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By Eric Weiland | November 30, 2013 23:18:58 PM PST
Marijuana Tea

Making marijuana tea is a great alternate way for patients to medicate who are not able to smoke or vaporize. Cannabis tea has also been shown to alleviate ailments that smoking cannabis cannot, such as a sore throat. The cannabis in the tea also contains fibers and enzymes that are nutritious and are shown to aid in a healthy life.

Cannabissearch.com Buzz Rating: Fairly potent, and extremely great-tasting, although I would rather smoke this same amount of medication for a more intense effect. Cannabis tea would definitely be great for someone who cannot smoke or has a sore throat.

To make cannabis tea, first grind approximately 1 to 1.25 grams of high-grade marijuana buds (should come out to around 1.5 tbsp of ground flowers). Set these ground up buds aside, as you will need them shortly. Next, boil an appropriate amount of water for the cup that you will be using. Bring this water to a boil, subsequently adding the ground cannabis buds, as well as no more than a tsp of softened butter or vegetable oil. If you do not add the butter or oil, then the medication will not be as potent. THC is not particularly water-soluble, even when boiled and adding butter or oil helps to release the THC. Once you have added the butter and marijuana, turn the water down to a low simmer for 20 minutes and cover the pot. After this 20 minutes is up, turn the dial off, retaining the covered cannabis tea on the burner for the next 40 minutes (this is to keep it warm and help fully release all of the medicinal qualities of the marijuana). Another favorite among patients is a tea simlar to chai tea, using the same steps above, but adding a spice such as allspice, cinnamon, or mint when the cannabis and butter are added.

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vinniegumba | Jan 25, 2011
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A great healthy way to medicate. Tea is an extremely powerful high because the cannabis enters the bloodstream instead of the lungs. I had some cannabis tea the day after I got my wisdom teeth pulled and it was a long-lasting couch lock and pain reliever. I definitely recommend cannabis tea for severe pain.
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Nate420 | Feb 12, 2011
 
It is an understatement to say THC isn't particularly soluble in water, it simply isn't. Butter or vegetable oil in hot water isn't very tasty. Instead of making tea, it is much more reliable to make a dairy based drink that will be more potent. You could use this same recipe and use milk instead of water, for example.
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Marijuanamama | Mar 12, 2011
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Drinking the tea will give you the effects you want without the smoke in your lungs, if you have a sore throat and want something soothing and warm. Then give tea a try. I like to snuggle down with a hot steaming cup, get my pain level down to a definite tolerable state, and enjoy a good movie. This is perfect for the non-smokers who still need relief.
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CannabisGril | Mar 14, 2011
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I LOVE TEAS!!!!! I just recently tried the Medical Cannabis Tea, but it reminded me a lot of green tea. If it isn't green tea or southern sweet tea I wont drink it and I drink this. (If that helps you get an idea on how it taste.)
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Green Gardner | Mar 14, 2011
 
