One of the simplest and sweetest ways to enjoy cannabis infusions is with a cannabis honey. A spoonful of higher CBD infusion in your coffee before work or a spoonful of higher THC infusion before bed is a great way to take your medicine. As the saying goes, “A spoonful of honey helps the medicine go down,” especially when we are talking about medicinal marijuana. CBD cannabis honey is great for those who don’t want to experience the psychoactive effects of THC and can provide sweet relief for chronic pain, stress, and anxiety. Parents who give their children CBD for ADHD, seizures, or any other reason might find this an easy and effective way for their kids to take the CBD they need.
Even before you add in the many medicinal qualities of cannabis, honey has many well-documented health benefits. Especially if you purchase unpasteurized raw honey products, you take advantage of even more health benefits than the stuff you find on the corner store shelves. Look out for interesting varieties at your farmers market, on the shelves of your local health food store, or even from the beekeeper down the street.
Using honey to support human health isn’t a new idea. Long ago, as far back as 4,000 years ago in ancient Ayurvedic medicine honey has been an important medicinal staple. According to this theory of medicine, it is useful for combating stress, sleep disturbance, cough and asthma among other issues. You might notice these are some of the same things people use medical cannabis for.
Research suggests that honey when used topically, may help to heal burns. Cannabis can also be used topically. The study authors theorize that this effect is thanks to honey’s natural antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Other research shows that specialty honey called Manuka honey (sourced from Australia), prevents the growth of the harmful C.Difficile bacteria.
Honey, and in our opinion especially cannabis-infused honey, is a powerful all-natural remedy for colds and coughs. The honey coats the throat, helping to reduce the annoying tickle. It also helps soothe a sore throat. The World Health Organization even recommends the use of honey as a natural remedy. If plain honey is so useful for cold and cough treatment, just think what canna honey could do.
Cannabis honey is an extremely versatile way to get your CBD or THC on…and just so happens to be really, really good for you.
Cannabis infused honey is an easy, healthy way to get the benefits of THC or CBD without the drawbacks of inhaling smoke into your lungs. Consuming your THC or CBD in edible form is also much more discreet than firing up a blunt, joint, or thai stick during your break.
Cannabis infused honey, like cannabutter, can be used for a wide variety of cooking purposes. For example, your cannabis infused honey can be:
- Used as a sweetener instead of sugar in any recipe.
- Stirred into hot beverages.
- Used as a glaze during grilling.
- Drizzled on toast or biscuits for a tasty snack.
- Slow cooker (Crockpot).
- 15 grams of your favorite marijuana (decarboxylated, of course).
- 2 cups of honey (local, if possible).
- Cheesecloth (10” x 10” or larger).
- Quart canning jar with lid.
- If you want to make less or more cannabis infused honey, mix with a ratio of 7-7.5 grams of cannabis for every cup of honey.
- Wrap the 15 grams of decarboxylated cannabis in cheesecloth and tie it closed with a small piece of string.
- Place the cheesecloth in the quart jar.
- Pour 2 cups of local honey into the quart jar.
- Place the quart jar in your slow cooker.
- Pour enough water into the slow cooker so that all the honey in the jar is surrounded.
- Put the lid on the slow cooker.
- Set the slow cooker to LOW and cook for 8 hours.
- Check back every 2 or 3 hours to make sure the pressure in the jar isn’t building. Crack the lid slightly and then tighten it back down.
- After 8 hours, turn the slow cooker off and let the honey cool. You can leave the jar in the slow cooker or take it out (watch out, it’s hot!).
- When the honey is cool enough to touch, remove the cheesecloth from the jar and squeeze out as much of the golden goo as possible.
- Don’t discard that cheesecloth! Use it to steep some tea.
- Put the lid back on, and store the jar in your refrigerator or in a cool, dark place.