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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How To Make Cannabis Suppositories

Sometimes when folks are too sick to keep their medicine down then suppositories might be the answer.

Cannabis suppositories are just what the doctor ordered for patients who can't eat or smoke medical marijuana.

How To Make Cannabis Suppositories
(suppository kits, beeswax and molds are available in health food stores and online)

1) Pulverize the cannabis to dust. Blenders work best for this. Grind it up and scrape off the powder that sticks to the top. Don't forget to heat your cannabis at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes to decarboxylate the THCA into THC.

2) Melt beeswax in a double boiler. Caution, beeswax is flammable.Hot wax can cause serious burns. The safest way to melt the beeswax is in a double boiler. If you must use a microwave use a low power setting, stop when the wax is half melted and then carefully stir to finish liquefying.

3) Once the beeswax has melted, gently stir in an equal measure of medical marijuana powder. The resulting mixture should then be molded into shape while still warm.

4) Roll into cylinders or pour into a mold and when cool wrap and store suppositories in waxed paper.

Suppositories should be kept in a separate, clearly marked container inside your refrigerator.

How to Make a Medicinal Tincture

One of ole Bill's favorite ways to prepare medical cannabis is in a tincture.

Cannabis Tincture (Alcohol)

1) Soak the cannabis in water for a few hours, drain and repeat until the water comes out clear. (This removes the water soluble elements that we don't want.)

2) Dry the cannabis and grind to a fine powder. (coffee grinders will do the trick)

3) Place on a baking sheet and bake at 300°F for 15 minutes. (this decarboxylates THCA into THC and increases potency)

4) Remove from oven and place cannabis in enough alcohol to cover. One ounce per pint of alcohol is a good ratio. (The higher the proof the better, Everclear , 151 proof rum or vodka. DO NOT use isopropol or denatured alcohol if you intend to drink the resulting mixture!!!)

5) Simmer in a crock pot on low. You can tell when it's done when the pulp strained out looks like sawdust. Maintain temperature of the alcohol/cannabis mixture between 150°F – 165°F.

6) Strain the mixture through a coffee filter and store in a glass jar preferably amber. A dropper bottle will make it easy to measure out doses. (Easy does it! It may take up to two hours to feel the full effects so try one or two droppers full first and see how it effects you.)

The same procedure can be followed using food grade Glycerin instead of alcohol. It has a naturally sweet taste and of course is alcohol free.

This tincture can be used by itself or as an ingredient in other preparations.

How to Make a Lozenge

There's a whole heap of ways to make medicine from plants. Folks have been doing it for centuries. The easiest way is to just grind it up and make a lozenge!

How to Make a Lozenge

1) Soak 1 oz. of Tragacanth (available at health food or artist supply stores) for 24 hours, stirring frequently. Boil 1 pint of water and stir in the Tragacanth.

2) Beat to a uniform consistency with a wooden spoon then strain through cheesecloth.

3) Mix in enough powdered herb to make a paste. Heat your cannabis at 300 degrees F for 15 minutes to decarboxylate the THCA into THC. Add brown sugar or Stevia if you want to sweeten it up.

4) Dust a pastry board and rolling pin with icing sugar or corn flour and roll the paste out to about 1/2" thick.

5) When cool cut into lozenges, any size or shape you like. Let them dry and store in an airtight container.
Tired of being poisoned by them modern medicine varmints? Medical costs got you so poor you're drinkin' muddy water and sleepin' in a holler log?
Ever wonder what they did back in the good ole days when they were feelin' poorly? Well sir, they made their own medicine.

You're probably wonderin', "What did they use to make medicine way back then"? Well, I'm going to tell you.

One of the favorite medicines back then was Cannabis Indica. Yep, that's right, good ole fashioned marijuana.
It was one of the safest most widely accepted medicines in the world from cave man days right up to 1942 when the politicians in the U.S. government decided that they could make more money from the new synthetic chemicals and drugs that only masked symptoms. Why do you suppose that was? Well partner, turns out you can't patent a plant cuz' folks can grow it themselves, and that means they can't charge you for it.

In 1851 these were the reported uses of hemp extract:

"The complaints in which it has been specially recommended are neuralgia, gout, rheumatism, tetanus, hydrophobia, epidemic cholera, convulsions, chorea, hemorrhage" (Brecher, 1972).

Nowadays they found out there's a heap more diseases that it takes care of including cancer!

If you don't believe me then see for yourself!

Yee Haw! Just look at them little buggers drop!