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Meds Drink Your Cannabis!

momofthegoons

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Here’s Why You Should Be Drinking Your Cannabis



Many medical marijuana patients are familiar eating and smoking cannabis. But many may not realize that some consider drinking marijuana healthier than smoking it. Sure, smoking is the fastest way to deliver THC to your mind and body.

Why the Sudden Interest in Marijuana Drinkables?
Smoked cannabis kicks in within a few minutes. The noticeable high lasts for 1 to 3 hours. Then you become "sober." Drinkables, on the other hand, take 30 to 60 minutes to kick in, but the effects last for 4 to 8 hours and then slowly descend. It’s because of these long-lasting effects that people find drinkables particularly helpful in the treatment of conditions such as nausea and chronic pain.

Additionally, when you drink marijuana, the THC produces more body-centered effects compared to smoking, and the impact is more evenly distributed all over your body. For this reason, drinking marijuana is a more effective method for treating muscle spasms, epilepsy and other similar conditions. The best part is the burned-out effect you sometimes get after smoking marijuana is less noticeable when you drink marijuana.

Dosage for Drinkables
As with any other method of ingesting weed, finding the appropriate dose will take some experimentation. If you haven’t used marijuana before in any form, start out with a tiny bit. This will help you get accustomed to its associated effects and sensations.

For instance, you can begin with 1/2 cup per day. If you’re a regular user, go with 1 cup per day. If you find you need more for relief, you can bump up to 2 cups per day, taken at intervals of 12 hours.

4 Delicious Marijuana Beverages and Drinks With Recipes
Here are a few of the most popular types of weed-infused drinks.

1. Coffee and Tea
Marijuana coffee or tea is perfect for when you simply want to unwind, watch TV and relax without having to deal with the negative effects of smoke. There is a considerably higher solubility of THC in hot beverages than in cold ones.

You can either make tea, coffee, cappuccino or mocha for instant medicine. It’s the perfect way to jump-start the day, delivering an instant burst of energy and relief from your chronic disease symptoms, just the way nature intended it.

Marijuana Tea/Weed Tea Recipe

What You’ll Need: 1 tea cup, 1 tsp. cannabutter and a tea bag.

Directions

  1. Add 1 teaspoon of cannabutter to your cup. Put the tea bag in as well.
  2. Boil water and put into the cup.
  3. Dissolve the cannabutter.
  4. Take the tea bag out and pour in a dash of milk, if you like. Then drink.
Tip: You can try mint or other flavors of herbal tea for a richer and wholesome flavor.

2. Soda and Lemonade
Thanks to new technology developing in the world of marijuana, we can now make sugary carbonated beverages with tinctures. If you’re looking for a quick hit that will perk you up, marijuana sodas and lemonades will leave you smiling. They’re super-refreshing and an easy way to get the benefits of your medicine.



Cannabis Lemonade Recipe

What You’ll Need: Blender, sieve, jug, water, sugar, 1 juiced lemon, 4 tablespoons weed tincture and 6 mint leaves.

Directions

Put sugar, water and lemon juice into a blender. Let it blend for 15 seconds or until everything is well blended.
Stir in the weed tincture and mint leaves. Run through the sieve into the jug.
Chill in the refrigerator or serve immediately over ice.
With a drink this refreshing and sweet, you can never go wrong with lemonade on a hot day.

3. Syrups
Cannabis-infused syrups are introducing young people to the goodness of concentrated liquid cannabinoids. Once you’ve made a bottle of cannabis simple syrup, you can use it to add a little dose of THC to your favorite drinks. You can always spike your tea or coffee, mix it into a smoothie, make a glass of lemonade or cool off with a canna-cocktail. Whatever you want to make, this recipe for cannabis syrup should be your starting place.

Cannabis Simple Syrup Recipe

What You’ll Need: 3 cups water, 3 cups fine sugar, 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin, 2 grams finely ground cannabis, strainer or cheesecloth.

