Old Hippie’s Complete Guide To AVB

AVB and measuring spoon

AVB (Already Vaped Bud, a.k.a. ABV (Already Been Vaped) and even “Vape Poo” by some people) is the shorthand term for cannabis that’s already been used in a vaporizer. You’ve already helped your medical condition, or gotten high with it, by using it the first time. And as they say on TV…but wait, there’s more! AVB will easily get you high again, and it can be used in a number of different ways, mostly pretty stealthy, because all the characteristic “weed smell” is already gone.

There’s more cannabinoids left in AVB than most people would dream of. That’s because we’re so used to the concept of “smoking marijuana”, and of course, smoking burns up everything, so there’s nothing left.

Smoking not only burns up your weed, it burns off your cannabinoids even before you can get to them. All the burning vegetative matter gives off all kinds of smoke — some of it that’s not too good for you — which makes you cough, and so you’re coughing out (and losing) big clouds of expensive cannabinoids. That’s just one reason why vaporizing is better than smoking.

And AVB is the next one, because saving your AVB is like having money in the bank after you’ve already spent it! It’s like Zombie Weed that lives again! Insert “green” recycling jokes here.

The only thing you’ll need is a handy container that you can keep right next to your vaporizer, so you’ll never forget to use it. I use a medicine bottle (sadly, with my health issues, I always have those around), but anything clean is fine.

AVB and measuring spoon
AVB and Measuring Spoon

All you have to do is dump the crumbly weed left over every time you finish your vaporization session into this container. Shake it up, baby (that mixes it, keeping it random). And…you’re done.

Important note: If you’re using a MFLB, please tear up the trenches first! This video shows how to “randomize” your AVB:

The beautiful thing about this whole procedure is you never have to worry. Should I put some fresh weed in my vape? Should I vaporize some more? Should I dump this strain out and start using a different one? It’s all good, because whether you vaporize it a lot or a little, at a low or high temperature, it doesn’t matter because it’s all being mixed in together for later use as AVB. So, in the immortal words of Blind Faith, do what you like at the time, because nothing will be wasted (except you, heh heh 🙂

And what can you do with AVB?

But don’t let me limit your ideas. You can use it in or on almost any food! ABV doesn’t smell much like weed (lightly vaped AVB smells kind of like Italian seasoning, while heavily vaped AVB smells more like burnt popcorn), and looks a lot like brownish oregano. In fact, if you got a shaker bottle of Italian seasoning and emptied most of it out, you could probably carry lots of AVB around with nobody ever the wiser.

Don’t try to smoke or re-vaporize AVB…it tastes terrible. It’s much better, easier, and more efficient to eat it in or on food, particularly food with a high fat content. But it works just fine on its own, because it’s already been decarboxylated so the body can use it directly through the digestive system. That’s why you can take it in capsules.

Old Hippie Has An Edibles Complex

However…don’t forget that you are now entering the arena of edibles, where you must be very careful of dosages and must also wait an hour or two to see how well you guessed. That’s why I always try to present doses at least safe enough for someone like me (who is still rather sensitive to most substances and still has virtually no tolerance buildup to cannabis).

On that basis, 1/4 teaspoon of ground AVB is an excellent starting point dose for healthy people to try mixing with their food; this gets me to a highness level of around [2] to [5], depending on what food I use it with. For a first-time, elderly, anxious user, cardiac patient, or someone with low blood pressure, you might start with 1/8 teaspoon instead, just to be extra safe.

As with all edibles, never increase the dose or take another until at least two hours have gone by (assuming you want more effect, of course), especially your first time. And don’t forget, either, that the effects of edibles last much longer than smoking or vaporizing, generally 6 hours at a minimum, so make sure your schedule is clear for the day until you know what you’re doing.

Safer Than The Average Joint

The thing about AVB that most people don’t realize is that it’s inherently about the safest (mentally) way to use cannabis, because the very nature of AVB means that a great deal of the THC is gone. THC is the main psychoactive component in cannabis, and it’s essentially the part that gets you high. It’s also the part that vaporizes at the lowest temperature, so it’s the first to be used up.

While the AVB in your dose probably has enough THC to get you high, it also probably doesn’t have enough THC to get you too high. So while you can indeed get pretty high using AVB, it’s much less likely that you’ll encounter problems like the anxiety or paranoia common when people get way too high on sativas or other cannabis strains with high THC content.

