By Kelly Gibson.
‘You CAN be successful in life even if you have had a negative diagnosis’ ~Kelly ‘Green’ Gibson
I hope to help assist anyone who chooses to consume medical cannabis successfully! Cannabis has many medicinal benefits; science is discovering more uses every day. It’s excellent for relieving pain, and controls nausea. Cannabis is also said to be a natural anti-inflammatory (Klein, 2005)
Decarboxylation: This term technically means ‘removing a carbon atom from a carbon chain’ and is the process that activates the compound(s) in marijuana, such as Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) etc. In order to do this, heating the marijuana is needed and doing so, allows one to experience the psychoactive and medicinal effects after consumption. The most common way is by burning the plant material; the other way (one of my favorites) is by cooking with it.
There are two phases to cannabis conversion:
‘Classic’ Butter Method: Put your ‘cured’ shake flour into a pot with the butter. Simmer on low for 30 minutes approximately. Then cool completely, place in airtight container, and use as normal. **Another method worth trying is the ‘Scientific Cannabutter Method’ by Tamar Wise.
Fat Method: Sprinkle your ‘cured’ shake flour directly onto ‘high fat content’ foods such as ground beef, bacon, and salmon etc. Cook as usual. Those with GI conditions use moderation, high fat can be a trigger.
Cannabis Infused Cooking Oil:
Recommended minimum dose: If baking or cooking with the oil, start with 0.75 grams to 1 gram per serving. If taken orally start with 2 ml a few times a day, increase slowly if needed.
*Be careful to not ingest too much THC or Indica (strain) in the daytime.
*The use of this information is intended for patients of Medical Marijuana and is not an endorsement for illegal activities.
Alcohol Method: Fill a large mason jar with clean shake, pour in alcohol, and seal tight. Put into a warm dark place for 3 to 4 weeks, shaking it up occasionally. Then strain out all material and use in cocktails or as a medicinal tincture.
You can use clean dried ‘shake’ for consuming by removing large sticks, then shake is usually ground up, and then sifted
It is recommended to use a maximum of 0.75 grams per person or serving
You will need some equipment such as a digital weigh scale, small Crock-Pot, Mason Jars of various sizes, Salt Shaker, Grinder or Blender
**DON'T OVERHEAT** the boiling point can vary between 260-392 oF
Credits to Dr. Paul Hornby and Watermelon Weed Diva etc, who made it possible for people like me to have this valuable information. Thank you!
***Disclaimer, the use of this information is intended for patients of Medical Marijuana and is not an endorsement for illegal activities.
Klein, T. Cannabinoid-based drugs as anti-inflammatory therapeutics. Nature Reviews Immunology, 5, 400-411. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nri1602
Zurier, R. (2002). Prospects for cannabinoids as anti-inflammatory agents. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry, 88, 462-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcb.10291
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