Directions

Put the sugar and water into a pot. Bring to a boil, then stir until all the sugar dissolves.
Once sugar is dissolved and the mixture is boiling, add cannabis. Cover and let it continue boiling for 20 minutes.
Now add vegetable glycerin. Reduce the temperature and let it simmer for another 5 to 6 minutes
Carefully pour your hot syrup through the strainer and into the container where you’ll keep the syrup.
Allow the syrup to cool.
You can use your cannabis syrup to add sweetness and a little THC to your favorite drinks.

4. Cocktails and Mixers
Not every state is open to letting people mix weed and alcohol in one setting. But in Washington, it's happening. Bud rum and weed-infused wine are two such way to infuse cannabis into any of your favorite alcoholic beverages. It can be fun to make and enjoy anytime you're in need of a dose of your medicine - just be sure to obey local laws. Before you steep any buds in your rum, bake it in the oven for 3 minutes at 175 F. This will help release more THC.

Bud Rum Recipe

What You’ll Need: 8 grams weed, water, 750 ml of light 80-proof rum.

Directions

Grind your weed and add to the rum
Store in a cool, dark place for four days. Make sure to shake vigorously on a daily basis.
On the 4th day, boil a large pot of water. Once it boils, turn the heat off and put the sealed bottle of rum inside the hot water for 20 minutes.
Do not fully immerse the bottle in the hot water.
Strain plant matter out of the rum.
Discard the leaves to get your rum and use it to make your favorite cocktail.
Find Another Way to Take Your Medicine
Marijuana drinkables are a healthy alternative to smoking and act much faster than edibles. However, as it is with any medicine, you need to have a conversation with your doctor to make sure they’re right for you.

At MarijuanaDoctors.com, we have highly qualified doctors who recommend marijuana drinkables as a treatment for your ailment. If you have tried other medicines without success, don’t suffer in silence. Marijuana drinkables can provide you relief in a much more effective fashion than other ways of consuming cannabis.

 

momofthegoons

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Big Brewer Makes a Play for Marijuana Beverages
By Jennifer Maloney and David George-Cosh
Oct. 29, 2017 2:00 p.m. ET


The U.S. distributor of Corona beer is chasing a new type of buzz.

Constellation Brands Inc. STZ 0.08% has agreed to take a 9.9% stake in Canopy Growth Corp. WEED -1.24% , a Canadian marijuana company, and plans to work with the grower to develop and market cannabis-infused beverages.

Canopy Growth is the world’s largest publicly traded cannabis company, with a market valuation of 2.2 billion Canadian dollars on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The C$245 million (US$191 million) deal gives Constellation a toehold in an industry that the brewer expects to be legalized nationwide in the U.S. in the coming years.

“We think that it’s highly likely, given what’s happened at the state level,” Rob Sands, chief executive of the Victor, N.Y.-based beer, wine and spirits company, said in an interview. “We’re obviously trying to get first-mover advantage.”

Constellation—flush with cash after posting a 13% increase in beer sales in its latest quarter—is interested in developing drinkable cannabis products that don’t contain alcohol, he said. Products currently on the market in U.S. states where they are legal include buzz-inducing sodas, coffees and fruit elixirs.


A worker trims medical marijuana plants at a facility in Canada, where recreational use is expected to soon be legalized. PHOTO: JAMES MACDONALD/BLOOMBERG NEWS
Constellation doesn’t plan to sell such a product in the U.S. before marijuana is legalized there nationwide, Mr. Sands said, but could sell it in Canada, where edible and drinkable cannabis products are expected to be legalized by 2019, or other countries where recreational marijuana is permitted.

Independent research firm Euromonitor International estimates that the legal marijuana market in 2018 will be US$7.5 billion in Canada and $10.2 billion in the U.S.


U.S. beer-industry executives have been debating whether legalized marijuana could cannibalize sales of beer, even as other consumers migrate from beer to wine and spirits. Some brewers have experimented with cannabis-infused beers, not containing THC but instead a marijuana flavor.

“Wine and spirits are not sitting still, and marijuana is being legalized in many states,” Heineken USA Chief Executive Ronald den Elzen said at a beer wholesalers conference earlier this month. “We have to act now, and we have to do it together.”