Another factor to this safety thing is that the lower THC usually means that the ratio of CBD to THC is higher. CBD has anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic qualities, and it also tends to “balance” the effects of THC. All this means that using AVB means you’re more likely to have a “good time” rather than a “bad trip”.

Artificial AVB?

If you want to try some of this stuff out, but you’re an inveterate weed smoker and don’t know anyone with a vaporizer, you can simply decarboxylate some weed in your oven. Put it on a cookie sheet or in an oven-safe bowl, and heat it for about an hour at 225°F (note: this will smell up your kitchen). You’re not vaporizing or losing the THC when you do this, merely activating the cannabinoids so your digestive system can process them properly.

Decarbed cannabis differs from AVB in one important way: it still has all its THC, so it doesn’t have the “safety factor” of AVB discussed in the previous section. In all other respects, it can be used the same way as AVB in food or capsules; just remember, it’s stronger because of the THC, so use less of it (start with 1/2 of an AVB dose to be safest).


Old Hippie is a father of two boys and thankfully living in California where all this kind of thing is legal. He started smoking marijuana in 1967 in high school, experimented with mind-expanding drugs of all kinds, and then straightened out 15 or so years later to become an airplane pilot. After being diagnosed with depression in 2000, he lost his job and most of the following decade to prescription medications (such as antidepressants) which sapped his energy and will. Finally, a chance conversation with a friend led to a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana (MMJ). This changed his entire life, health, and outlook for the better. BeyondChronic.com is his continuing story. It’s also his way to provide experienced advice on using medical marijuana effectively and responsibly, as well as advocacy, activism, and support for others. Old Hippie teaches about safe use of cannabis edibles, Canna Caps, vaporizers, dosing, and even microdosing.


And to think I have been dumping this out for eight long years. Is this ABV what the clubs use in their edibles? We have a club (now closed) that had a vaping space inside the club–wonder if they collect the Poo from their Volcanos and used it in their edibles….

Is there a way of boiling off the THC from bud/leaf before making your recipe for the canna capsules to leave mainly cbd/cbn content? I was thinking of putting the bud/leaf material in a oven safe dish in the oven at 160c (boiling off point of thc leaving mainly cbd/cbn). Would this work or will it just be decarbing it. This could be used as a great sleep aid if it works.

I mention this technique in my CBD article. It’s only really feasible if you have an accurate digital vaporizer or lab-grade oven, because most home ovens are very inaccurate and/or wildly overshoot the temperature you set them to. But you could always test yours while watching an oven thermometer, with no weed until you see what happens.

Hi there, I’m going to try making brownies from ABV today…I’ve been collecting for a while…but I’ve also put in my stems and seeds with my AVB should I filter them out before cooking or will they help? I’m going to blend my avb into a fine powder first…cheers

As long as you’re grinding them up good, you might get some extra stuff out of them. Please note: this works for cooking or extracting or even vaping, but don’t smoke ’em! Good luck! Nugs and hugs!

dear old hippy, the first ten times i toked, nothin (im implying i cant get high and never had a tolerance) then id randomly get so highid be like ‘dude where are we’ every five minutes. ive gotten weed with 2c-x analogues distilled in them (hallucinogenic amphetamines) i started getting weed again recently and i dont get high! i believe its because i like decarb (or yikes accidently) weed that has heroin in it. what happens when a weed trip starts? the world goes black and blink all of the sudden you dont know why your pacing back and forth? the guy i used to buy weed from used to pick peices out of the bag and eat it. i now suspect its because he liked the taste of whats in it. i havent gotten red eyed since highscool :/ thanks. -chased

Jake…I don’t know what kind of people you’re getting this weed from, but heroin? This I’ve never heard. None of this makes sense to me, unless you’re buying “synthetic marijuana”, which has absolutely no relationship to actual marijuana. Marijuana is nothing like a “trip” and in any case nothing like things going black. For your own safety, find some different sources!

P.S. And no, I have no experience with essential oils.

