Everything you need to know about cannabis sap
What is cannabis sap?
Cannabis sap is a term used to describe the liquid that contains most of the cannabinoids within a marijuana plant. It is also a certain type of cannabis concentrate with a texture and look that is sticky, viscous, and runny just like tree sap.
How is cannabis sap made?
Marijuana sap isn’t made so much as it is extracted from a cannabis plants bud flower. There are two different methods that are most commonly used to expose cannabis sap. Harvesting can take place in numerous ways including traditional methods that use CO2 or solvents like butane or alcohol.
Heat treatment- A rosin press will expose and help to extract the bountiful cannabis sap from cured marijuana buds.
Decarboxylation- Baking some nicely cured buds inside of an oven will also draw out the cannabis sap from the plant material.
How to use cannabis sap
Using this type of cannabis concentrate takes a little more work than regular buds, and that’s because of its liquid state which makes it difficult to burn consistently without an outside heat source. There are a few different ways that this marijuana concentrate can be used, all of which you will find explained in detail below. There are a few less conventional methods of consumption included, but all of them can be used to ingest cannabis sap.
Putting cannabis sap in a joint will take a bit of effort and must include the addition of either tobacco or dry marijuana to maintain an even burn.
- Line the center of the inside of a rolling paper with a small amount of cannabis sap.
- Fill the paper with tobacco or dry bud grind and roll it up just as you normally would.
- Now it’s ready to smoke! Light one end and take a few puffs gently. A slow burn is ideal for wasting the least amount of concentrate possible.
Most cannabis smoking devices are equipped with a bowl. Tools like bongs, weed pipes and any others that are meant for dry herb use will have a bowl that is designed to be packed full of marijuana. If you have cannabis sap, but do not have a device meant for marijuana concentrates, then this option can work with no additional investment needed.
- Pack the bowl on the smoking device and drop 1-3 drips of cannabis sap from a pin or similarly shaped object directly on top of the bud grind.
- Now light the smoking device just as you typically would, while trying to focus most of the heat on the center where the concentrate lies. This will help to burn it completely, rather than running down the stems and into the paraphernalia making it difficult to clean and wasting an expensive product.
Dab rigs are meant specifically for marijuana concentrate consumption and are one of the best and most efficient methods out there for smoking cannabis sap.
- Heat the nail using a torch to 550 Fahrenheit. This specific temperature is required to evenly heat all the liquid while still maintaining the flavor and taste.
- Use a dab tool to place some of the cannabis concentrates onto either the plate, or the banger of the device, and inhale through the mouthpiece.
Cannabis sap is excellent for vapers, but the type of vaporizer you have might change how it should be used with the device. Some vapes are only meant to handle concentrates that are reduced to a liquid with the help of a thinning agent. Others allow for directly adding of the sap to a bowl inside. Always check your user manual before putting any type of marijuana products through your vaporizer.
Marijuana edibles are one of the healthiest ways to use cannabis sap, and one of the easiest. Especially for those who have no prior experience with dabbing, smoking, or vaping. Just remember, this concentrate contains anywhere from 80%-100% THC and should be added to recipes with care. Typically, one teaspoon of cannabis sap is enough to infuse anywhere from 6-12 individual servings. You can add even less for a more mellow buzz, and it can be used in just about everything including cakes, candy, cookies, brownies, ice-cream, and so much more. Just be sure to account for the additional liquid being added to the recipe, and you can turn any favorite into a cannabis infused dish.
Cannabis sap can be used orally in the same way other marijuana oils are, by rubbing a small amount along the bottom gum line, or by placing some underneath of the tongue for fast absorption.
- Measure out one small drop of cannabis sap and rub it using an index finger along the bottom gum line or place it under the tongue.
- Do not eat or drink until the sap is completely absorbed.
These are just some of the many ways that cannabis syrup can be enjoyed using any type of smoking devices that you might have lying around. If you know of any other great ways to either extract, or use cannabis syrup, then we want to hear from you. Give us a shout out by dropping us a comment down below.
Cannabis sap is a term used to describe the liquid that contains most of the cannabinoids within a marijuana plant.
