10 Things To Do With Bottom Shelf Weed

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Let’s face it: not every cannabis purchase can be top-shelf, especially when you’re watching your budget.

But just because it’s called “bottom shelf” doesn’t mean it lacks potential. Whether you find yourself with a surplus of less expensive cannabis or you’re simply looking to make the most of every gram, there’s a world of opportunity to transform these buds into something spectacular. From rolling classic joints to crafting innovative edibles, bottom-shelf weed can still play a starring role in your cannabis repertoire.

In this guide, we’ll explore 10 creative and practical ways to elevate your stash, proving that with a little ingenuity, even the most budget-friendly buds can deliver a premium experience.

1. Roll Bottom Shelf Weed Into Joints

One of the most straightforward uses for bottom-shelf weed is rolling it into joints.

This traditional approach allows you to enjoy your cannabis without needing extra paraphernalia. While the potency might be lower than top-tier buds, mixing bottom-shelf weed with a bit of higher-quality flower can balance the experience, creating a satisfying smoke.

It’s a practical way to use up larger quantities, especially when you’re hosting a group. Simply grind, roll, and light up—sometimes, keeping it classic is all you need to have a good time.

2. Create Edibles

Transforming your bottom-shelf weed into edibles is an excellent way to maximize its potency and extend its lifespan.

Start by decarboxylating your cannabis to activate the THC, a necessary step before it can be infused into food. Spread your ground weed on a baking sheet and heat it in the oven at a low temperature to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Once activated, you can infuse it into butter or oil, which then serves as the base for countless delicious recipes—from brownies to pasta sauces.

3. Craft a Tincture

For a versatile and discreet cannabis consumption option, consider turning your bottom-shelf weed into a tincture.

This liquid extract offers a quick and easy way to dose and consume THC. Start by decarboxylating your cannabis to activate the THC, just like for edibles. Then, soak the activated cannabis in a high-proof alcohol like Everclear, keeping it in a dark, cool place for a few weeks while shaking the container daily to mix the contents.

Once ready, strain the mixture through a fine mesh or cheesecloth to remove the solid bits, and you’re left with a potent tincture that can be administered directly under the tongue or added to your favorite beverages.

4. Brew Cannabis-Infused Tea

Creating a soothing cannabis-infused tea is another excellent way to utilize bottom-shelf weed, especially if you’re looking for a gentle, relaxing experience.

Start by decarboxylating your cannabis to activate the THC. Then, wrap the activated cannabis in a tea infuser or a cheesecloth tied with a string.

Steep it in hot water along with your favorite tea leaves or herbal tea blend for about 10 to 15 minutes. You can enhance the infusion by adding a dash of coconut oil or butter to the hot water, as THC is fat-soluble and this will help in extracting more cannabinoids into your brew.

This method is perfect for a cozy evening, providing a mellow high that eases the body and calms the mind, all while enjoying the familiar comfort of a warm cup of tea.

5. Extract Your Own Concentrates

Harness the power of bottom-shelf weed by extracting your own concentrates, like rosin.

Rosin is a solventless extract that you can make at home using nothing more than parchment paper, a hair straightener, and some good old pressure. Here’s how:

  1. Preheat your hair straightener to a low to medium setting (around 250-280°F).
  2. Place a small amount of your decarboxylated weed between two pieces of parchment paper.
  3. Press the parchment paper with the weed inside using the hair straightener for about 4-7 seconds.
  4. Carefully remove the plant material, and what’s left on the paper is your homemade rosin.

6. Make a Muscle-Relaxing Salve

Transform your bottom-shelf weed into a therapeutic muscle-relaxing salve to soothe sore muscles and reduce inflammation. Here’s a simplified process:

  1. Decarboxylate your cannabis to activate THC and CBD.
  2. Infuse the activated cannabis in a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil using a slow cooker for a few hours.
  3. Strain the oil, then mix with beeswax until melted to thicken the mixture.
  4. Add essential oils like lavender for extra relief and aroma.
  5. Pour into containers and allow to cool.

7. Infuse a Tipsy Drink

Spice up your gatherings by infusing alcohol with bottom-shelf weed to create a unique tipsy drink. Here’s a quick guide:

  1. Decarboxylate your cannabis to activate the THC.
  2. Place the activated cannabis in a jar with high-proof alcohol like vodka or rum.
  3. Seal the jar and let it sit in a dark place, shaking it daily for about a week.
  4. Strain the mixture to remove the cannabis, leaving you with cannabis-infused alcohol.

Use this potent infusion to mix cocktails that pack a punch, offering a creative twist on your favorite drinks.

8. Prepare a Potpourri

Breathe new life into your living space with a homemade cannabis potpourri using bottom-shelf weed. Here’s how:

  1. Mix dried bottom-shelf weed with other aromatic herbs like lavender, rose petals, and cinnamon sticks.
  2. Add a few drops of essential oils to enhance the fragrance.
  3. Place the mixture in an open bowl or tie it in small sachets to distribute around your home.

This natural potpourri not only utilizes less potent buds but also infuses your space with a relaxing, herbal aroma.

9. Craft a Cannabis Bath Bomb

Elevate your relaxation routine by making your own cannabis-infused bath bombs. Here’s a simple method:

  1. Combine baking soda, citric acid, and cornstarch in a bowl.
  2. Mix in CBD or THC oil extracted from your bottom-shelf weed.
  3. Add essential oils and a bit of water to bind everything into a moldable consistency.
  4. Press the mixture into bath bomb molds and let them dry overnight.

Drop one of these bath bombs into your tub for a soothing, spa-like experience that helps melt away stress and aches.

10. Donate to a Friend in Need

If you find yourself with more bottom-shelf weed than you can use, consider sharing the wealth with friends who might appreciate it.

Donating cannabis to a friend not only helps them out but also strengthens community bonds. Whether they use it to experiment with their own cannabis recipes or simply enjoy a relaxed evening, your generosity could make a significant difference in their experience.

Plus, it’s a great way to clear out your stash and make room for future favorites.

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