PSA: Don’t Smoke Those Stems
These are crazy times, so it’s not that weird that you’re looking at your bowl of weed stems and contemplating smoking them. Waste not, want not, right?
As nice as it is to reduce waste and be resourceful, smoking stems isn’t the way to go.
If stems are all you have left, then you’ve already smoked the good stuff.
Stems contain almost no THC. What little may be in there doesn’t even come close to being enough to produce a high.
The negligible amount of THC in stems isn’t worth the unpleasant effects and risk to your lungs that come with smoking.
Inhaling smoke harms your lungs. It doesn’t matter if it’s bud, seed, tobacco, or burning wood. Toxins and carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) are released from the combustion of materials, even stems. This damages your lungs and increases your risk for cancer and heart and lung diseases.
Smoke effects aside, smoking stems can cause:
- a raging headache
- a sore throat
It’ll also taste like you’re smoking wood chips.
Some people on Reddit and other forums who admit to having smoked weed stems also reported uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, like nausea and abdominal pain.
Nope. You shouldn’t smoke those either.
Marijuana seeds aren’t going to get you high no matter how many you crush and smoke. There’s just not enough THC in the seeds to produce any effects.
Lighting them up will create a lot of snap, crackle, and pop. The acrid smoke will irritate your throat and damage your lungs like other smoke. But that’s about it.
Stems and seeds aren’t worth smoking, but that doesn’t mean they’re entirely useless. You may be able to use lingering stems and seeds. Exactly what you can do with them depends on how many you have.
If you just have a few seeds kicking around, you could plant them and try growing your own stash (if you live in an area where this is permitted, of course).
Have an abundance of stems and seeds to play with? Consider eating it.
Here are some ways to make it appetizing.
Brew some stem tea
Before getting your brew on, you’ll want to bake the stems on a baking sheet in the oven for around 45 minutes at 225°F (107°C). When done, let the stems cool, and then grind them up.
Put your ground stems in a tea diffuser and let them steep in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can steep your ground stems in a pot of boiling water and then place a coffee filter over your mug and pour so it strains your brew.
Make stem butter
Who doesn’t like butter?
Just like when making tea from weed stems, you’ll want to bake your stems in the oven at 225°F (107°C) for 45 minutes and let them cool before grinding.
Place some butter in a pan and melt over low heat. Once the butter’s completely melted, add the ground stems and let simmer for around 30 minutes, stirring often.
To strain it, cheesecloth works best. Just secure the cheesecloth over a glass jar with a rubber band, and slowly pour the butter over the cloth. Let the butter cool and — voilà — stem butter!
It might be tempting to smoke all those stems that are gathering dust in your jar, but you may want to think twice before lighting up.
Can You Smoke Marijuana Seeds? You Must Read This First!
by Nikolay Stoyanov February 17, 2020, 9:25 am 3.8k Views 100 Votes
If you love marijuana as much as we do, you’ve probably wondered a lot of different things.
For example, you might’ve come across cannabis seeds during your journey. Although this might sound strange, there are a lot of people who tried to smoke marijuana seeds.
This is something that comes out of curiosity and isn’t necessarily bad. Still, there are a few things you need to know about weed seeds.
Understanding the difference between different plant sexes
First of all, let’s talk about some basic differences between female, male, and hermaphrodite plants.
The female plants are most important during the cannabis growing process. We get our cannabis from them, and it isn’t uncommon for male seeds to be discarded along the way.
While male seeds are important, they don’t carry female buds. They do create pollen, which allows female plants to grow. Still, marijuana growers need to be very careful when pairing these two.
Male weed plants are removed quickly from female plants as their pollen can lead to a small number of cannabis seeds in the marijuana colas.
Similar goes for hermaphrodites as for the male plants. This is cannabis with two sets of reproductive organs. And while the female part is not an issue, the male part can lead to the pollination of female cannabis, which is something you don’t want.
Like with male plants, it is necessary to remove them as soon as possible.
What if cannabis seeds do not have weed nuggets?
Pollination occurs when male pollen comes in contact with white hairs that are located on female cannabis. At this moment, pot seedlings are created.
But, although it might seem tempting to smoke marijuana seeds, you should definitely avoid doing it. It would only give you a headache.
When talking about cannabis seeds that are located on the nuggets, you also need to avoid them. They can also lead to a lot of discomfort without providing any positive effect.
I still want to smoke marijuana seeds… Read this first!
Cannabis seeds should be avoided at all costs. They are very important for growth, but they won’t give you the same marijuana high as weed leaves do.
The consumption of cannabis seeds leads to headaches and other nasty stuff. If you try to bypass this by, for example, using seeds as edibles, the results will be the same.
The pot seeds can often be found when you buy pot on the black market. If you’re buying it from a reputable online cannabis seed shop or marijuana dispensary, there is almost no chance that this would happen.
Avoiding smoking marijuana seeds is especially important for people who are in treatment. If you’re trying to get pain relief or to treat some other issue, the last thing you need is smoking a weed plant that will make you feel even worse.
On the flip side, if you’re smoking it because of THC, keep in mind that seeds don’t have the same psychedelic effect as does standard marijuana.
Should I use seeds for growing weed?
A lot of people are reluctant to throw away the seeds once they find them. They will do everything in their power to utilize them in some way, which is why a lot of consumers will consider growing pot.
This isn’t as easy as it seems. First of all, you will have to consider your state’s marijuana laws. Perhaps it’s illegal to use cannabis in such a way? Even if you have the opportunity, growing weed on a scale can be really troublesome.
What you can do is try to wing it.
You can try growing marijuana with minimal effort and whatever happens, happens. In that sense, it is much better to grow it outside. You will have to learn a bit about cannabis growing beforehand just so you avoid some silly mistakes.
Even then, you will probably encounter some other issues.
For example, when you get cannabis seeds in your package, it is really hard to tell their origin. They might be male plants, which are basically useless to you. So, you might start growing cannabis in your backyard just to realize it was for nothing.
However, that doesn’t mean you should turn your back on cannabis growing. Nevertheless, if you wish to do it, make sure to do it the right way. Buy marijuana seeds from one of the reputable online stores, and get proper equipment.
Can You Smoke Marijuana Seeds? You Must Read This First! by Nikolay Stoyanov February 17, 2020, 9:25 am 3.8k Views 100 Votes If you love marijuana as much as we do, you’ve probably