Thats crazy. Thats like saying “Whats the fastest way to take out the meat from a shrimp and throw it away so I can get to eating the tasty shell and tail

Results: The weed was heated to 160c for 1 hr and it was alot darker then AVB. Made canna oil and Ingested 5 drops and the result was a slight sedating effect with no high just a tired heavy eye feeling but not really bodily . I dosed another 5 drops and although I went to sleep there was a bit of a uncomfortable thc high effect that could mean that cbn is slightly psychoactive. When following your pot painkiller recipe with a mixture of mainly dried fan leaves and bit of trim and AVB the results were a better sedative effect, cleaner less thc high then bud, and didnt wake up as groggy. The next batch I will try with a little Soy Lecithin as its suppose to break up the granular more and increase the bio-availability of the cannabinoids hoping for a cleaner more bodily sedative effect. So far the capsules made with bud are more of a thc high and the capsules made with fan leaves, AVB, trim seem to be more more calming. This suggest’s more cbd type cannabinoids to counteract the lower thc content. The leaves, stem, trim obviously have more cbd then thc because of less mature or concentrated trichomes. So if a grower wanted to get more cbd from a thc rich plant they could veg the plant for harvesting just the leaves or maybe just bud for a very short period of time before they develop thc active trichomes and keep males to. Opposite to what a experienced grower does !

That may be some misinformation as after more internet research it suggests to
wait till buds have fully matured and trichomes turned mainly amber for more cbd and on another site they this is just a oxidation/degration of thc which is cbn not cbd?

If u put it in the oven to decarb it wouldn’t u also b vapin it at that temp. Wouldn’t that b the weedy smell in ur kitchen?? I tried it n the bud looked a bit Brown. Didn’t wanna waste thc bit wanna make my canna caps correctly. Can u just drybud really good n skip the decarb step?? Thx u

No, the temperature used to decarb weed is way below vaping temperature. That’s why it works! What you smell is the terpenes burning off, not THC. And if it turns brown, you did it right.

well you could, but it would take a very long time to dearb. We use heat to speed up the natural decarb process.

Does anyone else experience diarrhoea with abv use? Not sure of there’s something wrong with my herbs or if my body just doesn’t appreciate this method!

Are you extracting the cannabinoids from your ABV, or just eating it or stuffing it into capsules? Many people experience digestive disturbances from the plant matter; another reason we teach people how to make their own oil.

I just packed 2 capsules full of AVB and I took both of them and I feel absolutely nothing. I also ate a quadra dose of a Sativa Cheeba Chew one time and nothing happened then also. Am I just immune to edibles or am I doing something wrong?

Hmm, hard to say from here. I know some people are quite resistant to edibles, but try eating your edible 45 minutes after a medium-sized, high-fat meal (you can haz cheeseburger) and see if that does it.

if you cook it to high, like 250 deg. is it possible to burn off the THC? Since finding your articles, I have tried my own experimenting. I used the ‘oven vape’ method. But now seeing the ‘high fat meal’ comment makes we wonder if that is what I am doing wrong… I have tried sprinkling it in my salad, and sometimes it seems to work, other times not. I used some in my grilled cheese sandwich today with basil 😉 and nothing… have I cooked it too long, or do i just need to ingest WITH high fat stuff? trying to find more discrete ways to alleviated chronic scoliosis pain… you articles are the best!

High there…

If you cook it at too high a temperature, it is possible to burn off the THC, but 250F is nowhere near too high (in Celsius it is, though). You can even bake at 350F with no problems, but not too much higher than that unless you use certain recipes. Anyway, yes, the best way is to infuse it into high fat foods, so if you make some infused coconut oil and use that on your salad, it will work. The second best way is to eat it with high fat foods, so it should work in grilled cheese, if your cheese is fatty enough and if you heated it/ground it well enough. Check out the “Canna Caps” article and use steps 1 through 7 to make your coconut oil! Nugs and hugs!

Hi Old Hippie,

I really enjoy your site! I like that you’re up front with people if there is something you’re unsure about, and that you take the time to research what you’re unfamiliar with (I personally spend a lot of time using Google Scholar to look up articles related to the chemistry of cannabis from peer-reviewed journals). I have been experimenting with making edibles for the past 6 months or so with mixed results. I started making capsules a few weeks ago thanks to your canna caps guide and have had some excellent batches/experiences and others that produce zero effects. I vape daily so I consider myself a very regular user, and over the past 2 years that I have used cannabis it has been very evident that I have developed a tolerance over time. That being said, I have had plenty of edibles knock me on my butt.

