Cannabis tea has become a fashionable way for cannabis intake over the last few months. It is important to note that the tea is an infusion of cannabis where the leaves of the cannabis plant are placed in boiling water. Cannabis tea is classified as a herbal tea as opposed to a true tea.
If you were to simply add the leaves to boiling water, the tea drinker will not feel the full effects of the cannabis. A “decarboxylation” process needs to take place in order for the tea drinker to feel the psychological effects of the cannabis. If this process is not done, because the psychoactive elements of the cannabis (such as THC) are not water soluble, there will be little psychoactive effect. By dissolving THC in a vegetable oil for example, or alcohol (as found in Green Dragon), the psychoactive effect is greatly increased.
Many people who would like to use medicinal cannabis feel rather uneasy by smoking cannabis, and seek an easier and more socially acceptable way to use the substance. This is why cannabis tea has become a popular method for the older generation to use cannabis to ease symptoms associated with some of the most debilitating and chronic conditions.
According to many renowned experts in the cannabis field, cannabis tea does possess health benefits to its users. Although it is important to note that some of these effects are predictable, while many effects are not. One of the main benefits for drinking cannabis tea includes the relieving of anxiety, aswell as decreasing nausea and chronic pain. Because cannabis tea is not inhaled through the lungs (which would happen if you were smoking cannabis), using cannabis tea will not contribute to any lung problems – such as emphysema.
Another way in which cannabis tea can benefit the drinker is with helping autoimmune diseases. Pro cannabis lobbyers have cited research that highlights that symptoms of conditions such as MS and IBS may be reduced or stopped completely, by drinking cannabis tea.
There are numerous claims that by using cannabis tea, sufferers of Chrohn’s disease are able to find a vast reduction of their symptoms. This chronic condition has many symptoms such as persistent diarrhoea, aswell as bleeding. Many sufferers experience severeabdominal pain – which many people often find unbearable.
How to make Cannabis Tea?
So, what is the process for making cannabis tea?
- Use a weed grinder to grind up 0.5g of cannabis
- Boil 3 Cups of Water
- Add two tbsps of butter, or alcohol, to the boiling water.
- Add the ground cannabis
- Keep the mixture on a high heat level and stir for half an hour.
- Strain the tea
It is very simple to make, as you can see by the six step process above. Good luck with your tea making!