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Cannabis Dosing: Delivery Methods & Dosing Guidelines

Amy Gardner

Member of the Month: March 2018 - Photo of the Month: April, Dec 2018, Apr, Sept 2019, February 2020
Amy,

Thank you for your perspective on my recent post. Please know that it was not my intent to judge or show disrespect to the parents. I do not know what condition(s) their child has, but having had a child - first born daughter - born with a very serious medical condition, I felt that I had something to offer.

My daughter was born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (blistering of the skin). I won't go into the details - you can find information on the disease here, Epidermolysis bullosa - Wikipedia. But believe me when I say it is a horrific disease.

At birth, we knew something was wrong. Within 24 hours she was sent to a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit across town. No one knew what she had. She was placed in an infant isolation incubator as it was believed she had a severe staph infection. She was bathed in Betadine solution (antispectic) which reacted horribly with her skin. Within 72 hours 90% of her skin was denuded. It only got worse from there.

Given her condition we could not touch her without first scrubbing and gowning up. We couldn't hold her, comfort her, feed or nurse her or do any of the things that new parents normally do with their newborns. She spent 10 long weeks in the hospital - 3 weeks in a specialty unit 150 miles away - before we could bring her home. Even then, day to day living was hell.

Prior to her birth, I was vaguely aware of the importance of infant bonding with a parent(s). How do you do that when you can barely touch or hold your baby? The only way we could hold her for almost a full year was to carry her around on a gel pad to keep her skin cool and to prevent rubbing the skin, which resulted in more blisters. For the first year of her life she only wore clothes if we had to leave the house.

So, how to bond. One way is through skin to skin contact. Obviously, we couldn't do that. Are you familiar with the saying, "the eyes are a window to the soul"? Because we couldn't comfort or touch her, at least not how one would normally, we had to find a way to "communicate" with her to 1) get an idea of how/what she was feeling - pain, hunger, etc. and, 2) to bond. We only had the eyes to work with, so to speak, so we spent long hours just gazing into her eyes. talking to her, paying attention to what her eyes were telling us. Over time, we learned to recognize when she was in pain vs being hungry, for example.

If you've ever given a child medication that makes them drowsy, for example, you can see this in their eyes. Someone suggested something similar for the use of CCO et al. Look for the "vacant" look in their eyes, I believe is what they suggested.

I was sincere when I said "look into her eyes". Will it work in this situation? I don't know. But I do I believe they will come to "know" their child well enough to know whether the medicine is working and whether she's had to much.

Again, I apologize if my comment offended you or anyone else. I didn't mean to judge or assume and would never downplay the significance the impact of having a child with a serious medical condition has on a family.
Thanks for taking the time and emotional effort to share your experience mmmike. I can't begin to imagine what that's like. My heart goes out to you and your clan.

It helps a lot to have that perspective on the context of your comment. In particular I think the most helpful clarification is where you state:

But I do I believe they will come to "know" their child well enough to know whether...
This changes the tonal effect of your first post considerably, so thanks for that.

People have been trying to respond to a father who was asking for help in an area where they are struggling to read the signs - or at least feel like they are - so Oldbear was seeking to spread the field of experience with input from all over as to what they might have eyes out for in the child . It sounds like you have a lot to bring to that conversation. I know it takes time and can be a bit emotionally draining to share such hardship, but I do think your second post is really helpful, much more so than the first - so I'm glad I inspired you to write it.

There was absolutely no offence taken here, so no need to apologise.

Nothing but best wishes of strength and happiness from me to you.

:Namaste:
 

TheFertilizer

Well-Known Member
Hey everybody, I hope I'm not barging in on a running conversation...

I was wondering if I could possibly get a little bit of help concocting some suppositories tailor-fitted to a very specific purpose.

So I have something known as Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome. It's a pretty nasty little condition, and the name is pretty self-descriptive. You start puking, and you can't stop. I've managed to treat it pretty well with a mix of pharmaceuticals and cannabis, and even have my episode amount so low that when I finally got to see a GI specialist about it they called it a "mild case". Still, it's pretty hard to function when out of no where you end up puking non-stop for a week straight.

