Do you want to know how to use cannabis leaves? You should know first that these leaves are not considered to be waste material. They have their benefits. In fact, there are so many things that you can do with these marijuana leaves. You can enjoy all parts of the marijuana plant including the leaves. Did you know that cannabis leaves have the same amount of medicinal power that the rest of the marijuana plant does? If you grow your own marijuana plants and it is now time to do the trimming, drying and curing of the marijuana buds, you should also keep the cannabis leaves. Some marijuana growers make the mistake of throwing away the stems and leaves, treating them as waste material. You don’t have to do the same. You can utilize cannabis leaves in various ways. This allows you to squeeze the most out of the harvest. In a traditional sense, various parts of the marijuana plant were used for a wide range of reasons and this is the case even today. The cannabis leaves are not all useless and you should take advantage of them. Let us look at the smoking aspect of it.
Can You Smoke Your Weed Stems and Cannabis Leaves?
Now, let’s look to see if you can smoke these leaves. During the trimming phase, you will usually notice larger fan leaves. Sugar leaves are the smaller version, which will usually be covered with trichomes. For this reason, they have a high level of THC content. To avoid the loss of the high potency, some marijuana growers will generally let the sugar leaves stay on the buds. In so doing, however, when you smoke these leaves, they are not as smooth and they are definitely stronger.
Cooking With Your Marijuana Leaves
Fan leaves are not smoked because of their lower levels of THC content and fewer trichomes. However, you can use fan leaves to make your edibles such as cake or brownies. The cooking and baking process extracts most of the leave’s potency. The good news is that you will have enough cannabis leaves to put in your edibles. You can also use the marijuana stems in your cannabutter.
Making Marijuana Tea With Leaves and Stems
Use the cannabis leaves to make tea. The cannabinoids that are present in the leaves are fat-soluble instead of water-soluble. What does this mean? It means that you can use it to make, not only cannabutter but also tea. Pour milk in a pot and put your leaves in it, bring to a boil and then simmer, allowing the smell and flavor to be transferred into the tea. This is great medicine for the body and the mind.
Juicing Your Cannabis Leaves
If your cannabis leaves are moist and you haven’t trimmed them, then you can juice those cannabis leaves. If you were to consume the leaves while they are raw, they would be considered superfoods. You would be able to absorb the cannabinoids much easier when consumed in a raw state. So avoid letting the leaves be dried out after trimming. Instead, put the leaves in a blender and blend with other ingredients to make a smoothie. You could add banana, strawberry and coconut milk to it.
Add Cannabis Leaves to Pizza
If you make homemade pizza, you could add your cannabis leaves as a pizza topping. But, they have to be dried and grounded first. This also allows you to use it as an herbal product. It has quite a lot of nutritional value in this form. You can also sprinkle it on your salads and pasta.
Final Thoughts: There Are Ample Opportunities for What to Do With Marijuana Leaves and Stems
Cannabis leaves can also be used to make hash oil or hash. It also makes a good tincture. Be creative and you would be surprised to know what you can do with cannabis leaves.
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