THC honey is a delicious and easy-to-make cannabis-infused concoction that you can mix into your favorite recipes or eat by the spoonful. Keep reading to learn how the ancient Egyptians used cannabis honey, and how to make THC infused honey at home.
Cannabis honey is made by infusing honey with cannabis. The recipe for THC honey is as simple as can be: indirect heat and time are all you need.
In general, THC honey is made by combining honey with THC oil. You can make THC oil at home from cannabis or purchase it from a dispensary.
Many people use THC honey when they are sick instead of smoking. The THC gives a pleasant "high" that can take the edge off being sick, while the honey provides some relief to a sore throat.
According to Egyptologists, cannabis-infused honey was a medical product used to treat a variety of ailments in ancient Egypt.
The Ebers Papyri is an ancient collection of scrolls and the world’s oldest complete medical book. The texts were written around 1500 BC and describe various concoctions made from cannabis and honey. These medicinal concoctions were used to "cool the uterus" or to treat a painful finger or toe.
THC honey is a versatile ingredient that can be substituted for a variety of sweeteners, incorporated into all your favorite sweet and savory dishes, stirred into tea, or drizzled over a gourmet cheese tray.
Homemade edibles can be very potent. Make sure to start with a low dose and wait an hour or two before re-ingesting. Now let’s learn how to make THC honey.
Below are detailed instructions for each step of the cannabis honey recipe.
The most important (and most overlooked) first step: decarboxylating your cannabis.
Your cannabis flower needs to be decarboxylated or "decarbed" before you infuse it in the honey. Without this step, the finished product will be weak or inactive.
Cannabis produces THCA, an acidic cannabinoid that is not intoxicating. The heat from smoking, vaping, or cooking cannabis transforms THCA into THC, the compound responsible for the euphoric effects of cannabis. The same process is applied while preparing CBD edibles.
How to make a cannabis honey
Your infusion's potency will vary depending on several factors, from the length and temperature of cooking to the strength of your ingredients.
To determine the potency of your THC honey, try spreading half a teaspoon of THC infused honey over a snack and observe how it makes you feel after an hour. Adjust your dose accordingly. Once you've identified your minimum effective dose, you can use it as a benchmark for your recipes.
Cannabis is a rapidly evolving industry. One of the most exciting inventions to come out recently is THC distillate.
THC distillate is a highly purified form of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Plant oils and terpenes are removed by distillation, and because each cannabinoid vaporizes at a different temperature, a manufacturer can easily manipulate the process to capture only a specific cannabinoid.
You can use distillate to make THC honey. Just add a sunflower lecithin emulsifier in equal parts to the THC distillate to prevent the mixture from separating after it cools. Warm the honey over low heat and blend well. Also, keep in mind that if not used within six months, it will spoil.
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