Honey has been eaten as food and medicine for thousands of years. The amber nectar, which is high in health-giving plant components, is a far superior option than refined sugar, which lacks nutrition. Honeybees secrete the thick and sweet juice that has become known as “nature’s sweetener.”
Honey is high in antioxidants, and research suggests that it may help reduce blood pressure. Honey is also linked to improved cholesterol levels. Because honey doesn’t cause blood sugar rates to rise quite as much as refined sugar, it isn’t as dangerous for diabetics.
Honey has also been gaining in popularity as a tasty cannabis honey dish by canna-chefs. It’s probable that mankind has been cooking weed honey for centuries, if not longer! The ancient Egyptians are said to have used such a recipe during religious ceremonies according to some sources.
The market for “craft” cannabis honey is heating up. As a result, we’ll look at cannabis-infused honey and its benefits, as well as show you how to make some at home in this post.
What is it?
Marijuana is present in honey, as you may guess. You might not be aware of the link between bees and cannabis. According to a research by Colton O’Brien, published in Crossing Borders: Entomology in a Changing World in November 2018, bees began visiting hemp fields in Colorado as a result of increased demand for CBD.
During one month in the state, O’Brien claims that 23 species of bees were caught in hemp traps (August). He conducted the research because he noticed a continuous buzzing sound while strolling through the fields. Hemp may be a “rescue” crop for bees since it blooms from late July to early September, when other crops have finished blooming.
The easiest method of producing cannabis honey, according to Elizabeth Vernon, founder of Bird and the Bee and also known as “Queen Bee,” is to make the marijuana tincture first before mixing it in honey. While many plants may be mixed with honey relatively simply, cannabis lacks the required lipids to combine with honey. If possible, Vernon recommends utilizing the MagicalButter machine.
According to popular belief, honey and marijuana should provide a plethora of health advantages. Honey is mostly made up of carbohydrates and includes vitamins, amino acids, organic acids, proteins, and minerals. People with epilepsy who take cannabinoids such as THC or CBD report experiencing pain relief, seizure reduction, and anxiety alleviation.
What’s in it?
To produce cannabis honey, you’ll need two things: cannabis and honey. That’s all there is to it. I like using a high-CBD strain that doesn’t get me stoned. Other ingredients such as vanilla, rose, basil, thyme, rosemary, or lavender may also be added to the mix. The use of herbs in combination may provide both taste and medicinal benefits.
What’s the point of weed honey?
There are a plethora of ways to get high these days, and virtually everyone has their own favorite. Some people swear by joints and blunts, while others would never leave home without their vape pen.
While edibles may not be the greatest approach to use marijuana, they undoubtedly have an allure. Edibles don’t require smoking or vaping, they don’t leave a smell that needs to be aired out of your house, and the high? It can last for hours and give you a warm and toasty full-body sensation that makes watching “Bee Movie” enjoyable. Is it possible that a cannabis edible might transform your day from utter disaster to triumph? It’s impossible to say, but I’m willing to bet my life savings on it. -> Is it possible that a marijuana edibles will turn your day around from tragedy to delight? It’s hard to predict, but I’ll wager my life’s savings on it. nIs that an angel or a siren? And who is Melina the Mermaid in Music City mermaids of Nashville about them here). Are they true dogs with fish-like features? What kind of creatures are they? Do bears dream about honey or anything else at all while hibernating for months at a time? How does honey get off their paws if they don’t have
edibles are concentrated and enjoyable, as you’ve undoubtedly gathered. While they may not drive you to abandon your vape pens anytime soon, they can be a nice change of pace from time to time.
How to make cannabis-infused honey
Cannabis-infused honey couldn’t be easier to prepare. The Wellness Soldier Cody Lindsay taught us this recipe, which only requires two components and simmering over low heat for an hour. If you want to see this video, scroll down. n
Honey Infused Marijuana #1
- 1 cup of honey
- 3.5 grams of decarboxylated cannabis
The essential (and often missed) first step: Decarboxylating the cannabis
You’ll need to decarboxylate, or “decarb,” the cannabis flower you’re working with before making your infusion. Skipping this step will result in an ineffective or inactive finished product. Here’s why: Cannabis buds generate an acidic non-intoxicating cannabinoid called THCA. When we smoke or vaporize cannabis, the heat transforms THCA into THC, the euphoric molecule derived from it. This is also how CBD edibles are made; thus if you want to ingest CBD oil, follow these steps.
Directions for making a cannabis infusion with honey
- Decarb cannabis. Preheat the oven to 245°F. Place cannabis buds on a non-stick, oven-safe tray. To prevent sticking, cover the tray with parchment paper. Set a timer for 30-40 minutes for older, drier cannabis or 10-18 minutes at 300°F. To expose the surface area of the buds equally every 10 minutes, gently mix the buds with a light shake of the tray.
- To apply mild heat on the stove top, combine the cannabis and honey in a double boiler.
- Simmer. Maintain low heat and let the mixture simmer for at least 40 minutes. The mixture should never come to a full boil.
- Strain the honey. Set a funnel over a jar and cover it with cheesecloth. Pour the honey into the funnel after it has cooled off, allowing it to filter freely. (Tip: Squeezing the cheesecloth may push more bad-tasting plant material through).
- Storing: Honey can be kept in a cool, dark place for 1-2 months.
- Dose carefully. Refer to the dosage directions below before adding honey to meals, snacks, or desserts.
Honey Infused Marijuana #2
- 1 cup of honey
- 3.5- 7 grams of decarboxylated cannabis (depending on the potency you prefer)
- String (optional)
- Crock pot
- Airtight jar for storage
- Pour the honey into a quart container and carefully top it off with cheesecloth-wrapped decarboxylated cannabis. This will make removing the cannabis from the honey easier at the end of the process. Combine the honey, cheesecloth, and decarboxylated cannabis in a quart container, seal with a lid, and store away from direct sunlight.
- Place a hand towel in the bottom of the crockpot to catch any water that may splash up, and fill the jar with water until it is fully immersed above the honey.
- Place the crockpot on low for around 8 hours, giving the jar a good shake every hour and burping the top if you notice pressure building up.
- Remove the jar from the heat carefully and remove the cannabis-infused cheesecloth with tongs. Squeeze the rest of the honey out of the cheesecloth into the jar, being careful to catch all of it.
Another option is to utilize a quicker double boiler approach, such as the one in this recipe. Place your decarboxylated cannabis straight into the jar of honey and simmer it on low heat in a double boiler for around 40 minutes, making sure it doesn’t come to a boil. Remove the honey and cannabis from the heat and filter it through cheesecloth into a new container.
Tips for making infused honey
Cannabis-infused honey is easy to make, and you’ll only need to follow three stages. The process begins with infusing the plant, which is followed by straining. There are a few things to bear in mind, though.
- Choose high-CBD strains. While any cannabis plant may be used to produce infused honey, high-CBD strains with very low THC levels are preferred. It’s now federally legal thanks to the 2018 farm bill, and you can get it right here.
- Use honey that’s of the highest quality and has a flavor you enjoy. Look for raw, local honey whenever possible. Specialty honeys, such as clover or alfalfa honey, are excellent additions to your mixture.
- Precision is crucial. For optimum benefits (and reducing infusion time), use an all-in-one precision cooker/infuser, such as the Ardent Fx.
- Keep it as you would any other honey. This means it should be kept at room temperature away from direct light and heat. Honey has a long shelf life, but try to consume infused honeys within a few months of making them.
- Start easy. A half teaspoon to a full teaspoon is a good place to start.