According to a recent poll commissioned by Sapphire, a major medical cannabis clinic, 1.8 million people in the UK also use black market cannabis. Allegedly, the annual amount spent in the UK on black market weed is £3.5 billion. So how can users reduce spend, and make your cannabis last longer?
Make cannabis last longer
- Use a dry herb vaporizer
- Take a T break
- Use AVB for edibles
- Use oils and tinctures
- Collect kief
- Mix with CBD flower
- Store your bud properly
1. Use a dry herb vaporizer:
Vaporizing cannabis is more efficient. It heats cannabis to a temperature that releases the active ingredients without burning. It therefore preserves more cannabinoids.
2. Take a T break
A tolerance break or “T break” is a period of abstinence from cannabis. If you feel like youve got a high tolerance and have to consume more weed to get the effects you need, then a few days off can help reset and make bud last longer.
3. Use AVB for edibles
“AVB” stands for “already vaped bud.” After vaporizing cannabis, the leftover material can be used to make edibles. The cannabis has already been decarboxylated through the vaporization process, so it is ready to use in recipes without any further processing. Good for brownies, cookies, or gummies!
4. Use oils and tinctures:
Oils and tinctures are highly concentrated forms of cannabis that can be used to stretch out a supply. Depending on how much AVB you use, they can be more potent than flower and used in smaller quantities. Patients can also use a dropper to accurately measure their dosage, which can help reduce waste.
5. Collect kief:
Kief is the trichome resin that collects at the bottom of a grinder. This highly potent substance can be collected. You can sprinkle kief on top of flower or even make hash from it.
6. Mix with CBD flower:
CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that can counteract some of the psychoactive effects of THC. It’s generally cheaper than THC flower, and can be used to keep tolerance down by creating an overall mix of CBD and THC flower that is less potent.
7. Store your bud properly.
Making sure that your cannabis flower is stored correctly will help to keep its potency, and stop it drying out.
The plastic tubs provided by UK pharmacies for medical cannabis are not sufficient for keeping the flower in its right state, but the rules for patients do state that it should be kept inside the provided tub.
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