I agree with CannabisGirl, I mostly drink Green Tea only. The medicinal herbs added to tea is a soothing way to enjoy your meds. By the way, Black Tea is a natural remedy to get rid of most sore throats, including strep throat (it kills the strep germs). A good recipe may include honey, lemon, water, black tea and finely strained weed of your choice. You can boil up a large pot and let it steep for awhile. This way it will be quite potent and you can reheat as needed. I don't always like to smoke if I feel ill with a cold or flu and this is a nice way to still get some relief.
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lindzzz | Mar 16, 2011
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I always use tea when I am sick. I make sure to add a lot of honey because the THC molecules can bond with the sugar molecules so it becomes potent. I think you can use the honey instead of butter or oil. I know they put that because the THC is fat soluble, but the honey has always worked just fine for me. You definitely get a good body high going. I like to empty half of the contents of a green tea bag and fill it up with ground up cannabis, and let it steep in the hot honey-water.
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Jewryan | Mar 16, 2011
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i got some tea from my normal club do to having streap throght and it was just what i neede. i drank about to cups of tea and it straight numbed my throat. the effect was a nice long high that lasted about 2 hours. it was a nice steady smooth body high. perfect for a narly cold.
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Andy J | Mar 18, 2011
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Ever since I got my card I have seen this "Shirleys" brand of sweet tea in most stores here in Fresno. This is some awesome stuff, I have never had a better tasting weed drink and these guys can seriously get to ya if your not too careful. The drink has got a sweet onset and a great bud after taste. Like with many other edibles I would recommend you either add milk to the tea or drink it with a fatty meal. Otherwise you may not get the maximum effect of the thc content.
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Chief | Mar 22, 2011
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While regular, non cannabis made tea is very good for you, one can only imagine the effects when MMJ is thrown into the mix. I had the chance to try this for myself and I now enjoy a strong cup every now and then. The effects are a little quicker to appear compared to butter based edibles. As per usual, drink it while it is hot, preferrably if you have a cold or something in which tea would be a remedy.
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Hendrix Honey | Mar 23, 2011
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Not really a tea drinker, but my aunt loves the stuff and when she is like really in bad shape she just brews her up a cup and sits back relaxes and the day goes much better. So I would suggest this to those hot drink lovers of the world.
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smokestack | Mar 25, 2011
 
It is possible to use heavy or whole milk to activate the tea, great for chai tea.
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Flower22 | Mar 28, 2011
 
With all the damp weather I got a cold and a friend brought me this tea and said drink. It tasted really great and wow did it ever help with the cold aches and pains. Great I loved it both hot with a little milk and then I had some cold.
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Kannabliss | Apr 6, 2011
 
If you are feeling sick at all. this is perfect just a dab of honey and you have one of the best tonics for a sore throat and body aches from the flu.
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WeedWitch | Apr 15, 2011
 
It is absolutely perfect with some honey for those times when you are sick. I had the flu and it was awesome, the effects for pain is great, and it really helped me with the symptoms of my flu as well. I had a wonderful night's rest, better than the meds at the drug store for flu.
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sbsdewb | May 1, 2011
 
I am a really big tea fan and love to get my meds this way. You just pour a nice cold glass set back and enojoy
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sloppyjoe | Oct 23, 2011
 
I'm making this as we speak, but i put a little twist on it. While in the initial 20 minute simmer stage i put in a cinnamon stick and a tsp of brown sugar :)
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Guest | Nov 15, 2011
 
So u don't have to filter the ground up buds out?
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Guest | Nov 17, 2011
 
I make tea all the time! When I first started, I looked at some recipes online and they all said to simmer it from 45 minutes up to an hour and I did and it hit me too hard cuz I had used about a full gram in it. Next few times I made it, I experimented on my own and now days I found that about a half tsp up to a full tsp in simmering milk mixed with 1 tsp of honey works perfect and you really don't have to wait a full hour! I've noticed that the effect doesn't really change after it's been simmering after 30 minutes, like if you simmer it for 45 minutes the effect is still about the same as 30 minutes, but one thing you don't want to do is simmer it for less than 25 minutes cuz the THC won't be as effective under 25 minutes. Cannabis tea is a great way to cure colds and relieve chronic pains, definitely recommend it to other medical cannabis patients out there!
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Guest | Nov 19, 2011
 
Tea solution: Infuse buds/hash into whole cream. Make dose as strong as you like via heating like when you make cannabutter - so the thc gets activated. Then add your desired med dosage to ANY storebought tea. No steeping to release the thc since process was done when you made the canna-cream. One teaspoon per tea cup is a fine couch lock pain remover..but, you can dose to the point where you are making Bhang tea.
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Guest | Jan 6, 2012
 
If you make the tea with milk do you heat up with the boiling water? Or how do you get the THC to be soluble in the milk?
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Guest | Jun 8, 2012
 
I love this you dont have to waste to much weed to make it and when my throat is killing me i can still get high its great i personaly love if
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Guest | Jun 23, 2012
 