Second problem... I also have PTSD. I don't want to talk a lot about that. But I smoke/vaporize flower for that, pretty regularly, and I have quite the tolerance built up. The problem with that is that when I am having a CVS episode, the best things that work for it are high potency doses, and so I have to smoke like 2x as I normally would in a sitting to get the relief, and the issue is that the smoke is not always of favorable taste. During one of these CVS episodes, you become hyper-sensitive to flavors, smells, etc. and so even when I smoke something that I normally find tasty, the flavor during an episode makes me puke--I mean it doesn't take much to make me puke at that point, but it's not that beneficial when battling dehydration, which is the most crucial factor. I've got to the point where if I start puking, I just keep drinking water, because it's better to just keep puking than to let myself dry out like a raisin. It's kept me out of the emergency room, but the problem is every time I smoke some it comes at the cost of puking and losing a little hydration.

So I have been thinking about suppositories, but I'm not sure how well they work for the needs here. It needs to be rapid onset, and with a high effective dose. Ideally I'd be able to dose with the suppository ( ahh euphemisms ) and just go to sleep to let the attack subside. My GI specialist told me the two things that help abort the episodes the most are high doses of medicines ( either the pharmacueticals or cannabis he told me ) and sleep. Thankfully my Blackberry Kush is a heavy hitter and it will put me right to bed, but it's that puke-reaction factor that makes me lose liquids that I think would make the suppositories ideal.

With all that in mind, any recipes I should try? Unfortunately I'm not yielding a whole lot lately, so I'm looking for ones that don't require so much flower. Another reason for the suppository idea is that, often times I make isowash hash, and I put it away thinking, "This is for CVS," but I'll have a pretty bad day with my PTSD and just say screw it and take a really big dab, so it never sticks around for emergencies like I intend. I feel like if I have it in suppository form it would actually stick around.

I've been trying to find information from other CVS sufferers that use cannabis if it is useful for them as a preventative or if it only helps during an episode, or the opposite, but it's hard since there's not a lot of people with CVS out there. But in my experience, and it seems like others as well, keeping a low-level in the blood stream has some kind of preventative measure, though it could have something to do with anxiety as that's often a co-morbid condition.
 

Blew Hiller

Grow Journal of the Month: June 2019 - Plant of the Month: October 2019
During one of these CVS episodes, you become hyper-sensitive to flavors, smells, etc. and so even when I smoke something that I normally find tasty, the flavor during an episode makes me puke--I mean it doesn't take much to make me puke at that point, but it's not that beneficial when battling dehydration, which is the most crucial factor.
Is there any flavor or scent that doesn't make you sick in that moment? What is the approximate duration between emissions? Wondering if something like a THC-infused honey would be soothing/helpful.
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
Hey everybody, I hope I'm not barging in on a running conversation...

I was wondering if I could possibly get a little bit of help concocting some suppositories tailor-fitted to a very specific purpose.

So I have something known as Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome. It's a pretty nasty little condition, and the name is pretty self-descriptive. You start puking, and you can't stop. I've managed to treat it pretty well with a mix of pharmaceuticals and cannabis, and even have my episode amount so low that when I finally got to see a GI specialist about it they called it a "mild case". Still, it's pretty hard to function when out of no where you end up puking non-stop for a week straight.

Second problem... I also have PTSD. I don't want to talk a lot about that. But I smoke/vaporize flower for that, pretty regularly, and I have quite the tolerance built up. The problem with that is that when I am having a CVS episode, the best things that work for it are high potency doses, and so I have to smoke like 2x as I normally would in a sitting to get the relief, and the issue is that the smoke is not always of favorable taste. During one of these CVS episodes, you become hyper-sensitive to flavors, smells, etc. and so even when I smoke something that I normally find tasty, the flavor during an episode makes me puke--I mean it doesn't take much to make me puke at that point, but it's not that beneficial when battling dehydration, which is the most crucial factor. I've got to the point where if I start puking, I just keep drinking water, because it's better to just keep puking than to let myself dry out like a raisin. It's kept me out of the emergency room, but the problem is every time I smoke some it comes at the cost of puking and losing a little hydration.

