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Since pot is legal now in many states I thought it would be a good idea to have an "Official" pot thread so growers and enthusiasts as well can share tips, stories, and generally discuss the benefits of cannabis. It is now scientific fact that cannabis helps with nausea for chemo patients as well as CBD's helping with chronic pain. As an example I am curious if folks know how CBD's are made from pot? Or the importance of decarboxylation before making cannabis butter or other edibles. When do you harvest my plants for the highest potency? What kind of nutrients and how much. Inside vs outside. Questions, answers, opinions are many.

Let's discuss:
Mods...please block Ommy from posting in this thread so we don't halve to listen to his drivel

I will start out with some pics from my latest outside grow. I wrongly called these Quantum Kush in another thread. That is wrong and I negged myself. These are actually Mama Mia. They were topped about 5 times and because they were threatening to outgrow my greenhouse I employed a method called "supercropping" to control the height

Here is a pic of supercropping As you can see the stems have been crushed gently and the stem bent over 90 degrees. Shotens the plant and the bent stems will turn and reach for the light again giving you two and maybe three new colas instead of one.
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Here are some pics of the plant in flower. These should be done in the second week of October. Because of the topping and supercropping I expect about a pound and a half yield from each plant
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Those yellow and white things at the top of the pic are called YoYo's They keep branches that are to heavy with the cola from breaking. The more I need the happier I am. You will also notice some leaves turning yellow. This is because the plant is using all of it's energy to feed the colas and the fan leaves slowly die off once they are no longer needed,
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CBD is but one of many cannabinoids present in cannabis/hemp. More prevalent in hemp while THC is not and strain dependent. Some strains like AC/DC have decent CBD potency along with THC.

Decarbing converts the acidic forms of the cannabinoids (THCA, CBDA, etc) present in the plants in to the forms most are familiar with (THC, CBD). In the case of THC this makes it psychoactive, while the acidic version is not, although it still has healing properties.

Terpenes and flavonoids are equally as important to the affect strains have on us.
 

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Also, strains of hemp with high CBG and even CBC are being grown, and will become as prevalent as CBD (which is now everywhere) in coming years. They have their own medicinal purposes, and are not psychoactive either.

#calledit
 

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Also, strains of hemp with high CBG and even CBC are being grown, and will become as prevalent as CBD (which is now everywhere) in coming years. They have their own medicinal purposes, and are not psychoactive either.

#calledit
Hemp is commonly used to treat dogs for various ailments. Note to all THC can be toxic to dogs if they ingest to much. I am dealing with that as we speak. My wife had put two cookies in her overnight bag (babysitting the grandkids) and she took me to drop off my car for servicing and when we got back her 10 pound fluffball had eaten the cookies. I immediately shoved a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide down her throat to make her throw up and now she is just limp on the bed staring into space but still with us. Monitoring closely and if her tongue begins to hang then off to the vet we go.

So it really is NOT funny to get your dog loaded.
 

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CBD is but one of many cannabinoids present in cannabis/hemp. More prevalent in hemp while THC is not and strain dependent. Some strains like AC/DC have decent CBD potency along with THC.

Decarbing converts the acidic forms of the cannabinoids (THCA, CBDA, etc) present in the plants in to the forms most are familiar with (THC, CBD). In the case of THC this makes it psychoactive, while the acidic version is not, although it still has healing properties.

Terpenes and flavonoids are equally as important to the affect strains have on us.
Yes....people that claim they get high by simply ingesting weed are full of crap. Impossible because the THC does not become active unless heated.
 

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CBD is but one of many cannabinoids present in cannabis/hemp. More prevalent in hemp while THC is not and strain dependent. Some strains like AC/DC have decent CBD potency along with THC.

Decarbing converts the acidic forms of the cannabinoids (THCA, CBDA, etc) present in the plants in to the forms most are familiar with (THC, CBD). In the case of THC this makes it psychoactive, while the acidic version is not, although it still has healing properties.

Terpenes and flavonoids are equally as important to the affect strains have on us.
Do you Decarb for butter or oil recipes?
I never have but am still able to make some potent shit.
Would decarbing help me out even more?
 

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Do you Decarb for butter or oil recipes?
I never have but am still able to make some potent shit.
Would decarbing help me out even more?
Yes....decarbing would give you the full potency. By simply puring crushed up weed in brownies you still get a type of decarb because you cook the brownies and that activates the THC. Would be even better if you break your buds (I use the sugar leaves and small popcorn buds for mine) in small pieces. (Do NOT grind it to pulp.) Put it on a cookie tray and bake at 240 for 40 minutes. Then add to your butter or brownies etc.

How do you make your butter? Pic of mine.

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Yes....decarbing would give you the full potency. By simply puring crushed up weed in brownies you still get a type of decarb because you cook the brownies and that activates the THC. Would be even better if you break your buds (I use the sugar leaves and small popcorn buds for mine) in small pieces. (Do NOT grind it to pulp.) Put it on a cookie tray and bake at 240 for 40 minutes. Then add to your butter or brownies etc.

How do you make your butter? Pic of mine.

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Thanks.

I buy 2 pounds of irish real butter. and I do the double boiler method. I was however grinding it all up and throwing it into simmering butter. Then i stir for 3 to 4 hrs.
I do this because i have a tendency to burn it if i dont use the double boiler.
This makes enough butter for most of the year.
I use it as a sleep aid.
i smoke it for my cataracts😂
 

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Hemp is commonly used to treat dogs for various ailments. Note to all THC can be toxic to dogs if they ingest to much. I am dealing with that as we speak. My wife had put two cookies in her overnight bag (babysitting the grandkids) and she took me to drop off my car for servicing and when we got back her 10 pound fluffball had eaten the cookies. I immediately shoved a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide down her throat to make her throw up and now she is just limp on the bed staring into space but still with us. Monitoring closely and if her tongue begins to hang then off to the vet we go.

