The Wonders of Cannabis-Infused Honey
As humans, we are always looking for new ways to create innovative products and the cannabis industry is no exception. As cannabis becomes more popular and legalized all over North America, people are looking to create easy-to-use products such as edibles. From candy to salads, there are all kinds of ways one can enjoy edibles, and one of the most recent trends that’s sweeping the world is cannabis honey!
What exactly is cannabis honey? Learn all about cannabis honey, if it gets you high, and the benefits associated with this great edible form of our favorite weed.
Is Cannabis Honey Real? Does Cannahoney Get You High?
There’s one thing to clear right off the bat: cannabis honey isn’t honey that bees make from cannabis flowers. When bees pollinate, they tend to gather pollen from all different varieties of flowers and it gets mixed together in the honey they make. Some of that pollen could be from cannabis.
Even if the honey you get is made from cannabis pollen, but, it’s not likely to carry a lot of cannabis benefits. Most of the benefits you get from cannabis come from cannabinols, that is, THC and CBD. These chemicals are found in the leaves, stems, seeds and bud.
Beyond that, bees excrete honey after they consume the pollen that makes it. That means any cannabinol benefit would most likely be processed by the bee’s system.
So What Is Canna Honey?
‘CannaHoney’ is a registered trademark of one company that bills their honey as all-natural wildflower honey that includes pollen from cannabis flowers. Now that we have that out of the way, “canna honey” is honey that has been infused with cannabis oils. If you’ve spent any time on cannabis websites, you’ll know that you can infuse just about anything with canna oils, and honey is no different.
There re many benefits of cannabis: it can help to control chronic pain. It’s been used in the treatment of digestive issues from Crohn’s disease to IBS. It’s even had some effect in controlling the symptoms associated with cancer and AIDS. It’s helpful in reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. It’s even got benefits for controlling diabetes.
Honey, on the other hand, acts as an energy and memory booster. It’s a cough suppressant, helps to treat insomnia, has antibacterial and healing properties.
Honey is a skin moisturizer, immune system booster, cancer preventative, and treatment for sinus issues. It’s even good for treating acne, increasing the libido and treating herpes outbreaks!
Getting the Benefits of Cannabis Honey
People have been infusing substances since before we began recording history. From the very beginning of our records, we have stories from Ancient Egypt and Eastern Europe of using cannabis-infused honey in religious ceremonies. Today, we use it more for its flavor and its medicinal and health benefits.
Best of all, making it is a fast and easy process. The first step is to activate the cannabinoids in the honey. The process of doing this is called decarboxylation. Basically, it means you’re removing some of the acid from the plant’s chemical makeup. Heat is required to activate the cannabinoids in weed.
First, you’ll want to choose the right strain of weed to use. Different strains of marijuana have different flavours, and these will effect the outcome of your honey. You only need a small amount of heat—about 116 degrees Celsius (240 degrees Fahrenheit). Bake the cannabis for about 40 minutes on a cookie sheet, rotating it regularly.
Then you’re ready to take on the easy process of infusing your honey! It’s just a matter of putting your ingredients into a slow cooker and letting it cook for 8 hours.
This kind of cannabis honey will get you high, as it will include the THC as well as the CBD from the weed you use. It’s the best of both worlds!
Ways to Use Cannabis Infused Honey
While a lot of people will use their canna honey to get a buzz, plenty of folks out there are purely interested in the enhanced health and medical benefits you can receive from it.
Add cannabis honey to your food by stirring it into your cream cheese, combine it with walnuts, peanuts, or any other favorite nut or seed, then enjoy it as a spread. It makes a great addition to salad dressing, barbecue sauce or mustard.
It’s a fantastic addition to gourmet pizza, either as an addition to your marinara sauce or as a key ingredient into unusual recipes like pear, prosciutto and gorgonzola pizza.
When it comes time for dessert, infused honey is a natural fit. Use it as part of a syrup for ice cream, cheesecake, or even as part of a baklava recipe.
In short, there are endless ways to use cannabis honey!
Where to Buy Cannabis Honey?
You can buy cannabis infused honey almost anywhere you can get other edibles. Just be sure that you’re looking for cannabis or bho infused honey, and not cannabis honey made from cannabis flower pollen.
For more information on cannabis honey and other cannabis-infused products, check out our other blogs!