Yo, what’s poppin’? It’s ya boy Dan, and today we’re talkin’ about something that’s makin’ some major waves in the weed world: water-soluble cannabis powder. Now, you may be wonderin’, “what is this mysterious substance?” Well, my homies, it’s exactly what it sounds like – cannabis that’s been transformed into a fine powder that can be dissolved in water or other liquids. And let me tell ya, this stuff is a game-changer.
First of all, let’s talk about how it’s made. You see, THC and CBD – two of the main compounds found in cannabis – aren’t naturally soluble in water. That’s why when you make edibles at home, you have to start by infusing some fat (like butter or oil) with weed to get the cannabinoids to bind to something. But some dope-ass scientists have figured out a way to make these compounds more water-friendly by using special processes. This results in a powder that has no taste or smell, and can be mixed into pretty much anything.
So why would you wanna use weed powder instead of just smokin’ up or munchin’ on some edibles? Well, for starters, it’s a smoke-free way to get your daily dose of cannabinoids. All you gotta do is dissolve some powder in a glass of water or add it to your morning smoothie, and boom – you’re good to go. Plus, since the powder doesn’t have any flavor, you don’t have to worry about that nasty weed aftertaste that some people can’t stand.
But here’s where things get really interesting: powdered cannabis could revolutionize the edibles industry. See, most edibles are made with high amounts of oil or butter because those fats help the cannabinoids absorb into your system more effectively. But with water-soluble weed powder, manufacturers could potentially produce fat-free products that still pack a punch. So imagine being able to snack on cannabis-infused chips or drink a beer with THC powder mixed in. The possibilities are endless.
Now, I know what you’re thinkin’. “But Dan, where can I get my hands on some of this magical substance?” Well my friends, that depends on where you live. Right now, cannabis powder is still pretty new and not widely available yet. But there are some companies out there makin’ moves and creatin’ their own versions of the stuff. One Cali-based biotech brand called Made by Science showed off their weed powder at the High Times Cannabis Cup back in 2017. They call it MIX and claim it’s “the world’s first free-flowing THC ingredient powder.” Another company from Colorado called Stillwater Brands has a patent pending on their dissolvable cannabinoid powder called Ripple.
So what makes these powders so special? Well, different companies use different production methods to create their products. Stillwater Brands starts by emulsifying cannabis distillate with food-grade surfactants and emulsifiers to make a slurry. This helps make hydrophobic (water-repelling) cannabis compounds more soluble in water. The slurry is then dried in vacuum ovens to create a fine powder. Other manufacturers use special sugar molecules called cyclodextrins to make their THC powders. These molecules absorb other compounds into their centers and take on their properties – they’re even used to make powdered alcohol!
Now here’s the most important question: why should YOU use cannabis powder? For starters, it’s a discreet and convenient way to enjoy the effects of weed without attracting too much attention (or smelling like a skunk). It’s also great for people who don’t like the taste of edibles or want to avoid added fats in their diet. And let’s not forget about all the fun ways you could incorporate weed powder into your cooking and baking – just imagine the possibilities!
Of course, as with any new product in the cannabis industry, there’s still a lot we don’t know about powdered weed. There hasn’t been much research done yet on its efficacy or safety (aside from what private companies have conducted), so it’s important to do your own research before diving in headfirst. But if you’re feelin’ adventurous and wanna try makin’ your own DIY THC powder at home, check out this recipe below.
Gettin’ set up: Grab a big bowl, a whisk or wooden spoon, measuring cup or digital scale, and a mesh sieve or flower sifter.
Ingredients: 30-60ml cannabis oil (infused MCT oil works best, but any infused oil will get the job done), 250g of tapioca maltodextrin (a food-grade starch powder derived from tapioca, similar to potato or corn starch powder), 1 teaspoon of liquid or powdered sunflower lecithin (a natural emulsifier derived form sunflowers that’s amphiphilic, meanin’ it’s soluble in both water and fat).
Making Cannabis Powder: Toss the tapioca starch and lecithin into the bowl. Gradually pour in the cannabis oil while mixin’ with the spoon/whisk. Once everything’s been combined well, push it through the sieve/sifter for a finer product. Bam! You’re done cookin’ up some water-soluble cannabis powder.
So there you have it, folks: everything you need to know about water-soluble cannabis powder. Stay lit!