Cannabis honey is a tasty and easy way to consume cannabis. It’s discreet and tastes great. It can be used in many different ways. Add it to drinks, spread it on bread or simply add it to food dishes.
Did you know? Bees are the only insect capable of producing a food which humans can eat. Honey is known to contain many essential minerals, vitamins, and enzymes.
It’s no wonder that honey has been honored as a medicinal product for literally thousands of years. It’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, it can help care for wounds, treat coughs and believe it or not, it can even boost your memory! It’s really a remarkable food.
While honey is great on its own, if you infuse it with cannabis, it can be even more potent for healing the body. Some doctors have claimed that cannabinoids will even suppress the overactive immune response which is triggered by diseases like influence and Ebola.
Cannabis is renowned for its medicinal value and has been demonstrated to be very effective in treating a number of health problems. It’s clear there could be many health benefits, if you put cannabis-infused honey in your tea or on your toast each day!
The good news is that it is really easy to make a tincture of cannabis honey. It can also be frozen in bulk, so you can store it easily. You can make it in a slow cooker, a double boiler or a Magical Butter machine. We will learn the slow cooker method today.
You can get creative with your culinary skills if you wish. You can add herbs to your cannabis honey to give it a different taste. Try adding dried sage, chamomile, lavender, vanilla, cinnamon or thyme.
Using Decarboxylated Cannabis
To make a tincture of honey and cannabis you will probably want to use decarboxylated cannabis. The Decarboxylation process uses heat to turn the THCA (which is non-psychoactive) into THC which is well-known for its euphoric effects. Should you want your tincture to not have psychoactive effects, you can skip the decarboxylation process. If your new to cannabis edibles you can learn more about the decarboxylation process here.
How To Make Cannabis Honey
You Will Need
- 10-20g of decarboxylated cannabis
- 400g of honey
- A large mason jar
- A large piece of cheesecloth
- Additional herbs (If you wish, extra flavors)
How You Make It
Step 1: Wrap your decarboxylated cannabis in a big piece of double-layered cheesecloth. Tie it with a piece of string or a twist tie.
Step 2: Take the cannabis wrapped in its cheesecloth and place it into the mason jar.
Step 3: Now pour the honey on top of the cannabis satchel.
Step 4: Place the mason jar into a bed of hot water, (I like to use a slow cooker) make sure no water spills over the top of the jar into the honey.
Note: Set your slow cooker to a low temperature. Your honey should simmer a little bit but never boil. Check on the tincture frequently and turn the slow cooker off or to a lower temperature if it starts to become too hot.
Step 5: Keep heating for around 4 to 8 hours. After that allow the infusion to cool down. Then remove the cannabis satchel from the honey and either discard it or use it to make a cannabis-infused tea.
Step 6: Keep your infusion in a refrigerator or freeze it for later.
How Much To Use
When using cannabis honey for the first time, be prepared to see what kind of effect it will have on you. You don’t want to accidentally take too much. It’s best to start out with around half a teaspoon of infused honey, then wait at least 2 hours, then take a little more if necessary.
Remember, when you use cannabis-infused honey, you can’t expect the results to occur straight away, since your body needs to process it first. Don’t expect to feel the effect immediately as you would when smoking or vaping weed. Instead, the experience will take a while to kick in, remember not to use too much until you know how strong your infusion is.