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Dried Leaf THC Content

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by SylvanElf, Oct 3, 2007.


    SylvanElf Well-Known Member

    For all you experienced growers and smokers out there, I was wondereing if you could help with a myth I have heard since the 70's.

    Back in the day, everyone assumed that the leaves were just as good if not slightly less so, to smoke. Popular culture also "thinks" that pot is just dried leaves. Now I know that the most THC comes from the well ripened female buds but...... do the leaves, male or female, actually produce any THC.

    If so, how much?

    Links to articles and such are also welcomed along with your informed opinons. Thanks! bongsmilie

    madcow Well-Known Member

    the leaves closest to the bubs are covered in thc I clip them off some times and somke'em you get a nice buzz.you can see the thc on them! :)

    rolln1up Well-Known Member

    All the leaves and steams have some amount of THC in them but the amount is small compared to the other compounds in the leaves. The beast you can hope from smoking raw leaves is a short lived buzz followed by a lasting headache. Vaporizing would be better idea if you have to, but beast of all would be to do some kind of extraction method.

    SylvanElf Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I was thinking along those same lines, using the vaporizor and all for extraction. I have also now read that the Male (or Femal for that matter)plant does not manufacuter significant amounts of THC until it is toward the end of sexual maturity (flowering).bongsmilie

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Yes, the leaves can be covered in trichomes, and although they have less resin than the flower, they can be very potent, especially when concentrated. I use almost all of the leaf that I produce to make cannabutter. If you eat a couple of my cookies, you could find yourself sitting on a curb watching traffic while drool drips off your chin. :blsmoke:

    HTH :mrgreen:
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    SylvanElf Well-Known Member

    Care to share your recipe for cookies? Also, what is the process for making cannabutter?bongsmilie

    zechbro Well-Known Member

    go look in grofaq

    kato88 Well-Known Member

    Ive smoked leaves off of my plant when noone had any weed... gives you a buzz (if your tolerence isn't too high), and it didn't give me a headache.

    Of course it's not my preference.

    CrazyChester Well-Known Member

    If get a pretty good buzz off the trim that is poking out of the buds. Not the full leaves but the trim. It rolls up nicely mixed with a little bud. Makes a leisurely smoke with a cup of Joe on a cool fall evening. Just smoke like a cigarette. It doesn't give me a headache.

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Well, this is the Harvesting forum, there's another forum for that, Cooking with Cannabis. Check it out, everything you want to know is there.

    HTH :mrgreen:

    starchland Well-Known Member

    same here...was a shorter high but nice and mellow didnt fuck me up

    Ganjagreenthumb Active Member

    lol i took sum water leaves off my girls their a month into flowering and put them in a bowl cut them to smitherins and took out all the petolies and rolled the remaning into a couple of balls let them dry out in front of a fan and i just smoked like 2 bowls and i must say im pretty blazed for leafs lol i can't wait to see how good the buds are gonna be

    KillerBeeZ Active Member

    I've smoked leaves at every stage waiting on the plant to mature lol

    they will all give you a high, but the younger the leaves, the less high... would not be so bad except the leaves taste really nasty, the earlier they are the worse they taste.

    I've also smoked early buds before they could dry out properly (quick oven drying) while you get more high, it still tastes bad... so it is up to your taste buds. if you can smoke the crap, by all means. What else ya gonna do with leaves aside from tossing them in the compost bin or making mediocre hash?

    rmel0622 Active Member

    just piss in my mouth

    Tanis83 Well-Known Member

    here ;) dry the leaves and use a butane extration.... all you need is a turkey baster, twist tie, coffee filter... 2 bottles of butane... a dish and your swag.....

    Just remember it's gas, do it outside... and not while smoking!!!

    it boils at 10C, so if you want it to go faster... do what I did... get a small pyrex glass baking dish, and put it inside of another dish with hot water
    takes about 10 min to do both bottles.

    Hobbes Well-Known Member

    I'm growing a strain called Big Laughing by Dr Greenthumb, the sugar leaves are so coated with trichs I put them in a seperate tray from my hash bucket. I let them dry overnight and vaporized them in my Volcano the next day - beautiful taste and a nice little 15 minute laughing high and about an hour of coasting happily. Can't do that with all strains but when you get one it's nice - while the plant ripens you can sample the leaf instead of the bud.

    malignant Well-Known Member

    i sometimes roll blunts from leaves they get me high, just lingering headache afterwards.

    thor420 Active Member

    yea ive been wonderin the same things. recently went dry an harvest isnt for another few weeks. i took alotta leaves that i had previously trimmed. they dried out in a box an at first i loaded a couple bowls. bout 4 bowls an i was feelin ok not really effective. later on i rolled a joint with the dried crushed leaves. lil bit of a bad taste but trust me theres alot worse out there. afterwards i was feelin the onset of sumthin. so i rolled another one. now i can positively say i am reasonably high. the same as mabye smoking a joint among three friends or so. That being said if a 2 joints got me between 1/3 an 1/2 joint high, an guessing that the weed i get is about 10-12% thc content (guesstimate) this proposes a range from 1 1/2%-to3% thc in leaves. these should be taken as estimates. im sure there are papers out there which would give more accurate details.
    If your broke an need to toke if you really gotta those leaves will smoke

    Hobbes Well-Known Member

    ***Double Post***

    I swear my post wasn't up there last time I looked.




    SweetTooth36 Well-Known Member

    Yummmm Cannabutter! Made brownies outta 2 oz of good bud yesterday after freezing it for a day... Brownies were beyond killer. Had me glued to the couch all day haha

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