How to Use Weed Stems
Ok, so you have grown some weed plants, you have harvested the buds, and are now drying and curing them for smoking, vaping, or cooking. However, you will have a bunch of weed stems left over, both the big stalk from the whole plant and the smaller stems from the branches.
Brew Tea (or Hot Cocoa)
Tea is a popular choice for quick use of stems. It can be made with water (for flavour only) or a high-fat liquid like coconut oil or half-and-half (which will absorb the CBD so you can get high). To make stem tea, decarboxylate your stems then grind them and wrap in a coffee filter/DIY tea bag. Simmer on low heat for a minimum of seven minutes then mix with your favourite tea or hot cocoa.
Make Your Own Topicals
Weed topicals are becoming increasingly popular thanks to their amazing therapeutic potential. With a few stems and basic supplies, you can make your own at home. Just use a basic hemp topical recipe then add your choice of skin-friendly vitamins and essential oils. Peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender, for example, are excellent pain relievers, too.
Make a Hemp Wick
For those who want to avoid butane fumes when smoking off of a pipe, hemp wicks can be an excellent solution. To make your own hemp wick, strip long stems or left-over stalks using a sharp blade until you gather multiple long, stringy fibers. Twist the fibers together tightly to form a rope then fold the rope over and twist again. Dip the twisted fiber in beeswax, wipe of excess then allow it to dry.