This week is still going, and so far I am still surviving but we shall see if I am still standing come Monday.
This video is me just hanging out and talking about concentrates and how they work. I am smoking on Binske’s Tangerine Diamonds and Sauce, and then some of CSC’s Very Berry Wax.
I also talk about the Black Lives Matter Movement and why we can’t stop protesting and marching. Many families are still awaiting justice for their loved ones, including those that have happened over the last three days.
If you are going to march, please be careful make sure to wear a face mask because we are still in a pandemic. If you live in a large city like New York, Oakland, LA, NOLA, etc please wear long sleeves, have a hard hat, eye goggles, gloves, and any other items to protect yourself from police escalation.
Recently there seems to be one topic on everyone’s mind, Cannabis Tourism. We are all itching to get out of our houses and see friends while getting high AF! Okay that last bit might just be my desire, but I’m sure I’m not alone. So while we are stuck in our rooms, we might as well plan our own Cannabis Vacation!
Cannabis Tourism is simply put the visitors who come from out of state, or country, and purchase cannabis while visiting; at least that’s how the “Man” classifies it.
As Cannabis has become more mainstream, many people have flocked to Colorado to experience buying cannabis legally and sometimes they want to learn more about it. This has caused cannabis tourism to break into different categories and services.
If you are planning on coming to Colorado, there are two main resources Colorado Cannabis Tours and My 420 Tours. Both of these offer companies offer a variety of classes and experiences that you can enjoy. If you wanted to visit a commercial grow facility, you can sign up and get a behind the scenes of how your flower is made. You could also learn how your favorite concentrates are made by planning a visit to an extraction facility.
If you would rather just get high and be social, then they also offer classes like a puff and paint class. Or you can learn how to roll joints and sushi, or just learn how to infuse your own foods in a cooking class. (Or watch my Youtube Channel)
One benefit of using these tour companies is that you don’t have to worry about getting around because they have cars or buses that will make sure you arrive high and in style.
The second benefit is that these companies usually create partnerships so that you can ensure to have these experiences. You are also guaranteed to have a good experience because you can sit back and enjoy knowing everything else is settled.
One caveat is cannabis massages, as this has become an offering activity for these tours. While I am sure their massages are nice, you can usually find a cannabis massage by a quick google search. I’m not kidding, we went to Boulder for a work trip and I decided I was gonna get a cannabis massage. I founded a masseuse who was wonderful, offered edibles prior to the massage, and then used a cannabis topical all over. After that massage, I was so relaxed and just felt like I could take on the world! I seriously can’t wait to go back to Boulder for this massage and all the yummy food, oh and the cannabis offerings are on another level, compared to my city.
One other type of Cannabis Tourism coming into fruition is Cannabis Hospitality Businesses. Although if you want that blog post and video, you will have to like and subscribe!
Yep I am teasing you guys, so be prepared for next week’s post about Cannabis Hospitality!
I love you guys, thank you so much for supporting me! I am wishing you all the love, light, joy, and positivity your way! Also next time your high, know I’m with you!
Welcome back to another Munchie Monday’s in my Kush Kitchen!
Guys, I used to hate making infused butter aka cannabutter. It was a long and smelly process but it’s necessary for any Kush Kitchen.
After some research and experimentation, I have found the best way to make you own cannabutter!
I am obsessed with my Instant Pot, like my immersion blender, it’s well loved and has become a staple in my kitchen. I’m sure any other pressure cooker would work just as well, but you may need to tweak the time or settings.
I knew I needed to make 2 sticks of cannabutter, with one stick containing 100mg of extract
200mg (mg I want in butter) / .7125 (Potency) = 280.701mg
280.701mg * 1000 = .281 g of wax needed. Further rounded to .28g of wax.
*** I used more cannabis CO2 oil in mine because future recipes require it. The butter amount remains the same.
Place your concentrate into a glass dish or canning jar. The instant pot comes with a wire rack for steaming, or use a different way elevate the dish. Place dish and fill the pot with water. The water level should rise midway up the container.
