If you live in a state where marijuana has been legalized, you’ve probably noticed the percentages of THC and CBD that dispensaries list for each strain of marijuana that they sell.
You may also wonder how those scores were found and measured and how accurate they actually are.
As it turns out, testing cannabinoids in marijuana is not as standardized as you might expect, and the percentages that you see attributed to each strain may not mean exactly what you think they do.
What characteristics of marijuana do you most enjoy? Whether you love its aroma, its flavor, or its psychological effects, the chances are that what you love is derived from one tiny part of the cannabis plants: trichomes.
If you’ve never heard of trichomes before, you might be more familiar with kief, which is a collection of trichomes which have been separated from, or hash, which is kief that has been heated and pressed together.
If you love marijuana, you owe a debt of gratitude to trichomes. Let’s take a closer look at what they are and what they do.
Have you ever tried making magic brownies at home? It probably didn’t work out as expected unless you knew to do one important step before hand. You need to decarboxylate your weed.
You may be thinking, “But I don’t ever decarboxylate my weed before smoking, and I still get high. What gives?”
Hold your horses. We’ll get there.
There has never been a better time to be alive as a cheba enthusiast. Marijuana legalization has passed in many states and is gaining momentum not just in our country but around the world. Additionally, the ability for stoners to find each other through the internet and share ideas means there is a ton of great information available for those looking for new and innovative ways to get high. Seeing as how we make it super easy to collect kief from your buds, sharing interesting ways to use kief is a top priority of ours.
Amongst cannabis connoisseurs, concentrates are very popular. Concentrates get their name because they have higher (concentrated) levels of THC compared to typical marijuana flower. Concentrates are highly sought after because they are fast acting, potent, and flavorful. But concentrates come in many different forms, and there are some differences between them. The biggest distinction between types of concentrates is by the process used to extract the terpenes, trichomes, and/or oils from marijuana buds: more specifically, whether or not solvents are used.
Kief (also known as dry sift) is a marijuana extract that consists of the trichomes or resin glands found on cannabis flower. It is in these tiny, hairlike structures that the terpenes and cannabinoids that gives cannabis its unique properties are produced. As a result, kief has much higher concentrated amounts of THC than the rest of the cannabis plant making it a highly valued substance. The problem with kief is figuring out the best way to separate it from your marijuana flower. Luckily, there are a few different ways you can go about doing just that.
Most stoners have enjoyed a wake and bake session or two at some point in time. There’s nothing quite like starting off your day with a nice cup of coffee and a puff of the good stuff. But why not combine the two in a way that’ll be nicer on your lungs since there won’t be any smoking involved? You can call it “Hillbilly Crack” or a “Hippie Speedball” but there is no doubt that cannabis infused coffee is a great take on the classic wake and bake.
Call us stoners, potheads, dopeheads, or even hopheads, but if you regularly enjoy the consumption of cannabis in some form, you probably love kief.
Kief is made up of the trichomes of marijuana or the small, delicate, hair-like THC factories found on marijuana flower. Kief is very potent as it contains much higher concentrations of THC than flower alone, and it is also very versatile. It can be used to top off a joint or bowl, in cooking, or to make tinctures. There is a lot you can do with kief which is why it’s unfortunate that it is fairly difficult to separate those precious trichomes from the rest of the marijuana flower.
At The Kief Thief, we make the best kief extractor on the market, but we understand that not every employer is as big of a fan of solventless extraction as we are. Even in states where recreational marijuana consumption is legal, you may find yourself needing to take a drug test for employment or other reasons. As a result, many people wonder how long THC is detectable in their systems after smoking. As it turns out, the answer varies widely from person to person based on a number of different factors.