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  1. Hi all, just a quick one to remind everyone how quick, easy and non messy a sift run can be. I bought these screens for about £30 each delivered. Can't remember the weird size they were but is equivalent to roughly 1x 160 micron and 1x 45 micron fo the final clean. I use this stuff for vaping and making oil capsules. Concentrates mean I can produce meds with consistent potency each batch, and make edibles that don't have any weed taste. Whole process took 30 mins. The flower should be crispy dry before you start. Left out for 48hrs in the heatwave to crisp up, or low oven for an hour. Crispy is best Wax on, wax off Top screen carefully removed Gentle rub with the final screen Always clean the glass before starting, and you should end up with golden sift to enjoy! Ready for consumption straight away. Always clean the screens well afterwards, and wrap in cling film or plastic bag to keep them dust free for next time in the cupboard.
  2. As the title says cannabutter brownies 370g cannabutter 380g chocolate melted 6 eggs Plain flour 170g These have been done true Gangreen style : Getting 2 mates that chef to do em while i wait and offer words of wisdom . So far ...... GG
  3. I love these sweet little bastards! plus the fact they get me super high is such a bonus. Ive probably tried and tweaked over 6 or 7 recipes at this present time so thought id share some of my favourites. First up I'll reluctantly call this the "Ultimate Gummy" recipe as they're as close as i can get to store bought texture using oil or butter, the other reason is the extra additions you'll see at the end. INGREDIENTS: - 2x 3 oz boxes Jello gelatin dessert powder - 4 packs of unflavored gelatin (dr Oetker packs) or 24g of 280 bloom 1/2 tsp citric acid - 1/2 cup light corn syrup - (or any syrup: honey , golden, agave etc) 1/2 cup ice cold water/juice (for unflavored gelatin) - 1/2 cup water/juice room temp. -1/4 cup cannabutter melted, microwave for 15 seconds (regular gummies do not use) - 1/2 tsp guar gum (regular gummies do not use) - optional food grade ethanol/ spyritus/everclear or cannabis tincture if derived from high alcohol source. cannabis infused sugar kool aid drink sachets (for extra flavour and colour) pottasium sorbate (mould inhibitor) recommended for longer shelf life, especially if using fruit juice in lieu of water. EQUIPMENT: - Silicone whisk - Silicone spatula - Double boiler or pot with heavy bottom - 1+ inch silicone molds (avoid smaller sizes) - Drying rack - Parchment paper - condiment bottles - small spray bottle DIRECTIONS: Set up double boiler and set hob to LOW. (DO NOT INCREASE HEAT) In a separate bowl, add 1/2 cup of cold water/juice and evenly sprinkle the unflavored gelatin on top of the liquid. Stir until there are no lumps remaining (applesauce consistency). can leave in fridge for 5 mins, needs to be set/firm not soft/runny) Let stand for 5 minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom. Add flavoured Jello powder, 1/2 cup of light corn syrup, and room temp water/juice to double boiler. Mix gently until Jello is dissolved and completely clear. This will take about 5-7 minutes. Once Jello is dissolved, turn off heat and add 1/2 tsp of citric acid. Make sure to go around the edges of the pot with spatula to remove sugars that have stuck to the sides. Once unflavored gelatin has bloomed, add it to the flavored Jello syrup mixture. Stir gently to combine all ingredients. Stir until completely melted. Add cannabutter/oil and guar gum to Jello mixture. Be sure to sprinkle guar gum evenly over mixture with fine mesh strainer, tapping gently. Let sit for a minute before emulsifying. Use silicone whisk to emulsify. Whisk for a minute or 2. Check thoroughly for small bits of cannabutter or oil slicks remaining unblended. If you see unblended cannabutter, whisk a bit longer. If you still see oil slicks on the surface, add additional 1/8 tsp of guar gum to the bowl you had the cannabutter in and stir to blend the remaining butter with the guar gum. once blended, add it to Jello mixture and whisk again. Mix gently until you get a slightly thicker consistency. let sit for a bit until any air bubbles rise to the surface. Use small fine mesh strainer and gently remove air bubbles. Optional: at this stage i split my lemon gummy base mixture into 2 pots, added cherry kool aid sachet to one and a lemon kool aid sachet to the other. food colouring and flavourings work too. i wanted a cherry