Cannabis trim, which consists of the leaves, small buds, and other plant material removed during the trimming process, still contains valuable compounds like cannabinoids and terpenes. Rather than discarding these leftovers, they can be utilized in various ways. Here are some potential uses for cannabis trim:
- Making cannabutter or cannabis-infused oils: Cannabis trim can be used to create cannabutter or cannabis-infused oils, which can then be incorporated into a variety of edible recipes, such as cookies, brownies, or salad dressings.
- Cannabis tinctures: Trim can be used to make cannabis tinctures by soaking the plant material in high-proof alcohol or glycerin. Tinctures can be consumed sublingually, added to food and drinks, or applied topically.
- Kief collection: Kief, the fine powdery substance consisting of trichomes and cannabinoids, can be collected from trim by using a sifter or grinder with a kief-catcher compartment. Kief can be smoked, vaporized, or used as an ingredient in edibles or concentrates.
- Hash production: Cannabis trim can be used to make hash, a concentrated form of cannabis, through methods such as dry-sifting, ice water extraction, or pressing with heat and pressure.
- Rosin: By applying heat and pressure to cannabis trim, you can extract rosin, a solventless cannabis concentrate that can be dabbed or added to joints and bowls.
- Topicals: Cannabis trim can be infused into oils, creams, or balms to create topical products that may help with localized pain, inflammation, or skin conditions.
- Composting: If you’re not interested in using cannabis trim for its cannabinoid content, it can be composted and used to nourish the soil for future plant growth.
Keep in mind that cannabis trim is generally less potent than buds, so it may require larger quantities to achieve the desired effects. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that the trim is clean and free of contaminants before using it in any of the mentioned applications.