However, on to my inquiry: I made these firecrackers last night (and ate them today) and tried two separate batches, cooked the same way (graham crackers and Nutella used, wrapped in foil), at the same time/temperature (22 mins @ 250° F). The only difference was the weed in each: firecracker (A) had 1 tsp of vaped weed, (B) had 1 tsp of high quality freshly ground weed. I ate (A) today ~30 mins after eating some Eggos with butter and syrup and coffee with cream, then waited 2 hours and ate (B) after I ate a bowl of butternut squash soup (made with cream). Long story short: I really did not notice much of anything. At some point 4-5 hours in I may have started to feel like they were just slightly starting to activate, but I can ultimately say nothing happened. Would you sooner suggest that I: 1) increase the temperature, 2) increase the cooking time, 3) increase the dose, or 4) all of the above? I figured I would ask you and also let you know about how my attempt at how these went… for science! 🙂 Thank you kindly.

Thank you sir (or madman :-)!

Well, first the Canna Caps. If you are using the same grade of cannabis at the same time and temperature it should go like clockwork every time, so I’m a bit mystified there.

As far as the firecrackers, “vaped” means different things to everyone; I have heard from a number of people that their AVB didn’t work well, and that’s usually because they are vaping it a lot longer than I am! Of course, the other factor is that I am pretty sensitive and anyone with a tolerance may find my recipes lacking in power, and that’s why they’re meant as a starting point. But with a teaspoonful, you should see something happen. So, even though I still haven’t done my big firecracker experiment yet (although I expect to get my special oven in the next few weeks), feedback from other readers indicates that cooking the crackers at a higher temperature for longer might well help. I would try about 275F and 36 minutes. Please let me know if this works. Nugs and hugs!

Hi there,
Great site and articles, esp the nutella! Do you recommend using abv in joints instead of tobacco? I am trying to quit tobacco but i do love a joint…

High, glad you like it!

Actually I don’t generally recommend smoking or vaping ABV, because it tastes terrible! But maybe it would taste as bad as tobacco and you’d be happy 🙂

It’s really best for making edibles with.

Nugs and hugs!

Hey man, yeah it works good as a filter in a joint, has no tobacco and makes it more smoother, less tickly on the throat,.

Wow! So i followed the recipe and in about 120 minutes i began to feel it slowly coming on. Very pleasant. I used a teaspoon of my vaped cannabis and ate half of cracker and i feel real good atm. –145mins in

I followed your advice for pizza, and also tried it with pasta. I used a little more than twice the ABV recommended because I was using 100% mexican ditch, so I knew it wouldn’t be as strong as the top shelf stuff. I ate two pieces of pizza and a bowl of pasta with a full tablespoon of ABV on each and 24 hours in I still feel nothing. What could be going on?

That’s what I was afraid of. Thanks for the response, and thanks for being here. It’s nice to have an Old Hippie to go to for advice.

My recipie:

1 tbsp gape poo finely ground in microwave safe bowl
2 tbsp coconut oil – liquid in summer up here
½ tsp stevia powder
2 squares dark (80%) chocolate
Cocoa powder

Place the ground poo in a bowl and add the coconut oil. Microwave 1 minute high. Add the chocolate squares and let sit and melt. Let sit overnight and then refrigerate until hard. Take a spoon to scrape up everything and refrigerate. Form into a ball and refrigerate again. Roll the ball in cocoa powder and refrigerate until ready to eat. This

My favourite thing to do with AVB is to make cannabutter. Then spread that on toast or put it in brownies or whatever. It only take an hour or two and is a really useful versatile way of getting mashed! 😀

Thanks for the info! what did you mean by: Important note: If you’re using a MFLB, please tear up the trenches first!