lemonade flavour and two different colours and had the sachets at hand. TIP: Place molds in freezer before applying gummy mixture. pour gummy mixture into condiment bottles (makes it sooo much easier to apply to moulds. anything with a spout otherwise. Remove cold molds from freezer when ready to pour gummy mix. If using silicone molds, there is no need for cooking spray. If not, very lightly spray the molds and remove any excess spray from the top of the molds and inside the cavities. Place Jello mixture into squeeze bottle or dropper. If gelatin starts getting too thick, place bottle in warm water bath after filling with gelatin mix. Fill each mold almost to the top, but not completely full. Place in the fridge for 20-30 minutes or until set. When the candy is firm, push each piece out of the molds and arrange them on a baking sheet or in large storage container over parchment paper so that they are each standing upright. Punch holes in parchment paper with a fork to allow air to get to the gummies from all angles. Let them sit this way for 48 hours, then lay them on their backs for an additional 24 hours. This process will help the bears dehydrate so that they are chewy like the originals. If gummies come out too soft or squishy, add another 1/2 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin after melting gummies back down on low in double boiler. If candies are too tacky, lightly spray coat the gummies with 190 proof alcohol or everclear or in my case a tincture. after curing and the gummies have a dry coating (not sticky or wet) you can now add a sour coating if desired. 1/2 cup of sugar to a tsp of citric acid ( i used 1/4 cup of cannasugar and 1/4 of granulated.) while the gummies are on drying rack, hover them over the steam of a pot of boiling water to melt them SLIGHTLY then drop them quickly into your sour coating mixture. once coated, pop back on rack and blow fan over them for another 24hrs. the curing stage is soo important, i usually only do 2 days of drying, flipping them every 12 hours but the weather hasn't helped these last 2 weeks, i have a fresh batch that still isn't ready and they've been on the rack for 3 days now. Theyre perfectly fine as they are but the longer you dry them out the better they get. Ive started giving them a week total now and even started puting a fan on them before i chuck em in a container or bag. Pros very close to store bought gummy in flavour and texture not too complicated guar gum is an awesome emulsifer and adds more gum to the gummies! (also flavourless, where lecithin isnt in some cases) cons A lot of elements ratio of oil to water a bit low compared to other recipes (more diluted) which is why i sprayed with tincture and used cannasugar on coating requires whisking... air bubbles are gummies arch enemy!..whisking creates lots! air bubbles rise to surface and produces a bubbly film which requires skimming afterwards. my favourite recipe will follow which is similar but less diluted and simpler. I will also post the best recipe to use with tincture or concentrates in this thread as soon as i can. (will also post better pictures of final results as i really struggle to cook and take pics at the same time.
  4. Hi Everyone! I’ve got a cannabis math question that I’m hoping someone can help me with. I made this recipe for cannabis chocolate fudge: https://www.weedplaces.ca/post/cannabis-infused-weed-coconut-oil-no-bake-5-minute-easy-chocolate-fudge I had made 2 cups of cannabis infused coconut oil using an ounce of Greasy Pink which was 27% THC, an ounce of God’s Green Crack - 25% THC, and an ounce of Mendo Breath - 22% THC. I used 1/2 of a cup of the cannabis infused coconut oil for the recipe and made 25 pieces of fudge. My question is - how many mg of THC does each piece of fudge have? Thanks in advance for your help!
  5. I really want to give up smoking, but I’ve tried the decarbing process twice now and each time I felt very little if any of the effects. I followed these instructions to the letter: https://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/recipe-how-to-make-basic-cannabutter Once the weed was decarbed I just mixed it into some yogurt, I didn’t make cannabutter or anything, but these instructions say you can just eat it. I have a friend who says all you need to do infuse the raw weed with something, like butter. But that doesn’t seem like the case based on my research. However I’m hearing conflicting things and I was hoping someone would have some insight. Thanks!
