How To Make Hash Like A Pro

The form of cannabis known as hash is sweeping the cannabis industry. Created by collecting and combining resin from marijuana, hash is one of the many different ways of consuming cannabis.

Hash is a very fascinating form of cannabis because there are a plethora of ways that it can be made. Today, we’re going to zero in on 3 of the main ways to make hash like a pro.

In order to figure out your starting point, these 3 forms of cannabis hash are what you need to learn about!

  • Butane Hash Oil
  • Cannabis Distillates
  • Honey Hash Oil

So, are you curious about the process of how to make hash? Let’s get going!

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3 Ways Of How To Make Hash

Butane Hash Oil

Also known by the abbreviation BHO, butane hash oil is eerily similar to another form of hash, called honey oil hash. The main differentiating factor between butane hash oil and honey hash oil is the fact that BHO implements butane as the solvent of choice, whereas honey oil hash incorporates… You guessed it. Honey!

The process of making butane hash oil sounds incredibly intense, so we don’t necessarily recommend attempting to make your own butane hash oil. A very powerful machine is utilized alongside the solvent — in this case, butane — so it’s quite literally impossible to create butane hash oil in a casual and lowkey way.

However, the final product is well worth the intensity of the process because butane hash oil is incredibly pure. As a glass-like substance that looks like a translucent light brown, butane hash oil contains upwards of 85 percent THC.

The butane is introduced, then eradicated, and the final product is BHO. Thankfully, the many terpenes of cannabis remain when the process is finalized, so butane hash oil retains the sought-after smells and tastes with a heightened level of THC.

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Cannabis Distillates

Believe it or not, cannabis distillates are the outcome of marijuana that has been put through the distillation process. Did the name give it away? Even though it might be extremely obvious that cannabis distillates are distilled forms of cannabis, the steps of the distillation process might not be as clear to you, and that’s okay!

Many people are familiar with the process of distilling alcohol, but not as many realize that it is implemented in cannabis production as well. Essentially, a solvent is introduced into the equation, meaning the combination of the solvent and the cannabis results in one of the purest forms of cannabinoids out there.

Usually in favor of THC, the distillation process singles out the cannabinoid. Cannabis distillates are very similar to CBD isolates, but rather than seeking out cannabidiol, the distillation process aims for a mostly-THC finished product.

You may be wondering how in the world the distillation process is so fine-tuned that it can successfully separate THC from CBD and other cannabis compounds. The reason this is possible has everything to do with boiling points!

Each compound within cannabis has its own boiling point, meaning that in order to evaporate all CBD molecules, for instance, the boiling point must reach a certain temperature. In order to leave all THC molecules in tact, scientists would need to adhere to the appropriate boiling points of each cannabis compound. Eventually, this distillation process results in the purest form of THC out there.

Honey Hash Oil

We touched on honey hash oil ever so briefly when talking about BHO, or butane hash oil. As we mentioned, honey hash oil uses honey as the solvent of choice.

When honey oil combines with the cannabis, another element is introduced in order to make honey oil hash. Usually, the additional ingredient is either an alcohol of some sort or acetone, which is then utilized in order to separate the THC from the rest of the plant.

The solvent is later eliminated from the THC by being placed over heat, at which point the solvent will end up evaporating, leaving behind nothing but honey hash oil. With honey hash oil, the expected THC concentration is around 70 percent give or take a percentage — maybe two.

Final Thoughts On How To Make Hash

Which type of hash is the best? Deciding between these 3 forms of hash is a personal choice. It’s all about your preferences! Hash will always cause you to feel high, no matter the form it is in, but it might help you decide if you keep the different THC concentrations in mind.

And nothing’s stopping you from trying each form either! You can always dip your toes in each of the three types of hash, and go from there.

How to Make Cannaoil For The Best Cannabis Edibles

Cannabis edibles have been popular long before Canada began legalizing their sale and consumption. Cannabis edibles have always been the product of choice for both medical and recreational users, and for good reason. The accuracy of the dose, potency of the product and healthiness of the consumption have always been major benefits to edibles – that’s why we’re going to teach you how to make cannaoil so you can make these infused edibles any way you like!

Not only do cannabis edibles eliminate the dangers and health hazards of smoking marijuana, they can be easily transported. They come in a variety of forms and can also be enjoyed as part of an actual meal when infused into the dish.

