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Cannabis infused wine has made its way to marijuana dispensary shelves and online. Wine-drinkers appreciate being able to ingest THC without the stigma and smell associated with smoking.
It's one of many beverages that are taking the cannabis industry by storm. Some of the other beverages include Mount Joy, DBD Living Water and Keef Cola. These cannabis products are being sold legally in the cannabis marketplace.
However, you have to live in a legal marijuana state and be making some decent coin to afford cannabis infused wine. To reduce the cost, you can make your own at home.
Alcohol is considered an extracting instrument so it's excellent for infusing whichever white or red wine that you prefer. And it's easier to do than you may think.
- 3.5 grams of your favorite marijuana strain
- 1 bottle of red or white wine (make sure it is dry)
- 1 small baking dish
The first step is decarbing your marijuana bud. When you grow and cure weed, the THC remain in its acidic state. This is called THCA. To activate the THC effects in the brain, you have to apply heat in order to change the molecules. An eighth of an ounce of marijuana flower should be broken up into large pieces and placed in the baking dish. Cover it in two layers of aluminum foil and bake at 220 degrees for 30 minutes-40 minutes or until it's light brown, checking every 5 minutes.
Now, it is time to grind your marijuana buds. To do so, you may use a grinder or a pestle. These will break up the buds more so as to make the extraction process easier.
Now make tea bags to put into the wine. Use cheesecloth for the decarb flowers. Twist the cheesecloth and tie it into a knot. Put this in the wine both after submerging it in alcohol. This is the only way that the extraction process will work. Put the cork back on so you don't lose the strength.
Put wine in the refrigerator for about a day so the alcohol can extract all of the cannabinoids from the marijuana plant. Gently stir every four hours to improve the extraction results for the cannabis infused wine.
Take out the tea bag when you get ready to drink your wine. But squeeze or wring out the tea bag before removing it so that all the cannabinoids and wine comes out into the bottle. If you skip this important step, then the cannabis infused wine won't be as potent.
Pour yourself a glass of wine and be prepared to relax. Congrats! You have made cannabis infused wine for the first time. You should be proud of yourself.
What is Medical Marijuana Wine?
Following the continued support for cannabis distribution and consumption in the United States and other countries, more ways of enjoying cannabis have been invented.
From simple cannabutter to more enjoyable options, such as edibles, gummies, and foods infused with cannabis, several ideas exist on consuming cannabis. And wine infused with cannabis is one of the most innovative ideas yet.
Wines, as we know them, are mostly made from grapes. Weed wine is basically wine that has been laced with cannabis. There is more than one way to infuse cannabis into wine.
Some companies have even scaled up the production of cannabis wine for distribution. The good news is you can make yours at home, right in your kitchen.
There are two significant ways to create canna wine at home; one can brew and ferment your fruits and infuse the product with cannabis of your choosing.
Secondly, you can buy ready-made wine from your favorite wine store, also buy decarboxylated weed from your local dispensary, then follow a simple procedure to combine them. For the latter, you can also decide to activate the cannabis yourself.
Medical Marijuana Wine Recipe
The recipe provided here is a quick and easy one, not requiring too many steps. It is ideal for times when you need a quick and easy drink. So here are the ingredients and materials you`ll need for the process:
- A bottle of your favorite wine
- A half ounce of weed
- Cheesecloth or strainer
Simply follow the steps outlined below to make a tantalizing marijuana wine:
- The first thing is decarboxylating your weed. This means the weed is activated to exert its effect. In this case, the CBDATHCA molecules are converted by the action of heat to CBD/THC
- To do this, first, line up the pan with the foils. Break up the buds into smaller bits and place them on the pan. Be sure to spread them out evenly on the pan. Next, cover it up with another strip of foil and introduce it into the oven. Heat the cannabis buds for 110 minutes at a temperature of 230°F.
- Now, allow the heated cannabis to cool, then grind it into a powdery form using a weed grinder. Using the cheesecloth, tie up the ground cannabis so that you have a “teabag” kind of arrangement.
- Turn on the crockpot. Pour the bottle of wine into the crockpot, then place your cannabis tea bag gently into the pot. Cover it and heat it for 2 hours. You can actually add one or more flavors of your choice into the pot. You can get a suitable wine flavor like cinnamon in a nearby store.
- Keep an eye on the pot. You want to ensure that the weed inside it does not burn. Keeping it at a low heat.
- Note that when choosing your wine and cannabis it is best that they complement each other. For instance, heavy wines like merlots will be most suited for old indicas.
- Allow the wine to cool for a little while. Then use a strainer to strain it into a bottle or container. This will push out every remaining trace of plant material in the wine. Finally, you can refrigerate the wine and serve it when you want. Enjoy responsibly!
The Benefits of Medical Marijuana Wine
First, drinking wine infused with marijuana is a subtle and effective way to treat CBD specific symptoms. The CBD content of the wine can get to work while you sip on the juice.
You can treat conditions like muscle spasms, seizures, insomnia, depressive thoughts (you should also see a therapist for this), lack of appetite, anxiety, inflammation with medical marijuana wine.
If you`re going to be drinking marijuana infused wine, remember that the THC in the wine will hit you more challenging because of the alcohol content, so be mindful of the dosing.
This is really a healthier alternative or a better way to enjoy cannabis for pe
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Karen gained expertise in developing training programs and technical documentation as a Senior Editor at Cisco Systems. She began her journey in cannabis as a patient, searching for a way to heal herself. When she perfected a method for making cannabis oil, other patients began to seek her out. An early adopter of CBD medicine, she started her CBD-infused-products business in 2014. Over the last two decades, Karen has taught hundreds of patients and caregivers how to select strains, infuse oils, and extract cannabinoids.
When she isn’t teaching cannabis cooking classes, Karen works as a cannabis business consultant, writes for online cannabis publications like Cannabis Training University, Leafly, and Weedmaps, and runs a CBD-infused-product business.