  6. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabis-is-medicine-dont-make-it-taste-good-2019060516764 Peter Grinspoon, MD Contributing Editor Most of the clinical fiascos I’ve seen and heard about associated with cannabis consumption have involved the use of cannabis edibles, going back to the days when two bohemian college roommates visited Amsterdam, took two “space cakes,” waited 30 minutes, took two more, and spent the next 20 hours clinging to each other and hiding in the closet. I asked, “How was Amsterdam?” In unison, they replied, “We don’t know.” I was surprised recently to be accused of “reefer madness” when I suggested, on Twitter, that cannabis shouldn’t be formulated into gummy bears or other succulent treats that a young child or a pet could gleefully over-consume. According to my logic, if cannabis is, or can be used as, a medicine, one should make it look and taste like a medicine. If we wouldn’t put ibuprofen into a candy, why would we put a psychoactive substance like THC into a chocolate bar? To me this is a no-brainer, but some people appear to take any limitation on their inherent right to consume medicine (or get stoned) by eating a gummy bear quite seriously. Edibles have fueled the debate about cannabis safety The topic of cannabis edibles is a flashpoint in the debate over how cannabis should be legalized and regulated, with arguments of personal freedom and responsibility clashing with concerns for public health. As with many things cannabis-related, the issue is highly politicized, and usually, when a new study comes out about some cannabis-related benefit or harm, such as levels of teenage usage, crime rates, medical uses, or driving statistics, there isn’t consensus on either the validity of the data or the implications of the data. It can be difficult to get a clear picture of the true benefits and dangers of cannabis. Availability of edibles and emergency room visits A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine discussed ED visits that were “deemed at least partially attributable to cannabis,” meaning that other conditions and factors could have been contributing to the admission. The study authors suggest that visits for cannabis edibles in the ED have been steadily rising in Colorado as a consequence of legalization of cannabis. Another explanation for the perceived increase in cannabis-related ED visits is that with legalization, patients are finally able to state the true reason they are in the ED without fear of getting in trouble with law enforcement or social services for using an illegal drug. Personally, I believe the premise that ED visits are up for cannabis, in part because of the availability of edibles, and because of the many anecdotal stories I have heard through lifelong involvement with this issue. For example, an acquaintance, who is trying to be open-minded about a family member who uses medical cannabis, consumed that family member’s THC-infused medicinal chocolate bar which he found, unmarked, in the fridge, and ended up in the emergency department with a panic attack. This should never happen. By leaving a medicated but unmarked edible lying around, you put someone else’s well-being at risk. What if that person tried to drive? Then even someone else could have been harmed. The same goes for cannabis-infused barbecue sauce, pizza, honey, etc. I would suggest that these items are intrinsically too dangerous, in terms of accidental or incidental risk to others, to market and sell. On social media, some people defend this type of risk, or the risk of exposure of a small child or a pet to some cannabis-infused treat, by saying, most commonly, “People should be responsible,” “A few irresponsible people shouldn’t ruin it for the rest of us,” or “Parents should just not leave it out around their kids.” Not to be cynical, but after practicing as a primary care doctor for 25 years, I can say with confidence: not all adults act like responsible adults. Also, even responsible adults can make mistakes. Any unmarked “spiked” consumable risks the well-being of anyone who is not aware of that fact. Edibles are not for novice cannabis users The main benefit of cannabis edibles is that they are long-acting — up to 12 hours — which can be helpful for chronic pain or chemotherapy patients. But the long-acting nature of edibles can also explain some of their menace: if you have consumed too high a dosage, you are stuck with it for a long time, and, if this is causing a panic attack, it can be extremely uncomfortable. It also can be difficult to gauge one’s dose correctly, as edibles can take from 30 to 200 minutes to kick in, and people often make the mistake of re-dosing too early, leading to an over-dosage and a miserable experience. Edibles don’t always have the same effect every time Edibles take effect more rapidly on an empty stomach, and their absorption depends on the amount of fat in your last meal. They aren’t always labeled accurately in dispensaries and, when cooked at home, the cannabis isn’t always evenly spread throughout the brownie batter. The effects of edibles are chemically different from that of smoked cannabis, because orally consumed cannabis passes more directly through the liver (versus the lungs) and the THC, which causes the high, is chemically converted to a different cannabinoid, called 11-hydroxy-THC, which has a different, and potentially stronger, psychoactive effect. What if you’ve unknowingly consumed too much? In clinic, with medical cannabis patients, I try to steer clear of problems with edibles altogether by advising all but the most experienced cannabis users to flat-out avoid them, and by reminding all patients to “start low and go slow.” If a medical or recreational cannabis user finds oneself in the unenviable situation of having consumed too large a dosage of a cannabis-containing edible, the best practice is to sit in a calm, quiet place, practice some mindfulness, hold the hand of a friend, drink plenty of water, try some CBD if you have it (which may antagonize the effect of the cannabis). Many people believe that consuming CBD helps negate the effects of THC, but this has not been definitively proven. Remind yourself that this will wear off, and you will be fine. This method almost always works. However, if you start to develop a full-blown panic attack, difficulty breathing, chest pain, or start having any unusual psychiatric symptoms, you must at that point consider having a friend take you to the emergency department. If it can be used as a medicine, make it look like a pill I believe there are a few sensible regulations that would reduce the problems caused by cannabis edibles: make them look and taste like medicine, in pill form, in pill bottles, with specific labeling that specifies exact dosages and with childproof packaging. This could go a long way toward helping us protect our pets and our kids, as well as those who find a benefit from cannabis and those around them. Sensible regulation of edibles may move us toward finding a larger patch of common ground on which to construct future cannabis policies.
