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Who doesn't know marijuana leaves? If there is something that makes the unmistakable cannabis are its leaves. Currently it appears in: clothes, wallets, creams (in supermarkets and pharmacies) and many more everyday products.
Marijuana leaves They are an organ of plants, born on the stem and / or branches, usually green and flat. Depending on the type of tree or plant they can have many different forms. The leaves are the main organs what perform photosynthesis and perspiration.
What functions do marijuana leaves perform?
The main function of marijuana leaves is to perform photosynthesis The leaves capture sunlight and through a series of chemical processes, transform inorganic matter into food assimilable by plants. The more light they are able to capture the plants, the faster they carry out their processes, therefore, they develop rapidly.
Another of his important functions is that of perspiration. In the lower part of the leaf (underside), there are stomata (tiny holes, which allow the flow of air to attract inside: oxygen (O2), water vapor and carbon dioxide (CO2).
How many types of marijuana leaves exist?
exist three types of marijuana leaves:
- Sativa marijuana leaves: They are elongated leaves and narrow leaflets. They have a light green color and can have up to 13 leaflets.
- Indica marijuana leaves: Very wide leaves and an intense green color. They usually have between 7 and 9 leaflets.
- Ruderalis marijuana leaves: They are more similar to sativas, are thinner leaves and with few leaflets (3 to 5).
What are the parts of marijuana leaves?
In the marijuana leaves we can distinguish the following parts:
- Nerve: The vascular system of the leaves is divided into: major and minor venation.
- Petiole: It is an appendix of the leaf that helps hold it to the stem.
- Rachis: It is the union between the petiole and the leaflets.
- Leaflets: Parts in which the limbo is divided.
- Limbo: Widest part of the sheet. It consists of the beam and the reverse.
- Make: It is the upper part of the leaf, it has a thicker skin and a more intense green than the underside.
- Underside: Lower area of the leaf, is where the stomata are found.
The Leaves are a clear indication of the health and condition of the plant. If food is missing or left over, the leaves will show through deficiencies or overfertilizations, what element should we add or perform a good root wash. Pests or fungi can also be recognized by the marks they leave on the leaves or other parts of the plant.
In addition, the sheets may change color for various reasons. For example, if a leaf becomes purple it may be due to a lack of Phosphorus or low temperatures. However, if the leaves of the lower part of the plant yellow, it is likely that we are facing a lack of nitrogen.
What to do with marijuana leaves?
Get the most out match your weed: drinks, recipes, cosmetics and much more.
The most widespread way of consuming the marijuana leaves It's smoking her. But marijuana has many other uses, perhaps not as well known. And it is that marijuana is like pork: everything is used. Do you want to know how to get the most out of your plant? We tell you in this post.
Marijuana leaves for culinary use
In previous posts we have talked about drying and curing from marijuana leaves. On this occasion, we present the great opportunities for consumption offered by the cannabis plant. That is, you can use part of your cannabis crop to smoke it. But you can also reserve a section to incorporate it into your recipes. Your dishes and desserts will not be the same with this special touch!
Surprise your guests with a tasty sponge cake, a delicious risotto, pizza, cookies and a long etcetera. If you are all a kitchenette, here are some gourmet recipes based on marijuana with which to delight your palate and experiment with intense aromas and flavors. Put on your apron and get to work! Of course, keep in mind that for culinary use, marijuana leaves should be baked or cooked; You can't eat raw. You should also take special care with the dose, since marijuana has a greater psychoactive power and its effect is longer when ingested.
You can also take advantage of marijuana leaves to make butter. To do this, you must place the butter in a saucepan or pan over low heat, along with the amount you want of chopped grass in small pieces. Let it heat for about 30 minutes, stirring constantly, preventing it from burning. Finally pass it through a strainer and … voilà. You already have your marijuana butter ready! Store it in the fridge for a few hours and then separate the butter from the water and again we will store it in the fridge ready for consumption. When compacting you can use it for the famous brownies or cookies.
In the same way, you can make your own marijuana oil quickly and easily.