Hi! Great site you have here! We’ve been using a volcano for just over a year now and saved the spent bud from day one. It made sense in my mind that you would be able to extract from the spent remnants. My hopes were to leach out some of the other important cannabinoids for health benefits. I decided today to infuse coconut oil with some of the AVB and followed the same method I have used in the past to make butter ( first time using AVB, always used fresh plant for butter). I like the idea of coconut oil for its versatility. I plan to apply this topically as well as ingesting. My oil came out very, very dark green/brown. Is this common? I know with making butter in the past with fresh plant materials, I have seen a dark green finish, but I wasn’t sure what to expect from the AVB which was clearly brown/yellow spent bud. I’ll be waiting until the weekend before I nibble on any and see what I get out of it.
My understanding is that when you vape, your leaving behind CBD’s and other cannabinoids and primarily just getting the THC. Those left behind cannabinoids should be present in the oil? I have been buying very expensive CBD caps from my dispensary and when taken daily they do help with inflammation and the aches associated. I have using cookies that are equal parts CBD/THC and I enjoy them much more than ingesting the higher THC products. I am hoping this might do similar for me!
Thanks for all your great info!

Hi there! Yes, dark brown oil is quite common when extracting from AVB for the simple reason that the green is from chlorophyll and that’s one of the first things to be removed, as it starts decomposing at 306F, way cooler than what you need to vaporize THC. You can also take some of the infused coconut oil, mix it with some melted beeswax, and make a salve.

P.S. You only “leave behind” CBD when vaping if you stay at low temperatures, but you definitely get all the cannabinoids when you do a liquid extraction like this.


So, if I make a large batch of RSO using ethanol as my solvent and then slowly evap the ethanol (no higher than 170 F) after a few washes can all that plant matter be rinsed, dried and used for AVB? I guess the real question is does the solvent only affect the thc or does it also somehow remove cbd’s from the plant material? If the plant matter still contains CBD’s then I have been tossing a lot of good material out the trash. (legal medical patient and caregiver FYI)

Great site. I think I used to follow you on other sites of other natures if you are the same Old Hippie. Merry Xmas and good health onya.


Thanks for the kind words, but even though I comment on other sites, this (and reddit) is generally the only place to find me.

Let me reassure you on your process though. Dissolving cannabinoids in a solvent (whether it’s ethanol or naptha or coconut oil or butter or vegetable glycerin or butane) gets all of them (THC, CBD, and everything else), so when you’ve “washed” your cannabis a few times, there’s really nothing left in the plant matter at all and you haven’t thrown anything useful away. On the other hand, you might as well throw it away then because there’s nothing useful left.

That’s not like AVB, which is made when you make one pass through a vaporizer. Most vaporizers aren’t very efficient, so there’s plenty left in the plant matter afterwards, which is why we can recycle it as AVB. But if you put it through 2 or 3 passes, turning up the temperature each time (as some people do), you’ll be left with some very dark plant matter, and again there will be little left there to bother with.

Am I just really *really* high? I can’t tell if the grey borders around the text boxes for comments go all rainbow while you’re scrolling or not…if I am tripping a little and they arent, you should make ’em do that because it’s a pretty trippy effect. ????

It’s probably an artifact of your monitor resolution LOL…but that’s a good idea…make borders into animated GIFs and subtly mess with people’s minds 🙂

Hi, I’ve recently discovered AVBs (recently obtained a vaporizer) and curious about how ti use them in edibles!

I like to make stews in my crock pot and wanted to use some avb but obviously unsure about amounts… For first timers would you suggest half a teaspoon in stew?

Did you not actually read this article?

1/4 teaspoon of ground AVB is an excellent starting point dose for healthy people to try mixing with their food

I did but figured it would change due to amount of variables! Considering it’s a slow cooked stew that means more time to do it’s thing therefore stronger effect and number of servings for meals too

Ah, OK, now I understand. No, when I come up with my generalized guesses, I’m factoring in the expected strength based on medical grade cannabis. It could reach its maximum strength in your stew all right, but it still can’t get stronger than that! But by all means, better to be safe than sorry. It may take a few tries to get the right personal dosage, but then you’ll know what it is. And don’t forget, AVB is notoriously variable. Nugs and hugs!

Hi there,
My wife and I vape a small amount of decent quality weed every evening about an hour or so before heading off to bed. ( About 1/4 gram at 375 degrees F ). We get a nice little buzz and sleep very well and are able to collect about one tablespoon of ABV every week. After a few weeks, I run the ABV through a cheap coffee grinder and get about 2 tablespoons of powder. I add the powder, as is, into a Betty Crocker brownie mix and follow the simple instructions to make ” no frowny brownies “. Takes about a half hour start to finish. I serve them in 1 inch by 2 inch pieces. My 65 year old neighbour, King Julian, only needs 1/2 brownie to get high while I need to eat the whole brownie to have the same effect. ( I’m an old hippie too and obviously have a higher tolerance to THC ). By doing this, we get double the mileage out of a small amount of weed. Try it. If it works for you, share it with your readers. Cheers from Canada.