Is it possible to over..brew the tea and reduce its potency? I'm brewing some with milk instead of water now, keeping it at a low simmer between 122F and 150F. It's been brewing in some coffee filter tea bags for about forty minutes. I was planning on letting it simmer for an hour and drink it after it cools, but is that a good idea?
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Guest | Sep 19, 2012
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I make the tea in coffee pot. let it sit over night in tea bags and add flavored tea of choice both in pot of pot water. (parden the pun) Then I add stevia and put in glass container and leave in refridge for another day. Drink and enjoy and I healed my stomach cancer by doing this. It is the tempature that releases the cancer fighters. 325 degrees with water and 170 with alcohol. coffee pot got it just right to heal my cancer. but balanced my hormones, ate organic, stopped glutin and all milk products. Easy.
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Guest | Sep 19, 2012
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I made pot tea, in coffee pot. made tea bags and 1 gm 2 bags plus one tea bag of you flavor choice. I let it complete and put tea bags in pot and left it over night. then I put it in the refridge with one stevia packet. left it for one more day. drank with ice. It healed my stomach cancer.!!! Yes I took hormones, ate organic, stopped glutin and all dairy. I do not drink smoke or do drug. No butter, it is the temp that releases healing. 325Degrees for water or oven and 170 is mixed with alcohol. the temp of coffee running through bags and then setting in bags seems to do just great!
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Guest | Oct 1, 2012
 
Here is a good Indian recipie modified to my own taste.. I could call it ''Ganjika Kashyam''.. but it can be an apadted taste,cause normally non-Indians might not as well like it.. Add two cups of water in a carafe, add your ganja,a pichful of corriander seeds and cumin seeds,one cardamom and boil it or microwave it for 5 min,or even more until its reduced to half,add milk and let it cool for sometime,and then again microwave it for like 2 minutes,add sugar serve hot.You could also add a pinchful of turmeric to relieve you sore throat,and few ''tulsi'' leaves as well...
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Guest | Nov 13, 2012
 
Whoever said to boil weed at 325 degrees in water ... You.cant because water boils at 212 degrees
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Guest | Nov 21, 2012
 
Peppermint tea with a bit of bud sprinkled in (or more than a little). Butter and oil are just a gross idea. Peppermint tea has... Peppermint oil! For a casual (very casual) smoker such as myself, the very small amounts of peppermint oil with a very little sprinkle of the bud hits me just nice enough to soothe my nerves. Others may need more than one bag of peppermint tea, and more than a small sprinkling of bud. Also, just edible essential oils could be better. Coconut, etc. Anything but vegetable oil or butter (blech!)
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Guest | Dec 22, 2012
 
Great for sore throats when u have a cold. when im not sick (and can drink dairy) i use this recipe but with coffee and its a whole different effect. if your low on weed- i used to just stick stems in boiling water and this works too just not as potent and u need a lot of stems
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Guest | Jan 5, 2013
 
I chop the bud up finely, probably around 1 grams worth. From there, I either soak the buds in lemon juice, then add it to HOT green tea. The other is, infuse (heat oil and mix herb) coconut oil with hash oil or herb, then mix that with the green tea. This infused coconut oil is barely noticeable in the tea and I love it. This is actually more effective on muscle aches and pains than smoking the herb.
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Guest | Jan 5, 2013
 
I also make a muscle rub from hash oil infused with coconut oil. Then I add a Tablespoon of DMSO. This is indescribably more effective and better for me than any thing currently for sale in the US. Just have to grow the herb, make the oil, and viola!
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Guest | Jan 15, 2013
 
what is DMSO?
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Guest | Jan 18, 2013
 
I just made some tea! I only used 1.5g of top shelf trees, 2L of water, and 3tbsp of grape seed oil. I let the finely ground buds sit in the oil while I boiled the water, then added the oil/bud mix to boiling water. Lowered the heat and simmered for 45min. I took off heat and added 4 teabags of regular tea (i used peppermint, chamomile & rosehips) and seeped for 7 minutes. removed teabags and filtered thc tea into filtered coffee maker to remove leaves. I squeezed the rest of the oil out of the filter into the coffee pot. Potent enough for effects yet not knock you out.
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Guest | Jan 29, 2013
 
