“Leftover flower” might be the simplest description. Hemp CBD Shake consists of small pieces of hemp flower and leaves that break off of larger buds, generally as the result of regular handling. This includes the small leaves, often called “sugar leaves,” growing out the sides of a hemp bud that usually glister with trichomes. These are sugar crystal-like glands that get their name from their appearance; and they’re extremely important parts of the cannabis plant. After all, it’s where most of the plants cannabinoids (like THC and CBD) and terpenes are stored.
CBD shake generally costs less than CBD flower that’s still in bud form and one of the reasons why, is because the percentage of CBD is usually lower in the shake. Purchasing hemp shake all depends on where you purchase it, what you’re looking for — and how you plan to consume it.
If you grind your flower before using it, shake might be worth considering. RESART CBD shake contains is the “leftovers” from premium hemp flower. Not the trim, stems, seeds or stalk with exception of an occasional few.
Uses for CBD Shake:
Here a few ways that you can use “Shake” and not waste any of your cannabis flower.
Bakers and edible makers should take a look at hemp shake. If you’re making cannabutter, it doesn’t matter much if there are even a few small stems and leaves mixed in — just be sure to strain the butter well before using. This method does requires a bit more time and effort.
To make edibles, most baked bakers infuse butter or coconut oil with cannabis to bake with. In this case, with sugar leaves, it is advised to use double the weight you would with cannabis or hemp buds. Sugar leaves carry cannabinoids and terpenes in trichomes, the glands are far less concentrated on these leaves than they are on a nug.
CBD Tea. Steep in hot water and drink as a CBD hemp-rich tea.
Key ingredient in CBD cigarettes. Good quality CBD hemp cigarettes are often made out of shake. We recommend premium hemp flower shake, that contains no seeds, stems, stalks or fillers.
Using a vaporizer. Vaping is the perfect way to utilize your shake with little effort. Smoking the leaves could give a harsher taste, due to an excess of chlorophyll. However, with the evaporation of cannabinoids and terpenes vs. combustion make vaporizing flower a super tasty experience.
Pipe smokers might be interested if the quality is good and the discount is deep enough.
Pre-rolled joints. Many people use shake for pre-rolls. However, when you are purchasing pre-rolls, the higher quality ones are made with “premium hemp flower” that is rolled with the buds and contains higher concentrations of CBD. Because they come pre-rolled, it’s hard to know what’s inside.
Sometimes businesses will fill pre-rolls with hemp shake simply because they think they can get away with it. A lot of the pre-rolls on the market are made with a combination of plant material, and sometimes that includes smaller stems. That can make for harsher, less potent, and less flavorful smoke. Pre-roll experts say the surest way to know what’s in your pre-roll is to cut it open and examine its contents.
Always purchase from someone you trust.
Use them for extracts and hash. This is the most time-consuming way to use of shake is to turn it into extracts or hash. Methods like dry-sifting, CO2-extraction, ice water extraction, mechanical drums (and more) could potentially turn your “trash” into treasure.
It does take some time, effort and investing in the proper equipment. But as soon as you get a hold of this hash-making thing, you might just love it.
A final consideration:
Sometimes shake is combined from various strains, so it’s important to be clear on what you’re getting. If you are a medical patient, ask questions. If strain-specific effects are important for your treatment, you may want to avoid “assorted” flower or shake made from a mix of different strains.
Overall, shake can be a perfect choice, increasing convenience and cutting costs.