With legalization sweeping across the world, the number of cannabis-inspired recipes have increased multifold. There’s a large variety of foodstuffs that can be made with marijuana: brownies, chocolates, candies, butter and even in things like gourmet sauces and breads.

The one common ingredient that all these things share, however, is cannabis oil (also known as canna oil, cannabutter, bud butter, and many other names). In this article, we’ll explain how to make cannaoil for making delicious cannabis based treats.

Benefits of Cooking With Cannabis Oil

how to make cannaoil recipeWhy is cannabis oil the concentrate of choice for medical and recreational patients? Here’s 3 benefits to learning how to make cannaoil.

  • Marijuana is more effective when it’s ingested. The liver converts THC into 11-OH-THC, a far more potent form of THC that allows for more medicinal and recreational effect.
  • Eating marijuana eliminates the dangers associated with smoking, such as the buildup of tar in the lungs.
  • Edibles can be transported easily and are more inconspicuous than cannabis flower.

Precautions of Cooking With Weed and Canna Oil

The benefits of using canna oil are impressive, but we haven’t gotten into the process of how to make cannaoil yet or what what you should be looking out for when you’re cooking with this infused substance.

Remember that as with using any cannabis concentrate, there are a few things to keep in mind. It’s a good idea to take these things into consideration when cooking with canna oil.

  • Edibles are way stronger than smoked weed. If you’re eating edibles or sharing them with someone for the first time, start with a small dose.
  • Edibles take a long time to kick in, too. This means that you should still wait at least two hours before redosing – even if you have just used a small amount.
  • It can be harder to figure out exactly how much cannabis oil you’re consuming, unless you’re a very meticulous cook and use formula to figure out the exact quantity of THC per mL of canna oil that you’re using and distribute that evenly among what you’re cooking – which, most likely, you won’t be doing.

How to Make Cannaoil

how to make cannaoil guideNow, on to the fun part!

  • There are lots of different recipes that you can use, but a simple one should suffice. A good baseline recipe to use is this one, which uses an ounce of weed for an ounce of oil. If you’re stringent, using a 50/50 ratio like this means it won’t be too hard to figure out exactly how strong your canna oil will be.

To do this, all you have to do is figure out the amount of THC per gram of weed and multiply that by 28. So, if you’re using weed with 20% THC, that amounts to 0.2g or 200 mg of THC per gram. Multiply that by 28, and you see that you have 5.6 grams of pure THC in your ounce of oil.

Anyway, for the recipe, you’ll need just a few things: a strainer / cheesecloth, a grinder (some people believe that hand grinders work best, because more powerful grinders like blenders tend to grind the weed so fine that it can make the canna oil taste funky) and a double boiler or a slow cooker.

  • Grind up your weed. Remember to grind it only fine enough so that it won’t filter through your strainer.
  • Mix together the oil and weed in your double boiler or slow cooker. Warm them up – don’t get them too hot – to decarboxylate the weed. This activates the THC. At a warm (but not hot) temperature you can absorb the flavour of the trichomes and THC without making the oil taste gross and burnt.  Don’t ever let the oil get hotter than 245°F (118°C).
  • Generally, you want to leave the weed and oil in the slow cooker or double boiler on a relatively low temperature for at least 6 hours, stirring it occasionally so your flower doesn’t burn.
  • Once you’re satisfied that it’s been long enough, strain the oil. Then you can use it for your cooking or baking applications.

Conclusion

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If you wanted a bit more input into how your cannabis edibles are dosed, then figuring out how to make cannaoil is an important first step. Available to be used in a wide variety of cooking applications, cannaoil is the perfect cooking condiment for both recreational and medicinal use.

Now that you know the ins-and-outs of how to make cannaoil, why not try giving it a try yourself? Just be sure to leave a couple of windows open to deal with the pungent cannabis smell!

Hopefully this recipe has helped you decide to start making canna oil for your own purposes. Good luck, and happy cooking!

Why You Should Eat Cannabis Edibles

The world of cannabis has near limitless room for innovation. Today, there are a myriad of ways that you can consume cannabis. The time-honoured and classic joint, new-age vaporization and even applied topically to the skin – there’s no limit to how you can enjoy your cannabis. However, one of the best, most effective and dare we say tastiest way to enjoy your cannabis through cannabis edibles.

Eating cannabis has been popular for both medicinal and recreational reasons for thousands of years, dating as far back as 1000 BC. With Canada’s second round of legalization now including cannabis edibles, there has never been a better time to treat yourself to a tasty dose of medicated wellness.

