Already-been-vaped weed — or ABV for short — is something that you’re going to have plenty of when you switch from smoking your buds to vaping them. Don’t throw away your ABV herbs! Unlike smoking, one of the best parts of vaping is that you can actually use all of your cannabis twice. Considering today’s dispensary prices, ABV weed sounds like a pretty good thing to us. After you finish using your dry herb vaporizer, dump its contents into a clean jar and save them for use in one of our best ABV recipes.
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ABV affects people in different ways. After consuming a reasonable amount of ABV buds, most people report an alert high with full-body relaxation that comes on slowly and takes a very long time to subside. Some report feeling nothing at all. If you feel nothing after eating ABV weed, eat it with a little more fat next time. Remember that cannabinoids are fat soluble.
When you eat cannabis — whether it’s ABV or not — it’s important to remember that it can take a long time to feel the full effects. Some people with slow-moving digestive systems report feeling nothing for up to 12 hours after eating ABV buds, although the effects usually set in more quickly than that.
Don’t go crazy when you eat your ABV weed for the first time. Start with a small amount, wait for an entire day and evaluate your experience. Adjust your dosage accordingly. It’s common for people to eat too much when trying edibles for the first time. They fall asleep and wake up in the middle of an extremely powerful and unpleasant high. Don’t let that happen to you! Start slowly.
To guess the potency of your ABV weed, first consider how potent it was when you originally vaped it. When you turn your ABV cannabis into edibles, you’ll most likely experience a similar sensation that comes on more slowly, has a lower peak and takes longer to end.
Your utilization of the weed is also a factor. Is the weed still light in colour, with a slight green hue? You’ve barely vaped it, so it should still be rich in beneficial cannabinoids. If it’s black and ashy, you’ve smoked it. It’s compost. Some people vape their herbs only slightly because they actually prefer the effects of ABV edibles.
When you read about ways to use ABV weed online, you’ll often see the term “water curing.” If you don’t like the taste of cannabis edibles, water curing is definitely something that you need to try. Most of the taste in cannabis comes from components such as chlorophyll that have no psychoactive properties. Those components are water soluble, but cannabinoids are fat soluble — so you can remove the unpleasant flavour without affecting the potency of your herbs.
Some people advocate freezing water-cured ABV weed to further aid extraction. Grind your ABV buds to a fine powder, and use the powder in any of the recipes in this article.
ABV capsules are perfect if you’ve tried edibles and don’t like the flavour. Capsules allow you to swallow your weed without eating it, and you can take the capsules anywhere.
Cannabis loves fat. If you consume fat when eating cannabis, your body will process more of the cannabinoids during the digestion process — and if you ask us, there’s no better fatty food than ice cream.
Easy ABV Milkshake Recipe
Home-Made ABV Milkshake Recipe
You can use a strong drinking alcohol such as Everclear or Bacardi 151 to make an ABV tincture that’s quite potent in low amounts. Start by grinding your herbs to a fine powder. Combine the powder with some alcohol in a blender. Pulse the blender for several minutes to break down the herbs. Pour the mixture into a sterile jar, seal the jar and wait for about two weeks.
After two weeks, open the jar and allow half of the alcohol to evaporate. Pour the remaining mixture through a coffee filter, and add a few drops of flavouring concentrate to the tincture if desired to improve the taste. Consume your ABV tincture a few drops at a time until you gauge its effect.
Would you like to do something with your ABV tincture that’s more fun than just swallowing it? ABV hard candy is a delicious and fun treat.
If you have trouble getting your candies to solidify, reduce the amount of tincture that you use or allow the alcohol to evaporate further.
Second perhaps only to the weed brownie, the firecracker is among the most beloved of all edible cannabis snacks.
Since cannabinoids are fat soluble, infusing your ABV weed in oil is one of the best ways of extracting every last beneficial compound.
The pot brownie is probably the most famous of all cannabis edibles. You can use a boxed brownie mix if you like — just substitute all of the fat in the recipe with ABV cannabutter or oil — but brownies are easy to make from scratch.
ABV Brownies Ingredients
ABV Brownies Instructions
Is there a better salty, crunchy snack than popcorn? We don’t think so. With ABV popcorn — we like to call it “potcorn” — you can get the munchies and cure them at the same time.
Rich, fatty avocado is the perfect food for helping you extract the last bits of goodness out of your ABV weed. Use your guacamole as a topping on taco night, or just dig in with some tortilla chips.
Some people are sensitive to the flavour of cilantro. If you prefer, you can use parsley instead.
Can you extract ABV weed with coffee? You bet! Coffee contains oils that can help to extract the fat-soluble compounds from cannabis. Simply put your water-cured cannabis in a French press with some ground coffee and water heated to a little below the boiling point. If you want an even better experience, though, you can use your cream as the medium for extracting the marijuana.
Making an oil infusion isn’t the only way to cook with cannabis; you can actually eat the cannabis directly as well. Try adding ground, water-cured ABV weed to a spice rub. Use the spice rub to flavour slow-roasted barbecue, or sprinkle it over your huevos rancheros. Combine your ABV weed with equal parts of:
Season the mixture generously with salt.
Yes, you can. Smoking your ABV weed negates the effect of buying a great dry herb vaporizer, though, so we don’t recommend it. Also, weed that’s already vaped no longer has its original herbal flavour. Most people find the taste of smoked ABV weed quite unpalatable. Also, remember that smoking your ABV weed will not produce a very strong effect. Most uses for ABV weed involve concentrating the compounds from large amounts of used herbs.
When turned to compost, plant matter is full of beneficial compounds that new plants can utilize for faster growth. If you don’t like cannabis edibles or aren’t getting the effects you want from buds that are already vaped, use the herbs to fuel your garden instead.
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