So I have been thinking about suppositories, but I'm not sure how well they work for the needs here. It needs to be rapid onset, and with a high effective dose. Ideally I'd be able to dose with the suppository ( ahh euphemisms ) and just go to sleep to let the attack subside. My GI specialist told me the two things that help abort the episodes the most are high doses of medicines ( either the pharmacueticals or cannabis he told me ) and sleep. Thankfully my Blackberry Kush is a heavy hitter and it will put me right to bed, but it's that puke-reaction factor that makes me lose liquids that I think would make the suppositories ideal.

With all that in mind, any recipes I should try? Unfortunately I'm not yielding a whole lot lately, so I'm looking for ones that don't require so much flower. Another reason for the suppository idea is that, often times I make isowash hash, and I put it away thinking, "This is for CVS," but I'll have a pretty bad day with my PTSD and just say screw it and take a really big dab, so it never sticks around for emergencies like I intend. I feel like if I have it in suppository form it would actually stick around.

I've been trying to find information from other CVS sufferers that use cannabis if it is useful for them as a preventative or if it only helps during an episode, or the opposite, but it's hard since there's not a lot of people with CVS out there. But in my experience, and it seems like others as well, keeping a low-level in the blood stream has some kind of preventative measure, though it could have something to do with anxiety as that's often a co-morbid condition.
Let's start with a morning hug and then get down to business, shall we? :5:

That's a load of challlenge, eh? I support your idea about suppositories. However, they won't be good for rapid onset. What they will do is introduce a steady supply of cannabinoids and their entourage companion components that'll help your body establish a more even endocannabinoid tone, and the expectation is that this will settle the symptoms and begin healing the concern.

I'd recommend you look over our biobomb thread. It's an economical use of the flowers that increases bioavailability dramatically.

https://www.420magazine.com/forums/cannabis-oil/356122-biobombs-cannabis-oil-kick.html

Also, Kingston Rabbi has a thread that demonstrates just how easy it is to use biobombs as suppositories.

How to take a CCO capsule suppository

Believe it or not I think Blazin' Jones has the same condition. I just found a post by him that I'd missed over at another thread that sounds amazingly similar to yours. You two should make contact.

In reading this over, it occurred to me that the medical profession's contention that it takes huge amounts of meds to quell this malady is based on a misunderstanding of the ECS and the nature of cannabinoids. Consider that what you're doing now is treating symptoms with a flood of cannabinoids, when my instinct cries out that a more even tone would be much easier on the struggling system.

I'd recommend you use the highest level of THC-laden blossoms you can find and make either CCO to convert into biobombs or make a potent infused oil, something at least as strong in ratio as 100 grams of dry material to 500 ml of olive oil. We have a thread dedicated to making a potent oil at harvest that may interest you. It's the best oil I've come across so far.

Fresh Harvest Infused Cannabis Oil

Make capsules and use them as suppositories. Try for 3-4 doses a day and continue treating symptoms with vaporization or combustion.

You mention dabs. Hmmm.... you'll get the highest concentration of cannabinoids, for sure, but the effect from inhalation is dreadfully brief for someone with intense challenges. You might benefit from a lighter touch with your dabs. Cannabis is biphasic, which essentially means that it helps enormously to get the dose dialed in. Too much can be as bad as too little, and with some conditions can make things worse.

You may find that the balance your system receives from suppository doses on a regular schedule will reduce the need for larger dabs. Do your best to find that balance point for your body.

Symptom control, although beneficial, isn't the same as healing doses. The vomiting is symptomatic of a coding error in your system. Your ECS monitors and modulates this function. It's cannabinoids that do the signaling you require, and in my opinion suppositories are your best baseline approach.

Do you take any probiotics? You gut has to be rediculously stressed with this condition. Look for something with a minimum 50 billion spores per capsule. As an alternative, find some acacia powder and sprinkle it on your food. Do that for at least three months.

I'd also recommend you start taking omega-3 fish oil, if you're not doing so already. They're the building blocks for cannabinoid production for your own system. I'd bet my life your omega acids are way out of whack. Including the raw materials for your endogenous system can't hurt, eh?

That's a lot to toss your way at once, so feel free to ask more questions. You deserve relief, and we'll do all we can to assist you in attaining it.

