Everyone has been asking the WeedStrain.com 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.