Trim refers to the excess plant material that gets trimmed off a cannabis plant in order to both maximize a plants bloom and ensure good looking bud on the final product. While cannabis trim (or shake) may sound like “scraps”, it is still a potent mixture of plant material that can be used in a variety of ways.
One great way to use cannabis trim is by putting it in your tea! This is a very simple method and while it most likely won’t get you stoned, it can still provide relaxation. This is especially true when mixed with more calming, herbal teas such as chamomile.
Another great use for cannabis trim is making cannabutter! It is a fairly easy process and takes a couple of hours, but can result in a great finished product that can be used in baking or even spread on toast! Click here to learn how to make cannabutter at home.
Making hash is another great use for cannabis trim! In fact, hash is typically made from trim and is one of the oldest form of cannabis concentrates.
Making hash does require you to separate trichomes from the trim. One way to do this is by placing your trim on a silk screen over wax paper. Using your hands, shuffle the trim around so that the trichomes come off the leaves. Once the trichomes have been separated, you can use a scraper or tool to gather it and then you can compress it into hash!
Topical cannabis products are becoming increasingly popular in the marketplace today as people are able to find relief from muscle and joint pain, rashes and even acne. Even more exciting is that you can make these at home with a little patience and some trim!
To produce a homemade topical cream or ointment you must first decarb your cannabis. This is done by spreading the cannabis on a piece of parchment paper and placing it in the oven. For trim, 25 minutes at 220 F / 105 C will be adequate. Once this has been done, the cannabis needs to be grinded into a fine powder. From here, you need to choose what you want to mix it with. A lot of individuals like essential oils such as lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint or rosemary. Once it the ingredients have been mixed together, the cooking process begins. While a very simple recipe, cooking can take 3-4 days so keep that in mind!
Lastly, similar to putting it in your tea, health conscious individuals may choose to juice their cannabis and include it in a morning smoothie! Beyond the THC and CBD content contained in cannabis, it is also rich in proteins, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are extremely important to the body.
Ensure your cannabis trim has been decarbed (baked) and then throw it in your blender with whatever other ingredients you choose – such as berries, protein powder and milk!
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