Sap from Cannabis
I wouldn’t call this an advanced technique, but perhaps this is replicable by others and could turn into one.
I had some extra medicine on hand and I was to harvest two plants. I thought I’d try out some new stuff, worse case scenario I trash it. Anyways, the plants had already been flushed properly – however I let the soil dry completely and fed the plants 2TBSP/gallon of molasses, let them eat and then flushed them out again and waited 2-3 days before harvest.
Both plants started producing excretions all over. I’ve seen this before, sap leaking from the stem of plants, however personally I’ve never seen it on the buds themselves. What I believe happened is the pores of the plants either get clogged and therefore “pop” for lack of a better word. Or, the plant liked the molasses better than it’s natural sugars and forced some of those out. Either way I’m going to try this on another plant and see what happens.
Is there a benefit to it? Probably not, but I’m going to get the substance tested. I’ve ingested all of the little sap pockets I’ve found and while it tastes like canna, it doesn’t seem physchoactive. Who knows, it could be loaded with CBD or something else. Nothnig venture nothing gained I like to say.
Which strain is this? I’m pretty sure feeding molasses only fed your (benes/micros) –im just using what others have stated — i got no PHd in Botany
Plants produce their own sugars (ie: glucose/ C6H12O6)
“The short answer is yes, sugar does help plants grow.”
However, excessive amounts of sucrose can be harmful to a plant.
For plants growing hydroponically or in a selective medium such as in a petri dish, sucrose is often used as a carbon source for sprouting plants.
Plants make sugars through photosynthesis by combining water and carbon dioxide. Plants use carbon dioxide as their main carbon source so they do not need sugar in their substrate to grow. But young plants and tissue plant clones that aren’t yet efficiently producing sugars through photosynthesis can benefit from the extra carbon stored in sucrose.
Sugar water used in a plant’s natural environment can also attract other organisms and bacteria. Although some may be symbiotic (help the plant), many can interfere with the plant’s growth or even cause it to die.
I’m not trying to jack the OP’s thread, but since we are on the subject of feeding your cannabis plants sugar –I just wanted to point out why people usually feed their plants sugary treats.
Most plants are photoautotrophs, which means that they can synthesize their own food directly from inorganic compounds using photons, the energy from light. They do this using a process called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis comes from the Greek word “photo”, meaning light, and “synthesis”, meaning to put together. The inorganic compounds are carbon dioxide CO2 and water H2O, and the energy source is sunlight. The end products include glucose, a simple sugar, and oxygen O2. The actual equation looks like this:
6CO2 + 12H2O + photons -> C6H2O6 + 6O2 + 6H2O
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Then through a process called carbon fixation, ATP (adenosine tri phosphate), a high-energy molecule CO2 (carbon dioxide) are used to create sugars. Some sugars produced, such as glucose, are simple sugars or monosaccharides. They are easily broken down by the plant and are generally used for energy. Some other sugars produced such as cellulose, are complex sugars or polysaccharides. Polysaccharides consist of a chain of two or more sugars and are usually used for lipid and amino acid biosynthesis. Polysaccharides are also used as a fuel in cellular respiration. Cellulose specifically is used as the building material for all green plants. It is the main component of all green plant cell walls.
Through the examination of the process of photosynthesis, knowledge is gained as to how important the sugars produced through this process are. The sugars and starches are vital to the plant. They are essential for cellular preparation, to maintain the plants metabolism and vigor. The sugars are even the building blocks that keep the very cells of the plant together. Now it is understood that plants have a great big sweet-tooth and are specialist at making the sugars they need.
Also many beneficial bacteria and fungi (aka. carbon fixing bacterial fungi) will live off of the sugars and will break down the sugars for the plant. This again allows the plant to use energy usually spent breaking down sugars towards other processes. The more beneficial bacteria and fungi the easier nutrients are absorbed by the roots. All this leads to improved flowering and overall health of the plants.
Greetings guys. I wouldn't call this an advanced technique, but perhaps this is replicable by others and could turn into one. I had some extra medicine on…