter.
Take two sheets of cheese cloth and fold each one over so they each have two layers, place these over a tupperware container (with the lid off), and secure them there with elastics.
It shoud look like this, I say to make two just incase one container runs out of room.
When the water has turned glossy and thick on top it should look like this
You are now ready to strain the marijuana out of the mix, place your tupperware containers with the cheesecloth lids in the sink and slowly pour the entire mix on top of the cheesecloth like pictured here,
When the saucepan is empty carefully undo the elastic, pick up the cheesecloth from all four sides and squeeze all of the remaining butter out,
I throw away the marijuana after this, you can try and dry it out, let me know what happens.
Now place the lid on the tupperware and place it in the fridge to sit overnight, You need to do this so the water can seperare from the cannabutter, be patient.
Now that you have awakened in anticipation for your new treat, its time to separate the waste water!
It should look like this now, The cannabutter on top, the waste water on bottom.
Take the lid off the tuperware and hold it upside down over the sink, place a dish in the sink to catch any cannabutter that may fall, squeeze two sides of the tupperware and the waste water will pour out, once all the water is gone your done! The cannabutter is ready to cook with.
If you do not wish to cook with it now, you can just place it back in the tupperware, place the lid back on and store it in the fridge.
And be careful, the high from eating “special edibles” is often considered much more intense then inhaling, lasting anywhere from 2-8 hours. Do not attempt to eat too many at first. And I wouldn’t recommend driving. Just chill out, and enjoy!
After making cannabutter, then cookies are made to ingest the product. The strength of the cookie depends wholly on how much marijuana induced butter you decide to bake into them. This is determined by trial, add small amounts and experiment. Effects lag behind ingesting so proceed with caution.
Ingredients: Basic Recipe.
•1/2 cup cannabis butter
•1/8 cup brown sugar.
•1 cup flour
•1/8 cup water.
Mix butter, sugar and water. Add white flour and knead to make a ball of dough.
Make balls about one inch in diameter. Place in cooking pan and flatten slightly with a fork.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for 5 minutes to brown.
Ingesting marijuana as a drink. This is basically a method of using cannabutter.
http://www.leafscience.com/2014/07/05/make-marijuana-infused-tea/ How To Make Marijuana-Infused Tea
The effects of marijuana tea are felt 30-90 minutes after ingestion and can last 4-8 hours long. If you’re curious, below is a simple recipe that you can try yourself.
Marijuana Tea Recipe
1 cup boiling water
1 teaspoon cannabutter
1 tea bag
1. Add the 1 tsp. of cannabutter and tea bag to the cup.
2. Boil the water and pour it in.
3. Let the cannabutter fully dissolve.
4. Remove the tea bag, add milk (optional), and consume.
Total Time: 10 minutes
When to harvest a marijuana plant.
https://youtu.be/lDEmp7iiLp0 Three clues.
1.Pistols (white hairs) are normally white. When about 70% turn orange it is time to harvest.
2.Resin glands go from a clear color to opaque. If 50% are opaque, time to harvest. A 10X eye magnifier is necessary. If any are a reddish/brown color it is definitely time to harvest.
3.The stems are hollow not solid wood, it is time to harvest. Squeeze the stems to test.
Removing the marijuana buds and curing.
1. Cut down branches one at a time. Do not touch the buds. Slow drying is he criteria.
2.Trim away all your big fan leaves, also trim down the little leaves that grow on the buds.
3. Initial drying at room temperature for about 7 days. Hang the trimmed buds upside down for about seven days until dry but not brittle. Temperature about 20C.
4.Place your buds in mason jars for curing and long term storage. The material should be loose not packed. Remove the lid periodically and air out and mix the buds by gently shaking.
Methods of ingestion
http://michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/page/articles/health/ingestion-methods Methods of ingestion
Medical marijuana milk is known as, bhang. To make bhang, warm a quart of milk over low heat, gently stirring. After the milk comes to a slow boil, slowly mix in a 1/4 ounce of medical marijuana. Immediately reduce heat and gently simmer, stirring occasionally and making sure the milk does not scorch.
After 30 minutes remove from heat and pour through strainer. Discard plant material and, after cooling, store your bhang in the refrigerator. Add your bhang to any recipe calling for milk or drink it straight.