Just reporting in: I picked up a Magical Butter 2 to process years of AVB collection. We first tried a glycerin tincture and that worked pretty well. 500mL of vegetable glycerin and 60g of AVB. using it in a vape pen, it did provide a mild buzz. this was a test to see if AVB could really be processed to be psychoactive – there are so many different experiences posted on the net from “no” to “very” so we had to get the MB2 and try it ourselves. next we moved onto butter. 500mL of unsalted room temperature butter and 90g of AVB. made some nice peacan cookies with them. that also worked! 2 cookies are enough to get a decent buzz. certainly not as strong as flowers but still. so far we think the MB2 is worth it for processing AVB into useful edibles. thanks old hippie for all the advice on here!

Another great idea! I hadn’t thought much about using the Magical Butter Machine with AVB, but it makes sense due to the great blender in the MBM. Glad it worked out so well for you. Nugs and hugs!

I just put your “Everything about AVB” post and your MB2 posts together and cooked AVB. When I did the tincture, which was the first test, I didn’t like how the MB2 spun all the AVB up the walls of the MB2 – that means all that AVB that was flung on the walls wasn’t soaking in the glycerine. It did end up being psychactive though. I used 500mL glycerin + 60g AVB. This was the test to see if there was anything in AVB worthwhille – there seemed to be. so we moved onto butter and because of the strength of the glycerin decided to up the AVB to 90g to 500mL butter. In this case, I put the AVB under the butter, which was cut into small cubes. This wasn’t ideal because the AVB would heat at the bottom of the container, which is where I think the heating element is, and somewhat insulate the butter. but it did prevent the AVB from coating the walls. I want to work out a way to mitigate the AVB-fling issue. Maybe a metal disk that sits above the ingredients but allows the mix blades to stick through – like a baffle that prevents the AVB from being flug up. another idea is to bend the blades to that they shoot the material down into the container. I will need to do some experiments with this. But indeed, our AVB is definitely psychoactive and the MB2 does a good extraction. We made cookies and brownies and they both are good.

I make coconut oil infused with my abv all the time and its amazing. By far the favourite way to use it once its infused is to mix it with honey. I use the following ingredients:

1/2 cup of infused coconut oil (made from about 15g of abv)
2 cups of honey
1 tbsp. of Non GMO sunflower lecithin (it helps the body absorb the oil quicker and because its emulsifier, it makes creamy tea when added to herbal teas)
warm it all up to loosen the viscosity of the honey and liquefy the oil (about 50c)
and then use an immersion blender or a regular blender and mix them together. The sunflower lecithin will make them stay mixed and stable even at room temperature.
Finally enjoy it anyway you would honey.
I use about a tbsp. of honey for a good relaxing buzz with strong anti anxiety and pain relief for at least 6 hours.
I mix the honey with camomile tea at night or a peach or fruit herbal tea in the daytime and its tastes delicious and creamy.

This sounds very interesting, especially because we have a lot of infused oil around here and Felicity has around 25 pounds of honey from some huge container she got somewhere. And that sounds like a reasonable amount of lecithin too. Thanks for the recipe! Nugs and hugs!

Do you know anything about using cannabis infused oil as a topical? I have the product from the MB machine in coconut oil, (30 gm to 2 cups) and have rubbed some on sore neck. Seems it doesn’t penetrate, so nothing happens. Yet i know some people have store bought cannabis topicals who do feel something, in their head and on the sore spot. Any tips?

We have not actually made topicals ourselves yet, but I know that many of them have ingredients in common, such as beeswax, shea butter (or coconut oil), and possibly vegetable glycerin. I’m not sure what best aids THC in penetrating the skin, but even when it does, it should not get you very high because the skin doesn’t contain CB1 receptors. So a good topical should relieve your pain, but you will not necessarily feel high.