Mr. Sands said he doesn’t see pot as a threat to booze. But if a consumer is going to choose a can of beer, a glass of wine, a shot of liquor or a weed-laced elixir, he wants to be able to offer all four, he said.


An employee with medicinal marijuana plants at Canopy Growth in Smith Falls, Ontario. PHOTO: LARS HAGBERG/GETTY IMAGES
“Could it be a threat? Yes, I guess it could be,” he said. “We’re not going to stand around twiddling our thumbs.”

Medical use of marijuana has been legal in Canada since 2001. The country is expected to legalize recreational use, not including edibles, by July 2018, with edible and drinkable products expected to become legal the following year. In the U.S., eight states plus the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana, and more than 20 states have legalized it for medical purposes.


Constellation doesn’t plan to lobby for or against marijuana legalization in the U.S., Mr. Sands said.

Canopy Growth, based in Smiths Falls, Ontario, is ramping up capacity ahead of next summer’s legalization in Canada and said it would use the new capital to expand its production and storage facilities throughout the country.

The deal, expected to close by early November, gives Constellation board-observer status and the option to increase its stake to just under 20%. Canopy Growth CEO Bruce Linton said Constellation’s expertise in alcohol distribution would be helpful for the cannabis company as it determines how to distribute and package recreational cannabis. Canada’s provincial regulators are still considering how to handle the selling of marijuana, he said.

Mr. Linton said he hoped the deal could be the turning point for the nascent industry, signaling to institutional investors “that a cannabis company that fully complies within legal jurisdictions would be the right place to invest."

There are 69 publicly traded cannabis companies listed on Canada’s three main stock markets, representing about C$8 billion in market capitalization. The bulk of the trades in Canada are conducted by retail investors.
 

Shredder

Dogs like me
We make a hemp oil infusion. To one fluid ounce of organic hemp oil, I add 1/2 tsp of lecithin and 1-3 grams of concentrate. I gently heat this on a coffee warmer until it all blends. Then it goes in a eye dropper bottle.

One dropper is a dose, and can be used on food, liquids, or under the tongue. It can be used topically as well.

For our old arthritic dogs we make a weaker version and put it on their food.
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
7 Deliciously Drinkable Cannabis Recipes


Cannabis-infused beverages are catching on fast!
When it comes to ingesting your cannabis, who says that food should get to have all the fun?

Classic edibles will never go out of style, and cannabis-infused dishes are all the rage in the ever-growing cannabis community.

So, what about cannabis drinks?

With a little creativity and the right ingredients, you can take the trend a step further. Sipping your stash may quickly become your favorite alternative to smoking or vaping.

Try one of these deliciously dank cannabis drink recipes for a delicious liquid twist on edibles.

Cannabis Milk (sugar free)


Also called “Mother’s Milk”, cannabis milk is the way many medical cannabis users opt to take their medicine. It’s a delicious way to incorporate cannabis into your morning coffee or tea, and it’s also a key ingredient in many cannabis beverages.

Here’s how to make it.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups of whole milk
  • ¼ ounce of finely ground cannabis flower
  • Cheesecloth
Directions:

  1. Start by decarboxylating your cannabis in an oven set to 240 degrees. Spread the cannabis evenly on a baking sheet or dish, and cover with aluminum foil. Put it in the oven for 25 minutes, and let it cool.
  2. Using the double boiler method, bring the milk to a simmer. Add your cannabis slowly, stirring, until the milk completely covers the cannabis. Simmer for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. It should be greenish-yellow in color.
  1. Remove from heat, and strain with a cheesecloth. Squeeze out every drop of milk from the cheesecloth to avoid wasting any of the potent liquid.
  2. Allow to cool and enjoy either alone or added to another drink.
Vanilla Cannabis Milkshake


This is one of the more versatile cannabis drink recipes that can be used to make any flavor of milkshake you want -- just switch to your preferred type of ice cream. Cannabis milk makes this a creamy, sweet treat that’s perfect for cooling you down on a hot day.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 1 3/4 cups cannabis milk
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender. Mix until milkshake reaches desired consistency.
  2. Pour into a tall chilled glass and enjoy!
Strawberry Canna-Basil Lemonade
When you want a treat that’s as refreshing as it is potent, this strawberry basil lemonade is the canna-bee’s knees. If you don’t have an immersion blender on hand, a standard blender will get the job done.

