I learned of this from Canabis Compassion/FreeMyGreen website...and big thanks to Sushicat as well as Graywolf and Clinton for their informative work on this.
This is a hither to ignored part of our wonderful plant, most often discarded in compost heaps or garbaged.
I was amazed to read what sushi has found with these and had to try it.
Time has kept me from writing this up, but finally Graywolf has gotten me going again on this.
In reading sushicat's posts I learned that he uses this substance and makes it using a slow cooking method, and a pressure cooker, with fat being the carrier. He uses canola oil and pure butter I believe.
For this project I have used drinking alcohol to see if these substances can be transfered to healing hemp oil, and therefore help to heal our people that suffer from a multitude of illnesses.
To do this I have ground up as fine as I could with a food processor all the stems and stocks I had.
I put them into a sealer jar, with a ring and sealed it up, after allowing for expansion when warmed.
Then I used a canning method, hot water bath, to encourage the substances to go into the alcohol.
I slowly simmered the jar in a tall pot of water, keeping the jar raised up off the heat source at the bottom of the pot, and keeping the jar lid edge covered with water.
This was simmered for a day(8 hours), turned off, then simmered for another day, and then the alcohol was drained off and used in making healing hemp oil, in the way illustrated all over the site.
Simmering this in a water bath prevents the substances from being over heated, keeping them in a reduced temp within the correct range for keeping cbd's etc active.
Edited by jangel, 27 June 2010 - 11:37 AM.