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This week we were asked a marijuana question about cancer. Cancer is really a terrible disease and many say that marijuana greatly helps them with nausea and pain caused by the cancer. Here we are going to answer this medical marijuana question:
Help!!!! I have been cooking sweets (chocolates, cookies and candies) for a friend who has a lot of pain due to cancer. I have been reading lots of forums but get a variety of info. For medicating pain, not looking for a buz, what is the best extraction method and recommended dosage. I’m using a cheese strand and have bud and trimmings to work with. Trimmings are easier on the pocket but at times get a plant or two that isn’t fully mature to cook w/. Please please please let me know your thoughts. Friend also requested gummies the last time she was over. Thoughts on that as well. – Katy
First off, I am so sorry that your friend is suffering and I took so long to receive your letter. Hopefully your cooking has helped them have much relief.
Trimmings are great, but a plant that isn’t fully mature isn’t going to have all the medicinal properties you might need. Although, some people prefer trimming or bud from immature plants. The structure of the THC molecules evolve as it matures. You would be best to try and find a medication with high CBD. If this isn’t possible and you can only work with what you have… Take the trimmings and put them in a slow cooker with 2 cups of coconut oil (alleged cancer fighter!) Leave it in there for four hours. After this, let the oil cool and use a wire mesh strainer and store it in a glass container in the fridge. Then take the left marijuana put it back in the slow cooker with 1/2 cup of coconut oil and the water. Do the same process but after extracting put this in the freezer and scrape the oil off the top when it hardens. That way you will extract everything but have a more potent medication.
Don’t make sweets for a cancer patient. Sugar makes cancer much much worse. You need to do something like a smoothie.
Put kale, and other cancer fighters in the smoothies with organic strawberries, raspberries and other cancer fighters with 1 tbsp of oil. It will work fantastically!
Or just give them the oil and some smoothie recipes. Everyone has a blender!
Regarding the weed gummies: Pot Gummies are a decent way of medicating. Most people make them with hash and glycerin, oil or butter. The oil takes a lot more chemistry to pull off, the butter interferes with the texture of the gummy and the glycerine extractions always seen to be missing something. Maybe a few of the substantial number of compounds in marijuana aren’t transferred over into a glycerin extraction. Of course, this is just speculation. But many marijuana patients find a glycerin high much different than one from cannabis that has been extracted into pot butter or marijuana oil.
Thank’s for askin’