  7. https://www.visualcapitalist.com/hidden-problem-cannabis-edibles-market/ Not really possible to copy this article and all the diagrams and visuals at the top, so please go to link, but here's some of the text- The boom in legal cannabis has been absolutely historic. According to ArcView Research, it’s already a multi-billion dollar industry – and by 2022, the legal market could be worth $32 billion globally. As in any nascent industry, the early days of cannabis have been exciting and formative. As it begins to mature, it’ll become clearer what products will drive future growth. In this context, cannabis edibles and beverages have taken center stage – and today’s infographic from Trait Biosciences outlines the magnitude of this opportunity, along with some of the challenges the market faces going forward. The Rise of Edibles From dark chocolate to CBD-infused beverages, the cannabis edibles market is one of the most diverse and exciting markets for both consumers and businesses. Edibles and beverages have already more than doubled in their share of the overall cannabis market since 2011, and the market is expected to grow in size from $1 billion to $4.1 billion between the years 2017 and 2022. This year, the Specialty Food Association even named cannabis edibles and beverages as a “Food Trend of the Year” – a nod to the fact that edibles are going mainstream, even within the scope of the much larger food and beverages industry. Not surprisingly, as this category emerges, there are many big brands exploring options in the edibles market, including Constellation Brands, Molson Coors, Mondelez, Carl’s Jr, Anheuser Busch, Neal Brothers, and Coca-Cola. In particular, the beverages space seems to be hot: Constellation shelled out $4 billion for a stake in the largest cannabis company globally (Canopy Growth), and beer-maker Anheuser Busch partnered with Tilray to research THC and CBD drinks. Marketplace Risks There are four major sources of risk that could impact future growth potential for companies in the fast-moving cannabis edibles market: Regulatory risks: Regulators are becoming increasingly concerned about the dosage, packaging, and labeling of edibles products Stiff competition: Mega brands are entering the edibles space at a blistering pace, and could dominate market share from newer entrants Taxes: Complex layers of taxation could decrease demand for edibles, such as in California, while also pushing consumers towards the black market Consumer concerns: Unpredictable dosage amounts, taste, and even toxins have surfaced as issues with the media, as consumers voice their concerns with edible products But above and beyond these known risks, there is another potential hindrance to the edibles and beverages market that flies under the radar: how cannabinoids are absorbed into the bloodstream when ingested. The Journey Into the Bloodstream Unlike substances like sugar or alcohol, cannabinoids are not soluble in water. Instead, they are soluble in fats. A substance such as sugar can enter the bloodstream within 10-15 minutes of ingesting. On the other hand, fat soluble substances such as cannabinoids have to wait – which is why sometimes edibles take hours to kick in. Ultimately, cannabinoids are absorbed through the body’s fat. This happens in the small intestines, which help distribute them to the rest of the body. Implications for Edibles and Beverages For some cannabis producers, fat-solubility just means slow onset times and a generally undesirable taste. For other products, like CBD beverages, it creates bigger problems. Water and oil simply don’t mix. To get around this, producers are using special emulsion techniques to make oil particles smaller, so that they mix with water better, increase bioavailability, and speed up onset times. Macroemulsion: Think of this as mixing oil and vinegar. It’s your common emulsion that will separate over time, since oil and water don’t mix Nanoemulsion: Stable but thermodynamically unstable. Uses surfactants to keep water/oil binded Microemulsion: Stable, but uses a higher concentration of surfactants (which lower the surface tension between two liquids) While these techniques are seeing increased usage by producers of cannabis products, they do have their own set of limitations. Oil and water solutions still unbind over time, and products may only have a limited shelflife. Reporting by WSJ has found that these beverages also have a questionable aftertaste for many consumers, and onset times of these products are still not as fast as smoking or vaping. It’s also worth noting that various health regulators, scientific journals, and international organizations have raised concerns about using nano-sized particles in food and beverages. For example, the Canadian government warns that there is a “causal relationship between nanoparticle exposure and adverse health effects”, while the respected scientific journal Nature warns that nanoparticles “may behave differently within the human body”, and that “safety of nanoparticles should be judged on a case-by-case basis”. Next Steps? The cannabis edibles market is poised to be the next big thing – but when it comes to how these cannabinoids get absorbed by the body, there is still much work to be done. How will the industry and consumers move forward to capitalize on growing opportunities in the edibles and beverages market?
