10 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Leftover Cannabis TrimmingsErica Smith
What do you do with the leftovers from your cannabis harvest? Of course, most growers will make cannabutter or hash, but there are other, less common ways you can utilize your trimmings to make extra money and use every part of the plant you can get your hands on. Check out these ten ways you can use your leftover cannabis trimming and see how it can benefit your next harvest!
#1 – Juicing
Cannabis juice is a new trend that is gaining traction in many regions. It not only gives you a high amount of beneficial antioxidants and nutrients but also delivers a calming sense that leaves you rejuvenated and focused.
Use leftover trimming material or stems to make your fresh cannabis juice at home. For recipes and further information, search cannabis juicing on the internet. Here are some essential tips
#2 – Butter
Smoking cannabis can be tasty, but adding it to food creates a synergistic effect. Creating cannabutter is easy as long as you have enough butter and cannabis. Combine 1/2 ounce finely ground cannabis with one stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan.
Mix over low heat until all THC is extracted from the plant material and into the butter. Then, allow it to cool for about 10 minutes before transferring it into mason jars or other airtight containers for storage in your refrigerator.
#3 – Cooking
An easy way to use your leftover cannabis trimming is by turning them into cannabis butter. First, chop up your trim and blend them in a food processor with a high-speed blender, mixer, or coffee grinder.
Next, add cream, water, salt, and pepper into a small saucepan and set them on low heat for 20 minutes until they are thoroughly softened.
When they are ready, strain out the liquid and put it in a pan to simmer over medium heat for ten more minutes or until it has reduced by one-third. The finished product should be about two tablespoons (30 ml) of concentrated butter.
#4 – Smoothies
Making a cannabis-infused smoothie might sound complicated, but it doesn’t have to be what you’ll need: a high-powered blender, cannabis trim, bananas, and ice cubes.
Add frozen bananas (and any other flavor you like), trim, and ice cubes into your blender, and blend until you get a smooth consistency. If you want your drink frosty, leave some room at the top for cream or coconut milk, which will also infuse a creamy layer.
Add chocolate syrup for an extra hit of decadence. Top with fresh fruit or nuts for even more nutritional value!
#5 – Topicals
Utilizing cannabis topicals will help you apply cannabis without combustion. For example, you can rub them into aching muscles or use them on your sore joints and migraines to bring relief. You could also make lotions and salves, as they are simple and easy to create.
Start by stirring ground-up trim into melted wax at a ratio of 1:1 or until the mixture is consistent in texture. Then, apply it like any other ointment, cocoa butter, or coconut oil. It’s a relatively easy way for novice crafters to get their feet wet with this natural medicine when they might not be as confident in their skills in making edibles, tinctures, or oils.
#6 – Tinctures
Cannabis tinctures are a great way to extract cannabinoids from leftover trim. All you need is alcohol, salt, and water.
Boil some alcohol and water together with chopped-up cannabis trim. Drain off the liquid and let it cool, then mix in your favorite cannabis-infused alcohol until you get a consistency that’s right for you!
#7 – Vaping
Vaping is a method of taking in cannabis that can be cost-effective because you can reuse your trimmings for additional vaporizer packs. So with just a dollar or two for a gram of weed, you can save all your trim and use it just for vape cartridges.
All you have to do is get some empty vape cartridges from a dispensary (or if they don’t have any, buy some inexpensive refillable ones) and put them in an oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
#8 – Edibles
Bake up a batch of these delicious brownies for your friends and family. Brownies are a perennial favorite, so why not put that cannabis trimming to use with these fantastic recipes?
It’s true; sometimes, you may have leftover cannabis trimmings after harvesting your flowers. The easy solution? Utilize it by turning it into some tasty treats!
These brownies will taste just like the old-fashioned kind. But it may be even better! Here is what you need: 3/4 cup butter or margarine, 1 cup white sugar, two eggs, two teaspoons vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 3 cups all-purpose flour—Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
#9 – Flowers (buds)
The best way to use your leftover cannabis trimming is by drying and curing them into beautiful, fragrant flowers.
This will not only produce some potent medicine but will also create a variety of concentrates that are sure to appeal to your customers. You can achieve this level of product refinement with just a few tools and ingredients.
#10 – Use them as compost
Marijuana trimmings are compost-ready after only a few weeks in the garden, so don’t throw those scraps away. Instead, mix them with other organic materials such as yard clippings or straw and make a potting mix.
Add a starter fertilizer, mix up well, and plant your desired plant immediately. These are perfect for filling in between plants with shorter roots that need more sunlight or planting under taller plants as ground cover.
How often do you find leftover cannabis trimmings after making your latest batch of edibles or cannabis tinctures? If you’re like most cannabis enthusiasts, the answer is probably quite often! Well, don’t be disheartened—with these ten ideas, you can turn those trimmings into something that will make your life a little easier.