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Can you get high by touching weed. I feel it. :-/

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Marijuana produces THCA, an acid with the carboxylic group (COOH) attached. In its acid form, THC is not very active. It is only when the carboxyl group is removed that THC becomes psychoactive. When marijuana is smoked, the THC behind the hot spot is vaporized as the hot air from the burn is drawn through the joint or pipe bowl to the unburned material. The liquid THC and other cannabinoids have a boiling point of between 180-200° C (355-392° F). Before they turn gaseous, at around 106° C (220° F), the carboxyl group is released from the molecule as carbon dioxide and water vapor.

In other words, you cannot get high from eating raw weed, or rubbing it on your skin. it’s all in your mind.. a placebo effect.

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Marijuana produces THCA, an acid with the carboxylic group (COOH) attached. In its acid form, THC is not very active. It is only when the carboxyl group is removed that THC becomes psychoactive. When marijuana is smoked, the THC behind the hot spot is vaporized as the hot air from the burn is drawn through the joint or pipe bowl to the unburned material. The liquid THC and other cannabinoids have a boiling point of between 180-200° C (355-392° F). Before they turn gaseous, at around 106° C (220° F), the carboxyl group is released from the molecule as carbon dioxide and water vapor.

In other words, you cannot get high from eating raw weed, or rubbing it on your skin. it’s all in your mind.. a placebo effect.

I thought THC decarbed during flower maturation and the dry/cure as well. How do the LGC labs detect different levels of THC and well as THCA? Do they perform a partial decarb before the test?

From what I have read this process takes places throughout the entire grow/dry/cure and not just when you light it. that’s part of the difference between trichome maturation remember? Aside from that THCA, CBDA, CBCA do have an effect on a person albeit different than their more mature siblings.

I personally have never been higher than after a 10 hour day trimming without smoking once – it is a different high though than smoking it, more similar to consuming it. Great fucking placebo effect! And if you eat enough raw bud you’ll trip – lost a bet on that one.

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When I trim I get super mellow, maybe its the chair and the mind numbing task.

I think the oils and resins do have an effect on me, I wouldn’t call it stoned or high though..

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I thought THC decarbed during flower maturation and the dry/cure as well. How do the LGC labs detect different levels of THC and well as THCA? Do they perform a partial decarb before the test?

From what I have read this process takes places throughout the entire grow/dry/cure and not just when you light it. that’s part of the difference between trichome maturation remember? Aside from that THCA, CBDA, CBCA do have an effect on a person albeit different than their more mature siblings.

I personally have never been higher than after a 10 hour day trimming without smoking once – it is a different high though than smoking it, more similar to consuming it. Great fucking placebo effect! And if you eat enough raw bud you’ll trip – lost a bet on that one.

sugar pills have cured cancer bud. http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/TreatmentTypes/placebo-effect
You’re telling me in one breath that decarb happens during the dry/cure..(which – yes it does to an extent). and that chopping fresh weed (which isn’t decarbed at all) is getting you more ripped than anything. Why do people smoke it then? Why shouldn’t I just stick a pinch between gums and cheek like chewing tobacco?
Show me what you have read that states it’s decarbing while growing please – be interested in seeing that.. goes against everything I know, so you know, if I’m wrong, I’d like to stop being.

EDIT; Not to take anything away from the placebo effect. it happens -and some people swear certain things do certain things, I’m just saying what the mind believes is a powerful thing.

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sugar pills have cured cancer bud. http://www.cancer.org/Treatment/TreatmentsandSideEffects/TreatmentTypes/placebo-effect
You’re telling me in one breath that decarb happens during the dry/cure..(which – yes it does to an extent). and that chopping fresh weed (which isn’t decarbed at all) is getting you more ripped than anything. Why do people smoke it then? Why shouldn’t I just stick a pinch between gums and cheek like chewing tobacco?
Show me what you have read that states it’s decarbing while growing please – be interested in seeing that.. goes against everything I know, so you know, if I’m wrong, I’d like to stop being.

EDIT; Not to take anything away from the placebo effect. it happens -and some people swear certain things do certain things, I’m just saying what the mind believes is a powerful thing.

I’m generally put to work trimming pre dried/cured material for hours and hours on end. Are you seriously comparing hours and hours of exposure to pounds of bud the same as “sticking a pinch between gums”? Why don’t people rub dip on their elbows?

There is quite a bit of evidence suggesting they decarb while growing. Look into project CDB – the amount of CBD (the decarbed form of CBDA) in the vegging harlequin plant is near 5%. Are you saying that other strains can’t possibly contain decarbed material precure? Look into bhang – an indian drink primarily made from uncured bud and water/milk – rarely heated. Silly Indians and there placebo effects.