Close your pressure cooker and seal. Set to high pressure for 7 minutes, turn off warming feature.
When the instant pot finishes decarbing our concentrate, do an instant realize. You can cover the steam spout with a towel.
Place softened butter into your container. It will begin to melt and mix into our oil. Place the lid on with the valve set to seal. Place on high pressure for 15 minutes.
Once again do an instant release of pressure. Mix the butter to ensure even dispersion. Remove from instant pot, and blend for about 5 minutes while bowl cools down.
Place in fridge and let cool for 1-2 hours.
That’s it! Literally!
You can use this butter in cookies, brownies, to flavor your veggies! Use in a ‘baked’ potato, or mix with cinnamon for a cinnamon butter to pair with toast or biscuits.
Don’t use this to sear or fry food as that will cause the THC to degrade. This butter is meant to add flavor and should not be used if the temperature will go over 350F
How are you gonna use this recipe? What infused recipes would you like to see?
I am sooo excited for this post because it is paired with my first Youtube video for the Kush Kitchn, and begins our Munchie Mondays series. Let’s get to the blog part of this post!
I have been using THC and CBD to treat my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome for years preferring to make my own edibles; however I hated the traditional process of infusing an oil with flower because it smelled and I never knew what my the dosing was. Since I use this primarily for the health benefits, I needed to know how many milligrams per serving.
Well heres a tip from the industry: your favorite edibles are made with a cannabis oil with CO2 oil being a favorite amongst industry professionals.
Therefore when I make my edibles, I buy some form of concentrate from THCa crystals, CBD crystals, wax, or distillate. I then melt that down, using a makeshift double boiler, and then add my other ingredients.
It really is that easy, and with this method you will have a new understanding of how companies can offer affordable edibles while still making money. Cuz you aren’t using that much of the product!
When you purchase your concentrate, it will usually state a total cannabinoid potency and a total THC (or CBD) potency. Which potency total you use it up to your personal preference. If you don’t care for the psychoactive elements, then use the total cannabinoid potency; this maximizes product usage and total cannabinoid benefits. For those who want that high, use the Total THC potency. I know there are some readers who only use CBD concentrate products so in that instance you would use the Total CBD potency.
Now that we have out total THC content, which is 71.25% for my wax. You then need to understand the dosing. I wanted every tablespoon of agave to have 10mg of THC since most recipes I use call for one or two tablespoons of a sweetener. A quick google told me that there are 32 tablespoons in a cup, so I would need 10mg per 32 servings of agave.
Desired Potency(10mg) x Potency(.7125) = 14.035mg actual
Actual(14.035) x Servings(32) = 449.1228mg
449.128mg x 1000 = .449g ~ .45g of concentrate
So knowing I need about 45% of my wax, I was able to estimate the wax needed. You can also purchase digital scales fairly cheaply but mine is either broken or needs batteries; which basically means it’s broken.
Now to the recipe!
Take you wax, and place in your double boiler to let it melt down. You can let the wax melt first and then add a cup of agave, or place the wax and agave in at the same time and let them warm up together. I wanted my agave to thicken up so I had them warm up together.
The time to melt will depend on they concentrate but mine took about 30 minutes. Once the wax melted, I took my immersion blended and mixed it for about 15 minutes, with the heat turned off but still sitting in the pot.
Once the measuring cup was cooler, I removed it from the pot and placed on my cutting board while I blended for another 15-20 minutes. I think this step is important because letting your mixture cool quicker will keep the wax emulsified.
I then transferred the agave to a glass container, which is crucial to preserve the flavor and because the agave is still warm. I then place the agave into the fridge to let it thicken up more, but you could use it at this point.
Make sure that you place the infused agave into the fridge when not using, this will help it last longer and ensure the effects.
How was that?! Not too bad right! I use this agave in my tea or also to make salad dressings, bbq sauces, and in some skin care recipes! How are you going to use this recipe? What would you like to see next?