How to Use Weed Stems

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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.