Cooking - Stems

Discussion in 'Cannabis' started by Colby, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Colby

    Colby Newbie

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    Ok, I have heard some things about stems. Personally, I do not know if this is true at all, cuz I dont really like stems, just sorta like the taste of straight bud. BUT my friend who I was smoking with was loading a bowl, and broke the bud apart and loaded it. Had the stem in his hand, then started chewing it, he told me that I guess the stems have the most THC out of all the weed.. is this true? I have basically only heard bad thing about stems like it gives you headaches, and fucks up yournut or something. What I would like to know is does the stems really contain the most THC out of the weed? Or is this just a urban myth
     
  2. Woodman

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    Don't shew or smoke stems.
    Your friend has been smoking too much weed.

    Make pot butter, instead.

    You can chop bud-stems up with a butcher's knife
    into small particles.

    Mix two tablespoons of stem with 1/4-1/3 cup of
    melted butter and allow butter to simmer at low heat
    for 1-2 hours.

    Sift the stems in a paper coffee filter or a paper
    towel, and wring it tightly to extract the remaining oils
    in the chopped stems.

    Discard the stems and use the butter in cookies or
    brownies. You can also refrigerate it to use later.Edited by: woodman
     
  3. RoboCop

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    Can you eat the ganja butter straight?
     
  4. hacnslash

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    sure but do YOU like the taste of raw butter!?[​IMG]
     
  5. RoboCop

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    Yes, yes I do. Mmmmmm butter. I wouldn't have any problem eating some ganja butter straight.
     
  6. GravityBong_Pro

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    that butter stuff is sick straight.. and alot of people think it is too [​IMG] robo is just hardcore and wants a mad high. as for cooking with stems? i heard stems have 0 thc and 0 of the other stuff(which i dont feel like looking up) your just wasting your time. as for your friend... let him chew on him.. maybe yall had some bad ass weed and he thought he was a cow.. that can be my only excuse..
     
  7. sunyata

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    You can also make very decent hash-oil from stems, just check out the extraction techniques other places on the forum, all you need is Butane lighter fluid, and a lot of stems, of course.
     
  8. poweredbyhate

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    The stems don't contain THC, or at least not nearly as much as the
    buds. However, the stems are obviously in contact with the buds
    and therefore with the resin glands, so there will be some residual THC
    present on the stems. That's why a lot of people use stems to
    make cannabutter, oil or tea. When I harvest my plants, I use as
    much of the plant as possible. I don't like wasting the leaves
    and stems, so I use them to make butter for baking or sometimes I'll
    make a bit of oil. As for the stems giving you headaches or
    causing other problems, that's got to be a myth.
     
  9. scrappy

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    Shitty weed ($20 an eighth or less) gives me headaches. Stems just taste like shit but they do get you high. Holding in a stem hit is almost as bad as ghosting a cigarette. I alwaysthrow away all my stems but now I'll save them for hash-oil. Thx for the info.
     
  10. D.U.M.B

    D.U.M.B Gold Member

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    I have had some nice stoned nights after eating some brownies etc. made with the "worst" green on the plant and stems.

    But dunno if you can just chew stems to get high, doubt it.
     
  11. scrappy

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    purely speculation but I think you could get high off chewing them...I'd hate to see how many stems it'd take to get high though...
     
  12. knowname

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    From what I know, the skin of stems contain some thc, the inside is just like cellulose and other plant stuff
     
  13. Df1337

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    There is some Thc as said above on the skin of the stems, but as for
    chewing them.... I don't think so. I have never tried to use
    stems for put butter, but shall now try in the future. I have
    smoked stems in desperation/curiuosity before and seemed to get high
    for around 30 minutes. This could have been a placebo effect or maybe
    just resin from my bowl.
     
  14. The_Great_Sage

    The_Great_Sage Newbie

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    well i sometimes chew on them just to make my selfthink i get higher but when i do i usually have a noob around to eat all of them and i chew on like a small one



    (its not that i like to torture the noobs but its soooooo funny)