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Using Trim For Edibles

When it comes to edibles, nothing quite compares to the taste, smell and effects offered by cannabis-infused treats. Due to the growing trend among cannabis enthusiasts, edible products have become widely available in most dispensaries. But did you know that you can also make your own cannabis edibles with plant materials from the cannabis plant itself? Though the flowers of the cannabis plant are typically used to make edibles, there are some other less common parts of the plant that can also be utilized. Here are some of the parts of cannabis that can be used to make edibles:

Leaves: The cannabis leaves can be infused with cooking oils or butter to create a flavorful base for edibles. The leaves can also be dried and ground up to use as a topper for desserts or added to smoothies, drinks, and sauces.

Trim: Trimming is the process of removing the small, unproductive leaves at the end of the flowering cycle. Trim is a great source of plant matter is full of flavor, and cannabinoids can still be present in the trim.

Stems: Though they’re not as potent as flower, stems can still provide flavor and a decent amount of energy when cooked. Stems can be ground up and added to smoothies and sauces, or steeped in alcohol for a tincture.

Seeds: Cannabis seed can be used to make a variety of things, including oils and tinctures. The seeds can also be heated and ground up to create a paste or flour that can be used in baking or added to smoothies.

No matter the part of the cannabis plant you choose to use, it’s important to remember that the potency of the edibles will depend on the strain of cannabis used and the quality of the trim, leaves and seeds. When using homemade cannabis edibles, start with small amounts and wait at least an hour before eating more.

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