  8. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/12/cannabis-kombucha-gluten-free-edibles-weed-companies-jump-on-wellness-trends When really good weed is widely available, how does a business convince customers to buy theirs? The answer is branding, and for many companies, that means a focus on “wellness”. Some cannabis companies combine the drug with various nutritional supplements and herbs – and ascribe benefits to the resulting products that aren’t necessarily real. These products target health-conscious consumers who are older and more predominantly female than cannabis’ core customer group: young men who want to get high. Los Angeles, said to be the world’s largest cannabis market, is also the world capital of dietary restrictions. Various wellness-oriented brands infuse weed into the dietary fads, which arrive with the tides. One can buy gluten-free edibles, paleo edibles and cannabis-infused kombucha. Companies pair cannabis with ginseng to promise “focus” or melatonin to promise sleep. Some companies offer strains like “kosher kush”, although whether religious Jews can consume cannabis is a complicated question. Other brands appeal to users who like to get high before they exercise. Over the course of the day, companies hope consumers might take various cannabis products as a substitute for both headache medicine and an after-work cocktail. And the drug’s effects are nebulous enough that it can plausibly work as both. Meanwhile, for a few bucks, a smoothie shop will put in a few drops of the marijuana-derived chemical CBD, which doesn’t get people high, but enables companies to make a whole new set of promises. Whereas THC has discernible effects, CBD is essentially the concept of wellness in chemical form: it may be good for you, but it’s impossible to quantify how. In his book, The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness, the leading cannabis activist and entrepreneur Steve DeAngelo writes that most cannabis use is for wellness. “Wellness includes sparking creativity, extending patience, promoting self-examination, awakening wonder, catalyzing laughter, facilitating friendship and enhancing the sound of music or the feel of your lover’s skin.” For many companies it also includes addressing ailments such as insomnia, anxiety and pain. Do these companies deliver on their promises? It depends on who you ask, but few, if any, companies have meaningful data to support their claims. What’s clear is that whatever the drug’s benefits, promoting cannabis as a wellness product is a marketing strategy for bringing it into the mainstream. The end of cannabis prohibition is a business school case study for the ages. Today in the US, well over 1,000 companies are vying to be among the last brand standing. For the winners, the prize is a permanent place in homes across the country, and perhaps much of the world. It’s still early in the game. There are not yet any marijuana brands with a national US presence. It’s not even clear yet what will be the dominant ingestion method for legal weed. For now, marijuana is still mostly associated with the not-especially-desirable demographic of young men without enough to do. The industry’s central mission is to reinvent this stigmatized and niche intoxicant as a mass market product. To opponents, the industry is predatory, repackaging intoxication as wellbeing – and indeed it may all be an elaborate mechanism to help people rationalize their urge to get high.
  9. I'm interested in whether uk420 users making (m)edibles are decarboxylating (applying heat to speed the conversion of THCA to THC) their weed as a distinct step (eg baking weed in the oven for a period of time) prior to extracting into butter/oil or does your process of extraction (e.g. simmering for a long time in hot butter/oil) also take care of any necessary decarboxylation process? All opinions are welcome but I'm particularly interested in hearing from people who have tried both and are able to compare or those who are firmly on either side of the fence.... to decarb or not decarb... that is the question.. Full disclosure... I've recently tried to make canna coconut oil and it's been a bit disappointing in terms of potency....10g of decarboxylated weed (actual bud rather than trim) infused in about 40g/45ml of coconut oil should be quite strong and yet I needed to consume approximately 10g of canna oil (theoretically equivalent to 2.5 g bud) for a decent buzz...I've previously made better (ie more potent) canna oil using a similar quantity of ABV and oil so not sure what went wrong...