Oh yes....almost forgot. Most of the PTSD concerns respond best to inhalation. I'm not suggesting you stop dabbing at all. You'll find a new rhythm in dosing that'll keep it all in balance.
 

Amy Gardner

Member of the Month: March 2018 - Photo of the Month: April, Dec 2018, Apr, Sept 2019, February 2020
I'd also recommend you start taking omega-3 fish oil, if you're not doing so already. They're the building blocks for cannabinoid production for your own system. I'd bet my life your omega acids are way out of whack. Including the raw materials for your endogenous system can't hurt, eh?
.
Hi Sue - super informative post thanks, and thanks for those 2links. Detailed, timely, informed assistance ... plus hugs. So good. ♥

FYI for everyone re Omegas - Hemp seed oil is one of the best sources for Omega 3 and 6 (probably the best), it has them in perfect balance.

[emoji1374]
 

TheFertilizer

Well-Known Member
Let's start with a morning hug and then get down to business, shall we? :5:

That's a load of challlenge, eh? I support your idea about suppositories. However, they won't be good for rapid onset. What they will do is introduce a steady supply of cannabinoids and their entourage companion components that'll help your body establish a more even endocannabinoid tone, and the expectation is that this will settle the symptoms and begin healing the concern.

I'd recommend you look over our biobomb thread. It's an economical use of the flowers that increases bioavailability dramatically.

https://www.420magazine.com/forums/cannabis-oil/356122-biobombs-cannabis-oil-kick.html

Also, Kingston Rabbi has a thread that demonstrates just how easy it is to use biobombs as suppositories.

How to take a CCO capsule suppository

Believe it or not I think Blazin' Jones has the same condition. I just found a post by him that I'd missed over at another thread that sounds amazingly similar to yours. You two should make contact.

In reading this over, it occurred to me that the medical profession's contention that it takes huge amounts of meds to quell this malady is based on a misunderstanding of the ECS and the nature of cannabinoids. Consider that what you're doing now is treating symptoms with a flood of cannabinoids, when my instinct cries out that a more even tone would be much easier on the struggling system.

I'd recommend you use the highest level of THC-laden blossoms you can find and make either CCO to convert into biobombs or make a potent infused oil, something at least as strong in ratio as 100 grams of dry material to 500 ml of olive oil. We have a thread dedicated to making a potent oil at harvest that may interest you. It's the best oil I've come across so far.

Fresh Harvest Infused Cannabis Oil

Make capsules and use them as suppositories. Try for 3-4 doses a day and continue treating symptoms with vaporization or combustion.

You mention dabs. Hmmm.... you'll get the highest concentration of cannabinoids, for sure, but the effect from inhalation is dreadfully brief for someone with intense challenges. You might benefit from a lighter touch with your dabs. Cannabis is biphasic, which essentially means that it helps enormously to get the dose dialed in. Too much can be as bad as too little, and with some conditions can make things worse.

You may find that the balance your system receives from suppository doses on a regular schedule will reduce the need for larger dabs. Do your best to find that balance point for your body.

Symptom control, although beneficial, isn't the same as healing doses. The vomiting is symptomatic of a coding error in your system. Your ECS monitors and modulates this function. It's cannabinoids that do the signaling you require, and in my opinion suppositories are your best baseline approach.

Do you take any probiotics? You gut has to be rediculously stressed with this condition. Look for something with a minimum 50 billion spores per capsule. As an alternative, find some acacia powder and sprinkle it on your food. Do that for at least three months.

I'd also recommend you start taking omega-3 fish oil, if you're not doing so already. They're the building blocks for cannabinoid production for your own system. I'd bet my life your omega acids are way out of whack. Including the raw materials for your endogenous system can't hurt, eh?

That's a lot to toss your way at once, so feel free to ask more questions. You deserve relief, and we'll do all we can to assist you in attaining it.

