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Does Chewing On Weed Stems Get You High?

If you’ve ever been short on bud, you may have considered toking or even chewing on the leftovers of your cannabis plant, like stems. Surely there must be some THC left in the stalk of the marijuana plant, right? Save yourself the trouble: smoking or eating your weed stems will do little for your buzz. Here’s why.

Chewing Weed Stems Gets You High: Myth or Reality?

Although there are some out there who claim to get high from chewing on leftover stems, this is a complete myth. Cannabis stems contain so little THC – which also hasn’t been activated with heat – that chewing on them in the hope of a little buzz will have zero results. Those who claim to get high from chewing weed stems are more than likely experiencing a placebo effect.

2 Main Reasons For Why Chewing On Raw Weed Stems Won’t Work

Eating weed stems will have the same effects as eating raw cannabis: none. Stems, like any other part of the marijuana plant, need to be decarbed – heated up for the activation of cannabinoids – for any effects to take place. We can take a further look to see exactly how and why eating raw stems will not get you high.

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First, Low THC Content

If you are wondering if eating weed stems will get you high, you might be disappointed. Stems have so little THC that you would need to consume an enormous quantity to feel the effects. Even smoking stems is not recommended at all and is the equivalent of smoking dried wood chippings – basically, far worse than smoking any kind of cannabis. If you want to consume stems at all, you must first decarb them, infuse them, and finally enjoy them as edibles.

Second, Stems Need To Be Decarbed

Weed stems, like any other type of cannabis that can be eaten, need to be decarbed to activate the THC. To decarb your marijuana stems, heat them in an oven at 240°F (about 115°C) for about one hour. After decarbing, you can then use the stems for teas or infuse them further into a fatty substance (like milk, oil or butter). To increase the number of ways in which you can use your stems, simmer them in the fat of your choice for at least 30 minutes before adding it to any meal. Even after that, however, don’t expect a mind-blowing kick; the effects of decarbed stems will still be extremely mild.

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Try These Ways To Consume Weed Stems Instead – They’ll Work

Even though chewing marijuana stems will not result in any psychoactive effects, there are other uses for your stems. Stems do contain minute amounts of THC, so if you save enough of them (several grams at least), you can use them to make stem tea, which is often regarded as the best use for your stems – just be sure to decarb your stems before consuming. You can also use your stems to make stem-infused alcohol, stem tinctures, stem-infused butter or stem hash.

Cannabis Stems Aren’t Useless… But Don’t Eat Them Raw

Now that you know you needn’t bother with eating weed stems to get high, you can start saving them for a nice batch of stem butter, stem tea, or any other stem-infused product you like. Share your stem-infused recipes with your friends and break the myth that chewing on stems can give you any type of buzz. If you find yourself itching to smoke or eat your stems, it’s simply time for some new bud!

Chewing on weed stems may seem like a good idea for getting high quickly. But don’t rush and read on to learn whether chewing on weed stems is really worth it.

Chewing Stems

RomperStomper
Active Member

Hey guys, I’m new, but this forum is really impressive. I’m glad I found it!

So I come from a little farming town and the local stoners have a practice of saving and chewing stems, claiming it’ll give you a little buzz.

Any truth, or just placebo?

k-town
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I don’t think so but I chew on stems every once in a while just for the flavor.

Welcome to RIU by the way, hope to see ya around.

1puff2puff3puff
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jomal206
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DaCDaC
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I dont think you would. Dont think that the THC content would be high enough in just a stem.

But i could be wrong.

Try it and report back : ) hah

LoganSmith
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Phynch
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iToke
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i was speaking to a mate about this the other day

i dont see how it would work coz there aint n e thing to activate the thc?

if this was the case then you could get stoned by chewing on a bud lol

adamr212
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Hiesman
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i was speaking to a mate about this the other day

i dont see how it would work coz there aint n e thing to activate the thc?

if this was the case then you could get stoned by chewing on a bud lol

twostarhotel
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thecloset
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Hiesman
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Smoke2Live420
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iToke
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Hiesman:no thc isn’t heat activated, you just have to get it into your system and it will “activate” on its own. You could eat a bud plain with nothing and get high but I wouldn’t suggest that, cause it tastes like shit.
seriously mate??
go swallow 3.5g of buds and tell me you feel stoned ?
if you could get stoned of just eating buds then obviously you would as it wouldnt damage your lungs at all and remove pretty much all health risks.
im not a scientist or anything, just a stoner who likes to know stuff lol
and from what i can remember you need fat or heat to activate thc, i know alcohol absorbs ths so i think it might activate it cant remember

when i say activate thc i mean get it so that your body can absorb it and you can feel the efects

i dont want to sound like a smart ass or anything im just trying to share info ive picked up over the years, and i dont mean word of mouth lol i mean stuff that at some point has been proved to me with some facts.

when you say eating buds i think you should explain that you mean when used in a stoner recipe not just eating the actual bud lol.

my English seems so bad tonight but i cant be bothered to sort it out. soz

Hey guys, I'm new, but this forum is really impressive. I'm glad I found it! So I come from a little farming town and the local stoners have a practice of…