Ingredients:

  • ⅔ cups sugar
  • 3 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup lemon juice, freshly squeezed (about 5 lemons)
  • 4-6 strawberries (tops cut off)
  • 2 ½ tbsp fresh basil
  • 4 tbsp cannabis tincture
Directions:

  1. Juice the lemons and set the juice aside in a large pitcher.
  2. Combine sugar with one cup of water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir frequently to make sure the sugar dissolves.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool at room temperature and set in the refrigerator until chilled.
  4. Add the syrup mixture to the lemon juice, along with the cannabis tincture, remaining water, strawberries, and basil.
  5. Use an immersion blender for about twenty seconds to fully blend the ingredients. When the basil is finely chopped and the lemonade has turned pink, it’s ready to be enjoyed.
  6. Serve chilled or over ice.
Cannabis Thai Iced Tea


The only thing better than sweet and creamy Thai iced tea? This tea that puts the “high” in “Chai”. Tip: keep a spoon or straw on hand to make sure the cannabutter stays properly mixed, and enjoy the goodness.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 Chai tea bags
  • 8 cups of boiling water
  • ⅓ cup of sugar
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3-5 tablespoons of melted cannabutter
Directions:

  1. Steep tea bags in the boiling water for about five minutes. Remove bags and stir in the sugar.
  2. Combine condensed milk and cannabutter in a small bowl, and mix.
  3. Fill glasses two-thirds of the way with tea and add the butter mixture to the top. It will sink, so be sure to have a straw or spoon handy to stir it back in. Drink, and enjoy!
Hot Canna-Cocoa


One of our favorite cannabis drinks, when the weather outside is frightful, this canna-cocoa recipe is so delightful. Whip up a batch of cannabis milk to make this chocolatey concoction, and you’ll be ready to curl up in front of the fire for hours.

Ingredients:

● ⅓ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder

● ¾ cup of white sugar (substitute other sweeteners if desired)

● 1 pinch of salt

● ⅓ cup of boiling water

● 3 cups of milk

● ½ cups of cannabis milk

● ¾ tsp of vanilla extract

● ½ cup half-and-half

Directions:

  1. Add sugar, cocoa, and salt to a saucepan. Pour in the boiling water, and bring to a low boil while frequently stirring for about two minutes.
  2. Slowly add milk and cannabis milk while stirring. Heat until steaming, but don’t allow the milk to reach a full boil or you’ll risk scalding.
  3. Remove from the burner, and add vanilla. Divide evenly among a few mugs, and add half-and-half to cool.
Hot Canna-Buttered Apple Cider
When the chill of fall starts to settle in the air, nothing tastes better than a cup of spiked hot apple cider. Except, that is, for this spiked hot apple cider that will get you high as the temperatures get low.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups Applejack or apple brandy
  • ¼ cup of (packed) light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp of cannabutter
  • 6 cups of apple cider (or unfiltered apple juice)
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cinnamon sticks
  • Fresh grated nutmeg
Directions:

  1. In a large pot, bring cannabutter, brown sugar, and applejack to a simmer over medium heat. Stir frequently, and simmer until the sugar and butter have both melted. Don’t allow the mixture to heat to the point of boiling, just simmering.
  2. Stir in cider, lemon juice, and cinnamon sticks. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Allow to steep for a few moments before serving. Garnish each cup with sprinkled nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.
Sparkling Pear Prosecco CannaPunch