Oh yes....almost forgot. Most of the PTSD concerns respond best to inhalation. I'm not suggesting you stop dabbing at all. You'll find a new rhythm in dosing that'll keep it all in balance.
Thanks a ton! That's a lot of information. My biggest concern is that my yields haven't even been netting me enough to smoke for the entire duration of a grow cycle. I yield about 5-6 ounces per grow, and it takes about 6 months, but that only leaves me an ounce a month. So I've used 76 grams over 107 days, about .71 grams per day ( if equally distributed ). It's usually not though, some days I smoke more than others, and I can't really track it based on that sense sometimes I get some from friends too. I helped my buddy with his first outdoor crop on his own, and he's gonna donate me some, but that will basically last me until my next harvest. Anyway to make a long story short I don't even feel like I've kept up on my needed amount of smoked/vaporized meds to be able to make a real steady supply of concentrates or suppositories, I was thinking more about something to put away for emergencies, and make out of the trim.

What do you think about juicing the leaves for the supply to the endocannabinoid system? Did I spell that right? I was trying to keep up with making smoothies and putting the leaves in and I think it helped me for like the week I kept up with it.

Also that's crazy, I have been with talking with blazinjones in his journal!
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
Hi Sue - super informative post thanks, and thanks for those 2links. Detailed, timely, informed assistance ... plus hugs. So good. ♥

FYI for everyone re Omegas - Hemp seed oil is one of the best sources for Omega 3 and 6 (probably the best), it has them in perfect balance.

[emoji1374]
The omega-3 acids in hemp aren't fish-based, and it's one of those quirks of the human body that we came from the sea, and we still require a portion of our nutrients to be derived from the salty depths. Please include both sources of omega-3s in your diet. :4: :love:
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
Thanks a ton! That's a lot of information. My biggest concern is that my yields haven't even been netting me enough to smoke for the entire duration of a grow cycle. I yield about 5-6 ounces per grow, and it takes about 6 months, but that only leaves me an ounce a month. So I've used 76 grams over 107 days, about .71 grams per day ( if equally distributed ). It's usually not though, some days I smoke more than others, and I can't really track it based on that sense sometimes I get some from friends too. I helped my buddy with his first outdoor crop on his own, and he's gonna donate me some, but that will basically last me until my next harvest. Anyway to make a long story short I don't even feel like I've kept up on my needed amount of smoked/vaporized meds to be able to make a real steady supply of concentrates or suppositories, I was thinking more about something to put away for emergencies, and make out of the trim.

What do you think about juicing the leaves for the supply to the endocannabinoid system? Did I spell that right? I was trying to keep up with making smoothies and putting the leaves in and I think it helped me for like the week I kept up with it.

Also that's crazy, I have been with talking with blazinjones in his journal!
I can certainly understand that. It can take time to get a grow to the point where it can support medicinal needs. Your idea of juicing was going to be my next suggestion, as a matter of fact. :laugh2: Try for 25-50 leaves a day. Mixing it with V-8 helps tremendously to cover the taste and make it more palatable.

It's one of my contentions that we'll soon discover that the best way to heal the body with cannabis is to juice it. Fresh cannabis is loaded with so much nutritional value, and the more they study the acid cannabinoids the more excited they become.

See? You're cutting edge. :laugh2:

And yes, you spelled it correctly. Made me proud. :3:
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
Someday we'll have a system to shuttle plant material or oils to members who need more than they can grow. It pains each and every one of us to read that one of our own struggles to meet minimal medicinal needs.

And they continue to pass laws that restrict our right to freely grow.

Madness. It's utter madness. There's and answer to this, and it won't come in a moment of frustration. Good thing we know a thing or two about having fun, eh? :laugh2:
 

AKgramma

Well-Known Member
I can certainly understand that. It can take time to get a grow to the point where it can support medicinal needs. Your idea of juicing was going to be my next suggestion, as a matter of fact. :laugh2: Try for 25-50 leaves a day. Mixing it with V-8 helps tremendously to cover the taste and make it more palatable.

It's one of my contentions that we'll soon discover that the best way to heal the body with cannabis is to juice it. Fresh cannabis is loaded with so much nutritional value, and the more they study the acid cannabinoids the more excited they become.