Are all topical salves completely bunk?

I’m in no way refuting the placebo effect and its powers but cannabinoids can surely be absorbed through the skin – it’s just another tissue.

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I’m generally put to work trimming pre dried/cured material for hours and hours on end. Are you seriously comparing hours and hours of exposure to pounds of bud the same as “sticking a pinch between gums”?

I’m not comparing anything.. I’m saying regardless of the amount you roll around in naked – if you are high..it’s in your mind. That’s what I’m saying. If you get high from holding it – how come I can’t compare chewing a piece? isn’t ingesting it comprable to holding it in my hand?

There is quite a bit of evidence suggesting they decarb while growing. Look into project CDB – the amount of CBD (the decarbed form of CBDA) in the vegging harlequin plant is near 5%. Are you saying that other strains can’t possibly contain decarbed material precure? Look into bhang – an indian drink primarily made from fresh charas and water – rarely even heated. Silly Indians and there placebo effects.

Look into my eyes. I said, originally, THC isn’t very active. Remember in the first post. I’m not saying anything about strains – it’s irrelivant. I said to you – in the last post, show me something I can read that says plants decarb while growing.. my understanding is that isn’t the way it works. I am open to learn, but just because you say so, don’t cut it with me. I know it doesn’t with you.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhang Charas is hash. Bhang is MJ. Milk is in the ingredient list and it’s brought to the boil (I googled it) of the traditional drink.. I did my research. so ya.. I guess that would do it. Water and THC doesn’t bond, remember bubble hash?
Other than that.. I’ll check out your link – thanks for posting it. I seriously mean it – if I’m wrong, I’d like to know better.. not a personal attack. Are all topical salves completely bunk?

Where did I say anything topical salves? We are talking about THC only.. not orange trees, or how gravity effects tidal pools. You wanna fight?

I’m in no way refuting the placebo effect and its powers but cannabinoids can surely be absorbed through the skin – it’s just another tissue.

Nothing do with how absorption works either. I’m sure if raw weed got you fucked some stupid kids out there would start sticking bud up their ass and get whacked, then all their friends would be doing it. It doens’t happen that way.

As for the “test” you linked..THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) gets a user high, a larger THC content will produce a stronger high. Without THC you don’t get high.

CBD (Cannabidiol) increases some of the effects of THC and decreases other effects of THC. High levels of THC and low levels of CBD contribute to a strong, clear headed, more energetic high.

Weren’t we talking THC before? . ” thought THC decarbed during flower maturation and the dry/cure as well. “. yup.. we were. It’s up there. Why don’t we talk about something else to try and twist my original comment? Forget it.. I’ll move on. You’re right. You can get high by rubbing pot on your skin. Sure. Have a great evening.

i went to visit my crop today, touched and smelled all buds and now i feel high :-/

What Do I Do With Weed Trim?

Weed trim is a common term used to describe the excess parts a cultivator must trim from their plants post-harvest in order to fully maximize a plant’s bloom and, in turn, get more desirable crystals. In short, a good trim will get the grower a bigger, higher quality plant yield. With a varying amount of states now allowing marijuana-users to legally grow their own crops, cultivation and harvesting techniques are, arguably, more important now than ever before. When it comes to the excess scraps that come from a fruitful harvest, an inexperienced (or in some cases, even an experienced) grower might not know what to do with weed trim. Luckily, there are several ways you can utilize your weed trim, rather than simply dump it in the garbage and call it a day. So let’s go through and look at what to do with trim leaves after a successful harvest.

What To Do With Trim Leaves — What Are Trim Leaves?

First, let’s go into a little more detail about weed trim, before getting into how to best utilize it.

Typically, weed trim is collected after harvest. In fact, it plays an important role during the growing process, as it serves as an indicator for your plant’s health. The leaves, which are commonly referred to as fan leaves before they are trimmed, can help a cultivator determine if the plant is lacking nutrients, water, or even sunlight depending on the colors of the leaves.

Removing trim helps make the plant’s buds achieve the classic nug look, but it also helps remove some unnecessary parts of the plant, at least in terms of smoking. But some of these parts, although low in potency, can still be consumed. And yes, you can still get high. Or, at the very least, achieve a higher level of physical and mental wellness.

Make Cannabutter

Basically, any part that still contains trichomes can be saved for later use. Luckily, some of these trichomes still contain some of the basic ingredients to get you high, such as terpenes and cannabinoids.

One of the more popular uses for weed trim, at least for those still trying to achieve that psychoactive high we all know and love, is simply making cannabutter for edibles. So it’s no surprise that cannabutter is first on the list of what to do with weed trim.

