I have these plants at around week 3 of flower:
C99 G13 Labs
Iced Grapefruit Female Sds
Lithium OG Kush Nirvana
Black Domina Sensi Sds
Cannatonic Resin Sds
Diamond Cookies Moxie
I trimmed some budlets and leaves on Friday, gently water-sauteéd them for around 5 minutes, and ate them. I had no intention of getting high (as I had to go to work later); I wanted the dark leafy green nutrition. To my utter surprise, I got high as heck, and it lasted all day.
So: this kind of destroys what has been said so much: leaves don't get you high
. And these were leaves without trichomes!! However, the terpenes
are most definitely present, and the leaves tasted peppery and pungent, with floral background.
45 minutes after eating them, I began to feel the high, and it got stronger over the next two hours. It had amazing medicinal effects for me, both mentally and physically. I realized afterwards that it would have been perfect with way less THC-effect. I got through my day at work all right, but I should have been at home chillin.
The terpenes are a crucial part of the high. From how high I was at this stage of growth, I think I would be terrified to re-try it with trichome-laden leaves; I'd be tripping for days.
Was there or was there not THC present? That is the question. Were THC and CBD creating the medicinal impact? If not, what was?
Was I lied to about how to get the effects of cannabis? Are the commonly-held beliefs about when and how it gets us high and pain-free all wrong? Or have they left something crucial out about cooking with fresh cannabis greens?
I will be working on how to store fresh leaves (I've got some frozen, and wonder how that will impact the result); or how could I extract from them? What is lost
when oils and extracts are produced? What changes when leaves are dried?
What was it about the fresh, young leaves and budlets that got me so high???
Why am I having difficulty finding any information about this?