I just stumbled across this article because I was curious as to what other people do with their ABV.
I have a small dry herb vape pen, and decided to try dumping my gently vaped bud into my other herbs I use in my salad dressing.
It’s a few tablespoons of EVO, Italian herbs, sea salt, seasoned hemp seed salad toppings, and now close to a teaspoon of ABV over a spring green mix.
I’ve never tried this before, and it tasted great, but I’m slightly concerned about how strong this will be as I already feel it coming on only 15 minutes after I’ve eaten it. >.> I’d like to think I have a pretty high tolerance, seeing as I use flower and oil daily, but— not edibles. :/
See I was getting low on bud, and was completely out of my RSO that I take for inflammation and chronic pain, so I was trying to get creative with what little I had left of flower.
I suppose we’ll see how this goes.

We tried our 1st batch with the butter machine using PG and VG with an ounce of good stuff. It didnt come out very strong. Could we add more pot and rerun the cycles in butter mach to increase the strength? Also it is very cloudy…any way to make it clearer?

Wait, PG/VG…are you trying to make e-juice? There’s a whole thread on that which explains why it’s not very strong. And yes, if you want to throw more “stuff” in there it will get stronger, but since it’s e-juice it can never get very strong. As far as clearing it, I don’t know why it’s cloudy in the first place unless it wasn’t filtered adequately.

I have pretty severe COPD so my pulmonologist told me about vaping….went and got a great G Pen Pro and have not been coughing and enjoying a lot more.. I saved all my spent weed and today after finding a great recipe online decided to make brownies….was stressing about finding cheesecloth when Bounty worked just fine…it is much more simple than most posts show….I have been putting this off for weeks…….just put s1/4 oz. of oil and 1/4 oz. of spend herb in a pan simmer for 45 minutes on low prepare brownie mixture when canna oil is done strain over a couple of Bounty into mixture finish mixing put in pan and bake…….just tried one small brownie ….will get dose right ….Hope this helps someone

Do you have tincture experience? I have 2 sm.bottles started, 1 of raw weed and vodka (canada) and I bottle of AVB covered w alcohol. Wondering if AVB results would be equal to decarbed? Cause decarbing is an iffier ordeal. Dont trust oven, dont want to pay 330 CAD for pro decarboloxater. I read on ur site,that the thc is stronger in the decarbed? I use a Volcano mostly, at 185-90 ,i think celsius, which is less hot than 240 oven. I also stop before its burnt. So its amber. I also want to know about AVB compared to decarbed. I have a lot of nice amber-golden avb…would I basically get the same results in the calming ,soothing department with decarbed as AVB-ed? The raw is cause I thought that I wouldnt need to decrb. Usually, I just buy readymade, but its fun to experiment.

We actually have a whole article about tincture, but no, AVB can never be as strong as decarbed weed because you’ve already used up some of the THC.

You don’t have to trust your oven…verify! Buy a good oven thermometer for $10 and you’ll know exactly what the temperature is after you preheat it. Much cheaper than a $330 one-use gadget. And if you’re worried about the precision of your oven, what makes you think that I would know exactly what level of THC corresponds to “amber-golden AVB”? 🙂

Great read. You mentioned cannabis topicals earlier. I’ve used them for some time and if the micelles can cross the blood brain barrier efficiently, while still having targeted relief, I would concur that you could get psychoactive affects , maybe even from delta 8 as a topical if applied safely and correctly.

You would need to clean the area thoroughly before, take a Benadryl or Claritin, really any anti histamine, then dab the spot with DMSO ( don’t do this if you’re an idiot, this will pull anything on your skin or hands or whatever directly into your blood brain barrier.
You could get isopropyl to clean the area you are targeting. Upon it evaporating, and adding a 50-70% DMSO pharmacy grade dab on said area before applying your oil. Again, you wanna make sure whatever your product is has been tested for metals and flushed, which if you don’t know then don’t do this.

Again, I mention the anti histamines because I have auto immunity issues, such as allergies and asthma and a myriad of others. This method occasionally causes some slight itching which is alleviated by Claritin for me, but again I don’t necessarily condone you doing this. If you’re unsure, please do not.

The DMSO on its own, alleviated me from using Lyrica. The CBD and other cannabinoid topicals and RSO have legit stopped my legal opiate abuse.

Also, I love your shit. Would love to read on your opinions on the medical benefits of CBD and CBG flower in particular. Since I have arthritis and spurs and spinal issues, the roots as a topical seem understudied yet promising.


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