While it might take a bit longer to prepare than simply packing a bowl, preparing and using cannabis edibles is certainly worth it in the long term, especially if you’re already a regular consumer of cannabis.

Why should you eat cannabis edibles? Let’s get into it!

What Makes Eating Cannabis Edibles Different?

why eat cannabis ediblesWhen people eat their cannabis, they tend to notice that the experience is different in quite a few ways. The most commonly noted differences are:

  • Many people report that they experience more of a complete, holistic effect rather than a simple ‘body buzz’ or ‘head high,’ though this is certainly not the case for everyone.
  • The experience is going to be much longer and drawn-out than any other form of cannabis consumption, with the high lasting potentially many hours.
  • The experience tends to be much more intense, bordering on psychedelic. Some people report having full-blown ‘trips,’ when they eat edibles. This is partly due to the fact that edibles are metabolized differently, and partly due to the fact that they generally contain more THC than you would be able to easily smoke in a session.

Cannabis Edibles and Metabolism

Why are the effects of cannabis edibles so different from regular smoking and vaporization? The answer lies in how THC, the primary psychoactive compound found in the plant, is delivered throughout your body.  When you smoke marijuana, the THC is absorbed in your lungs and goes straight to your brain, enabling you to feel an effect almost instantly.

On the other hand, when you eat marijuana, the THC is first processed through your liver. During this process, it is converted to a much more powerful cannabinoid known as 7-hydroxy-THC – which has much more potent effects. It’s only once the THC has passed through your liver that it enters your blood and reaches your brain, and this is a good part of the reason that edibles get you so much higher.

Cannabis Edibles Last a Long Time

cannabis edibles best practicesIt’s important to remember that edibles last a long time – up to 12 hours in some cases.

However, because edibles are processed by the liver before taking effect, they also need more time to take effect. This can cause problems for impatient first time users!

Many users take an edible for their first time, wait half an hour to an hour, and decide to re-dose when they’re not feeling anything. Most likely, however, their liver is still working on turning the cannabis into its trademark psychoactive high.

Sometimes people will eat cannabis edibles on an empty stomach or re-dose two or three times before the first dose even has a chance to activate. As a consequence, they generally get uncomfortably high. Due to the high concentration of THC in cannabis edibles, this can lead to a discomforting and overall bad experience and can turn many away from ever consuming cannabis edibles ever again.

Cannabis Edibles Are Versatile

Just a decade ago, marijuana edibles weren’t nearly as common as they are now. It would be considered a treat to find some pot brownies or cookies made with cannabutter.

Nowadays, thanks to the legalization of marijuana, edibles are becoming more and more commonplace. From cannabis infused drinks and lollipops to medicated dishes and gummies, there has never been so much variety in the history of cannabis edibles.

You can find everything from cannabis oil hummus to granola bars to a whole range of marijuana concentrates you can eat as-is such as THC distillate and isolate. Peanut butter made with weed is also becoming quite common, as are other condiments and food additives so you can make all your meals pack a punch.

Cannabis Edibles – Tips for a Good Experience

cannabis edibles bestThere are a couple of things to keep in mind when you’re first starting to use edibles. We’ve already mentioned the importance of being cautious while you’re using them because of the sheer length of the experience. However, you’ll also want to keep the following in mind.

  • Try to find a trusted source for your edibles. You want to make sure that you find a high-quality source that only makes use of top-quality marijuana with good manufacturing standards.Find a source that offers third-party lab testing. Not only will this tell you exactly how much THC is in one dose of cannabis, it will also help filter out manufacturers with shady business practices that won’t disclose this kind of information.
  • Make sure that you’re in a safe and comfortable space with people that you trust the first couple times that you eat an edible.
  • After eating an edible, wait upwards of 2 hours for it to activate before consuming another dose. The time it takes to activate is dependent on a variety of factors including your metabolism, whether or not you’ve eaten that day and your own body’s physiology.
  • Make sure that you don’t leave any tasty-looking cannabis treats lying around where kids or non-cannabis users might find them and eat them.

Cannabis edibles are a fantastic way to consume marijuana. Eating marijuana makes it significantly more potent than simply smoking it, and the effects are known to last for longer. This means that marijuana edibles are a fantastic solution for both recreational and medicinal users, just remember these 4 takeaways and you’ll be well on your way towards a great experience!