  10. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/man-suffers-heart-attack-after-13982134 An 70-year-old man nearly died after sucking a cannabis lollipop so potent it gave him a heart attack. Doctors say the lolly was laced with more than 12 times as much THC, the active ingredient that makes users high, than is found in a single spliff. The elderly patient began having frightening hallucinations that sent his blood pressure soaring - and led to a spike in stress hormones. These ended up triggering a myocardial ischaemia - a particularly painful form of cardiac arrest caused by lack of blood flow to the heart. The patient had already been diagnosed with hardening of the arteries, or coronary artery disease. He ate the controversial sweet to relieve a bout of chest pain. Dr Alexandra Saunders, a cardiologist at Dalhousie University in Canada, said: "Marijuana can be a useful tool for many patients, especially for pain and nausea relief. "At the same time, like all other medications, it does carry risk and side effects. "In a recent case, inappropriate dosing and oral consumption of marijuana by an older patient with stable cardiovascular disease resulted in distress that caused a cardiac event and subsequent reduced cardiac function." After licking the lolly (stock photo), the man suffered a cardiac arrest (Image: Getty Images) READ MORE Men who smoke cannabis have HIGHER sperm counts and scientists have no idea why In October, Canada became the second country in the world to legalise recreational cannabis, following the US. Some forms of the drug have been legalised for medical reasons in the UK, but recreational use is prohibited. But lollies containing super-strength cannabis have been found being sold to kids online. The mind bending sweets, named THC suckers after the active ingredient in weed, are shipped to the UK from Amsterdam. Dr Saunders said: "Potent marijuana edibles can pose a major unrecognised risk to patients with cardiovascular disease. "With widespread legalisation and increasing use more care, education and research is needed about how each marijuana formulation may affect and sometimes compromise the cardiovascular system of our ageing population." The case report, described in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, said the man had been taking the appropriate heart medications when he ate most of the lollipop. It was infused with 90mg of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) to relieve pain and aid sleep - causing a "potentially-serious heart attack," said Dr Saunders. This is a much larger dose than the 7mg that is typically ingested by smoking a joint or the 2.5mg in dronabinol (Marinol). This is a synthetic THC drug marketed for nausea and appetite stimulation in AIDS and cancer patients. Dr Saunders said: "He presented with crushing chest pain after consuming most of a marijuana lollipop. The whole lollipop contained 90 mg of THC, so an estimated 70 mg was consumed. "Within 30 minutes the patient described fearful hallucinations, during which he called a family member because he 'felt like he was dying.'" While doctors say cannabis does have some benefits, they say this case also highlights the risks (Image: ADAM GERRARD) READ MORE You can now get cannabis oil lip balm that apparently cures dry lips He was rushed to the emergency department at St John Regional Hospital. The man had smoked pot in his youth. But he had not done so since the THC content had increased dramatically from three to 12 per cent. He was also not familiar with the time-delayed and extended effect of oral THC dosing. Dr Saunders said: "The patient's cardiac event was likely triggered by unexpected strain on his body from anxiety and fearful hallucinations caused by the unusually large amount of THC he ingested." His sympathetic nervous system was stimulated causing a rapid heart beat, hypertension and stress hormone) release. Dr Saunders said: "After the psychotropic effects of the drug wore off, and his hallucinations ended, his chest pain stopped." A number of prior case reports, as well as epidemiological studies, have linked cannabis with strokes, heart attacks and abnormal heart rhythms. Dr Robert Stevenson, of the department of cardiology at the Canadian government's Horizon Health Network in Saint John, added: "Most previous research on marijuana-induced myocardial ischemia focused mostly on younger patients and did not focus on its different formulations and potencies. "As a result of widespread marijuana legalisation, healthcare providers need to understand and manage cannabis use and its complications in older patients, particularly in those with cardiovascular disease." An accompanying editorial said a stroke or heart attack could be caused by the consumption of chemicals, or indirect effects such as acute anxiety, hallucinations or psychosis. Individuals not used to taking mind-altering drugs can become highly distressed by impaired cognition and feelings of loss of control produced by THC. The editorial's author Professor Neal Benowitz, of the Centre for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, added: "The legalisation of cannabis has considerable public support but also raises public health concerns. "Some users may benefit from the social and medical effects, but others will be at risk for adverse health outcomes. "Little information has been disseminated to patients or healthcare providers about cannabis use in older patients, and in particular those with cardiovascular disease. "For better or worse, providing advice and care to such patients who are using cannabis is now necessary for the provision of optimal medical care to these patients."
