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So, awhile back one of you asked if you could get high off of tea made by boiling marijuana stems in water. When we asked you what you thought about, 37% of the responses said that there was not a chance in hell that this would work, 34% were unsure, and only 29% thought that this could work. Well, we’re here with an answer for you that some of you might not like to hear.
It doesn’t work, there’s not a chance in hell that you can get high off of “stem tea”. This came as a real disappointment to us, but we got over it pretty quickly.
So, if you want to make a drink you can get high off of, follow the directions below. And, sorry we’ve been holding out on you for so long. We busted this myth a while back, but thought it would be most appropriate to release the results on Drinko, I mean Cinco, de Mayo.
You see, THC does not dissolve in water. However, it does dissolve in fat and alcohol. That’s why you can make cannabutter, because butter contains lots of fat molecules for the THC to bond with. But, there is also a concoction known as “green dragon”, which uses alcohol to bond with the THC instead of fat. Now, don’t be disappointed if you’re not 21 yet and can’t get your hands on any alcohol, we have a method that is practical for stoners of all ages.
Now, you are obviously going to need some type of alcohol to do this yourself. Everclear works best, moonshine would be even better if you have it, Bacardi 151, you need something with very high alcohol content. The higher the alcohol content the easier it is, and the more potent brew you will end up with. Now, here’s something I bet you didn’t know. You can get 166 proof (that means 83%) alcohol at any major grocery store in the United States, even if you aren’t 21. You need to go to the baking aisle and get McCormick’s Pure Lemon Extract, but don’t drink it. Now, because that was said of course someone is going to drink it, so when that happens; post a comment so we know how miserable it was. For the rest of the post we are going to use the term extract, if you choose to use everclear or whatever just substitute that every where we say extract.
You’re going to need about one ounce of extract for every gram of weed you plan to use. Grind up your weed and place it on a plate, microwave it for 10 seconds, four times, allowing it to cool to room temperature between each time you zap it. Take the extract and pour it in a coffee mug or measuring cup and stir in your weed, after its been microwaved. Don’t microwave the extract.
You need to create a double boiler, which means place the mug or measuring cup in a pot of boiling water. Make sure the water doesn’t pour into the mug, and let the mixture heat up. If the extract starts to boil, take the pot off the heat, let it cool, and then put it back on the heat. You don’y want the extract to boil, you want it to be just under boiling. If you have a thermometer keep the extract at 165 degrees Fahrenheit, if not just makes sure it doesn’t boil. After its been on the heat for 20 minutes, take it off and let it cool down. Filter it with a coffee filter or paper towel, and then admire your creation. It will be very green, your very own green dragon. We recommend that you mix the green dragon with another beverage for your taste buds sake, but we don’t judge. Drink it however you want, and let the good times roll.
If anyone needs any clarification on any of this process, send us an email or post a comment below. We wish everyone a very green Cinco de Mayo. And, hope that you all enjoy your new favorite drink.
First of all there are over 25,000 well known and documented uses for hemp, for matters of time we will focus on a small percentage of those uses. But, before we begin. What is hemp?
Hemp is the fiber that is obtained by growing certain strains of marijuana. The strain of marijuana that is used to produce hemp is not good for producing herb to smoke, its an either or kind of thing. However, because it is a strain of cannabis it is illegal in the United States. The United States is the largest consumer of hemp products and we are the largest importer of hemp in the world. On the other side of the spectrum, China is the world’s largest exporter of hemp.
The seeds of the plant are highly nutritious, and growing hemp could help fight world hunger. The oil from the seeds, just like petroleum, could be turned into plastic and used for anything that is made from plastic. The stalk of the hemp plant can be used to make paper, and rope, and clothes. Hemp can be turned into ethanol, which can power a car. Hemp is the best biomass to use for making ethanol, because it is the most productive and grows the fastest. Henry Ford advocated the use of ethanol to power cars. The inventor of the car, in essence, wanted his invention to be powered by marijuana. But, back to paper. Since marijuana grows every year, no tress need to be cut down, and no one needs to wait 25 years for them to be ready. By using an acre of land to grow hemp instead of trees, you could generate 4.1 times the amount of paper. Hemp can be used to make soap, which is biodegradable.
Now, keep in mind. While hemp is a type of marijuana you can’t get high from it. The government used to tell people to grow hemp. George Washington grew hemp, so did man of the other Founding Fathers. During WWII farmers were ordered to grow hemp in order to make parachute cables for the troops fighting in Europe. That’s right hemp is strong enough to use for parachute cables. In the early days of America, when we were just colonies, farmers HAD to grow hemp. And, another thing I forgot to mention.
Henry Ford. Actually made a car out of hemp. The frame was made of hemp, and guess what? It was ten times stronger than a steel frame. The seats were made of hemp. The stick shift was made of hemp resin, and turned into plastic. Better yet, based on what I already told you. Guess what the car ran on? You got it, hemp. Hemp, and the whole marijuana family of plants, is one of the best discoveries throughout the course of human history. Seeing as hemp can be used to power a car, let me drop this statistic on you. If we planted 6% of the total United States land area in hemp, we could power the whole country on biomass fuel. A measly 6%, thats like what you pay in sales tax, that’s nothing. In fact, the sales tax off of all the products we could make from hemp would generate millions of dollars in revenue. We could more equally balance are imports and are exports.
As Jack Herer has preached for decades, hemp can save America, if we let it.
If you have any questions about hemp, the difference between hemp and marijuana, or more uses for hemp, let us know. We will be happy to help. And remember, we’re on Facebook, Twitter, and we have email. Check our other pages, and vote in our polls. Sorry the last post was so irrelevant, but it needed to be said.