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Don't Throw Those Stems Out! Make Stem Oil

Posted by Dizledot , in Cooking with Marijuana 03 August 2011 · 17,828 views

Another recipe using yet another part of this great healer that we just toss out! My last "recycle" recipe was using root balls for topical applications. The stem oil is used in recipes or taken as is.

1) grind stems or cut up into small pieces. A coffee grinder will do the job nicely

2) In slow cooker add stems and enough oil of your choice (olive, canola, coconut etc.) to thoroughly cover stems. You may need to add oil to compensate for the loss of oil due to the stems absorbing oil as they soften and cook.

3) Cook on low for 12 hours. Once you reach the 12 hour mark turn off slow cooker and let it sit for 12 hours. You will need to cook the mixture for two 12 hour cycles.

4) After second cycle of cooking cool and strain.

This mixture can be use as normal in any recipe calling for oil. Some will substitute butter for the choice of oil that is used to replace the oil loss from the stems softening and absorbing the oil as well as there are those who will make this mix with all butter. I have not found one method superior to the other. You will not get that THC high or buzz from this mixture because the stems are high in CBD, but you will get a subtle deep body relaxation and pain relief with use. If you desire the THC effect add ground buds to make a 50/50 mix and cook in the same manner.

Happy Cooking!!!

Aug 04 2011 05:03 AM
Thanks for posting this. I have been looking for a recipe to use the left overs in, and I am sure this will fill that need!
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very nice and helpful thank you
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I've heard about using the stems but this is the first receipe I've come across. I'm going to try it within the next couple of weeks and I will post my findings. Thanks for posting!
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Never tried it in oil. I put stems in my tincture,didn't know about the CBD . I knew there had to be something in stems, I liked to chew on them. lol
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