Yo, what up? My name’s Dan, and if you’re into growing weed, then you already know how important it is to trim your plants. Not only does it help with producing the best buds possible during the vegetative stage, but it also gives your weed a dope, well-manicured look after harvesting. But what about all that trim you have left over? Don’t just toss it in the compost pile, homie. Here are some ideas on how to use that leftover cannabis trim.
Before we get into that though, let me give you some tips on how to get the most out of your trim. First off, fan leaves don’t have much in the way of trichomes, so they won’t get you high. But they do have some benefits, like being loaded with vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and vitamins C and K. So why not use them like any other green vegetable? Mix them into salads, stir-fry them up, or steam them for a healthy side dish.
Now onto the good stuff – sugar leaves. These babies aren’t as rich in cannabinoids and terpenes as buds, but they still have some trichomes on them. So treat them like you would with any other weed – dry and cure them carefully, then decarboxylate them to activate their cannabinoids before using them in any recipes.
One way to use your trim is by infusing it into cannabutter or oil for cooking. It won’t be as strong as using buds, but it’ll still pack a punch and save you some cash. Or if you’re feeling lazy, just keep a jar of prepared trim in your kitchen and sprinkle it onto your meals like a seasoning. Cannabis has a unique savory, herbal flavor that can give a twist to curries, sauces, and soups.
If you’re looking for something to sip on instead of eat, try making cannabis trim tea. Just add your dried and decarboxylated trim into some water with spices like ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, and let it simmer for ten minutes. Add a teabag and sweeten to your liking with sugar or honey, then stir in some full-fat milk or coconut oil to help your body absorb those cannabinoids.
And finally, if you’re feeling more adventurous and have some extra equipment lying around, try making some dry sift. This involves rubbing your cannabis trim over a series of mesh screens to separate the trichomes into a fine powder (kief) that you can add to joints or bowls or press into rosin.
So there you have it, folks. Don’t waste that leftover trim – get creative and try out some of these ideas. Who knows, maybe you’ll come up with something even better. Keep on blazing!