Vape pens have some perks over smoking, with one of the biggest ones being that marijuana doesn’t go through a combustion process. Thanks to this, the process results in no ash, which means healthier lungs and an extended life of your cannabis.
While most of the THC in marijuana disappears when vaped — especially if your vape pen has really high convection heating — there are some remaining cannabinoids that can be reused in different and sometimes even potent ways. Here are some things you can do if you don’t feel like throwing away that bud remnant.
Prepare some edibles
The easiest and most logical thing to do with your little bits of weed would be to prepare something delicious with them, hoping to get relaxed and maybe even a little bit high. Baking is always a great idea with all kinds of marijuana, masking the weedy flavor and bringing out the perks in the cannabinoids. Since the marijuana has already gone through the vape pen, it means that it’s ready to use, making it easier to add into your cooking. Just be careful; there’s no way of knowing how potent your edible is going to be.
Add them to food
Since the cannabis has already been combusted, you can simply sprinkle it into any dish or snack you want. You can water cure it in order to remove the strong flavor by putting the marijuana in a cheesecloth and letting it marinate in water over a couple of days, or you can add it to really strong flavors that can mask the taste. Peanut butter, Nutella and hot sauce are really good options for this.
Coffee and tea
Cannabis infusions are very popular, providing the right amount of chill and fun to get your morning started. Choose coffee or teas that have strong flavors or use creamers and sweeteners in order to mask the taste. To add in the cannabis simply add a serving in the same place where you brew your coffee. For a cup of tea, add in the cannabis with your tea leaves and allow them to brew. Cannabis infused drinks demand some trial and error; these flavors can take a while to get used to and you may need to try out different combinations in order to find the drink that pleases you the most.
Prepare capsules or oils
If you’re someone who likes to get crafty and creative, your vaporized cannabis can be packaged into almost anything. Infused oils, like coconut are very easy to prepare. Simply mix in the cannabis with the coconut oil and cook it slowly for a few hours, stirring occasionally to prevent the product from sticking. Strain the oil in order to get rid of the plant material.
If you want to prepare capsules, which can be carried around discreetly and consumed whenever, you just need to purchase empty gel capsules and fill them in with vaporized cannabis. While this process takes a while to have some effect, it’s one that is very simple and that allows you to get rid of your leftovers without much fuss.