Marijuana drinks: tea, coffee, beer and wine
With marijuana leaves We can also make drinks. The most common way to drink marijuana is with an infusion. Thus, marijuana tea is a relaxing drink that provides a calming effect, perfect for relieving pain or stress. To extract THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the potent chemical in marijuana) you have to heat a portion of butter or other fat along with the tea. You can flavor the drink by adding some tea leaves and even prepare a delicious mixture of Chai tea and milk. If you don't want to prepare a potent drink, you can soak the ground marijuana buds in hot water to create an herbal drink that is relaxing on its own.
But there are many others cannabis-based drinks. The market offers an extensive offer of products such as energy drinks with CBD for athletes, lemonades, soft drinks, beer, wine or coffee. Why did you never think that marijuana leaves could have so many forms of consumption?
Well that's not all. The cannabis has also conquered the cosmetic sector, especially for the elaboration of oils and lotions with medicinal and therapeutic properties. Thus, cannabis oil is a natural option to combat pain in inflammations and diseases such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, migraines, etc.
As he explains in his body blog, the steps to follow to elaborate cannabis oil They are as follows:
- Crush the buds and fill with them a glass jar.
- Add the extra virgin olive oil necessary to cover them.
- Heat it at 100ºC for two hours (it can be done in a water bath).
- Leave 3 days in the dark, stirring several times.
- Finally it is strained and deposited in a sterile boat that is kept safe from light.
If we prefer to make a cream for pain, you can see this recipe on the portal of cannabis.es, it is taught to make your own ointment from leaves or buds.
Any rest of the crop that has resin serves us to make extractions, oils, or butter. The small leaves of the manicure of flowers or tiny buds (not finished forming) of the lower part of the plant can be used for many uses. Large sheets that have no resin are not valid for these purposes.
When making tea, we must first heat the leaves or flowers in milk, but without boiling. Cannabis is fat soluble, this means that cannabinoids only break loose in fatty acids. As it is not water soluble, we do not have to use water as a medium, because the cannabinoids would continue in the flower or marijuana leaves.
To improve our creams we can add aloe vera extract to promote skin absorption. In case of wanting to increase the anti-inflammatory power we will incorporate pinene (natural terpene of the plant).
With the rest of our crops we can easily make dry hashish (Dryhash), with a sieve or a washing machine. Before doing it, we will put the vegetable matter in the freezer for 24 hours, then the resin glands will detach much more easily. Any type of homemade extraction is much richer than, any commercial extraction of those found on the black market. Let's support self-cultivation!
As you can see, there are many other ways to consume marijuana. Did you know them all? Have you dared to experiment with cooking? Tell us!
Here’s what you need to know before seeing your regional medical dispensary:You may need a doctor’s recommendation, medical cannabis certificate, and/or whatever proper documentation is required by your condition. Ordinarily, you must be 18 or older to qualify for a medical consent, but exceptions could be made in some states for minors with particularly debilitating conditions. You will often register with a medicinal dispensary. This is to keep your medical cannabis recommendation or certificate on file for regulatory and legal purposes. There will be a waiting space. This is to control the circulation of patients and product, but a straightforward dividing wall gives patients solitude and direct one-on-one contact with a budtender to discuss medical issues. Many times, but not always, your purchases will be monitored by medical dispensaries. This procedure can assist budtenders and patients track effective medicine as well as possess a living listing of manufacturers and goods for future reference and follow up. Medicinal dispensaries usually allow you to smell and analyze the buds prior to buy. This may differ from state-to-state.
DOES AN APPLICANT NEED MUNICIPAL APPROVAL BEFORE RECEIVING A RETAIL CANNABIS LICENSE? Yes, municipal approval is required prior to the AGLC will issue a retail cannabis license. Applicants should get in touch with their planned municipality to find out requirements concerning municipal retail cannabis legislation, zoning requirements, land-use restrictions, and place requirements concerning how close a retail store can be into a provincial medical care facility, school, or parcel of property designated as a college book.
Keep non-medical cannabis legal Adults that are 19 decades or older are able to:Have up to 30 gram of legal dried cannabis or the equivalent on their own person. Share up to 30 gram of legal cannabis with other adults in Canada. Purchase cannabis products from a Yukon Liquor Corporation licensed merchant. Grow up to four plants per household. It’s illegal to present non-medical cannabis to anyone under the age of 19 and also for anybody under the age of 19 to possess any quantity of anti inflammatory cannabis in Yukon.It is illegal and dangerous to drive while under the influence of cannabis or other intoxicants.