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By Dianna Donnelly.
I pride myself on being a fairly waste-not-want-not person. I like to reuse, regrow, repurpose, or redistribute any time I can. After many months' batches of Cannabis oil, I had quite a collection of little balls of cheesecloth filled with oily plant material. Each had a different shade based on leaf to bud content or time in the oven decarboxylating. I decided to practice some alchemy.
Alchemy, noun: "a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life." ~Merriam Webster Dictionary.
My pooch is gettin up there in years. By the 7x dog to human conversion, Molly would be 70 years young. She's spry for her age, likely because she's been on the herbal for about four years now. Aside from second-hand Cannabis smoke and the odd stem or nug she may eat off the floor in the smoking room, we've been giving her Cannabis oil for several years now.
Thunderstorms and fireworks are Molly's kryptonite. Oh, and the monthly fire alarm test. She would sit vibrating for hours sometimes. But now, she immediately goes and stands by the cabinet where I keep the oil and waits to be given her dose. If I don't see her, she'll stomp in place tapping with her nails til I look. Within 20 minutes, she's grabbing her ball to play.
Cannabis improves Molly's quality of life.
I decided to take the left over and now oil soaked Cannabis mashes and mix them with some turmeric for its incredible anti-inflammatory powers and peanut butter to please the patient. In my trusty double boiler I added all ingredients with some added coconut oil to manage consistency.
I don't imagine there is much THC in the mash but there are other compounds that sedate like Cannabinol or CBN. This cannabinoid is actually the result of age and oxidization of THC. So there are times and for some conditions where the older, dryer, and shakier the product you're using, the better. The research is still out as to how long you'd have to leave your buds to oxidize before conversion takes place. Add that to the list of needed studies. People suffer needlessly daily due to sleep problems and insomnia. Cannabis can help.Mix together well and heat on low until desired consistency, that being like thick gravy. Coconut oil hardens at room temperature and these will be stored in the fridge. Pour out into a baking pan or tupperware dish and store overnight in fridge. Portion accordingly starting with very small pieces until you know the effects.
***This article and the products referred to herein, is Molly approved.