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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

How to Make Your Own Cannabis Flour for Edibles

Posted By on Wed, Oct 5, 2011 at 9:00 AM

click to enlarge Not what we mean by flour-pot edibles. - WORTHTHEWHISK

Cannabis butter. Love it, but unless I make it myself, I end up suffering from Geicoschizophrenia. Yeah, Geico. You know, somebody's butter will make you feel like a witty lizard, or a metaphor man on a microphone, or a disenfranchised caveman. I need more consistency with my cannabis edibles.

Revelation: you don't have to use weed butter to bake an amazing medical marijuana meal!

Duh, perhaps, from those well-versed in special herbs and spices, yet you'd be surprised at how many happy-go-lucky folks I've met whose eyebrows lift with intrigue after this announcement. Cannabis flour works the same way you'd use a good ol' bag of cooking flour. Think homemade biscuits and pancakes, or the batter base for some fried buffalo wings.

Whipping up some cannabis flour of your own is as easy as the Humpty Dance. But to do it right I recommend using the dry leaves you get from a growhouse after the trim session. Ask around: Chances are you're just six degrees of separation from a quiet garage that's just dying to get the excess leaves and shake out as soon as that last nugget is clipped.

You want leaves that are dry, and unblemished by chemical spray, redneck bacteria, etc. If you just use straight up kief and residue from the sticky buds in your flour, instead of ground marijuana leaf, the high may be too intense, because you'll have all the circus magic of the THC crystals but fewer of the wholesome Indica and Sativa vitamins you need to remain chill. For those who don't know, you've now been warned - kief flour will have you all types of jacked up!

As always, remove all the stems, seeds, and hippie hair. I go for the same unconventional portion I use for a batch of butter (the ubiquitous plastic convenience store bag full of leaves). First, chop the leaves super-fine in a blender. Then use a coffee grinder or food processor to get it as close to powder as possible. (Keep in mind that it won't be as soft as flour because it isn't grain.) Sift the powder for any remaining debris, and then, bodda-boom bodda bing - you've got yourself some cannabis flour.

I asked, "That's it?" the first time too. Really, that's it.

Once you've mastered the art of blending and grinding, why not elevate your game by trying to hook up some butterleaf flour?

Aurora Livione, better known as You Tube octogenarian sensation Marijuana Nonna, might have been the lady who plopped slime onto your cafeteria tray by day, but by night she's Wu-Tang serious about her ganja baking. On her buttlerleaf flour video, specifically for cookies and brownies, she gets serious with you punks: "I say it's for medical marijuana use only, and not for fun. If you want to have fun, grab a streetcar and go down to the beach and romp into the water."

Butterleaf Flour Recipe

1) Melt a whole stick of butter. Regular butter, dude. Weed butter+weed flour= going to work on Monday in pajamas. Just drop a stick of regular-ass butter in it.

2) Add two cups of your homemade cannabis flour.

3) Add 1/3 cup water.

4) Cook on low heat for one hour in a frying pan. Or 24 hours steaming in a crockpot. Pothead alert: Steaming means you fill the crock pot halfway with water, put the butter and ganja flour in a separate bowl, place it inside, and then put the lid on the crockpot. Doing it this way has very light and fluffy rewards.

Don't be afraid to just cut your green flour with regular flour too. That totally works. Just be sure your ratio is one cup flour to a half cup medical marijuana flour. Don't you just love weed? It cures anxiety, the queasy stomach , and Queen Victoria was prescribed some cheeba-cheeba to ease her queen-sized menstrual cramps. I'm sure if she were alive today, nibbling on a cannabis flour-based edible, she'd be humming "Hakuna Matata" in no time. If it's good enough for her, and Marijuana Nonna, what do you have to lose?

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