See? You're cutting edge. :laugh2:

And yes, you spelled it correctly. Made me proud. :3:
As I have mentioned a number of times, I dry and grind to powder the leaves, trim, and mini-buds to use as an herb when I cook. The last few days I have kept a small jar of said herb next to the stove, and have added a healthy pinch or three to my omelette in the morning, my soup/stew in the afternoon, and have a dozen meat loaf muffins in the freezer for that before-bed dose of cannabis. None of this is decarbed ahead of time, but is cured naturally in the fridge.

The way I use cannabis, it builds up in the body, but I don't get high. I know that the cooking partially decarbs it, but also keeps most of the other healing, pain-relieving compounds.

The cannabis finally built up in my body enough that today I had minimal pain getting around with my osteoarthritis. The only other pain meds are OTC's: acetaminophen and naproxen sodium, taken whenever the joints start to ache.

This is the first day in many months that my pain was at 2, instead of the usual 8 - 10.

It WORKS, folks! :cheer:
 

Amy Gardner

Member of the Month: March 2018 - Photo of the Month: April, Dec 2018, Apr, Sept 2019, February 2020
This is the first day in many months that my pain was at 2, instead of the usual 8 - 10.

It WORKS, folks! :cheer:
Amen to that [emoji1374][emoji5]

Your method sounds like you'd get a really great broad range of the plants profile of goodness, just like Sue often talks about being the ideal. It sounds very appealing.
 

SweetSue

Member of the Year: 2015 & 2016 - Member of the Month: Mar 2015, Sept 2016 - Nug of the Month: Oct 2017 - Creme de la Creme Photos: Dec 2016
As I have mentioned a number of times, I dry and grind to powder the leaves, trim, and mini-buds to use as an herb when I cook. The last few days I have kept a small jar of said herb next to the stove, and have added a healthy pinch or three to my omelette in the morning, my soup/stew in the afternoon, and have a dozen meat loaf muffins in the freezer for that before-bed dose of cannabis. None of this is decarbed ahead of time, but is cured naturally in the fridge.

The way I use cannabis, it builds up in the body, but I don't get high. I know that the cooking partially decarbs it, but also keeps most of the other healing, pain-relieving compounds.

The cannabis finally built up in my body enough that today I had minimal pain getting around with my osteoarthritis. The only other pain meds are OTC's: acetaminophen and naproxen sodium, taken whenever the joints start to ache.

This is the first day in many months that my pain was at 2, instead of the usual 8 - 10.

It WORKS, folks! :cheer:
Girl.......what a wonderful thing to find. This is what we speculated would happen. :yahoo:

I'm surrounded by brilliance, and the people who make our laws would do well to meet some of you. :circle-of-love:
 

dajerm119

Well-Known Member
Hi everybody!![emoji1423] I've never posted on this thread... but have enjoyed reading along. I have a question, should be right up your alley!
I grew out Two Whitecastle by Nirvana last... in super soil. Ran into mites and wound up stressing the plants pretty bad getting rid of them. So the plants kinda grew these super tiny seeds, very very small... anyway, there is no way I can smoke them, they give me a headache and of course ruin the smoke. I made a sifter to sift out the seeds. The problem is I also loose so much of the good stuff too!! So far I have 1.8oz of that stuff, no way I'm throwing it away! My question is... what can I make for this stuff if it's got those tiny seeds? I prefer to smoke... but I'll be running out before my next harvest so I'll take what I can get. Could you guys please provide me with some ideas? Was thinking hash... but not sure if I can do that with the seeds in there... thanks you!!
 

AKgramma

Well-Known Member
Hi everybody!![emoji1423] I’ve never posted on this thread... but have enjoyed reading along. I have a question, should be right up your alley!
I grew out Two Whitecastle by Nirvana last... in super soil. Ran into mites and wound up stressing the plants pretty bad getting rid of them. So the plants kinda grew these super tiny seeds, very very small... anyway, there is no way I can smoke them, they give me a headache and of course ruin the smoke. I made a sifter to sift out the seeds. The problem is I also loose so much of the good stuff too!! So far I have 1.8oz of that stuff, no way I’m throwing it away! My question is... what can I make for this stuff if it’s got those tiny seeds? I prefer to smoke... but I’ll be running out before my next harvest so I’ll take what I can get. Could you guys please provide me with some ideas? Was thinking hash... but not sure if I can do that with the seeds in there... thanks you!!
You can dry and grind it all into powder and use it as an herb in cooking. It probably won't get you high, unless you use quite a bit, but you will save and use the healing compounds in the grow.
 

dajerm119

Well-Known Member
You can dry and grind it all into powder and use it as an herb in cooking. It probably won't get you high, unless you use quite a bit, but you will save and use the healing compounds in the grow.
Was thinking I could try and make some hash from it as well... maybe make hash then dry and grid the rest to use as herb for cooking.... thank you for the idea!!! Any other ideas are welcome as well!
 

