If you are interested in edibles there is one really easy way to get started. The easiest edibles are “firecrackers.” These consist of graham crackers, peanut butter and cannabis.
While THC may increase the risk of psychosis CBD may actually help treat psychosis. How? An interesting study sheds some light.
Patagonia created an excellent video putting hemp into perspective.
It’s easy to make a homemade hemp salve to help soothe your achy joints. I use it at night for arthritis pain in my hands.
Raw, unheated cannabis contains mostly CBDA and THCA. They are in an “acid form” and not available at THC or CBD to the body.
A company called “Strain Genie” claims to be able to analyze your DNA and tell you how cannabis will affect you. You may get information on how well you metabolize CBD as well as suggestions as to which terpenes you might most benefit from.
I’ll list three methods that can be used at home. Before you start you should decarb most or all of the plant material (unless you want to include some THCA and/or CBDA in the tincture).
The slow method:
Mix your flower or extract in a mason jar with high-proof alcohol (such as Everclear)
An intriguing study from the United States has found that low dose CBD decreased anxiety in mental health patients with an anxiety diagnosis. It seemed to help sleep as well, but less so.