If you’re in the mood for a drink that’s as pretty as it is potent, mix up a bowl of this pear prosecco punch. Whether you’re throwing a party your pals won’t forget or looking for a sweet porch-sipping beverage for a quiet evening, this sparkling pink punch is a lovely, refreshing choice among cannabis drink recipes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 parts pear nectar or pear juice
  • 2 parts prosecco (for a non-alcoholic option, use sparkling cider or lemon-lime soda)
  • 1 part cranberry juice
  • 10 mg-worth of cannabis tincture
  • Garnish with pear slice
Directions:

  1. Combine pear and cranberry juices in a pitcher or punch bowl. Add cannabis tincture, and gently stir to mix.
  2. Finish by pouring prosecco over the mixture. Float pear slices on top or use as a garnish in each glass.
There’s a cannabis-infused beverage for every occasion if you know how to make it. Just remember to always enjoy responsibly when you’re consuming any mind-altering concoctions.
 

momofthegoons

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CANNABIS KOMBUCHA – DIY REFRESHING TEA WITH WEED!
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Have you beenloving kombucha before it became trendy? Maybe you’ve only just heard of it. No matter your experience, this is a new one to try!

Cannabis Kombucha may improve digestion and here’s why I’m loving it:
  1. It’s natural fermentation process means that it delivers on probiotic promise – meaning: your digestive system will love it.
  2. It’s fizzy and refreshing – like drinking pop, without all of the extra chemicals and additives.
  3. You feel so chill and relaxed afterward. Who doesn’t like that feeling?
  4. The flavor infusions are endless and you can put in anything you like to add a little extra to it!
Have we got you convinced that Cannabis Kombucha is where it’s at?
We do have to warn you that making your own Cannabis Kombucha takes patience and time – so knowing that, we’d love to share with you how to brew it yourself.

Kombucha 101:

Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage, and because of it’s fermentation process it is believed that it can support a healthy digestion system.

Fermentation is great for digestion because it contains probiotics – essential for gut health!

From what we’ve researched, it also delivers in vitamin B and antioxidants.

A SCOBY is the one thing you can’t leave out – it stands for: symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast.
Yes – a SCOBY is slimy, and strange-looking – but it’s the most important element in your batch!

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As kombucha brews, it also produces vinegar and probiotics. Vinegar helps your body by killing any harmful bacteria.

The probiotics aid in digestion and may even lower inflammation! The cannabis makes it perfect with a fizzy buzz that’ll leave you feeling great!

Equipment
  • Big Cooking Pot ( enough to fit one gallon of water)
  • Wooden spoon only ( no metal)
  • Stove/Cooktop
  • Large Glass Storage JUG with sealed lid (enough to fit one gallon of water)
  • Cheesecloth of pantyhose
Ingredients
  • 1 SCOBY ( you can check online or go to natural food stores to get a start scoby)
  • 1 cup Store-bought kombucha for your first batch Any plain brand/flavor will do
  • 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar
  • 12 bags Black Tea Any brand you like
  • 1 quart Of your favorite juice Optional
  • 1 ounce Cannabis – decarbed
Instructions
  • On your stove, bring water to a boil
  • Add your sugar and stir with wooden spoon until it's all dissolved
  • Add your tea bags to the water and let it steep for 10 minutes
  • Once it's cooled to room temperature, you can remove the tea bags and transfer the liquid to a large glass jug – leave enough room at the top.
  • Pour your juice inside (optional)
  • Pour your store-bought kombucha inside
  • With very clean and sanitized hands, gently slide in your SCOBY. It's okay if it sinks or floats – let it be. Do not adjust it.
  • Dip in in your decarbed cannabis – either with cheesecloth or pantyhouse. Tighten the lid, seal it up and ensure no air can get in – this is the fermentation process.
  • Gently place your jug somewhere warm, dark, and quiet. 75-85 F is an ideal temp.
Checking on your Cannabis Kombucha
  • Leave your kombucha alone for a few days, untouched.
  • After about 4 days, check on your batch by either noticing tiny little bubbles OR taking a straw and having a small sip of your batch. It should taste sweet. Seal it back up thought, it needs to ferment more to reach the best levels!
  • Leave it for another 4-7 days. Check it every 4 days or so. When you test it, if it has the right amount of fizz and taste – then it's ready for you!
 

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