AKgramma

Well-Known Member
Do you throw the yellow/dried up leaves in there too?
No. If the leaves are just starting to turn, then I do save those. But by the time they are dried on the vine they might be bitter-tasting. I don't know. But I don't buy yellowed lettuce, and I don't save leaves that are too far gone for the same reason.

The yellow/dry leaves can be composted as fertilizer, for either indoors or outside gardens.

The best leaves for cooking are the smaller leaves, even small fan leaves, with the stems trimmed off. The large fan leaves are tough in texture and don't seem to have any trics on them. The smaller leaves, sometimes you can see the 1-layer thick coating of trics.

It's not necessary to keep the strains separated, unless you want to divide Sativa powder from Indica powder. But mixing them assures you have the best of all strains.

This is health maintenance delivery, not recreational or acute symptom management. The goal is to build up the healing compounds in your body, which relieves inflammation and pain, and may prevent more serious diseases.
 

TheFertilizer

Well-Known Member
No. If the leaves are just starting to turn, then I do save those. But by the time they are dried on the vine they might be bitter-tasting. I don't know. But I don't buy yellowed lettuce, and I don't save leaves that are too far gone for the same reason.

The yellow/dry leaves can be composted as fertilizer, for either indoors or outside gardens.

The best leaves for cooking are the smaller leaves, even small fan leaves, with the stems trimmed off. The large fan leaves are tough in texture and don't seem to have any trics on them. The smaller leaves, sometimes you can see the 1-layer thick coating of trics.

It's not necessary to keep the strains separated, unless you want to divide Sativa powder from Indica powder. But mixing them assures you have the best of all strains.

This is health maintenance delivery, not recreational or acute symptom management. The goal is to build up the healing compounds in your body, which relieves inflammation and pain, and may prevent more serious diseases.
Yeah I think there is some kind of preventative effect for my CVS going on by having more cannabinoids in my bloodstream, so that's why I've been trying to smoke more regularly too. I'm just worried now because my leaves are all yellowing up on this harvest like a little bit past mid-way through and they've never done that, I usually have nice lush greens to pick and bag up at the end.

I've had some in the freezer since August. Think they'd be good to take out and dry out and use like you do, or should I just keep putting those in smoothies?
 

AKgramma

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Yeah I think there is some kind of preventative effect for my CVS going on by having more cannabinoids in my bloodstream, so that's why I've been trying to smoke more regularly too. I'm just worried now because my leaves are all yellowing up on this harvest like a little bit past mid-way through and they've never done that, I usually have nice lush greens to pick and bag up at the end.

I've had some in the freezer since August. Think they'd be good to take out and dry out and use like you do, or should I just keep putting those in smoothies?
Some of my grows have been like that. My two AK 48's were going that way until I got serious about feeding them flower nutes. Then they greened up nicely.

In my experience, however, after the halfway mark, flowering ladies don't grow more leaves. Your harvest will look like buds on sticks. But the buds will still be good.

I have never tried to dry frozen green, but you can try. All or most of the cannabinoids should still be there.
 

TheFertilizer

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Some of my grows have been like that. My two AK 48's were going that way until I got serious about feeding them flower nutes. Then they greened up nicely.

In my experience, however, after the halfway mark, flowering ladies don't grow more leaves. Your harvest will look like buds on sticks. But the buds will still be good.

I have never tried to dry frozen green, but you can try. All or most of the cannabinoids should still be there.
Yeah it kinda bums me out because I wanted more leaves. Not usually anything I have a shortage of. I think I'll just save the leaves.

I have some ABV stuff I could use I think but I don't know how many cannabinoids it still has it in comparison.
 
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