I am tired of taking prednisone for the relief of asthma - the side effects have been skin lesions, back pain, and a small cataract in my right eye. I would like to try this medicinal tea instead and hopefully stay off the steroids. Is there any special preparation procedure or precaution I should observe? One problem I can see is the very high cost of making this tea - by what people have told me, the amount of herb for one cup would cost about $30.00.
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Guest | Jan 29, 2013
 
I am tired of taking prednisone for the relief of asthma - the side effects have been skin lesions, back pain, and a small cataract in my right eye. I would like to try this medicinal tea instead and hopefully stay off the steroids. Is there any special preparation procedure or precaution I should observe? One problem I can see is the very high cost of making this tea - by what people have told me, the amount of herb for one cup would cost about $30.00.
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Guest | Feb 5, 2013
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Itried the above recipe two days ago and today I am still not in any pain!!!I have arthritus in my back along with early spinal degenartion in my spine,I also have hep.c But none of that mattered at all the last couple of days. Proceed with caution and sip and give it time too work don't gulp like I did. Couldn't function for about four hous but like I said I gulped it. Really enjoyed it and the best sleep I have had in months.
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Guest | Feb 5, 2013
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great recipe however don't gulp it sip it be patient give the thc a chance too work
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Guest | Feb 13, 2013
 
I grind fresh frozen herbs in my coffee grinder, into a very fine powder. I add boiling water to 1/4 tsp. and let it steep in a hot thermos for several hours or overnight. I do not strain, as the powder is so fine, it is negligible. I pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup to drink and add water to fill the cup and sip. The pain that had me laying down and ice packing my neck eases for two to four hours and has light effects for even longer. A little before bed helps me sleep through the night, not possible previously. I'm so thankful.
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Guest | Mar 27, 2013
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Check out Tea-pot Teas and the insta-high line by CWD meds. Tastes great and packs a punch. they have a variety of different flavors.
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Guest | Jun 9, 2013
 
Thanks for this. Works like a CHARM, I even used cream and made coffee :)
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Guest | Aug 15, 2013
 
Hi friends, its enormous post regarding educationand completely explained, keep it up all the time.
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Guest | Oct 23, 2013
 
Hi there, i really enjoy drinking the cannibis tea, and i also make honey cannibis, tinctures. I don't smoke, this is they way i get medicated, plus not to forget the fabulous cookies you can make with cannibutter. I have beyond chronic pain, and let me tell yeah, the best natural pain relieve.
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Guest | Nov 16, 2013
 
do you have to use butter to get the thc? or can i use something else instead of butter that would also get the thc?
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Guest | Nov 16, 2013
 
hello, I want to make this but my spouse cannot be exposed to it, if I make this on the stove will it basically go into the air and effect my spouse? Sorry I'm really new to this and have no idea but the tea sounds good! thank you
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Guest | Nov 30, 2013
 
I make a large saucepan full of THC tea approx 24oz(purchased a coffee bean grinder used only for grinding bud)I put a teaspoon to tablespoon of butter..cook for couple hours on very low....let it sit for an hour or two. I strain it well and put in Mason Jar in Frig. Make a cup of Peppermint tea, and after I remove peppermint tea bag I add approx 1/4 cup of THC Tea to my peppermint. Perfect Combo...works like a charm. I have severe pain & nerve damage to my leg from a serious car accident that resulted in 4 surgeries. Sleep like a BABY!! And I am quitting smoking weed...bonus!
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Guest | Nov 30, 2013
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My husband gets drug tested at work and can not smoke/drink weed. I wrote the previous post about 24oz pot of tea. Keep the fan on stove and keep a lid on pan. We have had no problem. It think it's different cooking it than getting second hand smoke. He enjoys the smell of the tea and would like to enjoy some also...that's why we buy lottery tickets right?