Increase the pleasure of your toking sessions by adding concentrated THC crystals to your bowls, bongs and joints of high-quality medicinal cannabis. THC crystals are the trichromes that form on flowering female marijuana plants. They are actually mushroom shaped resin glands that house THC and other cannabinoid molecules. When medicinal cannabis is harvested at just the right time, the trichromes are maximally stuffed with mind-enhancing medicinal compounds that can be harvested and utilized.
There are a variety of methods available to use for gathering THC crystals. Many people like to put their buds and trimmings in plastic bags and freeze them. Freezing makes the trichromes easier to knock off of the plant material and gather. These crystals can then be sprinkled on pipes, joints and more to enhance the potency of the cannabis. And although it seems very wasteful and is not recommended by CannabisSearch.com, there are loads of people nowadays the like to snort lines of THC crystals, most likely an expensive fad that will soon pass.
Understanding the medicinal qualities of cannabinoids like THC in marijuana gives hope to hundreds of millions of people afflicted with hundreds of different types of health conditions, every day. Their suffering is needless and does not require chemical concoctions from pharmaceutical companies. Rather, concentrated THC substances such as trichromes harvested directly from high-quality cannabis buds present more holistic healing possibilities. Learn more about THC crystals, hash oil and other THC-concentrates and help yourself to heal from the inside out.
I live in the UK, and am just a 14 hour ferry ride from Amsterdam, so the stuff we get over here is insanely strong - we pay £20 per 1/8oz (3.5g) or thereabouts (about $33) - don't know if that's similar to across the pond or not... point is, the reason we roll joints with tobacco over here is because otherwise we'd all whitey within 3 seconds. Thus 1/8oz will last about 12-15 joints. Anyway, I digress...
Best way if you want to try this is get a grinder with a crystal catcher. Over here, if you put 1/4oz through your grinder, the resultant THC crystals (or kief/keef) will probably last a further 3 joints, again, rolling them with tobacco.
I figure I'd impart this information now as I'm about to make a kief joint and just went online to try and find out how much I should use per joint, and found out off a friend on Facebook. He confirmed what I already thought.
Best way to make the joint is to sprinkle the kief onto the paper first (so you can see where they land better for an even spread) and use another paper to put them in a thin line (as if you were doing a line of coke, for those of you that like that sort of thing). If you're getting them out of an extra compartment on a grinder (not to mention the rest of the grinder, where they will get stuck) I've found the best thing to use is a new, dry paintbrush. You can flick the brush after you're done to make sure you don't waste any.
I've smoked this stuff many times when there's been weed droughts in the past... it rocks, as long as you do it right.
sbsdewb - yes, your buddy is a complete dingus.
You then retrieve the trichromes using a series of micro-sieves. You collect the filtered material and dry on a flat smooth surface or a drying screen. When it's dry, you collect it and form cakes or bricks or what ever.
The bucket-like sieves are available on-line for a reasonable price. Sorry, I don't have a link for you. I suggest googling "bubble hash". My experience with this technique came while I was helping a friend make some out of our "joint" trimmings. We used the one-gallon sized seives, which work great but require more time and patience. We were soon wishing we hadn't been so cheap and had sprung for the five gallon size. We noticed also that a filter of just one size smaller than the one we stopped with (minimum requirement)might have also increased quality and yield.
For me, the product compares favorably to the best hash I've ever tasted. It is a blonde to greenish brown, depending on what size sieve it was gathered from (the smaller the filter, the finer the product)and you can decide how you want to blend it. The process itself is relatively easy to DIY. The main challenges are keeping the water cold enough for long enough to get the maximum shedding of trichromes, and using the right proportion of plant material to water -- too much and you waste hash, too little and you waste time. Make sure you dry the filtrate thouroughly before compressing it into its final form, to avoid mold. It can be stored in the freezer for long term hold, but you might have some trouble not using it up...
PS If some of you must snort marijuana "crystals" of any origin, (or eat them, on or off the bud) you should at least first heat them to about 120 degrees (F). This converts the inactive cannabinoic acids to active cannabinoids much better than your digestive system. How about making an alcohol (ethanol) tincture first, and then snorting it? It would probably work great, if you can stand the initial pain... :-)
My mates mam was awesome about it, she just told us to smoke it in the garden, and made me give her my car keys for the night. Good, healthy fun ;)
1 gram per 1 ounze - use best weed you can afford
soak in air tight mason jar (I add spearmint or other herbs for taste and to help other ailments). shake daily or every other day and leave in dark place. I wait 15 days- drain with a micron bag - I put 3 drops and i have a nice eye burning buzz.
Some people do Glycerin which is okay and has its benefits but remember with Glycerin (vegetale Glycerin) it hold 30-35% of what a tincture with grain alcohol would hold.
So a glycerin dose for me would be 6-8 drops.
Also try to stay away from butter and use Coconut oil as it is much healthier and yummier way to eat canna treats/foods. I am sick of that damn canna butter smell and taste.
NZ needs to have medicinal marijuana!
NZ needs to have medicinal marijuana!