True Blue specializes in weed flavor drops that can be used to enhance cannabis products in a variety of different ways. Our vast selection of terpenes found in cannabis enhance the smell, flavor, and also the therapeutic value of your favorite products, including concentrates and topical products.
Because our weed flavor drops are food-grade, non-psychoactive, and never made with synthetic ingredients like some of our competitors, you don’t ever have to worry about ingesting them. True Blue is committed to creating cannabis flavorings that are completely free from propylene glycol, which has been linked to health issues, as well as medium chain triglycerides, which have been linked to lung inflammation.
In this article, we’re going to go over the basics of how weed flavorings work and some of the various ways to use it.
Cannabis Oil and Where It’s Found
When you use a vape cartridge filled with cannabis oil, you’re actually consuming two primary ingredients - cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in your brain. THC and CBD are the two most well known examples and are responsible for the sensation of being high. One of the major sources of cannabinoids is in hemp oil. Hemp is a specific variety of cannabis that is grown for industrial purposes. It is also the source of CBD oil, which is cannabis oil with a low THC content, typically designed for medical purposes.
Recreating Terpenes from Cannabis
Terpenes, on the other hand, are the essential oils responsible for the flavor and aroma of a given strain. While both cannabinoids and terpenes occur naturally in the buds of cannabis plants, isolating and refining cannabis-derived terpenes is notoriously difficult and cost-prohibitive. For these reasons, True Blue utilizes terpenes derived from other natural sources and combines them to re-create the profiles of various marijuana strains.
Unlock the Medical Potential of Cannabis Tinctures
One of the most interest application of cannabis oil is in the form of tinctures. Tinctures are alcohol-based cannabis extracts that are perfect for users looking for a smokeless consumption method but don’t want to have to go through the work of baking pot brownies.
In fact, you can incorporate tinctures into a whole variety of meals and drinks without getting hit with too much of that cannabis flavor. Another advantage of cannabis tinctures is that they will last for many years when stored in a cool, dark location.
Lemon Drops: Candied Cannabis Done Right
Another delicious way to consume cannabis is with lemon drops. Lemon drops look like ordinary lemon-flavored suckers, but they’re infused with a strong hit of THC that will really pack a punch. While each brand varies, lemon drops have the advantage of being consistent in their dosage so you can calculate exactly how much THC you want to consume. They’re available on most online cannabis stores.
Cannabis for Foodies
If you feel right at home in the kitchen, then this might become your new favorite recipe. You don’t need any expensive equipment. As long as you have a crock pot you’re good to go.
Decarbing Your Cannabis
The first is decarbing the raw plant material. This is essential to ensuring your oil is pure. All you need to do is put your cannabis in the oven on high heat for roughly 40 minutes or until it’s dry and brown.
Next, grab some coconut oil. This will act as the solution that will absorb the cannabis. For every 1-1.5 ounces of ground herb, use 2 cups of oil in the crock pot. Leave on low heat for 3 hours then let it cool for 8 more hours. You can repeat this process to increase the potency so that every bit of THC and CBD are absorbed into the oil.
Strain and You’re Done!
Once the oil is cool, use a fine mesh strainer to pour the oil out. You can toss the plant material now and bottle the oil in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator.
Congratulations! You’ve now got your own homemade cannabis oil which you can consume orally, topically, or just add to your favorite food and drink recipes.