  11. Hey guys, I'm new to this, and need some advice. I'm thinking of making legal CBD edibles, and so far I've found a couple of organic, non VG oils. One is suspended in coconut oil, and the other two are suspended in hemp oil. The coconut oil one - I'm thinking of getting the 250mg. The seller was really nice and told me that I need to add more dosage for help with anxiety and relaxation, and less for joint pain. The other two are suspended in hemp oil, and they say they have around 3.2%, one being an indica dominant hybrid, and the other sativa. Which one would be the best? I'm gonna start off with cookies. I'm thinking of using the coconut oil one, and mixing it in with the butter. Is that cool? I could also add a droplet to the cookie ball before it's ready to go in the oven (that could be more concentrated?) Any help would be appreciated, guys. Sofia
  12. After ruining most of my weed after burning it I have managed to dry my last plant and now have 3oz (90g) of dried, ground and decarboxylated bud. I want to make an oil based ticture something similar to the CBD oils you can buy online but much stronger and with THC in it too and without using solvents. (today I hear you can buy CBD oils from Holland & Barrett) I've read about making cannabutter, Rick Simpson Oil and other edibles and my weed is now decarbed so has anyone got any views on how to proceed from here? Many thanks Cmoon
  13. There was a video on youtube about making weed e juice in a long, drawn-out way. You carbox the weed then place in a jar and cover with PG, stir shake regularly for a month then add more PG or VG, repeat. After 3 months it's ready. I bottled up yesterday, the result is quite a tasty light cover juice that doesn't mess you up but you get a mellow high that then caused me to fall asleep for hours. I read that a second extraction is possible by heating the PG-covered week in a jar placed in water or oil on medium-low heat, so I did that too, stiring regularly for a few hours and this resulted in a very dark juice- I havn't vaped any of this yet. Waste not want not is my motto so I then used the weed to make a ginger cake- ate 50g slice and was a good buzz. The cake has a bit of a strange taste obviously due to the glycerine but is safe to eat and sliced can be frozen. So that was my Saturday
  14. Ingredients and equipment First of all, you will need about half a gram of weed for each cracker you will make. Figure out how many crackers you expect to make and acquire the right amount of weed accordingly. Secondly, you will need Ritz crackers, Saltine crackers, Jacobs crackers, or some other similar type of cracker that go well with peanut butter. Now for the peanut butter: you should make sure that it is a type of peanut butter that has plenty of peanut oil. It should be non-hydrogenated as well. Unfortunately, Jif and Skippy brands of peanut butter do not have enough peanut oil in them — and that means they won’t work for this recipe. Go for another brand. You can also use Nutella or a chocolate spread instead of peanut butter if you prefer. Crunchy peanut butter is also perfectly fine to use. Next, you will need an item to mix together your peanut butter and the marijuana. This should be something small, like a toothpick. You should also have scissors of some sort or else a coffee grinder on hand to cut up the marijuana with. Make sure there’s enough tin foil to cover and store the crackers when they’re done. Finally, you will also need an oven. How to make firecrackers First, you will need to bake your marijuana. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. While you wait for it to heat up, take scissors and cut up the marijuana into tiny pieces. A coffee grinder will also do the job thoroughly and quickly; the finer the pieces of marijuana, the better it will work for your weed peanut butter crackers. Once the oven is ready, you can put your marijuana inside a tin foil bowl of sorts to hold the marijuana. Leave it in for about a quarter of an hour, then check on the weed. If it is extremely powdery or dusty, they have been baked for the perfect amount. Baking your marijuana is a highly important part of creating a weed firecracker. The reason for this is that it needs to be decarboxylated. Decarboxylation means that the THCA turns into THC. This can only occur when the marijuana is dried out enough — this drying process is accomplished through baking the weed. This process automatically happens when you smoke or vaporize marijuana since it is heated up enough for the decarboxylation process to take place. If you forget to bake your marijuana, you won’t feel a thing from your peanut butter pot cookies, so be sure not to forget. The next thing you should do is turn up the oven to approximately 300 degrees Fahrenheit, then wait for ten to fifteen minutes. Put a thick layer peanut butter (regular peanut butter without any weed yet) on both sides of each cracker (up to a centimeter). Then take your freshly baked marijuana and sprinkle it on half of the peanut butter crackers. Leave the other half for sandwiching it later. Take your toothpick or other mixing tool and mix the peanut butter with the marijuana, doing so as thoroughly as possible on top of the cracker. You want as much weed as you can to touch peanut butter. When you’re done with that, sandwich the crackers together and wrap them up in tin foil. Place the wrapped up peanut butter weed crackers onto a cookie sheet and into the oven and bake them for 20 minutes. Once the twenty minutes have passed, up the heat level to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit and leave it for another two minutes. Remove the freshly baked weed peanut butter cookies from the oven and set them to the side until they have cooled off. Now you are free to enjoy your delicious marijuana firecrackers! Original source: http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/firecracker-recipe/
  15. Hey everyone just made my first batch of cannabutter never really dabbled in edibles yet, shit when i hear about people tripping and that i was abit concerned haha. But after making my first batch and not really knowing how strong it's going to be and what to actually make? I have just over a pound and yeah theres the orignal cookies and brownies to make but i was wondering what have you guys and gals tried out? Many thanks James
  16. Chococanna smileys

    From the album Weescars Edibles

    200g chocolate 100g cannabutter
  17. Harvesting a problematic plant today. It had to be nursed back to health in infancy and then had to be stuck on vegging for months. In the end the buds look great and healthy with loads of trichs. The main colas have very large dense buds, but there are ZERO fan leaves. They died of long ago so much so it already looks trimmed! 1 - First issue. Quite a number of the fine trim leaves between buds are also yellow and crispy and v hard to weed out. Even though im only chopping it down today can i go ahead and manicure before hanging to dry ??? 2- Secondly. This plant has A LOT of tiny popcorn buds. some are very loose too. Can these be made into edibles? Is it ok if there is a lot of small trim leaves on small buds being used for edibles because some of these are smaller than a pea and trimming is too difficult. If ok for edibles and use in cooking as oil/butter, do i need to dry them still ??? Thank you.