So it really is NOT funny to get your dog loaded.
No it is not. They have way more receptors in their brains, doesn't take much.
 

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Thanks.

I buy 2 pounds of irish real butter. and I do the double boiler method. I was however grinding it all up and throwing it into simmering butter. Then i stir for 3 to 4 hrs.
I do this because i have a tendency to burn it if i dont use the double boiler.
This makes enough butter for most of the year.
I use it as a sleep aid.
i smoke it for my cataracts😂
Question....do you add a cup of water to the butter ? It will keep it from burning. I use one pound of butter salted. Same boiler method. 3 to 4 hours. Makes 2 batches of cookies. By heating the pot in the butter you are doing somewhat of a decarb but not as well as if you just tore it in little pieces and put it on a cookie tray and baked at 240 for 40 min first. Then use cheesecloth to strain it into a bowl when done.

PS...the water separates to the bottom of the butter as it cools. Once set break the butter loose and toss the water.
 

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Hemp is commonly used to treat dogs for various ailments. Note to all THC can be toxic to dogs if they ingest to much. I am dealing with that as we speak. My wife had put two cookies in her overnight bag (babysitting the grandkids) and she took me to drop off my car for servicing and when we got back her 10 pound fluffball had eaten the cookies. I immediately shoved a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide down her throat to make her throw up and now she is just limp on the bed staring into space but still with us. Monitoring closely and if her tongue begins to hang then off to the vet we go.

So it really is NOT funny to get your dog loaded.
Hope dog is ok.
 

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Hope dog is ok.
Thanks Urblock. Looks touch and go right now. Called the vet and they said to just leave her alone and wait it out. Said that is all they would do since she ate them at 8:30 this morning and it is 2:30 now Tried to get her to throw up but she never did so all we can do is hope she comes out of it.
 

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CBD is but one of many cannabinoids present in cannabis/hemp. More prevalent in hemp while THC is not and strain dependent. Some strains like AC/DC have decent CBD potency along with THC.

Decarbing converts the acidic forms of the cannabinoids (THCA, CBDA, etc) present in the plants in to the forms most are familiar with (THC, CBD). In the case of THC this makes it psychoactive, while the acidic version is not, although it still has healing properties.

Terpenes and flavonoids are equally as important to the affect strains have on us.

Like YOU know what you're talking about...



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CBD is but one of many cannabinoids present in cannabis/hemp. More prevalent in hemp while THC is not and strain dependent. Some strains like AC/DC have decent CBD potency along with THC.

Decarbing converts the acidic forms of the cannabinoids (THCA, CBDA, etc) present in the plants in to the forms most are familiar with (THC, CBD). In the case of THC this makes it psychoactive, while the acidic version is not, although it still has healing properties.

Terpenes and flavonoids are equally as important to the affect strains have on us.
This^^^^^^^^ As it was explained to me (dummy) to get high you need to take the THCA and get rid of the A leaving only the THC. This is done by heating it.

Is that an ok layman's explanation @ruprecht ?
 

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Question....do you add a cup of water to the butter ? It will keep it from burning. I use one pound of butter salted. Same boiler method. 3 to 4 hours. Makes 2 batches of cookies. By heating the pot in the butter you are doing somewhat of a decarb but not as well as if you just tore it in little pieces and put it on a cookie tray and baked at 240 for 40 min first. Then use cheesecloth to strain it into a bowl when done.

PS...the water separates to the bottom of the butter as it cools. Once set break the butter loose and toss the water.
I do add the water. And my butter looks very much like yours in the pic.
Have you ever done the crocpot method? I haven't but like the idea of setting it on low and going off to work to come back to some done butter. But here in MD, it isnt worth it to go sending those odors wafting into the neighborhood.

I can't wait for the days when it is legal. I love growing stuff and this would be a hobby.
 

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I do add the water. And my butter looks very much like yours in the pic.
Have you ever done the crocpot method? I haven't but like the idea of setting it on low and going off to work to come back to some done butter. But here in MD, it isnt worth it to go sending those odors wafting into the neighborhood.

I can't wait for the days when it is legal. I love growing stuff and this would be a hobby.
I have not tried the crockpot method. Will have to check it out. This is entirely a hobby of mine as I refuse to sell it and I probably have three pounds stored in my freezer so it won't go bad. My wife just shakes her head when I tell her I am going to try something new. My next experiment is to do "scrog" method in my hydro tent and see if I can double my yield over the last time I did it. I am also looking at trying "boutique" pot. Average pot THC content is 10 to 20 percent. Boutique reaches 95 percent.
 

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I have not tried the crockpot method. Will have to check it out. This is entirely a hobby of mine as I refuse to sell it and I probably have three pounds stored in my freezer so it won't go bad. My wife just shakes her head when I tell her I am going to try something new. My next experiment is to do "scrog" method in my hydro tent and see if I can double my yield over the last time I did it. I am also looking at trying "boutique" pot. Average pot THC content is 10 to 20 percent. Boutique reaches 95 percent.
I noticed your plants were very bushy. Are you "S" curl shaping them? Everytime I have ever Johnny Appleseeded my property, they grow 8-9-10 feet tall! Be nice to condense that.
 
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