Can’t find marijuana leaves for your pot brownies? Use cannabis flower instead!

by Mr. Strain

doh! no pot leaves!
Everyone has been asking the crew how to change the pot brownies recipe when using marijuana flower instead of leaf. Flower, of course, is the form of bud typically smoked. Only desperate, sexless stoners smoke the fucking leaves. Therefore, the leaves are only good for making cool shit like honey oil, cannabutter or weed oil.

Unfortunately there is no easy answer to the question of flower usage for the following reason: the variance in the delta-9 THC concentration among cannabis leaves is staggeringly less than that of the flower. Cannabis leaves are typically no higher than 1%, according to various sources. The same sources speculate flower potency ranges from less than 1% to over 14% THC which means you need either about the same amount of flower as leaf or way, way, way the fuck less. Because I like to get stoned beyond comprehension sometimes, I opt for the “fuck it” approach which consists of the following:

  • Measure out the same amount of flower material as you would leaf.
  • Make the oil and reserve the leftover pulp for shits and giggles

More on the pulp uses in the future.

Check back soon.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

shaman October 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm

You sir, are a dumbass. Why would you bother to make such a stupid post. No one sells leaves, and no one grows 1% THC cannabis (unless you grow males). Also, given your idiotic post, I doubt you understand that THC percentages pertain to the total cannabinoids of the plant, NOT the total plant material.


Mr. Strain December 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Don’t be a douche.

-Mr Strain


Mephisto December 28, 2009 at 10:13 am

It just means that some flowers are potent (Kush) and some aren’t as much (Big Bud).

If you use the same amount of Kush flower (or trim) as a weaker bud, you’ll have more powerful brownies. The only downside to this is that you’ll waste money that you could have smoked.

I know people who’ll use a LOT of crapweed flowers to cook with and just smoke the real medical grade stuff.


Jayyy February 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm



rabajoxx April 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm

i dont understand your anger shaman, i love to smoke pot leaves, sometimes i like to smoke early in the day but i dont want to get too high, then i put more leaf in my joint than bud…


D.Cash October 15, 2012 at 12:44 am

Lol ur no stoner if u talking too high real stoners don’t believe in too high haha


Shawn February 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Wow D. Cash…you can be too high. Your just fucked up at that point…sure that’s good, but try to get a mellow high and go with it…it’s amazing how clear certain issues in your life can become. There are many reasons to smoke, getting fucked up isn’t the only one, but it can be a good one. 🙂


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