thc cbd honey

Thc cbd honey

This is Highly Recommend, a column dedicated to what food people are eating, drinking, and buying right now. Next up, contributing writer Jean Trinh makes a very relaxing case for CBD honey.

When I was growing up in a Chinese household, my family often turned to Eastern medicine to treat ailments—which is exactly what it seemed like Chen’s family was doing. She and her college roommate came up with the idea for the Feel Good honey—Potli’s first product—when she moved back home from college in 2015 and noticed that her mother, who has asthma, had been experiencing terrible coughing spells due to her allergies. Chen’s father had begun beekeeping to produce hyper-local wildflower honey he hoped would help her mother. And that’s when Chen had her light bulb moment: “I knew with all the inflammation that was going on in her lungs, CBD would absolutely help and also calm her down,” she says.

Potli Feel Good Hemp-Infused Raw Honey

Photograph by Isa Zapata. Prop Styling by Paige Hicks

I’ve struggled with anxiety forever. It comes in waves, and at its worst manifests as constant worrying, nervousness, and poor sleep. When the pandemic came along, all of those issues went through the roof. Like many others I was on high alert all the time, trying to navigate how to exist with a deadly virus running rampant while also getting regular life stuff done (in my case, juggling work with taking care of my toddler 24/7). My usual outlets for relieving stress, like going to the gym and grabbing lunches with friends, weren’t as easy to do in this new reality—and I needed help falling and staying asleep throughout the night.

Thc cbd honey

To make cannabis honey, you’ll need two ingredients: cannabis and honey. That’s it. I prefer to use a nonintoxicating high-CBD strain. In addition to these two ingredients, you can also add other herbs as well such as vanilla, rose, basil, thyme, rosemary or lavender. The combination of herbs can add both flavor and beneficial botanical compounds as well.

To make it at home, you’ll need to follow a simple three-step process. It begins by heating the cannabis in a process called decarboxylation which activates the herb’s beneficial compounds. Next, you’ll mix the herb with honey and allow it to infuse the honey under gentle heat. Last, you’ll strain the honey and transfer it to a jar for storage.

That’s why we use and recommend the Ardent Fx which is designed to activate these beneficial compounds efficiently. You can also use it to prepare infusions and baked goods. For people who regularly make cannabis infusions such as CBD honey or oil or other edibles, it’s worth the investment.

What’s in it?

For making the honey, you can activate your herb by baking it on a sheet pan; however, using a precision cooker designed for cannabis use will activate a greater percentage of these beneficial compounds.

Like CBD oil, cannabis honey is a simple herbal remedy that you can make at home. The process begins first by activating the plant’s beneficial compounds through heat, and then infusing the activated plant matter in honey.

Activating CBD

The beneficial compounds in cannabis, such as CBD, need to be activated in order for your body to make use of them. This process of activation is called decarboxylation, and it requires heat.

Once finished, you can use it as you would any herbal honey. It tastes delicious with notes of caramel, pine, and citrus, and works well spooned into tea or drizzled over toasted sourdough bread.