When using weed trim for cannabutter, you might find yourself with a more CBD-heavy edible, which is one that won’t necessarily get you high. However, if you happen to get lucky and score a trichome-heavy trim leaf, you might get a decent amount of THC in your cannabutter.

The first step is to decarboxylate the trim. This is necessary to gain the maximum potency in your edibles.

Our suggestion would be decarbing your bud straight from the jar, courtesy of High Times’ simple instant pot method.

This method is fast and easy. All it requires is a fat of your choice, either a pair of pantyhose, an old t-shirt, or ideally, a piece of cheesecloth, and of course, a canning jar.

To decarb, stretch your pantyhose or cheesecloth around an opened jar to create a makeshift filter. Grind your buds and pour them into the filter. Then place the lid on the jar and screw the ring to secure the jar shut. Put it in the oven at 225 degrees for around 30 minutes, and it should turn a deep green.

From there, you add fat—whether that be traditional butter or coconut oil— into the jar. The jar shouldn’t be more than 3/4 full.

Then, simply place the jar in the Instant pot and fill it with water until it’s halfway up the jar.

Click the “pressure cook” button and lock the lid. In this mode, the pressure cooker will automatically set itself to a half hour—the perfect time allotment for this endeavor.

When the 30 minutes is up, pull the pressure release valve and remove the jar from the pot carefully with tongs or some other sort of device. Finally, unscrew the lid and strain your cannabutter from the filter. We’d suggest simply squeezing all of the cannabis-infused back into the jar you used. You also might want to wear gloves for this part—unless you’re trying to live up to your high school football nickname, “butterfingers.”

One thing to keep in mind when making cannabutter out of trim—make sure it’s ground to a mulch-like texture. In this case, a food processor or blender would be ideal, as a regular grinder might not work in this instance.

Once you have it properly blended, you can begin to use it for your cannabutter. For our recipe on cannabutter, take a look here.

Put It In Your Tea

Here’s a little bit of a simpler solution when wondering what to do with trim leaves: just put it in your tea!

This method won’t get you stoned, but it can unlock some of the powers of CBD, such as anxiety and stress relief.

So if you’re looking for more of a subtle, relaxing method of utilizing your weed trim, you might want to just go ahead and put in in your tea. It might prove to be the perfect combination.

Make Your Own Hash

Hash, or hashish, is one of the oldest forms of marijuana concentrates in the book, and that could be partially attributed to the fact that it’s easily made out of weed trim. So if you’re looking to get as high as possible, and still don’t know what to do with trim leaves, hash could be your best bet.

The tricky part about making hash is separating the trichomes from the weed trim. However, extracting it is similar to a standard decarboxylation process.

First, grab your weed trim and place it on a silk screen over a piece of wax paper. Then, simply use your hands to physically move the trim around so that the trichomes come apart from the leaves. When the trichomes fall off, use a scraper or some sort of similar tool to scrape it all together. Then, with the use of a pollen press, you can compress it into hash. Easier said than done, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll always have a fool-proof plan for what to do with trim leaves.

Cannabis Milk, Anyone?

When thinking of what to do with weed trim, making your own cannabis milk could be another viable option.

And yes, cannabis milk is a real thing.

Making cannabis milk is actually super easy to do. First, heat up your milk until it begins to simmer. Then, add your cannabis trimmings.

This part might require a bit of stamina, but it’s well worth. Stir the milk for about 30-40 minutes, until the complexion turns into a yellowish-green. Strain the trimmings out, and put it in a container. You can store in the refrigerator for as long as the original milk-expiration date says.

Skin Topicals

Skin topicals and creams have become a huge part of the retail cannabis industry, and fortunately, you can make your own at home—without even using any of your own weed.

After decarbing your weed, grind it up into a fine powder. You’re then going to want to mix in other essential oils like lavender, rosemary, clove, or lemon—whichever you prefer. Mix all ingredients together, and then begin the cooking process, which unfortunately takes 3-4 days. It’s a simple recipe, but definitely pretty time-consuming. However, it’s worth it in the long-run.

Juice

Our final suggestion on what to do with weed trim is another simple and super-healthy way to consume your cannabis leaf trim—juicing it!

Cannabis leaves are known to possess high levels of protein, in addition to Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.

Again, just throw your decarboxylated weed into a juicer with some of your favorite foods and/or veggies and blend away. You’ll get a bunch of the natural benefits associated with CBD, for the cost of essentially, ziltch.

Voila! Now you know what to do with weed trim. If you have any additional suggestions, feel free to drop us a line.

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