  18. Gummy Bears Banned In Colorado Where Cannabis Is Legal, Parents Warned About Candies With THC By Rachel Cruise, Parent Herald | June 20, 2:10 AM Weed gummy bears don't look any different from actual gummy bear treats, which is why kids might think it's safe to eat. Cannabis or marijuana is legal in Colorado. In fact, it is one of the first states to impose such law. However, the state, through Governor John Hickenlooper, has recently signed a bill that will make weed gummy bears or candies laced with THC illegal. This law will take effect July 1. High Times reports that the state found it necessary to enforce the law for the protection of the children and in the interest of public safety despite legal marijuana. Under the House Bill 16-1436, the manufacturer and sale of cannabis-laced candies or edible marijuana products with shapes that might be attractive to children are banned in Colorado. This specifically covers marijuana edibles typically shaped like fruits, people or animals. However, the law doesn't specify the punishments for the violation. With legal marijuana becoming a booming business in the state, the move to ban candies with THC comes at the right time. The state's health department has actually been pushing for this since 2014, following numerous reports of accidental consumption of marijuana-infused products in children. Some adults apparently carelessly leave legal marijuana or weed gummy bears out in the open, which makes it easier for kids to take, per Merry Jane. These candies also get transported outside of Colorado, thus further putting more innocent kids in danger. Recently, police arrested individuals in possession of candies with THC in South Carolina, which they believe were legally obtained in Colorado, per The State. Parents are now being warned about the existence of candies with cannabis that are quite indistinguishable with the authentic candies. Most of these weed gummy bears contain at least 10 mg of THC, which can have grave health consequences on children with smaller body mass. Legal marijuana in Colorado took effect in 2012, allowing an individual above the age of 21 to possess 28 grams of pot in one transaction. However, smoking or using this out in the open is prohibited, per the Colorado Pot Guide. http://www.parentherald.com/articles/49994/20160620/legal-marijuana-weed-gummy-bears-banned-colorado-where-cannabis-parents.htm
  19. hi to start a bit of back story. i have just been to visit my mum, she broke her upper arm around 6 months ago and something happened during the healing process that has left her in chronic pain. this has left her unable to do much and very depressed - she said 3 times during the my visit "i now understand why people with chronic pain kill themselves" this has rocked me a bit and lead me to suggest trying some canna muffins or cake in conjunction with her pain killers (tramadol and codeine) and some sort of electronic device which attaches to her upper arm both of which aren't working. gladly she say yes she would be up for trying anything at this point. so im gonna go there on monday with some edibles and sit with her for a while. im wondering what dose to give some who has never tried canna before as i have total fear when it comes to edibles i don't want to over do it but at the same time i don't want to under dose. my thinking is ill start with 3g of herb, make it into butter then make 8 muffins out of that? does this seem enough/too much for a noob like my mom. an help or advice would be much appreciated cheers sancho
  20. Hey all, I have the trim from my recent harvest which is packed into two plastic sainsburys bags. Not sure on weight but its a fair amount. I have previously always made Bubble hash, doing 3-4 runs each time, usually pulling substantial weights, got something like 60gram last harvest. Quality isn't the highest and with me doing almost daily edibles and moving from spliffs to the volcano, bubble just doesn't appeal as much any more. I want oil for multiple reasons, mostly to use in edibles as I am sick of tasting cannabutter (high tolerence means strong butter needed, nasty stuff). Would be smoking some through my rig aswell though. So because BHOing all of this with my small OG extractor tube would take a hell of alot of butane and time I'm wondering about first making bubble and then making BHO from this? I would probably keep the 25ug bubble. Any problems I should know about? Can you make BHO if material is damp? Also wondering about decarboxylation since I'm thinking about edibles, would I be better decarbing the hash before BHOing? Seems like decarbing BHO is a bit of a pain needing an oil bath rather than just oven. Cheers